The scene above is a typical goodbye at one of my Creative Oasis Retreats. (If you’re not a hugger, no worries, I promise not to accost you!)
When women leave my retreats they feel relaxed, inspired and connected ~ to themselves, to their creative spirit and to the friends they make during their delightful day away.
Lots of reasons, but here are a few things I’ve heard over the past several months:
“It felt kind of like spending an afternoon in my tree-house with friends when I was a kid ~ cozy and magical!”
“It’s so rare that I take this much time to focus on what I want rather than what everyone else in my life needs from me. Thanks for giving me this space!”
“It felt so nice knowing someone else was going to have breakfast and coffee waiting for me and I wouldn’t have to worry about cooking and cleaning.”
“I loved meeting other women who share similar blocks and fears and worries and then talking about ways we could move past them. So motivating!”
“Just being in your colorful creative space surrounded by all of these art supplies we get to play with is the most fun I’ve had in ages!”
And remember, you can also schedule a custom private retreat to share with your own group of friends or co-workers. I’m happy to customize a relaxing day or half-day of creative play for you. Schedule a complimentary call here to chat about the possibilities.
If you’re unable to join me for a retreat this month, what’s one delightfully doable way you can show yourself some love and practice some gentle creative self-care?
What if you give yourself two minutes right now to sit down with a pen and paper and come up with a quick list of ideas that sound good to you and then choose the one that energizes you the most to add to your July calendar?
Gentle reminder: There’s a reason flight attendants say you must put the oxygen mask on yourself first before helping others. Practicing creative self-care allows you to be the happiest and healthiest you can be ~ for yourself and for others in your life.
I promise you, I know from which I speak. I’ve experienced some of the hairiest, scariest situations of my life in the past few years. Practicing good self-care with consistent Creative Oasis Moments has helped me navigate those tumultuous times with more peace and grace than I ever could have otherwise!
Until next time, all the best from my Creative Oasis to yours,
Photo Credit: One Last Marble Studio/Vonda Klimaszewski