When was the last time you left something at a hotel?

Dr. Payal Patel Ghayal is Certified Life and Parent Coach for women physicians and an Integrative Pediatrician. She helps women to start advocating for themselves, and experience greater fulfillment and happiness.

Last weekend, my Mindful Doc colleagues and I spent three days at the Bacara Ritz Carlton in Santa Barbara.

I had the best time ever! The first kid-free weekend in 15 months.

Packing took place until the last minute because I made sure school stuff, meals, extracurriculars, and the nanny schedule were all lined up.

It was my first solo vacation in a while, so instead of an exhausted mom look, I chose a beachy chic.

I even brought my curling iron.

It was a trip full of adventure, relaxation, and rest.

✅ Nap by the pool while reading a book uninterrupted, yup you read that right.

✅ A signature massage- completely unrushed

✅ Adult only pool

✅ First time kayaking for real

✅ Lots of food and drinks 😉

I must have been so relaxed that I forgot to check all the drawers before leaving.

That housekeeper had stowed away my curling iron in one of the bottom drawers, so I didn’t see it.

As far as I was concerned, there was nothing I could do, so I was ready to order a new one, until @Kay Rash suggested I call the Ritz.

She’s right! Anything is possible at the Ritz.

They found it and sent it back via Fed Ex in 2 DAYS!

I couldn’t understand why it never occurred to me to ask?

Why did I assume defeat so quickly?

What if I just asked more questions?

What if anything was possible?

The experience blew my mind.

While I am not shaming myself for not asking, I am very curious.

That’s all I know.

I do not have to choose to think that way now.

Anything is Possible. Why not?

I help my clients see these patterns of playing small and assuming the worst.

Then, I show them that this doesn’t have to continue.

It’s all a choice.

If anyone needs help with this, let me know.


Hey, if you’re ready to advocate for yourself and listen to your inner voice so you can live in freedom, wake up everyday with purpose and enjoy your work and family.

Check out my program here for more information on my 1:1 coaching.

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