“Chrysalis is a special place and it’s the people who make it so.”

By Chrysalis School / July 6, 2017 / Comments Off on “Chrysalis is a special place and it’s the people who make it so.”

I’d like to congratulate you on the amazing team you put together at Chrysalis. My daughter began the program in 2017 after two months at a wilderness therapy program. Instinctively, I knew Chrysalis was the right place for my family when I read through the website and spoke to Carrie. The magic continued the moment…

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Community Involvement

By Chrysalis School / March 30, 2017 / Comments Off on Community Involvement

There is no denying that Chrysalis is located in a small town (which happens to only be an hour north from what National Geographic considers to be the 7th best ski town in the world), but unless you’ve lived in a small town you probably aren’t familiar with the incredible benefits of small town life.…

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Growing Excellent Leaders

By Chrysalis School / March 15, 2017 / Comments Off on Growing Excellent Leaders

As Dolly Parton says, “If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then you are an excellent leader.” At the Chrysalis School in Montana, the most anticipated trips are the two annual Leadership Retreats. These trips are by invitation only, with invitations extended to…

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Finding Strength

By Chrysalis School / December 5, 2016 / Comments Off on Finding Strength

We all have stories that have defined who we are in our life path. We get bogged down with past fears, relationships and familiarities. All in which have left us feeling as if it’s written permanently on our foreheads for everyone to read. In hopes of creating a clean slate, somehow, in someway, it has…

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Costa Rica Adventures, November 2016

By Chrysalis School / November 22, 2016 / Comments Off on Costa Rica Adventures, November 2016

Students and parents embark on a week-long Costa Rica adventure Arriving late in the day we pull into our cabinas in Nosara, Costa Rica. Our students are all exhausted from leaving Eureka 24 hours earlier but jazzed to get out to the beach and get into the ocean. Swimming and watching our first sunset in our…

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A Spontaneous Road Trip with Lasting Memories

By Chrysalis School / November 4, 2016 / Comments Off on A Spontaneous Road Trip with Lasting Memories

“We didn’t realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun.” The Chrysalis School is a bustling environment. Each day is structured with school, therapy, daily responsibilities and connection. Life is more than a routine, connection is made and found in these day to day activities. Celebrating a home life is something we…

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Seeing Mother-Daughter Relationships in a New Light

By Chrysalis School / September 20, 2016 / Comments Off on Seeing Mother-Daughter Relationships in a New Light

Every August, nestled on the shore of the beautiful Flathead Lake, is our annual mother-daughter retreat.  It is a time and space created with the intention of connection, fun, being together, making new memories, and healing relational space. As a witness to the process, I stand amazed at the amount of courage that was required to…

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Embracing Natural Beauty: Our Makeup Free Month

By Chrysalis School / May 9, 2016 / Comments Off on Embracing Natural Beauty: Our Makeup Free Month

I have the privilege of working as a supervisor at Chrysalis Therapeutic Boarding School for Girls and also have the background of being a professional cosmetologist. Ever since I started working at Chrysalis I have been in love with the work I get to be engaged in and I love when the therapeutic work the…

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The Mountains are Calling…

By Chrysalis School / April 27, 2016 / Comments Off on The Mountains are Calling…

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity.” – John Muir And I Must Go When people ask me what I’ve been doing in Montana for the past 7 months, my reply usually starts and ends with “I go…

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Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict

By Chrysalis School / April 11, 2016 / Comments Off on Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict

Hello Parents, Colleagues, and Friends! In the manner that we encourage growth and change in your daughters, we are engaging in some of our own. Over the last month, all of our staff have been reading The Anatomy of Peace, a book written collectively by the Abridger Institute. Today, I have given each student her own copy…

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