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Affluent Magazine Nov / Dec 2011

Nov / Dec 2011

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Sprouting Memorable Holidays with Purpose and Aim

by Debra J. Slover

Sprouting Memorable Holidays with Purpose and Aim Normally when I write about a purpose and aim, I am referring to a compelling life purpose that expresses your true leadership.  It’s the kind of leadership that gives your life meaning, is fueled by passion, and makes a difference for you and those around you. The two questions most commonly asked: How do I know what that is and how do I access it?  First, you pay attention to those little things you commit to memory. Things worthy of remembering or notable are called memorable, and we commit to memory only that which is relevant to our conscious and unconscious mind. The little things that we don’t consciously see as memorable are the memories we may want to heed when searching for purpose and aim.
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Donkeys Take Flight to Safety

by Julie Hauserman

Donkeys Take Flight to Safety More than 100 donkeys recently set off on a historic adventure from Hawaii's Big Island. With help from The HSUS, they flew in a special cargo plane from Hawaii to California, where they'll start new lives in sanctuaries, and some will be eventually available for adoption. It's all part of an HSUS-organized and funded effort that has already seen more than 200 wild donkeys humanely captured, sterilized, and adopted. Read More

London’s St. Ermin’s Hotel: Where History, Style and Service Come to Life

by Madison Freeman

London’s St. Ermin’s Hotel: Where History, Style and Service Come to Life The experience of walking into the lobby of the newly refurbished St. Ermin’s Hotel is like strolling on to the top of a big wedding cake – not a bad metaphor, given that the hotel reopened its doors earlier this year, just the day before Will and Kate tied the Royal Knot just a few blocks away at Westminster Abbey. The elements implicit in the metpahor – world-class style, history, unmatched attention to detail, and a celebration of new beginnings – reverberate throughout the guest experience at the luxury hotel. Read More

Uniworld: An Exceptional River Cruise Experience on the Beatrice

by Madison Freeman

Uniworld: An Exceptional River Cruise Experience on the Beatrice River cruising has become one of the hottest ways to see the world, and there is little to wonder about why. With the unparalleled ease of unpacking once and being conveniently close to major cities as well as small villages, there is little doubt that river cruising will continue to prove exceptionally popular. Some river cruise companies, of course, offer more than others, and the award-winning Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Line leads the way in luxury river cruising. Like their sister company, The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, Uniworld deserves every award they’ve received for quality and service. Read More

Pera Palace Hotel: A Grand and Historic Landmark Embodying the Elegance and Romance of Istanbul

by Madison Freeman

 Pera Palace Hotel: A Grand and Historic Landmark Embodying the Elegance and Romance of Istanbul At the eastern end of that fabulous transcontinental train journey called the Orient Express was the glorious, mysterious, romantic city of Istanbul. It was here, in a neighborhood called “Little Europe” overlooking the Golden Horn, that the Pera Palace Hotel opened in 1892, and re-openedin 2010, to provide travelers with a standard of luxury and elegance befitting royalty, heads of state, artists, writers and celebrities. It has recently reopened following an extensive $32 million restoration and renovation. Read More

Drink Well This Holiday Season

by Brian Freedman

Drink Well This Holiday Season I like to think of the holiday season as both the capstone of the current year and a harbinger of the one to come. As such--and perhaps this is the main reason I espouse this philosophy--you’ve virtually required to drink well. After all, who wants to bring the past 300-plus days to a close with the resounding thud of mediocre wine? And who wants to ring in a new season with a less-than-promising glassful? And while it seems as if summer has just ended, the season of forced jollity and medically (or at least psychologically) necessary sipping is nearly upon us. Time, then, to answer the single most burning question of all: What shall we drink? Read More

How to Get Along with Difficult People

by Debbie Mandel

How to Get Along with Difficult People From an evolutionary standpoint human survival has always depended on our ability to get along with others. Staying together and cooperating while hunting, cultivating crops, protecting each other from physical danger or supporting one another emotionally and creating social contracts is a necessity. Because it is human nature to transgress against the people closest to us, reconciliation must follow. Note that according to positive movement researchers like Dr. Martin Seligman, unresolved conflict, particularly in families and close friends, can cause physical illness as well as depression and anxiety. Plain and simple: Your happiness and well-being depend on your ability to get along with other people. You will live longer and experience greater life quality.
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A Common Cent$ Approach to Weight Loss

by Susan Burke March

A Common Cent$ Approach to Weight Loss When you’re thinking about weight loss diets, just about any program will work, that is, if you use it.  If you’ve made the decision to lose weight by “going on a diet”, by definition you’ll eat differently than you usually eat. You’ll be eating someone else’s diet!  Most likely you’ll consume fewer calories, and hopefully, you’ll also burn more calories than usual, by doing more activity.  That’s a pretty reliable recipe for weight loss. If you’re like most people, you’re time-challenged, and although you may prefer to eat fresh foods daily, you may find it difficult. Read More

Holiday Beauty

by Mary Jo Matsumoto

Holiday Beauty The merry making season is upon us, and whether you’re in need of a beauty overhaul or a few little pick-me-ups, I’m here with a slew of products to help you get ready for the holly, jolly holidays. Read More

Develop the Diva II: 12 Things to Know If You Are a Woman, Work with a Woman, Live with a Woman or Love a Woman

by Leslie G. Ungar

Develop the Diva II: 12 Things to Know If You Are a Woman, Work with a Woman,  Live with a Woman or Love a Woman Develop the Diva is about how women communicate their value. All 21st century leaders have a myriad of communication challenges. Men and women leaders have different challenges. The challenge is not Mars versus Venus. The challenge is that women “get in their own way” differently than men” get in their way”. Read More
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