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The Global Wellness Industry

The Global Wellness Industry I recently completed my training to become a Certified SELECT Wellness Specialist – Travel Advisor. I think I’ve hit my webinar quota for the year, but I found the global wellness trends fascinating. Everyone always talk about how the global wellness industry, and specifically wellness tourism, is booming but what does this really mean? The Global Wellness Institute (“GWI”) released its Global Wellness Report at the…

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Plant-Based Diet – SOS

Plant-Based Diet – SOS I am a carnivore.  I love meat.  But a few years ago, my partner announced that he had decided to become vegan.  At the time, we were in a long-distance relationship and when I heard those words come across the phone, I froze in disbelief.  I thought he was joking, but he was serious.  His love for animals and our planet (did  you know that livestock…

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How It All Started

How it all started.. We can’t help but believe that everything happens for a reason. Mel and I realized recently that a lot of things needed to happen for the two of us to connect and discover we both shared the same passion for starting a wellness travel business When we first met, we were actually living in different countries, I was in London, England and Mel was in Toronto,…

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Entertain Clients with Wellness!

Entertain Clients with Wellness! Traditionally, client entertainment has involved going out for large meals, consuming alcohol and staying out late.  While this is enjoyable from time to time, it can leave you feeling exhausted and a little stretched in the waistline when done too often. Having worked in the finance industry for many years, both my business partner and myself experienced first-hand, the physical effects of this style of client…

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Workplace Wellness

Workplace Wellness Although the wellness industry has been growing rapidly for many years, it has only recently started to transform the corporate world. Corporations are still trying to figure out the best way to embrace this trend and some industries seem to be better at it than others. Several trends are emerging from revamped offices to active client meetings and corporate wellness retreats. A number of corporations are choosing to bring…

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Wanting Less

Wanting Less It’s been 9 months since retiring from a career in banking and starting my new life as an entrepreneur and yoga instructor.  My largest fear when making this change was losing a regular pay cheque which allowed me to do whatever I wanted whenever.  What I have found is, since starting my new life, I want less.  Nowadays, I do the things I love most and no longer…

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Benefits of Using a Travel Advisor

Why Use a Travel Advisor? A few years ago my friend’s husband told me that he was leaving his corporate job to become a luxury travel advisor and my first thought was, isn’t that a dying business? With the abundance of online suppliers and search engines, this was an industry everyone, including myself, assumed would disappear. Surprisingly, the industry is alive and well, and my friend has been extremely successful…

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Mindfulness & Meditation

Mindfulness & Meditation I was recently asked to give a short talk about mindfulness.  It is a word we are hearing more and more but what does it mean, how can it benefit us and how does meditation fit into this? For me, mindfulness is the practice of being present and in the moment and meditation is a tool to help one practice mindfulness.  The benefits of a regular mindfulness…

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Becoming a Personal Trainer

Becoming a Personal Trainer I recently decided to take the plunge and become a certified Personal Trainer. I have always been interested in fitness, and admittedly I did have my PT certification in university, but I let it lapse as I got absorbed into the world of finance for the last 17 years. I made obtaining my certification one of my New Year’s resolutions in 2019. I signed up in…

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Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga I was recently asked to teach a chair yoga class to a group of office employees.  Having never taught chair yoga before, I started to research different poses and soon realized that without knowing it at the time, I had been doing chair yoga during my previous career when I had to sit for 10-12 hours a day. Chair yoga is a great for office workers to bring…