Archive for March 31st, 2011
Every year, I struggle with what to give my mom for Mother’s Day. As she always points out every holiday, “I have everything I need.” Well, for those daughters in the same boat as me, Mii amo has come to the rescue. To celebrate Mother’s Day weekend, this award-winning destination spa in Sedona is hosting a special three-night journey to help women connect with their femininity. From May 5-8, moms and their daughters can partake in Celebrating The Feminine Essence (starting at $2,310 per night) and enjoy a weekend of learning, spa-ing, sharing, storytelling, dancing, and more, all while exploring the powerful nature of being a woman and connecting to their feminine roots. According to Leslee Vogal, one of the leaders of the retreat, “The sacred intention for this weekend is that each woman experiences a more authentic expression of herself, combining her relationships as a daughter and a mother with her own essence.” For a complete schedule of the weekend, click here.
While it may be easier to shoot off an email or a quick text, the art of conversation is still valued. And, according to Maribeth Kuzmeski, author of several books, including The Connectors: How the World’s Most Successful Businesspeople Build Relationships and Win Clients for Life (Wiley, 2009) stresses the importance of communicating through actually talking, as opposed to relying on technology. “Conversations are the building blocks of relationships,” says Kuzmeski. “Without them, we form relationships that are devoid of substance. But for anyone who wants to create truly beneficial relationships, you have to stop texting, walk away from the computer, and connection with someone one-on-one through a great conversation.” Here, Kuzmeski offers more tips on why we should talk more:
• It puts quality ahead of speed.
• It’s the glue of great relationships.
• It’s the only way to see what someone is saying.
• It’s an opportunity-making skill.
• It’s a great way to invest in others.
• It is not a requirement to be the most outgoing person in the room.
• It’s the best way to mend a broken relationship.
• It makes life better.
It’s opening day, which marks the beginning of the new Major League Baseball season. While that may not seem a significant date for most spa-goers, those visiting the Ritz-Carlton, Denver, just steps from Coors Field, the famed Colorado Rockies stadium, will find a host of baseball-inspired services as part of the spa’s Take Me Out to the Ballgame menu. The Base Hit Buff & Bronze ($105, 50 minutes) begins with a 25-minute body scrub followed by a Vichy shower and a spray tan to help guests stand out from the crowd. The Seventh-Inning Stretch ($165, 75 minutes) is a massage that blends traditional methods of stretching with a rhythmic and gentle rocking motion. What better way to prepare for the big game? The Triple Play Spa Day ($165, 75 minutes) is a fan favorite thanks to its 25-minute Signature Massage, 25-minute Express Facial, and 25-minute Classic Manicure. Launching April 1 and available throughout the spring season, each of these treatments will leave spa-goers rooting for more. What inspired treatments is your spa offering these days?