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Home Health Retreat in Seven Steps

A home health retreat experience can be created to suit your timeframe and budget. All you have to do is decide how long you would like the retreat to last and what you would like to do during the retreat.

As you are setting up your own retreat, you will need to prepare ahead. A well-planned retreat will allow you to feel like you are truly having a break.

My home health retreat checklist will help you set up and enjoy your retreat.

Feet up resting in the garden during a home health retreat

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7 Ways to Kickstart Your Health Retreat Experience

I felt the presence of the retreat perched on top of the hill as I drove up the driveway. After a 3.5 hour drive on winding country roads I was relieved by the tranquillity that I felt as I walked through the front door.

The friendly welcome by the reception staff made me feel like I had returned home, and my health retreat experience had begun.

How do you settle into a health retreat quickly, and make it feel like your home of wellbeing and healing?

Feet soaking in a foot bath with flowers

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Essential amino acids – why are they important?

Essential amino acids must be obtained from our food. Where as non-essential amino acids are made by the body, so we don’t need them from food. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. They are also found as free amino acids in food and the body.

So, why are amino acids important, and what do we need to eat, to meet our requirements for essential amino acids?

Bright green bowl of brown lentil and quinoa salad with tomato and herbs

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Mount Manaslu Circuit Trek Highlights

My first visit to Nepal was in 2008. It wasn’t the typical introductory trek that you might expect. Firstly, my husband Dennis and I didn’t go to Everest Base Camp, and secondly, we didn’t complete one trek, we combined three circuit treks in Western Nepal—Manaslu, Annupurna and Dhaulagiri. In this post I share the highlights from the Mount Manaslu Circuit Trek, which at the time was relatively unknown compared to the Annapurna and Khumbu regions.

Wide open valley with lush rice paddies and local people walking on the trail
Leaving Arughat

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