When in Rome, do as the Romans do.
This advice was first given hundreds and hundreds of years ago by St. Ambrose, the 4th century’s bishop of Milan. It still rings true to this day. When you’re in an unfamiliar place, it would be wise to act similar to the way the locals act. Not only is it the polite thing to do, it also gives you a chance to really absorb their culture and be exposed to the hidden wonders of their milieu.
The best adventures happen when you venture off the beaten path. For example, if you fly to Hawaii, rent a motorcycle, and ride around the Big Island, you’ll see so much more of the beautiful state than if you had just tucked yourself away in a picture-perfect resort among other mainland vacationers decked out in cheesy floral shirts and coconut-scented sunscreen. Continue Reading
Gorgeous gated estate offering the utmost privacy. Rich ambiance, exceptional outdoor & indoor entertaining areas. Your most particular clients will appreciate the Mahogany, Maple & other hardwood trim and flooring treatments throughout. Exercise room with mirrored wall & barre can be easily converted to separate-entrance guest quarters. Two + meticulously-landscaped acres with full tennis court, pool, and lanais with fireplaces. Continue Reading
Miami turned into the art capital of the world with Art Basel well underway in the city notorious for sandy beaches, hot sun and glittering nightlife.
Drawing 50,000 visitors each year, Miami Art Basel is not only known for leading international galleries showcasing artists’ work (paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, etc.), but also the swanky and sexy celebrity-filled parties including an annual birthday dinner and after-party for record producer, Rico Love (most notably known for his work with Beyoncé, Nelly, Kelly Rowland and TI). Continue Reading
From Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh to Alec Baldwin (yes, really), the secret of many super successful people isn’t Kanye West-like bravado, it’s striking the right balance between pride and humility.
The very concept of humility can make us queasy. In this self-promotional era of social media flaunting and positive thinking, to be humble can seem at best to put us at a competitive disadvantage, at worst, to seem hollow. As Jane Austen put it, “Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility.”
To understand humility, it’s helpful to first take a look at its lesser twin, pride. Not the kind of pride in which we maintain a healthy self-regard or feel satisfaction in a job well done, but the excessive pride of an inflated sense of self. What 17th-century philosopher Spinoza described as, “thinking more highly of oneself than is just.” Continue Reading
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It’s that time. The time when we are forced to deal with people we may really not want to deal with, and actually be nice to them. Add to that there is the constant question of what to get for the people you love and actually want to deal with let alone for those you barely know but need to get gifts for.
Well thanks to our friends over at Heart Math we have some tips for you to avoid holiday stress and soar through this holiday season like a champ and be the envy of every other stressed out person in your circle Continue Reading