By Nancy Williams, Director of Business Operations (CE)
Hi, I’m Nancy. I’m what you may call a city girl. I love to be out around town, treating myself with good food and drinks. I consider drinking on a patio to be “outdoorsy.” Yes, I’m that girl.
But I decided it was time to focus on health and wellness, and my sabbatical was the perfect opportunity to do so. I knew that I had to go big, to really get out of my comfort zone to have the best experience, and I was up for the challenge.
So what did I do?
I stayed at The Lotus Feed Farm and Retreat Center, a full-fledged farm positioned on 108 acres of Sonoma coast in California. It was a five-day retreat that included two outdoor yoga classes per day, three vegetarian organic meals per day, and a consultation with a nutritionist.
And that comfort zone? It was gone. I didn’t know any of the twenty attendees going into the retreat. I stayed in a tent for four nights, with a roommate that I didn’t know. The morning yoga class was in a yurt with a roof and walls, otherwise we were out in the elements all day. Even the showers were outside, tree showers!
Luckily, I learned that people that go on yoga retreats are very nice and interesting people. That healthy food can be amazing, that stretching and fresh air does a body good!
Most importantly, I learned that in order to be the best support system for my work team, my friends and my family, I have to be better to MYSELF. This experience has inspired me to get out of my comfort zone, start a healthier routine and begin my journey toward becoming a happier, more refreshed version of me.
Thank you, TMA! Namaste
ABOUT LIFE SUPPORT
TMA wants to reward the people who have helped our success throughout the years. So, we developed Life Support. Life Support is a special perk for people who have been at TMA for seven and 15 years. The way we like to describe the program is a sabbatical with a purpose. We ask people to go do something interesting and fun, and come back with a knowledge, skill, or learning that will make you a better and happier person than when you left. Stay tuned for more TMA Life Support stories.