Escape life’s hectic pace and carve out some time for your well-being. Discover the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of spending time in silence during a guided retreat at Mercy Center in Auburn, Calif. Explore this realm at your own pace with unstructured free time to walk among the trees, sit by the fountain or experience the labyrinth, an ancient symbol related to wholeness. Read, journal, meditate, sleep or take part in an optional one-on-one meeting with a spiritual director or other optional guided exercises. Enjoy excellent healthy food, your own room and plenty of time to be present to yourself and the beauty around you. You need not be Catholic or Christian to attend. Registration will close on Wed., May 8.