Archive for July 22nd, 2011
Celebrating 20 years in business, Rhonda Allison Cosmeceuticals hosted its annual corporate retreat. The retreat was intended to help employees sharpen skills, test strengths, and bring lessons learned back to headquarters. The challenge included team and leadership simulations and action-learning experiences, which helped employees hone critical skills in team development, multitasking, and on-the-job applications. The two teams—Team RAW and Team RA—also learned strategies for improving communication, managing deadlines and stress, and effectively resolving conflict.
Music plays an integral role in changing my mood. When I am practicing yoga or when I am stressed it’s music that helps to relax and soothe my mind. Recognizing the power of music, and drumming in particular, the Bishop’s Lodge and Resort (Santa Fe, NM), is offering its Drum and Journey Circle. Drumming is an ancient practice that is commonly used in many cultures to reduce stress and re-connect by finding peace through the repetitive rhythms of the drum. During this retreat, not only will participants drum, they are also invited to join the journey circle which allows them the opportunity to share their experiences and connect with one another. Participants are asked to bring meaningful items with them such as photos or letters that will be placed in the circle to keep them inspired and in tune. Sage is used at the beginning of each session to set the mood for offerings to the spirits. Participants in the circle will later find peace and serenity. In addition to the Drum and Journey Circle, the Bishop’s Lodge and Resort also offers many activities including hiking, horseback riding, tennis courts, a skeet and trap range, and a variety of spa and wellness amenities at SháNah Spa.