This one-day retreat focuses on aspects of women’s health to help put a pep back into your step. Recharge your batteries and learn new life skills while meeting like-minded women. Early morning yoga, laughter and yoga, Qi Gong, holistic healing system (TFH), and more, plus nutritious snacks and vegan lunch.
Most wellness models in our western culture teach that the body is the foundation for everything in life, that without a healthy body everything else suffers. I believe this is backwards thinking. Your body isn't the foundation of your health. Your body is the physical manifestation of your life experiences. When your life is out of balance your mind gets stressed. And when your mind is stressed your body suffers. The good news is that you can make changes in your life, at any time, that can positively affect your health.
Unfortunately our medical system doesn't teach doctors, or allow them the time needed, to counsel their patients on the things that ultimately manifest in the physical body. So we need to take this responsibility on for ourselves. How do we do that?
Ask yourself what you think might be the root to your medical condition. Think beyond the conventional answers like "I need to lose weight" or "I am depressed". These may be true, but they're the symptoms. You're looking for the underlying cause. Dig deeper: Is your marriage on the rocks? Do you hate your job? Are you lonely?
Ask yourself "What does my body need so it can heal?" Yes, maybe you need antibiotics or some professional counselling. But maybe you need to finish that novel, hire a nanny, forgive an old injustice, or end a relationship.
Forrest Gump told us "Life is like a box of chocolates - you never know what you're going to get."
As much as that is true, I think life is more like jello. Partially set jello to be precise. You pour it into a mould and the rigid sides hold it in place. If you change the shape of the container, the jello follows the new contours, fills the new spaces. It's dynamic and flexible. But if you remove too much of the supportive structure it's chaos. It oozes in all directions, eventually ending up wherever gravity's pull is strongest.
So the trick is to strike a balance between being confined by rigidity and leaking all over the floor. The best part, unlike Gump's chocolates, is you can tell what flavour you'll get from the colour on the box.
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavour.