Most Christmas parties center on revelry, theme costumes, and flowing alcohol that would leave you with the worst hangover the morning after. Fortunately, the recent shindig organized by Friendly Alliances and Media Expression (FAME) Inc. was a breath of fresh air.
FAME Media Appreciation Night, held for media partners, bloggers and contributors in Trianon Plenary Hall in Makati, focused on physical, mental and emotional wellness. As FAME publishes Zen Health, Health and Lifestyle, DiabetEASE, and Travel Plus Magazines, one can expect nothing less.
Guests were treated to a lovely dinner and freebies, including free treatments at a nail spa station and cups of super food-enriched coffee (a lot healthier than fizzy drinks or cocktails) throughout the night.
The get-together also served as a media launch for the company’s newest branch – FAME Leaders’ Academy (FLA), an institute that aims to be a topnotch learning provider for organizations to develop their people’s skills, both personal and professional.
Guests were also treated to short lifestyle and wellness talks by FLA Dean Hudson Pelayo, as well as two FLA faculty members: Asian Institute of Lifestyle Medicine founder Dr. Blecenda Varona and international motivational speaker and life coach Richard Tamayo.
A Gift to Give Yourself
Life coach Richard Tamayo’s short talk focused on stress management and emotional wellness – a topic that’s very fitting amid the Holiday hustle and bustle, and just before people try to draft resolutions for the upcoming year.
Did you know that compared to cooler heads, hotheads are six times more likely to suffer heart attacks by age 55? Now that’s one thing to consider before letting rage get the best of you when another driver cuts your lane!
Tamayo also talked about the emotional dangers of resentment and being unforgiving. Other people may have done you wrong, but it’s always your choice if you want that mishap to affect how you live for the rest of your life. As a quotation from an unknown author goes, “Resentment is like a glass of poison that a man drinks, then he sits down and waits for his enemy to die.”
In the end, no matter how much time you spend working out in the gym, or how many servings of fresh fruits and vegetables you get everyday, it wouldn’t do much good if your system is flooded with bitterness and negativity.
“To forgive is to set a prisoner free… and to discover that the prisoner was you.” As we bid goodbye to 2018, it’s a good time to let go of unnecessary baggage and welcome a fresh and healthy start for the coming year.
The FAME Media Appreciation Night was made possible by Accuchek, Jimms Coffee, Sleepwell, Holistix Inc., His & Hers (nails & others), The Zen Institute, Sante Barley MAX, and Calcium Cee.