“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart” Helen Keller
This month we pay tribute to one of our most precious organs, the heart. It is a remarkable organ that beats approximately 100,000 times a day and doesn’t require rest like other muscles. Not only this but the heart can flutter when we are in love, provide courage in adversity, ache when we are sad and can intuitively helps us make important life decisions. Put simply, the heart is precious and not to be taken for granted. We can make important physical and behavioural changes to help keep this important organ working to its full potential. As part of our healthy heart guide this month don’t miss ‘Mel’s Top 7 Tips on how to train your heart muscle’; where Mel takes an all-round approach to keeping your heart healthy covering everything from diet to relationships. Also, Dr Kris Kafer’s ‘Truth about Love and Relationships’ addresses why there is a difference between our expectations and the reality of love, and what we can do to write our own love story.
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching we also have a great heart health activity for you by Daphine Rose Kingma that we hope you will keep in mind and practice over the coming month: “see if you can stretch your heart and expand your love so that it touches not only those to whom you can give it, but also those who need it so much”
We have an exciting line up of specialty retreats in the next couple of months, starting with Matthew Johnstone’s ‘Being Mentally Healthy’ running 20th – 22nd, and February finishes off with Geraldine Coren’s ‘Living Yoga’ running 27th February – 1st March. Mid-March we are running Dr Nicola Gates’ ‘The Mindful brain: Change your mind and change your brain’ from 13th-15th and March concludes with David Ball’s ‘Men’s Wellness’ running 27th-29th. For more information click here
Brigid Wash, General Manager, Golden Door Health Retreat and Spa Elysia