SkyNews(think CNN for the UK) just reported a miraculous story of a deceased infant being brought back to life by the touch of her mother (See “Mum’s Miracle Cuddle Brings Baby Back to Life”.) The mother had given birth to premature twins (at just 27 weeks) in Sydney, Australia. The babies, a boy and a […]
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The Hospital of the Future is more like a Hotel
Susie Ellis from Spafinder and Susie’s Spa Blog recently wrote about her visit to tour the brand new Methodist Stone Oak Hospital that had opened in San Antonio, Texas in Spring of 2009. The hospital has apparently declared itself the “hospital of the future” featuring state of the art design and architecture, accompanied by a […]
VIDEO: In Defense of Pampering (and other Spa Silliness)
In Defense of Pampering from Jeremy McCarthy on Vimeo. Because I am currently on vacation in France and celebrating my grandparents’ (in-law) 70th wedding anniversary (an occasion which warrants a blog article in and of itself!) in place of my regular weekly column, I am sharing a link to a video of the speech that […]
The Psychology of Time
Time. It may be our most valuable resource for without it, nothing else matters. It also may be the resource we most take for granted, squandering it foolishly by watching re-runs of American Idol or whiling away the hours in a job that brings no meaning or satisfaction. Our relationship with time permeates every aspect […]
In Defense of Pampering
I recently spoke at the New York Spa Alliance (NYSPA) annual symposium (see the SpaTrade blog here, and my blog on another session from the conference here). The theme of the symposium was “Pampering versus Wellness,” a debate which has been raging in the spa industry for the past few years. Actually, it hasn’t been […]
Four Big Ways Spas Contribute to Greater Health and Wellbeing
Just last week, I attended the New York Spa Alliance (NYSPA) annual symposium (see SpaTrade blog here) and was able to hear from Mark Liponis, the corporate medical director for Canyon Ranch, who spoke on “Why Wellness Pays.” Liponis has a unique perspective as a physician who has been integrating medical services into the spa […]
Welcome to The Psychology of Wellbeing!
For as long as I can remember, I have been interested in the application of psychology to human well-being and performance. Even prior to working in the spa industry, where I have worked for the last twenty years, I was a personal trainer and fitness instructor and was interested in how the mental states of […]
Welcome to my new blog on the psychology of well-being, dedicated to researching the mental and spiritual sides of holistic wellness. I’m glad you’re here. Please use the links to the right to subscribe either via RSS feed or via email. The first post will be coming this week. Thank you for visiting!