Bovina, New York

This month my sister, friend and I traveled about 4.5 hours north west of New York to a very small city called Bovina, NY. This remote town is a gem. It’s small, quaint and has a lot of New Yorkers, all of who travelled far and wide to be free of the hustle and bustle. We stayed in a quaint teepee in the middle of a vast filed, nothing but nature surrounding us. I was ready for a break and a moment of major reflection (I am going through a breakup, started a new job and am navigating fears of what I want my future to look like - EEK!!).There is something about being surrounded by trees everywhere you turn, fresh air filling your lungs. I forget what that actually feels like. There is a quiet sense of calm. And safety. Even remembering now, it puts a smile on my face. It reminds us that there is such beauty to be found in the world, even in a little town so close to the biggest city in the world.

 
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My sister and I brought all of our crystals.

We did meditations, crystal readings and journaling to reset our minds.

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We soaked in the purest water.

This tub is made from wood that expands when water is on the surface and is heated by a fire oven. It’s crazy, but the fire is just in the back and sits beneath the water. It takes about 5 hours to actually heat this small bath, but once it’s warm, you are in heaven. My sister and I sat completely naked beneath the stars in this fresh water bath. We actually saw the Milky Way, which I haven’t seen in about a decade (crazy right?!)!. The air was crisp on our hot skin and it felt incredible to stand up and let the steam rise off of us.

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