Living By Default or Not!

When fierce challenges arise our minds can ignite in worry and we are “all over the place”. “Where is the information I need?” “How can I solve this situation?” “What can I do?” … leading to inner shrieks of desperation. Opinions, information, fears and questions come pouring in. How can we possibly stay focussed and attentive to our best course of action? In times like … Continue reading Living By Default or Not!

Is It Evidence Based Design or Feng Shui?

“First we shape our buildings, then they shape us” [Winston Churchill, 1943] Churchill’s words foretold our growing awareness of neuroplasticity, current innovations in medical facility design, Evidence Based Design (EBD), our appreciation of the Art of Placement (Feng Shui) and, perhaps the puzzle of the State of Illinois Governor’s offices and the criminal convictions of five elected governors…! Could there be a historical design flaw … Continue reading Is It Evidence Based Design or Feng Shui?

FLOW and the Zone of Genius

What happens when we make feeling good a priority? “Feeling good”, is feeling clarity, balance, big chi, wonder and exhilaration.Gay Hendricks, renowned author and consultant reveals in his fantastic new book, “The Big Leap”, that feeling good is essential to living in our “Zone of Genius”, a big leap beyond our “Zones of Excellence and Competence”. This guide to growing our awareness of what is limiting us and for defining our unique gift is essential to anyone in a process of reinvention and everyone who senses the need to express on a higher level. Based on our current challenges that could be an epic number of people!

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Looking for Gold in the US Spa Industry Decline

In his recent book “How The Mighty Fall”, business guru Jim Collins outlines the 5 steps of decline: Hubris Born of Success, Undisciplined Pursuit of More, Denial of Risk and Peril, Grasping for Salvation and Capitulation to Irrelevance. Now is the perfect time to look closely at our spa industry through this lens and, rather than placing blame, mine the wisdom from our recent experiences … Continue reading Looking for Gold in the US Spa Industry Decline