“Feel the breeze”
Those words seamlessly became etched on a small little business card during Nell Rueckl’s “Make Your Inner Shadow Your Game Changer” talk.
Those three words basically sum up the magical energy whirlwind that was WELL Summit 2018.
It was a weekend in Brooklyn that I truly will never forget.
It was also a weekend full of so many firsts: my first drive to NYC, my first time parallel parking in NYC, my first time going to a conference as part of an “influencer/insider” group, and my first time truly being comfortable with the idea of being fully uncomfortable.
I drove down with my giveaway winner, Molly, one of my friends Miriah, and her mom Debbie. We fueled up with a a little Remedy Exchange before we hit the road. Any hesitations I had about driving for 4.5 hours went out the window when we got on the highway.
Molly and I stayed at the McCaren Hotel, and I’m pretty sure anytime I need to go to Brooklyn, I’m going to be staying there. It was stunning, and their rooftop bar is probably the most relaxing place I’ve been too. We grabbed a drink there, and headed to Brooklyn Bowl for a bigger dinner.
On Friday, before heading to WELL Summit, we decided to get our sweat on and went to Y7 a few blocks down (and… the founder of Y7 was one of the keynote panelists for the Summit). Again, if you find yourself in NYC or LA – check out this awesome warm yoga studio that matches their flows to awesome music, and gives you the chance to flow by candle light.
After class, it was off to WELL Summit. The Brooklyn Expo center is gorgeous, and everything about the checkin process was seamless and welcoming. We did a quick lap around the market place before we met up with Miriah and Debbie for the first keynote.
The magic started right then and there.
I have a whole notebook full of notes and quotes, and I had been grappling with how to write this recap, because it could be a book.
So – I’m recapping it simply with “feel the breeze”.
Because that’s one thing that I finally was able to allow myself to do – feel the breeze when I fall, feel the breeze when I soar, feel the breeze as the energy starts whirlwinding around.
WELL Summit was 360 degrees of wellness wrapped up in a beautiful tornado of beauty, power, and excitement.
I learned so much about how to allow myself to feel, how to embrace the virtigo that happens before a big change, and how to open myself up to new opportunities.
It all kinda manifested together in our last dinner in Brooklyn together.
We had left the expo center, and Jenny (from Barefoot Yoga Shala) had run across the street to take a photo with the lululemon wall (pictured above). We were running HIGH on all the good vibes from the weekend, and decided to wander to find dinner. We said that we were going to let the energy guide us and let us know where we should go for dinner.
Enter, Scriptum Brooklyn.
Tucked away on Kent Ave, the outdoor lights caught our eye and off we went. We chose to sit outside to enjoy a little view of the water way and people watch. Our server, Hugo (who is also the Beverage Director), was the best. There really aren’t any other words to describe him. He welcomed us graciously, and made Miriah the best looking mocktail I’ve ever seen, and then told us how he made the lavender infusions for the drink earlier on. The food was out of this world – we all couldn’t stop laughing and smiling.
Here is when the magic really started to kick in. We were all thinking about dessert, so Hugo brought us the menu. We couldn’t figure out which one we wanted, and we joked about ordering one of everything. In the end, we decided not to.
So, when Hugo brought out EVERY SINGLE DESSERT ON THE MENU – we all started to laugh.
We manifested the shit out of free dessert.
Literally, we were flying high.
We couldn’t stop talking to him about WELL Summit, and about how magical it was. He laughed with us and then gave us a grand tour of the whole space. They have only been open for a little bit over a year, and have been trying to make their name known, but literally being the KINDEST people in the game.
Thank you WELL Summit for helping me “Feel the Breeze” – for letting the energy guide me, us, and teaching me how to trust my gut.
Plus, picking up some goodies from Branch Basic, Muskaan, and OY-L was an amazing perk too.
I’ve already booked my hotel for next year – so, my question to you is… are you going to be joining me? I promise you will not regret it.