Are you Willing To Do What It Takes To Live A Healthy Life?

Millions of people are living with stress, chronic illness, loss, grief, and depression.

Is this you? If so, please consider making some life changes.

Good health is the cornerstone of our life. It determines how we ultimately look, feel, interact with others and thrive in life and work.

Here are some of my favorite suggestions for getting healthy, fit and creating emotional wellness.

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1. Exercise: Do any exercise you can stretch, walk, join a group in the park, run a 5K, swim, just get moving.

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2. Eat Healthy Foods. No matter what your budget is you can choose to eat healthier. Buy and eat fruit and vegetables every day. I often add vegetables to my organic eggs-it is delicious. Buy organic if you can, if not go to your local farmers market.

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3. Relax, Relax, Relax. My favorite place to chill out is the beach. We all need more time to unwind away from work and the stress of living in our world. It can be difficult to leave your work but just do it!

4. Surround yourself with beauty. Have fresh flowers in your house, create a garden, design a beautiful altar with sacred items, make your bedroom a sanctuary for sleeping.

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5. Honor the earth through prayer or meditation. Our mother earth needs our love and support as she goes through a deep transition and clearing. I never leave my home without meditating at least 15 minutes.

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6. I believe creating and living the life you deeply desire is one of the most important choices you can make. If you are working in a job you can not stand you will never live a healthy, well-balanced life.

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These are just a few of the ways to help vitalize your health and wellbeing. If you need assistance in creating a healthier life style, healing emotional issues or eliminating old patterns and beliefs please reach out. Call me at 404-824-7332 or go to jjdillon@mindspring.com

 

Why A Women’s Retreat is the Ultimate Getaway!

This year is half over already – perhaps it’s time to stop a moment and assess where you are in the course of your life. If you’re making plans to take some time off this summer, consider taking an all-women’s retreat, rather than a vacation. Why?

For many of us in our busy life, a retreat is not a luxury, yet it is still a special event. Just like our monthly massages, semi-annual dental check-ups, and our annual mammogram, a retreat is an essential part of our self-care routine for which we need to make time at least once a year.

Like a regular vacation, a retreat can offer lots of fun activities balanced with quiet relaxation, but most of us aren’t there just to soak up some rays and play. We attend a retreat so we can work on ourselves, so we can get quiet and go deep into our soul to perhaps uncover something long lost, or to bring forth something new, more relevant or more meaningful in our lives. Many of us want to find our life’s true purpose, and we’re willing to share this enlightening experience with other women who are also self-examining.

Why We Need All-Women Retreats

So many of us women must deal with a multitude of emotions and challenges in our overwhelmingly busy lives. We often feel selfish and guilty about taking a few days off from our demanding job or business, or taking time away from our family in order to quietly spend it just reconnecting with ourselves and other women. In fact, we’re often guilty of “busy-ness,” of doing too much especially for others, and that’s actually one of the main compelling reasons we need retreats. We’re challenged to leave behind our long “must-do” lists, yet we must get away from our demanding environments so that we have no choice except to relax and just “be.”

Whether we’re meditating in solitude or sharing openly, the nurturing support of other women can help us explore questions of “who am I, really, and how do I want my life to be?” As a result of that self-inquiry, we can often pool our feminine energy to help each other make the necessary changes.

Therefore, a women’s retreat can lead to something new and truly wonderful in our lives, including a healthier lifestyle. Retreating, especially with all women, gives us the freedom to reach inward and more deeply than ever before; it empowers us to heal ourselves, to question our path, to re-examine and redesign our lives, and expand our bodies, minds, hearts, and spirits. The safe, nurturing, and often lush and natural environment enables us to embrace our feminine energy along with Mother Nature, the epitome of our essence.

Whether you choose a week-long empowerment event with a variety of adventurous, confidence-building activities, a three-day getaway to focus on health, yoga and breathing exercises, or just a one-day retreat to designed to teach meditation, a retreat gives you permission to just “be” and not have to “do.” You can have fun, be adventurous, be creative, be focused on your health, or just be silent. No matter the retreat’s format, you are sure to come away changed through experiencing a different place, time, culture, lifestyle and perspective.

Check out our women’s empowerment retreat coming up in San José del Cabo, México.