On Wednesday I head to Vieques, Puerto Rico for our annual Balance retreat. I am so excited to be engaged in this experience while sunning and funning on the beach. There is no better opportunity for me to practice appreciation of my body. Winter in Minnesota gives you plenty of chances to “avoid” with all the clothes and layering required. Within this opportunity lies a challenge as well, because after all, less clothes means more scrutiny. Well, we’ll see how this goes, I am ready, willing, and able, to love and accept myself where I am, to see the beauty that lies within and without, to be grateful for my unique qualities, inner and outer, and to check the negative self talk when it comes up!