Maintaining Wellness During and After Divorce

Navigating a divorce is stressful and unpredictable.  Regular exercise and a healthy diet go a long way in managing our stress and making us feel a whole lot better in general. A grounding activity like yoga or Pilates is relaxing and helpful. Maintaining healthy habits and taking care of ourselves is vital during this uncertain time.

This is a guest blog post by Sandra Hughes from Silvernest.

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Cleansing Retreats: Eliminate Stress and Clear Your Body

Even the best computer needs to be restarted every once in a while. Between the toxins and chemicals in most modern western foods to the particles in the air we breathe to the stress that we put ourselves under at work and home, there are times when what you need more than anything is a chance to clear out the mind and body and start fresh once again.

This is a guest blog post by Paige Reist from The Art of Living Retreat Center, located in Boone, North Carolina.

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A Visit to Finca Luna Nueva with Six Petals Retreats

We pull up on a gravel road and are immediately greeted with warm smiles and a tray of freshly prepared fruit smoothies that quickly quench our thirst. The staff at Finca Luna Nueva, a beautiful retreat center just east of Arenal Volcano, introduce themselves and tell us about the sustainable rainforest eco-lodge hotel that seamlessly blends biodynamic farming with the natural jungle habitat in Costa Rica. As if on cue, we notice a sloth and her baby hanging from the branches of a nearby tree. We are excited to be surrounded by the sights and sounds of such a vibrant landscape for the next five days.

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What are Spiritual Healing Retreats?

Spirituality is not just about religion. It is about the connection you feel to the world as a whole. Human beings were not meant to feel alone. We are social animals that have, throughout our history, felt ourselves as a part of nature – one that has its own spirit, and is not simply a vessel of nerves and muscles. It’s not uncommon to find yourself drifting away from that feeling of soul and spirit.

This is a guest blog post by Paige Reist from The Art of Living Retreat Center, located in Boone, North Carolina.

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Interview: A Conversation with Téana David, founder of Six Petals Retreats

I met Téana David, founder of Six Petals Retreats, when I contacted her regarding her upcoming Pilates and Plants Retreat in Costa Rica (March 2019). Téana is also an herbalist and director at Deepak HomeBase at ABC Home in New York City, where she curates events featuring spiritual teachers and environmental leaders. She has a treasure trove of experiences that she’s gathered from her journey as a healer - with meditation, Pilates, yoga, herbal medicine, and wellness event planning, all of which I find to be an inspiring and impactful combination.

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A Visit to Mystica Lodge & Retreat Center in Costa Rica

It was February, in the depths of a Northeastern winter. I landed in Costa Rica and could already feel the weight of winter shed its layers. I had registered to attend Into the Essence: De-Stress & Reset Yoga Retreat at Mystica Lodge & Retreat Center with Lori Myles-Carullo. I was excited about the prospect of spending a week in the sun and getting a much-needed reset. My flight was the last to arrive, so when I walked out of the airport to meet the driver I was pleasantly surprised to be greeted by smiles from the group, many of whom hailed from frigid Canada.

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