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Why Professional Women Should Prioritize Taking Time Out For Wellness

Denise Moore Revel, PhD is a Thought Leader, Best-selling Author and Personal Development coach. She built a career and business in Speech-Language Therapy before realizing she had more to offer when it came to helping others use their voice.

Executive Contributor Dr. Denise Moore Revel

In the high-speed world of professional success, it is easy to neglect one's personal well-being. As someone who has navigated the rough waters of career-driven burnout, I understand the critical importance of stepping back to recharge. This led me to create the OYA Wellness Retreat, a sanctuary specifically designed for busy professional women. Here, I want to share why such retreats are not just beneficial but necessary for sustaining long-term success and happiness.


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"Attending a wellness retreat is not an indulgence, it's a profound commitment to your health and happiness." – Unknown


The transformative power of wellness retreats

My journey to establishing the OYA Wellness Retreat was born out of a personal crisis—burnout. It was a stark reminder that without health, both mental and physical, success is hollow. My recent wellness retreat in Punta Cana was a manifestation of my learning and healing process, offering a structured environment for others facing similar challenges. Here are three insights from our recent retreat that underline the profound impact of such experiences:

Deep self-reflection leads to meaningful insights

One attendee shared, "The investment in myself was well worth it! I gained insight about myself, enhanced my self-awareness, identified areas of improvement, and gained resources and tools to incorporate."

  • This feedback highlights the retreat's profound impact on personal growth. In the day-to-day hustle of professional life, such deep introspection often falls by the wayside. However, at the OYA Wellness Retreat, structured sessions are specifically designed to focus intensely on self-reflection. This not only allows you to understand your strengths and vulnerabilities better but also to plan actionable steps towards personal and professional fulfillment. Wellness retreats focus on deep self-reflection, enabling women to reconnect with their inner selves. Understanding personal needs, limits, and desires is crucial for making informed decisions that align with one’s true values, enhancing both personal and professional satisfaction.


Structured tools and resources enhance the experience

"The workbooks were great—they asked insightful questions and provided clear space for my responses." Retreat Attendee

  • This testimonial underscores the importance of well-designed tools in the self-discovery process. At the retreat, structured resources such as workbooks, guided meditations, and interactive workshops are integral. These tools serve as a roadmap through the often-challenging terrain of personal development, making the journey not just attainable but also engaging. By providing clear guidance and practical steps, these resources help translate short insights into lasting changes. Retreats that focus on deep self-reflection, enable women to reconnect with their inner selves. Grasping your personal needs, boundaries, and aspirations is essential for making decisions that resonate with your core values, thereby boosting satisfaction in both your personal and professional life.

A unique approach to collaboration and reflection

" What sets the OYA Wellness Retreat apart is the connection sessions, the guided workbook, and the Beyond the Retreat Program." Retreat Attendee

  • Unlike conventional retreats that may focus solely on relaxation or superficial group activities, the OYA Wellness Retreat is designed to foster genuine connections and deep reflection. The setting encourages open, heartfelt discussions among participants, facilitating a shared journey of discovery and mutual support. This collaborative environment not only enhances the individual's experience but also builds a community of like-minded professionals who continue to inspire and support each other long after the retreat ends. Wellness retreats foster a sense of community and connectedness among participants. Studies have highlighted that the social aspect of retreats—sharing experiences and support—can be one of the most therapeutic parts, enhancing participants' feelings of belonging and decreased feelings of isolation.


Why you should consider a retreat

Taking time for a wellness retreat allows you to disconnect from the pressures of your daily life and reconnect with your inner self. It is not merely a break but a profound investment in your future self. As Judith Hanson Lasater says, "Taking time out each day to relax and renew is essential to living well." And Lalah Delia reminds us, "Self-care is how you take your power back." These retreats are where you can do just that—regain your strength and return empowered.


Upcoming opportunities

Are you ready to prioritize your well-being and embrace a journey of self-discovery and renewal? Join us at the upcoming Serenity Virtual Wellness Retreat from June 21-23, 2024, or immerse yourself in the transformative environment of the OYA Wellness Retreat in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, from October 11-14. Register now and secure a spot in these life-changing experiences.


Final thought

In essence, wellness retreats offer busy professional women a multifaceted opportunity to pause and refocus, which is essential in a world where they are frequently expected to perform at high levels continuously. The insights gained from these retreats empower women to return to their daily lives with renewed energy, clarity, and purpose, ensuring they can lead more balanced and fulfilling lives.

As you consider your current lifestyle, ask yourself: When was the last time you truly took a moment for yourself? Reflect on this as you think about the benefits a dedicated time for wellness could bring to your life. Remember, "Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you." – Anne Lamott. Isn’t it time you unplugged?



Dr. Denise Moore Revel, Personal Development & Business Coach

Denise Moore Revel, PhD is a Thought Leader, Best-selling Author and Personal Development coach. She built a career and business in Speech-Language Therapy before realizing she had more to offer when it came to helping others use their voice. This revelation inspired her to become the CEO and founder of the Own Your Amazing Movement (OYA). OYA is a movement that speaks to women who are looking for the perfect balance of happiness and success in their lives. Dr. Denise helps her clients discover their personal power beyond their job title and accolades to achieve a fulfilling life beyond their wildest dreams.



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