Thursday, August 8, 2013

Everything in moderation...

…including moderation.

I just returned from my maiden voyage to Vegas. It has never been on my bucket list as a desired destination and I certainly have never been envious of friends who have gone there before me.

Marty and I arrived late last Thursday evening, and Marty (bless her heart) knew exactly what to do.  She has been there a few times and so knew the ropes.  I was like a deer in the headlights for a good day and a half – absolutely overwhelmed by the sights, sounds, scents, size, and seduction of it all. I felt like a fish out of water and resolutely made up my mind that I would never, ever, ever, go back.  How was I going to get through the next five days?  What had I signed up for? How was I going to live up to being an adventurous member of the Buns and Marty duo?

Well, I decided that Vegas was going to be my playground for being with “what is”. In truth, it needn’t matter what is going on around me, how loud, decadent, plastic, and outrageous my environment is, as long as I remain connected.  (Call me crazy, but I actually did a meditation every morning for 20 minutes to remain calm.)

Once I decided not to argue with my reality (although one could argue that reality doesn’t even exist there!), I melted into the experience and got a lot out of it – things I never expected…

My first Cirque de Soleil experiences – “O” and “One”.  Fantastic.  It took me back to my gymnastics and springboard diving days and I marveled at what those cast members did to amaze. It was mastery at all levels. 

In fact, there were masters of pretty well everything you can imagine.  We were actually there to further our own mastery of our Isagenix business and so we surrounded ourselves with those who have gone before us and have done very well.

Vegas is so over the top that it would take pages to describe it accurately.  What I can tell you is what I learned – in no particular order…

You need your own mouthpiece when you smoke a hookah in the Rhumbar at the Mirage.

You need to take tissues and wear waterproof mascara to Michael Jackson “One”.  Who knew?

You must try my new favourite drink at Hyde in The Bellagio… The Love Unit.  Seriously the first drink that I would give up wine for for the rest of my life.

And for you chocolate lovers out there… Marty was determined to get me to her favourite chocolatier and I am so glad she persisted… Seriously decadent and fabulous…

And we didn’t do too badly with the shopping either.  Advance research took us to the North outlet mall and we found some treasures – my favourite being the cutest skirt that you can wear 100 different ways.  It’s a brilliant design so of course we bought two.  Each.

Lounging poolside at the Mirage with a huge mural of George Harrison looming above didn’t hurt at all.

These are just a smattering of the extra-curricular activities that we enjoyed while immersing ourselves in furthering our business. Included in all this impressive show of mastery is our own company and what they provide by way of top-notch health and wellness products, training, a caring culture, and the ability for us to make a living, make an impact, and leave a legacy. No small feats but entirely possible.

I’m so glad I went to Vegas. I brought home belief, hope, awe, gratitude for my friends who were there, and a renewed sense of adventure.

For a taste of the good life go here:

Branded by Vegas*

With love,


*I actually was branded by Vegas… we were out walking one night and our feet started hurting so we went barefoot.  That was fine until I stepped on a cigarette butt that hadn’t gone out.  Ouch!

1 comment:

  1. your Vegas journey brought back memories of my own trip there. A fascinating,mind boggling kaleidoscope of colours, images, and sounds. An awesome experience, not for the faint of heart.

    Glad you were able to dive in and enjoy yourself.

    Love your story.