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Monterey County: The Ideal Place to find a New You in the New Year

Monterey County embodies the perfect backdrop to uncover a new, relaxed and inspired you in 2019.

Monterey, CA, January 16, 2019 – Monterey County embodies the perfect backdrop to uncover a new, relaxed and inspired you in 2019. The natural beauty of California’s Central Coast redwood forests, verdant valleys and sweeping, towering cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean will erase stress and inspires a new state of being.

“With plentiful offerings that will rejuvenate mind, body and soul, Monterey County is the ultimate destination for travelers to disconnect and focus on themselves in the New Year,” says Rob O’Keefe, Chief Marketing Officer for the Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau (MCCVB). “From spas and meditation studios to hiking trails and literary sites, travelers will surely be relaxed and revitalizedafter a trip to Monterey County.”

Below are some ideas for the perfect new you escape to Monterey County:

The newest luxury resort in Marina, The Spa at Sanctuary Beach Resortleavesguests feeling refreshed and inspired with their range of custom treatments focusing on body care and total wellness. For ultimate pampering time, guests can indulge in the unique Salt Wood Spa RX treatment, a sea salt exfoliation using seasonally inspired salt blends to aid the body in releasing toxins while unveiling a healthy glow. For head to toe relaxation, The Spa at Sanctuary Beach Resort offersthe Pacific Ocean Body Treatment – a basalt stone face massage, mineral rich seaweed body mask and a full body massage.

To further cultivate and elevate well-being, consciousness and kindness, visit Monterey Bay Meditation Studio for a variety of movement, nature and relational meditation sessions, retreats and courses. Sessions are held on the beach, in the forest, by the river, and in meadows throughout Monterey County, as well as in their ocean-view studio in Pacific Grove. In 2019, the studio will be offering a Conscious Living Series, which includes several courses focusing on different aspects of incorporating mindfulness into daily life.

Among the rolling hills and sun-dappled vineyards of Carmel Valley, the Spa at Bernardus Lodge offers a variety of unique experiences for rejuvenation, inspiration and indulgence. With seasonal body treatments focusing on the solstices and equinoxes, the experiences integrate celestial reminders to take time for ourselves; reflect on the past, renew for the future and optimize balance.

Find inner peace at Refuge in Carmel – America’s first co-ed outdoor relaxation spa. This sanctuary is a wellness paradise offering the ultimate in relaxation through a three-step thermal cycle featuring a cedar sauna with Himalayan salt walls, eucalyptus infused steam rooms, cold plunges, and warm pools with thermal waterfalls. Repeated use of Refuge’s thermal cycle soothes aches and pains, speeds up metabolism, and enhances muscle recuperation– the perfect recipe for a new you.

More than 50 years ago, the Esalen Institute was founded as a retreat and educational center focused on creating a space where people could explore holistic approaches to wellness and personal transformation. Esalen attracts a worldwide network of teachers and seekers who look beyond dogma to explore deeper spiritual possibilities; forge new understandings of self and society; and pioneer new paths for change. Located in Big Sur, visitors can enjoy a plethora of experiences from moonlit baths in natural hot springs to unique forms of massage that focus on energy exchange and psychological well-being.

To expand the mind in the New Year, don’t miss out on some of Monterey’s most notable literary sites including the National Steinbeck Center in downtown Salinas, Robinson Jeffers’ Tor House in charming Carmel-by-the-Sea and the Henry Miller Library in majestic Big Sur.

Visitors looking to reconnect with nature will discover the exquisite beauty of Monterey County’s great outdoors. Take a stroll or bike ride along the 18-mile scenic stretchof the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail from Castroville (also known as the “Artichoke Capital of the World”) in the North, to Pacific Grove in the South. Picnic on the white sands of Carmel Beach, hike through Fort Ord National Monumentor explore Pebble Beach’s gentle tide pools.

Learn how to unplug and discover mindfulness in beautiful Monterey Countyby uncoveringincredible, life changing, and enriching experiences. Additionally, Monterey County has become one of the country’s leaders in sustainable travel while offering unforgettable moments. Visitors are asked to practice responsible travel that will help minimize negative impacts to the environment, and preserve the cultural and natural resources of the destination. Visit responsibly and preserve the wonder of Monterey County on the beautiful California Central Coast in the New Year, and for years to come.


Jessica Lessard, Monterey County CVB

(831) 657-6413; JLessard@SeeMonterey.com


The Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau (MCCVB) is a 501c6 non-profit destination marketing organization that drives tourism for Monterey County as a premier destination to leisure and business travelers. Tourism is the largest industry on the Monterey Peninsula and the second largest in the County. MCCVB is a partnership of the hospitality community and local governments that drives business growth through compelling marketing and targeted sales initiatives that maximize the benefits of tourism to our guests, members and the community. Travel spending in Monterey County was $2.85 billion in 2017, representing a 3.5 percent increase from 2016. Visitor spending supported 24,990 jobs, contributed $255 million in total taxes and generated $127 million local tax dollars that directly benefited the community.


Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455


Eating Recovery Center Warns New Year’s Resolutions to Lose Weight Can Lead to Disordered Eating

Internationally Recognized Treatment Center Encourages Americans to Shift the Focus of Their Resolutions from “Looking Better” to “Feeling Better”

Denver, CO, January 03, 2012 – Americans’ top 2013 New Year’s resolution is to become more physically fit and the fourth most popular resolution is to lose weight, according to a recent survey published by Franklin Covey. Because dieting and over-exercise are two activities that commonly contribute to the development of eating disorders, Eating Recovery Center, an international center providing comprehensive treatment for eating disorders, cautions against diving headfirst into a resolution focused on reducing body size, particularly for individuals with a family history of eating disorders.

“Eating disorders have a strong genetic component, and seemingly harmless – even seemingly healthy – New Year’s diet, exercise and weight loss regimens can quickly spiral out of control, especially for someone who has a family history of disordered eating thoughts and behaviors,” said Bonnie Brennan, MA, LPC, clinical director of the adult partial hospitalization program at Eating Recovery Center.

To reduce risks for eating disorders development related to 2013 weight loss goals, Eating Recovery Center recommends turning the focus away from changing perceived shortcomings in appearance and instead focusing on prioritizing the things in life that you value. More often than not, these resolutions emphasize how you feel rather than how you look, and can include:

1. Be more kind and compassionate to yourself. Practice at least one method of self-care daily, even if you have to schedule it into your day. Pamper yourself with a hot bath, a yoga class or a manicure, or simply spend some time journaling or practicing a hobby that brings joy or special value to your life.

2. Treat yourself as you treat others. Make a point to practice the “golden rule” on yourself. Try to not be as hard on yourself this year, and remember that you deserve happiness, just like everyone else.

3. Try one new activity or take one small risk each month. Gradually approach your fears and try new experiences in life to broaden opportunities for enjoyment and engagement with others.

4. Ask for help more often. Do not be afraid to let someone know when you need a shoulder to lean on, a supportive ear to talk to or even just a friendly hug. Although others may not be able to “fix” your struggles, you do not have to be alone as you explore your feelings and frustrations.

5. Take time to appreciate the beauty around you. Practice mindfulness and commit to being present in the moment. Celebrate the wonders of the world around you by spending time in nature or with supportive family and friends, both of which can be grounding and peaceful when you feel stressed and chaotic.

While New Year’s resolutions that emphasize feeling good over looking good can support a life of balance, not all appearance-focused resolutions are harmful or dangerous. However, severely restricting calories to an unhealthy level, engaging in an excessive and rigid exercise regimen, withdrawing from family and friends, displaying extreme anxiety about gaining weight or “being fat,” or bingeing and purging behaviors in the pursuit of a weight loss-centric resolution can indicate the development of an eating disorder.

“If a friend or loved one begins exhibiting troubling weight loss behaviors in the execution of his or her New Year’s resolutions, it is important to seek help as quickly as possible,” said Brennan. “Early intervention significantly increases the chances of lasting eating disorders recovery.”

For more information about eating disorders treatment resources, visit EatingRecoveryCenter.com.

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Divine Caroline – submit article
www.socialmoms.net – blog post

Shannon Fern
Communications Strategy Group
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206

New York Laser 0ffers New treatments as the New year comes

As the stress and craziness of the holidays continue into New Year’s Eve and the ensuing new year, New York Laser & Aesthetics in Manhasset, NY wants to remind you that this is the perfect time to start treating yourself to the better things in life!

Manhasset, NY, December 31, 2012 – As the stress and craziness of the holidays continue into New Year’s Eve and the ensuing new year, New York Laser & Aesthetics in Manhasset, NY wants to remind you that this is the perfect time to start treating yourself to the better things in life! They offer many services to make your life easier and give you your confidence back! Make 2013 your year…to finally get rid of that unwanted hair through laser hair removal, those sun and age spots with laser treatment, uneven pigmentation, wrinkles, aging skin, and acne with chemical peels, and even your stubborn toenail fungus with the Q-Clear Foot Laser! Resolve to finally start treating yourself and your skin better with New York Laser & Aesthetics’ advanced, cutting edge technology and caring, experienced staff.

New York Laser & Aesthetics is conveniently located in the elite Americana Manhasset shopping center, close to many Long Island communities such as Jericho, Woodbury, Syosset, Garden City, Great Neck, Port Washington, and Oyster Bay. New York Laser & Aesthetics strives to offer their clients convenient hours, and offers Saturday appointments as well as weekdays. Many treatments are quick and can be fit into a lunch break or combined with a day of shopping and other errands in Manhasset. Their office is welcoming, discreet, clean and comfortable, and their staff is New York State licensed, insured and bonded. The safety and comfort of their clients are their utmost concern. To that end, they are well-trained in the operation of the state-of-the-art, medical-grade technology they use on clients. From laser hair removal services to chemical peels, toenail fungus removal to dark spot removal, they offer the newest, most effective FDA-approved treatments available.

New York Laser & Aesthetics is one of Long Island’s leading laser hair removal clinics. They offer laser hair removal for men and women, on all different sites on one’s body, including arms, legs, underarms, chest, stomach, back, chin, upper lip, sideburns, and bikini areas. These treatments are especially popular with athletes, including runners, swimmers, cyclists and weightlifters, as well as regular folks. Laser hair removal saves people precious time grooming in the morning, saves them the pain from plucking, threading or electrolysis, and saves money over time by ending the need for costly waxing appointments and razors, shaving cream, and other grooming supplies.

Another popular treatment offered by New York Laser & Aesthetics is sunspot, liver spot, age spot and brown spot laser removal. The laser treatment is not considered painful, and permanent removal of the unwanted spots is common. Optimal results generally take two or more treatment sessions to achieve. Sessions are approximately only twenty minutes long, depending on how many spots are being treated at a time. Laser spot removal can be used to treat birthmarks, café au lait spots and freckles, as well as spots acquired over time by sun exposure and aging. New York Laser & Aesthetics employs the Q-Clear Yag Laser, which is the same technology used for tattoo removal. The Yag Laser is able to target the hyperpigmented spot and “zap” it, all while leaving surrounding skin tissue completely unaffected. This is a huge improvement from other remedies in the past, which resulted in permanent scarring. Many of those suffering from these pigmented lesions have been resigned to just using makeup everyday as a temporary fix to cover up these unwanted spots, but can now see permanent results with as little as two visits.

The New Year is the perfect time to turn over a new leaf and treat yourself to evenly pigmented skin without these spots giving away your age or making you look older than your years! New York Laser & Aesthetics is ready to help jump-start your new year’s resolutions with a current promotion—receive a $200 gift certificate for just $100! Get $100 worth of free services for you or a loved one, good on any treatments New York Laser & Aesthetics offers. Make 2013 the year you finally decide to make your life easier and give yourself more confidence!

New York Laser & Aesthetics is confident you will love the results of their treatments. To this end, they stand behind their services and offer special package deals, including an initial six-treatment laser hair removal package with a “lifetime guarantee” afterwards of any additional treatments at 50% off for life! Whether it’s laser hair removal, age spot removal, toenail fungus removal or other skin needs you have, New York Laser & Aesthetics will be happy to help you. Please contact New York Laser & Aesthetics for a free consultation and to find out about any additional current promotions. Call them at (516) 627-7777, or contact them through their website at www.nylaser1.com, or on their Facebook page. Have a healthy and happy new year from everyone at New York Laser Aesthetics Group!

Ofra Grinbaum
New York Laser Aesthetics
Americana at Manhasset
2110 Northern Blvd. (Suite. 202)
Manhasset, NY 11030

Roving Coach Unveils New Look for the New Year

Roving Coach International (RCI) announces the launch of its new and improved website at RovingCoach.com. The new website has a fresher look that is easier to navigate and more focused on the company’s benefits to clients.

Clayton, NC, December 28, 2012 – Roving Coach International (RCI) announces the launch of its new and improved website at www.RovingCoach.com. The new website has a fresher look that is easier to navigate and more focused on the company’s benefits to clients. The site also features access to resources and articles about the ROI of coaching, as well as the critical role alignment and engagement play in employee retention and productivity.

“The Roving Coach team is committed to Creating World Peace in the Workplace™… one employee at a time, and I believe our new site better reflects this commitment,” said RCI’s Chief Rover CJ Scarlet. “Our overarching goal is to enable companies to create the workforce of the future and boost their bottom lines by coaching their employees to be more highly engaged and aligned to the mission, vision and goals of their companies.”

The RovingCoach.com website features an “I Want to…” tab that helps visitors quickly navigate to the content they are most interested in. The site also focused heavily on the benefits of coaching Millennial employees—composed of young people born between 1977 and 1997 who make up a full quarter of the U.S. population, and are entering the workforce and making a dramatic impact on their organizations.

About Roving Coach International
Roving Coach combines situational coaching and customized talent analytics into one experience, called the Roving Coach Experience™—two powerful tools to help employees shift to higher levels of aligned engagement in 30 minutes. The company helps leaders help themselves and captures what matters most to their employees, because what matters to employees, matters to the bottom line. Be a HERO and join the movement to Create World Peace in your Workplace by contacting Roving Coach immediately at 800.611.3161 or by visiting www.RovingCoach.com.

CJ Scarlet
Roving Coach International, Inc.
9 Seven Oaks Drive
Clayton, NC 27520

Luxury Thailand Holiday on Sales for Christmas and New Year

Luxury Travel Ltd Promotes 10 day Essentials Highlights of Thailand for luxury travelers to experience the wonders of Thailand: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket or Koh Samui.

Hanoi, Vietnam, September 08, 2012 – Luxury Travel Ltd (www.luxurytravelvietnam.com) Promotes 10 day Essentials Highlights of Thailand for luxury travelers to experience the wonders of Thailand: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket or Koh Samui.

This tour features the best of Thailand’s cities, rural countryside, and beautiful beaches, with an emphasis on regional culture, history, arts and cuisine.

Begin with comprehensive touring in Bangkok. With your own private guide, enjoy a fascinating, private long-tail boat tour through Bangkok’s canals.

Spend several days in rural Chiang Mai in northern Thailand at one of Asia’s most luxurious and atmospheric resorts, surrounded by mountains and lush fields of terraced rice paddies.

Next, fly to one of the islands of the south (Phuket or Koh Samui) and enjoy several days at one of Thailand’s leading luxury resorts.

Return to Bangkok for some last minute shopping or touring before departing Thailand.

“This tour features the best of Thailand’s cities, rural countryside, and beautiful beaches, with an emphasis on regional culture, history, arts and cuisine. Accommodation is at Thailand’s most highly regarded luxury resorts and hotels, and private touring is with expert local guides who provide exceptional insight and connection to the local people and culture. You’ll have a once in a life time experience in Thailand.” says Pham Ha, Founder and CEO of Luxury Travel Ltd.

Vietnam’s first luxury tour operator/DMC (www.luxurytravelvietnam.com) based in Hanoi with offices throughout Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand, Luxury Travel is exceptional in designing tailor-made tours and providing unique travel experiences. Opened in 2004, the Luxury Travel Company Limited has its own offices, luxury vehicles, luxury travel advisors, and reprentative offices in California, London, Paris, and Sydney. The company’s depth of experience and large infrastructure enable it to create unique itineraries with the operational confidence to fulfill client expectations.

Luxury Travel Ltd won numerous travel awards for excellent performance including the most recent Guide Award 2012: “a long established Asian specialist in the art of travel and serves today’s most sophisticated travelers with luxury privately guided and fully bespoke holidays.”


David Nguyen
Sales and Marketing Manager
Luxury Travel Group Ltd
05 Nguyen Truong To Str.,
Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi 84444