It’s that time of year again where I find myself juggling work and family commitments. High season in Florida is upon us and although I find it all very exhilarating, it is a very busy and hectic time for everyone as we plan for the holidays and the New Year. There are times that I get so entrenched in work that I have to remind myself of the importance of balance that needs to transpire within.
Losing a friend, family member or colleague is one of the toughest experiences we can go through. We are all feeling the pain of loss at the recent passing of our friend David Bremer which has hit us hard and sent shock waves throughout our spa community.
Goodbye Summer…..hello holidays, busy season is around the corner!
As we say goodbye to summer, in Florida it never quite seems to take on the colorful amber character of Fall as in other states. Weather continues its wrath of hot days followed by heavy rains. But we do start to feel that twinge of festivities as we anticipate the holidays coming upon us.
The FSA “VACAY” event is just around the corner and we are so excited to get together once again, for our 5th anniversary at the Ocean Reef Club…..this time back to pre-covid, “VACAY”mode. After 2 years of riding the pandemic roller coaster, we are happily reuniting, with a fist bump, handshake or a hug……mask or no mask, it’s a personal preference. Most important is we’re getting together and we are elated!
Personally I love July and not just because it’s my birth month…. it’s also when we finalize our FSA summer events, this year at the Ocean Reef Club for the 5th time, which is a wonderful ride as we get to create an experience that our attendees will never forget. But mostly because Miami welcomes Spa Month starting in July through August. Spa Month marks the summer as being even hotter in Miami, not signifying the temperature.
Having just celebrated Global Wellness Day this past Saturday and as an Ambassador, I am overjoyed at the festivities and contributions that transpired in Florida and around the world. It further emboldened me to believe that “YES” we can make a difference when it comes to global wellness. With so many establishments, institutions, spas, resorts and people so engaged, it was inspirational and continues to validate my belief in this movement.
The official Global Wellness Day celebration is now just shy of 4 weeks, being held on Saturday, June 11th. That’s when our Spa Industry will have the opportunity to provide wellness activities for guests and participate in supporting the idea of living a healthy, fulfilling and joyful life. The theme this year is #ThinkMagenta, to encourage simple yet effective affirmations reminding people that living well begins in the mind.
Spring is in the air, inspiring a wellness awakening, even in the sunshine state. Springtime prompts us to welcome in a sense of renewal, with energy and enthusiasm for what comes next. And we have so much to look forward to, especially after looking back at how far we have come over the past two years.
Our next event, “Hip City Vibes” is just around the corner and we are excited to host an event in Tampa and unite with our Florida West Coast Spas, a growing and thriving market. The FSA is pumped about this upcoming event and has been striving to make this an exceptional experience.
February is the month of love, celebrating Valentine’s Day, which is about emphasizing the importance of love in your life. It’s a month widely recognized and celebrated by sending cards, flowers and sentiments dedicated to love, fostering relationships with family and friends, and loving others. But we can’t overlook a most essential love…..YOU!
Ah, The New Year, so abundant with possibilities. I’m probably still reliving exciting fireworks watched on New Year’s Eve and hanging onto holiday vibes, however visions for 2022 are already twirling around in my head. In the past, I would already have made my list of New Year resolutions. This year, I opted out of that list. After all, it is a New Year and outside of productive FSA plans and upholding good intentions, time is on my side. Nevertheless, if there is any type of personal resolve that calls out to me, it’s to fortify my flexibility.
As we prepare to celebrate Christmas and watch 2021 rapidly coming to an end, I find myself reflecting on just how special this time of year is. Humming “Tis the Season” keeps sneaking its way into my thoughts and has compelled me to appreciate what I have and the people in my life.