It turns out that an incredibly lovely friend of mine had nominated me for a new program that Miraval had created, called Miraval Gives Back. You can read all about it here on their website.
And they'd selected ME as their very first recipient.
(Winner doesn't seem quite right. So "recipient" will have to do.)
The program is particularly directed at someone who is undergoing a "life challenge" and could use some personal time to "find balance and make positive, lasting life changes."
It was quite a lovely shock, and we scheduled my visit to the resort for the end of May.
I've never been to Arizona and I've never been to a spa. So this was a whole new world for me.
And I was not disappointed. What a place. What a world.
The stark beauty of the Arizona landscape was remarkable to me. I've never been in a place that felt or looked like that, and I marveled at the wildlife, the cactus plants, the beauty of the rocks and mountains. (Oh....and the heat. Oy.)
|Painting is so much more fun when someone else cleans up.|
|Yoga with a view is quite incredible|
|Is this for real? I never saw a turtle.|
|All the feathers that I saw, including the dream catcher one (top right) that greeted me when I sat down to check in.|
To my family (especially Michael!!) and work, who allowed me the time and space to travel and experience this...thank you.
To the Miraval team that welcomed me and cared for me, thank you. I am so moved and appreciated by this monumental gift that you gave to me.
To my friend Julie, who nominated me in the first place, I am beyond words at the incredible way that you lifted me up. Thank you.
|Cactus Selfies - I actually tested out the prickles on most of them too. Ouch!|