In an ongoing series, Keren Weinstein, our Guest Life-Balance Editor, took a much needed trip. More than the need to go on vacation to a new locale, she wanted to find her own sense of balance and thus Project Detox began. Last week, we enjoyed guacomole the way that it was meant to be but today we learn about the importance of ladies night!
I have now completed my prerequisite and was ready to begin the journey into myself.
Tucson; Mecca of destination spa resorts, houses one of my absolute fave.
Miraval® Arizona Resort & Spa; Home of ‘Life in Balance’, ‘Mindfulness Experience’ & ‘Aha Moments’ naturally then becomes the next stop on my PD journey.
The name Miraval is made up of the Spanish words mirrar (to look or view/mirror) and valle (valley). The 400 acre resort was designed to be a journey into one’s self. A view of the valley. The name can also be interpreted as “mirror of all” as once you are relaxed by the all-inclusive pampering of mind, body, and senses you can see things in yourself and your life more clearly and/or from a different perspective.
In one of their brochures sits a quote by Marcel Proust “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes”.
When I first arrived at the resort, I was able to catch the ‘Mindfulness at Miraval’ program: The perfect way to start the walk through the valley of my being. There I learned that the “i” in Miraval is Me. (It’s like I died and went to holistic-Me-time heaven!). The teacher opened my eyes to how important holistic awareness (mindfulness) of the body, mind and heart is to getting the most out of any experience. How to be mindful, not only at Miraval, but in every experience in daily life (work, children, relationships even eating & walking). This will lead to a balanced life with more focus, ease and intention.
They were right.
The only relationship I need to focus on at the moment is with my inner self.
Apparently we haven’t hung out 1 on1 in a while and Lady’s night was long overdue!
Keren Weinstein is a seasoned professional in Fashion & Beauty with over 12 years in Integrated Marketing, Advertising and Celebrity Fashion Styling