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  • Writer's pictureRosanna María Salcedo

Spirit, Sand, & Sea -The Story

Of all of my identities, I am most aware of what it means to be a woman. As women we have great creative power, deep capacity for empathy and care, and intuitive intelligence that is minimized and overlooked. Living in a patriarchal society we often have to fight to be seen, heard, and valued. We internalize this fight and struggle to demonstrate our worthiness. This happens in our families, cultures, institutions, and systems. In my conversations with women over the years, it is clear that even the most resilient among us, the ones who seem to be thriving and have it all together, struggle to heal the wound of not feeling good enough.

Women are called on to be the teachers, caretakers, and healers in our families and in society, but they often fail to care for and heal themselves, ignoring their personal needs and desires. As women, it’s time to heal our wounds and recognize our worth; To release the things that do not serve us, to rewrite our stories, and live as authentically as possible. This has been my journey as well, and I have benefitted from the support and guidance of many women. Now I want to do the same for others. There is great strength in women being vulnerable and bearing witness to each other’s stories. This is the space I aim to create at Spirit, Sand, & Sea.

My ancestors are from a beautiful island in the Caribbean, and I have always lived close to the sea. The ocean is where I go to heal and restore my body, mind, and soul. Like other women, I have had my fair share of struggle. As a first-generation, Latina, and single mother to two boys, I have experienced many challenges: illness, divorce, financial struggles, career changes, loss, child bearing and rearing, all the things we experience in life. My latest struggle is coming to terms with turning 50 and contemplating what that means. Throughout it all, I always find my way to the rhythmic ebb and flow of ocean waves. It is a healing balm that cleanses my spirit and helps me feel renewed. I want to share what I have learned, and for others to benefit from the collective power of our experiences, and of the sea.

I believe in using my skills, abilities, and talents to respond to what the world needs, and right now I am being called to work with women. Through personalized, small group retreats and one-on-one coaching, I provide the resources, encouragement, and support women need to be successful in their wellness journey. I am most happy when I can help people thrive by achieving greater happiness and wellbeing. To run a sustainable business that allows me to live comfortably doing the things I am passionate about and enjoy, is a dream come true.

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