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Looking forward to a happy, healthy new year!

clock January 3, 2017 06:13 by author MartiNunn
After a year of turmoil politically and internationally, we at Second Wind are now looking forward to the new signs of life and hope that every spring brings - to us and to everyone who visits Second Wind Retreat. These photos were taken by a recent guest who was inspired by the Retreat's natural setting.   

Capturing the Essence of Second Wind

clock October 29, 2014 07:14 by author Marti
This Spring, videographer Mike Bruno visited Second Wind with this fiance, Emilie. He shot this footage and recently sent me the completed video. He really captured what Second Wind is all about. Thank you, Mike, but such a beautiful gift! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRLvRzIQXqk&feature=youtu.be

Second Wind Wisdom

clock July 24, 2014 11:07 by author Marti
See our new Facebook feature "Second Wind Wisdom" based on writings of Retreat guests - and please like us on Facebook, too. Just click here: Second Wind Cancer Retreat

New Organic Garden Thanks To Home Depot Volunteers

clock June 16, 2014 06:56 by author Marti
On June 10, Team Depot volunteers got to work on the Second Wind raised get organic garden - adding soil amendments and planting our garden boxes with many different herbs, tomatoes, beans, eggplant, cucumbers, squash and asparagus. The Home Depot of Blue Ridge donated mushroom compost and other soil amendments as well as plants, and the Blue Ridge Dairy Queen provided lunches for the volunteers.  It was a wonderful day, and the plants have really taken off! Thanks to all the volunteers and companies who came out in support of Second Wind!

Donate (Painlessly) To Second Wind Using Amazon Smile

clock March 27, 2014 05:51 by author Marti
Go here for details: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-5598547 Second Wind Retreat Inc

Watch The New Second Wind Waterfalls Video

clock January 4, 2014 12:23 by author Marti
Our area in the North Georgia Mountains has an amazing number of rivers, creeks and streams. This new video shows a number of whitewater runs and waterfalls close to Second Wind Cancer Retreat - several that are on the property or within short walking distance in the National Forest. Click here and enjoy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3snUf9EiQTg

Home Depot "Springs" for 2013 SW Garden

clock June 11, 2013 09:01 by author Marti
Bright and early on June 6, Team Depot got busy weeding, digging and planting the organic summer garden behind Second Wind Retreat. Last year, Home Depot - Blue Ridge donated and employees volunteered to build and fill eight beautiful raised garden beds. This year, Home Depot donated plants, seeds, additional soil, garden fence and posts. After five hours of work, Team Depot volunteers stood back to admire the completely planted garden filled with herbs, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, beans, carrots, peas, sunflowers and more - plus a beautiful garden fence was installed to help keep out our persistent woodland critters. A big thank you  to Sharron, Leslie, Theresa, Dirk and Ginnie! Nobody on earth works harder than Team Depot volunteers. Last year's garden got rave reviews from our SW guests, many of whom had never had access to a garden. With the new plantings - and the new fence - we're expecting an even bigger crop for summer 2013.    

Relaxing October Retreat For Northwest Oncology Patients

clock October 29, 2012 11:23 by author Marti
One breezy Sunday in October, Kathy Poodiac rounded up more than a dozen of her oncology patients for a leaf-peeping drive to the North Georgia Mountains - and a lovely afternoon at Second Wind. An Oncology Physician Assistant with over 20 years of experience, Kathy prepared a delicious, healthy lunch then gave everyone the chance to visit with each other and explore Second Wind and its natural surroundings. It was a fun and inspiring day that gave Kathy's patients a break from dealing with illness, with the chance to just enjoy the beautiful, colorful season. Kathy has a new blog called "New Cancer Info Made Easy" that provides up-to-date information on new cancer treatments in an easy- to-understand format. Check it out at easycancerinfo.blogspot.com 

Healing Weekend At Second Wind Cancer Retreat

clock June 21, 2011 04:22 by author Marti
Second Wind recently hosted its first "Healing Weekend" for cancer patients. The weekend was organized and facilitated by Kathy Poodiak of Northwest Georgia Oncology Centers. In addition to relaxing, participants enjoyed Kathy's program themed "Finding Shelter In The Storm." Amazingly, as soon as Kathy ended her program, a big thunderstorm came rolling through the valley! Thanks to Kathy, Pam and Diane - and to Nancy Goodson for her wonderful signature vanilla pound cake!