Me Time

The importance of “me time” is as precious as the air we breathe. Me time is about being present with yourself, mind & body. It’s the conscious effort of taking that much needed time-out to find balance with our inner-self. Believe it or not, your body & mind are connected and for them to function properly in sync you must be aligned. When Owner, Jen Doerger of Woodhouse Day Spa in Walnut Creek invited me to experience an afternoon at her luxurious two-story location in the heart of Downtown, I of course couldn’t resist the opportunity.

Self-care is how you take your power back.

Lalah Delia

Upon arrival into their spacious grand lobby upstairs, I was greeted by the front desk staff which were oh so inviting to say the least. After a quick chat I was escorted through a set of double glass French doors passing by an exquisite water feature. As I made my way through the dim lite hall to the women’s dressing room I was informed that my massage therapist, Adam would meet me across the hall in their quite room.

From inside the dressing room it housed two private bathrooms, a sizable private shower room, and an open locker area with sinks and amenities. As a guest to the spa you are gifted a lovely logo tote bag where you are able to gather all of you belongs in and place into a 4-digit locker. Slipping into one of their plush robes and slippers I freshen up for a quick moment before exiting. When I opened the door there stood Adam my message therapist with a fresh bottle of water. While we made it down a series of closed doors to the one that lead to my private oasis Adam asked a few questions about areas that needed more attention than others in additional to any limitations he should be aware of. I highly appreciated his subtle questions as they elevated the experience, providing me the opportunity to share areas I needed more attention to.

Their 80 minute Deep Tissue Massage ($200) was just what I needed and long overdue. Adam used strategic strokes to increase circulation and release muscle tension with a combination of trigger point therapy, sports massage and other unique modalities working to relieve strain, stress and inflammation. During my massage I laid in a mediation state as the spa music played softly in the foreground, I literally felt myself in a trance of pure tranquility.

I highly recommend Woodhouse Day Spa to anyone that is seeking “me time” and as I previously mentioned above, its something we all need to gift ourselves so why not experience it with Jen and her skilled staff in Walnut Creek. To book your well deserved me time or to purchase a gift card for that special someone in your life, click the link below & prepare to be pampered.

Woodhouse Day Spa Walnut Creek  
Video Editing c/o Morii.Collective
Photography c/o Laurie Rockwell


A Mother’s Love

01. Created for Macy’sDiamond Accent Patterned Bangle Bracelet
02. Kitchen AideTilt-Head Stand Mixer
03. CHANELChance Box Set
04. Jane IredaleGlow Time Mineral Bb Cream
05. ChloeNomade Eau De Pafum Body Lotion
06. CassadecorRelaxed Bathrobe
07. BABORCleanformance Phyto
08. Russell + HazelA5 Journal
09. Kendra ScottAddie Earrings in Gold
10. INCFloral Tassel Scarf
11. Soap CherieBath Soak
12. Dry Farm Wines & Viski Belmont Stemless Wine Glasses
13. BvlgariThe Blanc 3-Piece Soap Set
14. Saint LaurentTribute Slide Sandal
15. One King’s Lane9″ French Bee Floral Arrangement
16. Napa ScentsVanilla Crème Candle
17. ChantecailleMatte Chic Lipstick
18. Macy’sScrolled Acanthus Leaf Cream Ceramic Soap & Lotion Set
19. SlipPure silk ‘ Rose All DaySleep Mask
20. LancômeAbsolue Revitalizing Eye Cream


The Beauty of Power

There will be moments in your life when you will be asked to take a journey into the unknown. Moments when nobody will be there to hold your hand and walk your path with you. And when that happens, you must stand in your power. Its when you find yourself becoming awakened spiritually, you are able to see and receive the signs that the universe is providing you.

For those awakened they have a mindset of – everything is happening FOR YOU, rather than TO YOU. Obstacles will arise for us all; it is inevitable so by having the inner power to reframe your mindset with cognitive reappraisal you can then use your obstacles to your advantage. In return you will view them as lessons and blessings.

“Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late. You don’t have to like it… it’s just easier if you do.”

You may not realize this, by saying ‘yes’ to everything when you should be saying ‘no’ is one way you quickly distance yourself from your authentic truth and personal power. Unfortunately, many do it to gather love or approval of those around them staying in situations that are simply based out of convenience not love. We wear the guilt and pain from the one we are seeking validation from and these partnerships become over time toxic and unhealthy causing a severe imbalance.

When we choose to enable the poor behavior of others we are making the sound choice to give our power away. What if we started to use logic rather than our emotions, would we have experienced as much heartbreak? The answer is, most likely not. We all have karmic debt that must be paid and as we move through life with conscious awareness we take our power back knowing what is meant for us, will come back to us right.

Vintage Bill Berman California Sweetheart Dress 
Vintage Rhinestone Necklace, similar here.
Sam Edelman Pumps
Foundation CHANEL, Lipstick Maybelline Nails, Red Carpet Manicure
Photography c/o Laurie Rockwell