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Come Home to Nature – Albert & Michael – Saba Island Properties

Come Home to Nature - Albert & Michael Saba Island Properties


We’re honored that our article was published in Arianna Huntington’s — ‘Thrive Global’.
(A behavior change media and technology company intent on changing how we live and work
by how we take control of or lives.) Enjoy the read and please share it too. Thanks 
Albert & Michael

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When you come to Saba you’re immersed in Nature. You feel alive with its stunning, natural beauty. Your senses, heart and entire being fill with wonder and respect. And mostly… you feel at home with yourself and the world. Comfortable, invigorated, joyful.

Nature is an awakening. You find your way in nature and that means becoming a fully awakened human being.

Nature is all around you (even when you live in a city) and connecting with nature is a crucial and rewarding thing. Connecting is as easy as walking outdoors — gazing at the sky — feeling the sun on your face — smelling a flower.

Nature is a force and when you look at nature you also see balance; how it survives and also helps us to survive. If it gets disrupted, even destroyed, it heals. Doesn’t that happen to us too? Aren’t we all fragile and strong at once? Resilient, wild, abundant, resourceful, growing, changing, sustaining, nurturing, protecting, giving. What can you learn from nature?

If your environment is good, healthy, positive then your life benefits, as well as the lives of the people around you. Harmony and well being are part of nature’s precious gifts and it should be our innate and profound obligation to honor and protect nature as we live in it.

The world is in flux

More and more people are looking for a safe haven in a world that is changing and often, these days, can be frightening. Our deepest needs are not to manage the world; not to run nature for our personal profit but to care for it, to give back what we receive, to be generous not stingy, not to carelessly sell it off, overbuild and corrupt.

A home in nature (be it a small parcel of land, the state you live in or an entire country) is something we all can think about. The choices we make about how we treat the earth, creates the future for us all. People coming home to nature return to the beginnings of life. They see the essentials and values of life thriving and how it effects our families, relationships, jobs, the quality of daily living. That’s pretty important.

Why did we move here from New York City?

We wanted a better way of living and we found a home on Saba. We connected immediately to the natural splendor and lifestyle and we knew in our hearts that living here, day by day, would make for deep happiness. We’d be restored. Get back to what really matters in life.

Brilliant sunrises and sunsets. Moonlight and countless heavenly stars. Looking at the vast, shining, blue Caribbean sea right outside your door. Hummingbirds and soaring red tailed hawks. Intense colors of bougainvillea, haliconia. Mountains and blue, blue sky with lines of billowy white clouds. The sounds of mourning doves and baby goats. Rain and wind across your face. The sudden scent of jasmin, the peppery taste of wild cilantro, homemade ice tea with fresh mint. Lush, green wilderness and rocky landscapes — a near perfect climate — friendly community — safety… Saba is a private club. It offers us nothing but dynamic tranquility. Mind, body and soul. This is home.

Nature always tells the truth

The intense and loving feeling of coming home to nature reminds us of so many environmentalist, artists and authors who are passionate about nature; richly influenced and changed by nature and so we present — 12 quotations — the truth about nature, which universally stands for the best thing in man and helps answer many questions present in the world today and also in ourselves.

1. After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, and so on – have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear – what remains? Nature remains; to bring out from their torpid recesses, the affinities of a man or woman with the open air, the trees, fields, the changes of seasons — the sun by day and the stars of heaven by night. Walt Whitman – American poet and humanist

2. The real wealth of the Nation lies in the resources of the earth — soil, water, forests, minerals, and wildlife… Their administration is not properly, and cannot be, a matter of politics.Rachel Carson – Marine biologist and author

3. Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.Albert Einstein – German born physicist

4. In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.John Muir – Scottish American naturalist

5. Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you. – Frank Lloyd Wright – Architect

6. Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.Ralph Waldo Emerson – Poet and philosopher

7. Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. Lao Tzu – Chinese philosopher

8. The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.Jacques Yves Cousteau – French conservationist and explorer

9. I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy.’
Sylvia Plath – American poet

10. The family is one of nature’s masterpieces. – George Santayana – Spanish author and philosopher

11. I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.Henry David Thoreau – American philosopher and essayist


You awaken when you come home to nature… feeling truly your self

Nature connects to the basic human needs we all are born with and deserve — home, love, safety, belonging some place and living the very best life we can.

The health of the earth, caring for humanity and your self are the most benevolent choices you can make.

Let’s keep it that way. Let’s keep and enhance respect and love for home and nature.

12. Nature is not a place to visit. It is home. Gary Snyder – Poet and American man of letters


Albert & Michael Saba Island Properties
Saba (+599) 416 . 2777 / USA +1 . 631 . 604 . 4435 / Skype:
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Expats — From New York City to Saba. Why?


Michael Feeley

Michael Feeley, Life Coach:

Why Saba?

After living and working in New York City for 40+ years I leaped right out of the rat race of corporate America; leaving behind the relentless stress and competition that was wasting me; to rediscover what really matters to me in life.

We went looking for a new home all over the world - the Azores, the Maldives, France, Italy, Spain, Morocco, Malta, the Caribbean and by pure luck, found Saba.

Saba gives me peace, joy, freedom and a community where I feel I belong. People are respected here; living free and open, in the heart of deep nature and incredible beauty. It's a remarkable change.

The work we do enables us to care about other people. Helping them find a new home with practical empathy for their needs and dreams. It's an emotional investment. To listen. To understand. It's work that matters to us. Work we're proud of.

Maybe you have similar yearnings for change. Wanting a better way to live.
A place where you feel at home, with yourself and with the world.

You might just be looking for a new spot to vacation. Unique. Unknown. Crowd-less. Safe. Friendly.... Hello Saba.

Or... you're already hooked on Saba and keep coming back year after year because you love it! Booking your favorite hotel and room or renting a Saba cottage or villa.

Or... Saba's lifestyle makes you dream of a bigger change. A more personal connection to this exclusive, wonder of an island. Something lasting. Just yours and investing in a home is fixed in your mind and heart.

Feel free to email me and let's find out exactly what you want and see - Is the Caribbean island of Saba right for you? Let's make those thoughts and wishes a reality and then... they won't be thoughts and wishes anymore.

I look forward to saying to you one day --'Welcome home!
Be it for a week or... a lifetime.

*And yes, it's true. I was a professional actor, singer, model (actually working) in New York City and noted theatres throughout the United States: The Actors Playhouse, The Kennedy Center, Syracuse Stage, Elitch Gardens, Ogunquit Playhouse -- working with John Raitt, Howard Keel, Allan Jones, Howard Da Silva, Tovah Feldshuh, Bobby Van, Ford Models.
(I even sang for President Jimmy Carter).

I transitioned from acting (because I wanted to) into the travel industry and later, working as a headhunter for over 20 years in NYC with: The Marriott Corporation, Jones Dairy Farm, Cotton Incorporated, The New York Post, Spike Lee DDB, MetLife, Sullivan & Cromwell, Peter Marino Architect, Reliance National Insurance, Black Rock Financial, Parachute Publishing, Burberry, Asprey Jewelry, The Hunger Project, Macklowe Real Estate.

I'm an Akimbo Workshop Coach for Seth Godin and a certified Life + Career + Change Coach; working with all kinds of people around the globe: creatives - human resources professionals - executives - artists - musicians - gardeners - college deans and teachers - doctors - hotel owners - computer wizards - other coaches... helping them create the change they want in their work and lives; to do better, to be happier and even discover what they really want to do with their lives.

Please take a look at my Coaching website and see how I can be useful to you:

My favorite quote is by poet Mary Oliver because it truly says what I want to know about you in such an unforgettable way:

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"

I'm also proud to have my writings about real estate and coaching published at: Thrive Global - The Huffington Post - Maria Shriver - Michael Port - The Fordyce Letter - LinkedIn - Medium and others.

You can email me:

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