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10/31/13

Take the Pre-Holiday Detox Challenge & Win a Trip to Grail Springs!





What are toxins and why does it even matter that we detox regularly?

Toxins are substances that have harmful effects on the body. They come from food, water, polluted air and from chemicals used to grow and process food, coffee, sugar, pre-packaged foods and junk foods. The number of toxins entering our bodies is reaching unprecedented levels and their cumulative effect on our health is unknown except to say if you are like any other human being alive today, you have experienced days where you feel very unlike yourself; low energy, bloated, dark circles under the eyes, hard time sleeping, and extraordinarily irritable. Most people would agree that these days are happening more and more often throughout a given year.

What most people don't know is that toxins can also originate from within the bodies regular metabolism, produced by the mind in the form of unhealthy emotions. And you thought it was all about the food. For a lot of people toxic emotions is one of their greatest challenges to overcome.

And we know when we are toxic emotionally we make really bad decisions,
like pressing the 'send' button on an email we immediately regret, or eating an entire box of cookies instead of just one...

Normally a healthy stress-free person can process toxins in the liver, kidneys and other organs and then eliminate them through feces, urine, and sweat. However when a person is stressed, this process is hindered. Dehydration, lack of exercise, bad moods, stress, anxiety, lack of dietary fibre, constipation, insufficient consumption of fresh vegetables and fruit, and the cumulative effect of chemicals in our food are just some of the common lifestyle factors that impair normal detoxification and cause toxins to hang around in our digestive, lymphatic, skin, and other places in our body where they can cause damage.

So...Grail Springs recognizes that not everyone can wait to get themselves to our retreat to experience our detox program so we have created 'The Grail Springs Pre-Holiday Detox Challenge' that you and your family members or friends can do at home.

How to Play?

  1. Simply like us on facebook and begin
  2. Post the following: 'I take the Grail Springs Pre-Holiday Detox Challenge!' and state your personal goals.
  3. You can post a pre-detox photo if you like
  4. Photocopy the 'Grail Springs Top Detox Tips' and post to your fridge
  5. We recommend you grab a friend to join in to support each other
  6. On or before December 20th post your successes and an after photo if you wish
  7. On December 21st a panel of judges from Grail Springs will announce the winners based on the best efforts and best successes achieved!
Ist prize - 3/day-2-night  All-inclusive Wellness Weekend for 2
2nd prize - $500 gift certificate towards a Wellness Stay
3rd prize - $250 gift certificate towards a Wellness Stay
Disclaimer: Participants must be over 18 years of age. Prizes must be claimed by December 31st, 2013 and utilized prior to June 20th, 2014. Grail Springs reserve the right to apply black out dates.
The No No List
  • No animal meat
  • No soda pop
  • No white sugar
  • No white flour products
  • No caffeine
  • No alcohol
  • No dairy
  • No white table salt (refer to Himalayan Salt)
  • No artificial or processed foods
  • No complaintive or critical thinking about others
The Yes Yes List!
  • Yes to lots of water with lemon juice (4 oz max while eating)
  • Yes to decaffeinated herbal teas
  • Yes to dark green vegetables and lots of them
  • Yes to fruit in morning only
  • Yes to wheatgrass if you have access
  • Yes to homemade vegetable juices
  • Yes to brown rice, barley, oatmeal, lentils, chick peas
  • Yes to whole grain products
  • Yes to salad dressings made with pumpkin oil, walnut oil, sesame seed oil, hemp see oil
  • Yes to soy milk (minimum), rice milk or almond milk
  • Yes to all foods organic
  • Yes to all positive thoughts of joy and love
And More Yes to...
  • colonics once or twice during a cleanse
  • Himalayan salt baths
  • energy healing modalities; Reiki, Chakra Balancing, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Massage of any kind
  • massages and relaxation therapies
  • fresh air and lots of sunshine
  • steam baths, saunas, infrared saunas
  • yoga, deep breathing, nature walks
  • sleep, naps, meditation and more naps
  • stay positive and optimistic and you will see and feel a change for the better ~ fill your cup, love your life!
- See more at: http://www.grailsprings.com/pre-and-post-arrival-tips#sthash.TkRGx6q2.dpuf

Grail Springs Top Detox Tips ~ follow our tried and true best guide for your cleanse!


Eliminate the following:
  • No animal meat
  • No soda pop
  • No white sugar
  • No white flour products
  • No caffeine
  • No alcohol
  • No dairy
  • No white table salt (refer to Himalayan Salt)
  • No artificial or processed foods
  • No complaintive or critical thinking about others..:o)

Say yes to the following:
  • Yes to lots of water with lemon juice (4 oz max while eating)
  • Yes to decaffeinated herbal teas
  • Yes to dark green vegetables and lots of them
  • Yes to fruit in morning only
  • Yes to wheatgrass if you have access
  • Yes to homemade vegetable juices
  • Yes to brown rice, barley, oatmeal, lentils, beans, chick peas, tempeh
  • Yes to whole grain products
  • Yes to salad dressings made with pumpkin oil, walnut oil, sesame seed oil, hemp see oil
  • Yes to soy milk (minimum), rice milk or almond milk
  • Yes to all foods organic
  • Yes to all positive thoughts of joy and love

And more:
  • colonics once or twice during a cleanse
  • Himalayan salt baths
  • energy healing modalities; reiki, aromatherapy, reflexology
  • massages and relaxation therapies of any kind
  • nature walks, fresh air and lots of sunshine
  • steam baths, saunas, infrared saunas
  • yoga, deep breathing, get out and dance
  • sleep, naps, meditation and more naps
  • stay positive and optimistic and you will see and feel a change for the better
  • fill your cup, love your life!
The No No List
  • No animal meat
  • No soda pop
  • No white sugar
  • No white flour products
  • No caffeine
  • No alcohol
  • No dairy
  • No white table salt (refer to Himalayan Salt)
  • No artificial or processed foods
  • No complaintive or critical thinking about others
The Yes Yes List!
  • Yes to lots of water with lemon juice (4 oz max while eating)
  • Yes to decaffeinated herbal teas
  • Yes to dark green vegetables and lots of them
  • Yes to fruit in morning only
  • Yes to wheatgrass if you have access
  • Yes to homemade vegetable juices
  • Yes to brown rice, barley, oatmeal, lentils, chick peas
  • Yes to whole grain products
  • Yes to salad dressings made with pumpkin oil, walnut oil, sesame seed oil, hemp see oil
  • Yes to soy milk (minimum), rice milk or almond milk
  • Yes to all foods organic
  • Yes to all positive thoughts of joy and love
And More Yes to...
  • colonics once or twice during a cleanse
  • Himalayan salt baths
  • energy healing modalities; Reiki, Chakra Balancing, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Massage of any kind
  • massages and relaxation therapies
  • fresh air and lots of sunshine
  • steam baths, saunas, infrared saunas
  • yoga, deep breathing, nature walks
  • sleep, naps, meditation and more naps
  • stay positive and optimistic and you will see and feel a change for the better ~ fill your cup, love your life!
- See more at: http://www.grailsprings.com/pre-and-post-arrival-tips#sthash.TkRGx6q2.dpuf

"Detoxification is the missing link in modern health care. Grail Springs is a leader in educating and supporting clients in this important area of personal and planetary health."
~ Elson M. Haas, MD, America's Detox Doc, advisor to Grail Springs

What are toxins?
Toxins are substances that have harmful effects on the body. They come from food, water, air, from chemicals used to grow and process food, coffee, sugar, pre-packaged foods and junk foods. The number of toxins entering your bodies is reaching unprecedented levels and their cumulative effect on our health is unknown. Toxins also originate from within the bodies regular metabolism and are produced by the mind in the form of unhealthy emotions.
imageNormally, a person can process these toxins in the liver, kidneys and other organs and eliminate them in the feces, urine, and sweat. Dehydration, lack of exercise, stress, anxiety, lack of dietary fibre and constipation, insufficient consumption of fresh vegetables and fruit, and the cumulative effect of chemicals in our food are just some of the common lifestyle factors that impair normal detoxification and cause toxins to hang around in our digestive, lymphatic, skin, and other places in our body where they can cause damage. Our menu is free of red meat, white sugar, white flour, white salt, soda, alcohol, coffee.
The program doesn’t just work on a physical level. The Grail Springs team is there for you at all times and knows exactly what it takes to help bring you a deep sense of well~being by addressing blockages through energy balancing, relaxation, exercise and whole fresh foods and meals based on the balanced alkaline diet. Emotional and energetic blockages that may have been keeping you from feeling vibrant, alive and happy will begin to dissolve, moving you towards your true mind, body and spirit best.
"Detoxification is the missing link in modern health care. Grail Springs is a leader in educating and supporting clients in this important area of personal and planetary health."
~ Elson M. Haas,
MD, America's Detox Doc, advisor to Grail Springs
- See more at: http://www.grailsprings.com/pre-and-post-arrival-tips#sthash.TkRGx6q2.dpuf

7/4/13

Stepping in to Time Machine set for 1475 AD



Following the indescribable annual gathering that took place this June 24th to 28th; Grail Lady Faire Festival & Conference for Enlightened Women I'm now leaving for a long awaited trip with my mother to Germany, her birthplace and the place of many special memories that have shaped who I am and the purpose I serve today. Our road trip begins in Munich, traveling directly to Landshut to partake in a famous medieval wedding festival for four days. OH Bliss!

After a few days of living in 1475 AD, we'll come back to the present and make our way through Bavaria with endless romantic roads with scattered churches, monasteries and castles such as Neuschweinstein (that which inspired Walt Disney) to our ultimate destination; the Black Forest and the famous spa town Baden-Baden (baden means 'bathe or baths').

Grail Springs is dedicated to the process of transformation and in turn, ever-evolving itself. I head to Baden-Baden with the intent to experience this ancient healing destination where remnants of Roman baths were found and where today exists some of the worlds most modern and beautiful healing spas. By taking to the thermal waters and what is traditionally called 'Die Kur', I look to bring new inspirations and experiences to Grail Springs' guests. 

I look forward to sharing writings, photos and new spa experiences from 'Taking to the Waters' of Baden-Baden. Did I say 'ahhhh'?
Auf Wiedersehen!
Madeleine Marentette, Founder

6/10/13

Win a Day Pass for Two to Grail Lady Faire 2013


We want you to join us at Grail Lady Faire 2013! So, this week we'll be giving away a ticket for you and a BFF (your best friend, Mentor, your Mom, Sister or other significant woman in your life)!!  To enter, all you have to do is answer a skill-testing question! Don't worry, the questions are easy. Plus, you can find clues and answers on the Colours of Woman: Grail Lady Faire 2013 website. No purchase is necessary and, if you win you can even pick the day you want to attend.


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Here is the question for Week Two:

On June 27, between 3:00 and 3:30 you can enjoy "Integrative Meditation Time" or which other free time options?
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Post your answer in the Comments section below and, at the end of the week we'll take the names of the authors of the correct answers and draw one name using random.org. We'll post the name of the lucky winner right here on our Blog. The winner will have one week to claim their One-Day Pass for Two People to Grail Lady Faire 2013, to be held June 24-28, 2013.

Grail Lady Faire is an award-winning 5-day summer festival celebrating women. Share wisdom, gifts and inspiration during 25 presentations, afternoon workshops and networking sessions. A Green Marketplace and Sweet Medicine Alley healers tent, sacred dance, yoga, song and outdoor experiences will open your heart, expand your mind and help you realize your dreams. 


6/6/13

Win a Day Pass to Grail Lady Faire - Question Two



We want you to join us at Grail Lady Faire 2013! So, for the next three weeks, we'll be giving away two tickets a week to a few lucky readers. To enter, all you have to do is answer a skill-testing question! Don't worry, the questions are easy. Plus, you can find clues and answers on the Colours of Woman: Grail Lady Faire 2013 website. No purchase is necessary and, if you win you can even pick the day you want to attend. Share the post on Twitter ( #GLF2013 or @GrailSprings) or Facebook and you'll earn an extra entry!

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Here is the second question for Week One:

On June 26, Psychic Medium Shawna Ross will be leading a Fireside Ceremony and evening discussion  on "Maidens, Mothers and Crones through Time." What Musical Instrument are participants  asked to bring?
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Post your answer in the Comments section below and, at the end of each week we'll take the names of the authors of the correct answers and draw one name using random.org. We'll post the name of the lucky winner right here on our Blog. The winner will have one week to claim their One-Day Pass to Grail Lady Faire 2013, to be held June 24-28, 2013.

Grail Lady Faire is an award-winning 5-day summer festival celebrating women. Share wisdom, gifts and inspiration during 25 presentations, afternoon workshops and networking sessions. A Green Marketplace and Sweet Medicine Alley healers tent, sacred dance, yoga, song and outdoor experiences will open your heart, expand your mind and help you realize your dreams. 


6/3/13

We're giving away a Day Pass to Grail Lady Faire 2013! Week One


We want you to join us at Grail Lady Faire 2013! So, for the next three weeks, we'll be giving away two tickets a week to a few lucky readers. To enter, all you have to do is answer a skill-testing question! Don't worry, the questions are easy. Plus, you can find clues and answers on the Colours of Woman: Grail Lady Faire 2013 website. No purchase is necessary and, if you win you can even pick the day you want to attend.

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Here is the first question for Week One:

On June 27th Grail Springs will be hosting its annual Women, Water and Wine Beach Party Fundraising event. Which Charity will be the recipient of the funds raised at the event?

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Post your answer in the Comments section below and, at the end of each week we'll take the names of the authors of the correct answers and draw one name using random.org. We'll post the name of the lucky winner right here on our Blog. The winner will have one week to claim their One-Day Pass to Grail Lady Faire 2013, to be held June 24-28, 2013.

Grail Lady Faire is an award-winning 5-day summer festival celebrating women. Share wisdom, gifts and inspiration during 25 presentations, afternoon workshops and networking sessions. A Green Marketplace and Sweet Medicine Alley healers tent, sacred dance, yoga, song and outdoor experiences will open your heart, expand your mind and help you realize your dreams. 



      

Note: Not applicable where prohibited by law. Only available to participants over the age of 18.  Tickets have no cash value and there are no substitutions. One Comment per person per week.