What To Pack For A Wellness Retreat

What To Pack For A Wellness Retreat

In an earlier blog post, I wrote about how to prepare for a wellness retreat (Read about it here). I also covered in another post, my own experience at the Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary in Koh Samui, Thailand (Read about it here).

Today, I will be covering the items you will need to pack with you to get the most out of your retreat experience. 

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Things I Am Grateful For In This Moment

Things I Am Grateful For In This Moment

Today, the weather was bitterly cold. The clouds had parted and the sky was a frosty blue which was an invitation for the bitter cold to sweep in and chill us to our bones. On days like these, I would typically put on my scarf, gloves and my warmest jacket, cursing the winter wherever I went. 

However, as I write, within the warm cocoon of my tiny home, I am finding that I have spent my energy unwisely. My energy has been poured into complaining about the weather instead of focusing on all the other things that are just perfect in this moment. 

It was actually such a beautiful reminder for me to stop and think about how fortunate and supported I am in each moment. One of the things I truly believe in is that we are provided with everything we need in each moment.

There is perfection to be found in each moment. How we perceive this and how we act comes down to the choices we make for ourselves.

Last year, I started to write down the things I was grateful for each morning. This made such a big difference to the way I started my day. After a few days of doing this, life seemed to flow more easily. And with this new awareness for the good things in my life, I found myself feeling emotionally stronger and more connected to my intuition. 

However, over the last few weeks, as my life moved into a space of “busy-ness”, I found myself giving up this act of journalling. The daily reminders that I made for myself no longer became apart of my morning ritual.

And this weekend, I found myself overwhelmed with feelings of discomfort, frustration and anxiety. So I started asking myself what I needed to do for me in that moment. And the one thing that I was feeling the strongest pull towards was simply to write out all the things that I was grateful for.

So today, I will be sharing with you a list of things that I am grateful for. I think this would be a great time for you to pick up your journal and write out your list too!

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Recipe 6 Nut Mylk Flavours

Recipe 6 Nut Mylk Flavours

I love using nut milk in my recipes for my soups and smoothies. However, nut milk is especially perfect when you use it for your porridge or for your morning tea. 

I love the subtle sweet and earthy flavour that nut milk has. Recently, I have been making my own nut milk instead of purchasing it from the shops. Not only is it more cost effective, but it is also simple and easy to make. 

I also love that I can now create my own version of homemade nut milk. Because of it's subtle flavours, we can create something truly interesting and delicious using some "add ons" to go with our nut milk. This really aligns with my love for creative experimentation in the kitchen.

My mindful philosophy for cooking is all about letting go. I had a conversation this week with my friend around cooking about letting go of our expectations that meals have to be perfect. When we cook, sometimes we feel that we need to follow recipes perfectly in order to get the best results.

But, I think the most joyful aspects of cooking is in the process itself - it's when you let go, and allow your creative intuition to take over. 

So with this in mind, I have left a portion of this recipe largely up to you. I have provided some suggestions to spark some ideas - but really, this recipe is all about experimenting and experiencing different things to find what you really love.

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How to Prepare for A Wellness Retreat

How to Prepare for A Wellness Retreat

In a previous post, I wrote about my experience at the Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary in Koh Samui, Thailand. However, when I was considering going to a wellness retreat, I remembered feeling uncertain. 

I was scared initially, by the concept of "going to a wellness retreat". Of course the idea of staying in a beautiful sanctuary, where you are focused solely on your wellbeing was something that my heart was craving. 

But when it came to committing to this decision, I found myself feeling anxious about the idea.

These feelings came from an expectation that I would be spending a lot of time by myself, feeling isolated with nothing to distract me from my thoughts. 

At the time, it would have been incredibly reassuring to have found a guide on what staying at a wellness retreat was actually like so that I could prepare for the experience.

So today, I will be sharing with you some of my tips on how to prepare for a wellness retreat! I hope you enjoy! 

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