Wander Wellness Travel Magazine Fall 2016

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Keep Calm & Carry On

8 Tips for Packing

Keeping Vata Balanced

Healthy Summer Glow

Top apps for wellness on the road

the perfect suitcase

A guide to Ayurveda

Restoring lost moisture & protecting skin 4

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A Juice a Day

Plant-Based Diets

Freshly pressed recipes

Thinking about making the switch?

Travel Essentials Perfect for giving!

Holiday Eating A mindful approach

Reclaim Your Health Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

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Belize if you Please Retreat to Ka’ana Resort

Whistler, B.C.

A (non-skiers) guide to winter

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Shining a light on one of the fastest growing travel sectors, the New York Times Travel Show has partnered with Anne Dimon, CEO of Travel to Wellness, to assist with the creation of the Wellness Travel Pavilion.

Here’s a sampling of what to expect! The Best Life Stage sponsored by The Art of Living Retreat Center and offering presentations on topics about wellness living and wellness travel.

A personal Ayurvedic Pulse Diagnosis to determine your constitution, followed-up with a Replenishing Energy Treatment from The Art of Living Retreat Center.

The Get Fit Zone with demos led by dynamic fitness gurus.

A panel presentation on assessing your Wellness Travel “personality” with suggestions for “best match” wellness vacations in 2017.

Meet up with global wellness travel brands from around the world including Banyon Tree Hotels & Resorts, Butterfield & Robinson, Healing Hotels of the World, Le Monastère des Augustine, Retreats Unlimited and others.

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EDITOR’S NOTE

The Global Wellness Institute recently reported that global wellness tourism revenues grew a whopping 14% from 2013-2015, more than twice as fast as overall tourism. What is so interesting to me is that the majority of wellness travel is done by what they dub "secondary wellness” travelers - those who seek out wellness experiences like spa, yoga, healthy food and fitness while traveling, but where wellness per se is not the primary reason for the trip. This is what we, through Wander, have always tried to inspire incorporating wellness into your adventures, whether home or away, traveling for business or pleasure. So, whether you want to add a spa visit to your next getaway, get outdoors this winter, or hideaway at a resort that offers both smoothies for breakfast and premium wines for dinner, we’ve got you covered in this issue! From a luxe resort in Belize, to mindful retreats in the magical landscapes of Lake Louise, Alberta to advice from the pros on the top apps for the road, there's no shortage of ideas here. Healthy, mindful eating is an integral part of wellness, so be sure to check out the juicing recipes and tips for easing into a plant-based diet. And be sure you’re subscribed - we’ve got a great selection of goodies from our essentials section to give away! Wishing you safe travels and a healthy season,

Kristina Smith Vol. 2 No. 2 Fall 2016 PUBLISHER Matthew Ross mross@springfedcreative.ca EDITOR Kristina Smith editor@wander-mag.com SENIOR MARKETING ADVISOR Mark Stanton mstanton@springfedcreative.ca CONTRIBUTORS Monica Bloom Julie Prussack Micaela Cook Karlsen Sharon Schweitzer Kim McDevitt Mad Hippie Skin Care Ulli Lagler Peck Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel Steve Prussack MARKETING & CREATIVE Springfed Creative Inc. design@springfedcreative.ca

The views expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of the publisher, editor, or partners. Springfed Creative Inc. is a strategic content company specializing in travel and destination marketing.

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ONE MUST LIVE WELL TO KNOW WHAT LIVING IS.

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~BERTOLT BRECHT

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LIVE WELL

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In every issue, we ask wellness travel experts, contributors and partners how they stay healthy and calm when they travel.

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“I love my job! However, constant traveling can certainly be challenging when sticking to your routine. I try to always choose vegetarian options when I am flying and when I can plan I will pack a salad in a jar for extended flights and I always carry a large refillable water bottle. My favorite ways to keep fit while on the road are with yoga, meditation and running. You can always find a place to run off a long flight as long as you bring the right shoes. My favorite apps for staying on track are Run Trainer, Headspace for guided meditation, and Cody, fitness video training with top coaches and a supportive community.� Cait Fraser, Director/Founder, Wild Wellness Travel

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“Even in a smaller country such as Portugal, traveling usually means sitting for hours in a car, train or plane and this means you need to do some stretching and stimulate your muscles afterwards. I like to use the 7 Minute app - it gives a quick boost of energy, makes you feel good (and proud of yourself in the end!) and it only takes 7 minutes. Based in functional training and high intensity circuit no special equipment is required, which is convenient while traveling. On a lighter note, there is a new app called Cuckuu that is a social alarm clock. Featured in Forbes this app fosters mutual inspiration and encouragement. If you have friends and relatives with whom you usually work out or are connected in group activities this alarm will make sure no one forgets the important things.” Sara Ismail, Founder of Trip for Wellness, Spa & Wellness Travel Operator “I don’t really use apps when I travel. The majority of my business happens online, so after business hours or when I am on the road I try to stay offline as much as possible. I do love listening to meditations though and always carry meditations from Dr. Eva Selhub on my iPhone." Ulli Lagler Peck, Founder & Owner of The Wellness Agency 12

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“I love using my Fitbit app when on the road to make sure I’m keeping up with my daily steps and proper sleep schedule, since it’s so easy to go off track when traveling. I also don’t travel long distances without loading my Podcasts app up with motivational and educational content, such as podcasts on marketing, health & fitness, sports, and entrepreneurship. The stress is taken out of travel delays when I’m engaged in great audio.” Jeff Romeo, Founder & CEO of Live for Incredible Wellness Travel

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LIVE WELL EAT WELL

Individually focused on achieving optimal health in body, mind and spirit based on who we are and what we’re made of, Ayurveda (“eye-your-vay-duh”) addresses the root cause of imbalance and heals the individual person, instead of just treating the disease. Based on a system of energies called doshas, Ayurveda says that just as no two people are alike, based on no two treatments for health are alike either.

nce we know what doshas are dominant in us, we know what our balanced state should be. This is extremely important because with this knowledge we are able to notice when the body goes out of balance AND we know how to bring it back to balance. Since we are little beings of nature and are made of the same 5 elements, we can use the opposite elements to bring us back to balance.

Used inside and out in Ayurveda, oils are more than just a moisturizer, they are an essential ingredient to keep the body nourished, rejuvenated, toned, supple and to keep all channels flowing in the right direction. Oil soaks in the skin to reach all our bodily tissues and helps relieve a variety of vata imbalances like constipation, dry skin, anxiety, mood swings, joint pain, worry, depression, even jet lag!

Fall and early winter is focused on vata, the energy of movement. During vata season, the vata energy in all of us will likely increase, so whether you are a vata person, live a vata lifestyle or just feel the effects of dryness during vata season, you should know the importance of using oils.

You wouldn’t put water on your skin if it’s dry right? No, because your skin would only get drier. Yet in most lotions, the first ingredient is water, followed closely by alcohol! Bah! Your plan to moisturize is instantly foiled. The skin eats (it’s an organ after all), and anything on the skin is absorbed by the body. A general rule is, if we can’t eat it, it should not go on our skin. But we can eat oils!

In Ayurveda, there are three dominant doshas - Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Take the quiz to determine your unique dosha balance! 14

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by Monica Bloom


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Along similar lines, we can drink a lot of water but that doesn’t mean that we are necessarily “moisturized.” Oil is unctuous which softens our outsides and penetrates deep in our tissues to keep vata emotional, mental and physical energy balanced. Here are some ways you can use various oils internally and externally. Ghee (clarified butter). Eat like you would butter. Melt on pastas, bread, oatmeal, mashed potatoes, veggies, baked apples. Increases agni (digestive fire), reduces vata and pitta, nourishes all tissues, relieves constipation and stabilizes moods. Sesame Oil. Use internal and external. Great for abhyanga for vatas and vata season. Use the “cold-pressed” kind, not the “toasted” kind or you’ll smell like Asian food. Coconut Oil. Great for pitta as it has a cooling effect. Especially great in warm, dry weather. Almond Oil. Good for vata and pitta externally. Light enough to use before bed near the eyes to reduce crow's feet. Great for full body and will not irritate pitta’s sensitive skin. Flaxseed Oil. Good for internal oleation and helps with constipation if you are ghee shy. Don’t heat it. Drizzle on veggies and rice bowls. Olive Oil. Not talked about much in Ayurveda because Indians don’t have olive trees...but Greeks and Italians use it liberally (on food and on skin)! Author of In Your Elements: A Blooming Ayurvedic Guide to Creating Your Best Life, Monica Bloom is an expert at tucking Ayurveda neatly into a busy modern life. She grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on beer, cheese, fried things and Green Bay Packer football games on Sundays. She currently works a job-job with a 2.5-hour daily commute in tech-crazy San Francisco and comes home to an endearing husband, a spritely toddler, two dogs and a cat. She practices Ayurveda while juggling the busy-ness of life and has been actively sharing Ayurvedic wisdom since 2008. If she can incorporate Ayurveda into her wonky-busy schedule, you can, too. 15

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by Sharon Schweitzer

Heading out on a trip should be fun and enjoyable, but packing for that trip stresses many of us out. Did I remember everything? Is the suitcase too heavy? How can I maximize space? Like any art form—preparation and thought go into a well packed bag. Before you pack, create a list of events to be attended, adventure activities, work and evening gatherings requiring professional or evening attire. Once you’ve selected clothes to wear, remove one outfit. Let’s face it; no one wears everything they pack. There’s always something that can be cut. Select more tops than trousers or skirts because you can easily wear bottoms twice.

More tips on how to be a better packer: 1. Suitcase

Lightweight and durable are the criteria to keep in mind. Unless you’re headed to an extended vacation (2 weeks plus), a carry-on will alleviate travel stress and save money. Very few airlines allow a free checked bag. Checking a bag limits options if a flight is cancelled or changed.

2. Luggage Scale

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3. Photograph & Tag

On both carry-on and checked bags, photograph your luggage, pack a business card or ID tag inside and include an external bag tag. When five identical bags slide down the luggage chute, identify yours with a distinguishing ribbon, sticker or luggage tag.

4. Clothing

Invest in wrinkle-free, lightweight clothing with a similar color palette for layering, easy mixing and matching. Place an extra dryer or scented sheet inside your bag to reduce unpleasant odors. Pack sturdy, collapsible travel bags for purchases. Don’t mark yourself as a robbery target. Expensive jewelry, family heirlooms and watches stay home.

5. Roll, Roll, Roll

Rolling your clothes saves space while preventing creases and wrinkles. After rolling, use aircompression plastic bags to vacuum extra air. Efficiently packing the heaviest items (jeans, jackets) at the suitcase bottom. Wrap belts around the edges of the suitcase to cradle clothing. Fill the suitcase with lightest clothing at the top (rolling the entire time).

6. Shoes

If you have a shoe fetish, it may be hard to limit yourself to three pairs of travel shoes: casual pair, tennis shoes, and evening/professional shoes. Many experts advise wearing your heaviest pair on the day of travel to keep suitcase weight low. Shoes go in shoe bags foot-to-toe, before heavy items, at the very bottom. If packing shoe soles facing the bag sides, slide shoes into shower caps or clear plastic bags first. Place socks and small articles into your deodorized shoes to save space.

7. Toiletries

Purchase travel sized toiletries under 3.0 ounces, or use destination amenities. Double-bag all necessary toiletries (liquids, gels) to prevent stains. Place this bag at the very top of your carry-on for quick retrieval at security.

8. Technology

Organize all gadgets, chargers, and cables in a tech organizer for easy retrieval at security if questions arise.

Sharon Schweitzer, J.D. is a cross-cultural consultant, an international protocol expert and the founder of Protocol & Etiquette Worldwide. Sharon lives in Austin with her husband John, and their golden retriever, Charm.

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contributed by Mad Hippie Skin Care

Mad Hippie began as a line for surfers who constantly battle sun damaged skin, so they know a thing or two about restoring lost moisture and protecting skin. Here are their tips. First tip: Create the perfect environment for

healthy skin by ensuring that your skin has the right pH. Have you ever heard of the acid mantle? If not, you are not alone, but learning about the acid mantle, and ways in which you can support a healthy acid mantle, can greatly improve your skin’s ability to stay hydrated. The acid mantle is a thin, slightly acidic, oily layer on the surface of the skin created by the sebaceous glands. It acts as a protective barrier to stop the proliferation of bacteria and prevent pathogens that are not well suited to the acidic environment, from entering the skin. To protect this natural defense system, it is important to use cleansers that are non-

alkaline and will not strip the skin of natural oils. Ensuring that you are using warm, not hot, water will further preserve the acid mantle.

Next, to further help skin recuperate, we

recommend topping off your daily routine with facial oil. Your skin will thank you for choosing a skin balancing oil like Argan oil or pomegranate seed oil, both of which balance oil production and are great for all skin types. In addition to locking in moisture, oils can increase the rate at which active ingredients are carried into deeper layers of the skin, making them a great option for use over your favorite serums or even over a light moisturizer.

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Some of our favorite oils are those that are high in antioxidants and provide protection from harmful free radical damage. Pomegranate seed oil is a great option for sun-damaged skin as it contains high levels of punicic acid, a powerful anti-inflammatory with anti-carcinogenic qualities that reduces free radical damage.

Lastly, don’t stop using your SPF in cloudy

weather. Research from the Skin Cancer

Foundation shows that up to 80% of UV light passes through clouds meaning that just because cooler temperatures have arrived, it doesn’t mean that you can put away your SPF for the season. We recommend a zinc-only SPF to keep your skin safe from UV damage year round. Zinc is a mineral that physically blocks UV light from entering the skin and is a safe alternative to chemical UV absorbers that are associated with a variety of health concerns.

The folks at Mad Hippie are passionate about skincare and using only safe, quality ingredients - putting in only the good stuff and none of the bad. They also take their responsibility to the planet seriously and are constantly striving to reduce their footprint, from BPA-free, fully recyclable airless pumps to running their entire facility off alternative energy. 19

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YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT. SO DON’T BE FAST, CHEAP, EASY OR FAKE.

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by Kim McDevitt, MPH RD, Vega National Educator

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If you’re like me, you spend much of your day bolting from one thing to the next, sprinting through tasks, pushing through unanswered emails and phone calls, while simultaneously attending meetings, believing that the more you conquer the more you achieve. Chances are, while you buzzed your way through your day, you either forgot to eat, or grabbed anything you could find and mindlessly chowed down. And, with the holidays here, there’s a good chance you grabbed the latest holiday cookie or donut left in the office kitchen, or dipped your hand into the Halloween candy jar that miraculously continues to be refilled far past the October 31st date. Between the hustle and bustle of the daily grind, combined with the increase in celebration, we often see an over indulgence in food followed by a New Year’s resolution to eat better and lose weight. 23

But this holiday season, consider practicing mindfulness. If you’re thinking “Mindfulness? I don’t have time for that!” I get it. The good news is I’m here to give you realistic and practical tips because I understand that not all of us have the time (or want to spend the time) reaching our Zen in a quiet dark space for 30+ minutes each day. Mindfulness is all about just being present in the moment. Being more aware of our surroundings, even if those surroundings are noisy and chaotic! When we are mindful we can channel that into all of the decisions we make during the day, such as our food choices. WA N D ER-M AG.C O M


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If you find yourself reaching for food in a moment of stress or haste, stop and take a breath. Literally take just one moment. It can be as little as 30 seconds. And, before you take a bite, ask yourself first, are you eating out of hunger or are you looking to fill something else? If the answer is the latter try and take another big breath or two, or take a short walk. If you establish that you are in fact hungry, try and consider some of the following steps to eat with mindfulness and intention.

Listen.

Pay attention to hunger cues. Eat when you’re hungry and stop when you’re full. If we listen to our body’s signals about hunger, fullness, and appetite, we will know better when to stop eating.

Be Aware.

Even when you’re at a party or at the office luncheon be aware of the foods you’re reaching for. Look for whole foods. Build your plate around greens and plant-based options. And be mindful of your portions.

Relax.

Breathe.

Try taking three deep breaths before you begin your meal and one deep breath in-between each bite. It’s also important to stop other distractions (close your computer, put away your phone) and just sit in silence or with company and appreciate your food.

Chew.

The very first step in digestion is the mechanical mastication in the mouth (A.K.A. chewing). If you’re not thinking about it, you probably only chew about 3-10 times before swallowing. You can try to aim for around 25 chews before swallowing. This will likely feel like a lot initially.

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As I mentioned before, while chewing each bite of food for 25 times or sitting unplugged for 20 minutes would be ideal, it’s not reality for many of us. Mindful eating is more than just eating slowly. Mindful eating is being aware of what, why, and how you eat. If you’re in a rush and running out the door consider mindful eating to be not how long it takes you to eat but what you’re choosing.

A really simple and easy on-the-go option is a nutritious shake, such as Vega One™. Vega One is a blend of protein, veggies and greens, vitamins and minerals, fiber, Omega-3 ALA, antioxidants A, C and E and probiotics. And by simply taking 2 minutes of your day to shake it with water or 5 minutes to blend into a smoothie, Vega One allows you to easily get your nutrition on the go and feel good about your choice.

Paying attention to what we’re eating can make a huge difference. It’s the multiple, small instances and mindful approach at every meal that amount to you living and feeling your best.

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A runner, cooking enthusiast and plant-focused flexitarian, Kim McDevitt has passionately built her career in nutrition. Noticing that her running performances were closely tied to what she was eating, Kim decided to study nutrition and pursue advanced degrees in Dietetics and Public Health, to better understand the power of food in performance. Today, Kim specializes in sports nutrition to enhance athletic performance and focuses on realistic and approachable ways for improving health through educated dietary choices within an active lifestyle 25

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Did you know that almost 90% of us don’t get the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables in our diet? You can vastly improve your health and wellbeing with the simple addition of just one, well-timed, freshly-pressed juice a day. Here are 3 delicious recipes to get you started courtesy of Juice Guru: Transform Your Life with One Juice a Day. 26

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Wheatgrass Cleanser Makes about 1 cup (250 mL)

Sweet and salty, with a slight kick from the ginger, this is a beautifully balanced juice, loaded with chlorophyll and a wide range of nutrients. It does, however, pack quite a punch, so you’ll want to introduce this highly nutritious juice into your diet slowly.

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Tips To peel ginger root quickly and easily, simply use the edge of a teaspoon. Scrape it back and forth along the root to remove the skin and reveal the yellow flesh underneath. While we recommend using fresh wheatgrass juice in this recipe, you’ll also get great results with frozen organic wheatgrass shots (available in the freezer section of most health food stores). If you are juicing wheatgrass yourself, be sure to do it before juicing the celery and ginger, so it’s ready to whisk in immediately. Ingredients:

Instructions:

1 stalk celery, chopped 1 1⁄8-inch (3 mm) piece peeled gingerroot 2 oz. (60ml) wheatgrass juice

Using a juicer, process celery and ginger. Add wheatgrass juice and whisk well. Serve immediately.

Juice Guru’s Tips We recommend drinking only 1 cup (250 mL) of this juice per day because of wheatgrass’s incredible vitamin and mineral content. A little is all you need. Some people find the taste of wheatgrass too sweet, and it can even elicit a gag reflex. If this happens to you, just take it slowly. Once you start consuming wheatgrass on a regular basis (two to three times a week), you will build up a tolerance—as will your taste buds.

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Holy Basil Supreme Makes about 3 cups (750 mL) This juice tastes similar to a bowl of warm tomato basil soup on a cold winter day. The tried-andtrue flavors will remind you of home. Tomato provides a rich, creamy flavor, apples bring a touch of sweetness, celery adds a tinge of saltiness, and fragrant basil complements it all perfectly. Tomatoes provide potassium and the carotenoids alpha- and beta-carotene and lycopene. The lycopene in tomatoes has been shown to reduce the risk for heart disease, cataracts and macular degeneration. Tip Never peel the skin from your apples before juicing. Apple skin contains an abundance of phytonutrient polyphenols, which help to regulate blood sugar. Ingredients: 3 red apples, cored and sliced 1 celery stalk, chopped 15 sprigs fresh parsley

(about 1⁄2 bunch; see Caution, below)

1 tomato, quartered 20 drops organic holy basil extract Instructions: Using a juicer, process half each of the apples, celery, parsley and tomato. Following the same order, repeat with the remaining apples, celery, parsley and tomato.

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Add holy basil extract and whisk. Serve immediately. Caution Certain phytonutrients in parsley—in concentrated amounts, as they are in juices—may act as a uterine stimulant and should likely be avoided during pregnancy. Because of the concentrated amount of oxalate it contains, parsley juice should also be avoided by people with kidney stones or a history of kidney stones. 28

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Makes about 2 cups (500 mL) Your kids will love the color of this blue juice and its sweet taste—they’re out of this world (not to mention nutritious)! The berries combine with the apples and beet to create a sweet, tangy and vibrant flavor experience. Blueberries provide vitamins C and K, as well as manganese, and have been shown to benefit cognition and support cardiovascular health. Beets contain folate, potassium, copper and iron. Ingredients: 3 red apples, cored and sliced 1⁄4 beet, halved 1 cup (250 ml) blueberries Instructions: Using a juicer, process half each of the apples, beet and blueberries. Following the same order, repeat with the remaining fruit. Whisk well and serve immediately.

Courtesy of Juice Guru: Transform Your Life with One Juice a Day by Steve Prussack & Julie Prussack © 2016 www.robertrose.ca Reprinted with publisher permission. Available where books are sold. 29

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Whether you’re taking your first steps on this path to wellness or recommitting yourself to success, this easy, 5-step program enables you to set your own pace and stay the course–without relying on willpower. And with recipes like these, the journey will be more satisfying than you ever imagined. 30

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More people than ever are eating a whole-food, plant-based diet. Studies show that it is better for our bodies and better for the planet–but it isn’t always easy. If you’re looking to make healthy changes, let A Plant-Based Life be your guide.


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Everyday Oats Serves 1

The beauty of raw oats, beside super-fast preparation, is that you can eat a lot of them, which means you’ll easily feel full well into lunchtime. Ingredients: 1 to 1½ cups thick rolled oats Blueberries, raspberries, or sliced strawberries (optional) Raisins or dried cranberries (optional) Dried dates or figs, chopped (optional) Walnuts, almonds, or pecans, chopped (optional) 1 tbsp. chia seeds or ground flaxseeds (optional) ½ to 1 cup plant milk, such as oat, soy, almond, hemp, hazelnut or rice milk Instructions: Pour raw oats in a bowl. Add various toppings, as desired. Top with plant milk, and enjoy! 31

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Pioneer Gingerbread Serves 10 to 12

When you build your meals primarily with plant foods, you fill your body with fiber, vitamins, minerals, healthy fats and a host of needed chemicals and nutrients that most people simply don’t get enough of. Micaela Cook Karlsen, author of A Plant-Based Life

As a child I was a big fan of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie series, and some of my favorite parts of those books are the descriptions of what they ate. Almanzo’s childhood culinary recollections in Farmer Boy are particularly vivid. It sort of sounds like a nonstop yearlong dinner party! A few years ago I was fortunate to come across on the Internet a letter Laura, at that time in her 90s, sent to a friend in 1953, enclosing her recipe for gingerbread. It’s been a labor of love to create a healthier version of this pioneer treat that still does justice to the original flavor, but leaves out the eggs and lard. Ingredients: 3 cups whole-grain flour (I like spelt) 1 tbsp. each: baking powder, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and allspice ½ tsp each of: nutmeg, cloves and salt 1 cup maple syrup ½ cup applesauce ¾ cup molasses 2 tbsp. white vinegar Instructions: Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, cloves and salt in a medium bowl. Put maple syrup, applesauce, molasses and white vinegar in a second medium bowl. Bring kettle of water to a boil. Once boiling, remove from heat and add 1 cup hot water to the wet ingredients, and stir. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients while mixing, but be careful to not over-stir. The mixture should be quite thin. Transfer batter to a 9 x 13–inch glass pan, and bake for 35 minutes. Serve and enjoy! 32

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Simple Split Pea Comfort Soup Serves 2-4

Curl up on the sofa with a good book and a great split pea soup to stay warm. The world offers many delicious versions of split pea soup to try, however this comfort soup is absolutely delicious as is. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can use this as your basic starter recipe and branch out in any number of interesting directions. Soup doesn’t get any simpler than this. Ingredients:

Instructions:

1 cup split peas 1 medium onion, diced 1 medium carrot, diced 1 medium celery rib, diced 1 medium potato, diced 1 tbsp. vegetable stock base Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Soak your split peas for 4 to 6 hours, or even longer, if possible, to ensure a shorter cooking time. Drain the split peas, and place them in a large pot in 8 cups water without salt. Cook over high heat for 15-20 minutes or until boiling. Reduce heat to a simmer, partially covered, for 20 minutes or until peas are tender. Add remaining ingredients and return to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, partially covered, for 15 or until vegetables are tender.

Reprinted with permission from A Plant-Based Life: Your Complete Guide to Great Food, Radiant Health, Boundless Energy, and a Better Body by Micaela Cook Karlsen (author), with foreword by T. Colin Campbell.

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WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU DID SOMETHING FOR THE FIRST TIME?

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Driving the scenic country roads of Caledon, Ontario on a postcard-worthy Autumn day, I felt excited, but a little anxious - this would be my first retreat and I wasn’t really sure what to expect. The promotional material listed yoga, meditation and soul writing (yes, yes, and yes!) but also journey dance and nature bathing, which I admit to imagining as having to strip down and dance ceremoniously around a bonfire. by Kristina Smith

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I tried not to overthink it ahead of time. Still, questions like, “as much as I complain about our kids’ attachment to their screens, will I realize I miss my devices too? and, will I feel uncomfortable?” crept up on me. We were asked not to bring electronic devices or scented products; I decided to leave my judgements at home for the weekend too. After arriving and settling in (I was sharing a room with a dear friend, craftily avoiding the solo experience my first time around), Roberta, the retreat facilitator and a shamanic healing practitioner, warmly welcomed us and laid the groundwork for what would be more sharing of the ancient wisdom of teachings that have been passed on for thousands of years. That evening’s sacred circle bonfire encouraged us to cleanse our energy fields and release what wasn’t serving us any longer, so we could welcome in new desires and blessings. Though the smudging rituals and drumming ceremonies 36

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were new to me, I found them incredibly comforting and primal, almost like an instinctual déjà vu. Over the weekend, we embarked on a shamanic healing journey to powerful drumming sounds to retrieve our power animals, an experience that I was surprised to find quite emotional. We also created our personal medicine wheels, the basis of healing for our deepest selves. Yoga sessions and the opportunity to connect on a heart level with other retreat goers were layered with delicious, nourishing meals. And blessedly, there was coffee, perfect for warming up before a brisk morning meditative walk. The surrounding forest, with its purposeful stone circles, could not have been more perfect for connecting with a deep sense of peace and that “all-is-good-in-the world” feeling.

Though I had hoped to at least meet some likeminded people, I found a group of wonderful, funny, creative and wise women, and a new appreciation for connecting the “old-fashioned” way. I also came to the realization through the work that becoming my best self is a lifelong project, not something I can complete and check off my list (as someone who really enjoys checklists, this was huge). I went on retreat looking for time away from my work and family responsibilities to reflect spiritually and connect inwards; I left for home feeling calm, refreshed and deeply grateful for my life. For anyone considering a retreat for the first time, I’d say throw your concerns to the wind and go for it.

If you’re in the Ontario area, we recommend connecting with Roberta Robbins, a passionate life coach, spiritual mentor, shamanic healing practitioner, registered massage therapist, and creator and facilitator of the Wise Sacred Woman Sisterhood Circle. Roberta offers personal soul sessions, workshops, retreats and classes to help you reclaim your voice, your passion, and to speak and live your authentic truth. 37

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t’s without a question that the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise deserves its reputation as grand dame resort. Situated in the heart of Alberta’s Banff National Park within a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site, surrounded by soaring mountain peaks, the Victoria glacier and the emerald colored Lake Louise it was built more than a century ago.


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riginally designed as a base for outdoor enthusiasts, the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise has evolved into a luxury mountain resort and top bucket list destination for travelers worldwide. Guests come to enjoy endless outdoor activities, including world-class skiing, snowshoeing, skating, guided hikes through Banff National Park, mountain biking and canoeing as well as a luxurious day spa, exceptional dining experiences and upscale accommodations with gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains and the lake. Now, let’s pause for a moment and reflect on what we’ve got here: breath taking natural scenery acknowledged by UNESCO for its exceptional beauty, world-class outdoor adventures and a historic hotel that blends old world charm with refined luxury and unrivalled service.

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For several years the hotel has offered wellness programs that add a sense of Zen and mindfulness to the magical setting of the hotel. The program featured several yoga and mindfulness retreats under direction of Tracey Delfs, passionate yoga and mindfulness instructor and long-time student of world-renowned Zen and mindfulness master Thich Nhat Hanh. Additional program highlights included photography workshops and tours, as well as adventures with Casey Anderson, wildlife naturalist, host and executive producer of Expedition WILD on National Geographic’s WILD television channel. The wellness program obviously struck a chord with the hotel’s international guest base. Although launched in a quiet, elegant manner without a lot of media buzz, the retreats didn’t go unnoticed and sold out quickly. Not a surprise. Time has evolved into a new luxury and with limited vacation time more and more people are looking for holistic travel experiences that leave them invigorated and renewed physically, mentally and spiritually. A new generation of travelers expects resorts to provide well-rounded programs that cover a broad spectrum

of activities ranging from high-energy fitness classes and outdoor adventures to meditative, introspective classes that help guests stay in the moment and enhance their precious vacation experience. For this coming season, the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise decided to top up its wellness offerings by adding more variety and bringing in renowned health and wellness professionals as retreat facilitators. Under the motto “Reclaim Your Health” a new program spearheaded by Dr. Eva Selhub, renowned mindbody expert, medical doctor and resilience coach, will address four pillars of optimum health and wellness: Stress Management & Resilience, Nutrition & Fitness, Authentic Happiness & Creative Flow and Mindfulness & Spiritual Awareness. The program will feature a number of wellness retreats throughout the year, each one focusing on a specific aspect of health, wellbeing and happiness. Guests looking for centering, holistic wellness experiences that complement their stay in a truly breathtaking and spectacular setting do well to inquire about availability in time...space is limited and retreats book out quickly! 42

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Wander insider To book your wellness getaway contact Davina Bernard at davina.bernard@ fairmont.com or call directly at +1 403 522 1638. Ulli Lagler Peck is founder and owner of The Wellness Agency, a travel consulting firm that specializes in design, management and marketing of wellness retreats. The Wellness Agency works with hotels, resorts and spas around the world and helps them implement high-quality, authentic wellness programs that provide proven benefits for their guests’ health and wellbeing. Ulli firmly believes that wellness retreats open doors to a healthier, happier way of life and that everyone should attend at least one wellness retreat once a year. 43

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Having kids doesn’t mean you shouldn’t travel. In our minds, it means you should. Kids in Tow celebrates the active travelers who pack-up the whole fam damily and hit the open road. Real adventures that change lives, Kids in Tow is an inspirational resource for the family traveler looking for an adventure beyond the all-inclusive resort and the theme park.

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Our picks this season for inspiring health, beauty and calm. Psst...these make great gifts! Mala Bead Bracelets | Mala Collective

Handmade and blessed in Bali, the rudraksha beads and gemstones used in these mala bracelets are sustainably harvested too. Traditionally used in prayer and meditation, anyone can wear these beautiful pieces as simply a reminder of an intention for a calmer mind, body and spirit. from $36.00 malacollective.com

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Anti-Aging 6 Pack | Mad Hippie

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Lounge Pant | Everyday Cashmere

Hop on a plane and go anywhere in the world in these looking like a sophisticated traveler. Drawstring, with a wide waistband of 8 cm with hidden elastic at the back (no saggy bottoms) these silk and cashmere pants are easy to pack and perfect for differing climates. $345.00 everydaycashmere.com 46

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Jot down each adventure on your next wellness journey in this in this durable, linen-covered travel journal. With luxurious interior pages printed with metallic gold lines and accents, we love that it lays flat for easy journaling. $16.00 bomisch.com


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Make Up Case | Keep Leaf

Beautiful and roomy, made from 100% cotton canvas, this functions well as a make up bag or keep-it-all-organized carrying case. With every purchase, funds go toward partnerships that give children a chance to get an education and break the cycle of poverty. $17.98 keepleaf.com

Vega One Nutritional Shake | Vega

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Whether mixed with water or blended into a smoothie, Vega One packs a nutritious, whole foods punch when life gets busy - like over the holidays. This blend of protein, veggies, greens, vitamins, minerals, fiber, Omega-3 ALA, antioxidants A, C and E, and probiotics comes in 7 delicious flavors. $69.99 myvega.com

Organic Lavender Hand Sanitizer Spray | EO Products

Use with abandon against germs, as the only residue this sanitizer leaves behind is the scent of pure Lavender essential oil. This small, recycled bottle is perfectly pocket sized for travel - and also works for blemishes, stains, and as deodorant in a pinch! $1.99 eoproducts.com 47

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The Robe | Lunya Sleepwear

An everyday dose of luxury, this lightweight, French terry robe was carefully designed for real life: the high/low hemline prevents tripping, the sleeves can be scrunched up when you wash your face, and the neck fabric is absorbent to minimize post-shower dripping. $250.00 lunya.co

Live Limitless in this relaxed and comfy pullover featuring a uni front pocket and hood detail. Crafted from lightweight three end terry fabric, these clothes are cut and sewn in Los Angeles from a company that inspires to unite hYOUmanity through collaboration. $94.00 goodhyouman.com

Firming Body Contour Cream, Optimera Formula | Nerium

What it is: a clinically tested body contour cream powered by SIG-1273 and SAL-14 to help smooth and tighten skin for a firmer, more toned appearance. Goodbye dimpled skin! (We love this product so much we squeezed it into a carry-on sized tube on our last adventure). $169.95 nerium.ca

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Limitless - The Felli Tunic | good hYOUman


Travel Lite Antibacterial Wipes | LA Fresh

A common cause of illness when traveling is germs picked up during air travel, like from unmentionables others put on that table tray in front of you (trust us - we know a lot of flight attendants!). Fight back with pocket-sized, germ-busting wipes that won’t sting or dry out your skin. $19.99 lafreshgroup.com

Coconut Oil, Flax Chia and Flax Hemp Paks | Carrington Farms These convenient, no-refrigerationneeded packets make keeping a healthy diet on the road a cinch. With a premeasured daily dosage, these delicious paks are ready to eat at restaurants, airports, and hotels. from $6.99 carringtonfarms.com

Bug Free Natural Insect Repellent | Thistle Farms

Love heals: this safe, DEET-free way to protect from biting insects and mosquitoes is made from organic rose geranium oil, geraniol and citronella oil by a powerful community of women healing from lives of trafficking, addiction and prostitution. $14.99 thistlefarms.org

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Mat Wash Travel Spray | Manduka

Available in Tranquil Lavender, Energizing Gingergrass or Soothing Citrus, this cleaner leaves your yoga mat smelling fresh with aromatic organic essential oils. The biodegradable, phosphate and alcohol-free formula leaves us breathing even deeper during Savasana. $5.50 manduka.com

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Ka’ana Resort is the perfect destination for those who want to adventure during the day, and come back to a place of sanctuary at night. An award-winning, 5-star boutique resort in Belize’s Mayan jungle, Ka’ana is all about luxury accommodation, adventure and bespoke packages for every type of traveler. This upscale outpost is authentically Belize, and the personalized service is second to none.

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For wellness seekers like ourselves, the resort goes above and beyond to curate experiences; we were delighted by snorkeling at Ambergris Caye, private yoga sessions at Maya ruins and sunset meditation. Each guest is paired with an “adventure specialist” and tours are private, never shared.

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Whether your thing is archaeology, caving and spelunking, exploring pristine jungles, culture, history or romance, Belize is an adventurer’s paradise. As a small, intimate resort, Ka’ana does an incredible job of connecting guests with their desires, from sunrise to sunset, and making you feel like part of the family. The Spa is laid back, with local ingredients sourced from the on-property garden and surrounding areas. Along with a traditional spa menu, they offer specialty treatments specific to the area such Maya Abdominal Massage (highly recommend!). The suites are stunning, offering privacy, lush gardens and outdoor showers, but we recommend you spring for a pool villa for seclusion and plush “I deserve this” luxury. The private butler, pool and California king bed will have you in a Zen mindset from the moment you enter.

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Wellness & Adventure Package

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An all-inclusive experience to revitalize your mind, body and soul. Take a journey into the lush jungles of Belize to reduce stress and nourish your spirit with the ultimate all-inclusive escape. Stay three or four nights and receive a Complete Wellness Experience: • A personalized Welcome Amenity • Two private yoga sessions for two at the nearby ancient Maya city of Xunantunich • Sunset tour of the Yaxha Maya Ruins • A relaxing 60-minute Mayan massage at the poolside spa Plus, receive the Complete Adventure Package: • Full day hike through the forests of the Mountain Pine • Ridge Reserve followed by a swim in the beautiful Big Rock waterfall • Private tour through the famous Actun Tunichil Muknal cave for a once-in-a-lifetime exploration of the Mayan underworld 53

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ROOMS: 15 Suites, 2 Villas

RESTAURANTS: 2: La Ceiba & The Wallace Lounge

WINES: 1,000 bottle wine cellar with regional and diverse wines from around the globe

GARDEN: 2 acre on-site organic garden

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SPA: 2 spa treatment rooms for holistic and wellness services

SWIMMING POOL: 11 ft. x 26 ft. with poolside service from 9am–5pm

CHILDREN: 12 years old and younger stay free when sharing room with an adult

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Canada is a must-do on any adventure traveler’s bucketlist. Named the number one country to visit in 2017 by Lonely Planet, Canada is famous for breathtaking mountains, magical white winters and maple syrup, having more lakes than all other countries combined, (really wild) wildlife and a delightful reputation for politeness. If you visit anywhere in Canada in this winter, it’s highly recommended that you take a drive up the renowned Sea To Sky Highway and visit the mountain resort of Whistler, British Columbia.

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Summit Lodge Loves... Each item on this list has been given two big thumbs-up by Summit Lodge staff. Not only for the life-long memories they create, but also for their commitment to sustainable and environmentally-conscious business practices in the Whistler valley. Digging into a Canadian Yukon Breakfast Price: $209 pp / $169 pp sharing a snowmobile With: Canadian Wilderness Adventures

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Ascend through the remote backcountry of the Callaghan Valley on your own personal snowmobile to a rustic cabin on Sproatt Mountain where a full Canadian Yukon breakfast will be prepared on an old fashioned wood stove.

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Photographing Wintering Bald Eagles Price: $159 adult / $199 youth With: Whistler Discovery Tours

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Learning to Ice Climb a Frozen Waterfall

Fat Biking at Whistler Olympic Park

Price: $359 pp, group of 2 / $720 pp, private trip for 4 With: Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures

Price: $20 for 2 hours Where: Whistler Olympic Park

Ice filled canyons, single pitch, multi pitch or mixed climbs these professional ACMG guides will find a spectacular ice climb perfect for any ability.

Wind through snow covered forest on freshly groomed Olympic trails. Routes change daily with snow conditions and night riding is available on Wednesday after 5pm.

Price: $179 pp Where: Whistler Sliding Centre

Hop into a 4-person bobsled and take an adrenalinefueled ride down the world’s fastest track. Sign up for both the bobsleigh and the skeleton experiences and get a 50% discount when you book over the phone.

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Hand-picked, must-do events & festivals (2016-17)

Tried and tested, and thoroughly recommended by guests at the Summit Lodge. Active & Wellness

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Bobsleigh & Skeleton World Cup, December 2 - 3 Yoga at the Audain Art Museum, December 13 & January 17 Luge Canada Cup, February 19 Peak to Valley Race presented by Smirnoff, February 24 - 25 Sigge’s P’ayakentsut Cross Country Ski Event, February 26 -26

Arts Whistler Holiday Market, November 26 - 27 Whistler Film Festival, November 30 - December 4 Fire & Ice Show, every Sunday December - April Whistler Pride & Ski Festival, January 22 - 29 World Ski & Snowboard Festival, April 7 - 16

Holiday Celebrations 33rd Christmas Eve Carol Service, December 24 Whistler Presents: New Year’s Eve Celebrations, December 31

Food Cornucopia Whistler, November 10 - 20 Whistler Bar Hop, every Saturday Vikram Vij Curry Tasting at the Roundhouse, December 3

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Mia Kyricos President / Founder, Kyricos & Associates

Mia Kyricos is president and founder of Kyricos & Associates LLC, a boutique advisory firm providing strategic guidance to wellness-driven hospitality, tourism and lifestyle companies. With over 20 years of experience, Mia has helped to develop, operate, and market wellness-related brands and facilities across 100+ countries, and has held senior positions for industry pioneers including Spafinder Wellness, Inc., Canyon Ranch Health Resorts, Exhale, EXOS and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. She co-founded the Global Wellness Travel Awards, sits on the Boards of the Global Wellness Summit and University of California Irvine, and Chairs the Wellness Communities Initiative on behalf of the Global Wellness Institute.

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I’d like to be known as someone who truly helped people to live well, showed up for the people she loved, and enjoyed life while doing it! What does a perfect Sunday look like to you? MK Sleeping until I wake up, going out to breakfast with my husband (known as my “Mr. O”), taking a hike up the mountain or a walk on the beach, going to the farmer’s market (ideally) or grocery store, and then preparing “Sunday dinner” for family and friends. Zany (or strange!) travel experience you can share? MK One of my favorites was at the border control upon entering Bali back in 2007. It was 5 years after the bombings in Bali which greatly impacted their tourism. The border control agent – appearing very serious at the time - saw my US passport, sized me up and down and then opened his arms and said “Whattttsss-upppppppp?” in the voice of those famous frogs made popular by the Budweiser commercials featured during the Super Bowl. He proceeded to tell me how excited he was to welcome an American back into his country and embraced me in a huge hug. I couldn’t believe it! We’re having a potluck dinner. What do you bring? MK PIE. It’s a dying art and one I take seriously. Apple, Blueberry, Lemon Meringue and my personal favorite, dark chocolate custard cream pie, are my specialties.

Best wellness tip? MK Waking up and spending 10-15 minutes journaling before looking at my mobile phone or email or turning on the news. I find it’s a great way to manage stress, document great ideas, and clean out whatever good or bad is happening in the subconscious. Think of it like an “active meditation.” It really works. What excites you about your company? MK The diversity! I have clients that range from hotel and travel companies to 3rd party operators, spas and health resorts, wellness communities, consumer-packaged goods and healthy lifestyle companies. And after two decades of working in what I like to call the “business of wellness”, it’s nice to see the legitimacy of what’s now considered a $3.7 trillion-dollar marketplace including many of the brands and concepts I’ve had the honor of helping along the way. What do you want your legacy to be? MK I’d like to be known as someone who truly helped people to live well, showed up for the people she loved, and enjoyed life while doing it!

Go-to comfort at the end of the day? MK An Epsom salt bath with essential oils and the latest copy of People Magazine (it’s brain candy!).

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What’s in your carry on? MK Laptop, earbuds, sunglasses, umbrella, a selection of herbal teas and Starbucks Via packs, mints, a shaker bottle with Greek Girl Beauty Protein (my latest health craze), apples, dry roasted nuts, journal, notebook and a jump drive with all my latest work. My other carry on has sneakers, workout gear and any professional clothes I may need. Boring, I know, but it works! 63

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