Part Of Healing at The Golden Door Spa in California Is its Philanthropy + Gaia Caretaker Mission

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A 7-night stay at The Golden Door spa will cost you $9650, not including gratuities. You will be surrounded by 600 acres of native hills, meadows, Japanese gardens and citrus groves. At your disposal are 12 mountain or meadow hikes; 7 world class gyms; 2 swimming pools, 2 labyrinths, 5 acres of bio-intensive gardens and more.

The list of Golden Door facilities and amenities continues, bur one of the most important life-centering, healing experiences isn’t quantified. Surely The Golden Door’s philanthropy mission is not experienced to the same degree by every guest. And many of the spa’s guests are world-prominent philanthropists and big givers themselves.

The Cleveland Clinic confirms that health benefits associated with giving include:: 1) Lower blood pressure, 2) Increased self-esteem, 3) Less depression, 4) Lower stress levels, 5) Longer life, and 6) Greater happiness.

The Golden Door’s activities and treatment platform are designed to activate higher levels of ‘feel good’ chemicals like serotonin, dopamine and oxytocin in the brains of clients. One can’t isolate how knowing that 100% of all net profits from The Golden Door support charities working with victims of abuse. Recipients include the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Whole Planet and the I Have a Dream Foundation.

When Joanne Conway — a 22-time Golden Door guest and wife of Carlyle Group founder Bill Conway — acquired The Golden Door in 2012 for $25 million, she was determined to return the spa to all its glory. Conway hired fashion industry veteran Kathy Van Ness as COO and General Manager of The Golden Door in August 2013.

The two women have not looked back. They closed the spa’s doors for two years and a $15 million renovation. Departures shared the reopening story in July 2015. Bloomberg profiled The Golden Door in May 2018.

The Golden Door Spa California

The Golden Door Spa California

On the topic of Sustainability, a topic in about 30% of articles written at AOC these days, The Golden Door has an articulated policy:

There are people in this region who believe there is magic in the mountains that surround Golden Door. We think that magic is simply the increasingly rare experience of earth that is understood to be both national patrimony and the future of us all. We take only what we need from the land and are committed to giving back as much. This land is magical. And we intend to keep it that way.

Most recently Golden Door Farms has transplanted thirty-five 30-year-old Manzanillo olive trees from a commercial orchard, added 131-acres of citrus groves to the brand’s agricultural holdings and brought a new life to over seventy-five acres of now fruitful avocado groves. La Jolla Mom shares news of the grand opening of The Golden Door’s new organic farm stand.

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White Nationalist James Fields Jr, Heather Heyer's Charlottesville Assasin, Sentenced To Life In Prison

James Fields, Jr., the white supremacist who murdered Heather Heyer and injured dozens of others driving his Dodge Challenger into a crowd of peaceful demonstrators in Charlottesville on August 12, 2017 has received a life sentence in federal prison.

Prosecutors had argued that Mr. Fields’s racist, anti-Semitic beliefs motivated his decision to attend the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville and use his automobile in an act of domestic terrorism. Thomas T. Cullen, the United States attorney for the Western District of Virginia, said after hearing the sentence that the case set a precedent for future instances of domestic terrorism.

Mr. Fields was one of hundreds of young white supremacists who swarmed Charlottesville in August 2017, marching with tiki torches shouting “The Jews will not replace us.”

President Trump’s subsequent assertion that bad actors on “many sides’ were to blame for the violence in Charlottesville was reviled by millions of Americans.

James Fields, Jr. drives his Dodge Challenger into the Charlottesville crowd as it was disbanding, killing Heather Hyer and injuring many who protested against the white nationalists rally.

James Fields, Jr. drives his Dodge Challenger into the Charlottesville crowd as it was disbanding, killing Heather Hyer and injuring many who protested against the white nationalists rally.

Central Saint Martins Student Mi Zhou Creates Gorgeous Toiletry Packaging Made of Soap

Central Saint Martins Material Futures masters student Mi Zhou creates toiletry packaging made of soap.

Central Saint Martins Material Futures masters student Mi Zhou creates toiletry packaging made of soap.

Central Saint Martins student Mi Zhou, a student in the premier design school’s Material Futures master’s degree program has brilliantly re-imagined the wasteful, earth-harming reality of most toiletry packaging by turning the vessels themselves into usable products. Zhou’s lotion, soap, and shampoo containers are made of soap.

Not content to rest on her already first-class sustainability laurels, Zhou’s translucent soap containers are sophisticated, luxurious-looking containers that strongly resemble perfume bottles and powder boxes. Simply fabulous!

To fully execute her concept Zhou consulted with Yanhao Shi, a soap artisan, and Luis Spitz, an expert in the soap industry. Read more about Zhou’s project on the Central Saint Martins Material Futures catalog.

Central Saint Martins Material Futures masters student Mi Zhou creates toiletry packaging made of soap.

Central Saint Martins Material Futures masters student Mi Zhou creates toiletry packaging made of soap.

Central Saint Martins Material Futures masters student Mi Zhou creates toiletry packaging made of soap.

Central Saint Martins Material Futures masters student Mi Zhou creates toiletry packaging made of soap.