These days, we have become so obsessed and involved with technology and everything that comes with it i.e.: Social Media, Reality TV…the list goes on. We are living such a disconnected lifestyle that we are forgetting how to smile and say hello to the person walking past us because our heads are down, thumbs are up reading about the latest Kardashian news. But most importantly, we are forgetting to connect with ourselves and spend time reflecting upon our emotions, feelings and thoughts without an electronic screen in our faces.

It is SO important to practise self-reflection especially in the stress of our everyday lives due to relationships, family, work, finances and health. That is why I put to all of you, something that you should spoil yourself with at least once a year, but also take away techniques and ideas to put into everyday life to keep yourself grounded and a somewhat stress free lifestyle.

On that note, I’ll let you in on a little secret- my safe place for all things relaxation- The Golden Rock Retreat, Bali.

The Golden Rock Retreat, is tucked away in the secluded North East tip of Bali. It is provides programs that are designed to make you relax and unwind whilst experiencing the peaceful local Balinese way of life. Should I also mention that the Golden Rock retreat was voted one of the 4 best detox retreats by the UK Daily Telegraph!

The purpose of this trip to the Golden Rock Retreat is to cleanse the body and work on a physical, mental and spiritual level, leaving you feeling uplifted and re-energized through use of a range of different treatments and therapies such as Bio Magnetic Resonance, Enema, Infrared Sauna, Herbal Steam Sauna, Massage, Nutrition, Oxygen therapy, Yoga….just to name a few.

So, what else does the retreat have to offer? Well, during your stay at the Golden Rock, you have a choice of staying in a beach front Bungalow with your own private meditation room, or a 2 bedroom Villa with a Jacuzzi and spectacular views of the coast line.

It is common knowledge that you can get to Bali on the cheap by using smart phone APPS to book your flights and transfers and once in Bali you pay next to nothing for anything!! So in closing I would like to invite you to start planning your next journey into a happier and healthier lifestyle because a bit of down time at the Golden Rock Retreat is the first step in the right direction.


Contributed by Brazilian Butterfly Bourke Street