Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The 200 Club of Burlington County, New Jersey

Lisa Post has led operations at Edward J. Post Company, Inc., in Medford, New Jersey, as president and owner since purchasing the business from her father and company founder in 1988. Away from work, Lisa Post maintains memberships with a number of local organizations, including the 200 Club of Burlington County.

For more than 25 years, the 200 Club of Burlington County has functioned as a nonprofit, philanthropic organization committed to providing financial support to families of police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical service providers who have been injured or killed in the line of duty. The 200 Club of Burlington County also provides scholarships and awards to qualifying students in related areas.

The 200 Club hosts a number of special events, including a yearly 9/11 memorial service. The 2016 service was held on the morning of September 9 at the Trinity Episcopal Church on Main Street in Moorestown, New Jersey. To help support the 200 Club or to learn about upcoming events, visit www.burlco200club.com.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The Story Behind Matilda the Musical

Edward J. Post Company, Inc., president and owner Lisa Post is an avid fan of Broadway musicals. Lisa Post and a group of fellow Broadway enthusiasts recently purchased season tickets to a series of performances in Philadelphia, including Matilda the Musical and Bullets Over Broadway.

The origins of Matilda the Musical, described by Time Magazine as the best show of the year, can be traced back nearly 30 years to the publication of Matilda, a novel by British writer Roald Dahl. In 2012, the book ranked at No. 30 among School Library Journal’s Top 100 children’s novels. A testament to Dahl’s talents as a writer, Matilda was the lowest ranked of four Dahl books on the list. 

In 1996, Matilda was adapted into a film directed by and starring Danny DeVito. A moderate success at the box office, the movie was a hit with critics and remains in heavy rotation on television.

Drawing on Dahl's original story, Matilda the Musical began its official run in the United Kingdom near the end of 2011 and went on to become a major success with audiences and critics. The musical garnered nine nominations at the 2012 Laurence Olivier Awards and won a record seven awards, including Best New Musical and Best Actress in a Musical. In recent years, the musical has reached the international stage, including a complete tour of the United States.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Little-Known Destinations in Costa Rica


A passionate traveler, Lisa A. Post, president and owner of Edward J. Post Company, Inc., in Medford, New Jersey, enjoys visiting various locations around the world. To ring in 2016, Lisa A. Post traveled to Costa Rica. During her trip, the Medford native enjoyed a week of organic meals, excursions, and yoga experiences.

When people travel to Costa Rica, they often already have a list of popular sites and attractions they plan on visiting. However, the country keeps several amazing sites more hidden from popular knowledge. Below are just some of Costa Rica’s lesser-known attractions:

- Piscina de los Pobres: Despite being next to the Tabacon resort, and only eight miles from La Fortuna, the Piscina de los Pobres is a free natural hot spring. Marked by a yellow gate, the spring requires some hiking to reach, and visitors must be careful of strong currents.

- Sanatorio Durán: Modeled after New York’s Loomis Sanitarium, Sanatorio Durán was created by former president Carlos Durán Cartín. The facility could treat more than 300 patients, but fell into disrepair in 1963 after new medical advancements rendered it useless. Now, visitors can enjoy the old building during an easy day trip from San José.

- Cabuya Island: Found at the end of the Nicoya Peninsula, Cabuya Island is a cemetery that, according to locals, is haunted. The island can only be reached during low tide, and the occasional candlelit funeral processions create an odd glow over the water.

- Playa Ventanas: Located roughly five minutes north of Ojochal, Playa Ventanas features wide, flat waves. Locals often enjoy the area for picnics and soccer games. However, the spot is also home to unique caves that visitors can explore during low tide.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

NASBP Level III Training Designed for Experienced Surety Professionals

For nearly three decades, Lisa A. Post has been leading Edward J. Post Company, Inc., as president and owner. In this capacity, she ensures the Medford, New Jersey-based company provides high-quality surety bond options to the construction industry. In addition to her years of experience, Lisa A. Post has completed Level III training with NASBP.

The National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP) has been supporting the needs and interests of more than 5,000 surety agents and brokers since 1942. As part of its efforts, the Association offers three levels of training, the highest of which is Level III. Rated as advanced, Level III training is designed for professionals who have at least five years of experience in the industry and have already attended the Level II School. Professionals who have not completed Level II training must demonstrate a mastery of the typical content taught in the lower-level course.

NASBP’s Level III School teaches students about a wide range of topics, from advanced financial analysis and sales strategies to managing large accounts and handling strategic industry issues. The training takes place over the course of three days. It is an intensive and interactive experience. Professionals who wish to attend the Level III School must complete a short survey to determine the level of their surety knowledge and pay the necessary fees. Both NASBP members and non-members can register for the course, but members get priority registration.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

How “Pura Vida” Encapsulates a Relaxed Costa Rican Culture

Lisa A Post Medford

Lisa A. Post, owner of the Edward J. Post Company, Inc., in Medford, New Jersey, offers insurance to the building trade through her surety bond business. A member of a range of professional and civic organizations, Lisa A. Post also maintains an enthusiasm for healthy living, exercise, and organic food. On January 1, 2016, she traveled to Costa Rica to relax at the Pura Vida Retreat & Spa. The spa experience featured sessions designed for the healing and strengthening of mind and body, which she highly recommends.

A notable Costa Rican phrase, pure vida is used to describe life. The Spanish words convey a meaning deeper and more poetic than their literal English translation of “pure life.” They encompass a way of living. Many admirers of the Costa Rican culture use “pura vida” to describe a personal philosophy that emphasizes an easy, effortless, and joyful approach to life, one that finds pleasure in the beauty of everyday activities.

Some fans of the phrase say that “pura vida” originated in Costa Rica’s surfer culture of the 1950s, when numerous devotees of the sport came from the United States to the tiny Central American country and fell in love with the relaxed lifestyle along its beaches. Whatever its beginnings, Costa Ricans have adopted “pura vida” as a sort of national brand, one increasingly found in brochures that showcase the delights that still await travelers to the country.                            

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

How Bikram Yoga Differs from Traditional Hatha

As head of Edward J. Post Co., Inc., Lisa A. Post leads a Medford, New Jersey-based company where she works with clients in the construction industry to help meet their surety bond needs. Outside her professional life, Lisa A. Post maintains a daily yoga practice.

As yoga has moved into the mainstream consciousness of western wellness, different disciplines have emerged that can sometimes leave those interested in yoga wondering. Which yoga is which? Aspects of one particular practice, bikram yoga, are sometimes confused with aspects of some others. With this in mind, here are two main elements of bikram that make it different from traditional hatha yoga.

While hatha is typically a more relaxed and fluidly paced yoga, bikram is more of an up-tempo practice designed to make a person work and sweat. To that end, the room is typically warmed up to 105 degrees Fahrenheit, with a humidity level of 40 percent. Practitioners assert that these conditions promote detoxification and increased delivery of oxygen to the muscles.

Bikram also differs from hatha in its rigidity. The practice consists of the same 26 postures and the same 2 breathing exercises at every session. It’s a wholly systematic approach to yoga. Modifying the postures is typically frowned upon, as bikram is centered on the idea that the body should adopt to the posture, rather than vice-versa.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Three Famous Sites in Bali

Lisa A. Post, owner and president of Edward J. Post Co Inc. in Medford, New Jersey, recently traveled to Bali, Indonesia. During her time in Bali, Ms. Post attended a private yoga retreat, enjoyed the countryside, and met new people. Bali offers a wealth of new experiences.

On Bukit Peninsula, travelers love to visit Uluwatu Temple, which sits on a rugged limestone cliff. The temple’s majestic structure is breathtaking, and the view from the cliff provides a perfect sunset view. As a spiritual pillar among Bali’s six most important temples, it stands well above sea level. Visitors can experience daily Kecak dance performances, take in traditional Balinese culture, and admire ancient sculptures at the site.

With its festive people, culture, and markets, Ubud is considered the heart of Bali. It boasts museums, rice fields and paddies, parks, gardens, and temples. For the adventurers, there are outdoor activities, such as whitewater rafting. For more laidback visitors, Ubud offers yoga, meditation, or a trip to the spa. To experience Balinese culture up close, visit the Ubud art market near Ubud Palace. The market features a variety of handmade crafts, paintings, and silk scarves -- all made in the Balinese style. Bargain-hunters will enjoy hunting for souvenirs.

If you would like to meet new people, Kuta Beach is the most popular beach in the area. People gather to beachcomb, surf, or just appreciate art. The beach hosts parties nearly every night, and each gathering has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a local pub or a more mainstream destination like the Hard Rock Café, you’re certain to make new friends.