Wellness programs. Spa retreats. Weight loss programs. Fitness camps.

Call it what you will, but spending time at a wellness program is more than just a one time experience. These experiences provide an investment in your health.

Becoming a Dreamer: Lessons From a Wellness Retreat

Wellness travel has a transformative power. Whether I am on a hike, blissed out in a spa or pushing myself past my comfort zone on a new adventure – every new experience changes me. By taking time to focus on wellness, my mind has the chance to focus on what is...

How to Find the Perfect Health Vacation in 7 Steps

Spa retreat. Health vacation. Wellness retreat. Yoga, weight loss, hiking, detox. The choices are endless. With so many wellness inspired programs and destinations around the globe, it can seem daunting to know what distinguishes one from another. The question is: how...

How I Learned to Love Meditation

I am the woman that even under the hands of a skilled massage therapist has to be reminded to take a deep breath. So when it came to mentions of meditation – I may not have laughed out loud, but the constant chorus of why I should meditate went in one ear and out the...

Paint Your Own Wellness on Longboat Key

The feeling started when I sat under the turquoise blue umbrellas whose color was a perfect compliment to the aqua pool and bright skies overhead. The boom of a passing helicopter was replaced by calypso music, the hum of conversations and the clinking of ice cubes as...

Finding My Drishti on Longboat Key

There we stood, nine strangers forming a circle on the sand. Palm to palm, onlookers must have wondered what we were doing. I pressed my left sole firmly into the inside of my right knee, trying to hold a steady tree pose as my legs quaked from the previous day where...

Wellness Inspired Healthy Chocolate Mousse

“Is it anybody’s birthday this week?” There was a hopeful tone to the question that had a surprise treat for anyone that said yes. Apparently, celebrating your birthday during your stay at Mountain Trek health spa and fitness retreat – included not...

Do Wellness Programs Work Once You Get Home?

Destination wellness retreats. Weight loss programs and spas. Call it whatever you want,  but as lovely as they are –the real question is: do wellness programs work? Can you really go somewhere, away from the day-to-day routines of home, and expect to take what you...

Healthy Breakfast Secrets Unveiled

It is hard to deny the appeal of delicious, nutritious spa food – especially when someone else is doing the grocery shopping and donning the chef’s jacket to prepare the meal. Imagine being treated to seven days of spa cuisine decadence. Talk about sublime....

Reflections on a Life-Changing Experience in British Columbia

Life-changing. Some will say that the term is cliché’ – and maybe that is true. But sometimes, you need a big phrase to encapsulate a BIG experience. Last week I shared a letter to myself on the eve of my weeklong health and wellness retreat adventure at...

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