This blog, like many, is a highlight reel. I started it as a way to take my mind off of issues that our family was ( and continues to be) dealing with. My goal was to get out and explore locally and to build on my passion for travel and tourism.
And it has worked!
I’ve loved every minute of my adventuring.
But that still doesn’t mean that I don’t have problems, just like everyone else. Being a step mom means that so many things are out of my control, and trying to find a balance in the midst of the stress of parental alienation has really put a weight on my usual carefree self.
For the past couple of years, I have embraced and explored some energy and spiritual based modalities. I haven’t talked about it on here because I consider myself a travel blogger, but winter can be hard for people like me who need greenery, trees, water, and the sun to reset their mind.
I have realized that more people are exploring this self-care path than you realize, and don’t think it hurts to share, so people know that they aren’t alone and that there are options out there.
Also, it’s fun!
When I travel, I often find myself signing up for a relaxing massage or day at the spa, but I never seem to do it here.
I decided to get through the next couple of months by sharing some of #mywinterwellness adventures. The people and business that I will showcase are local; many of them friends. I know that wellness tourism is a growing theme, so this actually does fit into my niche.
On Saturday, I drove to Maple Creek to join in a yoga session that I saw advertised on Sun Dog Yoga’s page. There was going to be a guest instructor and she was offering 3 free EFT Tapping sessions.
I had heard of tapping, but knew very little about it, so I signed up.
After a very meditative and beautifully relaxing yoga session, I stuck around. Sasha Regier had just moved back to Saskatchewan from Ontario, quitting a high level business job. After my session, it is clear she is meant to help people.
I knew I’d be tapping my face, but I didn’t realize that I’d be doing so much talking and sharing. For a person that clams up and keeps emotions inside, this was needed, and also a bit awkward at first. It didn’t take long to get comfortable with Sasha. She pulled out feelings that were festering inside of me and turned them into statements that I repeated after her while doing the EFT Tapping routine.
Sasha made it clear that if she made statements that I didn’t agree with, or resonate with, to tell her, but 99 % of what she said was truly what I was feeling.
As she made these statements, got cues from my reactions, and intuitively put things together, I just let myself be present in the moment. She never once gave advice on the situation, but offered a new way of sorting through my feelings.
I’m not sure if any of that makes sense to you. EFT doesn’t have to be so deep, it just happened to be for me that day.
EFT can help with so many issues. Physical pain, weight loss, stress, and more. You tap on acupuncture points to help release “things” that might be blocked. It can help change thought patterns and programming that aren’t working for you anymore. It has roots in Chinese medicine and works to restore and balance energy.
Many of these healing practices are hard to understand, and I am not one to analyze the details of how and why. There’s a lot of information out there to study.
For me, it is about trying new things and deciding how they make me feel.
Thanks to Sasha for offering a free session. Keep your eyes open for where she settles, as she transitions back to Saskatchewan and builds up her yoga training and EFT Healing business.