Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Thoughts of empathy and solidarity go out to the people affected by Sandy. Surreal scenes from the U.S. East Coast.

roof magic

The construction team members continue to work their magic on the roof of the Bliss Beach bar. Note the indigenous building techniques.

Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

plant as many good thoughts as you can

Do not worry at all about negative thoughts, and do not try to control them. All you have to do is begin to think good thoughts each day. Plant as many good thoughts as you can in each day. As you begin to think good thoughts you will attract more and more good thoughts, and eventually the good thoughts will wipe out the negative thoughts altogether.
- lessons from The Secret

Friday, October 26, 2012

adding the rafters

The construction team add the rustic rafters to the beach bar structure on Bliss Beach.

Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

raising the pole

Raising the central pole for the roof of the Bliss Beach bar. Measuring in at 37 feet, this central column that will support the thatched roof is over three stories tall!

Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

bliss beach bar

Construction of the Bliss Beach bar and eco lounge is advancing at a brisk pace...

Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

Monday, October 22, 2012

completely and utterly grateful

We can never bring anything to us unless we are grateful for what we have. In fact, if somebody was completely and utterly grateful for everything, they would never have to ask for anything, because it would be given to them before they even asked.

That is the power of Gratitude.
- lessons from The Secret

Sunday, October 21, 2012


You're broken
when your heart's not open
- Madonna. Lyrics from her song Frozen

bliss +1

As part of the of the greater beach bar project (coming December, 2012) we are adding beautiful new palapas to Bliss Beach.

The last photo is the magnificent view from the platform on which the new beach bar is being constructed. Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

quote of the day

sweet love

Lisa and Butters, our family chihuahua, have a sweet moment.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

fruits of her labor

This morning, Lisa brought samples of the fruits, veggies, and herbs she's growing organically in Paya's garden. In the photo above one can appreciate basil, cherry tomatoes, a sweet pepper, chili peppers, and chives. One goal of our Green and Organic effort is to supply our restaurant with as much locally grown, organic produce and herbs as we possibly can. A labor of love for our good health and our planet.

Monday, October 15, 2012

the exact frequency of having your desire

Do you know that as you try and work out "how" your desire will come about, you are actually pushing your desire away from you? As you try and work out "how" you can make your desire happen, you are sending a huge message to the Universe that you do not have your desire. And if you're not emanating the exact frequency of having your desire within you, how can the Universe possibly find your signal to deliver your desire?
- lessons from The Secret 


Felix Baumgartner's super-human feat.

One of Felix's drawings when he was five years old. Thoughts become things.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

happy aloe

This aloe is so happy with all the TLC it gets, it just up and bloomed! Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

Friday, October 12, 2012

keep moving

Keep your body moving and it will heal itself.
- Ancient Wisdom

golden moment

Paya Bay's snorkeling boat returns from a late afternoon snorkeling excursion to the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef.

Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

if you don't, then who will, sweetie?

This life is what you make it. Not matter what, you're going to mess up sometimes, it's a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you're going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends - they'll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything - they're your true best friends. Don't let go of them. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they'll come and go too. And babe, I hate to say it, most of them - actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can't give up because if you give up, you'll never find your soul mate. You'll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn't mean you're gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don't, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life's a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about.
- Marilyn Monroe

Thursday, October 11, 2012

happy trails

Lush, green sections of the Paya Trail. Magical...

Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

kansas state feedback

Dear Lurlene, Davinci and all the staff of Paya Bay,

As students of Architecture at Kansas State University, we are truly humbled by the amount of generosity, kindness, and hospitality your resort provided us during our journey to Roatan. We feel exceptionally lucky to have been able to enjoy the full experience of nature your resort provides. We highly commend your service, facility, and employees with the fondest of regards. Your willingness to open your doors to such a large group of students shows the care and understanding of the special kind of people who treated us so well. We feel blessed to have had the opportunity to interact with the entire family of Paya Bay. The security and comfort your lodging provided, combined with the tranquil grounds and exquisite dining, proved to each and every one of us to be the recipe for a world class resort.

We hope to provide the island of Roatan with the design and plans for a trauma center, and in doing so, hope that we may be able to visit your wonderful resort again. Thank you for the opportunity to experience the beautiful island and stay at Paya Bay. We hope to see you again soon.

Studio 73, Kansas State University
College of Architecture, Planning and Design

Monday, October 8, 2012


Ask, Believe, Receive - just three simple steps to create what you want. However, very often the second step, believe, can be the most difficult one. And yet it is the greatest step you will ever take. Believing contains no doubt. Believing does not waiver. Believing is absolute faith. Believing remains steadfast despite what is happening in the outside world.

When you master believing, you have mastered your life.
- lessons from The Secret

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Monday, October 1, 2012

your joy and your life lived fully

There is no doubt that when using the law of attraction for the good of everyone, you are connecting yourself to great power. However, the law is also available to you individually so that you may live your life to the fullest. When you live your life to the fullest you have so much more to give others.

Your pain and misery does not help the world. But your joy and your life lived fully uplifts the world.
- lessons from The Secret