Reset Your Life: And Get A Free Flight!

By Cierra Savatgy-King

Do you want to think right, feel good and become a better you? We have the perfect way for you to start the new year healthier, happier, and experiencing a Belize vacation you’re most likely in need of.

Get a *free flight* to Reset Retreat, a women’s personal growth and yoga retreat in adventurous Hopkins, Belize when you book your retreat. The retreat is providing flights from various US cities, including Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Austin, Corpus Christi, San Antonio, New York City, Oklahoma City, Miami, Boston, and Newark. If your city is not listed, don’t worry. They are providing an equally discounted amount off the retreat for guests located in other cities.

“We love to pamper our guests,” says co-founder Natalie Jenkins, “and having the opportunity to be their personal concierge for this retreat is amazing. It’s just another way to provide our guests with an exceptional experience.”

To take advantage of the offer, which expires January 15, 2016, simply sign-up here to receive your complimentary code for the February 19 – 24, 2016 retreat. (See terms)

The retreat is all inclusive and highlights the best of Belize while focusing on the best of its guests. Reset Retreat helps you release yourself from bad habits, toxic relationships, needy friends, family and unappreciative coworkers by giving you the time and space to heal, reset and grow. The luxury private villa, Villa Verano, is a perfect setting to combine personal growth with exceptional experiences. Enjoy daily yoga, life coaching sessions, cultural explorations, tropical adventures and relaxation and make a resolution to allow yourself to become the priority.

Interested in ways to reset at home? Check out these blogs… You deserve it.
10 daily things to reset your patterns
How to add mindfulness to your everyday
Simple reminders to love yourself

Reset Your Patterns: 10 New Habits To Try

By Cierra Savatgy-King

Do you wake up, go to work, come home, eat dinner, go to bed, and do it again the next day? Have you found yourself rinsing and repeating?

I know this story all too well. And I never thought I would. Somehow the day-to-day shuffle found roots in me and it was like an invasive plant. The nasty roots kept growing. My life was an auto-pilot, and I wasn’t taking notice of the beautiful, magnificent world around me.

After some ah-ha moments of realizing my patterns weren’t healthy, I acknowledged something had to change. I shook it up big time to try to loosen those nasty roots so I could put them back in a healthy place.

I put my life in a storage unit, started renting vacation rentals and moving every two weeks in my home town. Among the lost clothes and shoes, I somehow found myself because I wasn’t on auto-pilot anymore. I was forced to wake up and look around me (literally, I had to remember where I lived). My comfort zone had to be broken down just a bit.

Getting out of our comfort zone doesn’t necessarily have to mean jumping off of a cliff when you’re terrified of it, or quitting your job right now because it’s not perfect. Sometimes it’s the tiny things we do that allow us to see life just slightly differently: and then those big steps aren’t clouded with fog. Clarity emerges.

After more than a year of living in vacation rentals, I wanted to share the top 10 tiny things that contributed to a monumental change in my life by simply resetting daily patterns.

Here are 10 simple ways to reset your daily patterns to turn off auto-pilot and allow for self discovery:

1. Drive home a different way.

When living at 17 homes in Austin in a year, I literally had to remember where I lived. I had to be awake and aware. I started finding new streets with beautiful parks & creeks that I had always just driven by before.

2. Stop using the word “busy.”

When someone asked how I was, I used to always respond with, “busy.” I realized how often I was using this and how it provides no value to say it. We are all busy! It’s like answering, “I’m alive! And you?” I tried not allowing myself to use this word for a month, then realized how big of a change I felt. I now consider “busy” profanity in my house. Consider the question with a real response. It shifts the energy. “Today I’m excited because I just killed it in my presentation.” “Really? What was it about?” Boom. Authenticity unites.

3. Call your barista by their name.

It somehow feels awkward for me to do this. I don’t think it’s just me, because I noticed most of us don’t do it…even when the person is wearing a nametag. Test it out: you may be surprised at how it actually wakes up the person in front of you and they engage with you personally. It’s a fun experiment.

4. Do your daily walks/runs backwards.

Not literally backwards, though that would shake it up too. Go the opposite way you normally go. Or pick a different path altogether, even if you have to drive 3 minutes to get to another neighborhood. Houses, trees, and yards look different. You don’t know what’s right around the next corner.

5. Pick a restaurant or bar you’ve never been to.

The next time a friend suggests happy hour, look for a place you’ve never been before. I am prone to pick the places I know I can find parking at and I know the drinks will be a hit. But living in different neighborhoods in my town required me to take a look at restaurants and bars I wouldn’t have necessarily gone to. What better discovery than new places to share a cocktail!?

6. Dance like a complete fool with a ‘Morning Happy Dance’

This sounds totally silly & I may regret sharing this, but sometimes at my house we have “Morning Happy Dances.” They consist of about 30 seconds of throwing your hands around in the air, jumping with no rhythm whatsoever, making contorted movements…then going back to normal like it’s no biggie. If that doesn’t “wake me up” out of a funky pattern, I don’t know what would.

7. Switch your pantie or bra drawer.

With each house we live in, our clothes live in different closets. Our shoes go in different places. Our towels dry on different hooks. And my pantie drawer gets moved around. Instead of reaching in the exact same place each and every morning, I had to think one extra second where something was. Because it’s so minute, it doesn’t add additional stress of not finding something. It’s so incredibly tiny, but still wakes up your brain.

8. Try saying ‘yes’ to something you wouldn’t normally say ‘no’ to.

I have a friend who believes in saying ‘yes’ to almost every invite. It has led him to some incredible experiences that most of us would consider once-in-a-life. (It’s also led him to being taken by real pirates once, so there’s that). Point being, saying ‘yes’ to something wild can completely wake up every inch of your senses. A friend invited me to a trapeze class. “What? You want me to fly through the air, 40 feet up with no training?” I did it. My hands were shaking like I’ve never shaken before – and I’m not even afraid of heights. It was truly terrifying. But holy crap, it was amazing. I felt more free than I’d felt in years. I walked away like I was on top of the world.

9. Try saying ‘no’ to something you normally say ‘yes’ to.

Alternately, I’ve had some serious breakthroughs saying ‘no’ this year. I tend to pack my schedule completely full. The old me would think if my calendar wasn’t filled, I was doing something wrong. But what actually has happened with some empty slots, besides less stress and ‘me time’, is that open slots have allowed for spontaneity with things I truly care about. It never gets written in my calendar, it just happens.

10. Set a goal (with a deadline) and reach it.

This can be small and attainable. It’s so easy to say someday you’ll do this or that, but then we get filled with guilt for NOT doing it. We can’t always do everything we want, but something changes inside us when we reach a goal. This month for me was getting up on stage & singing karaoke at the neighborhood karaoke joint. I did it it, and I feel like I surpassed a big hump. For me, it isn’t just about pushing myself out of my comfort zone, but working towards something. Like finishing a painting, picking up the phone and calling an old friend, taking a dance class, or even having a “first date” with yourself to consider setting some big goals. Pick something small, put a short deadline on it, and just do it. I was surprised how this change in pattern made the BIG goals much less scary to conquer.

I’m a work in progress, like we all are. Some days I do the above magnificently well. Others I stumble and fall right back into my previous patterns. But, realizing that small changes in my pattern can wake me up gets me excited to try something different.

These experiences have inspired me to think differently, act differently, and see the world just at a slightly different angle. I still wake up, go to work, come home, eat dinner, and go to sleep, but I’m doing it awake. These tiny changes made a monumental impact in my life.

I hope one or two of these makes an impact in your life.

Simple Reminders To Love Yourself Each Day

By Cierra Savatgy-King

Do you actively love yourself each day? Remembering to love ourselves is something we frequently forget to do. We get distracted by the day-to-day and it’s easy to put ourselves on the back burner. The Reset Retreat team set out to ask women who we sincerely respect how they actively remember to love themselves each day.

Here’s what these inspirational ladies had to say:

“I dance and meditate each day. Even if it’s just one song and a 5 minute sit in silence, this taps me into my love of being alive and wonder and gratitude for my healthy, beautiful body.”

– KC Baker, Founder of KC Baker International Inc.

“This may seem strange but I take time out when having a shower just to cleanse the day from my body and mind, and as the water covers my body I think about all the great things I am blessed with; a healthy body, a strong business, kind and generous friends. Mainly I thank God that I was born me, flaws and all. My favorite saying is that what makes us different makes us beautiful. I celebrate my difference.”

– Mellissah Smith, Founder of Marketing Eye, Australia

“I try to actively practice self compassion – realize that I am human and that making mistakes is inevitable, and even desirable. This is where the learning occurs. When I do make a mistake, I remind myself to treat myself as I would a friend. Surely I would not shame and denigrate a friend who made a mistake; I would treat that friend with love, care, compassion and forgiveness.

– Danelle Gerber, Mother of 2

“When I put my hand on my heart I actually say out loud to my heart ” I love you” a couple of times to feel that love and it’s response – it always responds to me with warm feeling all throughout my body – I totally feel my vibration change. ”

– Olga Pechnenko, Founder of RevenueHire, Austin

“I find that what reminds me to love myself are the moments when I am most loving towards others. My favorite thing in the WHOLE world is giving someone a fun surprise – a gift that is perfect for them. A little handmade something created with love, even an unexpected note sharing my adoration for them and telling them why they matter to me. I love loving others! The interesting thing is that the moments I am most filled with love for others are the same moments I am most filled with love for myself. My giving is both a mirror of my love reflecting it back and a magnifying glass making it larger.”

– Melissa Lombard, Founder of 5 Year Project.

“I make sure to take 30 – 60 minutes to exercise everyday. This is my meditation and I use those minutes to focus solely on doing something good for my mind and body. I listen to my repetitious deep breathing and leave feeling refreshed, focused, and thankful I am a still moving.”  –

– Jennifer McCamish, Founder of Dancers Shape.

“My time alone makes me feel incredibly connected, loved and at peace with myself. I used to avoid being alone. I filled my schedule with noise and distraction because spending time with myself felt scary and lonely. A couple of years ago, I faced my fear of aloneness by choosing to spend a weekend by myself in a Texas Hill Country cabin. I found out that my own company isn’t quite so bad. In fact, I sort of fell in love with myself on that trip. I now relish these solo getaways and make them a priority. ”

– Amanda McPherson, Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern under the supervision of Kat Elrod, LPC-S. and author of Girl, Get Your Roots Done!

“I have made my home a sanctuary for myself, so that coming home at the end of a long day is to a place that nourishes me and makes even the most difficult of days comforting. I think it is so important to make your surroundings beautiful and create a place for yourself that you feel good in always. Before I go to sleep I find even a quick minute to reflect on the good and how far I have come in my crazy journey.”

– Rachelle Wintzen, owner of The Chi Junky Studio and yoga and nutrition guide at the Reset Retreat in February.

How do you love yourself each day? Let us know on Facebook or send us an e-mail so we can add onto our growing list!

We hope that you find some inspiration in reminding yourself that you are amazing.

Like Mae West said, “I don’t like myself, I’m crazy about myself.”

Go be crazy about yourself.

How To Reset Your Path In Life

By Cierra Savatgy-King

I was going to be a famous singer, make $1 million by 26 years old, and use that $1 million dollars to build a resort like Atlantis Resort where people could experience ultimate fun. This was my dream that started when I was about 8. Just to be clear, Atlantis actually cost $800 million to build. I point this out because I was delusional. Sure, an 8 year old can be delusional. Heck, a 20 year old can be. But when I started nearing 26, I realized I had kept some of those delusions my entire life and didn’t allow the dream to grow.

Because so much of that dream had real passion, all of it stayed with me my entire life. It couldn’t change. I would show all those naysayers: I am going to do it if it kills me. And it kind of did: my spirit anyways.

I was tirelessly working towards a dream that I hadn’t fully formed – as an adult self. I was spinning my wheels for something that wasn’t making me happy.

I recognized this as fear. Just conquer the fear. Push through. You’ll love it when you get there.

Even as I put pen to paper, there’s something in the back of my head saying, “but you love singing so much!” I do. But a dream should never be put in a box.

I was starting to see something extremely terrifying: The “dream box” that had defined me my entire life wasn’t actually what I wanted. It rocked my world.

One day I woke up and it just hit me: I needed to figure out what my dream was again. Sounds great! How in the world does one do that?

I decided this would be my new focus: Figure it out. But I needed to shake things up. Because I didn’t know what that even looked like, I had to change my patterns and get outside of routines and bad habits to (hopefully) see more clearly. I needed a reset button.

I had read about others going through rough patches and how they picked up, quit their jobs and traveled the world – backpacking across Europe and meeting unique strangers over drinks at the hostel. I really like nice linens and pillows. This wouldn’t work for me. But they were onto something.

My man and I packed up our life, put it in a storage unit, and started living in vacation rentals in the town we lived to get a different perspective for 3 months, changing homes every few weeks.  This was something manageable. I could do this.

Fast forward to over 1 year and 18 houses later, this ended up being a game changer. Small things were making a monumental change: How I drove home, where I parked my car, which restaurants I went to, where I took my daily walks. I wasn’t able to be on autopilot. It was making me jump outside of my patterns. The most amazing thing started happening: I began noticing the leaves in the trees and the brilliantly blue skies. I also started seeing what makes me happy, all the way down to my core.

I jumped outside of my comfort zone, which led me to 3 inspiring entrepreneurs I met while sailing in Croatia. These women are now my partners in crime for Reset Retreat, a women’s wellness and adventure retreat in Belize, with a focus on resetting your path.

Through this, I realized my dream – all along – has been to build incredible experiences for people that make them happy. As long as I’m doing that, I’m on the right track.

This is who I am. This is why I am here today with Reset Retreat.

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