We are matter, we are thought, and we are energy, eternally changing and transforming ourselves. When we awaken and become conscious of this continuous process of transformation, we can then become the masters of our own destiny.
I’m Madeleine Marentette, the founder and CEO of Grail Springs Retreat Centre in Ontario, Canada, and, I’m the author of Grail Springs Holistic Detox: For Body, Mind & Spirit (2008) and Recipes for Life: Beautiful Food & Words to Live By (2015).
WHAT I DO
In addition to all the tasks associated with my operating a successful year-round wellness retreat, I write, speak, design, and advocate for animals. I strive to illuminate the path for personal and planetary transformation, and to inspire and bring awareness to the sacred relationship between ourselves, each other, animals and our planet.
WHEN YOU START YOUR DAY, WHAT WEBSITES DO YOU CHECK FIRST?
I start my day with meditation. I rarely have time to surf web or social media these days.
WHAT IS A TREND YOU SEE FOR THE FUTURE OF SPA AND WELLNESS SERVICES OR THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY?
I see a growing trend towards the interest in adopting meditation into one’s life. Grail Springs Retreat now offer daily meditation classes and personal one-on-one coaching to introduce our guests to this practice.
WHAT IS THE BEST CAREER ADVICE YOU’VE RECEIVED?
Do what you love.
AND ADVICE YOU'D GIVE TO OTHERS?
Hire right the first time.
WHAT DO YOU DO, FOR YOURSELF, TO ASSURE YOUR OWN HEALTH AND WELLNESS?
Daily meditation, walks with nature, I keep to a healthy vegetarian diet, and I get a good night’s sleep.
WHAT'S A NEAR FUTURE GOAL FOR YOU?
I’m working on my next book to be released this year — a semi-autobiography about the quest for the human-soul integration.
My ongoing goal, always, is to continue my role as a spiritual entrepreneur and leader, to continue to evolve as a person as well as nurture my creation, the Retreat Centre, and its visitors, and to continue to trust and enjoy this a sacred place for personal transformation.
WHERE IS YOUR NEXT DREAM VACATION OR TRAVEL DESTINATION?
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE OR WORDS OF INSPIRATION?
I slept and dreamt that life was Joy. I awoke and saw that life was Service. I acted and behold, service was Joy. ~ Rabindranath Tagore