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Nature Retreat at Kieve’s Kennedy Learning Center

Community Author: Diane Norton
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Simply Put, LLC | Contributed
Simply Put, LLC | Contributed

WHITEFIELD — Lee Ann Szelog, president of Simply Put, LLC, will present “Nature Nurtures,” a retreat to help comfort your mind, soothe your soul and calm chaos 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on June 10, at Kieve’s Kennedy Learning Center in Nobleboro.

Szelog of Whitefield is a keynote speaker, award-winning author, photographer and former lighthouse keeper who has learned first-hand the benefits of receiving nature’s gifts and now offers nature retreats to help people discover this precious source.

According to Szelog, exposure to nature not only makes you feel better emotionally, but studies indicate it also contributes to your physical well-being, reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones. “Nature has propelled my productivity, success, capacity, and contentment, personally and professionally over the past 30 years,” she says.

During her retreats, “Nature Nurtures,” Szelog guides participants to discover nature’s powerful therapeutic source that helps them enhance their physical and mental well-being. “Participants have the opportunity to experience life from a different perspective,” she says. “It’s a chance to slow down, to benefit from the miracles that nature affords us every day, awakening a peace within your heart that helps you to soar to new heights, personally and professionally.”

After enjoying a successful 28-year career as a marketing and training  executive, Szelog has been president of her company, Simply Put, LLC, for the last 11 years, specializing in presentations to help people, organizations and companies nurture change, growth and prosperity. She also works with her husband, Tom, using their words and professional photographs to entertain, educate and inspire people.

From living in a lighthouse on the coast of Maine to a log cabin in the Maine woods, the Szelogs have documented life, human and wild, in two quintessential homes. The result is the publication of two books; the multi-award winning “Our Point of View-Fourteen Years at a Maine Lighthouse,” featuring Marshall Point Lighthouse in Port Clyde, and “By a Maine River – A Year of Looking Closely,” which explores the natural beauty found in their own backyard.

Szelog has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, Country Living Magazine, New England Cable News, as well as many newspapers and television programs here in Maine.

The Nature Nurtures retreat was designed to be low-impact, making it highly accessible to people with a wide range of fitness abilities and conditions.

For more information or to register for the retreat, contact Szelog at by May 24, 2019.