Start A Successful Spa Business In 2017

Start A Successful Spa Business In 2017

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Do you want a career that leads to personal fulfillment? One way is to find a way to assist others. While there are many popular career choices that can help you reach this goal, like becoming a health care practitioner, there are other less obvious choices, like opening a small luxury spa designed to help people find peace, health, and a sense of well-being. If you’re wondering if you should invest in salon and spa equipment, here are some statistics to reassure you: During the 2008 recession, the spa industry enjoyed a booming business. 160 …

What Would It Take For Me To Except That My Life Is Governed By Chance, By Laws That I Have No Idea About?

What Would It Take For Me To Except That My Life Is Governed By Chance, By Laws That I Have No Idea About?

What would it take for me to except that my life is governed by chance, by laws that I have no idea about? Even Einstein said, “The best explanation science can offer for the things that happened in the universe is that they happen as in a game of chance.” Chance. All this crumble or grows by chance. There really is no explanation for the game of life; and yet, we all want to understand things. We all want to find an explanation that satisfies reason, anything to make it all make sense. We want to understand so bad, that we go beyond reason, we go into superstition and religion …

Ever Think It's Interesting That You Didn't Exist and Yet You Always Existed?

Ever Think It’s Interesting That You Didn’t Exist and Yet You Always Existed?

People we meet, who enter our lives, who were not there before, if we think about it- we weren’t actually alive to them before and they weren’t alive to us, not in our small lives and small channels, then all of a sudden, we were very much alive to each other. But we were always alive and moving, always. It’s that thing in physics, that two things, two forces (and you are a force) are always moving towards each other- so we didn’t JUST meet and come alive, we’ve always been moving towards meeting. That’s just science. The more work we do on realizing that out tiny perspective, our small channel …

MONO NO AWARE

MONO NO AWARE

In Japanese, “Mono No Aware” is the ephemeral nature of things. The idea that what makes something it all the more beautiful is the fact that it will fade. The shiny is not always shiny. The muscles get softer, the skin sags, the piece of music get sung like this once and only once. The young will not be young forever. The strong will not be strong forever. The idea that things are most beautiful and precious because they won’t last is quite powerful if you let it be. It’s all the most beautiful because it’s gone in a moment. A moment and time has changed.  The fragility of life that makes …

Radical Acceptance

Radical Acceptance

Radical acceptance is a term I run back to over and over. Basically put, it’s taking what is, the “good” with the “bad”, life as it comes, each moment a moment for waking up. It also means accepting who you are, all of it, all of you. Your strengths and your strengths and your strengths (before you judge them). You will not nor can not be everyone’s cup of tea. Even the Dalai lama has trash talkers, and Gandhi has haters, and Theresa has flaws. According to the “ideas” of right and wrong, the “perspective” of good and and “bad”, we simply can not fill everyone’s cup. We as practitioners, as …

#STAYWOKE

#STAYWOKE

The first noble truth says simply that it’s part of being human to feel discomfort. It is clear to me, that in this country and abroad, a fire has broken out, we have faced fires before; Now, we must fight like we have never fought before! It will not be easy, but we were born fighters, and lovers, but yes- fighters. We must fight against injustices in our every day lives, not only for ourselves but for the people and communities who need it most.  This starts with small acts (and not behind a screen, but in real every day life actions): educating yourself, showing compassion, using your voice-by any …

In meditation we figure out where we are.

If Your Body Shows Up That’s One Thing, If Your Energy Shows Up That’s Another

If your body shows up that’s one thing. If your energy shows up that’s another. That’s the faith of a mustard seed moving a mountain. It’s not a lot of faith, it’s simple actual faith. Energy and body showing up as one. That’s spiritual physics dominating physical physics. That’s what I aim for. The place where nothing scares you and everything is possible. Let us all show up as one. Body and mind. Heart and soul. Words and actions simultaneous and one.   If you find joy and value in what I do and share, please consider supporting with a recurring or one time donation of your choosing, between a cup …

It's Impossible To Do Good Work When You Have To Worry About Money

It’s Impossible To Do Good Work When You Have To Worry About Money

It is impossible to do good work when you have to worry about money. As an artist, I should only focus on doing good work. This is difficult in the best of circumstances. Considerations about budgets and money while working are creative poison. Whether the idea requires five hours or fifty has no bearing on the quality of the outcome. Simultaneously, if we are in the thing itself, meaning surviving from what we make, not worrying about financials is not an option either. For, life is not predictable, and worrying about money is stressful, and what’s worse, this fear and desperation will show up in our work, in our lives. More interesting …

Meditation Is About Figuring Out "Where We Are"

Meditation Is About Figuring Out “Where We Are”

Meditation Is About Figuring Out “Where We Are”.  “Where am I?” Part of me is afraid about tomorrow. Part of me is worried about my finances. Part of me is planning out what I’m gonna say to her. Part of me is thinking why I don’t ever get it right. Part of me has a numb leg and an itch. “Where am I?” In meditation we figure out where we are.   If you find joy and value in what I do and share, please consider supporting with a recurring or one time donation of your choosing, between a cup of coffee and some Trader Joe’s snacks. Donate here.  This …

We Are Killing The Creative Class

We Are Killing The Creative Class

  Our politicians hate culture; our media have given up serious reporting; our tech firms have stolen our content; our citizens are in hock to celebrity; our creators cannot make ends meet. To read Scott Timberg’s lament about the creative class is to despair about the state of American society. Change is no stranger to us in the twenty-first century. We must constantly adjust to an evolving world, to transformation and innovation. But for many thousands of creative artists, a torrent of recent changes has made it all but impossible to earn a living. A persistent economic recession, social shifts, and technological change have combined to put our artists—from graphic designers …