Archive for July, 2010
Friday, July 23rd, 2010 | Destination Spas, Weight Loss, healthy living, wellness | 2 Comments
Summer is here and the living is easy! For anyone working on weight loss, this may seem a little more challenging as summer is when we want to enjoy the outdoors, go swimming and wear lighter clothing. However, now is the time. It’s never too late to do something healthy and positive for yourself!
Dr. Lavinia Rodriguez is a clinical psychologist, an expert in weight management and the author of Mind Over Fat Matters: Conquering Psychological Barriers to Weight Management. She has a lot of helpful information to offer anyone looking to make healthy changes and it all starts with our brain. Mind Over Fat Matters is full of great insight, starting with Chapter 1 - Friend or Foe: The Psychology of Your Brain and it continues to offer useful information with short chapters, tidbits and notes so you can also use the book as ‘your journal’ to success. Lao Tzu said it best, “The Journey of a Thousand Miles begins with a Single Step!” My goal is to give you another tool to take that step. Baby steps! That’s what we’re talking about here.
Take a few minutes and listen to my interview with Dr. Rodriguez. Timely information and helpful insight to get you started or move you along on your personal journey.
And, getting back to summer, Dr. Rodriguez offers some tips on why now is the perfect time to start pursuing your summer weight loss goals and I’ve included a couple below, however the larger nugget here is the amazing interview I recently had with Dr. Rodriguez about her book and also about life management. I invite you to listen to our podcast using the link above or below.
Summer Tips from Dr. Lavinia Rodriguez
1.Take Advantage of the Great Outdoors: “Summer is the perfect time to really make exercise a part of your daily routine,” Rodriguez points out. “For one thing, the weather is warm, so outdoor exercise is much more fun – especially in the milder mornings and evenings. Also, the days are longer and sunnier, so you’re probably in a better mood than you would be in the depths of winter. Lastly, there’s a much smaller chance that you’ll be knocked out of commission by a sore throat or runny nose. Remember, there is no better fat burner than an active lifestyle!”
2. Lose Weight Like you Brush Your Teeth: “Losing weight ought to be like brushing your teeth,” she explains. “You don’t get preoccupied by what the toothpaste and floss are actually doing to your teeth. You just trust that if you perform healthy behaviors, you’ll get the desired results. It’s the same with losing weight – if you focus on the behaviors of eating well and being active, the body will take care of the rest.”
Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 | Adventure, California Spas, Destination Spas, Golden Door Escondido, healthy living, wellness | No Comments
If you’re familiar with the original Golden Door Spa in Escondido, CA then you know it’s one of the best destination spas in the world. Forty guests per week find out how to live a more healthy, peaceful and joyful life and for the last 50 plus years, it has been the gold standard for destination spas. At the usual rate of about $7500 per week (per person), it’s certainly at the high end as far as spas go. And, people have been returning time and time again because of the experience, the care they receive and for various reasons during different times in their life.
Here’s the Big News –
This summer, and for the first time I’ve ever seen, the Golden Door Spa is offering two weeks (choose either August 1 – 8 or August 15 – 22) for a Two-for-One rate. So instead of $7495 per person, the rate is $3747.50 (plus tax) per person for the Sunday-Sunday, 7-night stay. And all of the services and amenities are included. Several massages during the week, skin care, hair consultation, herbal wraps and so much more.
Personalize your stay to transform your life.
If you want to focus on fitness, you can work with one of the top fitness trainers in the country. The food is amazing, and Chef Dean Rucker is a genius with his spa-cuisine. Hiking in the morning, classes during the day, lectures in the evening and a nurturing environment that promotes healing and relaxation.
If you’ve ever wanted to experience the Golden Door Spa, the original in Escondido, CA – here’s your opportunity.
Who will you re-discover beyond the Golden Door?
Space is limited (remember, 40 guests is the maximum for this one of a kind destination spa).
Tuesday, July 13th, 2010 | California Spas, Mineral Springs, wellness | No Comments
Ah, to just be! That’s what I want for a summer getaway and mindful adventure. How about you?
With the number of spa resorts in the U.S., there’s something for everyone and one in particular, Two Bunch Palms, is offering another summer promotion. This adults-only sanctuary is offering rooms starting at $200 per night, which also includes a $200 Spa Credit for a 60- or 90-minute treatment and check-in is offered at 2p vs the usual 4p. This offer is valid from July 19 – Sept. 30 and other restrictions apply. Oh, this particular promotion is valid for bookings made by this Friday (7/16).
Two Bunch Palms is referred to as ‘Sacred Ground,’ by Native American Indian Tribes and for very good reason as there are healing mineral-rich waters that flow into their grotto and one of the most relaxing and rejuvenating things you can do at Two Bunch Palms is spend time in one of the two grotto pools.
Summer is a great time to relax and reconnect with nature and yourself. This expansive resort offers quiet and peaceful surroundings with stunning mountain views and waterfalls. Plenty of activities are available including hiking, mud baths, Watsu pools and more. And you’ll of course want to make note of the e “Two Bunches of Palms” while on property.
For more information on the new summer promotion and this resort, visit www.TwoBunchPalms.com
Enjoy the summer and visit MindfulAdventures.com often for more information on healthy spa getaways, travel, spa and wellness.
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