Indagare member Hollye Jacobs, who was diagnosed with breast cancer, has been blogging about her experiences in powerful and honest dispatches. One of the places she visited in November was Mii Amo, a spa retreat in Sedona, Arizona that is a favorite of Indagare founder Melissa Biggs Bradley. Here is an excerpt of her time at Mii Amo. To read the complete entry, visit her blog, Brookside Buzz (www.brooksidebuzz.com).
“For my 40th Birthday (in December), we were supposed to take a magnificent trip to New Zealand organized by the wonderful and amazing travel company, Indagare. For those of you who don’t know Indagare, it is my great honor and privilege to be able to introduce you! Indagare puts the magic, adventure and comfort back into traveling. The team is incredibly patient, generous, thoughtful, creative, connected and extraordinary!
“When I received my FBC diagnosis, one of my first unfortunate tasks was to contact the Indagare team (who had worked so hard on the New Zealand trip) to put a halt on our plans. I was devastated, for so many reasons, obviously, but not the least of which was because we were all looking so forward to this trip….I mean REALLY looking forward to this trip! Our 4 3/4 daughter referred to it as our “21-sleep trip to New Zealand to celebrate Mommy’s Birthday.” Get the devastation?
“Indagare founder, Melissa Biggs Bradley and Managing Editor, Eliza Scott Harris were instantly responsive, supportive and understanding…their first suggestion was The Enchantment Resort and Mii Amo Spa. Melissa and Eliza both said that there is no better, more healing place for me (and my family) right now than this magical place in Sedona, Arizona. Because of our previous experience with them, I trusted them implicitly. There is no way to describe how insightful and accurate they were.
“Mii Amo and Enchantment are inspired by the wise and exquisite traditions of the Native American people. There is indescribable beauty and energy in Sedona and specifically in Boynton Canyon. Until this Adventure, I had never been to a place in which balance and harmony are truly palpable.
“Our days were filled with azure skies, red rocks, hiking (one of my favorite things in the entire world to do!) and spa treatments. ”Spa treatments” isn’t the right description. Nah. Not even close. More apt descriptions are “transformative” and “life changing” healing experiences. Such healing experiences included: Mii Amo Spirit, Tarot Card Reading (GREAT REPORT, by the way!), Psychic Massage, Aura Soma, Aura Photo….and the list goes on and on.
“I am a FIRM believer in eastern medicine meeting western medicine…and everything in between. This trip was an incredible SL to this FBC. Quite honestly, Sedona would not have been at the top of the list of my dream places to travel; however, it was PERFECT, absolutely PERFECT for our entire family for that week. I’m so incredibly grateful to Melissa and Eliza for their wisdom and guidance…”
To read the complete entry, visit the Brookside Buzz (www.brooksidebuzz.com).
Read about Melissa’s Mii Amo bonding spa trip with her daughter in 2010
Read more from Melissa about Mii Amo
Read about Ten Tips for Choosing a Spa
Read a member postcard on Mii Amo