Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving and Angel Gifts

I wish all of you a safe and happy Thanksgiving. Give the gift of "your time" to YOU this wonderful season. What I mean is create quiet time .. meditative time for this season and all seasons of your life.

Then the next step is to give of your time to others. Shopping for someone that is house bound or have a situation that makes it hard to get shopping done (kids, elderly parents, etc.), walking a pet, cooking a meal, or reading a book to someone that cannot read or may be ill. Angel gifts of "your" time does not have to be every week. If you do not know who or how to help, just go "WITHIN", and your heart will reveal the answer.

Be an ANGEL and love yourself, and GIFT your time to others.

Many Blessings

Saturday, November 21, 2009


This is the first blog addressing where the planets are “NOW”, and what affect they have on all of us. You will be amazed at what the planets are lining up for you now and in the future. Have fun as I navigate and educate you on some of the interesting planetary alignments, signs and aspects. This information is even more powerful when compared to the planetary alignments within your “birth astrology chart”. Empower yourself with the information, and use it to your advantage.

Before I list what the planets are doing now, I want to give you the basics of Astrology. The following information is important to help you “know” what you are reading. I encourage you to print out each fact sheet for future reference.


Sun - On the first page of Genesis it says, "God made the Sun to rule the day and the Moon to rule the night and to be for signs and wonders." To the ancients, the Sun was known as Shamash, Ra, Apollo "breaker of family curses" and Tonatiuh, "dispenser of fate". The Sun gives you light and life. It also represents how and where you shine. The Sun is the star of self-expression, ego-identity, leadership, honor, glory and pride.

Moon - is an instinctual force. It is an ever-changing symbol of your emotional life including such things as home, family, mother, dreams, feelings, the public, women and your early childhood. The Moon represents your environment, the one you were born into and the one you create for yourself. It also talks about your support system, and your "involuntary nervous system." More than that, the Moon symbolizes your unconscious life. The Moon represents what happens while you're sleeping. The Moon is the intermediary between the Earth and the universe, and you're somewhere in the middle. Because of this positioning, understanding how the Moon figures in your life is essential for happiness and personal growth. One thing that was very striking to the astronauts on the moon was that they were able to look back and view the Earth.

Mercury - is the conceptual force. It is a symbol of your mental life and such things as your mind, ideas, analytical abilities, as well as your sense and style of communication. Mercury describes patterns of thought, of learning and of assessing reality. Consequently it affects your self image and the force of your thought. Mercury also represents the respiratory system. Mercury is youthful and it is the symbol of wit and levity.

Venus - is the force of affinity. Venus represents a good part of what you attract, cherish, enjoy and are receptive to. Venus describes much of what makes your life worth living: love, civilized sex, seduction and creativity. Venus is also an indicator for many of the qualities you look for in a mate and your sense of femininity. More than a symbol of your values, Venus represents beauty, devotion to pleasure, appreciation of art and romantic longings. Venus rules such things as skin, hair & kidneys.

Mars - is the force of motivation and mobilization. It is a symbol of your drive, action and energy. The placement of Mars in your chart influences the condition of your muscular system. Mars is associated with a lot of "A" words: aggression, anger, arousal, ardor, and appropriate assertiveness. Mars also represents things that are urgent, things that trigger your temper, and things that you furiously pursue. Mars indicates many of your issues with men and the "male ego."

Jupiter - is the force of encouragement and expansion. Jupiter is the biggest planet and possibly a sun in the making. No matter what, Jupiter measures up big. It is a symbol of your success, luck, optimism, generosity, blessings, good fortune, adventure and opportunities for growth. Life is a bowl of cherries and more is never enough for Jupiter. In its expansive sense, Jupiter also represents how you can become over-inflated, hot, greedy, over-zealous, righteous and extravagant.

Saturn - is the force of discipline and boundarys. Saturn defines your duties, responsibilities and the structure of your life. Saturn also represents the heavy hand of authority, fear, inhibitions, constrictions, restrictions, reservations, anxiety and limits imposed. It is a symbol for the force of gravity. Words like "must" and "can't" relate to Saturn.

Uranus - is the force of liberation. It's no accident that Uranus was rediscovered in the period between the American and French revolutions with their emphasis upon liberty. Uranus is where you change unexpectedly and are surprised. It's where you are unusual, eccentric and extraordinary. Uranus represents the new ideas that you are open to and where you are disinclined toward cohesion.

Neptune - represents fads, impressionability, style, glamor, imagination and inspiration. Neptune, Poseidon, "The Artful Creator" also represents your charisma, creativity, and your spiritual life. Neptune is a symbol of your immune system, parts of your aura and subtle body. Neptune is the force of deep space and the force of consciousness expansion.

Pluto - is a symbol of what the ancients used to call the "secret parts," including reproductive and elimination systems. Pluto is the force of cleansing. Pluto represents trust and violation of trust, control, obsessions and power struggles. Pluto is the force of intense transformation.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Have a Hedonist Holiday!

For a lot of people the word Hedonism seems to conjure up images of
wild Bacchanals with toga-clad guests swilling giant chalices of wine and
engaging in shocking behavior. Sometimes the word has a more commonplace but negative connotation that brings to mind a person who pursues their own enjoyment heedless of the repercussions or effects on those around them.

Browsing through a local bookshop recently, I caught sight of a bright red compact volume called The Hedonism Handbook, Mastering the Lost Arts of Leisure and Pleasure by Michael Flocker. The cover of the book bore vintage illustrations of a cluster of grapes and a flapper-esque lady luxuriating on a chaise lounge in a nightie and enjoying a cigarette in a long elegant holder. Though I have asthma and generally revile smoking, the fact that she was so brazenly savoring her glamorous and carefree repose really appealed to me.

In this smart and very funny book Flocker takes on the American pandemic more perilous than Swine Flu: Workaholism. He points out how so many of us are running so hard in the hamster wheel of all our duties and responsibilities and the pursuit of success, that we never notice that there's no end in sight. You may have heard that one before, but truly, the time to stop and smell those proverbial roses is today, and every day. Just deliberately adding a little personal pleasure into your daily life can lead to more fun, less stress, a happier outlook, and generally being more of a joy to be around. The book takes it a step further with factoids (who knew that those hyper-productive Japanese have 15 days of paid vacation required by law while the US has none!) and practical tips and to help bring out the inner hedonist in everyone.

There is no better time to spice up your life with a little Hedonism than the holiday season. When I think about all the hustle, the hassle, the shopping, the traveling, and entertaining that comes along with "the most wonderful" time of year, I can feel the knots in my back having a family gathering of their own. So this year I'm prescribing myself some pleasure and a pinch of indulgence when I start to hyperventilate with humbug. I'm going to slow down, take a deep breath, take a long walk, get a massage, and offer myself a glass of red wine...and a bon bon or two.

Random Acts of Kindness

From Angela Passarelli, Pavia Esthetician:

At a recent staff meeting, I had an idea for a great way for Pavia to show how much we LOVE and APPRECIATE our clients. It's a new program at the spa that we're calling, "Random Acts of Kindness". Starting December 1st, each time you visit Pavia for a service, you can put your name in our fish bowl for a chance to win a FREE service with us the following month. What better way to get into the spirit of giving (and receiving!) for the holidays?

Each month we will feature a different service for Random Acts of Kindness, including: an hour long facial, a 45 minute upper body massage, acupuncture, tarot reading and a custom aromatherapy blend. These are just a FEW of the great services that will be offered. The more times you visit - the better chance you have of winning.

Who said there's no such thing as a free lunch?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Well it has been quite a year, and with my birthday coming up on November 13 (Friday the 13th), I am examining the past, present and future. I call it visiting the "basement" or "trap doors" of myself. I do this through meditation, self hypnosis, and following my dreams. My intention is to process the changes since my last birthday. A health issue, relationships going sideways and how I do my work in the world. There is more, but for the sake of the length of this blog post, I will leave it at that.

Basements represent "storing" stuff ... usually a lot of stuff. How often do we really go into a basement and look at everything stored there to determine what you want to keep and what you want to release? The basement holds past and present behaviors, judgments, attitudes, hurts, hopes and dreams not fulfilled, etc. Basements are usually dark places we do not like to go to ... especially if there are scary steps to reach the bottom. Scorpio's love scary steps!!

Trap Doors represent the situations or experiences that come out of the blue. Events that drop the floor out from under you ... are we prepared for these trap door experiences? I actually imagine myself walking on a floor, usually without a rug, and all of a sudden the floor gives way revealing a trap door I did not see. I allow myself to feel the fear of falling, and then once I "land", I face the "unknown" and history that reveals itself within me ....contributing to my unconscious behaviors.

The basement and trap door experiences are to bring the above mentioned information about myself to "conscious awareness". Once this occurs, I can start examining the way to heal, find pattern opportunities, and to be happy and free.

One does not have to wait for their birthday to visit their "basement" and "trap door". Ask yourself, what am I doing to expand awareness and consciousness in my life? So turn on the light to illuminate the way to the basement, and when the trap door opens, enjoy the fall. These are the adventures of finding out what is hidden within you.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Pavia Manivestation Party--Part Two!

On Sunday October 18th, I had the pleasure of attending Pavia's first Manifestation Party! The gathering was hosted by Pavia's illustrious owner, Mare Yu, and the magical Ms. Theresa Hatcher. As one of Pavia's Spa Coordinators, I have the pleasure of knowing both ladies personally for over a year now. After witnessing the wonderful things conscious manifestation has brought into their lives, naturally I was just a bit overzealous to get in on the fun.

An intimate group of six came to share the excitement. We nibbled on delectable refreshments and made ourselves some organic, local beverages from the tea bar before getting started around 6pm. First, Mare covered some manifestation basics with us, then Theresa led us in a grounding meditation to prepare and center ourselves to access our hopes and dreams. Each of us worked out what we hoped to manifest on paper, and the group helped us fine tune our desires to be both specific and energetically aligned with our own excitement and positive expectation. Mare guided the six of us individually through a manifestation visualization for our personal desire.

There was a palpable feeling of love and support in our circle the entire night, and a lot of laughter. I found that having such a fun and open group to witness your intentions and desires really brings another dimension of hope, and a certainty that your dreams are coming through into reality.

Our next manifestation party will be held at Pavia on Sunday November 15th at 6:00pm. Whether you are a complete newbie to the concept, or a seasoned manifester, we hope that you will join us! To make a reservation, please contact the front desk at 408-741-1555 or email us at to save your place, as seats are limited. Compensation for the event is on an at-will basis, so you can give whatever you feel is best.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Angels Amongst US - Part 2

Have you ever found feather after feather in different places within a short time frame? Have you ever found a feather in an unlikely place such as a pocket, shoe, purse, closet or your car? Most drawings and paintings depict Angels with wings. Have I piqued your interest in where this article is heading? I hope so.

There is a deity in Greek and Roman mythology named Hermes (Greek) or Mercury (Roman). I will refer to him as Mercury. In astrology, Mercury is the planet of communication and messages. Mercury is depicted as a man, wearing a hat with wings and winged sandals (Talaria). Mercury is running - leaping forward to bring you messages. One of Mercury's jobs is to bring messages about "commerce." He can be the Angel of help with money and career issues.

I remember years ago while "channeling" for a client, I heard a sweet voice in my head whispering, "One of the ways you know we are here is by seeing feathers in places where birds do not reside." This message brought comfort to my client as she was grieving over a friend that had just died. She called me days after with her story of finding a feather in a pair of shoes - one feather for each shoe. Another day she found a feather on the driver's seat of her car. She said when the feathers are found, it brings a big smile to her face and a sense of peace. She also said that the belief in Angels was always with her, but she now "knew" that they existed.

So when feather(s) come your way in those unexpected places, know that Angels are reminding you that they do exist and are waiting for you to ask for help, guidance and comfort. Angels are amongst us - let them know that you believe in them too. Ask the Angels for proof they exist ... and collect the feathers they will send your way.

Theresa Hatcher
Soul Therapist

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

We're Starting Acupuncture at Pavia!

Just yesterday, we announced that we will be starting to offer Acupuncture at Pavia. Anne R. Dugan, a licensed acupuncturist with 22 years of experience, will be joining us on Friday evenings, from 5:30 to 8pm, to perform  acupuncture either with or without needles on clients (YES! SHE CAN DO IT NEEDLE-LESSLY!).

Here is the story of how I met Anne: I walked into the now-out-of-business San Jose Metaphysical Book Shop, and had a reading with an intuitive, Michael Berry. I talked to him about my strong desire to have children (my husband and I have been trying for years now), and he suggested that I contact his former Acupuncture teacher, who practiced out of Sunnyvale. So I called Anne and took her out to lunch, then started to see her privately for "fertility boosts."

Anne has a wonderful, unique energy. She reminds me of an eccentric, loving aunt that you can never wait to visit because she always has a surprise in store for you and because she understands just what you need. We did all kinds of fun things - acupuncture, Korean hand treatments, moxibustion. I was very surprised at just how relaxed I was - I had thought with great trepidation that sticking a bunch of needles in me would cause pain, stress, anguish, etc. But once she put them in me, I was out like a light and always enjoyed so much sleep during the treatments that I was groggy afterwards. So I highly recommend Anne and am super-excited that she is joining us at Pavia. I'm already on her calendar for this Friday!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Angels Amongst US

The word "Angel" comes from the Ancient Greek word angelos meaning "messenger."Angelos was the translation of a Hebrew word mal-ak, also meaning messenger.

I believe in Angels and have seen, felt and heard them. I could write forever about Angels and the blessings that come due to their existence. This is the first blog of many blogs to come regarding Angels, and I will share some of my own experiences with you. I hope my blogs about Angels will help open you up to their LOVE for you. Angels wait for you to ask for help, carry your wishes into form, as well as comfort you in grief. There are Angels that intervene both in spirit and morph into physical form to prevent a tragedy (if it is not your time to leave your physical body).

There are many books on the market regarding Angels. Some of them say that Angels are pure spirit, free from matter or the physical world (never existing as a human being). I don't fully agree with this statement, because I believe that people we have known in our physical life that now reside on the "other side" come to us as Angels.

For example, my mother died in 1983 of a brain tumor (age 62). My father died in 1988 (age 60) of a brain tumor. Now what are the odds of this happening? After 1988, I thought I would probably die of a brain tumor too. This thought was not daily, but enough over time that in 1999, I had an Angel visit me - my mother.

I smelled the fragrance of perfume my mother loved, which brought me to memories of her, then a whisper in my ear saying I was going to live many years past her, and when it is my time she will be there to meet me, and the message she brought was that I will not have a brain tumor. The love I felt was enormous, and the worry of "Well, I guess I will have a brain tumor too" left me. When the "message" was complete, I felt a physical kiss on my lips. I am not kidding, a "physical kiss" on my lips! Wow, what an experience. I will turn 63 years old next month, about the ages of my parents when they died, and because of the "message" I received long ago, I have not wasted a thought on how I will die. My thoughts are on "LIVING" a full life.

Have you noticed the fragrance of a flower, perfume, pipe tobacco, or hear music that you associate with a person not living, etc.? These are some of the ways that the ones we love who are not in body come to us. Clear your mind and be still, so you too can receive the "message" from one of your Angels.

Many blessings,

Theresa Hatcher
Soul Therapist

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

BACK TO SCHOOL: RECYCLING 101 by Claire Stringer

Every body's talking about being "Green" these days. But how much do we really know about what that even means? Sometimes it just looks like a big smoke screen hiding a fad that every company is jumping in on to boost profit. And often the troubles that we hear mounting for Mother Earth and all of her inhabitants seem too great to touch with our busy daily lives.

I personally believe the green movement is so much more than a trend. At its best it contains a holistic vision for healing our bodies, our minds, our one and only Earth, and the imperiled future of hundreds of thousands of species--including homo sapiens. I'm very passionate about the movement to preserve the quality of our home planet. In fact, I think it's really interesting how we commonly distance ourselves from "nature" or "the environment," when without it, we wouldn't exist at all. To say "I care about the envirnment," actually is about the same as saying, "Yea, I like to breathe." But taking our exquisite earth for granted is such an ingrained practice that we often don't make that connection.

For me, one of the easiest and most impactful ways to go green is still recycling. Oh sure, right, recycle, recycle, recycle, bla, bla, bla, we've heard it a million times. But are you doing it? Are you doing it properly? Are you really recycling everything you can? Do you know what a huge positive impact it can have both environmentally and economically? Recycling ignorance doesn't have to be your dirty little secret anymore. Make sure your coworkers aren't looking over your shoulder and read closely! (Then forward this blog to them, with a note insinuating that you knew this stuff all along, however THEY might benefit from a lil recycling brush-up).

So, you know the basics, you can recycle glass bottles and jars. You can recycle plastic bottles and containers. Got it. But, remember that not all plastics are created equal. That little number inside the recycling symbol denotes what kind of plastic you've got in your hand. Different areas do or do not recycle certain numbers, but most of Santa Clara County recycles numbers one through seven. Remove all caps and lids from plastic bottles, jugs and spray bottles, unless they too have a recycling symbol on them. Most of those items are made from a different type of plastic which is non-recyclable.

Metal soda cans, soup cans, metal lids, can be recycled, as well as clean aluminum foil. Okay, here's where it gets really fun: paper and cardboard. I love to constantly challenge myself to recycle everything I can, and watch the recycling bin grow full while the regular trash stays a blissfully pathetic little pile. You may know that you can recycle all of your scrap computer paper, post-its, newspapers, and magazines, but I often see cardboard get overlooked. Of course you can recycle all corrugated cardboard boxes, but what about all those boxes and pieces that our foodstuffs and countless other items come with? You can break them down and recycle them! Pasta box, granola bar box, cereal box, band aid box... toilet paper tube, paper towel tube, and all that paper junk mail--recycle them!

It's also important to know what can not be recycled to save precious time and resources and to potentially amend your buying habits accordingly. Bubble wrap and styrofoam packing peanuts can not be recycled. So save and reuse these whenever possible. Tissue paper, paper towels, and napkins are made of fibers that are too flimsy to recycle. Paper and cardboard items that are coated in plastic or wax are also non-recyclable.

Until just today even I did not know that aseptic cartons (such as the ones soy milk and soups come in) CAN be recycled. This is a tricky one, because most do not have a recycle symbol! There is always more to learn about how to reduce, reuse, and recycle, but that's the fun part. Recycling not only reduces what goes into landfills, it creates jobs and encourages innovation. All you need to start today is a container separate from your trash. To learn more about what you can and can not recycle and what an amazing impact recycling is having on California's economy go here to the site for the Center for the Development of Recycling here:

Monday, October 5, 2009

Teri and Mare Throw a Manifestation Party 10-18-2009!

So excited about our Manifestation Party two Sundays from now, October 18, 2009. Many people have asked me what a Manifestation Party is...well, in short, it is when human beings come together to help each other get what they really want. Each of us, as a collection of vibrating atoms, is really an energetic entity, and a group of energetic entities creates more energy to draw upon and helps to carry each other to higher levels of vibration and manifestation.

I have used manifestation successfully in my own personal life. One week, my husband complained about always getting bills in the mail. I said to him, "No honey, we don't get bills in the mail. We get checks in the mail. Every day!" And I kid you not, the following week, we got 5 days in a row of checks. On Monday, we got a small refund on our tax return from the IRS. About $254 or so. On Tuesday, we got a $20 rebate from Samsung. On Wednesday, we got a check larger than $2,000 as a dividend on an investment we had made in a business long ago (that we never thought would go anywhere, frankly). Thursday we got an almost-$10,000 check from a class-action lawsuit (my husband was not paid overtime in the 2 years he worked for a company), and on Friday, we got my regular paycheck. What a wonderful and lovely validation that our words and thoughts are reflected in our reality!

So then, I decided to throw a manifestation party on July 19, 2009, just for my friends and Mastermind Group. Well, that turned out its own share of successes as well. One participant asked for a car that she could afford, and within 3 weeks, she got one. It was even the same color and model as some of us had envisioned in our minds (a blue BMW). It was also less expensive than a used car she bought 10 years ago. Another participant was trying to sell her house and move to Colorado. She asked the Universe to sell her house within 30 days, and for a price she loved, so that she could be ensconced in Pueblo by 9/5/09. Well, 5 days after putting her house on the market, she got multiple offers, got a great price, and was in Colorado by the last week of August.

I felt so alive and vitally joyful the night of the party. I felt a true sense of communion and community with my fellow humans. I've never in my life wanted others to have what they truly wanted as I did that night. So, I decided to continue the experience and invited Theresa Hatcher to co-host another one with me for Sunday, October 18, 2009, at Pavia from 6pm to 9pm. We've got half our slots filled already, and I am so excited, I just can't wait. I love this work, I love this work, I love this work.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


When receiving Shiatsu, you keep your clothes on for the duration of the massage, and no oils or lotions are involved. We use a floor mat wherein both you and your massage therapist remove your shoes, heavy jewelry, and any belts. The massage itself contains softening, stretching, point work, joint rotation, and percussion. These styles are rhythmically performed over the entire body to restore and revitalize you. The full sequence of Shiatsu starts with you lying face down (prone) and ends with you lying face up (supine). At the end of this Shiatsu sequence, your entire body is restored from the top of your head to your smallest toe.

Shiatsu massage has many benefits, the most common being increased energy and circulation, a relaxed body and mind, and a feeling of overall balance. What drew me to this type of massage modality above all others was its effectiveness in helping and healing all body types, no matter the physical condition or state (unless extremely terminally ill or suffering from a disease that would be negatively enhanced due to this type of massage). It is a non-invasive, energizing, or relaxing massage, which leaves you satisfied whether you are in optimal health or ill health. Shiatsu helps you heal yourself with the aid of a massage therapist, and more than anything in the world, I enjoy being that aid.

Monday, September 28, 2009


The very first modality that I learned in massage school was Shiatsu, and I immediately fell in love with it. The innermost intention of this form of massage is to balance the body’s “chi,” or energetic life force. Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine, this type of healing taught us how to optimize our clients’ intake and utilization of energy, as well as prevent any reduction or imbalance.

In Shiatsu, we create this energy balance by using acupressure along the meridian lines and tsubo points on your body. Meridian lines are invisible. Each one has a certain number of points and is linked to a major organ in your body. For example, the urinary bladder meridian line starts right above the corner of your eye, wraps around the back of your head, down your back, and ends on the right side of your little toenail. There are twelve main meridian lines that flow throughout everyone’s bodies! They flow every day, all the time.

This style of massage also incorporates the Yin and Yang and Five Elements Theories. These theories emphasize even more the importance of balance in the body. For me, the concept of Yin and Yang used to enter my mind as simply a black and white hippie logo, so prominently seen on tie dyed T-shirts and yoga tank tops. However, when you look into the meaning of this theory, you see that those T-shirts are really displaying a powerful symbol. Yin means the dark side of the mountain (the black) and yang represents the side facing the sun (the white). The yang meridians on the body are on the side that is normally in the sun (your back) and the yin meridians are on the darker side (your front). Yin tends to be more feminine while yang tends to be more masculine. Every yin organ relates to a yang organ with a similar function. The yin organs are: lung, spleen, kidney, heart, and liver, while the yang organs are the large intestine, stomach, bladder, small intestine and gallbladder.

The Five Elements Theory, like Yin and Yang, also corresponds to a specific part of the body. In the Five Elements Theory, each element (water, wood, fire, earth, and metal) corresponds to a vital organ. For example, the element of water is associated with the kidneys, and the element of wood is associated with the liver. There are two cycles within the Five Elements Theory: the cycle of generation and the cycle of regulation. The first cycle occurs naturally, for example the water element (kidneys) supports the wood element (your liver), and the liver then supports the heart, which corresponds to the element of fire. This relationship continues in a cycle involving all five elements. Each element, corresponding to a certain body part, takes care of and balances another. You cannot have one without the other. When one body part is out of balance, the regulating cycle kicks in, where one body part or organ controls another. For example, the kidney (water element) controls the heart (fire element), and the heart (fire element) controls the lungs (metal element).

Shiatsu is a powerful form of massage that harnesses the Yin-Yang and Five Elements Theory with incredible intention. The benefits of receiving Shiatsu are endless, for the body is always changing, and sometimes needs a hand - a massage therapist’s hand! J - to help obtain and maintain that balance. I am excited to bring this form of massage to Pavia – and think I have finally convinced Mare to let me do it.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Fall into Pavia was a great time!

We had another one of our fun quarterly spa parties on Sunday, September 20, 2009. I had so much fun it should be illegal. Our guests enjoyed some whimsically-named services - I had a great time naming these: "Stick-Me" for Acupuncture, "Peel-Me" for the mini-facial, "Read-Me" for the mini-Tarot reading, "Wrap-Me" for the mini-Pumpkin Cream Body Wrap, "Me-Dogs-Are-Barking" for the mini-foot treatment, and "Forget-Me-Knots" for the mini-massage. I don't know how I'm supposed to top those names for the next party, although our delightful partygoers said to me, "Don't bother with new names. We won't remember the old ones!" Hee hee, our clients are so sweet.

Speaking of the next party, their suggestion is to do a post-holidays detox party in early to mid-January, and to have it be a "pajama party." Meaning, the guests wear pajamas, not the staff (right? That would be weird if we wore pajamas, too). I don't know, I may have too much of a stick up my butt about looking professional. Anyway, I have already come up with some fun detox mini-services, like a mini-weight loss hypnotherapy session, a mini-steam inhalation immunity massage treatment, and a detoxifying acupunture treatment. I am sure I will come up with more as time gets closer. If anyone has any ideas for names and/or treatments and/or future party themes, I am open to hearing them!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Welcome to the Pav Blog!

"You can't do everything by yourself."

How true that is, and I realized that it even applies to blogging. By blogging about Pavia all by myself, our readers are not getting a full picture of who we are, what we stand for, and what we're about - all they're doing is reading my musings, ravings, rantings, and stream-of-consciousness.

So I've asked my staff to join me in sending their thoughts and feelings out into the Ether, and I am pretty excited to read what they have to say myself. Stay tuned!