My Soul Place

I think everyone has a soul place. A place on earth where you find solace, peace, beauty, love. 

My soul place is the Charlestown Breachway. The Breachway is a man made permanent breach that replaced the natural breach between the Atlantic Ocean and Ninigret Pond in Charlestown, Rhode Island. The natural breach between the bodies of water was filled in by tides and threatened the ability to shellfish in the region. Read more about it here. 

Growing up in Charlestown, this area was only a few short miles away. Going away to college in Pittsburgh was a definite change in scenery. Pittsburgh is a beautiful city but I never realized how important the ocean was to me until I left it. Meeting people who never saw the ocean was just craziness. As crazy as a person who lives in LA feels about a person never seeing a palm tree. I took the beauty of the ocean for granted. 

When I returned home I started to make regular trips to the Breachway. It’s always been a place to breathe, think, and pray. Moving down the street from here 4 years ago has been a tremendous joy.  After weight loss surgery walking became a huge part of my life. Walking to the Breachway at dawn became a love for me. 

I just wanted to take a moment and share my soul place with all you. Although beautiful all year long, there’s a specific beauty that only happens in winter here. Freshly fallen snow, salt air, and pure beauty. 

Where is your soul place?

Author: Regina Bartlett

Regina Bartlett is a blogger and speaker from the gorgeous Rhode Island coastline where she spends her days with her amazing husband Jeff and their combined family of six adult children and two very tiny adorable chihuahuas. She’s active in her church, sings on the praise team, and is amazed every single day at how God has totally changed her life. Formerly 425 lbs she’s battled her weight for 30 years until RNY Gastric Bypass surgery in December 2014 where she lost 250 lbs and gained a new lease on life. She wants to share with anyone who thinks that they MIGHT be interested in surgery and knowing the real truth behind the surgery since there are a lot of misconceptions and fears. Deciding that she needed a challenge to continue with her weight maintenance she decided to embark on running the NYC Marathon in 2016 on Fred’s Team for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Like so many people, her life has been touched by people affected by cancer. Discovering that her friend of over 25 years was diagnosed with breast cancer she had even more inspiration to run. On November 6, 2016, she completed the grueling 26.2 miles through all five boroughs of New York City and realized her 20 year dream of completing the largest marathon in the world. This blog will travel with Regina as she laces up her shoes and continues to challenge herself while sharing stories of her life and the people who have been an influence on her over the years. You’ll find stories, recipes, crafts, photographs of the wonder that is Little Rhody and countless photos of her tiny pups Sid Vicious and Taxi Fitzgerald. TL;DR: Wife, mother, writer, avid crafter, lover of Jesus and tiny dogs everywhere with a story to tell. FOR BOOKING INFORMATION please use the contact form below or email navigatingweightloss@gmail.com. Thank you!

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