Deborah Santana Shares Her Journey to Peace

March 18, 2010 by Barb Scala  
Filed under Bloom Talk

screen-shot-2010-02-16-at-111720-amHer life goes way beyond the shadows of one of the world’s most famous musicians. Deborah Santana talks about her journey to peace and her service to women and children.

Guest: Deborah Santana
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Aired: Thursday, March 18th

Deborah Santana is an author, philanthropist, supporter of peace and social justice, and mother of three. Her memoir, Space Between The Stars: My Journey to an Open Heart, published in March 2005, is about her quest for self discovery going beyond the context of her famous ex-husband Carlos Santana, with a goal to give others encouragement and stamina to soar.  Hers is a voice of hope and joy for women.

Among many philanthropic endeavors, Ms. Santana is founder of Do A Little, a donor advised fund at the San Francisco Foundation, whose mission is to help women become healthy, educated and happy. “I want to support women as leaders, and as owners of our futures and to encourage women to grow in whatever ways bring happiness and peace.” She also produced a film, Road to Ingwavuma, about the services provided to children and families affected by HIV/AIDS as a result of a 2006 trip to South Africa.

Deborah believes life is to be lived with integrity, compassion and love. She will join us after returning from Kenya to see a secondary school for girls that her non-profit supports, and will share her personal stories of strength to encourage you on your own personal journey.

Deborah’s Website

April 10-17, 2010-Bloom in Italy

September 1, 2009 by Barb Scala  
Filed under Events, What's New

Join us for our Spring retreat in breathtaking Tuscany!


April 10 -17th, 2010
Tuscany at Ebbio

Imagine an 800 year old picturesque farmhouse ( “Ebbio” ) in a magical place surrounded by an evergreen forest that’s inviting, rustic and beautiful. (Think Under The Tuscan Sun!).  Now imagine time to savor a stroll through the woods,  the smell of fragrant air, the delightful company of wonderful women and all the other magnificent sites and flavors of Tuscany.

With an emphasis on living a balanced, happy, and fulfilled lifestyle (sounds ideal!), we’ll start each day with yoga and a breakfast chat about the “seeds” you can plant to sprout your dreams and grow your life.

Tuscan hot springs

Tuscan hot springs

Then its time to relax or join many excursions and venture through rolling Tuscan hills, vineyards and ancient country villages.  Enjoy a gelato or sip cappuccino along the way as you have fun and form friendships.

Each day ends with a wonderful evening stretch. Read more