Science and Spirituality in the Spa

I was recently invited to speak at a symposium on “Redefining the American Spa Experience” for the Washington Spa Alliance, an impressive group of spa and wellness professionals in our nation’s capital.  The theme of the day seemed to be exploring the relationship that spas have with science.  I tried to contribute to the dialogue […]

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Enchantment: Guy Kawasaki Wants to Cast a Spell On You

“Encantado” is the common greeting to someone you’ve just met in Mexico.  In France, it’s “enchanté”.  These words are awkward for a native English speaker to use, (as I can tell you as an American who has been studying both languages.)  We just aren’t as easily “enchanted” as our more passionate international counterparts. In English, […]

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What’s Love Got to Do With It? (Spas as a Surrogate for Love)

It was the first week of the Master of Applied Positive Psychology graduate school program at University of Pennsylvania when I met George Vaillant, who would be one of our guest lecturers.  I was excited to meet him because, working in the spa industry, I was a big fan of his book “Aging Well,” a […]

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Did you Hear? . . . Positive Gossip

Today’s article contains simple but powerful wisdom from Dr. Lynn Johnson, PhD, author of ENJOY LIFE! Healing with Happiness.  For a great introduction to Lynn (and his dog Ruby,) visit his website http://enjoylifebook.com/ and watch the one minute video for a brief lesson on happiness. Homer Simpson once said, “If we aren’t supposed to eat animals, why […]

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