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Shanghai Surprise - Boxing is Big!

Shanghai Surprise – Boxing is Big!

I know this isn’t food or travel per se, but occasionally I like to write about what’s happening on the scene of various cities. And in Shanghai, I recently had the opportunity to attend the White Collar Boxing event . If you haven’t heard of White Collar Boxing,...
Why detox? A talk with Karina Stewart of Kamalaya Koh Samui

Why detox? A talk with Karina Stewart of Kamalaya Koh Samui

I have done a detox program a few times. I always feel so great afterwards I think I will never go back to my old ways. Unfortunately, it’s typically a matter of days not weeks before I slip back into the same old same old. And so I...
Banyan Tree Spa at the Westin Hotel Shanghai

Banyan Tree Spa at the Westin Hotel Shanghai

A luxurious spa experience in Shanghai It may seem that I do little else but spa when I am in Shanghai. This is not entirely true… but I tend to spend a great deal of time there for business, which can be stressful, so I like to make...
Fantastic and Great Value Massages at Dragonfly and Green Massage in Shanghai

Fantastic and Great Value Massages at Dragonfly and Green Massage in Shanghai

My favourite places to go for massage when in Shanghai Massage has been a part of my self care ritual for years now. And as much as I travel and sit on planes, it’s not infrequently that I am suffering from some sort of neck pain or other...
Are You Wasting Money on Vitamins and Dietary Supplements?

Are You Wasting Money on Vitamins and Dietary Supplements?

Do you take vitamins or dietary supplements? Sure they’re working? Information is Beautiful has a wonderful chart that shows graphically the effectiveness of various dietary supplements. The chart shows me two major things: first, there’s way too much money spent on ineffective supplements and second, our diets are...
Bootcamp Workouts in Asia – Our weekend at Asia’s Biggest Bootcamp

Bootcamp Workouts in Asia – Our weekend at Asia’s Biggest Bootcamp

We got on a plane and flew to get our ass kicked military style. Was it worth it? You bet! I used to do a bootcamp workout when I lived in Bangkok through Fit Corp Asia. A friend at work told me about it…in retrospect I am not...
The Alternative Medicine of Ayurveda

The Alternative Medicine of Ayurveda

An Indian medical tradition dating back to the 1st century B.C. As part of the Health & Wellness 2010 Series Ayurveda always seemed to me to be to be a bit like horoscopes – you have your doshas (type of person). And your dosha describes your body type,...
Benefits of Yoga as Part of a Healthy Lifestyle

Benefits of Yoga as Part of a Healthy Lifestyle

Yoga is more than just meditation and twisting your self into a pretzel As part of the Health & Wellness 2010 Series (above pictures courtesy of Lyan’lex Bernales – Giveitashot) I got into yoga about 12 years ago in New York. I’ll admit it, I did it because...
Luxury Spa in Shanghai, Evian Spa at Three on the Bund

Luxury Spa in Shanghai, Evian Spa at Three on the Bund

A minimalist urban sanctuary on the Bund I had read about the Evian Spa several times over the last couple of years, but somehow never found the time to visit. I often go to Shanghai for work, but it is all rushing around to meetings and work dinners…so...
Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture

An ancient medical practice focused on health and prevention As part of our Health & Wellness 2010 Series “And while TCM can treat illness, say a common cold, it is more about going to the underlying issue, the weakened immune system that allowed you to get the cold.”...
Asian Holistic Therapies at Kamalaya Wellness Retreat, Koh Samui, Thailand

Asian Holistic Therapies at Kamalaya Wellness Retreat, Koh Samui, Thailand

An endless array of holistic therapies at this tranquil island spa I generally have a rule of not visiting the same place twice. I prefer to expand my horizons and challenge myself to see and do new things. However, I recently returned to Kamalaya in Koh Samui. Our...
Thai Spa and Massage in Bangkok, Sivara Spa at Amari Hotel

Thai Spa and Massage in Bangkok, Sivara Spa at Amari Hotel

A modern oasis of calm on bustling Petchaburi Road I have said it before, but will say it again….I believe spa treatments are not a luxury, but rather an integral part of taking care of oneself. Not only do they promote relaxation, but depending on the treatment one...