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A Note from Ilana

Relationships, what's it to you?

Relationships are essential if you want to live your life to the fullest. In fact relationships should be your top priority. That's why we all need to learn how to build good relationships. Good relationships not only help us meet our needs but also make our life more fulfilling.
So, here's a mind shift...The Golden Rule vs. " Living in Platinum"
The GOLDEN RULE "Treat others how you wish to be treated". So how about upgrading to the PLATINUM RULE "Treat others how THEY wish to be treated".


Spa Juice
  • Taking the next big step... for  Catherine (Strange) Warren
  • Heading in a new direction... with  Ryan Crabbe
  • I'm back...  Michael McMillian

Spa Spotlight
Brandon Claypool
Spa, Wellness & Retail Director, Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, Miami
We are honored to feature our spa spotlight on Brandon Claypool, a proficient leader in the spa market with an extensive background in fitness and wellness.  Brandon, a competitive collegiate powerlifter, set two (2) Florida State Records for the Bench Press and the Strict Curl in his weight class in the APA (American Powerlifting Association) and the WABDL (World Records Association of Bench and Dead lifters).   His accomplishments didn't stop there, as he went onto setting two (2) more World Records in the Bench Press and the Strict Curl in the APA (American Powerlifting Association).     

Vendor Highlight
Iredale Mineral Cosmetics, jane iredale
The Skincare Makeup®
Jane Iredale, President and CEO of Iredale Mineral Cosmetics is world renowned as the 'Cosmetic Entrepreneur' who founded her company in 1994 as the first comprehensive line of makeup developed with quality minerals and skin care ingredients that are good for the skin. Blurring the line between skin care and makeup, all the jane iredale products adhere to the highest standard of integrity. Each product is subjected to rigorous sensitivity and safety tests to ensure it is as good for the skin as it is beautiful to wear.
Past Events

The FSA "VACAY" Event held on July 24, 2017 at the Ocean Reef Club
Get Well on VACAY The FSA Wellness Tourism Event.
The FSA "VACAY" Event was the triumph of the summer season for our community!  Wrapped around a vacation style atmosphere, with wellness amenities to enjoy during their stay, spa guests arrived at the very exclusive and private Ocean Reef Club with their families prior to the event and remained post event, to indulge in a vacation.  Amid this retreat, the FSA created the opportunity to enjoy an exciting event filled day of networking, spa treatments, and a highly valuable motivational and educational presentation that amazed the likes of everyone that attended.  The spa turnout was exceptional with many spa directors and leaders arriving from the Keys and Miami as well as a variety of distant areas of Florida. Every aspect of the day, supported by the FSA team and the Ocean Reef Club staff reached the high point of excellence.

The CSFA 10th Annual Anniversary Regional Conference held on July 16th - 18th at the Club at Admirals Cove.
Both organizations collaborated to support each other and will continue to work together to benefit our Florida spas!


What is Hygge and Why is it Trending?

Hygge, pronounced, HOO-gah is a Danish word that translates to coziness. But it's more than just an adjective or a feeling, hygge involves things and feelings to create a lifestyle. The term started trending in the United States last year but Scandinavians have been incorporating hygge into their lives for years.
The feelings that you get from taking a break and truly enjoying your coffee, sipping hot chocolate next to a fireplace and soft blankets that make you want to cuddle up on the couch are all components of hygge.  PureWow describes hygge as "just that sensation of feeling totally at home (even if you're not at home)."

Wellness Feature

Here's Why You Feel Healthier, Happier & More Energetic in The Summer

Summer days just seem good for the soul, don't they? The days are long and the sun shines b rightly. Depending on where in the world you are reading this, summer happens at different times, but no matter where you are it's hard not to love the time of the year.

Fitness Feature
9 Pieces of the Worst Fitness Advice

With all the fitness advice circulating around, it's often difficult to determine which is legit.

If you're like many Americans, you've probably received a boatload of fitness advice - whether it be from personal trainers, friends - or even people who've never set foot in a gym. It's difficult to know which fitness advice is legit, and which can be classified as some of the worst fitness advice. 

Featured Article

Eliminate All but the Absolute Essential Tasks

I don't need time management tools anymore

If you're like me, you have a long list of tasks to do, perhaps broken down by different contexts (work, home, errands, calls, etc.). Your list of tasks is so long that it's overwhelming. You can never completely wipe out your list because it's growing every day.

Simplify your list down to the barest of essentials, and you can eliminate the need for complex planning systems. 

August Calendar
  • All Month - National Coffee Month
  • August 26 Women's Equality Day
Women's Equality Day falls on the fourth Friday of August each year!

Women's Equality Day is a day commemorating the certification of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote on August 26, 1920. It is proclaimed each year by the United States President since 1971 in which a resolution was passed in Congress designating August 26 each year as Women's Equality Day.

FSA Foodie

Easy Salmon Cakes

If you are trying to boost your intake of omega-3s, try this simple favorite. It is a great way to use conveniently canned (or leftover) salmon. The tangy dill sauce provides a tart balance.

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