Once again...all I can say is what an AMAZING Week! We had our 2nd Delta Wholeness Sail January 14 - 21, 2021 in the US Virgin Islands. We must have had divine guidance to be able to have traveled safely in the time of Covid. We are truly blessed. We had 2 groups this past year work our Delta Wholeness Wheel. Our Caregivers and APP's from Atrium Health Care. Each day was filled with different experiences. We had our morning yoga/meditation, auricular acupressure, reflexology, EFT Taping (Emotional Freedom Technique) and our morning Wisdom Quotes.
Capt. Richard kept us safe while we sailed, snorkeled, kayaked, hiked and went paddleboarding. Chef Christina keep us well fed. We had great conversations, and lots of laughter. We studied, we shared and we learned by EXPERIENCE! Thank you all for the memories and making our second sail fabulous!
COMMENTS ABOUT THE SAIL
The sailing trip with Delta Wellness was an experience unlike anything I had done before. Being on the boat allows the opportunity to disconnect from the chaos of the world and focus on learning and practicing skills to support wellness. Over the course of the trip, we explored acupressure, reflexology, EFT, and meditation. I especially enjoyed starting the day with meditation and yoga. In the afternoons we had the opportunity to snorkel, hike, paddleboard, and swim. We saw dolphins, turtles, stingrays, and so many fish. Being surrounded by so much natural beauty in and of itself brought a serene and almost spiritual component to the trip. As I return back to the stressors at home and work, I like to recall the calmness I felt while on the trip and use the practices I learned to find a little more calm in daily life.
Awesome” is the first word that comes to mind when I reminisce about the trip with Delta Health!!
Each day from the time we woke up until we retired for the evening our days were filled with yoga, meditation, wisdom quotes, sailing,
snorkeling, amazing meals freshly prepared, lots of fun and knowledgeable conversations.
When I returned home, both my mind and my body never felt so cleansed!
Dr. Jill, Loree Long, Captain Richard, Christine and the sail on the Caribbean were all quite a blessing at this time in my life!!
Thank you all for this lifetime experience!!
Love to All, Jan
Jill and Loree!
This was a wonderful experience from beginning to end! The most relaxing, stress-free, peaceful and fun filled trip I have ever taken!
We learned new techniques to add to our “self-care” toolbox. Some of us took on new challenges- paddle boarding, snorkeling, yoga. Some of us faced old challenges to overcome fears of drowning and claustrophobia.
We relished in our time together as well as our time with our own thoughts! I truly felt as if my body and mind were cleansed by the warmth of the sun, the breath of the wind and the beauty of the sea! Thank you, Jill and Loree for this most incredible opportunity!
Peace and Love! Pam
I am a true believer that “we are our experiences” and that “things happen for a reason and in their own timeframe”. In 2005, although I was having a very successful IT career, I went to school to get my Massage Therapy license. That personal journey allowed me to fulfill a desire to help people and to make a difference in the lives of others. As part of that journey, I also started to learn about the importance of self-care and was introduced to things like meditation, yoga, aromatherapy, etc. Fast forward 15 years and it feels like I’ve come full circle. For the last 6 years, Lori and I have been caregiving for family members and unfortunately, I had lost focus on some important aspects of taking time for and taking care of myself. Taking the Delta Wholeness Wheel, Care for the Caregiver class was just what I needed to help me recapture the proper focus on self-care. The dynamic duo team, Jill and Loree, did an awesome job providing literature about and presenting the 9 topics of wellness. But then…. Wow! ..in my wildest dreams, I never thought that I would experience anything like sailing the Virgin Islands, let alone, to do it with such amazing individuals. Again, Jill and Loree provided the perfect atmosphere and tools to allow me to refocus on self-care – clear blue Caribbean waters, beautiful sunrises, sunsets and rainbows, yoga, meditation, daily wisdom quotes, new tools (ear seeds, EFT and reflexology)…and an abundance of amazing love and laughter…and let’s not forget our wonderful Captain Richard and his mate and chef, Christina, whose energies were over the top…together they performed a well-rehearsed dance with perfection. I cannot adequately express my gratitude for such an awesome opportunity…one which I probably would never have experienced without the gracious and giving hearts of Jill and Loree. To other caregivers who have this once in a lifetime opportunity, I would sincerely recommend that you take advantage of it…you won’t be sorry.
Love, hugs and utmost gratitude to both Jill and Loree.
I want to take a moment to reflect on my mental growth during the Delta Wholeness sail- 2021. There were many firsts for me. This was the first time I have ever sailed, snorkeled, tried yoga, ear seeds, learned about EFTs, plus other self-care techniques. I experienced new foods and met new people. I stepped out of my “safe box” and felt free of judgment as I tried new things. Snorkeling was tough for me. I don’t like to be in water over my head or have water in my ears, but one of my “new friends” gave me earplugs and others encouraged me and made sure I felt safe in the water. Because of this, I had the most amazing experience of actually getting to see underwater. And then to see all the fish, sponges, sea urchins and coral that I talked about in the classroom (a former Biology teacher), this was truly awesome.
Earlier, I mentioned the self-care techniques. I found these to be very useful because I am not good with taking time for myself. Jill and Loree taught us techniques that can easily be done in a short period of time in my home. The techniques worked to calm my stress/anxiety level. I was able to use them in the water and they worked perfectly to relieve my anxiety. I really appreciated the lessons we learned in our mornings together. This was a trip of a lifetime. And the lessons I learned will stay with me forever. Thank you, Jill and Loree for sharing your love and your passion. And thank you for giving us this amazing opportunity.
We had an AMAZING first Delta Wholeness Sail! December 10 - 17, 2019.
What an amazing group of young women! Bryanna was this years winner from Atrium HealthCare's Fellows Training Program. She invited 3 of her friends to join us. By the end of the week we felt like family!
Our days were filled with morning yoga, meditation, auricular acupressure, reflexology, EFT Taping (Emotional Freedom Technique) and one of the favorites...The morning Wisdom Quotes! We would each draw a quote for the day, then have discussion about the meaning.
We sailed, snorkeled, kayaked and went paddleboarding. Had lots of good meals, and great conversations. Thank you ladies for all the memories and making our first sail wonderful!
Comments about the sail!
My experience on the Delta Health sail was quite difficult to put into words. While communication regarding overall planning was impeccable, I still didn’t know quite what to expect from the journey. I had the blessing of being able to bring two of my dearest friends, but left with a family. It was of the most introspective, transformative and inspirational trips of my life. As a “caregiver” I often find myself slacking when it comes to my own self care. Being able to actually practice what I preach and really notice the difference that even the smallest change made in my mood, energy, outlook and ability to give AND receive love and support, was truly life changing. I can’t thank Dr. Jill, Mama Long and Captain Auntie Jaye enough for this opportunity. One of my favorite parts was our “Wisdom Quotes of the Day” and you know that famous Gandhi quote about “being the change you wish to see in the world”? Well, Delta Health is a living example of just that...everyday. So much love for you all. Thank you for an experience of a lifetime, and sharing all of your wisdom, love and compassion. Sincerely, Bryanna
The trip with Delta Health was one that I will be reflecting upon for a very long time. Not only was the opportunity to live on a boat for a week and sail through beautiful caribbean waters phenomenal, but also to learn, practice, and live wellness among a group of amazing souls. The energy of the crew was contagious and truly made the experience. I loved sharing community meals, reflecting on wisdom quotes at sunrise with a cup of coffee, and laughing…continuous laughter. I left this trip with overwhelming gratitude and feel re-energized to implement a wellness thread throughout my daily life.
I wanted to let you and Dr. Hendra know! I did an energy healing session yesterday and used EFT - was incredible!
Miss you all! Take care, Leanne
We had a last-minute cancelation and Kellie was able to join us.... Wow! Thanks Kellie...I am so glad you were able to come on the sail! It is great reliving memories of the Delta Wholeness Sail! Big love, peace and blessings to you!
Delta Health was my greatest blessing of 2019. I was a last minute addition to the journey... I'm talking a Sunday night flight purchase, Monday after work packing session, Tuesday you're in the air type last minute addition! I am the kind of person who likes to study the "suggested items to pack" list, or memorize the agenda/timeline, as well as any other detail shared prior to a trip. Since I signed up on a whim, I couldn't do any of that and had trust that the opportunity would unfold organically. The trip did in fact unfold organically and it felt as if I were always a part of the list of expected attendees. The crew quickly went from kind hosts to close mentors and friends. We experienced delicious meals, endless laughs, constant adventure, and pure beauty of the open ocean and sky. From the sunsets, the full moon, and shooting stars, to the sunrises and crystal blue waters... it felt like the universe had been our personal travel agent - planning the perfect weather day in and out. We kayaked in the Exuma Cays, we meditated at the front of the catamaran, we slipped into early slumbers practicing Yoga Nidra, and shared stories of our lives. I left this experience feeling inspired and arrived home a better person, more compassionate and gentle with myself. This trip came at a time in my life when I needed it most. I am so grateful for the opportunity to have joined, to have met these women, and for the lessons and memories I am left with. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
So much love for you, Loree! XO!!
Delta has a new Wellness Education Initiative!
“Delta Wholeness Wheel”
Contact Loree Long for more info
704-560-0633 - firstname.lastname@example.org
In partnership with Fishing for a Cure, Emerald Isle NC, we were scheduled October 2018 to launch our Delta Wholeness Wheel Experience. Due to Hurricane Florence, we had to delay until October 2019.
We were sad about the delay however, in the meantime, Dr. Hendra was asked to provide a wellness component to Atrium HealthCare’s Psychiatry Residency Training Program. We agreed the Delta Wholeness Wheel would be a great way to teach the students and continue our Wheel Experience! This is a brief description of how it works.
This experience is paced education modules with individual & group process and mostly unstructured because life is that way
We suggest that you journal for 10 minutes each morning, before or after you ‘sit’ for 10 minutes
On the Wholeness Tab of this website there is an audio introduction to the ‘wheel’. You can check this out to see the components of the wheel
This experience is de-constructed to allow focus on 9 important aspects of healthy behavior Sleep…Eat…Think…Move…Breathe…Body Care…Environment…Social…Priorities
6 people will meet by video conference at the start of each module for about one hour
During your 3 weeks of study with each module; we are available for direction/explanation by phone
Your group will meet by video conference at the close of each module for about one hour
After completion of the modules, there will be a drawing or selection process for 2 people to practice a “Well Week” sailing with a partner/spouse/support person
Our first group sets sail December 2020!
Delta Health Foundation was born from an inheritance Jill Hendra received from her Aunt "Bert"
Aunt Bert died of breast cancer. She had a lump in her breast the size of a grapefruit when she died. She did not own her own healthcare. Generations ago, providers had all the power.
Knowing this, and wanting to make a "difference" Jill used the money to start Delta Health, to help others take control of their own health and wellness.
The Delta Health Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization that promotes wellness education through a balanced integration of conventional and complementary methods.
The dream of the Delta Health Foundation is that individuals feel empowered to make their own health care decisions a part of their life-long personal wellness journeys. To do that we provide an open-minded, credible environment for individuals to gain knowledge of traditional and alternative healing methods including approaches to integrating body, mind and spirit. Through education we provide processes for people to sift through an otherwise overwhelming amount of information to make wellness decisions with confidence.
Our hope is that people will enjoy a better quality of life and improve and experience life transitions with greater ease. Through our promotional efforts and partnerships with like-minded organizations we share their wisdom and reach out to diverse communities.To realize our dreams, Delta Health Foundation has a financial base built from individual donations, grants and affordable fees for our educational programs. We are committed to the values of integrity, honesty, respect, and credibility.
What does Delta offer?
- Wellness education and a holistic healing environment that promotes lifestyle changes to help reduce stress, depression, obesity and chronic illness.
- A Proving Ground for Health Recovery/Growth
- "Care for the Caregiver" retreats, sails and seminars for Nurses, APP's, Physicians, Therapists, Clergy, anyone who is a caregiver.
- Healthy Cooking Classes
- Family/Group process
- Corporate Team Building Retreats
- Focus Seminars / Family Issues
- Dinner Meetings (professional)
How can you help Delta?
- Grant Writers
- Input on our forums
- Sharing your success stories!