Women’s Wellness Retreat

This retreat is funded in part by donations to DCIS 411 and give wellness. Thank you to all who have supported and continue to support these nonprofit projects.

Plant-based food and wellness activities are complementary to all retreat guests. See agenda above by clicking on it. Sample plant-based food recipes are here.

Retreat will take place at my new home in San Diego (see photo of backyard below).

Please email me for information about accommodation and other details:

Email Donna: dp4peace@yahoo.com

Subject line: Wellness Retreat

~ Namaste ~

Donna Pinto

Founder of DCIS 411 and give wellness

A reporter recently asked me: “What kind of response have you had from other women?

My reply: ††

The greatest response over the last nine years has been the many wonderful women I have helped and have developed deep friendships with.

These women have become like family to me.”

About Donna Pinto

I am originally from New Jersey and moved to Los Angeles with my family at age 12. After graduating from San Diego State University with a BA in Journalism, I had a short-stint in magazine advertising sales before landing my "dream job" with Club Med. For two years I worked at resorts in Mexico, The Bahamas, The Dominican Republic and Colorado. My husband Glenn & I met in Ixtapa, Mexico and we embarked on a two year honeymoon around the world. This was also a research project for a book we wrote called "When The Travel Bug Bites: Creative Ways to Earn, Save and Stay Abroad." I am also the author of a quote book for new graduates -- "Cheatnotes on Life: Lessons From The Classroom of Life." In 1997, we settled in San Diego and I was blessed to work part-time from home for non-profit organizations while raising our two boys. In 2010, a DCIS diagnosis changed my life. DCIS 411 is the culmination of my on-going journey and discoveries.
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8 Responses to Women’s Wellness Retreat

  1. Lauren Schwartzbach says:

    I’d like some information about the retreat.
    Where it will take place. The cost. Hotels near by. What will take place.
    Thank you


  2. Teresa Milner says:

    I love this idea. I doubt I can afford it this year. Will you do it again?


  3. Kimberly Jones says:

    I KNEW this didn’t feel right! My recent DCIS diagnosis. The gynecologist, the imaging office, the surgeon ( who the gynecologist referred me to) the staff in the surgeons office. Even the day of my lumpectomy surgery, everything was so rushed. Right before they wheeled me into surgery the surgeon asked if I had any questions. I said I don’t think I’ll really need radiation. He was angry I said that and said I had to decide either lumpectomy with radiation or a mastectomy. He said don’t tell me lumpectomy and later come into my office with all your tubes for radiation pulled out! I thought that must happen a lot if he was angry about it. I definitely didn’t want a mastectomy so I went with lumpectomy knowing I’m really not accepting the radiation and tamoxifen treatment afterward . Here I am, 2 days after my lumpectomy and come across all this information and Donna Pinto. Everything she was saying in her interview I just watched on YouTube is EXACTLY how I was feeling. The entire guide wire procedure was so barbaric and not mention it was performed in a storage room in the hospital. I kid you not! My gut was screaming this is not right, I kept myself from standing up and saying enough of this. I couldn’t understand how stage zero is cancer. But everyone was pushing and rushing, giving a sense of urgency. They even moved my surgery up a week ( probably because they saw they might lose me) I’m so upset I didn’t follow my gut and take my time with all this. What do I do now?????


    • Donna Pinto says:

      So sorry….it pains me to read your story as I know this is simply the way it is for thousands….pressured and rushed into biopsies, surgeries, radiation, and drugs. Sadly most just believe the doctors are saving their life! Please read as much as you can on this site and join the FB group “DCIS — is NOT cancer.” Many women sharing stories , information and resources. What’s done is done. Now you can be empowered. With peace, love and light, Donna


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