Archive for January, 2010
Global Love to Haiti
It’s just over two weeks since the 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated Haiti. Global aid efforts continue to help, however this is a critical stage for the people of Haiti. There is still a need for medical attention, food, water and shelter.
Although Haiti is starting to show signs of recovery, fundraising and donation efforts are still in force to help the people of Haiti. To help keep outreach efforts in the news, included below is an update from companies offering aid from the travel and spa industry. And, although the list is long, thankfully, these are just a few of the companies providing aid to Haiti and more can be found via the links included in this posting, such as this Travel Weekly Web update.
Southwest Airlines, Hilton Hotels, Virgin Atlantic, Marriott Foundation, United States Virgin Islands Hotel and Tourism Association, Auto Europe and countless others have sent donations and created events to support one of the largst global humanitarian relief efforts and there is still a long road ahead for Haiti.
Many other travel and spa industry companies are looking at ways to assist. One of them, Spa Shiki at the Lodge of Four Seasons, is donating 10 percent of all online retail sales to the American Red Cross’s Haiti Relief & Development Fund. (Retail products purchased through the spa’s website qualify.)
Note: Spa Shiki’s marketing partner CatchPhrase Communications is matching the spa’s donation to these relief efforts.
In addition, others in the spa and massage industry are creating events and fundraisers to continue the much needed momentum of aid. One event coming up is Massage for Haiti, which will be held on Friday, Feb. 12 (12noon-8p.m.) at the Grand Hyatt hotel in New York City.
Skin, Inc. also has information online regarding spas supporting relief for Haiti.
Thank you to all in the Spa and Travel Industry.
Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 | Destination Spas, Red Mountain Spa | No Comments
Old Thought: Watching Reality Shows
New Thought: Interactive and Experiential Adventures
Welcome to 2010 and taking control of your life.
Seriously, I often wonder why is there such a following with reality shows when you can co-create and ‘be’ in your own life and enjoy interactive adventures. Red Mountain Resort & Spa is one place that offers opportunities with this new thought. Afterall, we are the actors in our own movie as well as the producer and director.
If you’re tired of watching others ‘live their life’ then perhaps it’s time to consider what may be holding you back from living yours. Maybe you’re stuck in your current reality? Are you looking for other tools to help you move forward because your current way of thinking is holding you back? An Albert Einstein quote comes to mind, he said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” So, even he realized that we ‘create’ our reality.
One of the experiential programs that is noteworthy is the ‘Emotional Fitness’ event, led by Andrea Hanson, coming up Feb. 10 – 14 (other dates throughout 2010 as well). Andrea Hanson is a Certified Energy Health Practitioner and a Certified Kundalini Yoga Therapist. Her program offers a “multi-cultural emotional fitness approach to healing” and an opportunity to end patterns of negative thinking, emotions and behaviors that affect your mental, physical, emotional and spiritual self so you can create a life of emotional peace.
In addition to three meals daily, hiking, healthy living classes, the ‘Emotional Fitness’ program* also includes: Nine Experiential Learning Sessions including Understanding of the Body’s Energy System, Energy Therapy, Meditation and Kundalini Yoga Practice; 75-minute Private Energy Therapy Session (with Andrea), a Telephone Session with Andrea after Returning Home, and a Take Home Strategy Plan and Resource Packet including Andrea’s Meditation CD.
Here’s to your own reality show! Enjoy your life’s adventure.
*Additional fee for Special events.
Thursday, January 14th, 2010 | Destination Spas, healthy living | No Comments
in improving your life!
Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 | Destination Spas, healthy living | No Comments
Last Minute Savings for Rancho la Puerta Winter stays ends on January 15! And what a savings they’re offering as I haven’t seen this kind of reduction for this amazing Old Mexico style destination spa. And, Rancho la Puera is in their 70th year – even more amazing and what a great success as well.
As we get ready to enter this next half of January, many of us are dedicated to our fitness routine and commitment to eat more healthy in 2010. And if there’s ever been a time to get even more support, it’s now as Rancho la Puerta is offering 25% off all rooms from the week of Jan. 23 through the week of Feb. 27. Rancho la Puerta is based on a 7-night stay (Saturday-Saturday) and this promotion must be booked no later than this Friday, January 15, 2010.
A typical day at Rancho la Puerta might include a morning hike, healthy breakfast, yoga, Pilates, a nutrition class, a healthful lunch, afternoon meditation, spa service (a la carte), aqua aerobics class, relaxation at the pool or hammock, a nap before dinner, an evening lecture and a restful night’s sleep. Meals are vegetarian and as colorful as they are delicious and the grounds are breathtaking with the maturity of the fauna and foliage.
There are so many reasons to visit Rancho la Puerta, one of the first destination spas, and the most important reason of all is to be good to yourself.
To your health!
(Photo courtesy of Rancho la Puerta.com)
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