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Well + Good: 8 Great Retreats


By Melisse Gelula and Alexia Brue of Well+GoodNYC

A fact that hardly needs verifying: New Year’s resolutions are often broken not long after they’re set. Don’t be a statistic.

So before the ball drops, block out time for soul-searching and intention-setting with an early 2012 retreat that’s focused on achieving your resolution. We’ve rounded up the 8 best retreats for setting yourself squarely on the path of keeping your 2012 promises—whether it’s getting more spiritual, more fit, or more down-time. Read on at Well + Good NYC


Melisse Gelula is co-founder of Well+Good. She is the former editor-in-chief of SpaFinderLifestyle.com, spa beauty editor at Luxury SpaFinder Magazine, and travel editor at Fodor’s Travel Publications. She has an MA in English Literature from the University of Toronto and has completed six years of training as a psychoanalyst. Melisse has written for such publications as Departures, Martha Stewart Living, Organic Spa, and Budget Travel and has been featured as an industry expert in the New York Times and on CNN.com, the Travel Channel, E! News, and more.


  Alexia Brue is co-founder of Well+Good. She was a contributing editor at Luxury SpaFinder and Spa magazines and is the author of Cathedrals of the Flesh: My Search for the Perfect Bath (Bloomsbury). She has an MA in arts & culture journalism from the Columbia School of Journalism and has written for the New York Times Magazine, Vogue, and Conde Nast Traveler among others. Alexia has appeared on the Travel Channel, NPR’s All Things Considered, BBC Radio, and more.



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  1. Betsy Pie
    January 11, 2012 at 5:11 pm — Reply

    Can I get an email for you?
    I lost touch when you left Spafinder.com
    Betsy Pie

  2. January 12, 2012 at 11:38 am — Reply

    Hi Betsy,

    It’s printed on our About page: http://www.wellandgoodnyc.com/about-wg/

    Looking forward to hearing from you!

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