Doctor Steven Strange was regarded as one of the most competent neurosurgeons in the world before a car accident caused extensive nerve damage to his hands, making it impossible for him to continue. However, his search for a cure led to Strange finding a whole new use for those magic hands of his: wielding… well… actual magic.

In learning to overcome the tragedy of his injuries, he also learns how to be truly selfless and care about his fellow man. That’s an extremely positive message for anybody whose life may have been turned upside-down by an unexpected and seemingly negative change to their circumstances.

Joanne M. Weselby

As a Wellness Advocate plus owning/working in a spa, I get to hear many things about how folks feel… Because we offer products and services for self care and beauty there are also expressions of inadequacy regarding one’s physical form. I find myself assuring many that is not how I view them (if it matters) and that they have something that is rare, fragile and treasured…


… One client has the most endearing stories to share about her arthritic hands… One finger in particular has it’s own name and demeanor! I hope to feature her story in a blog soon (and perhaps those of many of our clients whose beauty they may not have noticed otherwise)…

CLICK IMAGE to book the most AMAZING mani/pedi with our licensed cosmetologist, Brandie Wick!!

A woman’s hands can tell the world a lot about the life she’s lived. The way she keeps and carries her hands throughout her life is highly personal — callouses, freckles, go-to gestures and injuries all tell their own stories.

Like the rest of a woman’s body, her hands change with time. With each passing day, the stories they tell become more detailed, more nuanced to personal experiences. They become the physical manifestation of a woman’s strength and achievements, and the result can be stunning.

Eleanor Roosevelt once remarked, “Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.” Take a look at an older woman’s hands and you’ll see just that.

Rebecca Adams and Damon Dahlen
(my mother Marietta (four days before she passed) embraced by me, grand-daughter Jasper and great grand-granddaughter Aveily).

Her hands held me gently from the day I took my first breath.
Her hands helped to guide me as I took my first step.
Her hands held me close when the tears would start to fall.
Her hands were quick to show me that she would take care of it all.

Her hands were there to brush my hair, or straighten a wayward bow.
Her hands were often there to comfort the hurts that didn’t always show.
Her hands helped hold the stars in place, and encouraged me to reach.
Her hands would clap and cheer and praise when I captured them at length.

Her hands would also push me, though not down or in harm’s way.
Her hands would punctuate the words, just do what I say.
Her hands sometimes had to discipline, to help bend this young tree.
Her hands would shape and mold me into all she knew I could be.

Her hands are now twisting with age and years of work,
Her hand now needs my gentle touch to rub away the hurt.
Her hands are more beautiful than anything can be.
Her hands are the reason I am me.

Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/her-hands

As an empath, I typically avoid social situations like going into stores or public events because the “fear/frustration” energy of the day is overwhelming. It was a big step leaving my 20 some years as a secluded lab rat (B.S. in microbiology/med-tech) into the world of being spa owner… Being the “face behind the counter” began January 2020, and every moment has been cherished!!

The clients of the spa are exceptional and I quite enjoy their company!

Recently, I braved a larger store (instead of using “drive and go”) and encountered many overwhelmed customers and employees… You don’t have to be an empath to be influenced by negativity these days? It is SO EASY to become irritable and I find gestures of kindness a critical element missing in the lives of most so choose to leave them with a patient smile and words of encouragement. Why? Obviously they are feeling as if what they are doing isn’t good enough.


CLICK IMAGE for full article “The Psychology Behind Never Feeling Good Enough” by Elizabeth Kasujja

If you are anything like me, there have been points in your life where you never seem to feel good enough. Maybe you also directly and regularly tell yourself: I’m not good enough. I’m not smart, skilled, capable, talented, attractive or thin enough. Maybe the question “Am I good enough?” is something that you ask yourself daily. You don’t pursue a promotion at work, or apply for available opportunities. You won’t get it anyway. You remain in unfulfilling relationships. It’s what you deserve. You let people cross your boundaries. Why would you stand up for yourself?

Sometimes the pressure comes from peers, family, work, and society in general, and it is enough to make us feel completely broken inside. If we don’t have the “right” job, relationship, lifestyle, etc, within a certain time frame, we assume we’re just “not good enough.” I hear about this kind of self-defeating mindset on a daily basis, and like I said, I am not immune either.

Elizabeth Kasujja

It is no surprise that the #1 thing that people wish for (happiness) seems to be in rare form.

Everyone likes to live a happy life, filled with purpose, doing what you love, and surrounded by people you care about. Happiness seems to be straightforward at the first glance, but almost everybody becomes stuck at some point in their life, feeling lost and out of purpose, feeling miserable, and searching so desperately for happiness. 

Broadly speaking, we tend to be genuinely happy when in moments that make us feel like there is something to look forward to, or that they fill us with overwhelming gratitude.


You deserve to be appreciated for what you are doing and have done!

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At Stay Golden Sun Spa, we strive to make you feel like a treasure.


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As a Wellness Advocate and NLP Master Practitioner, I am here to help you learn the language of your mind and empower you as a “whole person”; spirit, mind, emotion, and body.

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