The Winter Retreat


“I truly love this book. For some one like me, it really is perfect!” - @emrambles

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For Everyday Champions

Have the cosiest weekend ever without going away or spending a fortune.

When it’s time for some well earned TLC, the Winter Retreat is the perfect guide. A great gift for yourself or the other hardworking women in your life.

Why a Winter Retreat?

As the dark and cold draw in, winter urges us to slow down. Following nature’s lead, the Winter Retreat helps you take time to recuperate and reflect so you can nurture new growth and feel ready for the year ahead. 



Simple, soulful selfcare

9 experiences designed to restore different areas of your life. Enjoy fun, easy to follow activities that connect you with life’s simple pleasures and give you a chance to step out of the busyness.

Part guide, part journal

Designed and printed in the UK, the recycled paper pages are perfect for journalling your thoughts after each activity. Beautiful photos and quotes feature throughout to inspire you and lift your spirits.

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What people think…

“This book… allows you to get cosy and not only teaches you new things but also helps you navigate your mind and goals going into the new year.”


“I just started this amazing guide…called the ‘Winter Retreat’ and I wouldn’t enjoy this break from work any better than this! The current weather, mostly here in London, makes everyone feel so unhappy and with no strength whatsoever, and this guide leads you in so many different fun and restoring activities. I’ve just started my first exercise and I already feel more motivated for how much I love it.”

-Aurora, @auro.wanderlust

“I love how realistic The Winter Retreat is. Each and every activity is do-able. Unrealistic advice and tasks can often feel impossible, especially if we are feeling delicate. The Winter Retreat makes self-care easy enough to become second nature. With a little help from Build a life, we’ll soon be practicing self-care as part of our daily routine.”

-Chloe, just the three of us

“Thank you for my wonderful ‘Winter Retreat’ book. Working through it will definitely be accompanied by scones, jam and a pot of tea- curtains closed and fire roaring.”

-Wilma @beingatthecottage 

“Christmas is tough for me, especially with all of the food and social situations that can be quite overwhelming. Also, money. I panic every year that I can't afford the best things for my family. This book however has put my mind at ease. I love writing as a therapy, and the retreat gives you space to write down all of your worries. The self care grid at the start is such an amazing way to put our worries in order, and I am so grateful that I was gifted this lovely book!”

Yours Truly, G @yourstrulygx