“Live Simply.” Is it easier said than done?

Each time I sit down to write, I think of what my readers want to learn in order to feel empowered towards better health. There is a common theme I also see with clients along the same lines. I believe we are all striving to find a work life balance. Ironically, what a tricky balance it can be on any given day when life includes:

  • family and friends
  • social obligations
  • work and sometimes networking events just for work
  • doctor appointments and/or raising kids
  • helping care for parents or extended family
  • being a part of your community
  • starting a new business
  • finding time to enjoy your hobbies
  • working to sharpen your skills in a trade or establish a new trade
  • the list goes on and on…

Is it any wonder that people are struggling to live simply in today’s society? I think not…and to be honest, I struggle with this too. For me, the work like balance varies with each day and my successes to a large degree vary based on how much energy I have. 

I try to give my all to my clients – no matter what medium I am teaching in – I aim to give 100% of me.  At the end of the day, giving your ALL to anything you love is what matters most. And, isn’t  exactly what it means to live more simply and in the moment? 

When we live in the moment, take time to clear our heads of the constant to-do lists and focus on what matters most, we can let go of the areas of life that are causing additional grief, stress, sadness or frustration. We can’t live in a “bubble,” although it would be nice sometimes and we can’t ignore life’s hardships, but we can find the time to step away for a little R & R in order to simplify things. 

The goal of “getting away,” shouldn’t be limited to only when you are taking a week’s vacation to a sunny destination. Sometimes we need to get grounded or present more often, in smaller doses. Stepping away from the daily grind can be as simple as having some time to yourself to re-connect with nature, with yourself or with your inner spirit to move towards your life goals, without “as” many distractions. We all need a reset button now and then with permission to focus on guilt-free self care. 

The idea of simplicity and getting back to ourselves is why I created a Women’s Wellness Retreat. Even if you are not a woman, you know a woman in your life that works hard for others and could benefit from a local retreat. After all, women are the caretakers in the family and taking time out for themselves is not inherent in women’s DNA.

Women tend to put themselves last and feel guilty if they do something for themselves, but isn’t that ironic? Without time to “disconnect” from constantly giving to others, and “reconnect” with their own hearts, no one is fully able to be 100% present for those they care about. I’ve had to learn this the hard way so I’m bringing a retreat to you without needing to take an expensive vacation simply to make time for yourself. What better way to decompress – take time out for a day and a half retreat to relax and rejuvenate.

Trifecta Wellness (my biz) is partnered with some amazing practitioners and vendor on the retreat.  A big shout out because without their support and collaboration, this retreat would not be possible! I have a tremendous appreciation for Potomac Paddlesports offering the flat water kayaking session(s) and MOM’s Organic Market for giving a small donation towards fresh foods.

Early Bird Registration ends in just 4 days. I recommend planning ahead to get the best deal at $299. There is a Bring a Friend Discount and One Day Pass available too. Buddy up, it’s more fun with friends – new and old! We hope you will join us for a special weekend away, one that will benefit you for long past the closing session on May 4th.