Sitting at the airport there is much time to reflect on the past week and the take home messages.
The importance and value of “time out” for the 3rd Age Woman.
For me getting on the plane – the long haul is time to turn off from the daily grind, phone off, time to read, time to sit back and watch a girlie series, time to sleep time to eat, time to think.
The importance of connection – I had a week of precious experiences with a wonderful girlfriend who understands the value of” time out”
Day 1 we started off with a one hour facial, a one hour massage, a one hour lunch and hours of talking and catching up. The culmination an evening out on the town great venue, great food, great women chatting connecting eating and drinking- tank you Leslie Silver.
Day 2 getting to know this wonderful city New York – hustle, bustle, energy, the City with a heartbeat. Getting to know new faces Rachel Holmes .
The importance of learning and then doing for “knowledge with action is power”
Day 3 and 4 The Women In Womens Health Conference – The conference was coordinated by Jessica Drummond of the Intergrative Womens Health Institute and featured presenters from all walks of Womens Health. Many spoke of the issues relating to the Female Athlete -autoimmunity, pelvic floor health, maximising performance and adrenal fatigue. Michelle Lyons spoke on hormones and fitness, osteopenia and osteoporosis. Jenny Burrell from Burrell Education spoke on” Mindset for Success for Womens Health Entrepreneurs” and Jenn Racioppi an ovarian cancer survivor spoke on “doing work that you love that helps other women”.
The importance of alone time
Days 5, 6 and 7 Walking and more walking, fresh air, navigating new areas, retail therapy.
The importance of embracing the unexpected
Day 8 unexpected lay over in LA – the flight from Newark To LA was diverted midway due to lack of oxygen on the plane. A five hour wait in Chicago meant I missed my connecting flight to Melbourne so a day strolling Santa Monica the beach and surrounding areas. Dining on my own.
Day 9 SQUATTY POTTY ( we will talk about that next blog) in suitcase and homeward bound
– #refreshed #smiling #blessed