Posted in Awakening The Essential Feminine, Growth and Change, Maureen Simon, Women and transformation, tagged bubble bath, creative, custom designed staycation, imagination, makeover, Maureen Simon, normal weekly schedule, San Francisco, staycation, The Essential Feminine, time for ourself on June 5, 2011 |
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What’s your plan for the summer? What would be your version of an ideal staycation or vacation?
Let’s get creative and use our imagination. For the years and times when we can travel freely let’s do it. For the times when we can’t lets create our own custom designed staycation. My favorite way to create a staycation is to clear a week to ten days. I put these days in my book and call them “renewal” time. This time has an inner and outer component to it. For me both are equally important. After setting up the time, then comes looking around and deciding on the top three or four events, things that I’d like to do but haven’t had time for in my normal weekly schedule. Some of my favorite things are going to hear jazz in San Francisco; booking a spa day in wine country; meeting girl friends for lunch at a favorite café; relaxing in an afternoon with a favorite book. Massage is another relaxing support for me. My staycations always include walks in nature, lots of yoga and hikes up the mountain in our town.
Creating this customized time for ourself means we have to know what really pleases us and then trust in ourselves enough to follow through and create something amazing. Join us for a wonderful staycation. Come to our summer Bubble Bath on June 23rd , June 30th and July 7th from 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm Pacific Time. Read more about our Bubble Bath at www.theessentialfeminine.com .
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Posted in Growth and Change, Maureen Simon, Self-discovery, Women and transformation, Women Influencing Now, Women's development, Women's Leadership, tagged bubble bath, change, contemplation., Maureen Simon, rejuvenation, renewal, staycation, summer, The Essential Feminine, vacation on May 31, 2011 |
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Thinking about summer almost always brings up the thought of vacation. As a child we were living on the East Coast of the U.S. and we always took our vacation on Cape Cod. I have special memories of deep pine forests, ice cream cones, long bike trails and hot sandy beaches that warmed my toes. As I embraced the business world, the lines of vacation became more blurred. During some years time became less available and resources were expended with careful choice. At the same time the need for rejuvenation still existed. For me the most important thing has always been that I change my rhythm and pace so that I can begin to hear myself more deeply. This, for me, is the finest gift of a staycation or of a truly relaxing vacation.
Today with the world moving at such a quick pace, many of my friends and colleagues are reevaluating what they need in a vacation/staycation. For many this needs to be a block of time set aside for rejuvenation, contemplation and renewal. That is not to say that the traditional vacation luxury is to be discouraged. However, many people are being financially frugal or working more than they have in the past. So what’s a woman to do?
What’s your plan for the summer? What would be your version of an ideal staycation or vacation? Join us for a wonderful staycation. Come to our summer Bubble Bath on June 23rd , June 30th and July 7th from 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm Pacific Time. Read more about our Bubble Bath at www.theessentialfeminine.com .
Maureen J. Simon
Founder and Creative Director
The Essential Feminine Company™
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