Four weeks sneak by so darn fast! It feels like I just wrote a blog the other day. I guess that just means that I have continued to be quite busy here around the Ranch. With winter just around the corner, Rick has been outside doing all kinds of things before the snow falls. I on the other hand have been a busy bee preparing our books for year-end, keeping house and working on our brand new business venture.
With all this busyness, I was excited to venture off to another ladies wellness retreat down in the Grand Cayman Islands. My friend, Nadine Dumas, put together another successful week of gathering 12 ladies from Canada, the US and the UK, to focus on themselves.
Of course the sun and the sand are a HUGE draw, but we had many other activities that kept us gals busy.
One activity that was very different for us all, was aerial yoga. It tested quite a bit of our balance, but through it all we had lots of laughs and giggles.
When we completed our session, I think we were all in agreement that we could all step in and be the teachers in one form or another. OK, maybe we wouldn’t go quite that far, but we all enjoyed learning something new.
While every vacation tends to have an abundance of awesome food, this retreat was no different. However, we got to participate in preparing a meal by competing in a game like on TV, called Chopped. Chef Maureen put together some awesome basket for each team to create a meal within 30 minutes.
When the final second was up, our plates were displayed and our wine was in our hands. A job well done by all.
Through out the week, we had amazing meals prepared by some of the local businesses. One of the mindful aspects of the week, was there was no flour whatsoever used in any of the dishes we were provided with. And I must say, we didn’t miss it one tiny bit. As you can see in the photos, the food was very colorful, healthy and tasty.
In the evenings, we were so spoiled as we would sit and enjoy the amazing Caribbean sunsets. It was so breathtaking. We had to make sure we were out at just the right time as it didn’t take long for the sun to go down and out of sight.
On one of the nights, this helicopter came flying over just as the sky was filled with amazing evening colors. I managed to capture it against the beautiful backdrop.
In the distance, a gentleman on a paddle board slowly made his way past. The waters were so calm on the west side of the island. A great place to meditate.
On some of the days we had teaching sessions and fitness workouts, but there was always time for a swim and soaking up the sun. I couldn’t have asked for a better “ME” time.
At the end of the day, I have learned so much about myself and others. As a women, wife, mother, Nana and friend, its ok and important to put yourself first and look after thy soul. And in doing this, I am able to give back to others so much more.
The 2019 retreat has already begun to form. If you are interested in attending, please check out Nadine and her website, https://nadinedumas.com You will find information on her and all she has to offer in health and wellness.
As we head into November, Rick and I have launched a new online business and it is keeping us busy. We are pretty excited in the growth of it already, and are looking forward to where it takes us. As the internet is where it is at when it comes to business, what we are doing, can be yours as well, no matter where you are living in the world. If you are interested in making another income, and possibly making this your permanent income, why not check it out? https://rickandsuefraser.com You can also check us out on our Facebook Page, Rick and Sue Fraser. There is no selling of products. We are doing something we have always strived to do, giving of ourselves in helping others.
From the Travelin Trailer.
P.S. If someone offers you an amazing opportunity and you’re not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later.