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Hi! I'm Susie Stonefield Miller and I am passionate about helping people like you breathe life into their banished inner artists. I'm an artist, teacher, inspired life guide, and a certified Person-Centered expressive arts facilitator. Think of me as the midwife to your creative spirit! More about me here.


Soul Journey is my incredible, life-changing,  transformational New Year's Eve retreat. And I want you to be there this year with us! Details below...

Join me and an intimate circle of beautiful, heart-centered women

for the most unforgettable New Year's Eve of your life.

Soul Journey is an all-inclusive creativity retreat in beautiful Mendocino county, California.

Fees (include ALL lodging, meals, materials, and programming):


$500 down saves your spot. Balance not due until October 29th.

Multi-payment plan also available. Click here to find out more!

Last year's Soul Journey Retreat sold out! At this early date we have only TWO spots left. Is one of them yours?

At Soul Journey: New Year's Eve Creativity Retreat you'll dip your hands into paint, share your stories, and celebrate in intimate, kindred community. You'll get clear on the kind of year you want to craft for yourself going forward.

This is powerful work.

I've changed my own life with the New Year's Eve practices I'll be sharing with you. And I know you can change your life too.

I am still in awe of my experiences at the retreat with you and the amazing women with whom I am now connected. Experiencing your retreat and learning art journaling and opening my mind, heart and spirit to the new at Soul Journey has changed my life. As I write, direct and produce the Third Act of My Life, I feel like I have entered an exciting and heart-full stage and it was your retreat that ushered in new and wonderful challenges.
— Leora B.

That's why I can't wait to spend New Year's Eve together.

Days of soulful creative play (art journaling and more), ceremony, and visioning the life of your dreams.

Words from recent retreat participants...

I came away with so much from your retreat that was truly priceless. The invaluable inner work that occurred was incomparable!
— Melaina Eller
I love how [the facilitators] are masters at letting us find our own way - gentle guidance was most appreciated; and their willingness to get “naked” with us was awesome!
— Sheridan Gold
You’ll be transformed.
— Melanie Kates

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Join me and my creative soul sister, Nichole Warwick for the juiciest, most auspicious, awe-inspiring and awe-wakening New Year's Eve of your life!

Nourishing art-making, nourishing food and nourishing connections...what could be better?


Find out about Nichole here!

Learn about my creative practices in the videos below.

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In this video I introduce my new year's intention-setting workbook that will be a big part of our process at Soul Journey.

This video talks about my New Year's practice of choosing a word for the year.

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At Soul Journey: New Year's Eve Creativity Retreat you will:

  • Join an intimate circle of kindred spirits for 5 days of unbridled creativity and visioning.
  • Close out the old year with a thoughtful, introspective review of what happened...and what didn't happen.
  • Learn and take home meaningful practices that you can use throughout the year to create a purposeful and fulfilling life.
  • Dance across the sacred threshold between the Old and New Years.
  • Nourish your creative spirit with days of art journaling, dreamboards, and more.
  • Nourish your body with delicious, organic, and lovingly prepared meals.
  • Nourish your soul with down time in the blissful comfort of a beautiful, country setting.


Take a look at the gorgeous retreat center where we'll be dancing in the new year here...

Read more about the beautiful program we've crafted for you here..

The New Year is a threshold moment. It's a moment to...

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Take Stock. look back on where we've been and--before we cross through that doorway--soak in how far we've come, what we have accomplished, and what not.

• How have I inhabited my life this year?

• What have I done that I can bring forward with me?

• What do I need to shed?

It's a time that is rich for reflection.

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Breathe. And then Listen.

These are days that make it more important than ever to make space for deep listening...listening to your innermost voice...your truest voice

It is ever more powerful to do this work with creativity and in community. When engaging the creative mind we give voice to our intuition, our core wisdom. That knowing is always with us--though we often are too busy and too distracted to listen.

That voice is our guide to live the life we are longing for.

The life we know we were meant to live.

Dream and then Manifest.

How many years have you gotten out your pen and paper and written down your resolutions?

How far did that get you?

I know for me, it didn't get me far, except into a shame-fest of everything I didn't change, didn't accomplish, didn't remember to do. Forget that!




  • 4 nights' lodging. (See photos here.) Shared rooms and baths (all close in proximity). ONE special individual room...lottery to be held for that room, closer to the date. $600 for that treat!
  • All of your meals daily. Lovingly prepared by our chef and retreat team. Mostly organic ingredients. Most dietary restrictions accommodated to the best of our ability (Lactose intolerant, no gluten, Paleo, vegetarian, etc.? Let us know when you register and we will do our best for you.)
  • All art materials (save for your art journal). Paints, stencils, stamps, collage, the usual. (You won't believe what Susie can pack in her van!)
  • Two facilitators! Susie and Nichole...magic happens when these two put their heads together!

Nourish your heart, your soul and your body. 



  • art journaling

  • intuitive creativity projects (inspiration cards, dreamboards, etc.)

  • movement (playtime, yoga, tai chi, and dance)

  • sharing of our stories 

Each day will include personal creative time (free for you to choose how you'd like to spend it...maybe a nap or a walk or a swim, or maybe time to sit and chat with a new or old friend...or more art making!) 

And...the art space will be open at night for those night owls who would like to keep working. :)

art journal page: "On a Journey to my Truth"

 Dreamboard, Word of the Year, 2015: SHINE

Dreamboard, Word of the Year, 2015: SHINE

 art journal page: "My Name"

art journal page: "My Name"

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This is more than an art retreat.

This is more than a New Year's Eve experience.

This is a life changing opportunity.

This is a chance to walk into your next year blooming!


An unbelievable opportunity to craft the life you dream of through creativity and intention with other like-minded women.

It's easy to blindly walk through our lives feeling like we have no options, other than to manage the chaos swirling around us.

Wouldn't you rather call forth some profound new insights about what you want in your life rather than go to that dreadful New Year's Eve party for the tenth year in a row?

Or sit home alone and wonder why? Or watch another football game and halftime show?

This is for you if:

  • You are a woman aching for a safe and sacred space in which to discover yourself.
  • You are longing for meaningful ritual and creative practices in your life.
  • You are tired of the same old, weary, superficial New Year's routine.
  • You aren't an artist, or maybe you are. It's for anyone no matter your art background.
  • You want, more than practically anything, your life to have purpose.
  • You want some guidance in creating that for yourself.

This is not for you if:

  • You are interested in a technique-driven art program.
  • You want to make beautiful things, rather than find beauty in the process itself.
  • You want to watch the Rose Parade on New Year's morning.
  • You don't believe in the magic of creativity.


Dates: Saturday, December 29, 2018 - Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Fee options: 

(includes EVERYTHING you need for the most magical and transformative retreat of your life: ALL lodging, meals, materials, and programming.)

  • $2100 Full price

  • Payment Plans


Cancellation policy: If you choose to pay a deposit to save your spot, your balance will be due October 29th, 2018. You will be sent an electronic invoice for the remaining balance several weeks before the retreat. Non-payment of the balance within that time will mean a forfeit of your spot and fees. All deposits are non-refundable.  If you cancel up to 46 days before the retreat you’ll get everything back minus the $500 non-refundable deposit. No refund for cancellations within 45 days of the retreat.