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Obstacles as Part Of Personal Growth

Obstacles are part of our daily lives. Every day, we go around our daily chores and face various obstacles that make our tasks more difficult than they should be. These obstacles can be distractions or may come as direct challenges for us to accomplish what we need our goals. Personal growth comes from conquering these obstacles and not running away from them.
Spend some quiet time with yourself and carefully look at each situation from an objective point of view. Obstacles, no matter how big or small, are our opportunities for growth and how we deal with them can make a big difference. Here are some tips on how to handle obstacles:

  1. Face it – facing obstacles means accepting that you’re supposed to encounter them one way or the other. Remember that no triumph is without obstacles. Do not be anxious or give in to the fear of failing. Once fear takes over, we’ll never be able to move onto the next step. Understanding that we all need these challenges for growth and conquering our obstacles gives meaning and purpose to our life.
  2. Acknowledge the feelings – the meaning of life depends on how we view it in general and understand that it’s natural to feel anxiety or fear during challenging situations. Try not to deny these emotions as humans are bound to experience them. Acknowledge the fact that you may feel anxiety and fear but do not try to cast them aside as it is natural to have these emotions in trying times.
  3. Understand the reason behind your fears – most of the time, people do not actually fear the actual obstacle but rather the assumed effects of these obstacles. Most of these fears are caused by our pessimistic view and assumptions based on what we think will happen. Find out where your anxieties are coming from – is it from a previous experience, is it from fear of failing or from other people’s experience? Now, address those reasons so you can focus on how to actually conquer the obstacles.

Our minds are very powerful when it comes to molding us to face and conquer the obstacles in our way. Most of the time, understanding yourself is the best source of confidence to overcome these obstacles. It all starts from believing these obstacles are conquerable.

Spiritual Retreats for Personal Growth

To fully reach your potential, it takes a good understanding of yourself. Spiritual retreats are a good way to really know yourself and be more connected to your inner soul. Being connected to yourself can give you a more positive view about yourself and a greater understanding why obstacles are part of achieving personal growth. Sedona Soul Adventures has customized retreats aiming to transform people’s lives, helping people to achieve more and bring out the best in an individual through these private retreats. To know more how they can help you achieve personal growth through their spiritual retreats, call them now at 877-204-3664 and visit Sedona Soul Adventures today.

Emotional Intimacy Through Couple’s Retreat

Achieving Emotional Intimacy Between Couples

Living a meaningful life means being able to keep meaningful relationships as well. Life is not purely based on personal success but rather having to experience emotional intimacy with the most important people in our lives. Emotional intimacy is not exclusive between partners; we can experience this with our friends and family. For people who lack this kind of intimacy in their relationships, life may be less meaningful and happy.
For couples, having emotional intimacy is one of the primary pillars of keeping the relationship strong and growing. Here are a few tips for couples who struggle achieving emotional intimacy with each other:

  1. Understand why you prevent intimacy. Reasons for preventing intimacy may vary. Each individual may have experienced being hurt from the past or grew up in an environment where expressing emotional intimacy is not encouraged. Think about why opening up to your partner scares you. What is it that makes you fear being emotionally vulnerable. Once you find out the cause, you can address this issue and move on from it.
  2. Express affections physically. The sense of touch is one of the most important senses that we have. And as always, there is more to touching people as simply feeling them physically. Touching tends to develop a connection between two individuals and is one of the most effective expressions of love. A mother’s touch can soothe an infant’s restlessness, just like a hug from a friend can make one feel better. If you and your partner can share affections physically, such as hugging and kissing on a regular basis, you develop a deeper connection and understanding as it conveys acceptance and love.
  3. Understand that emotional intimacy is more than just about sex. A lot of people often associate sex with intimacy. Although it is a form of intimacy, it is not the sole manifestation of it. Emotional intimacy is deeper than sharing physical intimacy; it is connecting with each other at a more meaningful level. Understanding each other, how they feel and really knowing them as a person more than just a lover are just a few examples of real intimacy.
  4. Open up slowly. Emotional intimacy may not happen if either partner is not willing to disclose who they really are to each other. This doesn’t mean huge revelations but a natural sharing of secrets and preferences will help you and your partner understand each other. This act of sharing tends to make you and your partner more intimate as you are revealing your thoughts, dreams and other things that you might not normally share with each other.

Keeping The Intimacy Alive Through Couple’s Retreat

Intimacy between couples is very crucial and therefore any sense of disconnection from each other may need to be addressed to lessen the damage in the relationship. Sedona Soul Adventures has been helping a lot of couples in achieving a more meaningful relationship through couple retreats. These romantic spiritual getaways are more than just a vacation but rather a sharing experience that can help couples live a meaningful life together. To find out more about Sedona Soul Adventures’ couple’s retreat getaways, call now at 877-204-3664!

De-stress Through Women Retreats

Handling Stress For Women

Living life to the fullest, especially for women, may also mean facing some stressful moments as this is a part of our personal development. There are a lot of getaways for women but the key is to really know the basics of how we can face these challenging times and still be able to live a purpose driven life.
Stress can be caused by so many things and can drive us to the brink if we do not know how to handle them well. Here are a few tips for women on how to handle stress effectively:

  1. Take refuge in a moment of silence on a daily basis. Our lives are full of distractions and tasks that can simply drain us right away. We are so immersed with technology and a fast paced lifestyle that it is not surprising that most of us are burned out or no longer maintaining our balance. Take a personal retreat from all these things and make time for yourself. Get a dose of silence, away from all the distractions, away from our roles and enjoy the calmness and peace brought by silence.
  2. Find and enjoy your passion. Passion is caused by inspiration. When we are inspired, we tend to be more active and alive. Follow your passions and make sure that you take time to pursue them. Whether this is as simple as painting or sketching, you should always practice it on a regular basis as people who follow their passion tend to be in a focused “zone” which helps in relaxing.
  3. Eat right, sleep well and exercise. Taking care of our body is no longer an option, it is a must. People who eat a balanced and regular meal, sleep enough and engage in physical activities tend to be more energetic and more resilient from stress. You do not have to be an ultra fit guru to have a healthy body but if you have a healthy lifestyle you will be more resilient to stress.
  4. Laugh and cry.  We all know that laughter is the best medicine and it can uplift anyone’s mood. Don’t be afraid to laugh at yourself, go see a funny movie or spend time with a person who can make you laugh. On the other hand, you can also cry out all the stress. Crying is a release and a form of cleansing. So if you’re sad or stressed, just cry it out, afterwards you will feel relaxed.

Meaningful Getaways For Women

The tips above are some of the few things you can start from home. However, if you want a quality, meaningful type of relaxation and rejuvenation, try to go on a spiritual retreat. Most women getaways will involve massages and other form of relaxing activities. These activities can be a part of spiritual retreats. Sedona Soul Adventures have been transforming lives by providing spiritual getaways for women, not only through physical rejuvenation but spiritual and mental relaxation as well. If you want a more meaningful way to relax, call Sedona Soul Adventures at 877-204-3664 today!

Meaningful Life In Spite of Worries

Finding the meaning of life is defined by the present and not necessarily based on the past actions or future plans that we have. Every day, people may find themselves worrying about making the right choices, especially the outcome of these choices. This uncertainty causes people to be anxious, and we all know that anxiety or worrying can lead to an unhealthy life.

Dealing with Worries

Holistic health requires spiritual and mental care in order to be really healthy. As a simple remedy to do away with worries, here are some tips on how to deal with worries once you experience them.

  1. Having a meaningful life means acknowledging the present and its challenges. In line with this, acknowledging worry is one way of dealing with it. Self-awareness is the key in dealing with stress, especially worries. Simply letting yourself be aware that yes, you are worried.
  2. Recognize and accept its existence. Most people who try to keep their life in control often avoid the fact that it’s natural to be worried. Nobody is really aware of all the things they do on a daily basis. First, our lives are entwined with other people and secondly, our choices may have circumstances that are beyond our control. So it’s alright, accept that worrying is part of the process.
  3. Be open to the feeling. Embrace that it is human nature not to be perfect and therefore expect some unexpected turn of events even if you had everything laid down in every detail. A meaningful life consists of mistakes and lessons and not having any of the two means you are not growing as a person. Worrying is part of this phase and therefore it is an essential emotion to feel.
  4. Make a decision to keep going even if you’re worried. Worrying can be distracting so it’s good to be determined regardless of the uncertainties. Make it an intention to move forward regardless of the challenges and stresses that come. If we’ll stop and entertain our worries, we may never get to start the things we need to do.
  5. A meaningful life is also about sticking with your decisions continuing with the things you need to do. Worries can be a powerful discouragement but they can also help you create productive steps for contingencies. If people never worry, a lot of things that help our lives to be more productive may have never been invented.

Getaway from Worries

Worrying is a self-inflicted stress as this is something we experience based on our own personal standards and self-esteem. Having private getaways in a place wherein you can contemplate can help you deal with this stress. Sedona Soul Adventures has customized spiritual getaways that can help you pamper your body, calm your mind and reconnect with yourself. These Sedona spiritual tours often help people relieve them of stress and come back refreshed and renewed. To find out more about these life-transforming private getaways, call Sedona Soul Adventures 877-204-3664 today.

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