By: Miraval’s Rebecca Wilkinson, Wellness Counselor, M.A.
Miraval Resort & Spa
Most of us would never identify ourselves as artists—kindergarten may have been the last time we made art. In fact, most of us would rather avoid ever calling to attention to our lack of artistic skill.
So why do art if we have no artistic talent? The simplest answer is that art is a way of learning something about ourselves that we wouldn’t be able to find out any other way. It gives us information that we didn’t have before.
For example, when people are at a crossroads in their lives, Art Therapists often use art to help them decide how they should proceed. We suggest that they use color, line, and shape to draw the path they are on and we ask “What would be different if things were the best they could be? How would you feel? What and who would be in your life?“
By: Miraval’s Sheryl Brooks, R.N., N.C.M.P.
Miraval Resort & Spa
Traveling? - Have fun, be present, stay well
Changing seasons often coincide with holiday breaks and the opportunity for travel. Have you ever planned the perfect getaway, expecting to energize, relax, have fun, and return home feeling better than when you left, but instead return with a cold you picked up somewhere along the way? This time, be proactive and protect yourself from those nasty germs. Here are some helpful tips for staying your healthiest while on the road.
Valentine's Day is a holiday that is usually celebrated with sweet cards and chocolates, but what if instead this year you really focus on ways to help your relationship continue to flourish? Try these 8 tips and enjoy the fruits of your mindful relationship.
By: Anne Parker, MA, MHSA.
#1 Be Present
The way to connect to those you love is by being present – over and over and over again! Being present means fully engaging in what is being shared between you in that moment – truly paying attention to the thoughts, feelings, and actions you are experiencing together. This may sound obvious and straightforward, and it is. But how often do we let other distractions interfere with true presence? Without engaged presence, relationships quickly wither.
By Lisa Frank Miraval Wellness Counselor
“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” –Meister Eckhart
By: Sheryl Brooks, R.N., N.C.M.P.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Spread the word, because friends help friends prevent breast cancer!