The Mediterranean sea turned out to be the real healer, as we stared out at the sea each day or swam in the salt water.
SELF DISCOVERY JOURNEYS | BLUE LIFE
After my son died, I was introduced to a non-profit organization, Project Grace, founded by Carole Mahoney and Catherine Bowen Stern, that was offering a trip to Greece on a catamaran with other mothers who had also lost a love one. As part of the voyage, we read and experienced first hand the grieving rituals of the Greek people as we sailed from island to island. What astonished me was the reaction to us as we entered port. We were greeted by strangers with open arms, warmth and compassion. The news had spread from island to island that we were mothers who were carrying this grief and that we were on our journey to come to some understanding of our purpose in the world. The Mediterranean sea turned out to be the real healer, as we stared out at the sea each day or swam in the salt water. Did you know that the salt content of the Mediterranean sea is the same as the salt content of grieving tears? Since that trip, I have been back to Greece, Turkey, and Croatia many times with others who shared the experience of the healing quality of the water. My partner, Angela Mavredis, who owns Endless Blue, a yacht chartering company with her husband, George, organized these trips in support of Project Grace. In 2016, Angela and I, along with Laura Jenks Daly started Blue Life, wellness programs specifically curated for a catamaran on the Mediterranean. These programs offer week long trips with a crew and practitioners to bring mindfulness, yoga, meditation, and cultural activities on the islands for a better understanding of how to live life with balance. Join us on a journey. www.blue-life.org