Self care has become such a huge buzzword of late. But what does it really mean? In my opinion, self care isn’t just a mani/pedi and a sheet mask. It’s not even about a day at the spa (nice but effects are short-lived). Nooooo – self care is about taking care of yourself so that you can prevent disease and unhappiness. It’s about taking responsibility for your own health care. If you don’t do it, no one else will. It’s about taking back the reins, and understanding that it all starts with small actions that you can implement today. This is why I asked the resident healer on my wellness retreats, Valohna Wynn, to share her favorite 4 Self-Care To Heal Your Life. These are self care techniques that you can try at home today.
Valohna Wynn is an extraordinary healer. We found each other a couple of years ago on one of my desert wellness retreats. I wanted to give attendees a sound bath experience, and rumor had it that Valohna Wynn was the best!
Valohna came along and created a beautiful healing space for attendees to do their inner work. This work is the crux of all of my retreats. As a holistic nutritionist, I love to teach all the lifestyle changes that make our lives better. My passion is nutrition, and when you work with me, you will learn how to prevent and even reverse disease through the power of food. However, the deep inner work is what truly moves the wellness needle. And this inner work is the only thing that creates lasting change.
Most of us self-sabotage. We build a wall around ourselves. And baked into each brick is a hidden negative belief. Even if you are pretty self-realized, I’m going to bet you still have a few old bricks making up this invisible wall.
I’ve learned many spiritual truths from all the mentors and healers that I’ve worked with over the years. But perhaps the most powerful is that I need to dissolve this wall of negativity if I am to heal and move forward in my life.
One of the first questions that Valohna and I ask retreat attendees is this: “What is holding you back?”. This isn’t a quick and easy question to answer. It takes some quiet time and journaling to hit on some of those core beliefs. But when you uncover them, it’s magical. Shining the light of awareness onto a hidden belief is the key. And the next step is to learn the techniques to let go of these beliefs, and replace them with ones that support you.
Valohna and I came up with 4 self care techniques for personal transformation that you can do at home. You can watch us chatting about them in more detail here.
Try this mirror work today!
Why not join me at my upcoming wellness retreat? It’s at the legendary Rancho La Puerta Sept 11th – Sept 14th. Please email my beautiful retreat organizer, Tammy at firstname.lastname@example.org She will answer any questions, and let you know about any special offers we have running.
You might also be interested in my next Virtual 21-Day At-Home Wellness Retreat in October! You can “retreat” from the comfort of your own home to do daily yoga, meditation, and journaling. I also give you a 21-day meal plan, teach you about nutrition, and much much more. Hop on the waiting list now.