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Affluent Magazine July / Aug 2012

July / Aug 2012


Restoring Beauty

by Mary Jo Matsumoto

Restoring Beauty While the concept of ‘beauty sleep’ is nothing new, the vast research surfacing about the power of sleep to slow aging, increase overall health and productivity and even aid in the burning of fat, has made the concept of sleep one of the timeliest beauty topics around. This summer season I’m excited to introduce you to one of the most cutting edge sleep facilities in the world, and also recommend a nearby spa that will help you further unwind after you’ve relearned healthy sleep patterns. Read More

Show A Little Respect

by Troy Knapp

Show A Little Respect As a chef, I am a shepherd, seeking the best quality product and consciously taking care of it by showcasing it simply in the best possible way.  Wine is no different. For those who work the vineyard and oversee the winemaking process it is truly a labor of love.   Below I have listed a few techniques that will allow you to enjoy wine at its full potential by simply giving it the attention and respect it deserves. Read More

The Secret Meaning of Anger in Close Relationships

by Debbie Mandel

The Secret Meaning of Anger in Close Relationships Summertime and the livin’ is anything but easy.  In the heat of the moment many of us are looking for a rumble hurling thunderous words while lightning bolts flash from our eyes. The person we live with runs for cover waiting for the storm to die down.  Anger has shattered the balance of the day. Few of us live with a clone who can read the mind. Therefore most people in a close relationship disagree in order to communicate their feelings paving the way for compromise and change. Read More

Summer Tips for a Beautiful, Succulent Gardens

by Avis Richards

Summer Tips for a Beautiful, Succulent Gardens With summer in full force, now is the perfect time to invite friends over and entertain at your home. Enjoy the sunshine while it lasts and bring the party outside. Besides food, seating, and décor, a great way to welcome your guests and set the tone for a fabulous party is to make sure your outdoor space is lush and bountiful. Flowers add a pop of color, while well-manicured trees and plants lend to an eye-catching, attractive setting. Read More

Getting Fit: So Easy, A Caveman Could Do It!

by Diane Orwig

Getting Fit: So Easy, A Caveman Could Do It! What is your most pressing fitness challenge? Is it staying motivated, finding the time to exercise, or cleaning up your eating habits? Perhaps you can’t decide which diet to follow, or maybe you thought you were eating right, but your waistline is telling a different story. Maybe you don’t have an exercise routine you can stick with, or you’re battling an injury, or everyone in your family is heavy and it feels like you’re serving a life sentence in gene pool prison. If any of this sounds familiar, I have good news for you: Getting fit is not as complicated as you’ve been led to believe. Read More

Can Protein Optimize Weight Management?

by Susan Burke March

Can Protein Optimize Weight Management? Low fat, low carb, gluten-free, organic…what’s best, what’s bad…how to maintain that weight loss that you worked so hard to achieve?  Experts link the explosion of obesity to the dietary misinformation of the 1970‘s and ‘80s, when “fat” became that four-letter word that health experts linked to as the contributing factor for heart disease.  The “fat-free” fad led to the marketing of scads of new products, consumer confusion and sudden and overwhelming overconsumption of refined, processed …carbs! Read More

The Best Seat in the House

by Joy Weaver

The Best Seat in the House When it comes to seating protocol, to sit or not to sit is an excellent question.  I typically receive seating questions “after” a person has attended a function only to find out they had no idea they had a designated seat until someone asked them to move – how embarrassing! Let’s break it down, so you will not find yourself in a precarious predicament. Read More

Visual Clues are Powerful Shorts for Decision Making

by Sandy Dumont

Visual Clues are Powerful Shorts for Decision Making Social psychologists tell us that we often take shortcuts when making decisions about people. These shortcuts are considered tried and true, because they work consistently. Shortcuts save us a lot of time and frustration. Some people read a person’s face. According to most studies, women are better at reading faces than men. Women pick up on telltale expressions of the eyes, the tilt of the brows, etc. Face reading isn’t enough, however. There are simpler and more powerful visual clues that can easily be noted. Read More
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