mindfulness

Mindset

Why Brain Training Is Your Path to Success

Mindfulness skills can help us train our brains to focus on small, incremental behavioral changes every day. Find out why improving your brain fitness is important and how mindfulness can help us make small changes that add up to a big difference.

Art & Creativity at Spa

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Art & Creativity at the Spa

An insistent refrain at the 2016 Wellness Summit, running like the notes of Mozart’s “Requiem” was the need for more creativity in the form of art, music, literature and dance at wellness retreats and spas – both for guests to experience and to “do.” Historian David Clay Large revealed that the connection between the “spa []

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2017 Top 8 Global Spa and Wellness Trends

INSIDE THE 2017 REPORT When 500+ wellness experts from 46+ nations gather to debate the future of wellness, you have one uniquely authoritative and global view of the trends set to unfold. And that’s what happened at the recent tenth-anniversary Global Wellness Summit in Kitzbühel, Austria, which (with its specifically future-focused theme for 2016, “Back []

Silence: A wellness trend

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Silence: A New Wellness Trend

A new focus on silence at wellness destinations and spas came through loud and clear in Wellness Summit presentations. Programming at hotels & retreats today can sometimes feel like nothing more than an “operational line-item” (some fitness classes or spas to “check off”), while future destinations will need to put a deeper, more comprehensive focus []

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The Future is Mental Wellness

Mental wellness will be the biggest future trend, period: from wellness destinations bringing in neuroscientists and psychotherapists – to meditation becoming seriously mainstream, while evolving into new breeds – to part-mind, part-body workout brands – to apps that track your mental state. Despite our era of historic economic abundance, depression, anxiety disorders, loneliness, addiction and []

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Sexual Wellbeing: Taboo No More

Ours is a world where every kind of “wellness” imaginable is explored and promoted, whether physical, mental, spiritual, environmental or workplace. But meaningful conversations about, and approaches to improve, sexual wellbeing have been seriously left out of the equation. On the one hand we live in a sex-saturated world: bombarded with hyper-sexualized images and impossible []

Temazcal

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2016 Spa Trends Report: The Benefits of Temazcal

Many return home from luxury spa treatments describing themselves as revitalized or reinvigorated, but for those who experience the ancient Mexican practice of Temazcal another word often comes to mind: reborn. Dating back to Mayan and Aztec cultures, Temazcal roughly translates to “house of steam,” yet these simple adobe huts are far more than just []