My first float pod in 2022. My second in all. What exactly is a Float Pod? It’s a Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy (REST) It’s a soundproof tank with about a foot of saltwater. And it’s completely dark. The benefits of a float are muscle relaxation, better sleep, a decrease in pain, and decreased stress & anxiety. Here’s my experience. The first float I did was cool, and honestly a bit stressful. I couldn’t relax as much because I was completely discombobulated, to be honest. But it was very cool and I had decided to do it again.
Today I had my second float and it was way better than the first. I was able to relax and navigate my way through the entire float without lifting the pod lid to make the lights come on. Huge difference. Huge benefits. I’m in love with floating.
Here’s some tips from my floating experience.
Find a place that offers first time introductory floats. They are cheaper because let’s be real… a float isn’t cheap but it will cost you about the same as a 60 minute massage. Be sure to sign up for the newsletter from the place you have chosen to float. They will have random deals and they are well worth it if you like floating. I suggest you do it twice because honestly the first time can be awkward and if you decide whether you will float or not off of that first float you may not want to float again.
My second float was amazing compared to my first. I knew how to navigate myself and prepare better for floating in a pitch black tank of saltwater. And I did not have to get out of the tank or lift the lid so the outside lights would come on. I laid there for an hour in darkness. At one point I couldn’t feel my body. I felt like I was in space. I stopped thinking about alllll the things. I just let it go. I came out of it with a bundle of creative ideas, my skin was soft and tight, I literally felt amazing.
Try it if you’re curious. Do it twice to see if it’s for you. Happy floating my friends.
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Started in 2017 with Communication. Each year since I’ve stepped into a new year with a new word. A Word of The Year is motivation for me. When I have a day that is just not going right. I am reminded by my word. It supports my personal growth. It’s a key component to loving myself and others more each year.
This is a very special design that I drew years ago when living in Japan. Different then most mandala designs I draw. I fell in love with it and never really did much with it, until this year. I decided to jump in and create a 4×4 sticker with it! It’s absolutely brilliant!!!
I am beyond excited to share this with you. I have been working my ass off this year at jobs that were damn challenging and time-consuming. Over the last few months, I cut back from working for others and took that time to work on what I love. Drawing Organic Mandala Designs. In two weeks I have my first Holiday Craft Show that I am setting up with a good friend here in Denver Colorado. There will be over 240 vendors at this show. I will be selling all sorts of artwork. I have been dreaming about getting out and meeting people this way for many years. If you are interested in purchasing any of my sticker designs posted in the photo below send a message my way or click on my Etsy link below. Cost: $3 each Free shipping in the USA Add $2.00 elsewhere You are amazing. Etsy: https://etsy.me/36wy6Uu Instagram: heatherdettmannmandala
Spread Your Wings with Peacock! This mandala and most of my works are inspired by my world travels. Many years ago I went to Australia, this was a huge dream of mine. During my time there I was blessed to see peacocks roaming about in the wild. These birds are magical! Peacocks symbolize re-growth and rejuvenation, royalty, respect, honor, and integrity. Also a symbol of beauty, love, and passion. In Hinduism and Buddhism, these birds are considered to be sacred and worshipped alongside their deities. Place this sticker somewhere that will be seen on a daily basis like a daily journal or planner. Let it remind you how amazing you are. You can purchase it here https://etsy.me/3nhCdxz
Here I am a year and a half into rebuilding my life in America after 13 years in Japan. Phew!!! what a trip it has been. So many emotions on so many levels and that is not what this journal post is about. I am here to invite you to the first holiday fair that I will be part of on Saturday, December 4th right here in Colorado. Here are the details
Come see my good friend Stephanie and I rock this event with all our creativity! I would love to inspire you to leave the big corporations out of your holiday shopping as much as you can this season and go on out there and support artists and crafters. We spend a lot of time and put a load of love into our work to share with the world. We are not machines, we love what we do and we do it for us and you.
One of the greatest things you can do for yourself is honestly not care what other people think about you. People will judge you. They will talk behind your back. They will create drama just for the hell of it. Not losing ourselves in all the chaos that we may create for ourselves or that others around us create is my best advice for today’s post.
Taking long walks in cute towns can truly take your mind off things. Window shopping and for me I love grabbing a yummy hot latte in a adorable coffee shop. This is healing for me, especially in the Fall. Walking into bookstores and checking out what they have. Chatting with the locals. It’s all a bundle of wellness.
This week’s advice is get outside, go on an adventure and talk with people. Have fun. Breathe in the fresh air. It’s a fantastic reboot.
There are people on this planet that believe they can “save” you. It’s wise to understand that no one can save you except you. There are people that believe they know how you are feeling or think they know. They don’t. They are in no way walking in your shoes. Life is amazing and beautiful even on your hard days. Love yourself. Stand up for yourself. Be kind. But be real.