Kick off summer and break out the grill with these delicious recipes. Whether you are throwing a party in your backyard or going to a potluck, our grilled chicken recipe and refreshing cocktail drinks are just what you are looking for.

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There are so many things to love about summer in the desert. The new season brings some of our favorite changes with new and exciting activities that we don't want you to miss. With the help of our guests and employees, we put together a list of the top ten favorite activities that you will want to enjoy during your Miraval summer retreat.

 

INNER WISDOM AWARENESS WEEKS
July 11-25, 2016

 

Join us for 2 weeks of mindfulness and spirituality workshops and classes where you will learn to slow down, look deeply, heighten self-awareness and develop a more fulfilling life in balance.

 

What’s summer without a backyard barbecue? This full-flavored Prickly Pear Barbecue Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Grilled Watermelon is perfect for a classic summer cookout. Served with a sinfully sweet grilled watermelon, this is a lean and flavorful way to enjoy the grill! 
 

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By Lisa Frank, M.Ed., Wellness Counselor and Yoga Instructor


What is your greatest relationship desire? For most it is to love and to be loved in return, to be seen, to be understood and to have a sense of belonging and deep connection. Yet many unconsciously resist the very thing they want most. Real intimacy requires vulnerability, connection with your true self, and openness with your heart and feelings. As you become more mindful and compassionate towards yourself, your bond with others will also improve. This blog will explore a few ways to create deeper connections within, as well as with your loved one. 
 

 

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with our delicious salsa recipe!

 

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By Carolyn Crawford, Astrologer
 

We have an easy start to May on the 1st as the sun blends well with blissful Neptune highlighting the arts or being out in nature. Intuition should be listened to now as many will be more sensitive, especially those born in the signs of Taurus and Pisces. A visit to the ocean or garden can be a pleasant pastime.

On the 3rd, the sun passing through the earth sign Taurus harmonizes with jovial Jupiter in another earth sign Virgo. The desires to travel or the ability to learn in educational fields are more pronounced. It is a time of optimism and confidence. Taurus, Virgo and Capricorns can take measured risks now and succeed.

 

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By: Miraval’s Andrew Wolf, M.S. ED Exercise Physiologist


There’s a lot of noise and information out there surrounding weight loss. What do you think are the biggest myths?
 

 
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By: Miraval's Alysa Volpe, Yoga & Meditation Specialist
 

Meditation is not only a practice that increases our ability to gain insight into our own perceptions, expectations and judgements but it is essentially a brain strengthening exercise. 

By Sheryl Brooks, R.N., Women's Health Expert
 

As women, we are very good at taking care of others and getting things done.  How about bumping YOU to the top of the priority list and make time for some TLC (therapeutic lifestyle choices)?  

Here are just a few ideas for the “to do" list for honoring the body, mind and spirit. Try to take a few minutes for one each day: