I was very excited for 2020 as it marks 20 years since I've incorporated The Secret Garden in my grandmother's garage on Winham Ave. in New Dorp Beach. I definitely thought 2019 was the toughest year with half my staff leaving to a booth franchise, it was hard as hell but with the help of my amazing team we rebuilt it.  2020 was off to a great start until now, here we are, all struggling our own battles at this difficult and uncertain time. What I can say for sure is we can't stress over what we can't control. Take this break to take care of yourself and your soul, do the things you never had time to. We finally have an opportunity to slow down!  

Its evident that our societies addiction to over-production, over-consumption, and individual achievements was a mental, political, and environmental disaster. As social distancing measures are being implemented around the world, a sharp increase in life-saving air quality has already been documented from China to Italy, with carbon emissions reaching new lows each day because of reduced air travel. 

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At this point, most of us are already living in conditions of enforced slowness and distancing that are finally giving us the opportunity to work less, spend time with loved ones, and find the time to chat, read, play music, cook, go for long walks, and engage in all the pleasures we had forgotten to cultivate as we were chasing our dreams of our accelerated, anxious lives.

Our traditions used to prescribe days of rest, family, and pleasure like the Sabbath — along with many opportunities for ritual gathering and celebration of our shared humanity and a common search for meaning. COVID-19 also reminded us that the very social fabric that once made us strong was broken, and is showing us the way to fix it.

Which brings me back to one of my favorite quotes from J.K. Rowling,

“It does not do to dwell on your dreams and forget to live.”
I love this quote because I am a dream chaser and I have to constantly remind myself, Life is not about my Dreams but the journey to them.

Hey if you're bored I really enjoyed this blog to stir up some wellness projects at home.........
May everyone get through this as peacefully as possible.
with Gratitude, Vivian Pisano
 Anyone with questions or concerns please feel free to contact me directly Vivian@thesecretgardenspa.com

We will keep in touch to let you know when we are reopening - keep an eye out for the updates. 
Looking forward to welcoming you back in soon, The Garden Gang

TheSecretGardenSpa.com     with two locations, Marlboro, NJ and Staten Island, NY 

Call: 732 366-1700 Click HERE for a TAPInto article about Vivian Pisano and her Secret Garden Spa.