R and R in Vancouver, BC is just what the healer ordered. My husband and I drove up to Canada on Thursday morning from Seattle for a much needed retreat to nurture our souls and each other.

Just before reaching the border we turned off our cell phones. R and R in Vancouver, BC is about disconnecting from our daily routines and responsibilities and doing what feeds our spirit.

The sun was shining to the west and clouds were to the east as we headed for our R and R in Vancouver, BC. It started raining while the sun shone brightly. Then a beautiful double rainbow appeared. Arching directly above us as we entered downtown, the double rainbow symbolizes transformation and good fortune.

Things to Do in Vancouver

There are so many things to do in Vancouver. One of our favorite things to do is to walk through Stanley Park along English Bay. We are surrounded by huge maple, cypress and evergreen trees, the rippling water, birds, sea planes, mountains, sail boats and tugboats pulling barges.

The 2 hour walk is invigorating. We are ready for lunch and the next item on the list of things to do in Vancouver. So we climb up the hill on Robson St to Hon's Wonton for delicious Chinese food in a large cafeteria-style atmosphere. Sweet and sour soup with chicken and a rice, chicken, asparagus dish are served piping hot.

Then we walk back to the hotel to relax, read and plan the next day's outdoor activities. Next on the list of things to do in Vancouver is taking a fun boat ride to Granville Island.

Granville Island

Granville Island is considered Vancouver's town square. There is a farmer's market, booths filled with wares created by local artists and a good variety of foods to enjoy for breakfast or lunch.

The atmosphere of Granville Island is relaxed and fun - the perfect place to get away for the day for vacationers and locals alike.

Once we choose a delicious meal to share at Granville Island we can eat it outdoors. Taking in the beautiful views of the marina, the mountains and downtown Vancouver across the waterway further helps us to relax and be in the moment.

Feeling Rejuvenated

On the way home on Sunday we stop at Van Dusen Gardens for a good shot of beautiful images to nurture our soul. We are feeling rejuvenated and ready to return home to our lives in Seattle.

We are grateful for the many opportunities for self love by feeding our spirit in Vancouver. Feeling rejuvenated opens us up to begin again with renewed energy for our lives, our work, family, friends and community.

Vancouver, BC is less about a 3 hour drive from Seattle north on I5 where your R and R awaits you. Are you ready to be feeling rejuvenated, too?

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Maureen Brennan Mercier has been a Metaphysician for over 28 years and has helped many people in all areas of their lives. While taking a meditation class in the summer of 1983, Maureen discovered her gift of channeling and began her spiritual journey.

Maureen's new found connection with her higher power helped her through the tragic death of her husband only weeks later.

Raising two children alone and overcoming other challenges throughout her life has given Maureen more strength, compassion and emotional intelligence. Her love of people and her great passion for life continually inspire her work.

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Maureen teaches meditation classes using simple guided imagery and channels spiritual guidance for the group, which is uplifting. Each person is able to ask a personal question at the end of the meditation and receive specific spiritual guidance for their life journey. The energy during the meditation is very loving, compassionate and nurturing which is healing in itself.

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In September 1992 Maureen received her first degree Reiki training. After years of practicing Reiki healing in small groups, workshops, centers, and retreats throughout the United States, Maureen received her second degree Reiki and Reiki Master Degree in August 1999.


Maureen is extremely grateful for the gifts of healing she has received over the years and is committed to being a channel of LOVE, GUIDANCE and HEALING. Her life's work is about assisting individuals with their healing, spiritual growth and the remembrance of who they truly are - DIVINE.