Thai Villa in Luxury Trisara Resort to Auction Online with No Reserve via Concierge Auctions & Prime Real Estate Phuket

Enter through the intricately carved Thai gates surrounded by lush palms, this expansive residence comprises two villas overlooking the Andaman Sea.

Enter through the intricately carved Thai gates surrounded by lush palms, this expansive residence comprises two villas overlooking the Andaman Sea.

Designed with different destination experiences within a large compound, the property provides a wide range of leisure and dining activities.

Designed with different destination experiences within a large compound, the property provides a wide range of leisure and dining activities.

Play host to a number of guests in a variety of indoor and outdoor living spaces, showcasing a gorgeous blend of Thai Lana inspired and Western architecture.

Play host to a number of guests in a variety of indoor and outdoor living spaces, showcasing a gorgeous blend of Thai Lana inspired and Western architecture.

The setting, space, and amenities will lull you into a state of solitude and relaxation.

The setting, space, and amenities will lull you into a state of solitude and relaxation.

Enjoy a refreshing dip in one of two villa infinity-edge pools and watch the spectacular view of the sun setting into the Andaman Sea or catch a glimpse of the yachts sailing by right in front of the villa.

Enjoy a refreshing dip in one of two villa infinity-edge pools and watch the spectacular view of the sun setting into the Andaman Sea or catch a glimpse of the yachts sailing by right in front of the villa.

This is an extraordinary opportunity to own a two-in-one oceanview villa in one of the most prestigious 5-star resorts in the world.”

— Lyndon Phillips, Listing Agent

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, March 8, 2021 / — Located within an exclusive enclave with expansive sea views, one of Asia’s premier oceanfront estates will auction online this month via Concierge Auctions in cooperation with Lyndon Phillips of Prime Real Estate Phuket. Villa Siam, currently listed at $18 million and previously offered at $28 million will sell No Reserve to the highest bidder. Bidding will be held 25–30 March via Concierge Auctions’ online marketplace,, allowing buyers to bid digitally from anywhere in the world.

Designed with different destination experiences within a large compound, the property provides a wide range of leisure and dining activities. Able to host a number of guests in a variety of indoor and outdoor living spaces, the estate showcases a gorgeous blend of Thai Lana inspired and Western architecture. Savor delicious Western and Thai meals conceived by a private chef and served by candlelight under the stars. Two infinity-edge pools offer spectacular views of the sun setting into the Andaman Sea or yachts sailing by right in front of the villa. Additional features include private, gated entries; hardwood floors and tropical wood ceilings; a vast master sanctuary with multiple sitting areas, a massive spa bath with dual steam shower, and a terrace with views of the pool and ocean; seamless indoor-outdoor flow; private chefs who cook both Thai and Western cuisine; two modern, well-appointed kitchens; an ultra spacious gym room with sea view; multiple covered outdoor seating areas—in addition to the five-star amenities at Trisara Phuket: Fitness center with tennis courts, boxing ring, and in-house yoga instructors; kids clubhouse; complimentary water equipment including kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and snorkeling gear; a private white sand beach; swimming pool and sun lounge; cooking classes; spa; in-villa meals; multiple dining options; private 30-minute chartered tours over majestic Phang Nga Bay; and in-villa housekeepers.

“With spectacular ocean views and numerous places to relax both indoors and out, Villa Siam captures an essence of luxury and privacy that is immeasurable,” stated Phillips. “This is an extraordinary opportunity to own a two-in-one oceanview villa in one of the most prestigious 5-star resorts in the world, and I’m eager to yet again work with Concierge Auctions and their vast database of global buyers to secure another new owner for a property in Trisara.”

Trisara is within 25 minutes of two championship golf courses, with the island boasting a total of seven full, testing courses. For the boating enthusiast, four truly international fully equipped marinas are within 30 minutes. Phuket Town, its Sino Portuguese history and architecture, bustling markets and nightlife is 45 minute drive. Additionally, reputable healthcare services are available at the Bangkok Phuket hospital, just 35 minutes away.

Villa Siam is available for showings by appointment. As part of Concierge Auctions' Key for Key® giving program in partnership with Giveback Homes, the closing will result in a new home built for a family in need.

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Concierge Auctions is the largest luxury real estate marketplace in the world, powered by state-of-the-art technology. Since its inception in 2008, the firm has generated billions of dollars in sales, broken world records for the highest-priced homes ever achieved at auction, and is active in 44 U.S. states/territories and 31 countries. Concierge curates the most prestigious properties globally, matches them with qualified buyers, and facilitates transparent, market-driven transactions in an expedited time frame. The firm owns the most comprehensive and intelligent database of high-net-worth real estate buyers and sellers in the industry. As a six-time honoree to the annual Inc. Magazine list of America's fastest-growing companies, it now joins the Inc5000 Hall of Fame; was named No. 38 on the 2018 Entrepreneur 360™ List recognizing 360 small businesses every year that are mastering the art of and science of growing a business in the areas of impact, innovation, growth, leadership, and business valuation; and has contributed more than 200 homes to-date as part of its Key for Key® giving program in partnership with Giveback Homes™, which guarantees that for every property the company sells, a new home will be built for a family in need. For more information visit

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Non-Fiction Books Industry Trends Like Print-On-Demand Orders Help Meet The Exact Needs Of The Market

Non-Fiction Books Market Report 2021: COVID 19 Impact And Recovery To 2030

Non-Fiction Books Global Market Report 2021: COVID 19 Impact And Recovery To 2030

The Business Research Company’s Non-Fiction Books Global Market Report 2021: COVID 19 Impact and Recovery to 2030

LONDON, GREATER LONDON, UK, March 8, 2021 / — Our reports have been revised for market size, forecasts, and strategies to take on 2021 after the COVID-19 impact:

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Print-on-demand orders will create lucrative opportunities for leading vendors operating in the market as this helps in printing books which are of demand and that meets the exact needs of the market. Print-on-demand offers many advantages to the market and remains as an important option that overcomes risking investment over a big press run by allowing authors to offer a print book. The demand for the idea/book is tested using the print-on-demand option and also the investment that could have been spent on a press run for other crucial steps like cover design and editing is saved thereby saving costs of inventory management. The African government is committed to using green technologies and innovative solutions to help protect our planet, and print-on-demand is one among them. In October 2018, self-publishing service Draft2Digital announced the launch of their new print-on-demand service, D2D Print, which makes it easier for authors to expand their catalogs to include paperback books with just a few clicks.

Major players covered in the global non-fiction books market are HarperCollins, Bloomsbury, Scholastic, Pearson, McGraw-Hill Publications, Penguin Random House, Hachette Livre, Thomas Reuters, Elsiever.

The global non-fiction books market size is expected to grow from $24.27 billion in 2020 to $26.81 billion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.5%. The growth is mainly due to the companies rearranging their operations and recovering from the COVID-19 impact, which had earlier led to restrictive containment measures involving social distancing, remote working, and the closure of commercial activities that resulted in operational challenges. The market is expected to reach $35.65 billion in 2025 at a CAGR of 7.4%.

TBRC’s non-fiction books market research report is segmented by type into the e-books industry, printed books, audio books and by category into religion, travel, biography, history/law/political science, business/economics, cooking/entertainment, computers, crafts/antiques/hobbies/games; performing arts; others by distribution channel into online sales; bookstores; direct sales.

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Mövenpick Hotel Doha: Small Changes Have Ripple Effects in Communities

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“Even small changes can be regarded as important as the ripple effect can be extremely valuable," said Sami Aawar, General Manager.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, March 6, 2021 / — Green Globe member Mövenpick Hotel Doha continues to improve its sustainability performance. Green practices at the property focus on lowering energy and water consumption, reducing waste and lowering its carbon footprint.

Sustainable Operations
Every year the hotel aims to reduce its overall energy and water consumption. During 2020, total energy consumption per available room in the hotel was reduced by 1% and the total water consumption reduced per guest by 12% as compared to the previous year, 2019.

“I believe that even small changes can be regarded as important as the ripple effect can be extremely valuable. Sustainability is more than just energy conservation or recycling, it’s about sustaining communities for tourism,” said Sami Aawar, General Manager at the property.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Although guest numbers were affected by the pandemic last year, the hotel was able to greatly improve its waste management efforts and reduce total waste volume in the 2019/2020 period. Most notably, 2,159 kilograms of cardboard material and 678 litres of cooking oil was recycled along with 7,928 kilograms of discarded plastic bottles. The number of cans and wrappers recycled in 2020 was also significantly higher than previous years.

To decrease plastic waste, single use plastic items like straws, cups and bags have been replaced with more environmentally friendly alternatives including paper and aluminium for food and beverage related services. The hotel has ceased purchasing many goods packaged in single use plastics with the exception of amenities and bottled mineral water. Management and staff members are currently working on sourcing eco-friendly dispensers for amenities and glass bottles for drinking water.

Green Transportation
Mövenpick Hotel Doha strongly encourages guests and staff alike to travel by public transportation to reduce air pollution caused by fossil fuel emissions. Rather than using private vehicles, guests can opt to take the Doha Metro network and buses with accessible stations located within walking distance from the hotel. Upon request, the hotel reception can also arrange transfers to and from the airport as well as other destinations.

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Plate Nextdoor and Wellable Partner to Provide Cultural Experiences in the Workplace

Plate Nextdoor participants learn the steps during a global cooking class.

Plate Nextdoor offers in-person and virtual global cooking classes and private events.

Wellable will offer team-building cultural and healthy cooking classes with partner Plate Nextdoor.

NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS, UNITED STATES, March 5, 2021 / — Plate Nextdoor, a Boston-based start-up that specializes in global cooking, beverage, and baking events, is partnering with Wellable to provide another option to build community and culture in the workplace.

Wellable, a technology and service company that provides employee wellness benefits to corporations, commercial offices, residential properties, and health insurance companies, found Plate Nextdoor’s cultural and skill-based cooking classes to be in line with their clients’ needs.

Plate Nextdoor provides experiences in global cooking and baking, with instructors around the globe. With the pandemic, many events went virtual, with instructors cooking in their home kitchens with a two-camera set-up. Instructors often cook along with their participants, making it an immersive experience. Classes are aided by storytelling from the instructor about the food’s origins and cultural significance.

“When a country has a racially and ethnically diverse population,” says Plate Nextdoor CEO Supriya Shekar, “it becomes more important for people to understand each other's set of views to live and work in harmony. The partnership with Wellable will help strengthen their clients’ workplaces with team building and an appreciation for cultures outside of their own.”

There is an entire calendar of virtual events by Plate Nextdoor planned for this year’s partnership with Wellable, with a focus on healthy cooking and holiday-themed events.

“We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Plate Nextdoor to offer our clients the opportunity to partake in cultural cooking classes. Plate Nextdoor’s variety of class types and skilled artisan cooks is the perfect complement to Wellable’s already established corporate wellness solutions like wellness challenges, fitness classes, and health coaching,” says Wellable’s Director of Tenant Experience Lyndsey Morash. “Expanding our food and nutrition options with a company like Plate Nextdoor, at a time when more people are cooking at home and need recipe inspiration, is a great win for our health-minded clients looking for innovative and engaging wellness benefits.”

The partnership between Wellable and Plate Nextdoor began in June 2020, as more events were going virtual. Plate Nextdoor has hosted classes for Wellable’s clients, including a session on making Japanese Okonomiyaki (a savory pancake), and a Mardi Gras cooking party where Wellable’s clients learned about New Orleans’ cuisine and culture, and its famous “Hurricane” cocktail.

Private virtual events can be scheduled with Plate Nextdoor. For more information, contact

About Plate Nextdoor
Plate Nextdoor offers opportunities to build communities and educate people on cultural diversity with virtual classes in food, art, music and more, taught by a diverse and talented group of instructors. The start-up, based in Boston, initially hosted in-home cooking classes and in-person events. Now, more of the instruction is going online — and not just because of Covid-19. The organization aims to grow its reach nationally, and eventually globally, bringing people all around the world together to experience unfamiliar cultures. Visit Plate Nextdoor online at

About Wellable
Wellable is a wellness technology platform that enables organizations to create programs that help employees thrive by engaging them in holistic well-being educational modules and activities. Wellable supplements its digital experience with virtual and on-site services and rewards administration to maximize engagement, resulting in a healthier, happier, and more productive workforce and greater business success. Wellable works with employers, health plans, and properties of all sizes across the world and has active users in more than 33 different countries. Visit Wellable online at

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Part My Day Available for Download Now; Application Set to Revolutionize How People Explore the World Online

BERLIN, GERMANY, March 5, 2021 / — Travel is one of the most frequently cited activities that the average person would like the opportunity to do more of, however for various reasons cannot. Often time and money are cited as holding back that dream for many.

But a new application launched by FroXx, is set to change that by creating an immersive experience that can allow users to become immersed in exotic lands alongside locals, and without ever leaving the couch.

Part My Day is available for download now on the Apple store and the Google Play store.

“Especially in 2020, we have all seen the need to be able to connect with others shifting to remote and online solutions,” said Vasile Nedelcu, FroXx Chief technologist. “With this application we want to take simple interactions with others to another level. Part My Day is more than just a way to video chat with others, it is a way to explore events and locations anywhere in the world, safely and easily.”

The application connects an “explorer” with a “host” to experience joyful moments for any kind of interesting events, from a cooking lesson to a tour of an ancient temple.
Nedelcu led the development team and sees an endless amount of uses for the platform.

“The ability to connect with others in a meaningful way has been so badly compromised this year, I wanted to design an experience that gives users the ability to actually feel like they are there traveling with their host. And there are so many ways such moments or events can enhance the lives of both the hosts and the explorers.”

While the use of one-to-one and group video chat software has exploded in the last year, no platform offers the ability for users to quickly and easily create a virtual experience that can be shared with others that have the same interest.

And Part My Day creates a richer experience than a standard video chat by allowing the interaction in a group setting and allows interaction closer to an in-person experience, through real time one-to-one communication, within reach almost anywhere you can go in the world.

“It is one thing to see the ancient ruins of a city and hear about the civilization,” he said. “It is quite another to be immersed in the past culture and understand their way of life and the events that led up to the fall of that civilization. Through Part My Day virtual visitors have the opportunity to experience wonders of different places, walking away with more knowledge about the location more than the tour guide or a teacher in a classroom with a traditional history lesson could ever provide.”

After download setting up the application is effortless. The user can enter into explorer or host mode.

As an explorer the user selects a category of interest. At launch Part My Day had approximately 20 event categories, within each explorers’ list the details, including price, of their event.
“One of the most innovative features,” Nedelcu said. “Is the ability for a user to quickly and easily set up an immersive mobile experience and execute it in a way that can be profitable.”

Session costs are set by the host, but Nedelcu said he expects an important number of free experiences may be available to explorers.

“Maybe you want to show a friend around a park in your new neighborhood,” Nedelcu said. “This application is perfect for that, but that is not a situation where you would charge an event fee. Nevertheless, if you have an engine repair class attended by a lot of people interested in learning; perhaps that is a situation where you may charge a few dollars a one-to-one session and make a little profit.”

For more information about FroXx visit

About FroXx GmbH
FroXx GmbH is a startup launched in the Greater Berlin Germany area in July of 2020 after months of development into the Part My Day mobile application. The company looks for solutions for digitization and preparation for the requirements of Industry 4.0, both in product and service development, 3D remote services and in consulting and system integration activities.
The vision of the company is to “merge” people, machines, technology, and processes in the Industry 4.0, facilitating an integrative interaction of people with technology within an organization.
FroXx considers the Digital Transformation a crucial component for advancements towards Industry 4.0.

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No time to cook dinner? Would you change your mind if you could put a meal on the table in ten minutes?

Pictures of prepared food dishes

The many choices from Emmy’s Handcrafted Meals

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We deliver more than just a cute face!

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Cure your Latin food hankering!

Enjoy locally made and delivered filet mignon, sesame chicken, enchilada rojas or steakhouse chili without having to cook it yourself.

This was not only delicious but by far the largest portions and most convenient. Everything was cooked perfectly. So nice to come home, not cook, and still have a home cooked meal.”

— Stacy Lademar

WESTLAKE, FL, UNITED STATES, March 3, 2021 / — Between busy jobs and kids schoolwork, many Palm Beach County families have little or no time for cooking meals, and instead eating junk food or the same old takeout — tacos, chicken nuggets, burgers, pizza. Home-cooked dinners, that used to be a priority, are becoming fewer and fewer at family dinner time.

In steps Emmy's Handcrafted Meals – Palm Beach County's new locally-sourced and locally-prepared food delivery company.

This one, though, is a bit different. Emmy's Handcrafted Meals offers a fully-prepared gourmet dinner kit ready to heat and serve – delivered to your doorstep each week. It launched in Palm Beach County in February.

The Westlake, FL company cooks and assembles locally-sourced goods that allow busy families to enjoy full-on dinners in about 10 minutes. The meals start at an affordable cost of $14.99 per person.

Emmy's Handcrafted Meals uses an online ordering service that accepts your meal order by Saturday night and then delivers your dinners, in refrigerated bags, from its Delray Beach headquarters each Wednesday. There's no subscription required, like many other plans, so customers don't need to use Emmy's Handcrafted Meals each week if their schedule and needs change.

Emmy’s remains committed to serving their community in a multitude of ways starting with offering all-inclusive pricing on local delivery orders and a presence at local community and non-profit events.

They are also committed to giving back to their community by donating a portion of their proceeds to Feeding South Florida. So, every purchase you make will also help in making the difference in eliminating food-insecurity for fellow South Floridians.

Emmy’s Handcrafted Meals and online order system can be found at and you can contact them at 561-285-7634 or

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Little Kitchen Academy Announces Launch of The Little Kitchen Academy Child Safe Knife by PRISE

Little Kitchen Academy logo with black bird

Montessori-inspired cooking school for children

Image of the Prise, Inc., company logo next to an image of the Little Kitchen Academy child safe knife made of wood with the Little Kitchen Academy bird signet/logo in black

Prise, Inc., logo and image of the Little Kitchen Academy Child Safe Knife with logo

Image of a Little Kitchen Academy student (young Asian girl age 4) wearing a white chef coat cutting with the Little Kitchen Academy Child Safe Knife made of wood

Little Kitchen Academy student (young Asian girl) wearing a chef coat cutting with the Little Kitchen Academy Child Safe Knife

PRISE Inc., joins the exclusive list of global brand partners: Iron Chef Cat Cora, BIRKENSTOCK, Emeco, ChopValue, AeroGarden, Welcome Industries, and Location3

The Little Kitchen Academy Child Safe Knife by PRISE gives our students the opportunity to learn professional knife skills with minimal risk.”

— Felicity Curin, Founder, President, and COO of Little Kitchen Academy

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA, March 2, 2021 / — Today Little Kitchen Academy (LKA), the first-of-its-kind, Montessori-inspired cooking academy for children ages three through teen, announced PRISE Inc. as its newest global brand partner. Located in Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada, PRISE Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is the social and professional integration of people removed from the labor market. An ideal philosophical complement to LKA’s inclusive and supportive environment, PRISE makes the clever, child-safe wooden knives used by all LKA students, which moving forward will exclusively be sold as the Little Kitchen Academy Child Safe Knife by PRISE, featuring the logos of both companies.

A staple at LKA, the PRISE wooden chopper is the first in a series of knives all students use that teach these burgeoning young chefs how to safely use a knife. “I’m so happy to partner with PRISE, a company doing so much good for their community, and to share their fantastic product with the world,” says Felicity Curin, Founder, President, and COO of Little Kitchen Academy. “Learning how to use a knife is one of the most foundational skills to acquire in cooking but has to be taught safely. The Little Kitchen Academy Child Safe Knife by PRISE gives our students the opportunity to learn professional knife skills with minimal risk.”

“We love Little Kitchen Academy and their commitment to ‘changing lives from scratch.’ Their mission to empower students to become independent, confident and socially-conscious through the acquisition of practical life skills is very much in line with what we do at PRISE, so it made perfect sense for us to partner with such a great company,” said Olivier Boisvert, PRISE Inc. General Manager.

The Little Kitchen Academy Child Safe Knife by PRISE is now available for purchase on, Etsy, and Amazon.

PRISE Inc. joins the impressive group of global partners hand-selected by Little Kitchen Academy:

• Celebrity Iron Chef Cat Cora – Cora serves as the company’s brand ambassador, honorary head of recipe development, and advisory board member.
• BIRKENSTOCK – Exclusive provider of kitchen shoes worn by all staff and students.
• AeroGarden – Exclusive provider of the living food wall and materials that provide students with fresh produce and herbs used in lesson recipes.
• Emeco – Exclusive provider of chairs made from recycled plastic bottles that students dine on around the community table at the end of each lesson.
• ChopValue – Exclusive provider of the proprietary community table made with more than 33,000 recycled chopsticks.
• Welcome Industries – Provider of educational cooking tools, including the measuring cups shaped like fractions that help students learn math.
• Location 3 – Exclusive global site selection and real estate partner.

States Brian Curin, CEO and Co-Founder of Little Kitchen Academy, “PRISE is a unique organization with a very important social mission, and we are proud to partner with them. These partnerships ensure each location will receive key products and support that help deliver the LKA experience and brand promise in every community on a global scale.”

Little Kitchen Academy’s flagship location opened in June 2019, with plans to open more than 400 global locations through 2025. LKA is currently seeking like-minded multi-unit franchisees and development partners based in AZ, CA, CO, FL, IL, NC, OR, TX, WA. Internationally, LKA is focused on expanding further into Canada, as well as Australia, India, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, MENA region, Spain, and the U.K.

About Little Kitchen Academy
Little Kitchen Academy (LKA) is the first-of-its-kind, Montessori-inspired cooking academy for kids ages three through teen, focused on providing a safe, inspiring, and empowering space for children to identify, develop and refine their senses. Based in Vancouver, Canada, the concept was co-founded by proven global brand and franchise expert and serial entrepreneur Brian Curin, his wife, Montessori-trained, culinary expert, and visionary Felicity Curin, and social impact investor and entrepreneur Praveen Varshney, on the belief that by empowering children with practical life skills and knowledge in a positive and joyful environment, they and their company will affect positive lifestyle changes that result in a healthier world. True to its mission, LKA lives to create a more educated, able and healthy society through mindful, healthy eating choices, and is committed to changing lives, from scratch to consumption. Part of that mission includes empowering students to learn how they can make the world a better place through How Can I Help by Little Kitchen Academy, LKA’s signature philanthropic program, supporting Chefs for Humanity, The Global FoodBanking Network, Kids Help Phone, and PHIT America. In addition to charitable partnerships, LKA has forged strategic global brand partnerships with Iron Chef Cat Cora, AeroGarden, BIRKENSTOCK, ChefWorks, Emeco, ChopValue, Welcome Industries, Location3, and PRISE Inc. Little Kitchen Academy’s flagship venue is located at 3744 West 10th Avenue in Vancouver, BC.

For a taste of Little Kitchen Academy, visit or join its communities on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

About PRISE Inc.
PRISE Inc. is a non-profit organization that offers people with various challenges in entering the labor market a six-month course in a manufacturing plant, supported by a team of trainers and counselors as they develop their potential and acquire social and personal stability.

To learn more about PRISE Inc., visit

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What is Enlightenment?

What is Enlightenment?

Dr. Robert Puff, Ph.D.

Hosted by Dr. Robert Puff, Ph.D.

Happiness Podcast

In the West, we often refer to enlightenment as self-actualization.

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA, USA, February 26, 2021 / — Enlightenment is a term that feels elusive for many. We may have images of a Hindu guru, sitting on top of a mountain contemplating the universe. Or a Buddhist monk living in a monastery, meditating daily. Or, maybe even in your own life, you’ve had moments that are intense or mystical and have caused you to feel enlightenment, just for a moment.

One of my favorite definitions of enlightenment is from Lao Tzu, who references enlightenment as the Tao. “The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao. The name that can be named is not the eternal name.”

This definition may not seem helpful if you’re seeking a more concrete definition of enlightenment is, versus what enlightenment is not. Today we’ll provide a more tangible definition of this feeling and existence.

In the West, we often refer to enlightenment as self-actualization. Whatever verbiage we use, the ultimate understanding of enlightenment is this: it’s the highest level we can reach as humans, in our lifetime. Whether it’s through our own experiences of living at such an exquisite level or someone else’s experience who’ve we met or read about, that seems to be flowing with life. These experiences can seem vague or unclear to those who haven’t experienced them firsthand. Is there a definition for enlightenment that is more tangible and allows us to know when we’ve reached the highest level of being?

Lao Tzu was correct in saying that enlightenment cannot be described, but I believe we can paint a picture of it. For example, if you’ve ever been to the Grand Canyon before, it’s hard to describe how vast and beautiful it is. But you might be able to paint a picture of it that will better capture its beauty. Today, I’m going to paint a picture of enlightenment.

Similar to the Grand Canyon, enlightenment is infinite and massive. And by painting enlightenment today, I’ll provide a clue into what enlightenment is. Through my journey in life, the most accurate definition of enlightenment I’ve found is this: enlightenment is the radical acceptance of what is.

So what does this mean, and how can I apply this to my life?

Let’s begin with the question: why do we struggle? We struggle because we fight against what is. What that means is, we may not like or be comfortable with what is happening right now in our lives or in the world, so we fight against it. We have expectations, desires, and fears about the way things should and should not go in our lives. And when our lives don’t go the way we expect them to, we get upset, angry, or sad and disrupt our inner peace. Our own expectations create discord and disharmony inside of us because life sometimes has other plans than the ones we’ve created. As a result, these negative emotions get in the way of our ability to simply flow with life.

Even when we’ve done everything we can to stay in control of everything, and life says ‘I’ve got other plans in mind,’ we find ourselves at a common crossroads – do we stay at peace and accept what is, or choose to fight against it?

The opportunity to choose radical acceptance presents itself several times throughout our days. And if we choose it, that path will create enlightenment or enlightened moments. If we ignore that path, we will face discontent and disrupted inner peace.

Let’s look at some examples to better illustrate enlightened moments and unenlightened moments, and examine how we can use radical acceptance to help our lives run better throughout the day.

Didn’t sleep well last night

There are some nights where it’s impossible to get a full eight hours. Let’s say, you wake up after only sleeping for two hours the night before. If you were to fight against this undesirable scenario your first thought may be “this is horrible” or “I’m going to be exhausted today, or get a headache later on.” These thoughts are so common, especially when we’re sleep-deprived.

If you lead with radical acceptance, your first thought may be “‘Oh, I didn’t sleep much last night, I wonder what today will look like. I’m okay right now, so I’ll just focus on this moment.” The key difference here is accepting what is out of your control.

Getting stuck in traffic on the way to work

Getting stuck in traffic is never fun, especially when you’re on your way to work. An unenlightened response to this situation may be wondering if you’re going to get in trouble, or ask the question “why me?” You may even beep your horn along with everyone else.

Leading with radical acceptance would look like accepting the fact that you’re going to be late, and there’s nothing you can do about it. Once you accept this fact, you can decide how you want to spend your extra 30 minutes. Instead of getting frustrated, you choose to listen to a podcast or listen to music to make the time more useful, and maybe even enjoyable.

When you arrive at work, you find out you’re getting laid off

This news is really tough, and of course, is going to cause some negative emotions. A person who is fighting against life may find themselves in a tailspin wondering if they’ll ever find work again or be able to pay their rent or mortgage. Someone who practices radical acceptance will also be sad or even angry. But, they are able to find rational thought in these moments – I need to pack up my things, I have enough money saved up for the essentials, and I’ll start looking for new work. They may even think that this moment could lead to a better opportunity or new adventure.

Your partner leaves you

This is devastating, no matter how often you practice radical acceptance. Negative emotions will come up no matter what. If you are someone who normally chooses to fight against life’s plans you may drink too much, or seek other unhealthy coping mechanisms to help ease the pain. If you choose radical acceptance, you will still feel anger and deep sadness. And through those feelings, you will still be able to take a breath, and focus on the moment. That may be as simple as cooking a meal or calling a friend. The key here is to take each moment as they come and do your best to get through it.

When we radically accept what is, we’re able to stop fighting life, and instead, flow with life. It’s not a state of passivity, but after we do what is in our control, we take a deep breath and do our best to accept the current situation, even if it wasn’t planned. This new thought process of knowing that we can handle anything that life throws at us will open us up to new opportunities. When a relationship ends, or we lose a job, we don’t force those doors to reopen, we seek new doors.

When we stop fighting what is, we start to experience life with a deep sense of peace. Radical acceptance presents the opportunity to look out at the world, in times of joy and disappointment, and say all is well.


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Moneypenny has devised some health and wellbeing tips to help beat the blues

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As a study shows that mental and physical health & support from organizations are important determinants of employees’ productivity, Moneypenny shares some tips

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, UNITED STATES, February 26, 2021 / — With a study showing that mental health, physical health, job characteristics, and support from organizations are the most important determinants of employees’ productivity, Moneypenny has devised some tips to help beat the blues.

The winter months are always difficult for companies and their staff, when energy levels naturally dip, and the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic restrictions mean it’s more important than ever to help staff combat the blues. Leading outsourced communications company, Moneypenny, is consistently recognized as a Best Company to Work For as it works hard to help its 1,000 staff feel happy and energised all year round, It has put together the following tips on how companies can help staff handle the winter blues:

1. Small acts of kindness. These have a big impact on employee well-being, so why not send out chocolate brownies or small gifts with a handwritten note to all employees? Moneypenny’s in-house video team put together personalised videos with birthday messages for staff and the senior management team often hand deliver flowers to employees doors, showing that the company really cares.

2. Positive Vibes. Sometimes it’s the small things that help most. Take a leaf out of Moneypenny’s book and set up a Page of Positivity on Workplace or Teams where staff can post uplifting or encouraging messages, such as 'Always be kind' as kindness spawns kindness.

3. Use the power of the voice. Your staff need to hear you and know that you are hearing them, especially when working remotely, so make sure you have two-way communication channels between managers and staff and use video and one-to-one calls to keep speaking to staff. Moneypenny’s famous receptionists know that we can pick up so much more from tone of voice, so you can spot if anyone is struggling with any issues.

4. Make it Physical. It’s well known that exercise can improve mental well-being, and while gyms may be shut, companies can still organize online exercise or yoga classes to get their staff moving.

5. Looking after the Mind. Now is the perfect time for companies to introduce initiatives to help staff maintain mental wellbeing. Consider introducing a meditation app to help with mindfulness, or a wellbeing group on Workplace or Teams. Moneypenny has also set up a help line for staff to call if they need any advice on any issues, such as family, stress, money, or even domestic abuse.

6. Use tech to bring staff together. If you are using Workplace from Facebook, or Teams, in addition to managing critical company updates or workflows, these tools can act as the office kitchen for employees to socialise. Moneypenny found that Workplace usage tripled through the move to remote working, as the need to stay connected has increased.

7. Organise some fun! Why should company celebrations be restricted to Christmas? Schedule in some non-work related social activities to keep staff going through the cold, dark winter months, such as cooking challenges and quiz nights.

About Moneypenny

Moneypenny is a leading provider of phone answering services, outsourced switchboard, live chat and customer contact solutions working with businesses of all shapes and sizes, from sole traders right up to multinational corporations. Moneypenny is the only US answering service that offers a virtual dedicated receptionist; briefed by you on your business needs, they will hand pick your perfect receptionist to look after your precious calls acting as part of your extended team exactly as they would if they were based in an office.

Moneypenny has over 1,000 staff based in Atlanta, GA, Charleston, SC and the UK. The company handles over 20 million calls and live chats for 21,000 businesses. Moneypenny is proud to have been part of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ six times.

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‘Soup-er’ Special Recipes for Those Cooking at Home During the Pandemic


10 Soups For All

Damien Pierre of Dami’s Famous Foods Releases New Cookbook
Featuring Delicious International Soup Recipes

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, February 25, 2021 / — Damien Pierre, author of “Eat Good, Feel Good,” has released a new soup-themed cookbook that is ideal for people cooking at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The book comes in both English and Spanish versions. The English version is titled “10 Soups for All” and the Spanish version is “10 Sopas Para Todos.”

“The great thing about this new book is that it features international soups and shows that every culture has a great soup or stew,” said Pierre, who is also the creator of Dami’s Famous BBQ Sauce, Dami’s Famous Foods, Dami’s Kitchen and Bachelor Cook TV.

The book includes recipes for such soups as Caribbean Cowheel Soup, Minestrone Soup, and many more. All the soups are quick and easy to make and also taste delicious.

“With people spending more time cooking at home having the same old, same old’ week after week can get tiring,” Pierre said. “The recipes in this book allow home chefs to change things up and create quick, delicious meals that their families will love.”

Eating soup also comes with several benefits. For example:

Soup can be a great way to warm up when the weather is cool

Soup is delicious and also healthy! In particular, soups can be a great way to ensure a person and their family get their daily quota of health-boosting veggies

Soup can be both inexpensive and easy to prepare – home chefs can even use a slow cooker to make preparing the meal even easier!

Soup is great for advanced meal preparation. For example, a person could cook a soup on the weekend, freeze it and have it later in the week for lunch or dinner

Soup is a great way to stay hydrated. Since a soup is mainly liquid it can make up for someone not drinking as much water or other liquid as they should during the day

Plus, soup can be great for the immune system! And we all know how important it is to maintain a strong immune system in today’s world. Soups are often filled with valuable vegetables and other ingredients that strengthen the immune system and help people fight off the cold or flu.

Studies have even shown that Chicken Soup, particularly a version that is loaded with fresh garlic, celery, carrots, and onions, can help prevent the common cold.

“10 Soups for All” is available at Amazon and other book-selling platforms like Apple, Barnes, And Noble (Nook), and Kobo. The book is also being made available to grocery stores that want to provide their customers with a valuable resource that can make mealtime easier and more fun.

Grocery stores, as well as retail merchandising companies, looking to offer this book, should call 800-874-2660 or email

The release of “10 Soups for All” or “10 Sopas Para Todos” is one of many exciting events happening at Dami’s Famous Foods. The company is introducing a new delivery service for those at home during the pandemic – It is also going to be revealing a new product and BBQ book.

Also, the company is relaunching its popular original recipe barbecue sauce, "Dami's Famous BBQ Sauce.” Pierre’s first book, "Eat Good, Feel Good" is also still available for sale at Amazon and other book-selling platforms. This book contains a mixture of vegetarian, low carb, low fat, and healthy recipes.

About his new soup cookbook, Pierre says: “Often, when people think of soup, they think of a hot, steamy dish only to be consumed when you are under the weather or if it’s cold outside. But the truth is soup is nourishing anytime and has restored my energy on numerous occasions throughout life.”

“Growing up, a hearty soup was a staple in our household,” Pierre said. “My family encouraged and exposed me to many different foods from a variety of cultures, and I learned that each has a specialty soup or stew for which they are known.”

Pierre created this new book to provide readers with inspiration, ideas, and encouragement that will allow them to create meals they and their families will love.

For more information about Damien Pierre or Dami’s Famous Foods, please visit or media contact Dana Schomp at (845) 597-1179.

About Damien Pierre
Damien Bernard Pierre began cooking at an early age for his family, and through doing so he educated himself on how to prepare many different cultural cuisines which developed his passion and love for food. Damien credits his Caribbean roots as the reason he cooks with a fusion twist.

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