Pia Orleane, Ph.D., is an author, lecturer and former practicing psychologist. The recipient of an international award from Saybrook University for her research on the importance of natural cycles for life, she travels the world giving talks on the value of the divine feminine and natural cycles. She lives in Europe. Her new book is Sacred Retreat (Bear & Company). Printed with permission from the publisher Inner Traditions International. Visit www.InnerTraditions.com.