Wandering Into Wellness
I welcome women everywhere who wish to explore the remarkable benefits of wellness retreats. My goal is to work with the most beautiful and luxurious boutique hotels from around the world while working simultaneously with inspired retreat leaders who encourage you to build a healthy lifestyle in the modalities of their wellness expertise. Please join me every other week as we Wander into Wellness, posting inspiring stories of encouragement, retreat news, and helpful tips.
Tammy Petersen, Founder, Wellness Marketing, LTD.
Kate Moss is Wandering into the World of Wellness
Kate Moss is wandering into the world of wellness, surprising many as her hard-partying 90’s persona has been her brand for decades. Like many of us, Moss had a post-pandemic wellness awakening, realizing the importance of healthy living. A realization that led to a new line of tinctures, teas, and skincare called, Cosmoss. It’s a six-piece collection ⏤ a ritual Moss developed to bring balance, restoration, and love.
Daily rituals balance the body, mind, and soul to energetically embrace the natural environment to stay in step with circadian cycles. Moss uses a holistic approach to self-care employing a 24-hour approach; dawn, day, and dusk. Each of her products points to a specific day part. Her process; wake up and enjoy an antioxidant tea, apply a skin-plumping cleanser, and spritz on a grounding fragrance. The nighttime ritual is a variation of the morning ritual; cleanse, apply a nourishing face cream, and sip on a relaxing tea, called Dusk.
Is Your Wellness Routine Lacking Self-Care?
Obviously, many of us don’t have access to the resources Kate Moss does, but we do have access to hundreds of hotels from around the world that offer wellness getaways to ignite self-care rituals that you can pack up, take home, and make your own. Today, boutique and luxury hoteliers realize the benefits of wellness and are eager to introduce you to prominent retreat leaders who have your self-care interests at the forefront.
Think yoga retreats in Belize or get your passion back in paradise with nationally renowned sexual educator Xanet Pailet, or chart a journey into mental health, self-discovery, and paths to wellness.
Have You Neglected Your Wellness Routines?
Many of us find ourselves living in these, post-pandemic stressed, overweight, and lacking in self-care times. Sound familiar? Maybe it’s time to book a wellness getaway. Here are a few to consider:
• Join Tisha Gray in Nicaragua, as she presents the tool to establish your presence. Enjoy a luxury stay at Verdad, where farm-to-table is always an option,
• Get your passion back in paradise with nationally renowned sexual educator Xanet Pailet, or
• Reconnect with your soul with Ayesha Ophelia and Ali Tate. Ayesha is transforming the world with her thriving community, The Girlfriend Manifesto. While Ali Tate shares her journey as a plus-size model who embodies shame releasing, using her experience and newfound knowledge as a certified Health Coach
Maybe, the time isn’t right for a getaway, no worries. At Wellness Marketing, a healthy mind, body, and soul ⏤ is our passion ⏤ it’s why we wake up in the morning. Here are a few wellness rituals to make your own to get you excited about a new day.
Wandering into Wellness on Your Terms
If Kate Moss can untangle herself from a Marlboro Light induced haze lifestyle, you can get back on track. Now is the time to leave behind the bad habits that may have helped you through the pandemic. It’s time to transform yourself and step into the circadian cycles of Mother Nature, practiced by Ancient Mystics for thousands of years.
Make these Wellness Rituals Your Own
Here are a few daily rituals to make your own. Why not think about rituals, like circadian cycles, that act like a slow-release switch? Little-by-little rituals transform your life, emerging over time, bringing grace, pleasure, and a loving rhythm to your life.
• Get outdoors, and start a daily habit of walking, even if you have to bundle up.
• Enjoy a nighttime ritual of your own, light a candle and curl up with a good book, shut off the TV and wind down. You’ll get up feeling ready to tackle the day.
• Begin your day with a few thoughtful pieces of prose to inspire a positive mindset to begin the day!
Are Mocktails the Suddenly New Chic Cocktail?
Are mocktails the suddenly new chick cocktail? Would Carrie Bradshaw and her troupe, who made famous the Cosmopolitan, that’s now synonymous with Sex and the City, be turning up their nose at the iconic cosmo and instead be sipping on a healthier version, the Cosmocktalian?
Is the Sudden Rise in Mocktail Chic Due to The Pandemic? I believe Carrie and crew and people like you would agree that the pandemic has affected our lives in so many different ways. It’s been a time of great self-reflection, a time for untethering ourselves from the external world ⏤ giving us pause for a life review. As we looked at our alcohol consumption, many of us had awakening moments and began questioning ourselves. Do I really need to consume a bottle of wine over the weekend or have a drink at every meal? Is this a healthy habit, and what are the effects of drinking? Questions we didn’t ask ourselves in pre-pandemic times.
A Rise in Alcoholic Abstinence Shaming
Recently, a friend confessed to me she had been a binge drinker for years. Yes, adults are binge drinkers imbibing four to five cocktails in a single occasion. She revealed she’s been sober for two years, but it wasn’t always easy, especially in social situations. At a holiday party, she was created by the host with a signature cocktail. She said to the host, no, thank you, I’m not drinking. When she refused, the hostess remarked, “Oh, are you an alcoholic? I’m so sorry. Really? My friend responded politely, “No, I’m just choosing not to drink anymore.” Enough said. But the shaming is real. Especially when another person assumes you’re not drinking because you have abuse issues, that’s not always the care. Tip: Don’t assume (Ass -u-me) – it makes an ass out of u- and me.
“When I got sober, I thought giving up [alcohol] was saying goodbye to all the fun and all the sparkle, and it turned out to be just the opposite. That’s when the sparkle started for me.” Brené Brown, New York Times best-selling author and vulnerability expert.
Cocktailing has become so prevalent in our culture that a lot of us don’t even think about the negative effects it has on our bodies. If you’re curious or desire to curb your sipping, sniffing, swirling, swishing, and swallowing, the 5’s of wine tasting ⏤ here’s a great article to read about the benefits of being alcohol-free.
Three Mocktails We Believe Will Become Holiday Favorites
• A blueberry-lavender Fauxjito, don’t you just love the name? It’s a refreshing twist on a classic mojito. Full of wholesome ingredients and takes only minutes to make. Good and good for you!
• Horchata – a vegan eggnog alternative using pumpkin seeds, maple syrup, cinnamon, and ginger; it’s mocktail-worthy.
• And we’d be remiss not to add the Cosmocktailan to the list ⏤ it’s super tasty and refreshing, and both cranberries and oranges are in season.
Are Mocktails the Suddenly New Chic Cocktail?
We not only believe mocktails are the suddenly new chic cocktail, but we also think they are a part of a thoughtfully-curated wellness lifestyle, living each day connected to your own Godliness, not easily swayed by prevalent cultural to-do’s. You’re grounded, moving toward your purpose and passion. Yes, you’re going to get poked, pissed, and this new behavior can be polarizing. But with any new behavior comes the unknown, crossing a chasm into the new, which invites new ways of being in the world. So much better than being caught in yesterday.
Wandering Into Wellness
Did you enjoy, Are Mocktails the Suddenly New Chic Cocktail? If so, please let us know in the comment section below, and if you have a favorite mocktail recipe, please do share.
P.S. If you’re struggling find an AAA meeting. Get a therapist. Call a friend. Know you don’t have to do this alone. We’re not meant to.