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5 Tips to Create the Life You Love

No man is an island unto himself, which explains why people feel the need to communicate, interact and form strong relationships with other people. With social wellness, you will have the capability to socialize, be confident and function normally with other people.

What is Social Wellness?

Social wellness refers to the relationships and connections we have with others. It also refers to our capability to build and maintain relationships, develop intimacy with family and friends and manage our feelings and emotions.

Social wellness is an important element in every person’s life, primarily because it helps you recognize your natural interdependence with others, regardless of the relationship. A person who is well-adjusted on a social level is capable of making friends, offering support to others and becoming a productive member of the society we live in.

Social wellness also encourages you to focus on the needs of others and make contribution for the greater good of the community. Social wellness also helps you maximize and share your life experiences.

5 Tips to Create Social Wellness in Your Life

Here are some of the most important steps you can take to create social wellness in your life.

1. Know your Needs and Desires

We all have unique needs and desires. Learn to identify what your needs and desires are so you don’t feel the pressure to perform in an environment you don’t enjoy or care about.

2. Reach Out

Offering friendship to people is a first step to social wellness. Without this initiative, it will be difficult for you to take advantage of potentially productive relationships. Consider joining groups and clubs that focus on your interests. Explore other avenues that may present certain possibilities for you, such as volunteer work and wellness travel.

3. Choose your Relationships Carefully

Learn to build and stay in healthy relationships. These relationships involve people you care about and who care about you and your well-being. Generally, these are people whom you feel can nurture and support your needs and whose needs you yourself can offer support for. Trust and compassion are two vital ingredients for social wellness.

4. Stay True to Yourself

Remain authentic and stand in your own truth. Ultimately people will respect you for it.

5. Learn to Communicate Effectively

Don’t be afraid to communicate your needs and interest. Being able to communicate well is a vital component of social wellness because this is generally how you initiate relationships in the first place.

The Effect of Wellness Travel on Social Wellness

Wellness Travel is an awesome way to develope social wellness! Whether its a yoga retreat, spa getaway, fitness bootcamp, spa cruise or spiritual journey, you will have the opportunity to

  • Develop positive relationships
  • Interact with other people
  • Build and nurture relationships
  • Accept other people’s attention and care
  • Opportunity to function in social situations

Make it a practice to constantly work on your social connections through wellness travel and soon you will have an abundance of what we call “social wellness“.


Why Use a Wellness Travel Agent

I recently booked a four-star hotel in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, through Hotwire. Hotwire claims its four-star hotels are prestigious, respected properties. Not only that, but the map of the area looks as if it runs along the coast, virtually ensuring a resort near the beach.

After I made my purchase, I found out I had a room at the Hacienda Vista Real Resort & Spa, which was far away from the beach. According to, they have at least 85 percent bad reviews. I am traveling with my husband and a baby, and want to avoid taking taxis to get to the beach. What should I do? — Valerie Acosta, Fullerton, Calif. Excerpt from Chicago Tribune Read full article

A Wellness Travel Agent can:

1. Help you figure out what destination is best for you
2. Provide you with insight about the destination
3. Provide you with information on how to get you the best value
4. Offer wellness program, retreat or spa information
5. Sift through all the options and often secure different packages

See Top 10 Reasons to Use a Travel Agent

Places to See

Pura Vida Wellness Retreat and Spa Review

Pura Vida Retreat and Spa in Costa Rica is considered by some as the Wellness & Yoga destination of choice outside the United States. Pura Vida is located on a private mountaintop estate in Costa Rica’s Alajuela province surrounded by coffee plantations and lush foliage. The whole estate commands fantastic views of Irazú, Barva, and Poás volcanoes and of the central valley with the capital, San José.

Rated 4 stars by TripAdvisor, Pura Vida offers you a perfect balance of mind, body and spirit in an oasis of beauty, tranquility and home like intimacy. Pamper your body and soul while exploring the delights of Costa Rica, a country which is renowned for its beauty.

At this mountain aerie yoga retreat, accommodations in the foliage range from suites to “tentalows” (luxury tents with carpeting and beds).  View Accommodation Types and Download Property Map

Pura Vida is best suited for the nature lover, the traveler looking for unique experiences, healing and wellness. Pura Vida is the place to go and retreat from the hustle and bustle of life and reconnect with yourself and people you care about. Learn more about Pura Vida Wellness Retreat and Spa

Wellness Travel is Here to Stay!

As a travel agent who specializes in health and wellness travel, I follow the news and trends in this niche closely. Ever hear someone say, “I want to be less healthy”? Neither have I.

Wellness Travel is becoming increasingly popular as predicted by SpaFinder. SpaFinder listed Wellness Tourism at #7 in its Top 10 Global Spa Trends to Watch in 2010.

What is Wellness Travel? Wellness Travel simply put is traveling with the intent of preserving your health. This may entail your mind, body, and spirit or purpose, meaning and priorities. Wellness Travel may range from visiting a wellness vacation center or destination spa, participating in a yoga retreat or traveling to receive medical treatment.

Wellness Travel has taken center stage as we approach new milestones in history:

  1. Healthcare Reform: Employers and governmental entities have taken notice on the importance and benefits of wellness travel for its employees and have moved to start their own wellness programs.
  2. “Baby Boomers” are entering into retirement age where wellness and longevity has become increasingly important.
  3. Wellness Gone Global: Wellness issues have gained global notoriety with foreign countries investing heavily in this area. (i.e. Thailand, China, India, Bali)

With the increase in Wellness Travel notoriety, more treatment options are becoming available as suppliers contest to serve the health conscious public. Are you planning a wellness travel event this year? You may want to consider a Wellness Vacation this year as traveling to make lifestyle changes become popular.

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The Benefits of Wellness Travel (Scientific Proof Inside)

I recently read an article in The New York Times, ‘Regimens: Massage Benefits Are More Than Skin Deep’ reporting on the benefits of getting a massage. You can read a summary of the article below.

Article Summary

The article covered a medical study conducted by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The Center recruited 53 healthy adults and randomly assigned 29 of them to a 45-minute session of deep-tissue Swedish massage and the other 24 to a session of light massage.

The Results: The 29 volunteers who received the Swedish massage experienced significant decreases in levels of the stress hormone cortisol in blood and saliva. They also had an increase in the number of white blood cells, which boosted their immune system.

The 24 volunteers who had the light massage experienced greater increases in oxytocin, a hormone associated with contentment, than the Swedish massage group, but a lower release of cortisol. This group experienced a high level of contentment.

What does this mean for you?

This study confirms what wellness travel providers intuitively already knew. Wellness Travel benefits your overall health. By receiving massage services at a resort, hotel or destination spa, you are:

  1. Decreasing your stress level
  2. Boosting your immune system; and
  3. Increasing blood circulation throughout your body

I agree with the study findings. After I receive a massage, whether I visit the spa or get a massage from my husband at home, I always feel so much better. Getting a massage brings me clarity and relaxes my mind.

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Featured Wellness Travel

Tahéima Wellness Resort & Spa offers several treatments inclusive of Swedish massage techniques on location in or in your suite. Learn more about Tahéima by visiting

Wellness Travel is Like Morning Dew

In 2003, my youngest daughter was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease after a long episode of severe hairloss, weightloss, vomiting and other violent symptoms. Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory disease of the intestines that may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract from mouth to anus, causing a wide variety of symptoms.

I was told the prognosis was fatal unless certain medical measures were immediately taken. My mind rushed into panic mode. I had never heard of Crohn’s disease less alone knew what measures to take to combat the issue.

I began to overload on medical research and sought advice from various sources ranging from gastrointestinal doctors to surgeons. I consulted with my spiritual advisor on how to address the spiritual part of the equation. Then the journey to wellness began.

Now I was equipped with a team of great doctors from Texas Children’s Hospital, my personal spiritual advisor, and detailed medical information. Together we devised a treatment plan that addressed mind, body and spirit. The plan included western and alternative medicine treatments as well as spiritual affirmations and prayer.

Long story short, after more than 3 years of working the plan, my daughter’s health was restored!

From that point, I began to educate myself on wellness and holistic living. I attended school where I obtained my certification as a Natural Holistic Wellness Consultant. As a result, Amazing Health Travel was born.

Amazing Health Travel promotes life balance through health and wellness travel products. Our travel products are holistic in nature focusing on the mind, body and spirit. When you book a wellness product with us, you’re not making an ordinary booking but investing in your wellness, peace of mind and longevity.

What I like most about our wellness products it that:

  1. You get an opportunity to have fun by freeing yourself from daily challenges
  2. You can relax without interruption while experiencing new people, culture, and moments
  3. You have the added benefit of knowing that your experience is good for your mind, body and spirit

Wellness Travel is like morning dew. Each day you experience wellness travel is a like a new beginning, a new opportunity, and a fresh lease on life!

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Other Crohn’s Resources
Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America

How to Cook for Crohn’s and Colitis: More Than 200 Healthy, Delicious Recipes the Whole Family Will Love

Controlling Crohn’s Disease: The Natural Way