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Affluent Magazine Jan / Feb 2011

Jan / Feb 2011

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Seven Habits of Health: The Practice of Powerful Wellbeing

by Dianne Orwig

Seven Habits of Health: The Practice of Powerful Wellbeing In one of the most influential books ever written, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, author Stephen Covey explains, “Our character is a composite of our habits.” So, too, is the case when it comes to your health. It isn’t the occasional slip up here or there that defines overall health, but the day-to-day rituals, practices, and behaviors that mold how your body looks, feels and performs.
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Ceiba del Mar: A Hidden Oasis Under the Mexico Sun

by Madison Freeman

Ceiba del Mar: A Hidden Oasis Under the Mexico Sun Located just 20 minutes from the airport in Cancun but world’s removed from the city’s chotchkied overrun, thatched-roof Ceiba del Mar represents something of a hospitality anomaly among the Riviera Maya’s flashier and far less interesting outposts: it is an oasis of indigenous calm where genuine, Mayan-inspired character enjoys a seamless union with modern conveniences and plush appointments. This seamless intermixing of attributes makes for inspired respite complemented by abundant natural beauty—an ivory-white beach bordering brilliant Mexican Caribbean seas, breezy palms, lush greenery, and exotic flowers—that surrounds secluded Ceiba del Mar. Read More

Grand Hotel via Veneto: A Modern Day Italian Masterpiece

by Madison Freeman

Grand Hotel via Veneto: A Modern Day Italian Masterpiece There is very good reason why Rome wasn’t built in a day, nor was its latest five-star luxury property in the heart of the ancient city - detailed perfection. After ten meticulous years, Grand Hotel via Veneto, situated on the renowned road of the same name, is Rome’s latest and greatest go-to hotel for the traveling elite. Just a short walk to most of Rome’s top attractions and historic sites, Grand Hotel via Veneto provides a cosseting base from which to explore the iconic capital. Read More

Jump-Yip, Hurray! Prairie Dogs and Other Species Enjoy a Fresh Start

by Ruthanne Johnson

Jump-Yip, Hurray! Prairie Dogs and Other Species Enjoy a Fresh Start Prairie dogs are cute, that's for sure. They talk to each other with chirps and yips, and can often be seen playfully tackling each other while running between their burrow entrances. They stretch up to the sky and call to each other in a celebratory jump-yip once danger has passed. These native animals often groom each other, kiss, and cuddle. Read More

Tuscan White Bean Soup

by Affluent Magazine

Tuscan White Bean Soup Soup is the ultimate winter comfort food, warming to both the body and soul. It’s even better when it’s made from scratch using wholesome ingredients, brimming with nutrients. Here's a savory and mouthwatering recipe for Tuscan White Bean Soup that will satisfy both the hearty and the finicky eaters in your family. Read More

Celebrate The New Year With A Stress Free, Low Key Brunch!

by Tony Conway

Celebrate The New Year With A Stress Free, Low Key Brunch! For Atlanta’s award-winning event planner Tony Conway, a New Year’s brunch is the ideal way to begin a new year. He suggests starting it off on just the right note, a very relaxed one. Tony offers some expert advice to Affluent readers on how to effortlessly host a warm open-house brunch with friends and family to celebrate New Year’s Day. Read More

SieMatic S2 Kitchen Sets Benchmark for Design and Integrated Technology in the Luxury Kitchen Sector

by Affluent Magazine

SieMatic S2 Kitchen Sets Benchmark for Design and Integrated Technology in the Luxury Kitchen Sector SieMatic, an industry leader in the high-end kitchen segment, is displaying the SieMatic S2, the next-generation, handle-free kitchen for the first time in its New York showroom in the A&D Building. The SieMatic S2 offers a host of new features, including integration of high-tech electronics that raise the bar in terms of modernity and convenience in the kitchen. Read More

Ducati Announces the 2011 Diavel in Diamond Black

by Affluent Magazine

Ducati Announces the 2011 Diavel in Diamond Black In response to feedback from motorcycle show visitors, Ducati is pleased to announce the addition of a stunning diamond black color scheme for the new 2011 Ducati Diavel. With the Diavel receiving consumer attention at motorcycle shows around the globe, Ducati collected feedback from passionate motorcyclists viewing the bike for the first time. Read More

Philanthropy Revisited- Part II: Giving through Charitable Lead Trusts

by Robin S. Davis, CFP

Philanthropy Revisited- Part II: Giving through Charitable Lead Trusts In the last issue of Affluent Magazine, we discussed the benefits of using Charitable Remainder Trusts (CRT's) in your estate planning.  In summary, you would gift certain assets to the trust, you would receive the income from it for your lifetime, then the residual trust assets would pass on to the named charity or charities.  This type of planning would entitle you to current income tax benefits and would reduce your estate at death for estate tax purposes.  Read More

Strategies to Be More Persuasive with Prospects

by Joseph Sommerville, Ph.D.

Strategies to Be More Persuasive with Prospects If you’ve decided you want more business this year, one of the best ways to achieve that goal is to speak more persuasively in your conversations with prospects.  Persuasive talk can sometimes appear to be pushy, manipulative or amateurish, but it needn’t be. In fact, it probably constitutes the single most ethical and professional way to change minds and behaviors, especially when you truly believe you’re providing value. The key to success lies in taking an audience-centered approach. Try these strategies the next time you speak with prospects. Read More
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