Healthy Habits

Top 10 Reasons You Should Retreat!

Top 10 Reasons You Should Retreat!

In 2001, I went on my first yoga retreat. It was only a weekend in Connecticut, not a week in an exotic destination, but it changed me forever. It showed me that I could really relax, learn new things, deepen my yoga practice, but most of all experience a unique experience with like-people who were also there to find respite from the usual busyness and possibly some clarity on life.

Self-Care: How Do You Know When You Need It (#28SelfCareHacks)

Self-Care: How Do You Know When You Need It (#28SelfCareHacks)

Self-care is a practice of paying attention to what you are doing and how you are being in life. It is taking care of yourself by attending to the wellness of your body, mind, and spirit. At the heart of self-care is your relationship and connection to self. It is understanding what you need to be your most constructive, effective, and authentic self. I believe it is essential to living healthy, wholeheartedly, and happy.

Self-Care: Go Into the Green (#28SelfCareHacks)

Self-Care: Go Into the Green (#28SelfCareHacks)

Immediately when I moved to the Berkshire Mountains in Western Mass. last Spring I felt a change in my being. At first I couldn’t tell what it was. I wondered if it was just the stress subsiding from a challenging move, feeling more secure as I got my feet on the ground in a new job, or just the excitement of meeting new people and being in a new place. After a few months in this inquiry, I realized what it was. My physical, mental, and spiritual Self was being renewed, rejuvenated, and healed by the beautiful nature right out side my window!

Self-Care: Be A Morning Person (#28SelfCareHacks)

Self-Care: Be A Morning Person (#28SelfCareHacks)

Are you someone who says “I’m not a morning person"“? Well, you could be a morning person if you choose to be. I’m the first person to admit that I love to sleep in but I have learned that there are so many benefits of waking up early (yes, I mean with the sunrise) and starting my day at this time never fails to be a little bit magical.

Self-Care: Ask for Help (#28SelfCareHacks)

Self-Care: Ask for Help (#28SelfCareHacks)

Today I want you to think of something you need help with. Big or small. And then ask someone to help you. Yep, you heard me. ASK. FOR. HELP.

Self-Care: Hydrate (#28SelfCareHacks)

Self-Care: Hydrate (#28SelfCareHacks)

We all know that we should stay hydrated but to be honest, I didn’t realize how many benefits we receive from drinking enough water each day. If you are hungry, hungover, tired, constipated, depressed, unfocused, have a backache….drink more water!

Self-Care: Eat Slowly (#28SelfCareHacks)

Self-Care: Eat Slowly (#28SelfCareHacks)

We are plagued by the “disease of speed”, and then try to remedy this by quick fixes that ultimately make us feel worse - like exercising too much, taking medications, crazy diets, etc. The real remedy for this is Slowing Down!!