How to Practice Gratitude

How to Practice Gratitude

The best time to practice gratitude is when there are obstacles in our way. In difficult moments, it is often hard to see positive forces as fears are looming. However, this is a good time to be grateful. Not for the things that have us stuck, but for the fact that we can appreciate what does not.

Gratitude can help us see the negative situations in a way that can lessen the bad feelings and panic, and open up our thinking to new solutions and ideas. More times than not, this is when we realize that gratitude requires practice. We have to recognize what we are grateful for, acknowledge it and appreciate it. Truthfully, this is not always as easy at it may seem.

The benefits of practicing gratitude can have an amazing effect on our lives, and often times, learning to be grateful is life-altering. Instead of focusing only on the negative, focus on the positive. Gratitude puts situations into perspective and helps us both the good and the bad which makes it easier to come to a decision. Gratitude also makes us feel thankful for what we have. The awareness of the things we are grateful for can lessen the desire to always want something bigger, better or more. Overall, gratitude makes us happier. It strengthens relationships, reduces stress, and also improves health.

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Gratitude Improves Self-Care

Feeling grateful boosts well-being behaviors. When we feel good, we give our very best to others. Practicing gratitude improves self-care and encourages better physical health and psychological health.

When we practice gratitude and feel good, we eat right, we exercise more and we assess our overall health. Do we need to go to the doctor? Would we like to start a new exercise class? Have we taken time to pamper ourselves? Practicing gratitude makes dealing with these sorts of questions much easier, and chances are, feeling grateful and good will trigger wanting to visit the doctor, pamper ourselves or start a new exercise class.

Gratitude gives us happiness that lasts. It leads to sustainable forms of happiness and self-care. As gratitude is not based in instant gratifications, it is possible to say that if we regularly take time to practice thankfulness and express gratitude, we are likely to see results.

Get Grateful at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center

If you are new to practicing gratitude, Santosa is a wonderful place to start improving your self-care. Our detox retreat located on the beautiful island of Phuket in southern Thailand is surrounded by things to be thankful for, the stunning nature for example, and within close proximity to the beach.

Additionally, Santosa offers a wide variety of classes which manifest mindfulness and gratitude. These classes are also good for health. The center is home to many levels of yoga classes. It does not matter if you are a beginner or an advanced student as our yoga classes are sure to make you feel more limber and centered. We also offer breath work and mediation classes which are sure to enhance the feelings of gratitude.

If you’d like to practice gratitude with us at Santosa, simply fill out the inquiry form below and a member of staff will get back to you. Let’s be grateful together and celebrate this beautiful life.

Celebrate Songkran at Santosa

Celebrate Songkran at Santosa

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Songkran is a super fun event on the annual calendar in Thailand. Known as the Thai New Year, Songkran is deep-rooted in tradition and culture. The festival lasts for three days, but it truly is a mass celebration across Thailand. This year, Songkran takes places from the 13th to 15th of April and is sure to be a wonderful time.

Songkran has to be seen to be believed. Not only is it a traditional Thai festival, it’s also the largest water festival in the country. As April is the hottest month, the water feels cool and refreshing. Kata Beach is Santosa’s local beach and is sure to have many fun activities during the Songkran Festival such as a mass water fight, music and traditional ceremonies.

As Songkran signifies the Thai New Year and a new year often means a new start, perhaps this Thai festival can also be the perfect time to reevaluate your health or put new passion into the fitness goals you started at the beginning of 2018. Once you have had a chance to take part in the festivities, why not take the time to treat yourself?

Pamper Yourself During Songkran

Let Songkran be the time where you restart your “New Year, New You” mentality and take advantage of all that Santosa has to offer. Are you short on time? If you only have a day or two to look after yourself, why not take part in one of our well-rounded One Day Program options? The One Day Detox, One Day Relax and Spring Clean programs are loaded with health & wellness activities and give a real snapshot into what some of the longer programs at our detox retreat are like to experience.

During Songkran, if you have a longer break and are looking to kickstart your health into high gear, check out some of our multiple day detox programs which include the Emotional Detox Program, Full Fast, Raw Food Fast, Active Cleanse, Healthy Eating Program and the Yoga & SPA Retreat. These programs are all professional and tailored to individual needs and goals.

In the event that you are just looking for a place to relax during Songkran, perhaps in between the festivities, you are always welcome to join one of the Santosa fitness classes or enjoy a fresh fruit juice or smoothie at our Juice Bar. If you are feeling hungry and looking for a nourishing meal to provide you with energy to continue the water play, drop into Santosa Vegan Restaurant for a delicious, healthy plant-based meal. Our vegan cuisine is quite unique and you will be amazed at how sophisticated the dishes are while remaining in a completely affordable price range.

Join Us for Songkran at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center

Celebrating Songkran in Thailand is a wonderful experience. The festival is loads of fun and one of the most eventual during the year. However, all of the heat and water play can cause exhaustion. If you are in need of a break and would like to do something for you, do come and visit us at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center.

Located in Phuket, Thailand, Santosa offers a wide range of fitness classes as well as detox & wellness programs. The on-site vegan restaurant is outstanding and allows the opportunity to discover delicious vegan cuisine, raw food and fresh fruit juices and smoothies.

For more information, simply fill out the inquiry form below.
See you soon at Santosa!

How Sugar Affects Our Kid’s Health

How Sugar Affects Our Kid’s Health

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You are what you eat. This is familiar phrase used around the world. Everyone knows this phrase as it is often used to encourage a healthy diet or a dietary change. However, are we really what we eat? Let’s be realistic. There are many people worldwide who hope they are not what they eat.

It is no secret that on a global level, obesity is one the rise. People are getting fatter and fatter every year, and with the weight gain comes a shorter life expectancy. Do you really want to shorten your life span? Sadly, in today’s world, many children are hooked on pizza, fast food, sweets, fried foods, pre-packaged frozen foods and have difficulty in naming fresh vegetables.

The biggest culprit of obesity is sugar, and unfortunately, sugar is everywhere. While many people know the dangers of carbonated, fizzy drinks, they are still consuming them at an alarming rate. Natural sugars can be found in fruit and vegetables, however, it is the added sugars that we need to worry about. To understand if sugar has been added to your food, it’s important to read labels and to remember that even if something says it’s sugar-free, chances are that it isn’t as sugar is often labeled by a variety of other names.

Jamie Oliver’s Teach Every Child About Food

British celebrity chef and restaurateur, Jamie Oliver, suggests that if there is to be a change from such eating habits, everyone will need to help in creating a better and longer life, especially for future generations. Many countries around the world are unhealthy and there are high obesity rates around the globe.

Jamie Oliver breaks it down into a pyramid which consists of Main Street (fast food companies), home and school and says that everyone involved in this pyramid needs to step up to break the vicious cycle of getting fatter and fatter and shorter lifespans.

In Jamie’s pyramid, Main Street is made up of fast food companies and supermarkets. The supermarkets are plagued by misleading labels. For example, low in fat means high in sugar. Home represents the homes we belong to and live in, where unfortunately unhealthy food is often served as it’s often viewed as more convenient than taking the time to prep and cook a more healthy meal. School is obviously where the majority of children spend their time. Again, it’s an unfortunate situation as most schools serve highly processed foods such as burgers, pizza and sloppy joes as well as flavored milk full of sugar instead of normal white milk. All of these factors combined lead to childhood obesity which carries over into adulthood and shortens a person’s lifespan.

In Jamie’s vision for the future, he envisions all three parts of the pyramid getting on board for a healthier lifestyle and healthier eating. He suggests adding Food Ambassadors to popular supermarket and retail chains which help customers shop and teach them about healthier recipes. He also hopes that world governments will help get big brands to help put food education at the heart of their businesses. After all, education is key. The more you know, the further you’ll go.

Jamie is a passionate chef and really believes in a food revolution that consists of simple, healthy recipes and loads of fresh food to replace unhealthy menus for healthier ones. His touching speech ends with his TED Prize wish: “For you to help a strong, sustainable movement to educate every child about food, inspire families to cook again and empower people everywhere to fight obesity.”

Learn to Live a Healthier Life at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center

If you are looking to make a change in your life, especially where your relationship with food is concerned, come visit us at Santosa. We have a wide variety of detox & wellness programs that can help you ditch old eating habits and kickstart a nutritious vegan diet and restart your system.

For more information, simply fill out the inquiry form below. See you soon at Santosa.

Why You Should Consider a Juice Fast at Santosa

Why You Should Consider a Juice Fast at Santosa

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Have you recently been feeling a bit sluggish? Perhaps you are lacking the motivation to look after yourself, eat well and exercise? If you can relate to any of these symptoms, now is the perfect time to try a detox program.

If you are looking for a gentle way to ease into detox and learn more about living a healthier life, a Juice Fast is a really good option. It is a slightly gentler cleanse, which makes it great for those new to detox, but it also remains an effective and true method to rid the body of toxins.

A Juice Fast is truly a wonderful way to kickstart your health and set you on the right track to a healthy diet. Here at Santosa, the Juice Fast detox program consists of delicious, fresh fruit and vegetable juices that utilize the wide variety of tropical produce available on the island.

What are the benefits of a Juice Fast?

There are many benefits of a Juice Fast. First and foremost, a Juice Fast helps to rid the body of toxins and harmful waste. A Juice Fast helps to eliminate cravings and curb your appetite, which gives the stomach a rest. It also is a great way to let the gut repair itself as you will be consuming less calories. It should be noted that even though you are consuming less calories, the Juice Fast still supplies the body with the beneficial vitamins and nutrients that it needs.

Another great benefit of a Juice Fast is that it floods our system with nutrition. As you won’t need to making decisions on what to eat during the program, you will feel satisfied and it might be easier to break some food addictions such as eating loads of carbs or sugar every day.

A Juice Fast is also a natural way to lose weight. You will notice that water bloat subsides and it is possible that you might also lose some fat. Another important fact of a juice fast is that after the first day’s acclimation, you will be able to maintain your energy levels. Many people have expressed that during a Juice Fast, they feel much more energy and loads of mental clarity due to the cutting out of caffeine and other carbonated drinks.

The energy levels are important, and since a Juice Fast allows you to maintain them, when you are staying with us at Santosa you will be able to take part in the wide variety of activities that are available throughout the day at Santosa such as yoga, HIIT, Zumba, TRX, Breathwork, Meditation and so many more.

Choose Santosa Detox & Wellness Center for Your Juice Fast

The Juice Fast Program at Santosa consists of 5 fresh made juices per day plus 3 rounds of cleansing drinks and detox supplements which allow the liver to work in a much more efficient way. In addition, during a Juice Fast detox program you will be able to do colon cleansing 2 times per day. Colemas are an effective way to rid the body of toxins as soon as possible to avoid them reentering the bloodstream. After each colema, you’ll be able to sip on a fresh coconut to restore electrolytes. Another perk of the program is the daily massage and access to the sauna and ice baths which allows for detoxification from other channels.

The Juice Fast detox program at Santosa also offers pre and post program consultations which help to ensure that individual needs are met. Our caring, compassionate staff will be with you every step of the way to offer advice and see to it that you get the most out of your Juice Fast.

Are you ready to sign up for a Juice Fast?

Simply fill out the inquiry below and a member of staff will get back to you. We can’t wait to welcome you to Santosa, our detox retreat on the tropical island of Phuket, Thailand.

Use Detox to Kick Off a Whole New Lifestyle

Use Detox to Kick Off a Whole New Lifestyle

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Is it time for a fresh start?

Are you ready for a whole new lifestyle that will allow you to unleash your full potential? Do you have 21 days to dedicate to a life transformation? If you answered yes to any of these questions, now is the best time to participate in a detox program.

Detox has many benefits and there are many different programs to choose from. However, each program endeavors to achieve the same goal. That goal is to rid the body of toxins.

Over the last year, Santosa has welcomed a wide variety of guests from around the world to our detox retreat. All come with the common goal of transforming their lives and forming healthy habits. Many of our guests choose to stay with us for 21 days to participate in a well-rounded detox program. Is there a significance that comes along with 21 days? Studies have shown that it takes a mere 21 days to build a fitness habit or to make a new hobby stick. In addition, 21 days provide ample time for a transformation cycle with regard to a detox program.

What will happen during a 21-day detox program? 

Even though you might be completely motivated to make a change, it can be quite difficult to do so if your every day environment remains the same. Outside forces can play an important part in your transformation, so choosing to take yourself out of your comfort zone can do wonders.

If it is possible, transport yourself to a healthy, nurturing environment such as the one at Santosa. A new, healthy environment full of people ready and willing to support you can make the experience of a detox that much easier.

A huge plus of coming to Santosa Detox & Wellness Center is that you will be participating in a detox program along with other guests. You will have an automatic support system of peers who understand what you are going through, making it easier to share the emotions, challenges and little gains and wins during the 21 days that you are here.

In addition to a detox program, you will be able to join a wide variety of on-site activities including fitness classes, Zumba, yoga classes, vegan cooking classes, nature walks and much more. Many of our guests find that they enjoy these classes so much that they turn into a hobby. For example, some guests upon their return home decide to continue going to yoga a few times a week.

During the 21 days you spend at Santosa, so many wonderful, positive changes are going to occur. Your perceptions of food and healthy eating, exercise and handling of your emotions will be transformed and viewed in a completely different way from when you first arrived.

Upon completion of a 21-day detox program, you will feel fresh and revitalized. Often times, guests mention that the feel lighter, both physically and emotionally, and that life in general seems a bit more clear.

Post-detox usually brings about a complete life transformation. Many guests continue on their health and wellness journey building upon the foundations learned during their detox program.

Experience 21 days at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center

Located on the tropical island of Phuket, Thailand, Santosa Detox & Wellness Center is a luxurious detox retreat set amongst jungle clad hills above Kata Beach. Our comprehensive detox programs will kickstart your health, challenge your comfort zone and produce excellent results. If you are interested in learning more about spending 21 days detoxing with us, simply fill out the inquiry form below and a member of staff will contact you. See you soon at Santosa!

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