relax. connect. learn.

At Lime Retreats, you will discover new ways to connect with your strengths, change your perspective about your gifts, and become energized to use these gifts to enhance your personal and professional lives -- all while relaxing and connecting with new friends and colleagues in small, intimate settings.

Welcome to LIME. 



like spending time with your very favourite, smart, creative friends.

lime (līm/)

(origin:  Trinidad & Tobago)


1.  a gathering, with good food and good conversation.

2.  an event that leaves you feeling reenergized, even enlightened.

verb, limed, lim·ing.

1.  to relax and connect with good friends.

Lime Retreats and workshops help you focus honing your strengths, all while breaking bread and generally enjoying each other's company.

At Lime Retreats, you'll have:

  • a stress-free place to unplug
  • a safe gathering in an atmosphere of creativity
  • no-bull sessions on practical ways to focus on changing your world

The retreats are small -- no more than 25 people -- to maximize individualized attention, meaningful connections, all in a relaxing and restorative atmosphere.

interested?  come and lime.

the retreats


The LimeLight Sessions


If you're considering a career change, are in the middle of a personal life transition — or are simply looking for a way to add some happy moments to your life —this creative, fun-filled 2-day workshop will help you navigate and discover your own personal method of curating a meaningful life.

Registration for the October Houston LimeLight Sessions is now open -- click here to register!


Lime Legal Retreats


Just for lawyers:  Lime Legal Retreats are designed to help you connect and network with colleagues in a relaxed, casual atmosphere.  An event where you'll gain tools to better manage work-life balance & develop a legal practice that aligns with your gifts.  And a workshop where you'll be able to pick up a few continuing legal education credits.

coming soon.

photo by maile wilson

photo by maile wilson

Karen Walrond, founder

Karen Walrond is a writer, photographer, author, and speaker -- and that's just during working hours.  She's also a licensed attorney, and the former Chief Counsel of one of the largest software companies in the oil & gas industry and the former Chief of Staff of a Fortune 200 company.  In addition to her extensive legal experience, she is also the author of the best-selling book The Beauty of Different:  Observations of a Confident Misfit, and the creative mind behind the award-winning site Chookooloonks, a finalist in the photography category of the 2011 Bloggies. She is a TEDxHouston speaker and a sought-after keynote speaker, having covered topics as varied as journaling, creativity, photography, philanthropy, social media and women in leadership, and has appeared on both local & national television shows and other news media, including PBS, Huffington Post, CNN.com and The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Karen has a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Texas A&M University, and her Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Houston Law Center.  She is a licensed attorney in the state of Texas.


"Thank you Karen from the bottom, top and middle of my heart. Life changing moments are generally realized after they have happened ... it just got better and better as we went along. You are an amazing teacher/leader and I am very grateful to have been in your class. With your help, I'm on my way to awesome.
— Jill Finger

"(It's) like you have a magic Xray machine that shows us that we each have our own unique star shining within us, waiting to be uncovered to shine for the world. Many thanks, Karen, for offering this course, for sharing your personal stories and for showing me how to stretch myself farther than I ever would have on my own.
— Heather Koshiol

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