As I head up to Ratna Ling for the 2nd New R&R retreat with my favorite Pilates girl Caitlin Kolb, I've been ruminating over retreating. It's a luxury to step away for days on retreat. A luxury of time and money and circumstance. So I've been thinking about how each day contains opportunities for a time out. The last few months have been a retreat of sorts for me right here in San Francisco. I've made a conscious effort to disconnect and turn toward me. Less phone and outings. More stillness, quiet, pages with ink, and journals to fill. Strong as my FOMO was at times, the benefits have been worth it. And I can't recommend it enough. Stepping back helps me face that nagging feeling that somehow I am not enough. (Many of us struggle with one or more of these types of core beliefs that we take on as truth.) Retreating helps me connect to my body and remember that I already have all that I need. From that place, I am able to connect more intimately with the world around me. I believe we can retreat every day with simple acts: turning our phones off at night; spending five minutes breathing in fresh air without our phones in hand; dipping our feet into the deep blue sea without instagramming the experience or even thinking about instragramming the experience.