This year is the 25th anniversary of Tucson’s All Souls Procession and to celebrate we welcome you to learn about and participate in the celebration. I am fortunate to have been born and raised in the Sonoran Desert and feel blessed to have had the benefit of living in a place rich in Mexican and Native American culture and influence. Being able to experience the many traditions that have survived for centuries in Southern Arizona is something I am grateful for. The Day of the Dead came about after nearly 2500 years of indigenous practices focused on remembering the departed through ritual within this area and other parts of Mexico and Central America. With the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th Century, the Catholic Church appropriated many of the native rituals of remembrance and created All Souls Day. Throughout all cultures, people have found ways to feel connected and honor their ancestors, children, parents and all who have touched them during their lifetimes.
We are so happy to share that Miraval was featured this year on Ellen's 12 Days of Giveaways. We really enjoyed having Ellen's writer Lauren join us here and experience our most signature offerings. We were honored to extend an all-inclusive 2 night visit to those in the audience during the show, but what about everyone watching at home? We have created a special package to invite viewers to come and experience Miraval for themselves.
With the New Year comes a desire for a fresh start and new approcah to life, but how do we find the motivation? We all find ourselves at the beginning of the year looking to make changes usually focused around health and wellness, but we sometimes set ourselves up with goals that are unrealistic. This year let's resolve to set goals that we can stick to and will encourage us to have the best year ever! Join us here at Miraval during the New Year season and find inspiration from Dr. Jordan Metzl to set your fitness resolutions.
Co-Author of Miraval's newest book Mindful Intentions Louie Schwartzberg is joining us here at Miraval this weekend! If you are here on property don't miss out on his Meet & Greet happy hour tonight or his lecture Saturday night titled Visual Healing for Nature Deficit Disorder.
“I hope my work inspires others to realize that we as individuals have the ultimate power, the power to choose what we allow to enter our brain, what mood we prefer to be in, how we want to nurture our consciousness, and how we want our body to feel.” - Louie Schwartzberg