Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Visual Journal + Business Brainstorming

Visual representation of my personal brand, Living Wellness

Cover of idea notebook for new program, The Living Wellness Lifestyle for Women

Graphic representation of The Living Wellness Lifestyle for Women

Creating these visual images must have really gotten my creative juices flowing because I outlined this entire program at lightning speed afterward! I even created a flyer and set dates!

This program represents the culmination of several months of brainstorming on how to combine my passion for yoga and expertise in personal growth in order to best serve my clients. During this six week course we will practice yoga and meditation and dive into topics like stress reduction, nutrition & exercise, goal setting & time management, communication & relationships, and self-care.

The Living Wellness Lifestyle for Women will begin Thursday, May 20th. It will be held at Tree of Life Yoga Studio in Niagara Falls for six consecutive Thursdays from 6:30-8:00pm. I am limiting the program to 10 participants so if you are interested, please contact me right away at 716-939-0892 or mscime710@roadrunner.com

I hope that you can join me on what is sure to be an inspiring and fun-filled journey!



Monday, April 26, 2010

Joyful Abundance: Day 25 & 26

1. Getting home safely (and early) yesterday

2. A full night's sleep in my own bed last night

3. Homemade Lavender aromatherapy spray

4. Healthy & delicious soup

5. Field greens

6. A burst of creative energy this afternoon

7. Completing a project I have been pondering for several months

8. Midwives

9. Creating a visual representation of my "brand" (pics to come soon)

10. Honoring my body today, even when it is feeling a bit limited (darn sciatica)

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Hello from Rochester!

Hello Lovely Readers!

I hope you are all doing well! I am in Rochester for a four-day yoga training. It has been a wonderful experience so far - tons of information, fabulous like-minded people topped with yoga!

However, I have been remiss in my daily Joyful Abundance posts...

It's funny because each day I do pause and think of things to post about, but I haven't seemed to make it to the computer...

Here are a few of the wonderful things I have encountered over the past 5 days...

1. Kind strangers! While getting my oil changed the gentleman asked me to turn on my bright lights and I accidentally hit the washer fluid subsequently giving him a surprising squirt in the face! He simply laughed and wiped his face off - so sweet and understanding!

2. Three days of hot baths in an enormous jacuzzi tub courtesy of a kind friend who is letting me stay at his house.

3. YogaFit and all the fabulous people associated with this organization!

4. Tapping into the ability to breathe through anything

5. Finding forgiveness for others

6. This great quote (don't know the source) that someone said in training yesterday: "In my life nothing ever goes wrong." A great reminder that everything happens for a reason!

7. Hot coffee

8. Dove dark chocolate

9. TV detox

10. The opportunity to study the Yoga Sutras and Bhagavad Gita

11. Field greens and spinach

12. The "off" button on cellphones

13. Tulips blooming everywhere!

14. Deva Premal

15. GPS

Monday, April 19, 2010

Joyful Abundance: Day 19

Happy Monday!

Today's Joyful Abundance:

1. A trip to the Botanical Gardens with Megan and my gramma

2. Watching a movie in the afternoon - such a luxury!

3. Options - it is nice to have options!

4. Waking up in time to make coffee and peruse this month's O Magazine

5. Soup, salad, and breadsticks at Olive Garden

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Joyful Abundance: Days 17 & 18

I seem to be able to remember to post my Joyful Abundance list every other day...

10 fabulous things to be thankful for over the past two days:

1. An aromatherapy bath this evening

2. Artist Date at Wegman's - bought myself two new essential oils + Vogue

3. Going to the park & pushing my niece on the swings

4. The Planner Pad

5. My yoga practice

6. Sushi for dinner last night

7. Saturday night spent watching this cute movie with Meg & Michael

8. Email

9. A few hours spent lounging in bed

10. 10pm date with my hubby, a glass of vino, and Brothers & Sisters

Friday, April 16, 2010

Joyful Abundance: Days 15 & 16

my closet - before

I'm not sure if you can tell, but the stuff is literally stacked about 2 feet high in there. It's embarrassing... but true. If you read this blog regularly, you may recall that I have had "clean my closet" on the to-do list/ monthly goals since about December 2009... well one of the assignments for the Tranquilista e-course this week was to de-clutter and so I finally got around to that darn closet!

my closet - after

Yay! You can see the floor in there! I put together two big bags of stuff to give away and a bag of garbage as well. So glad to see it all go - au revoir clutter!!!

Today's (and yesterday's) Joyful Abundance:

1. A clean closet!!!

2. Pandora.com

3. Having dinner with my grandparents

4. Bookstore browsing with Meg & Michael

5. A day off!!!

6. Health insurance for my family

7. Tranquility du Jour Podcast

8. Going for mani/pedis with Meg

9. The debit card - how did we ever live without it!

10. Fresh purple tulips for my office

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Joyful Abundance: Days 13 & 14

Missed yesterday... sorry! After 12 hours of work, I headed for the couch & some TV...

1. Blooming forsythia, buds on the trees -spring has arrived!

2. Magnolia trees (gorgeous!)

3. Homemade pizza

4. Inspiration

5. My fabulous husband

6. My amazing daughter

7. Cuddly furbabies

8. Brahmari Breathing

9. My laptop

10. Semi-vacation starts Sunday!

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Monday, April 12, 2010

The Power of Permission

No matter how qualified or deserving we are, we will never reach a better life until we can imagine it for ourselves and allow ourselves to have it.
~ Richard Bach
I was doing some cleaning today and found my 2009 planner. I looked through it to see if there was anything I wanted/needed to keep before tossing it and I found this quote jotted down on one of the notes pages. I have no idea where I first came across it, but it resonates with me today as I'm sure it did then back in 2009.

Visualizing what we want is a key factor in moving forward, as is giving ourselves permission to have everything we have ever wanted. Sometimes we are held back by fear or guilt or old beliefs about whether or not we deserve to live our best life, but we must move beyond this in order to fully express our potential. We all deserve to be happy and live fulfilled lives!

What limiting beliefs are you holding on to? Can you let them go and give yourself permission to live the life you've always dreamed of?

It is never too late to move in the direction of our dreams! Visualize what you want in your life (maybe even put together a vision board - see pic above for my 2010 vision) and plan a small step in that direction. You will be surprised how powerful small steps in the direction of big dreams can be!

Joyful Abundance: Day 12

Today's Joyful Abundance:

1. Tim Horton's Coffee

2. Met some super sweet ladies doing great work with kids in need

3. El Coto Rioja

4. A beautiful salad with faux chicken + olive oil vinaigrette

5. Wore a suit that hasn't fit me in almost a year!

What are you thankful for today?

Ooops... AGAIN!!!

Oops... I forgot to post again yesterday... I guess I'm still not in the habit of posting everyday. Usually I am reminded when I look at my to-do list, but yesterday was a to-do-list-free kind of day!

Yesterday's Joyful Abundance:

1. Sunshine :-)

2. Checked out the Earth-Spirit Expo

3. Returned to fave yoga class after a week off

4. Not working after 12pm

5. Going to bed early

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Joyful Abundance: Day 10

Today's Joyful Abundance:

1. Finalized Yoga for Living Wellness CD!

2. Yummy sushi with BFF & her beau at Wasabi

3. Found time to enjoy a latte and wander Elmwood Village with my hubby

4. Videos of my niece dancing

5. Peppermint Tea + Kashi Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Cookie = delightful snack combination

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Ooops.. Joyful Abundance: Day 9

Ooops... I forgot to post yesterday! Well I am only about 11 hours late, but here goes...

Yesterday's Joyful Abundance:

1. Trip to the craft store for art journal supplies

2. 1 blissful uninterrupted hour with my art journal (pics to come soon)

3. Indian food for dinner

4. Completed & turned in final grant application (yay!)

5. 45 tranquil minutes of yoga a la Tranquility To Go CD

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Joyful Abundance: Day 8

1. Water with organic lemon
2. All the eye candy via the Tranquilista e-course ladies' inspirations boards (A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!)
3. 30 minutes on the treadmill that totally turned around my day
4. Bookstores
5. Where Women Create (so inspiring!)

PS I now have a Flickr click here if you want to check out my visual journal pics

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Joyful Abundance: Day 7

1. Visual journals, notebooks, art journals - love them all!
2. Mandarin salad complete with carmelized almonds
3. Magazines!
4. An office full of plants
5. Supta Baddha Konasana

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Joyful Abundance: Day 6

1. Taking 5 minutes with my eyes closed when I really needed it this afternoon
2. Easily finding what I was looking for in my ridiculously messy closet (this is sort of a miracle - seriously my husband recently remarked, "the piles in there are like two feet high")
3. Tranquility Essential Oil (aahhhh...)
4. Text Messaging
5. Parenthood is on tonight! (love this show)

Monday, April 5, 2010

Joyful Abundance: Day 5

1. Discovered this lovely lady & signed up for her fabulous workshop
2. Started my week off with an energizing run on the treadmill
3. Got some clarity on my next big goals and action steps via le visual journal
4. New clients! Yay!
5. Faux chicken finger wrap for lunch (hot sauce & blue cheese is one of the best food pairings EVER)

Wishing you heaps of Joyful Abundance,


Sunday, April 4, 2010

Joyful Abundance: Day 4

Happy Easter!

We enjoyed a fun-filled day of family, peeps, peanut butter eggs, darling toddler girls in dresses, sunshine and daffodils, deviled eggs, and all things Easter-y!

Today's Joyful Abundance:

1. Spending time with the whole extended family
2. Slept in until 10am (awesome!)
3. Lilies
4. Sleeping with the windows open
5. My TranquiliT all-in-one wrap

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Joyful Abundance: Day 3

Today's Joyful Abundance:

1. A day spent soaking up the sun & walking around Goat Island with Megan
2. California Red Wine
3. First Saturday off in months
4. First time opening the windows and enjoying the breeze (it was like summer here in Niagara Falls today)
5. I don't have to set my alarm for tomorrow!!!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Day 2: Joyful Abundance

Today's Joyful Abundance:

1. Black patent leather peep-toe flats
2. Grilled veggies (yum!)
3. Spending time with my sister, brother-in-law, and niece
4. Polite & helpful customer service
5. Lemonade sorbet

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Joyful Abundace: Day 1

Today's Joyful Abundance:

1. Running outside in the sunshine

2. An iPod loaded with good music

3. Hot coffee + 30 minutes with my visual journal in the morning

4. Homemade pizza

5. My little brother (it's his birthday!)

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