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We Are TAO Newsletter / February 2015 / TAO Inspired Living

Greetings TAO Family and Friends!

February is upon us and the high season continues in the Riviera Maya. As you continue your journey towards spring the winter days can feel long and demanding. This gives us a wonderful chance to reflect on what we need most in times of stress and endurance.

The first Monday of the month (February 2, 2015) is a national holiday in honor of Constitution Day. Carnival celebrations kick off on the 26th in many destinations. In terms of the weather, this is generally one of the driest months of the year and temperatures are warming up.

February's Valentine's Day offers some solutions for stress management: the best prevention for exhaustion and the wear and tear of stress is to stay closely connected to the people, places and things you love most. Don't wait for special days, events or hard times to connect with the things that fill your heart. Keep your heart full.

Warm, festive and generous, this is how most foreigners who’ve had the opportunity to live for a while among us define Mexicans. They say that not only are we known for displaying our willingness to show affection, but also the need for feeling pampered by those closest to us.

Maybe that’s why we’ve embraced Valentine’s Day with such enthusiasm every February 14th, a date that many consider somewhat commercial, but one that we’ve enriched with our traditions as well as an original idea or two about how to show our love for someone, here in Mexico.

It’s true that celebrating this date has no connection with our history, but then again; love is a cause for celebration for all human beings and civilizations. And just as the Greeks and the Romans had deities that represented this feeling in all its various shades.

Once a week, spend a couple of hours in a place you love - this could be in nature, engaged in a sport or in a gallery. Once a week share a meal, in an intentional and spacious way, with someone you love (no rushing and no TV). Finally, be sure you find the signs and symbols of love that inspire you and keep the close. Placing a token rock, a meaningful photo, or a spiritual message somewhere that you will see it every day can make a difference and keep your attitude afloat.

My quote of the month: Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with another. - Thomas Merton.

Happy February everyone!

Isaac Henares
Operations Director

TAO Community Calendar / February 2015
New Year's Eve Party
World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day

February 4th

Cancer is the uncontrolled growth and spread of cells. It can affect almost any part of the body. The growths often invade surrounding tissue and can metastasize to distant sites. Many cancers can be prevented by avoiding exposure to common risk factors, such as tobacco smoke. In addition, a significant proportion of cancers can be cured, by surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy, especially if they are detected early


Carnival Dates in Mexico

February 11th-17th

Carnival ("Carnaval" in Spanish) is celebrated each spring in different destinations throughout Mexico. It is held the week before Ash Wednesday ("Miércoles de Ceniza") which marks the beginning of Lent, the period of sobriety before Easter. The dates of celebrations may vary a bit from destination to destination, but are always held prior to Ash Wednesday. Carnival festivities reach a peak the day before, which may be referred to as Mardi Gras, "Fat Tuesday," or "Martes de Carnaval".

Carnival Dates in Mexico
Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day

February 14th

Many people around the world celebrate Valentine’s Day by showing appreciation for the people they love or adore. Some people take their loved ones for a romantic dinner at a restaurant while others may choose this day to propose or get married. Many people give greeting cards, chocolates, jewelry or flowers, particularly roses, to their partners or admirers on Valentine’s Day.


Drink Wine Day

February 18th

A glass of wine a day keeps the cardiologist away, or so they say. That may be the reason there is such a thing as Drink Wine Day, but who’s to say we needed a reason to gurgle down a glass of our favourite zesty Bordeaux, anyway?

Drink Wine Day
International Mother Language Day

International Mother Language Day

February 21st

Languages are the most powerful instruments of preserving and developing our tangible and intangible heritage. All moves to promote the dissemination of mother tongues will serve not only to encourage linguistic diversity and multilingual education but also to develop fuller awareness of linguistic and cultural traditions throughout the world and to inspire solidarity based on understanding, tolerance and dialogue.


TAO Foundation

On Thursday the 26th of February we will be visiting the Mayan Community of Yaxché, located 45 minutes from the Mayan ruins of Cobá. The children are always delighted to see us, if you are interested in joining, please meet us at the TAO Wellness Center lobby at 8am.

More for infomation please contact Claudia directly at

TAO Foundation
Construction Site Progress

Construction Site Progress

Our website is updated every month with the latest photos of the evolution of TAO. Here you will be able to see the latest progress of the different Condo Buildings, Residences, Townhomes, Common areas and the Ocean Residences.

See the January 2015 Photo Gallery →


Ways to Save Water & Money

The truth is though that freshwater makes up a very small fraction of all the water on our planet. While nearly 70 percent of the world is covered by water, only 2.5 percent of it is fresh. The rest is saline and ocean-based. Even then, just 1 percent of our freshwater is easily accessible, with much of it trapped in glaciers and snowfields. In essence, only 0.007 percent of the planet’s water is available to fuel and feed its 6.8 billion people. – National Geographic

Read more here: 3 Ways to Save Water & Money →

Ways to Save Water & Money
Valentine's Day — TAO Homeowners Contest

Valentine’s Day

Send us a photo of you and your loved one to with a brief story of the most romantic thing that you or your partner did for each other. This contest starts on Wednesday 14th January and will close on the 1st February.

The winners will receive our NEW “Moon and Stars” massage. This exclusive massage will take place in your home. You have the choice between Aromatherapy, Zen, Holistic or Lomi-Lomi.

Read the details here →


Birthdays of the Month!

Birthdays of the Month!
Happy birthday! We hope that you have an amazing day!

*Please send us your birthday info to complete our database.

Heather Weldon 1st
Yusuf Suida 1st
Sam Sarandis 3rd
Marcus W Matzeit 4th
Carole Nap 5th
James L. Grant 7th
Frank Furnish 8th
Gail Mcmane 9th
Ian Wong 10th
Olivier Mayor 10th
William Gussow 13th
Julia Emilsson 13th
Allan Wong 14th
José Luis Cuevas Magaña 14th
Henry Ford Hubbard 15th
Harriet Lyons 16
Lois Kerr 21st
Mark Finlay 23rd
Stig Emilsson 23rd
Curtis E. Ransom 24th
Bruce Warner 25th
Linda Burdick 26th
Sinda Wood 27th
Betty J. Bishop Donellan 27th
Rosine Mcghee 28th
Ian Lawrence 29th


Carlos - HOA Manager
Ext. 28994
Darren - Customer Service / Social Media
Ext. 28995
Yatziri - Property Manager
Ext. 28996


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