The Power of Writing and Retreats for Self-Discovery and Personal Growth

In episode 14, we were joined by Jessica Bosch, an author and founder of Passion Point Press and Wilder Way Retreats, who is passionate about helping people find their voice and tap into their intuition through writing. Jess emphasized the importance of writing as a means of self-expression, and as a healing tool to help women become “healed, heard, and whole.” During the episode, she also shared insights on how retreats can help people connect with nature, further their personal development, and experience sensual, versatile experiences.

Jess has always used writing as a way to express her feelings freely and without fear of judgment. Writing has been a constant in her life, serving as a source of security, and she has even created a business out of her passion to support others in finding their voice through writing.

Throughout the episode, Jess gave examples of how writing has transformed her life and how it has encouraged her to trust her gut and create a supportive circle. She also emphasized the importance of creative goals and dreams, and how attending a retreat can help provide a much-needed change of environment to focus on personal growth.

These retreats are designed to cater to women of all backgrounds, and Jess emphasized the importance of taking care of one’s body, heart, and mind.

Retreats provide a perfect opportunity to learn, bond, and grow. Jess described an upcoming retreat, which will include cold plunging in a creek, yoga, meditation, journaling, and outdoor skills. Attendees will also be able to play with giant Belgium horses, which allow for a unique healing experience. The retreat focuses on stripping away surface-level concerns and focusing on personal growth, potential, and capability.


I’m excited to share some insights from our recent podcast episode in this blog.

Her journey as a self-published author, retreat host, and writing coach is truly inspiring.

Here are some key takeaways from the episode:

  1. Writing is a powerful tool for personal growth and self-discovery. Jessica shared how her own memoir writing was a healing process, and inspired her to create “Grit Matters,” a gratitude journal with journaling prompts to help others on their journeys.
  2. Creating space for self-care is essential for growth. Jessica talked about the importance of exploring activities that bring you joy and rest, such as yoga, meditation, and even horseback riding.
  3. Retreats can be a transformative experience. Jessica emphasized the value of all-inclusive retreats that are financially accessible, where you can disconnect from the outside world and focus on your personal growth journey.
  4. Self-care is not just about physical appearance, but feeling confident and sexy from the inside out. Jessica shared how her own self-care practices boosted her confidence and self-worth.
  5. Trusting your gut and surrounding yourself with support is key to success. Jessica encouraged listeners to stay true to themselves, listen to their intuition, and seek out people who will uplift and support them.

If you’re looking for a transformative retreat experience, be sure to check out the retreat in Montana this July, featuring horses, reiki, and cold plunging.

Thanks to Jessica for sharing her story and insights with us!

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“Stripping Away the Surface”: “I want to strip some of that away so that you really tap into who you are and what you’re capable of, because that piece is the most powerful.”

— Jessica Bosch 

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