Deeply in awe for the transformative power of fasting in solitude in nature, sharing and mirroring of stories and empowering eachother in community to shed the skin that's grown too small for us. Returned from a desert fast, rebirthed, with clarity and a renewed perspective on life. Found magic and medicine and feel incredibly grateful for this work and the gift I've given myself.
Finding ease with myself in Big Sur, CA....
Entering the in between, the liminal, the this-nor-that to become again. Not to say something you don't already know, but periodic solo trips like this are feng shui for the body & the soul. I am so grateful for the loves in my life who support such deep dives. I wish this for you too.
Note to those who feel a like-drive to enter inwards, supported by cozy while exposed to the wild: Glamping at Ventana in Redwood Canyon, Big Sur, will open the gates. See you on the other side.
3 years ago, I spontaneously rented an airbnb by the ocean all to my self. Little did I know that this would become a tradition I hold near + dear to my heart.
I call it a Solo Retreat: the no guilt, no social media, soul guided weekend getaway to get intimate with... well, my thoughts. 😉
We spend much of our lives focused on everything but ourselves. And let’s face it —sitting alone with our thoughts isn’t always fun. (I’ll even be on an island — talk about isolation!) But DAMN if it isn’t enlightening. ✨
When’s the last time you gave yourself a solo retreat? 📆 🙏🏼
Yesterday I celebrated another 365 days of living - I took myself away for a solo retreat to reflect on what that time has been for me - and I nurtured myself in ways I didn’t realize I needed. I’ve grown so much this past year. I’ve challenged myself and judged myself in ways I’d never even considered possible, and I’ve also bloomed in ways I didn’t know I could. Change is one of the only certain things in life. And my focus as I move into my 33rd year of living is to continue to embrace it wholeheartedly and strap in for the ride 🙌🏼✨🤗 .
Dumpster fire of a weekend, competitively speaking. Broke a bunch of stuff on both cars and finished with a rare double DNF. Humbled to race alongside the best of the best today, including the best of the day, winner winner @zacreish535 . Huge thanks to all of these guys for their continued support of Wendy’s recovery. Both of our cars had the opportunity today before we broke to stop and assist competitors after witnessing them wreck, which seems appropriate in the spirit of #wheelsforwendy . Successful knee surgery yesterday, hopefully the last of many. Time for rest and recuperation for everybody now...
Hazy Dayz in the Fall at #TheAlgonquinGitigaan
This place is seriously filled with so much #presence . Stories passed down from the deed of this land tell of my ancestors using this land as their outmost settlement. #Algonquin beliefs were similar to that of Norse culture. Circles have great meaning. This field is an open dome that keeps from the wind, has the warmth of the sun in just the right places that even in early Spring the snow melts before the sun is the highest in the sky. An open #planetarium were you can look up and almost hear the stories told instead of speak them yourself.
I like it here. I think others will too. Good thing we are sharing it and not keeping it to ourselves.
The short solo retreat is coming to an end. It was weird that the past few days without meetings, networking, events, interactions, social media, phone and being busy doing things.
It was such a good way to recharge and refresh my mind and my soul. In touch with the inner self and plan for the future.
Learn to find the focus and knowing what to take on and what to eliminate or do less.
Also realise that I love to do things and meet people haha.. I can’t do nothing for long time 😝
When life gives you too many opportunities and options, it’s good to step back and the pictures can be clearer 🙏😊 I’m ready to rock the world again 💪🏻 #soloretreat#phuket#yoga#meditation#findingfocus#getaway#donothing#relax#mindandsoul#refresh#recharge
No driving, no packing 'all the things', but a clear night sky and waking up with fresh chilled air around my face...ahhhh
squeezing in a campout 🏕️backyard style to make it so easy I couldn't say no! Sure I miss more forest and a lake and will definitely be using ear plugs next time (looking at you my dog neighbors who's dogs are out before 530am barking their heads off non stop - and I do love pups)
And yes it was a mini solo tent retreat with books 📚 and magazines and lantern...but in true camp style fashion couldn't stay awake long enough to read it all
Yep the family was invited but decided their inside beds were more comfy.
What's the happiest part of camping for you?
P.s. More photos in my story
If you’re looking for a solo or couple getaway, I cannot recommend Yabbaloumba Retreat highly enough!! Less than 2 hours out of Brisbane, there is nothing but fresh air, farm animals and a whole lot of peacefulness! I’ve loved my few days away on my own to switch off and relax, it came at a much needed time and I can’t wait to come back here again! https://www.yabbaloumbaretreat.com.au