Holiday for Solitude Seekers, 18th Annual

National Hermit Week is the venue to encourage solitary activities for creative inspiration, personal development, spiritual growth or sabbatical rest. Celebrated annually June 13-20, it is for anyone anywhere.
LOCUST GROVE, Va. - April 25, 2014 - PRLog -- National Hermit Week (June 13-20, celebrated annually since 1996) is a fun way to promote opportunities that are best pursued quietly and alone such as resting, reading, painting, praying, writing, thinking, appreciating, creating, introspecting, etc. It is for whomever wherever. All are encouraged to take time away from their busy and stressful lives to celebrate in person-specific ways.

About the Founder

Dr. Eleece Jel, former corporate educator and academic turned spiritually-minded contemplative and educator to the enlightenment seeking set, is founder of National Hermit Week. She observes, “What started out in the early years as a humorous way to bring attention to the benefits of spending time alone in today's modern chaotic world evolved into something larger with unforeseen sociological and spiritual implications. I keep the holiday going to encourage people in their hermit quests and to instill a sense of fun in a journey that can be profoundly life-altering. ”

How Others Have Celebrated

This event idea has been used by teachers and librarians to promote reading and writing activities as well as encourage the development of analytical/critical thinking skills. It has been used by counselors and Bible teachers as a unique way to encourage time for introspection. It has even been fodder for humorous commentaries in the media over the years, while inspiring others toward artistic and spiritual pursuits or creating the context for individualized paradigm shifts.

What the Public Should Do

People everywhere are encouraged to use this hermit holiday to take a personalized adventure in solitude. Says Jel, “Discover yourself by journeying within or going off-the-grid. Celebrate the contributions of others who indulged their need to hermit. Whether you seek inner peace, spiritual release or a moment's peace this eight-day week is for you. Our motto: ‘Don’t be a loner alone’.”  To know more, visit http://www.nationalhermitweek.org.

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Eleece Jel, Ph.D.
hermits@nationalhermitweek.org
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