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Retreat!

How do you decompress when life gets too full? Travel has always been and will be my time of escape and revival. Words can't express how I feel when I getaway, retreat, and unplug from the daily grind. Years ago, I had a travel blog called Travel Elixir (elixir: a magical or medicinal potion). I shared my love for travel in hopes others could experience my passion and would want to wander this magnificent earth. I believe that travel can offer a form of connection such as immersing in other cultures, exploring natural/beautiful settings, discovering historical sites, and so much more. It also offers space for one to release and reconnect with oneself. For me, it's a spiritual experience and practice. One that I hope to share in the future as a travel elixir for others.

Last month, I took advantage of visiting my dear friends Jacqui and Mishika at their new home in La Bocana - located three miles from Puerto Santo Tomas, a small fishing village. Miles away from the hussle and bussle of city life, this stunning oasis provided the vital therapy that I needed. There are times we do not realize how engrossed we get in our daily lives that we forget how to slow down and smell the roses. It took a few days to unwind, but when I finally did, I got to submerge myself into the magic of this place.

It was a gift to take time to tie in with the elemental wonders - Air, Water, and Earth (embracing the desire within me to ignite Fire). Celebrating and honoring every thing around me. Each day felt like a reward and to share the occasion with friends made it even more special. Having an itinerary can be good, but sometimes not having a plan and going with the flow is truly a blessing.

Reclaiming your life and space is a necessity and important for us to do more of this. One lesson I learned during our quarantine period was taking time for self. Whether that was going for a walk, meditating, taking a class, or learning a new skill, these were things that made me happy and gave me strength. Travel for me takes self care to a whole other level. Finding places that provide moments for self care can elevate your mind, body and spirit. So where will you be taking your next retreat?


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