Self-Care Insiders: Spa Talk With ISPA’s President, Lynne McNees

Officially the International SPA Association plays an important educational and research role in the spa industry, for professionals and spa-goers alike, however it does so much more than that. Today, it is more important than ever to promote wellness and self-care for those looking to live a healthier lifestyle. ISPA gives us a glimpse into…

Yes, Take A Mental Health Day

From the moment you wake up, to the moment you drift off to sleep, making time for your wellbeing is a decision we all struggle with. This is our love letter in defense of the “Mental Health Day” – a day where you focus on you and decide to do whatever it is that helps…

Spa Therapy & Etiquette 101

Mastering the art of spa is easy and dare I say addictive. Spas are a respite for the body and the mind. From an early age, I have known that wellness is not and should not be a luxury. It should not be reserved for the privileged, but be made widely accessible to all who…

Cultivating an At-Home Spa, Part III

Featured Image, Audrey Hepburn/Breakfast at Tiffany’s  Taking care of the mind, body and soul can seem like a never ending job, however when you immerse yourself in the spa lifestyle, self-care becomes a lot more doable. The trick to cultivating an at-home spa is repeated rituals. Take the hard work out of self-care with regular…

My Experience at Resorts World Catskills New Crystal Life Spa

This article was originally written for Insider’s Guide to Spas. The Sullivan Catskills, known as America’s first vacationland, is where, in 1968, my relatives decided to take a nature drive to the mysterious mountains of upstate New York. The trip resulted in a wise purchase: My great-uncle bought a rambling farmhouse and a factory space…

Self-Care Insiders: Wellness, Yoga & Skincare Wisdom from Matthew Milèo

The Self-Care Insiders started with the idea of gathering intimate wisdom from clean living and wellness advocates. Sharing ideas from successful leaders and putting them in one place, that you can tap into at any time, is a powerful resource for anyone looking to start or enrich their own wellness journey. Matthew Milèo was one…

Health & The City: Best Places to Find Wellness & Community

Editor Note: For many, the New Year means making resolutions. My mantra is to take it easy on myself and not make promises I might not keep. You should always try your hardest to accomplish what you wish for but be kind to yourself in the process.  If you are looking towards a healthier and…

Cultivating Beauty & At-Home Spa, Part II

The saying, “You can’t pour from an empty cup” rings true to every kind and empathetic care-taker. This is especially true during the holiday season. It is time for decorating, parties, lots of errands and being there for others. The holidays are ideal for showing those you love how much you care about them. This…

3 Products for Practicing Divine Rituals

In the past lives of our ancestors, mindfulness was a way of life. It was not labeled or made into a trend. This was a time when humans took special care of their possessions, single-use products did not exit, there was no need to document every other moment of their lives and leisure was sacred,…