Monday, March 13, 2017

SPRING FORWARD


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As I write this, it’s less than ten days to the official start of astronomical Spring, March 21st (meteorological Spring was March 1st).  In many parts of the nation, folks were fooled into thinking that Spring had already sprung, with balmy temperatures and flowers blooming.  And yet, in parts of the country today, there are snow blizzard warnings.  Even where I live, it’s back to Winter temps and it’s snowing, after nearly a three-month drought of the white stuff. 

I’ve previously written about seasonal change and its impact on face, body, and hair, and about transitioning from one season to the next, using different products that are better suited for those seasonal changes.  Today’s edition features three exceptional products that are perfect for transitioning from the last remains of winter into the new beginnings of spring.  They include a facemask from Carita Paris, an anti-aging cream from Guinot Institut Paris, and a hair restoration product from PHYTO Paris.  Enjoy reading about my latest product finds!

~ My Latest Product Finds ~

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Carita Paris ~ Masque De Beauté 14 Ultra-Repairing Balm Face Mask ~ This reparative facemask is ideal for dry, dehydrated and sensitive skin.  Key ingredients include Vitamins D, E and F, Hazelnut Oil, Shea Butter, Wild Mango Butter, Mint Leaf Extract, and Tamarind Extract.  As soon as I used this treatment product, I felt like my skin had been embraced with a deeply soothing and hydrating protective veil; the product was very gentle and non-irritating.  The treatment product never dried, and was easy to remove after five minutes with warm water.  I was amazed at how my skin felt; it was exceptionally hydrated, and had a silky texture.  For more information, visit http://www.caritadirect.com



Guinot Institut Paris ~ Crème Age Summum ~ This was the perfect anti-aging moisturizer for my finicky skin.  I loved its rich texture, which when applied, absorbed quickly without leaving any type of residue.  Its formulation seemed to have sensors in it, because it hydrated normal areas with just the right amount of hydration, while drenching the dry areas with moisture renewal.  The product was gentle and non-irritating, and left my skin’s texture even and balanced; all of my fines lines and visible wrinkles were greatly diminished.  Overall, my skintone appeared healthier and luminous.  I used this treatment product both as a day and as a night cream.  Key anti-aging ingredients include their proprietary Cellular Life Complex (fifty-six active ingredients), ATP (adenosine triphosphate, a coenzyme), Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Sunflower Seed Oil, Raspberry Seed Oil, and Cotton Seed Oil.  For more information, visit http://www.guinotusa.com


PHYTO Paris ~ Phytologist Exclusive Scalp & Hair Concentrate ~ I never was blessed with thick hair; I inherited my dad’s hair…fine, straight, and oily, with lots of cowlicks.  Now that I’m post menopausal, I’m seeing the effects of hormonal changes, and especially with having been diagnosed a few years ago with an autoimmune disease; those effects include hair loss, thinning hair, and visible patches of hair loss.  I’ve been using Phytologist for nearly four weeks, and have noticed that the patchy areas of hair loss don’t look quite as “naked”; areas along the hairline, where it had become sparse, are showing some promise with miniscule peach fuzz hair growth.  Another plus is that after application, and massaging it into the scalp, the product adds much needed volume to my limp, thinning hair.  Phytologist includes twelve “doses” of treatment product that is applied three times a week to towel-dried hair for three months.  I’m encouraged with the initial results, but also realize that with treatment products such as this, the process of regeneration is gradual, and that consistency in use will produce better results.  For a comprehensive video on this exceptional product, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIwZIsYZvkk  For more information, visit https://www.phyto.com/phytologist.html

~ In Closing ~

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Seasonal transitioning requires assessing the efficacy of all of your treatment products.  Those that worked well during the winter may not necessarily perform as well in the spring, or even summer.  Make sure to change your regimens and products to conform to changes brought about by seasonal transitioning and change.  That’s it for this edition.  Until the next one, remember to take care of yourself and those you love.

By Terry Herman

TERRY HERMAN is a recognized expert in the industry, and regularly covers issues that include business, management, operations, customer care, treatments, products, and trends. In the 1990s, she authored an extensive "Glossary of Spa Terminologies" and holds two copyright registrations on her authored work.  Consumer and trade publications have also interviewed her as an expert.  She also conducted an extensive nationally broadcasted interview tour on aspects of creating an at-home spa, interior design, music, stress and time management.  Her work has been published extensively in print and digital in both consumer and trade publications.  In addition to writing, reviewing and being interviewed as an expert, she is also a management consultant and motivational speaker.  She also served on the International Advisory Board for the former EXPERIENCE | PREMCHIT Journeys In Retreat To Wellness; the Advisory Board was comprised of ten international experts in various fields of wellness and spa.  She also served each of the Five Pillars Task Force groups for the Asia Pacific Spa & Wellness Council (APSWC).  She has been a Group Manager for the popular LinkedIn group, The Spa Buzz, and is currently an Administrator for two Facebook Groups, Wild Food Society and Spa College.  In addition to her blogs, her social media outreach includes Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Pinterest.  Be sure to read her food, wine and culinary digital magazine, TERRY’S SECOND HELPINGS.  Don’t forget to “Like” her Facebook Page, Terry’s Second Helpings.  Please note that the “Comment Section” has been disabled.  For additional information, email her at terrysspabeautywellness@gmail.com.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

FACE FORWARD


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The harsh effects of winter are still upon us.  Up until now, biting winds and frigid temperatures have contributed to raw, assaulted skin, which is often plagued with chaffing and irritation.  Winter also brings about decreased humidity levels outside, as well as inside from heating; reduced humidity levels also contribute to dry skin.  Then there’s the decreased levels of sunshine, which leads to pale, drab skintone.  With all of these negatives, it’s no wonder why winter isn’t exactly the most favorite of the four seasons for many folks.  As we look forward to the end of winter, and the beginning of spring, it’s a hopeful time for skincare transitioning, whether in areas of grooming, treatment, or color.  Following are some ideal products to try as you transition from one season into the next.  Enjoy!

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~ Bobbi Brown Deluxe Rubis Tweezers ~

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics ~ This ultimate precision handcrafted implement for tweezing is made by Rubis Switzerland.  Rubis has a sixty-year history of making implements that use superior grade surgical stainless steel that’s rustproof, anti-magnetic, and also acid-proof.  The slant tip design made it easy to grasp even superfine hairs for ease of removal.  Nicely weighted and easy to hold with a soft contour that prevents slippage.  For more information, visit their Facebook page, or http://www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com/


~ Jane Iredale Mystikol Powdered Eyeliner ~

The new Mystikol Powdered Eyeliners are just in time for seasonal transitioning, and will definitely add some beautiful color dimension to your eyes.  The fashion-forward colors include Smoky Quartz, Dark Topaz, Amethyst, and Onyx; I tried all but the Onyx.  I loved the clever design of the container; the cap contains the applicator brush, which is easily removed and snapped back into the cap to create an extended applicator tool.  The tapered brush takes the cream to powder, allowing for the ease of application of either a thin accentuated line of color, a line that’s easily smudged, or color than can be applied all over the lid, and dabbled, for a smoky effect.  The colors are water-resistant, crease and fade proof, and beautifully accentuate and highlight.  These new Mystikol Powdered Eyeliners pair beautifully with other Jane Iredale eyeshadow colors.  For a great demo of this new product, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwtfuwOWKpU  For more information, visit their Facebook page, or https://janeiredale.com


~ Trilogy Natural and Certified Organic Skincare from New Zealand ~

Sisters Sarah Gibbs and Catherine de Groot founded Trilogy Products in 2002.  They saw a need for a product line that offered pure, safe, all natural, organic, and sustainable skincare product solutions, which weren’t readily available for the average consumer in New Zealand.  Their original product line included five mainstay products, which were all based on pure Rosehip Oil, an ingredient they had firsthand experience using, which gave them optimal results.  They also appreciated how Rosehip Oil was nature’s perfect answer for maintaining skin’s pH balance and for providing effective hydration, while being ideally suited for all skin types.  Over the years, the product line has grown to include some forty products for skincare, body care, and hair care.  Trilogy Products are the leading natural skincare line in New Zealand, which also enjoys a global outreach to some twenty countries.  In the U.S., Trilogy Products are exclusively available at Whole Foods Market locations.  I recently had the opportunity to try a number of these products and overall, found them to be very gentle and non-irritating, which was great for my often-finicky skin.  Following are the various products I tried, along with their key ingredients:  Certified Organic Rosehip Oil100% Certified Organic Rosehip OilRosehip Cream Cleanser…key ingredients included Sweet Almond Oil, Certified Organic Rosehip Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Rosemary Leaf Extract, and Vitamin E.  Rosehip Vital Moisturising Cream…key ingredients included Certified Organic Rosehip Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Marula Seed Oil, Bitter Orange Flower Oil, Rosemary Leaf Extract, and Vitamin ERosehip Oil Antioxidant+…key ingredients included Tomato Seed Oil, Cranberry Seed Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Acai Fruit Oil, Lycopene, Oat Kernel Extract, and Vitamin ECoQ10 Booster Oil…key ingredients included Macadamia Nut Oil, Sunflower Oil, Strawberry Seed Oil, Chia Seed Oil, Pomegranate Seed Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Blueberry Seed Oil, Ubiquinone, and Vitamin E.  CoQ10 Eye Recovery Concentrate…key ingredients included Chia Seed Oil, Licorice Root Extract, Green Coffee Seed Extract, Horse Chestnut Extract, Green Tea Leaf Extract, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Evening Primrose Oil, and UbiquinoneAge-Proof Active Enzyme Cleansing Cream…key ingredients included Papaya Fruit Extract, Sweet Almond Oil, Avocado Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Pineapple Fruit Extract, and Vitamin EAge-Proof Line Smoothing Day Cream…key ingredients included Chia Seed Oil, Strawberry Seed Oil, Pomegranate Seed Oil, Blueberry Seed Oil, Acai Fruit Oil, Rosemary Leaf Extract, and Vitamin EEverything Balm…key ingredients included Sweet Almond Oil, Certified Organic Rosehip Oil, Coconut Oil, Olive Fruit Oil, Jojoba Oil, and Vitamin E.  Here are my overall reactions to using these products over a three week period:  Both cleansers were effective in removing all traces of debris, and left my skin feeling clean and supple; their subtle aromas were lovely.  Both moisturizers effectively hydrated the skin, and were quickly absorbed without leaving any tacky, or greasy residue; I especially loved the beautiful aromas of each of these products.  All three oils were used as part of my nighttime regimen; each hydrated effectively, and were quickly absorbed; I had to make sure I used a small amount, because the formulation was very dense; any excess was rubbed on my dry lips, or dry cuticles.  The eye serum also hydrated effectively; I loved how the product was dispensed via a cooling metal roller ball; I applied it around the orbital bone only; it was gentle and non-irritating.  Lastly, the balm was a great go-to product for applying to dry lips, cuticles, dry knuckles, and even on some of the dry areas of my feet; this product also had a lovely aroma.  All in all, if you’re looking for a gentle, natural, and effective group of products, Trilogy Products is your one-stop source.  For more information, visit their Facebook page, or https://www.trilogyproducts.com

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~ In Closing ~

No matter the season, be sure to take care of your skin.  Remember too, that as the seasons change, your skin also changes, and with it, your skincare regimen and products should also be assessed and adjusted accordingly.  That’s it for this edition.  Until the next one, remember to take care of yourself and those you love.

By Terry Herman

TERRY HERMAN is a recognized expert in the industry, and regularly covers issues that include business, management, operations, customer care, treatments, products, and trends. In the 1990s, she authored an extensive "Glossary of Spa Terminologies" and holds two copyright registrations on her authored work.  Consumer and trade publications have also interviewed her as an expert.  She also conducted an extensive nationally broadcasted interview tour on aspects of creating an at-home spa, interior design, music, stress and time management.  Her work has been published extensively in print and digital in both consumer and trade publications.  In addition to writing, reviewing and being interviewed as an expert, she is also a management consultant and motivational speaker.  She also served on the International Advisory Board for the former EXPERIENCE | PREMCHIT Journeys In Retreat To Wellness; the Advisory Board was comprised of ten international experts in various fields of wellness and spa.  She also served each of the Five Pillars Task Force groups for the Asia Pacific Spa & Wellness Council (APSWC).  She has been a Group Manager for the popular LinkedIn group, The Spa Buzz, and is currently an Administrator for two Facebook Groups, Wild Food Society and Spa College.  In addition to her blogs, her social media outreach includes Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Pinterest.  Be sure to read her food, wine and culinary digital magazine, TERRY’S SECOND HELPINGS.  Don’t forget to “Like” her Facebook Page, Terry’s Second Helpings.  Please note that the “Comment Section” has been disabled.  For additional information, email her at terrysspabeautywellness@gmail.com.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

TOP WELLNESS TIPS FOR HEALTHFUL LONGEVITY

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We’re well into the New Year and many are still feeling a bit of angst when it comes to pursuing a simple and meaningful strategy for attaining improved health and wellness.

Internationally respected health and wellness expert, Premchit Na Thalang, shares her wisdom on this subject.  "I truly believe wellness is for everyone and my desire is that if you wish to have a long life of joy and vitality, you may do so, regardless of where you live or the circumstances of your life, simply by deciding to live your life comprised of four key elements: a healthy diet, moving and resting, a healthy lifestyle, and having healthy relationships".

Her “Top Wellness Tips for Healthful Longevity” are easy, simple wellness ideas that promote a long life of joy and vitality.  Imagine having a long life of joy and vitality, staying healthy in body, mind and spirit, while enjoying an active and fulfilling life!  Following are her simple steps to achieving these goals.  Enjoy!

HEALTHY DIET IDEAS
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~ Eat and Drink More Fresh Fruits, Herbs, Spices, and Vegetables ~
All fresh fruits, herbs, spices and vegetables taste good and are good for you. Eat as many and as wide a variety as possible. Fruit, herbs, spices and vegetables are a rich source of amino acids, antioxidants, carotenoids, enzymes, fats, fiber, flavonoids, minerals, oils, pectin, sugars, trace elements, vitamins, water and phytochemicals with anti-bacterial, anti-aging, anti-allergenic, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-mutagenic, anti-tumor, anti-viral, blood thinning, detoxifying, memory and vision enhancement, immune-stimulating, tonic, wound healing and vasoprotective properties, amongst others - promoting healthy cellular metabolism and growth, as well as the efficient detoxification and elimination of metabolic toxins.

Eating fresh fruits, herbs, spices and vegetables in juice form, sometimes referred to as "juice therapy", meaning "the use of concentrated nutritional elixirs made from fresh fruits, herbs, spices and vegetables for nutritional maintenance, illness prevention, body detoxification and the treatment of ailments and diseases", is very beneficial in promoting a long life of joy and vitality.

Every fresh fruit, herb, spice and vegetable offers one or more positive effects on promoting a long life of joy and vitality, including preventing or minimizing risks associated with: Alzheimer’s, arthritis, asthma, blood pressure, blood sugar, cancer, cardiovascular disease, cholesterol, constipation, diabetes, glaucoma, heart attack, obesity, osteoporosis, over-weight, Parkinson’s, rheumatoid arthritis, stroke and urinary tract infections, amongst others.

~ Eat Like the Animals and the Birds ~
Many animals and birds eat in harmony with "trophology", the science of combining compatible foods to ensure optimal digestion leading to optimal health and a long life of joy and vitality. The key principles of trophology are:
~ Consume only one type of food during any meal, such as carbohydrate or protein.
~ Eat animal proteins, with plenty of non-starch vegetables, preferably raw such as in a salad, once a day.
~ Eat starches, with vegetables, preferably raw, as in a salad, and/or with non-acid fruits, once a day.
~ Eat fats with carbohydrates, fruits, vegetables and light plant proteins, not with concentrated animal proteins. Do NOT eat margarine, other butter substitutes, or hydrogenated oils.
~ Eat at least one large fresh salad of raw non-starch vegetables every day, ideally just before a protein or carbohydrate meal.
~ Eat fresh fruits, nuts and seeds on an empty stomach.

~ Forget Food-Like Substances ~ 
There are many "food-like substances" that must be avoided if you want to pursue a long life of joy and vitality. The worst food-like substances are artificial sweeteners, margarine, processed foods and sugar. Other food-like substances best avoided are pasteurized and/or homogenized milk, salty foods, soft drinks and white wheat-flour.

MOVING AND RESTING IDEAS
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~ Move Your Body ~ 
For a long life of joy and vitality it is very important to move your body on a regular basis, preferably every day, for at least a moderate amount of time, in a way that you like doing, such as gently exercise, light sport, martial arts, playing, swimming, walking, yoga, etc. Natural movement of the body, ideally to a rhythm, is the foundation to cultivating a long life of joy and vitality.

The best forms of body movement are slow and rhythmic, which will loosen, stretch and relax your body, to collect and store energy, to leave you feeling refreshed. This type of movement is aerobic, beneficial to the particular body part being moved, as well as to the cardiovascular system and all other body systems.

Be sure to warm up before doing a movement or exercise regime, especially to relax a stressed or tired body and to stimulate blood and energy circulation. Loosening movements should be focused on the joints, with stretching movements should be focused on the ligaments, muscles and tendons.

It is now recognized that regular movement of the body offers diverse and significant benefits, including positive effects on: addiction, aging, anxiety, attention, attraction to the opposite sex, blood pressure, blood, bones, brain, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic pain, confidence, constipation, dementia, depression, diabetes, emotions, energy levels, erectile dysfunction, euphoria, fun, heart, immunity, infections, injury pain, learning, longevity, motivation, muscles, obesity, osteoporosis, Parkinson's, physical function, prostate, self esteem, sex, skin, sleep, stress, strokes, weight.

~ Rest Your Mind ~
Meditating for just ten minutes a day makes a positive difference to one’s wellbeing and the pursuit of a long life of joy and vitality. Meditation can mean many things, however fundamentally it involves stilling the movement of the mind and bringing it to a state of undisturbed silence.

People approach meditation for many reasons, some to reduce stress and others to heal themselves physically and mentally. Some people just want to calm the mind and reflect. Meditation can effectively do all of these things, and much more. A review of the literature identifies 101 benefits of meditation, including physiological, psychological and spiritual benefits.

Meditation is also one of the ways of knowing the most important person in your life. Yourself! Not through others opinions, or through reading self-help books, but through sitting quietly, tuning into your breath, and going into that vast world inside yourself. When the thought waves are under control, the mind becomes quiet and we then experience our higher state of consciousness.

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE IDEAS
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~ Enjoy a Red, or a Blond ~ 
Red wine contains resveratrol, a polyphenol also found in cranberries and blueberries, which is a powerful antioxidant and which reduces the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease, as well as having anti-aging properties. White wine also contains resveratrol, however in smaller amounts than red wine.

The optimal consumption of red wine has indicated a reduction in the risk of heart attack in middle age people by 30% to 50% and the optimal consumption of red wine is one glass per day for women and two glasses per day for men.

Recent research indicates there appears to be a direct link between the incidence of drinking alcohol and breast cancer in women however, if a woman consumes sufficient amounts of folic acid (Vitamin B9), the risk of breast cancer reduces and even disappears.

 ~ Sleep to Learn ~
Despite all the research, we still do not know exactly why we sleep and how much sleep we need. We do know the optimum amount of sleep varies from one person to the next, and for each person it varies over time. We know almost everyone experiences a period of sleepiness during each afternoon, and that if a person has too little sleep or too much sleep, they become dysfunctional. It seems the primary reason for sleep has a lot to do with learning, and the optimal amount of sleep for most people is between six and eight hours.

By simple trial you can determine the optimum amount of sleep you need at any time of your life, and once determined, maintaining this optimum, including having an afternoon nap, creates many benefits on the journey to a long life of joy and vitality, including significantly improving attention, dexterity, digestion, emotion, glucose metabolism, learning, memory, reasoning, recall and thinking.

 ~ Detox for Love ~ 
The key reasons why people must detoxify their body, not only through attending a regular detoxification retreat, but also preferably as a daily lifestyle activity, is to quite simply enjoy a long life of joy and vitality, to experience health is the prerequisite for wealth and happiness.

In today’s world, most people need to work actively on detoxifying their body, because:
~ Regular multiple-exposures to environmental toxins, for the air, building materials, cosmetic and personal care products and water, amongst others, reduce the normal metabolic functioning and inherent self-healing capability of the body.
~ So called "modern lifestyles", characterized by poor nutrition, deficient exercise and chronic stress, pollute the body with chemical and emotional toxins, which cannot be neutralized due to a lack of necessary nutrients in the optimal proportions.

Whilst toxicity is expressed by a variety of symptoms, the most common indicators of toxicity are: abnormal pregnancy outcomes, acne, allergic reactions, anxiety, atherosclerosis, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, constipation, depression, dermatitis, eczema, fatigue, female infertility, headaches, immune system impairment, indigestion, inflammation, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, joint and muscle stiffness and pain, kidney dysfunction, learning disorders, male infertility, memory loss, migraines, multiple chemical sensitivity, obesity, over-weight, Parkinson’s disease, psoriasis, skin puffiness, sleeplessness, susceptibility to cold, flu, infection, injury and tiredness.

By regularly detoxifying your body, as a daily lifestyle activity, as well as by attending regular intensive detoxification retreats, it is possible to remove many of the toxins that cause dis-ease, disease and the inability to enjoy life to its fullest.

Regular detoxification enables the restoration and maintenance of every-day good health, characterized by joy, love, vitality and longevity.

HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS IDEAS
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~ Find Your Inner Spirit ~
Find a kindred-spirit or significant other; love him or her, every day, for all days. Love family. Nurture good friendships. Forgive. Smile. Socialize. Be curious. Use your imagination. Have zeal, for something. Relax, let go.  Find your inner spirit…
~ Take the time to play, for it is the secret of perpetual youth…
~ Take the time to read, for it is the fountain of wisdom…
~ Take the time to be friendly, for it is the road to happiness…
~ Take the time to love and be loved, for it is the nourishment of the soul…
~ Take the time to share, for it is too short a life to be selfish…
~ Take the time to laugh, for it is the music of the heart…
~ Take the time to dream, for it is hitching your wagon to a star…
~ Sing, write, dance, photograph, whistle…
~ Do whatever brings calm to your mind, relaxation to your body, and joy to your heart.
~ Live all of life with loving kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity, to nourish, preserve and restore your-self, as well as animals, people, plants, and the one earth we call home.

~ About Premchit Prateap Na Thalang ~


Premchit Prateap Na Thalang is an internationally certified aromatherapist, organic cosmetics formulator, natural perfumer, acclaimed chef, and inheritor of twelve generations of ancestral Siamese healing wisdom and secrets.  Her family has been growing, trading, studying, using and dispensing indigenous plants of southern Thailand and traditional Siamese knowledge for beauty, medicinal, nutritional and perfumery benefits for more than twelve generations.  For nearly 200 years, Premchit´s family traded aromatic plants with the British East India Company, including Thao Thep Kasatri, heroine of the Battle of Thalang (Phuket) in 1785, who also traded with Sir Francis Light while he was based in Thalang, the home of Premchit´s family.

~ In Closing ~

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It’s easy to become overwhelmed by over analyzing what one needs to do, especially if a person listens to the cacophony of too many voices on the subject matter.  This cacophony can lead to self-sabotaging and abandoning targeted goals, which results in disappointment.  One key to achieving these goals is to have a simple plan, and then taking things slowly, deliberately, and with consistency and focus.  Giving yourself a chance and celebrate yourself and what you’ve been able to accomplish and are about to accomplish

That’s it for this edition.  Until the next one, remember to take care of yourself and those you love.

By Terry Herman

TERRY HERMAN is a recognized expert in the industry, and regularly covers issues that include business, management, operations, customer care, treatments, products, and trends. In the 1990s, she authored an extensive "Glossary of Spa Terminologies" and holds two copyright registrations on her authored work.  Consumer and trade publications have also interviewed her as an expert.  She also conducted an extensive nationally broadcasted interview tour on aspects of creating an at-home spa, interior design, music, stress and time management.  Her work has been published extensively in print and digital in both consumer and trade publications.  In addition to writing, reviewing and being interviewed as an expert, she is also a management consultant and motivational speaker.  She also served on the International Advisory Board for the former EXPERIENCE | PREMCHIT Journeys In Retreat To Wellness; the Advisory Board was comprised of ten international experts in various fields of wellness and spa.  She also served each of the Five Pillars Task Force groups for the Asia Pacific Spa & Wellness Council (APSWC).  She has been a Group Manager for the popular LinkedIn group, The Spa Buzz, and is currently an Administrator for two Facebook Groups, Wild Food Society and Spa College.  In addition to her blogs, her social media outreach includes Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Pinterest.  Be sure to read her food, wine and culinary digital magazine, TERRY’S SECOND HELPINGS.  Don’t forget to “Like” her Facebook Page, Terry’s Second Helpings.  Please note that the “Comment Section” has been disabled.  For additional information, email her at terrysspabeautywellness@gmail.com.
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