Archive for May, 2011

Prayers and Blessings at the Padmasana Temple

Published on May 28, 2011

The Balinese often pray as an act of worship and gratitude, and their commitment and sincerity is a beautiful thing to witness.  Most homes and businesses have temples of varying sizes so that their frequent prayer rituals can be respected.  The Padmasana Temple, located on the COMO Shambhala Estate, is primarily for employees and Hindu […]

Three Days of Luxury at COMO Shambhala Estate

Published on May 27, 2011

I had the incredible opportunity to visit the COMO Shambhala Estate for a few days of pre-summit activities with some of the other Global Spa Summit delegates, and during this excursion, I was totally enveloped in 5 star luxury at its best.  Located just a short drive from Ubud, Bali’s cultural hub, the Estate is surrounded […]

Yoga at Desa Seni

Published on May 25, 2011

One of the things I was looking forward to doing in Bali was yoga, and little did I know that I would be staying at a place that provided a serious lineup of yoga classes.   Desa Seni has a beautiful outdoor studio, and their reputation for outstanding yoga classes is a drawing card, not only […]

Motorcycle Jaunt to Seminyak

Published on May 24, 2011

I met with Jay Rohrer, the founder of Ritual Alami™, the authentic Indonesian body care line made right here in Bali.  Since everything in Bali is done on an extremely casual basis, our business meeting was conducted in shorts and flip flops, and Jay picked me up on a motorcycle. We toured the trendy city […]

Increase Your Sales with Smart Sampling

Published on May 20, 2011

During  our new Control Corrective Skincare Systems rebranding launch, we invested in some terrific  samples, and we happily give these attractive multi-dose tubes away to very appreciative customers. Everyone likes to try a product before making an investment in it, and while this is one of the reasons we give out samples, it isn’t the […]

Facts vs. Myths: Sun Exposure, Sunscreens, and Sunburns

Published on May 19, 2011

The sun is (or at least should be) shining; it’s that time of year. And, May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. All in all, it is time to reveal some myths and facts about sun exposure, sunscreens, and sunburns. Here are some tips to help you and your clients separate fact from fiction when it […]

Trek to the Top of Mount Batur

Published on May 17, 2011

Part of my Indonesian adventure was the hike to the top of Mount Batur, the second highest mountain (about 5,600 ft. above sea level) in Bali and the site of one of several active volcanoes on the island. In order to make the 3 hour trek to the peak for sunrise, I started the climb […]

Desa Seni Village Resort’s Commitment to Community and Environment

Published on May 16, 2011

One of the reasons I chose to visit Desa Seni Village Resort was because of its eco-friendly initiatives. Their mission is, as Gandhi famously said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.”  The entire resort was built with recycled, repurposed, and sustainable products from local sources, all without altering the land structure and […]

Notes from the Desa Seni Village Resort in Bali

Published on May 11, 2011

So how was it that I was so fortunate to be able to spend a whole month in Bali?   In my earlier blogs I mentioned that after 29 years of day-to-day entrepreneurship, I decided it was time for a change.  Leaving my capable team in charge, I stepped away from being involved in the operational […]

Reaching New Heights

Published on May 10, 2011

Now that I no longer have day to day responsibilities at Universal Companies, I have a little more time to focus on following my passions. This year will take me around the world on some amazing adventures. A few months ago, I was invited to join a group of fantastic women on a once in […]