Early 19th-century American orator Robert Ingersoll penned the quote, "We rise by lifting others." Anyone who has made an effort to help another in need knows this is true. Whether it's helping a neighbor up the stairs with their groceries, delivering warm food to a family in crisis, donating time or money to a charity close to our hearts, or simply lending an ear to a friend, we welcome that warm, fuzzy feeling that comes from doing a good deed. Contributing to people and causes we believe in fuels our spirit, our highest good, and greater good of all.
One of our favorite local charities to support is the Steve Haydu St. Patrick's Day Lo Tide Run. All proceeds from this 5K and 10K race in Carolina Beach go directly to local cancer warriors in New Hanover County who are in financial need. This year marks the 10th anniversary for the race, which is a true indication of the continued efforts of a community coming together to help their friends and neighbors in need. The race takes place this year on Saturday, March 15th and our team of Wellness Warriors will be on the course, running and walking to support our community. Learn more about the history and register for the race here, and be sure to check out the after party for some great raffle prizes, including a sweet gift basket from Island Wellness!
While giving back to others is good for our spirit, it's also important to give back to ourselves. Taking time to take care of yourself and doing things you to renew your body, mind, and soul will keep you motivated to keep lifting others up when they need it. If you're looking for the perfect Spring get away to give to yourself, we've teamed up with Beacon House Inn Bed & Breakfast and Salty Dog Yoga & Surf to bring you the first Seaside Spring Renewal Retreat. This is a great opportunity to honor yourself and your needs, with a focus on healthy eating for optimal wellness, balancing your body and spirit with yoga, and more, all in a beautiful island setting! Learn more and take advantage of early bird pricing here.
Spring is just around the corner, a time for growth and new adventure. Keep those warm-fuzzies flowing by giving your time and giving back to your community and yourself. Keep rising to be your highest and best self, and keep lifting others with your love and your light!