A Journey of Awareness, Understanding, Healing, Inner Peace & Health

About The Retreats...


Boulders of Life Retreats are inspirational, experiential and transformational retreats that were created to share with those who attend a deepened insight and understanding of their journey in life, and to initiate and/or advance healing and restoration on all levels... Physically/health, Mentally/thoughts and Emotionally/feelings... your energy field.

On the journey of expansion of enlightenment and healing, these retreats  addresses at a level of depth that allows for break-through and transformation, the body, mind and spirit and their innate connection. This is a vital component for authentic healing and sustained health to transpire. 

Healing of the body, the mind and of the spirit can transpire only from within... never through external sources. We can search externally for the rest of our lives in hope of the so-called next best thing, place or person; run from suffering, look to find inner peace and personal happiness... however, external replacement in an attempt to fill a void within us can work only for short periods of time, if at all. 

The perceived filling of this type of void via external means, (people, places or things) can never be self-sustaining. More suffering and a continued 'repetitive' cycle of the same 'story' in one's life will continue to reoccur until such time the person takes the journey deep within and gains an understanding at the foundational level the cause and effect of this cycle.

Learning what this void and cycle actually are and then learning how to heal it, is among one of the many teachings that participants of the Boulders of Life Retreat will receive during their retreat experience.

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Boulders of Life Founder

Kathleen S. McGowan

D.D.,C.M.A.,C.N.C.,R.M., N.A.M.W. 

The depth of Kathleen's insight and teachings as a health and nutrition mentor, healer and spiritual teacher comes from spending more than 35 years specializing in nutrition, natural medicine, energetic and spiritual healing. In addition to her extensive professional experience, the transformational insight she shares with others comes from a place of personal experience in her own life's journey and her continued spiritual growth that reaches over decades. 

Kathleen is known for her deep faith, kindness, compassion, empathy and for her health and spiritual teachings/facilitation. Her profound yet simple/ straightforward style of communication has already helped countless people throughout the world find health, healing, balance, inner peace and realization of their higher-self. Kathleen's touch on people's lives encompassing health, healthy weight loss/management and one's nutritional needs are centered around identifying areas of stagnate/blocked energy in the body, understanding them, and then teaching methods of release; which is one of the instrumental steps for allowing healing to transpire that Kathleen teaches.

In the journey of healing the body, mind and spirit, Kathleen teaches that expansion of consciousness and continued spiritual awakening/growth is necessary in order to obtain and sustain vibrant health, happiness, inner peace, and in discovering one's True-Self/Being and higher purpose.

Kathleen is an advocate for freedom from abuse, (human & animal); healing from the aftermath of abuse, and awareness of the worldwide human-trafficking epidemic of monumental tragedy. Her special calling and passion is in helping those who currently are existing in non-healthy/toxic/abusive (verbally and/or physical) environments, and for those who have already found a way to have removed themselves from such environments, yet continue to experience the aftermath, cyclical damaging effects and behaviors that are created when having lived/survived through such controlling, life/energy-robbing experiences, particularly when such is caused by (currently having or have had) a person(s) with a narcissistic personality in their life.

In deeply and personally understanding the dynamics and effects... physically, mentally and emotionally, that take hold within a person, and their life when having survived the toxic life-robbing drama that transpires when being the target of narcissistic abuse, Kathleen was led in her heart to create this series of retreats and specifically the 'Boulders of Life' 'Connecting-the-Dots' (CTD) retreat. This retreat is for those who continue to search for a greater understanding to the 'whys' to such abuse, those who are in need of healing, and for those who desire to create a new happy and fulfilling life for themselves..... a life where they no longer define themselves by their past and past conditioning. 

The (CTD) retreat is about HOPE... for when you've been the target of narcissistic abuse, regaining HOPE of you having a healed self and a healed life, is essential to you creating a new healthy, happy and fulfilled life. It must first be understood that healing from this life's trauma is actually possible! This path of healing is personally known by the creator of 'Boulders of Life' retreat's, Founder, Kathleen McGowan.

In continuing on her life's purpose and path of helping others, having over thirty-five years of experience in the medical, natural medicine, nutrition and energy healing fields, Kathleen also created of the 'Boulders of Life' 'Health & Wellness' retreat. This retreat focuses the tangible components of what is needed to be done in our daily lives from a health and nutrition standpoint. This retreat is a stand-alone retreat, however, it is an ideal foundation for attending the 'Boulders of Life'  'Stepping Into True-Being' retreat.

The 'Boulders of Life' 'Stepping Into True-Being' was created by Kathleen, based upon her many years of professional experience in assisting a countless number of people over the years; learned knowledge, as well as her own personal experience. Kathleen understands at a deep level how the Body, Mind and Spirit are directly connected, and why understanding this connection is essential for having, and maintaining good health. Kathleen understands at a very deep level that until a person takes the journey to transcend the necessary restrictive barriers that are holding them from Stepping Into their True-Being, that it is next to impossible to have true peace and freedom of mind, body and spirit, and to live to one's heightened potential.

Kathleen has spent considerable time over the years in Europe and in her studies in energy healing. She combines both her innate and learned knowledge and experience together with many of her teachings learned in Europe to assist others in their healing. She has traveled extensively speaking and training, as well as in her capacity as health advisor. In addition to live audience speaking engagements, Kathleen has been a featured television and radio-talk-show educator on health, nutrition and environmental issues, both domestically and abroad. She is a health & wellness mentor, healer and spiritual teacher whose foundation is solidly grounded in faith, genuine caring and love. 

Kathleen's desire and intention is to allow the light to shine through her as to heal, expand consciousness/love, and to help end suffering of humans and animals, globally.


Magnificent Location

Arizona's Triangle-T Historic Guest Ranch & Retreat Center is home to Boulders of Life 'Health & Wellness', 'Stepping Into True-Being', and 'Connecting-the-Dots' Retreats. Set amidst the magnificent huge boulder formations and healing vortexes in the heart of Cochise county, this property is the ideal location for your continued journey of healing and transformation to occur.

The Triangle-T Guest Ranch & Retreat Center has a long history, ranging for decades of being a spiritual and healing place. From the time of the Hohokam culture, and especially today with the healing energy on the ranch penetrating to the core of your being.

Come join with us and connect with the magnificence of nature amongst the captivating boulder formations and replenish your spirit!



The insight and teachings that participant's acquire during their stay at Boulders of Life Retreats is profound, yet presented in the simplistic teaching style that health and spiritual teacher Kathleen McGowan is known for. The teachings encompass the areas Health, (physical & emotional), Spiritual Awakening/growth and Connecting-the-Dots... understanding the after-effects of and healing from having existed in a toxic/abusive relationship.   

While on their journey of healing and inner peace retreat participants will travel and gain deep insight by heightened discovery, understanding and awakening in relationship to Physical body/health, Mentally/thoughts and Emotionally/feelings... one's energy field.

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WhO the retreats ARE For

1) Boulders of Life 'Health and Wellness' Retreat is for all those who genuinely want to learn what to do for themselves and their families in order to have good health. This retreat is for individuals who have come to understand that there is no-one better than themself to have the knowledge for what is going on with their body and health and who are ready to accept the fact that the only way to have and maintain good health for themselves and family is to take responsibility for doing so. 

This retreat covers not only the basics of nutrition, i.e. understanding how to read labels of what you eat and drink, whole-food nutritional supplements vs potentially poisonous synthetic vitamin supplementation, the importance of the quality of water you drink and of its alkalinity or acidity; this retreat also provides information that a person must understand in order to 'work with their body, instead of against it, particularly in regards to once and for all understanding the reasons and dynamics to the yo-yo of dieting cycle; enzyme deficiencies, low energy, excessive chatter in the brain, body type and much more.

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*This retreat is offered to: Women, Men, Couples, Groups, Organizations and businesses.

Note: Women exclusive retreats are available upon request.

2) Boulders of Life 'Stepping into True-Being' Retreat is for all those who are intuitively being led to attend this transformational retreat. This retreat is for those who feel a deep inner calling guiding them with an innate knowledge that the time is 'now' in their life to journey deeper inside themselves and gain greater understanding and clarity about who they are, who they are not.... their life journey and their higher purpose.

This retreat is for those that have come to the point in their life journey that they genuinely desire to gain insight to the root cause of suffering and to learn how to heal their body, mind and spirit, as to gain freedom from the suffering and to live enriched and joy filled lives.

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*This retreat is offered to: Women, Men, Couples, Groups, Organizations and businesses.

Note: Women exclusive retreats are available upon request.

3) Boulders of Life 'Connecting-the-Dots' Retreat was created for all women who currently are in or who in the past have lived/survived in a toxic/abusive  environment/relationship and for those who lived in a toxic environment during their childhood.

This retreat provides significant in-depth insight on multiple levels that are necessary to understand in order to answer questions such as: Q: What happened to me and to my life? Q: Why do I/have I allowed myself to be treated this way? Q: Why do I seem to always draw toxic/abusive relationships/people to myself? Q: Am I crazy or are they? Q: Is my life always going to be like this? Q: Is there such a thing as having a life not being afraid and walking on egg-shells?

The teachings in this incredible life-changing retreat help participants gain insight that is needed in order to understand the dynamics and effects which transpire within a person and in their life from being in or having been in such environments, and/or relationships. 

This retreat is  for those who continue to search for answers to the 'whys', for those who are in need of healing, and for those who desire to create a new fulfilling life for themselves, a life where they no longer define themselves by their past. 

Boulders of Life 'Connecting-The-Dots' Retreat truly is a life-transformational retreat that brings you on a journey of 'Discovery, Understanding, Awakening, Finding true-being, Transcending restrictive barriers, Healing, Transitioning, and Living a life of genuine happiness and fulfillment'... no longer in fear and suffering.

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Retreat exclusivity:

Due to the sensitive nature of topics in Boulders of Life 'Connecting-the-Dots' Retreat, this retreat is exclusively for Women.

Boulders of Life 'Connecting-the-Dot's retreat, exclusively for Men is scheduled upon request.

We thank you for understanding that we make every provision possible in assuring that your retreat transformational experience is all that it can and should be, and that your privacy is respecte

~ Uniqueness of Retreat Registration ~

Attend for as long as you desire/need...

As with all areas of Boulders Of Life Retreats, we have created uniqueness in our retreat registration program for you as well.  In always having our emphasis being 'you' and the experiential, transformational experience that you have during your time with us, an experience that you will take with you long after attending your retreat(s), we have designed a unique registration program to best serve you. We call it Boulders of Life 'Progressive' Retreat Registration.

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For those who choose to participate in our 'Progressive' Registration for two or three retreats, the following discounts on your retreats will be available to you:

• A cumulative discount of 10% for 1st and 2nd retreat cost, if attending within 6 months from the date of your 1st retreat.

• A cumulative discount of 15% for all three retreats costs, if attending within 6 months from the date of your 1st retreat.

• For those individuals and couples wishing to have a private consultation and/or healing session at the conclusion of their retreat, time will be made available for you based on schedule availability. 

(*) For those attending any Boulders Of Life Retreats, a courtesy discount of 20% on private consultations and/or healing sessions will be provided for you.


~ Boulders of Life 'Flexible Retreat Location' Platform ~


If you can't travel to Arizona, we'll travel to you!

Retreat Location Of Your Choice...  Boulders of Life is about helping people... in saying this, we want to do everything we possibly can to help share the life transforming information and experience gained through our retreats with all those who desire a greater depth of understanding, healing, freedom, and who desire becoming unstuck and move forward in life! It is for this reason that Boulders of Life Retreats will come to your area if you cannot/choose not to travel to Arizona's Historic Triangle T Guest Ranch & Retreat Center! We call this Boulders of Life 'Flexible Retreat Location' platform.

How it works... It's Simple!

Boulders of Life 'Flexible Retreat Location' is as simple as 1-2-3.

 -First... by sharing with others (family, friends, co-workers, groups, organizations, etc.) about the Health & Wellness, Stepping Into True-Being, and Connecting-the-Dots retreats, discover who desires, as you do, to attend a Boulders of Life Retreat in your area.

-Second... when you know of between 15 to 35 others in your area who wish to attend one, two or all three Boulder of Life Retreats, simply call us at +1 (480) 599-7396 or email us at ReachUs@BouldersofLife.com. (Note: Please refer above for 'cumulative Retreat discounts). 

- Third... We will then contact you and collaborate on getting a Boulder of Life Retreat(s) scheduled in your area!  It's that simple!... Book a Retreat in Your Area today!



Experience inspiring and transformative teachings, discussions and experiential activities with your retreat's health and spiritual teacher, Kathleen McGowan.

Gain deeper insight and understanding of the areas that cause blocks and fragmentation within you and learn how to release those blocks, restoring balance and harmony within, which allows then for such to transpire in your life.

Awaken your innate gifts and realize that the integration of those gifts into your life brings deeper understanding of your True-Being and of your higher purpose.



Arizona's Triangle-T Historic Guest Ranch & Retreat Center is home to the Boulders of Life Retreats. Set amid the magnificent huge boulder formations and healing vortexes in the heart of Cochise county, this property is the ideal location for the healing and transformation.

The Historic Ranch & Retreat Center is surrounded by breath-taking boulders and vortexes of energy that offer the perfect atmosphere for an opportunity of spectacular activities for individuals, groups, and couples.

Historical Facts:

Apache Chieftain, Cochise and his band used the ranch as a winter camp for many generations. The ranch also holds a centuries-old sacred ceremonial location among the boulders, complete with petroglyphs and rock carvings.

Many diplomats and dignitaries, including, President John F. Kennedy, General J. Pershing were among the ranches' distinguished guests. Notable artist, musicians, and writers have been inspired while working at the ranch and have included their impressions of the area in their work. 

The immediate area has served as the location for many motion pictures and television productions, including: the TV series,"Young Guns", the movies "Geronimo" and "Tombstone". Western films featuring John "Duke" Wayne, "duel in the Sun" with Gregory Peck, and the film "3:10 to Yuma", which starred Glenn Ford and Van Heflin were filmed on location at the Triangle T Guest Ranch, as were some of the original Lone Ranger movies.

Many of the landmarks and locations are still visible and accessible. Most recently, the ranch was the site of a television production by Kenny Rogers, "Psychic Kids" filmed by A&E TV, and filming of the final scenes of "To Kill a Memory" with Kix Brooks.



The Guest Casitas at Arizona's Historic Triangle-T Guest Ranch are the original structures carrying the amazing historic energy. Experience the originality, yet enjoy the tastefully furnished settings, all with your comfort and relaxation in mind. 

Each Casita is named after its most frequented historic guest. Amongst the casita names include: The Steve McQueen; Rockefeller; Will Rogers; Gregory Peck; Dorothy Mackaill; Vanderbilt; General Pershing; The Clark Gable Suite; The Glenn Ford Ranch-house; Tutt's Bunkhouse and John Wayne (The Duke's) Cabin.

Historic fact: Numerous diplomats and dignitaries including President John F. Kennedy, General John J. Pershing, and Dr. Leon T. Silver, a director of NASA (who had his Cal Tech geology students complete their thesis at the ranch each summer) have been among the ranch's distinguished guests.



Choose your freshly prepared meals from the delicious Triangle-T Historic Guest Ranch menu!

Daily group breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served in the Historic Triangle-T private dining room for Boulders of Life Retreat participants on retreat days, arrival and departure days. 

*Gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan and specially requested options will be offered.