I’m an introvert so I’m always nervous walking into a group where I don’t really know anyone. I was nervous that I didn’t belong as my other profession isn’t an MD, ND, PhD, RD, or anything “science-y.” I was nervous that I wouldn’t have a professional voice or discover that my professional voice didn’t really mesh with Body Trust. I was nervous that I would be so triggered that I would shut down and not be able to continue. Oh, how that evolved! All of my nervousness was 100% unfounded and the week was truly magical in every way. My professional perspective was confirmed to me as valid both by the argue against (people resist what hits too close to home) as well as by an expert. The retreat was an excellent bonding experience for this very emotional work.