The internet is filled with articles (including this website) with “tips.” “8 tips on…” “10 tips on…” It can be so easy to read through them in their entirety and either get overwhelmed or distracted because one tip leads to the next, then on to the next. Without integration in life there can be no true growth. The tragedy with all the information overload that is available nowadays is that we tend to miss the important stuff. We can buy self-help book after self-help book, but unless there is a genuine application of the material on a daily or weekly basis we are wasting our time, money and worse-our energy. The key with a tip is to make a commitment to do it no matter how you feel until it becomes a habit. After all you are adopting this tip to feel better or to get out of a rut so chances are you are not feeling so great when you begin. For example, cardiovascular exercise, we all know the many benefits of it, yet how many of us have bought cardio equipment for home use then let it become a coat rack over time? Gyms count on people buying memberships and not using them for this reason.
The creation of the Slow Movement is refreshing. It’s great to hear it told from the perspective of a self-proclaimed recovered “speedster!” In this video, Carl Honore explores the concept of slowness and the many virtues of slowing our pace and connecting with our own inner-tortoise!
Journalist Carl Honore believes the Western world’s emphasis on speed erodes health, productivity and quality of life. But there’s a backlash brewing, as everyday people start putting the brakes on their all-too-modern lives.
Nestled in the bustling side-streets of SoHo is a true Haven amongst the busyness and at times, this chaotic center of shopping, restaurants and art galleries. Haven has been around since 1998 and is one of New York’s original and affordable day spas. The ambiance here is incredible in that as one walks through the halls it feels less like a spa in SoHo and more like a retreat in a remote and quiet place in New Mexico. Haven is gently well lit and inviting with warm hues of mauve and plum.
I have enjoyed a variety of services here as I proudly was employed for five years at this spa. This makes me favorably biased which is a good sign. Not everyone can recommend places they were previously employed. The owners have diligently put together a spa menu that is a head to toe fantastic and rejuvenating experience. From body treatments to specialized manicures and pedicures. I witnessed them consistently experiment till they would find the right combination of essential oils, scrubs and other delicious products for their services. It would be difficult to review all the services offered here but I recommend Haven highly as a full service spa for grooming and relaxing. Waxing is also available with both regular and organic wax for sensitive skin.