A Note from Ilana
"The Sounds of Silence" - Is Silence the Golden?

Commonly said...."March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb"….. while that idiom applies to weather, does that also signify that a tumultuous lifestyle can be altered by allowing serenity into our daily life by learning to listen to the peaceful sounds of silence?
It's been noted that a few minutes dedicated to quiet time each day reduces stress levels and offers a way to appreciate things that are obscured by noise and commotion. In one sense, it's like observing the space in a room instead of the objects in it.
Silence helps us connect to that which we normally fail to notice, such as aspects of our experience that are understated yet rich. For some people, settling into silence isn't' easy and can be quite uncomfortable. I'm guilty!! I have been known to strike up an inane and pointless conversation under odd circumstances where I felt the need to say something to break the silence! Why? I've determined that it's the need to communicate with others to avoid the silence, as it feels awkward.  Experts have stated, some people feel silence can be associated with bottled up energy and forced-down feelings.  However, it’s easy to confuse silence with being silenced, because often silence serves not to close us down but to open us up. In addition silence doesn't separate us from our inner world, it links us to it.

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Congratulations to our Movers, Shakers &
Decision Makers!
Our extraordinary Spa Industry is continuously evolving through innovation and transformation.
Highly appreciated professionals in the Spa community are taking on new challenges and positions as they start a new venture in their career.

Katrina Kalkowski, Spa Director, Turnberry Ocean Colony, Sunny Isles
We are very delighted for the new opportunity that was just offered to Katrina as Spa Director at Turnberry Ocean Colony. She is geared up and excited to work with her new property to provide the very best spa experience for her residential members. Katrina was recently the Spa Director at the Setai and has been a respected and beneficial Spa Leader in the South Florida market. Her management skills have proven her ability to be a front-runner by growing her spas. Katrina is a Committee Member of the FSA and we are privileged to have her on board.  Cheers to Katrina on her new venture. Congratulations!!
Elizabeth (Liz) Correa, Spa Manager, Acqualina Resort & Spa, Sunny Isles Beach
Congratulations to Liz, who has just accepted a new venture in her her new position as Spa Manager at the luxurious Acqualina Resort & Spa. Most recently Liz was Spa Supervisor at The Relâche Spa, Gaylord Palms for the past year and has been affiliated with the Marriott family for over 6 years. We are overjoyed for Liz regarding her new role for this well-earned milestone in her career and certain that she will be successful and admired by her new team.  Liz remains a dedicated Committee Member for the FSA for which we are very fortunate.  We welcome Liz to South Florida as her new home and wish her lots luck on her new endeavor. Way to go Liz!!

Spa Spotlight
Agustina Caminos, Operations Director, Spa Development Tierra Santa Healing House, Faena Hotel Miami Beach

Agustina is the Wellness Director for Faena Group and Spa Director at Faena Hotel Miami Beach.  Agustina is a Pranic Healing instructor, therapist, and spiritual guide as well as a professor of yoga and alternative medicine practitioner. A graduate of the Institute of Inner Studies in the Philippines, she comes from a family of yogis and has absorbed knowledge of different modalities and healing approaches since childhood. 

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