Offering nice retreats and holidays is one thing… but what really counts is what guests get out of them, the difference they make. … More So what do guests get out of a Soul Spa?
Our Soul Spa guests tend to keep in touch well beyond the retreats and many contacts turn into real friendships. Today I received this story from Janet, one of the guests at the first ever Soul Spa in July 2017 in Whiting Bay on the Isle of Arran. Janet describes how the Fire & Rain Soul Spa was the first step along this new path nobody chooses to be on … More The first positive step along the path
A yin yoga practice can be a helpful tool in navigating, and moving through grief.
We know that the mind stores our memories. The physical body also stores emotion and memory. The longer we hold on to them physically, and emotionally, the heavier they become. … More Grief healing through yoga
I never used to appreciate poetry much. That I often perceive it as comforting now has been one of the things I’ve realised on this grief journey. Sitting on my yoga mat this morning I felt I needed to find some words that fitted my mood…. … More Song for Autumn
When I first started developing the idea for Fire & Rain I had a clear image in my head of what the perfect Soul Spa would look like, what exactly I wanted to offer to fellow widows and widowers. Well…a few weeks ago we – that’s my co-host Sarah, chef Lesley and me – ran the Hebridean Wildscapes Soul Spa on the Isle of Mull….and all I can say is the real life experience exceeded all my expectations! Read all about it…. … More From Shit Club to Gold Thread
by Sarah Alexandra Teodorescu. Each day, we and the world around us, change on a molecular level. How do we remain steady within and without, in the midst of continuous change? The daily rituals we choose to put into place for ourselves become the anchors we cast with intention. Yoga and writing are individual powerhouses … More Yoga & writing for self-care
I want to share with you an article I recently wrote for Just Breathe magazine. It’s a reminder of what the Soul Spas are about and how helpful peer support can be…
Grief is crippling. Grief is chaos. Grief is unpredictable…and its effects tend to be vastly underestimated by those who haven’t been there. … More The healing power of peer support
Self-care by smoothie…superfood for the widowed body & soul … More Widow’s superfood (or: easy self-care for widows, part 1)
What would you find most helpful when going on a holiday without your special person? Which activities could you enjoy?
Please help us design your perfect grief retreat … More Make a wish!
Heartbreaking poem by Scottish poet Liz Lochhead … More Favourite Place