I was looking into yoga and meditation retreats in the Dominican Republic, when I realized I could very easily do something similar at home. Marin County, where I’m from, is pretty much overrun with hippies, healers, and yogis. And this way I would get to see my family, who I miss constantly living in New York. I made an agenda, sample day below, and tried to get centered while still sleeping at home. It’s officially one of my favorite vacations to date.
Right before I left, Dawn lent me a copy of Gabrielle Bernstein’s May Cause Miracles. A 40-day guide to leaving your fears behind. It was the perfect way to keep my goal on track (because honestly, I could have very easily posted on my couch and watched a Law and Order marathon with a bag of Cheetos and been pretty happy). Each morning you wake up and read that day’s goal. They are simple and easy to understand, kinda dorky, but catchy, like “Gratitude is my Attitude.” Then that night you meditate on your day and what your learned. I ended up buying copies for my aunt and cousin as well so we can do it together. If any of you want to join in, email me! I would love to swap notes.
8am Meditation and run in China Camp
9:30-10:45am Yoga in Larksper Landing
12pm Acupuncture 130 Greenfield #2 San Anselmo 94960
2-3pm Make Gazpacho and photograph
Dinner with family (movie?)
Ps, aren’t these peonies kinda miraculous? I got them for $6.95 at Trader Joes.