Month: July 2014

Got Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is the new buzzword.  Although we hear it often, I’ve discovered – through the Twelve Mindful Months class I teach weekly at Golden Door – that a lot of people aren’t exactly sure what it is or how to go about it.  In this post, I hope to demystify it. But first, let me… Read more »

How and Why to Reduce Sugar Intake Part II

By Susan Piergeorge, MS, RDN The next step in reducing sugar intake is to switch the type of carbohydrate you consume. Complex carbohydrates are a larger molecule, made up of more complex chains of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. They include starches and fiber and take longer to digest. Examples include fruits*, vegetables, whole grains and… Read more »

5 Reasons Why Women Should Do Resistance Training

Resistance training will make you the best woman you can be. Here are 5 reasons why: 1) Â Resistance training builds muscle. When people lift weights, their bodies create more muscle. This in turn will create a boost in self-confidence and well-being. 2) Resistance training increases your metabolism. No matter what type of exercise you do in the gym, you… Read more »

DISCONNECT TO RECONNECT WOMEN’S WEEK: The Labyrinth as a Path to Focused Attention

On a beautiful summer morning, Golden Door guests were treated to a wonderful breakfast on the mountain summit facilitated by special guest presenter Reverend Lauren Artress, founder of Veriditas: The Worldwide Labyrinth Movement.  After hiking to the mountaintop and walking the labyrinth with the ancient sound of the didgeridoo, breakfast was served. The tables were… Read more »

Golden Door Presents California Wines Week: July 20-27, 2014

The Golden Door is the destination of celebrities, dignitaries, and anyone who wishes to put the world behind them for seven days and embark on a life-changing journey that places them firmly on the path to renewed health, greater fitness, and enhanced mindfulness. While most weeks each year are for women only, on a few… Read more »

Three Fitness Secrets From the Golden Door

The famous Golden Door is renowned for its expertise in fitness, so too are its experienced trainer’s in their approach to creating personal programs for each individual guest. Here are three secrets that will help you not only achieve your fitness goals, but will keep you healthy and happy along the way. 1) Â Customize your workouts–… Read more »