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About Us

My name is Joan Nicholes, age 55 and a breast cancer survivor. 


I am a grandmother to three wonderful and facinating grandchildren.  I love to spend as much time with them as I can.  

Some of my hobbies include:  crocheting, loom knitting, cross-stitch, plastic canvas, scrapbooking & cardmaking.

I have done some traveling in the past,  I have visited some truly spectacular places such as:  New York, California, Colorado, Hawaii, North Carolina, South Carolina, New Orleans, Carribean Islands and several other places with my family as a child.  It has been over 5 years sincle my last trip, but in my dreams, I go somewhere different every day.


Many years ago, after the loss of my first child, I was diagnosed with Bipolar Depression.   I have struggled with it for a very long time.  It hasn't been easy for me nor my family, as it impacts everyone around me.

Five years ago, I lost my job because of the disease.  I was shortly, therafter, put on disability.

With proper medications and regular visits to my doctor, my depression is now under control.  I no longer have suicidal tendancies.  My life is falling back into place and is now stable.  It was a long battmle.  One which I am glad is now behind me.  I can now move forward with the next phase of my life.

That is why I have created What Women Love Retreats.

Every once in a while women's lives get a little off track.  It is easy to let depression sink in.  But it doesn't have to stay that way.

You can take a few days to regroup, become focused again on the things that are important in your life.  Family, friends, career.  Whatever it is you can rejuvenate your inner self with a relaxing message, a manicure or pedicure, a new hairstyle or make-over. 

It's amazing what a few days can do for you.

You can travel to new places you've never been before.   A new retreat happens every two weeks.  You can make new acquaintances that can become life-long friends.  You can learn new crafts, receive great spa products, go bicycling, or walk or jog on the trails.  Swim in pristine waters of a beach or pool.

Just take some me time and rediscover who you are.

You are amazing. 

What Women Love Retreats
Joan Nicholes, Owner
Phone:  281-608-0013
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