The Spa Connection Blog

The Power of Choice in our Lives

January 28th, 2014

It is so important in life to know that regardless of the situation we always have a choice in terms of how we respond to our circumstances. Knowing that we actually have choices can lead to empowerment, options and an opportunity for learning and growth. Things you never thought of before become available to you […]

Overcoming Fear by Miraval Resort, Tucson, AZ

December 16th, 2012

To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom – Bertrand Russel Whether it’s atop a 32-foot pole or coming face to face with a 1,000+ pound animal, Miraval Resort Tucson, AZ offers guests a variety of ways to deal with fear. “I can’t tell you how many very successful people I work with tell me […]

Accept Your Wonderful Self to Achieve Your Healthy Weight Goals

August 20th, 2012

Size acceptance is a foreign notion to many people struggling to achieve healthy weights.  They buy into the idea that we all should have cover girl looks, and endlessly think “I hate what I see in the mirror.”  That thinking creates endless dieting and painful frustration and creates a major obstacle to success. Consider these strategies to […]

Food with a Sense of Care and Honor by Rancho La Puerta, Tecate, Mexico

January 5th, 2012

Since its founding in 1940, Rancho La Puerta has been a proponent of “eating locally”. Over the years Rancho La Puerta’s organic farm has grown into a world-renowned example of successful organic gardening. The garden provides the immediate contact with nature that guests crave. It was natural and endemic to learn how food could be […]

Love Life, Live Longer, from AARP Magazine

December 16th, 2011

Nothing makes you more optimistic than the news that optimism makes you live longer. That’s the conclusion of researchers at Yale University and Miami University in Ohio who did a 23-year study to gauge how perceptions of aging affect longevity. They asked 660 50-plus participants to evaluate age-related statements, such as “As you get older, […]

Inspired Living by Canyon Ranch, Tucson, AZ

December 16th, 2011

Energy is part of the great mystery that fuels and guides our lives. At Canyon Ranch we see a complementary relationship between spirituality and energy. Many experiences of energy open our eyes to the interconnectedness of our world and a sense of deeper meaning in our lives. By making a conscious effort to nurture spirit, […]

Awakening to your Own Inner Wisdom by The Lodge at Woodloch, Hawley, PA

December 10th, 2011

Whether it is a desire for improved fitness, relief from stress, weight loss, or peace of mind, there are no “right” answers for everyone. For greatest success with life’s challenges, we need to look within ourselves, and “awaken” to the truth about the choices we make, what we really want, and how we live our […]

24 Ways to Reduce Stress from Canyon Ranch, Lenox, MA

December 10th, 2011

Physical exercise – develop an exercise routine that is aerobic and fun. Stick to it more religiously when under high stress. This does more to reduce acute stress than anything else you can do. Eat regular, nutritional meals – foods low in fat, sodium and simple sugar and high in carbohydrates are the best. Eat […]

RETURN TO THE SACRED: Ancient Pathways to Spiritual Awakening Jonathan H. Ellerby Ph.D.

December 10th, 2011

Best-selling authors and spiritual teachers are celebrating Return to the Sacred as an answer to people’s prayers. Larry Dossey MD calls Return to the Sacred, “an elegant, enchanting book.” Christiane Northrup MD says its “enthralling,” Joan Borysenko PhD said, “Very rarely does a book appear with the power to stir the soul; to remind you […]