Mind & Body

  • October 31, 2016

    Happy Spa-lidays from the CasaBlanca

    By CasaBlanca Resort Family gatherings, work events, gift list shopping – all signs that the holiday season is upon us and it can get easily overwhelming and stressful for those who take on everything from planning, entertaining and crossing off that gift list. Fortunately, there are ways to manage and...

  • October 31, 2016

    Restore Your Health, Naturally Part One: Neurotransmitters—Our Internal Influence

    By Karen Urbanek, HHP Whether people need their appetites suppressed, sleep initiated, weight loss induced, energy gained, or contraceptive organs ignited, they continue to use hormones (other than their own) for the answers. Is there a better way? We were each born with a unique biochemistry. This biochemistry brings us...

  • October 31, 2016

    A Workplace Energy Boost: How to Love Your Job

    By Brigit Atkin Mark the appropriate letter—I love my job: A) Never B) Sometimes C) Always D) Only during the holidays when I’m home and not working. If you marked A or D… maybe find another job? If you marked C then you are one of the lucky few, and...

  • August 23, 2016

    Give Me a Break: The Importance of Taking a Breather

    By Brigit Atkin I took my first algebra class in 7th grade. I had felt pretty smart in my schooling up to that point, and had always excelled at math. But for some reason, the new language of numbers and symbols together really threw me. I was attentive in class,...

  • July 1, 2016

    The Power of Words: Saying is Believing

    By Brigit Atkin Words can inspire. And words can destroy. Choose yours well. Self-help writer and leadership speaker Robin Sharma nailed it with this powerful quote. We’ve all been on both the receiving and giving end of inspiring words. Or hurtful ones. So we know the boost we get when...

  • May 1, 2016

    Lessons From a Tree: Discard What is Impairing New Growth

    By Brigit Atkin We lost our peach tree this spring. It was a beautiful tree with wonderful fruit that we’ve enjoyed for almost 16 years. We realized too late that our tree was destroyed by parasites that burrowed into and fed off of the bark and roots of the tree....

  • May 1, 2016

    How to Maintain Balance in a Tech Heavy World

    By CasaBlanca In today’s world of technology overload, with the use of mobile devices, tablets and computers on a daily basis and for hours on end, we are constantly inundated with information — whether it be e-mails, social networks or text messages. Simultaneously, we are constantly searching for ways to...

  • March 2, 2016

    5 Tips to Stay Hydrated

      By Victoria Tarter One of the first things we tell our Movara Fitness Resort guests when they arrive is to stay hydrated! Not only are they doing about six hours of cardiovascular activity per day, but they are also in a much dryer climate than most of them are...

  • March 1, 2016

    Discover Gorgeous Gardens Around the World

    By: Celece Seegmiller Open almost any cruise or vacation brochure and you will find home and garden tours. From the elegance of classic gardens in Europe, to the cultural symbolism associated with Japanese gardens, there are escorted tours available to discover this natural beauty all around the world. Perhaps one...

  • March 1, 2016

    “Spring Clean Your Way Thin”

    By Brigit Atkin What if I were to tell you that mindfully cleaning out your closet would help facilitate weight loss? Would you believe me? It might sound a little far-fetched, but the two are directly connected.  De-cluttering your life – including the rooms, drawers, and closets in your home...

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