Posts tagged Crafts
Hello October

See you later September, Hello October!

The month of September has been crazy busy for most people and I am no exception.  I started the month receiving more training for Himalayan Singing Bowls at a beautiful retreat in Estes Park with my teacher, Serun, along with special guests and other Singing Bowl Healers.  

Next was Firefly Handmade Artisan Market in Boulder selling my malas and mala bracelets.  These are such incredible pieces that are not only beautiful but carry the vibrational frequency of the mantras which I infuse into them as I design, create and hand knots the malas. They carry and incredible energy to help you in your meditation, devotion, give you inspiration, and set your intentions.  I had such a great time meeting people and teaching them about what I do and create.  I even brought my beautiful full moon Himalayan Singing Bowl and gave people a taste of the sound healing experience.  

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I followed this up with my annual Womenheart retreat in Arizona with my mentor and Kundalini Yoga Teacher Sangeet.  We spent an incredible four days doing sadhana outside along the edge of a cliff.  We learned more about the Blessings Code Numerology and what we can expect in the up coming year.  I also had the opportunity to assist an incredible Himalayan Singing Bowl Healer, Guru Bachan with a Singing Bowl Concert for all the women.  I am sad to say that after 25 years this will be the last Womenheart retreat.  But the incredible women and my teachers will be in my heart and in my life forever.  

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I am now teaching two classes at the new beautiful yoga studio Ra Ma Boulder.  Sundays 5pm-6:30pm for Kundalini Yoga & Meditation with Himalayan Singing Bowls.  Mondays 2pm-2:45pm for Clear Mind Meditation with Himalayan Singing Bowls. Just register on website Ra Ma Boulder and please come join me for a class.  

There are new and incredible things happening at True Bliss Living and the True Bliss Boutique.  The website is constantly being updated and find tuned to serve you better.  There are several new malas, mala bracelets, and my favorite new member essential oil defusing mala bracelets. There are big things in the works for the upcoming Holiday season along with some Holiday Discounts so keep a look out in the next newsletter.

October is pretty packed with Kundalini Yoga Classes, Meditation Classes, Himalayan Singing Bowl Private Sessions, new additions to True Bliss Boutique, and the new True Bliss 30 Self-Nourishment & Transformation Workshop.  I'm so excited to be launching this unique take on health and self-nourishment.  This is a program I have been working on and fine tuning and I'm excited to release it and open up registration.  Check out True Bliss 30 for more details and find out how you can nourish yourself and transform.  It will feed you in so many ways and get you ready and steady to face the holiday season.  

Finding the True Me, My New Ventures

Things have been a bit crazy for our family over the last year.  Moving across country from Northern Virginia to Boulder, Colorado was an experience.  Moving to a new place where we did not know a single person, a place far from home, family, and everything we knew took some time to adjust.  I spent the last year getting the kids settled into new schedules, new schools, new activities, new home, and a new city and state.  It was a big learning experience and we have grown so much as individuals and as a family. 

The best thing is that it was all worth it.  Everything, the good and the bad.  Starting a new life took a lot out of us but we are so much better for it. 

Now that things have settled and we have gone through multiple friends and family members from the east and west coast visiting us to support our move I am looking forward to 2014.  Usually January is the time to evaluate and make resolutions or plans for change.  For me that starts right around now.  The weather is a bit colder and my birthday is just around the corner.  I like to look back and learn from the things I experienced and I like to look forward to the up coming future ahead. 

Recently I enrolled in a certification program for the Psychology of Eating.  My interest in the program has been with me for several years and I am so lucky to be able to take part in this amazing program.  I enrolled in this program as part of my self discovery and enrichment gift to celebrate turning 40.  More on what else is included in my gift to myself this birthday. 

As I go through my demanding studies I am making very large realizations about myself and making some ever lasting shifts in my thinking, behavior and actions.  So very exciting and exactly what I needed going into my next decade. 

My personal and family life is incredible and I am so blessed and grateful.  But professionally it can be a struggle balancing my responsibilities as a wife, mother, home manager and my career.  I was under the impression that as the kids grew I would have less issue with this struggle but I am finding that older kids are much more demanding of my attention and time.  Funny how the role of a parent is never ending. 

Going through my certification program and experiencing the other self discovery and enrichment gifts I am giving myself for my birthday this year I can feel the transformation and evolution.  I am totally welcoming and embracing all the changes.

I am excited to announce that one of the changes I have been experiencing is the direction of my health coaching practice and my love of crafting.  In the past I have taught craft classes and worked as a scrapbook designer.  In recent years I switched my focus into the field of health coaching but have taken the last year off due to our big move.  The thing is I love both and both give me such joy.  Yet I was always struggling because I felt I had to choose one over the other.  What I realize is that I don’t have to choose.  That I simply need to find a peaceful balance that will give me a sense of fulfillment, accomplishment, satisfaction and joy.

I like to share with you my new exciting ventures into finding balance and the True Me.

First is my health coaching practice.  Check out my new website where you can check out some of new exciting offerings.  I am so excited to share my passion for health, nutrition, cooking, and food.

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Second is a brand new blog.  A place to share and showcase the lessons I am learning in  life, my experiences, passions, and my creativity. 

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Third is my new Etsy shop.  A place and an opportunity for me to take some of my crafty creations and designs to market.  I have had a blast putting this shop together and loved making all the crafty goodies.  This shop really showcases the joy I have designing and creating.

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Joy of Metalsmithing

Today I completed my first class in Introduction to Metalsmithing atthe Boulder School of Metals.   I had a blast and learned so much from my very talented instructor, Karen Schulz.  It was amazing to learn how to work with new materials like copper, silver and semi precious stones.  It was a challenge learning use the basic tools of metalsmithing to saw, sand, mold and solder metals but the rewards were grand.  I was very proud of the pieces I made and the accomplishment of learning something new.  I can’t wait to do it all over again with my next course.