Armand Alvarez

Armand Alvarez

Executive Director + Editor In Chief at The Hedonist Magazine

Every physical manifestation starts with an idea. Our thoughts trigger our emotions which determine how we feel. This, in turn, influences how we act and shapes our perspective on life. When we are aware of this, we can tap into our inner power to deliberately choose where to direct our

We often get caught in paying attention to labels and the opinions of others. The environment that we grew up in, the people we allow into our life, and our culture and society teach us information that becomes part of our belief system. Hence, we take the way we think

The word love has many connotations and we often use it in situations from a very conditional perspective. We can’t feel love in its purest state when we are angry, disappointed, or judging ourselves and others. However, recognizing and caring about how we feel will open the doors towards a

Words couldn’t describe the fireworks of emotions I felt when I first entered the interior of the Roman Catholic church known as La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. I froze like a statue standing still for a few minutes, then continued with tears in my eyes. I hesitated for a second…

Whether we want to discover our talents or we want the means to experience the lifestyle we dream of, we all are seeking the right professional path. Even as children, we were often asked questions such as: “Who you want to be when you grow up?” What if there is

From Japanese 信 (nobu) meaning “trust.” It took Robert De Niro four years to get Japanese Chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa to agree to partner in the opening of the first Nobu restaurant in New York City. It was perfect timing. The fusion of Chef Matsuhisa’s traditional sushi cuisine with new ingredients

All human beings are different and even when we seem to be alike, we all have unique dreams and aspirations. Our desires certainly do not define us, but like us and life itself, they are in a continual state of becoming. Everything changes and what is now will be different

It is easy to understand that as human beings we are mainly physically focused. As we walk through our existence, we are often caught up in our daily routines, looking at what is happening around us as the only reality that exists. What happens if we open our minds to

It is fascinating how diverse and unique our Universe is and as part of it, we are as well. We walk through our existence taking in everything, continuously building up a personal perspective of what our life is and our role in it. No matter what our situation is now,

We all want to experience abundance in all aspects of our life. We put ourselves into hard work and forced actions seeking for the life we consider is best, wishing to physically experience what we want in order to feel happiness and joy. This way, we condition our innate well-being