PRICELESS

One day I was walking towards the local supermarket in South London, when I was stopped in my stride by a muffled voice which came from between two shops.  I peered into this empty space and lowered my gaze to the ground, where my focus met upon, to what I believe was a homeless man.  He greeted me by saying ”good morning love, do you have 0.50p that you can give to me?”  I stopped, and looked inside my purse and handed the gentleman what he asked for, the homeless man smiled, took the 0.50p and thanked me.  Without hesitation, I remarked “had you asked for £5, I would have given it to you, for you get what you ask for”  The homeless man looked both perplexed, and a little enlightened by my reply, and I too was a little shocked by my rather sharpe comment.  I couldn’t help but reflect on the entire situation and question the things that I have accepted in life.  Are we specific about the things we want and what levels of value do we place and accept in life?  This shared example is philosophical and about looking at a much wider picture, firstly and most importantly ourselves, what is our worth? What value do we place on ourselves? What ambitions do we have, when it comes to our professional, personal and spiritual selves? If any at all!

During my short stint in London, I for the first time in a long while slowed my world and brain activity down to see and listen more.  I am writing this article to share this experience, and express gratitude to my coach of the day; the vagrant (now remembered by me as “priceless”) who reinforced the meaning and importance of self-awareness, self-value and gratitude.

As human beings we are so busy busying ourselves, we sometimes miss important messages and opportunities of thought that will contribute and enhance the way in which we live.  Messages are in abundance guiding us daily, but how often do we recognize the importance or relevance when they occur? I for one can say ‘not enough’.  I believe slowing our world down can create a better understanding and appreciation of ourselves and what is going on around us.

During the same week of me meeting “priceless”, I came across this video by Anthony Robbins.  For sure “thoughts become things” I am an avid fan and follower of the inspirational Anthony Robbins, and hands down agree with him “Life will pay you, what you ask it for!”

http://youtu.be/_Af4QLc2vhs

What are your comments? Please feel free to share your experience.

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REFRESH Sicilian Lemon and Fresh Basil organic bath oil by NEOM

Photograph courtesy of Neom

Jump for joy; “REFRESH” Sicilian Lemon and Fresh Basil Organic bath oil by Neom!  Be assured, the description of this product it is as good as it sounds, and feels as good as it smells! This product can be used in the shower or bath, but I prefer to add 1 capful of this, my favorite oil into my bath!  What’s so special?  What’s the big deal? Well firstly, let’s look at some of the benefits of the essential oils included in this product!  Let’s start with Lemon; which is great for improving mental fatigue and exhaustion, and improves concentration.  Basil on the other hand improves blood circulation, is an analgesic so a great pain reliever. In addition Basil improves digestion and relieves stress.

The scent of these oils infused harmoniously together with hot water and steam create amazing aromas; perfectly blended fragrances that bring forth pleasurable memories of spring and summer; warm seasons come alive and are abundant and present in your bathroom (even if it’s cold outside.)  The cost of this oil is 32 pounds sterling for 100ml bottle; great value for money, and a capful of oil added to your steamy tub goes the distance in usage and additionally peps-up your physical and emotional wellbeing.  A superb home therapy product that comes highly recommended, not only by me, but many users who have written raving reviews about this product!  Great job Neom, your reviews are testimony to a fabulous brand and product that is loved by many across the globe.  I was professionally introduced to the Neom brand whilst managing a 5 star spa in Dubai, and once tried, I instantly became a fan. I confess to being towed in without force, and now unashamedly a Neom devotee; hook, line and Neom sinkered! An amazing range of products for the home; organic air mists (tried, love), aroma candles (to die for), shower gels (totally obsessed) body oils (a guilty pleasure)  Check out this fabulous product range online, and if you have the opportunity, try one of the many delightful bath oils Neom have to offer!  Go ahead, turn your regular bath into a treat that will rejuvenate you; turn winter into summer; and guaranteed to put the bounce back into your ounce!  Enjoy, indulge and bask in your bath.

Follow link for Neom Organic Products:  http://neomorganics.com/

Please note that essential oils have medicinal properties, and recommend medical advice from your therapist or GP before using.

How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterwards – Spanish Proverb

Welcome to Life Is a Spa

A spa treatment in the traditional sense is going to a destination to receive your well being and holistic treats.  It is every spa lover’s dream to regularly visit the most exotic and renowned spas in the world, a trip to planet Pamper, where you are taken on an exquisite journey, that is meticulously designed and tailored to “turn on senses,” “make toes curl,” and make you hum “mmmmmn!” Note to readers, and to avoid confusion, this is not the new series of the bestseller “50 Shades of Grey,” but the site where latest trends, services and treatments for Spa and Wellness are shared. Okay, let’s keep this realistic, and in financial perspective! Not all spa lovers have the financial resources to visit the world’s elite and luxurious spa resorts, and so to not discourage, and to include all spa enthusiasts, this site will include simple suggestions to creating your very own tailored spa journey in the comfort of your home.

My name is Beverley Spencer (known by all as Bev) a spa enthusiast who has managed luxury spa and leisure facilities in the UK, Saudi Arabia and Dubai. My last international stint was spent in Dubai, and despite the humidity, traffic, sand, and somewhat high demands of this city, the undisputed law of attraction was working in my favor.  I met four talented and inspirational women, Kari Heron from http://www.chefandsteward.com, Dima Sharif from http://www.dimasharif.com, Hannah Pearce (Wellness Expert) and Misbah Javed (NGO Management Pro).  When like-minded people connect, where there are no barriers, no power struggles and the ideas of others are received and respected; positive vibrations flow freely into the universe.  Within these moments of self-discovery, and innovation, it was inevitable that something powerful was to unfold. And indeed it did! In the midst of the Arabian night, I was inspired to take my stance, and forge an alliance into the world of blogging. That’s right, ‘new kid on the blog’ welcomes you to LifeIsaSpa.com!

This is your spa on the web, so be sure to leave your comments at the end of each post!

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