Complimentary Spa Weekend Will Bring Winner "Back to the Garden": "Be Our Guest" Say Barnsley Gardens Resort & Award-Winning Author Patrice Dickey

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In March 2006, one lucky couple will win a fantastic, complimentary Spa/Golf weekend package at Barnsley Gardens Resort near Atlanta in the Blue Ridge. The spa getaway prize coincides with the pre-announcement of Patrice Dickey's new book, "Back to the Garden: Getting from Shadow to Joy," which won the first place for non-fiction from the prestigious Atlanta Writers Club (established 1914).

In March 2006, is the landing spot for a fantastic, complimentary Spa/Golf weekend package at Barnsley Gardens Resort near Atlanta.

The connection is the pre-announcement of Patrice Dickey's new book, "Back to the Garden: Getting from Shadow to Joy," which won the first place for non-fiction from the prestigious Atlanta Writers Club (established in 1914; resident ghost Margaret Mitchell). Its official publication date is May 26, 2006, in the full flower of spring.

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Feel the Love in Their Hands

The author, Patrice Dickey, expressed gratitude to Points North Magazine and Barnsley Gardens Resort for announcing and contributing to the relaxing, self-nurturing spa weekend escape being offered.

Thinking about her own recent experience at the Barnsley Gardens Spa she said, "Real LOVE was pouring through the hands of every one of the estheticians and massage therapists who cared for me.

"If you’ve been to enough spas, as I have because I review them for the leading skin care trade publication in the U.S., les nouvelles esthetiques, you know the difference between feeling the love in your spa therapist’s hands, or when they’re just in it for the tips."

Barnsley Gardens Spa has “it.” The place is a soothing paradise. Among other advantages of being in the country—the relaxed, loving feeling that the spa workers convey because they’re not stressed out by Atlanta traffic!

Spa and golf enthusiasts must visit and enter before March 31, 2006, when the winner will be announced.

The following is the write-up that appeared about the spa weekend getaway in Points North magazine, serving Atlanta’s fashionable north side.

Getting “Back to the Garden” at Barnsley Gardens Resort

Award-winning author, registered life coach and practiced yoga teacher Patrice Dickey is in her seventh year of revealing how to “Get the Life You Love” at Emory University’s Center for Lifelong Learning.

In both her classes and uplifting new book Back to the Garden: Getting from Shadow to Joy, Dickey shares the secret techniques she used in her own grand scheme to go from flat broke to meeting Prince Charles, all within a matter of weeks!

Find out how one cash-strapped graduate student was able to build a swimming pool in her own back yard and how an empty-nester went from being grief-stricken over her sister’s death to creating a fabulous new life as a holistic chef.

Add spa expert to Dickey’s extensive resume and one Points North reader is set for serenity. Dickey and Barnsley Gardens teamed up to offer a fabulous spring escape. Cultivate your garden — your inner strength, spirit and soul — while being pampered from head to toe at this Adairsville property, just 60 miles northwest of Atlanta.

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this romantic escape has a history of love, loss and myth. Its19th-century ruins and formal gardens enticed Condé Nast Traveler to name it one of the “World’s Best Places to Stay” in both 2003 and 2004.

Chosen randomly, the winner will receive a great getaway including two nights in a luxurious cottage suite, breakfast and dinner each day of the stay, unlimited golf for two on a Jim Fazio-designed championship course, and a 60-minute couple’s massage in the fabulous Spa at Barnsley Gardens. The sojourn is available from April 1 to July 31, 2006, and is based on availability. Blackout dates may apply and the prize does not include alcohol. Advance reservations are required.

The prize package also includes a complimentary talk from this award-winning speaker along with a book signing, perfect for a book club, garden club or women’s group.

Adding to the “cross-pollination” of the garden metaphor, the winner will pick up a $100 gift certificate from Dickey’s holistic, organic skincare Web site at

In addition, two runners-up will receive copies of her book, which the Atlanta Writers Club just awarded first place in their nonfiction category. Register online at for this package valued at close to $3,000. The winner will be announced on March 31, 2006.

Quote from the book:

“In the hush of an evening, sometimes seeing our breath hanging in chill air, we’re ready to step out gingerly, rock to rock amidst the grass; symbolically moving forward into places where we desire to invest more of our time and our essence, even without knowing exactly what that means, or what it might require of us.”

— Patrice Dickey, “Back to the Garden: Getting from Shadow to Joy”

Go to and enter right now, while you’re thinking about it! Or visit for your complimentary copy of the eBook 101 Simple Ways to Kick the Depression Habit and Get Happy Without Prozac.

View readers’ comments about "Back to the Garden" and order your own pre-publication signed copy online. The sites are linked for easy navigation to to enter the contest.

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