Last week I had the privilege to host our inaugural Women’s Vital Health Retreat. This marked the beginning of something different for me and whilst we all know that embarking on a new venture is worrying and stressful, it certainly was well worth it!!
We were fortunate to be in the most beautiful surroundings in Wiltshire and the “good old” British weather decided to play ball. All of this inspired the participants and the therapists to really focus and alongside the juicing (thank you Patricia) there was no where to hide. As one participant succinctly put it, “having the juicing and psychology work together works beautifully, as one cannot use food to suppress the feelings – it makes for a powerful experience”.
Everyone went away feeling re-energised and looking forward to seeing their partners and children which was a distinct improvement on the overall mood of day one. This got me thinking about how getting out of our “comfort zone” can only be a positive experience. In putting ourselves out there and trying new things, we slowly start to appreciate ourselves and our loved ones just a little bit more.
So, when you get a chance try something new (it doesn’t need to be four days of newness), take some time and learn to nurture and nourish yourself and those around you.
But remember to put your “oxygen mask” on first, before helping others.