Captain Farris House

Exterior view of the inn with text Self-Care & Wellness Retreat on April 28-30, 2023, at the Captain Farris House.

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Top Tips for a Wellness Retreat on Cape Cod

When was the last time you checked in with yourself to see how you’re doing mentally, physically, or emotionally? If it’s been a while, you need to consider checking in to our top tips for a wellness retreat on Cape Cod. With all the talk about self-care in our ever-changing world, perhaps you need a refresher to remind you just how critical taking care of yourself means to your well-being.

What is Self-Care?

But what is self-care, you might ask? Anything you do to remain healthy in mind, body, and spirit results in self-care. With proper care and a whole-health approach to living, taking time to renew and refresh promotes resilience, a longer life, and reduces stress. In essence, physical, mental, and emotional well-being promotes positive outcomes elsewhere in life.

“Self-care is a deliberate choice to gift yourself with people, places, things, events, and opportunities that recharge our personal battery and promote whole health — body, mind, and spirit.” 
— Laurie Buchanan

How to Incorporate Self-Care into Your Daily Life

Consider the following tips for incorporating self-care into your daily life.

  1. Start your day with positivity. Be mindful of your stressors and work to refocus negative energy. Consider adding yoga or mindful meditation to your morning routine.
  2. Listen to your body. Make exercise a habit. Find an activity you enjoy and make it part of your day. A few minutes of stretching, dancing to your favorite tunes, or even a brisk walk rejuvenates your physical well-being.
  3. Explore your creativity. Find an activity that engages your mind in a profound and meaningful way. Delve into the classics, start a journal, join a choir or chorus, or let your inner chef loose in the kitchen. Listen to your sixth sense and channel your energy towards positive expression.
  4. Allow yourself to enjoy physical, emotional, and mental pleasure. Schedule a massage, facial, or mani/pedi. Go shopping. Take a hot bath. Walk the beach. Immersing yourself in pleasurable activities revives not only the mind but the body and spirit as well.
  5. Get social. Build a sense of community with friends and family. Connect with like-minded people through groups, events, retreats, or online chat rooms.

Self-Care and Wellness Retreat

A wellness retreat is a great way to take a break from the stress of daily life and focus on nurturing yourself. And Cape Cod, with its stunning natural beauty, quaint villages, and peaceful beaches, stands out as the perfect destination for a few days to practice self-care. Partnering with the Cape Cod Cultural Center, the Captain Farris House is happy to organize a  wellness program that addresses the core principles of self-care for you and your inner circle.

Located in the peaceful and historic village of Bass River, this lovingly restored captain’s home resides directly across the street from the Cape Cod Cultural Center. Founded in 2007, the Cultural Center forms the hub of activity for artistic exploration. Its programs and exhibits cultivate curiosity, creativity, and enriching experiences through exhibitions, arts education, life-long learning, music, and events.

Together, we will organize a wellness program that offers guidance and options for you to adopt self-care as a way of life. The foundation of the retreat employs the three basic principles of wellness.

Embrace nature: Cape Cod is known for its stunning natural beauty. There’s no better way to take advantage of this than by spending time in our glorious gardens or exploring nearby nature preserves and blissful beaches.

Eat well: Eating well is essential to self-care, and Cape Cod is home to fantastic restaurants and cafes. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and a light bite to start your day before heading out to meditate. Then return to the Inn for a freshly prepared breakfast with local and seasonal ingredients. And treat yourself to afternoon tea served with love in our charming dining room and indoor courtyard.

Get plenty of rest: Getting enough sleep is essential for overall health and well-being.  Accommodations at the Captain Farris House offer an oasis of comfort and luxury. You can choose to mix and mingle in our common rooms or seclude yourself in your private guest room.

Join us for a magical time and allow yourself to dive deeply into our top tips for a wellness retreat on Cape Cod.

Contact us to discuss a personalized self-care retreat for you and your inner circle. It’s a great way to unwind and reconnect with yourself and your tribe!

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