5 easy ways to improve nutrition

GUEST POST BY LAURA BOGLIOLI Most people would agree that improving personal nutrition is something they would like to work on, however knowing where to begin can be overwhelming. It’s easy to get information overload with all the fad diets, workout crazes and conflicting information about nutrition. Making lasting changes to eating habits does not happen overnight, but through small, enjoyable, manageable changes....

The biology of resetting beliefs

GUEST BLOG BY NOGIE KING – LIFE COACH FOR RESET RETREAT, 2015 We have thoughts. Oh, so many thoughts!! If we could simply change our thoughts, we should be able to change our world… “create our reality,” right? Well, not exactly. Most of us are trying to change our thoughts in the most inefficient ways possible – through will-power, self guilt-tripping, blaming others or shaming...

Women We Admire: Q&A with Thea Wood

At Reset Retreat, we are lucky enough to have the opportunity to meet many women who are strong, inspiring, and independent. At a recent event for Austin Woman Magazine, we met a woman who made a serious impression- Thea Wood. Thea is an image consultant, mother, and entrepreneur who wants to use her talent for style to help women realize their full image potential. We love...

“Your life is golden!” – Perception vs. Reality

GUEST POST BY GENEVIEVE V GEORGET It was a Wednesday afternoon when I walked into Starbucks that day nearly six years ago. I stood at the bar, waiting for my drink, when the barista politely asked me what I was up to that day. As it turns out, I was en route to the airport at that moment…about to catch a flight...

The power of intention

My entire life I wanted to become a music star. It defined me. It wasn’t just that I wanted to be one, I took the steps to make it happen. I drove myself to take paths to help me reach that dream. I accomplished a lot I was proud of, from writing and producing my own CD to forming a highly professional...

Find your smile

Happiness. What we use to define happiness is relative, fluid and ever changing. In fact, it is so difficult to understand what truly makes people happy – meaning their stated reality and your perception of their reality – that an entire book (many I’m sure!) was written on this topic. So I polled some wonderful women and asked what makes them happy or...

Putting ‘living in the moment’ into practice

I live in a perfect world. I was just approached to star opposite a sexy A-list celebrity in a blockbuster film. My business projects are so immensely successful that I never look at my bank balance. The gorgeous man of my dreams just made an earth-shatteringly romantic gesture to profess his undying love to me. Fame, fortune, love. I have it all....

Before the breaking point

GUEST POST BY GENEVIEVE V GEORGET I knew this girl once who just didn’t show up for work one day. Her office was right down the hall from me, and she went home one evening, on a seemingly normal day…and just didn’t come back to work the next morning. A couple of months later, I saw her again in that same hallway....

That day… my story

GUEST BLOG BY PAULA OBLEN Life can change in an instant. I learned the true meaning of that phrase a few years ago. Without warning, that February day in 2011 would become The Day that changed the course of my life. It was a Monday, President’s Day. We were just returning home from a holiday weekend visiting our close friends in Northern...

Q&A with Amanda McPherson, Reset Retreat life coach

Why do you want to coach at Reset Retreat? When I was told that I had been selected to be the life coach at Reset Retreat I literally jumped up and down and, honestly, there may have also been some squealing. I’ve admired the mission of Reset Retreat since it began and it is an honor to be chosen as the life...

Yoga Instructor for Reset Retreat

There are certain people who show up in life as if they were perfectly picked by the stars and delivered to you with a note saying, “this is just what you need.” You have that feeling right away: this is a perfect fit. Lauren came into our “Reset Retreat world” and we knew instantly she was the right yogi to help us create an unforgettable...

Connect or Die: The importance of vulnerability and human connection

GUEST POST BY JULIAN GROELL Many of us rob ourselves of a life full of purposeful connection by hiding behind our social masks. We use these masks to protect ourselves from dealing with our insecurities, shortcomings and everything else we dislike about ourselves. I used to live behind those masks until I realized it wasn’t the only way. I lost my identity...

How to add more mindfulness into your everyday

GUEST BLOG BY CATHERINE BEARD – ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON THE BLISSFUL MIND Meditation and mindfulness are becoming increasingly mainstream these days, and it seems like the cure for practically anything is sitting down, closing your eyes, and trying to be at peace with your thoughts. We all know how important it is for us to slow down and be more present in our day-to-day lives, but it’s...

Climbing the Mountain

GUEST POST BY GENEVIEVE V GEORGET Have you ever heard the children’s song “The Bear Went Over the Mountain”? We used to sing it at summer camp when we walked with all the little kids to the park. The bear climbed over the mountain…the bear climbed over the mountain…the bear climbed over the mountain…to see what he could see. And what do...

2 best times to practice yoga

GUEST BLOG BY LAUREN ZINN BUCK – YOGA COACH FOR RESET RETREAT People often ask me when the best time of day to practice yoga or meditation is. This is a tricky question with a very straightforward answer. The question is tricky because the mind has a tendency to use the answer to talk itself out of practicing yoga. As in: “Oh, I’ve just eaten,...

Self-care is more than a bubble bath

GUEST BLOG BY AMANDA MCPHERSON – LIFE COACH FOR RESET RETREAT Self-care is such a buzzword these days, right? Women, in particular, are cautioned against neglecting the magical, all-important practice of self-care. Many of us answer the self-care warning by booking ourselves the occasional massage, or vacation, or maybe we simply try to steal away for an uninterrupted bubble bath in the privacy of...

Letting it go

I recently got burned. I was duped. I felt cheated and let down by someone I trusted. The worst part was that my anger started having a life of it’s own. It was growing larger than life. I genuinely try to be a good person and care for others and their emotional wellness. So when I feel like I’m wronged, it hurts...

Meet Julie, our Reset Retreat trip winner!

Who is Julie? She’s the lucky lady who won herself an all inclusive trip to Reset Retreat via the CultureMap Retreat Giveaway! Julie will be joining us at our luxury beachfront villa in Hopkins, Belize next week for some yoga, personal growth, jungle adventures, and cultural experiences. We asked Julie a few questions to learn more about her before we meet in Belize! What made you want to...