The Barrett Blog

A Deep Bow To Water ????

A Deep Bow To Water ????

As I write this, my family and I have had no power or cellular service for over five days. High winds tore through Connecticut and our rural area lost many big trees. The line directly in front of our house has not been tended to by the power company, so we will be playing cards by candle light again tonight. It has been very inconvenient. People can’t reach me and I haven’t been able to...

Less Is More

Less Is More

My family knows this well (and we picker about it!) – I don’t like a lot of stuff and I am not a fan of anything too complicated. This applies to everything from home decor and outfits, to meals and fitness. I am a minimalist and I believe less is more.  A less is more mentality can be good for us. It can save us money and resources, it can save us time, and it can help us maintain a sense of serenity. Here are my top three, super easy “less is more” wellness-related activities...

How To Weather Any Storm ????

How To Weather Any Storm ????

I think about my distant ancestors from Ireland a lot, and in the few photos I have of them, they seem so wise and strong, and a little sad. They stare at the camera with astute awareness – not happiness, and not trying to look good – but with stunningly astute awareness.  My ancestors, and I’m sure your ancestors, had meditative opportunities built into their lives, sometimes seasonally, sometimes weather-wise, sometimes due to life stages, and sometimes in church. I think their “going within” often is what made them wise and...

Meet Sandrine

Meet Sandrine

One of the biggest perks to being in the fitness and wellness field is meeting and working with so many exciting healers. From yoga teachers and reiki masters, to natural food chefs and breath-workers, these people tend to be beyond passionate about their craft, totally aligned to their purpose, and truly impactful on their student’s and client’s lives. One such person, who hit me like a bolt of lightning when I met her in person, is Sandrine Harris. She’s...

Cultivating Peace ✌

Cultivating Peace ✌

There never was a good war or a bad peace. – Benjamin Franklin I love peace. I love the word, its meaning and the feeling of it. I’ve been pondering what peace looks like in daily life, and while it is probably different for everyone, there is one big truth today  – peace is not showing up automatically right now. It needs to be cultivated.  For me, peace comes from taking care of my self, body and spirit....

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