Growing wellness. Healing with HeART.

Growing Wellness. Healing with HeART.
Exploring Aromatherapy, Earth Medicine, and the creative process of Art Journaling as paths to healing and wholeness.

Sunday, 21 September 2014


Serenity is elusive.  Even its definition varies with each person's perception. 

The word serenity is derived from the Latin serenus, meaning clear, cloudless, and untroubled; and is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as "the state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled". 

My personal experience with this word began a year ago at a Mindfulness retreat. This retreat was a huge leap out of my comfort zone and through the process of the weekend's workshops and much personal introspection, I realized that serenity was an essential element of my life and something I needed to seek out.  This understanding sparked months of personal growth and healing. 

Serenity to me is peace, but more than that.  It is a sense of balance and equanimity; being grounded and centred and having a purposeful focus.  After sitting with this word for a few weeks, I realized that my word for the coming year had found me.  A year later, I now know that this is a not word for a year, but a word for my life; a kind of divine quest.

Art Journal page celebrating my word for the year.

A year after this retreat, I am drawn back; this time to facilitate.  Funny how one word can lead to so much!

What does serenity mean to you?

For more information about this year's retreat, check here:!amazing-womens-retreat/c19b9