The People

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When we were getting ready to move to Frankfurt I said I wanted to meet like minded entrepreneurs doing cool and creative things.  Someone said how unlikely that would be considering I’d be relocating to a city known for banking and finance.

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Well, good thing I didn’t listen to them because I’ve met : moms (who are just superhuman by nature), bloggers, foodies, the creator of a particularly amazing food blog, coaches, yoga teachers, crafters, a style maven, an indian cooking teacher, a tea + green juice maker, the creators of Glowing Abroad, a Bowen practitioner, a haiku writer, a graphic designer, and it goes on. I am beyond grateful for this incredible network I have become a part of and I am going to miss these friends.  Hopefully it is just the beginning!

So hold your vision close – now matter how unlikely they may seem – and don’t take what other people say too seriously.  Just don’t.  And Kathleen at Braid Creative says it best in this blog post : on three great steps on attracting what you want.

 

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Writing Progress Down

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“Always concentrate on how far you have come, rather than how far you have left to go.  The difference in how easy it seems will amaze you.” – Heidi Johnson

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I like to look ahead, rather than acknowledge what I have already done. So the other day I filled my journal with all that has happened these past six months in Frankfurt.  It is amazing to see it all written out at once.  It gives events that are big + small value and I felt proud and settled rather than anxious and uncertain about the future.

So go ahead and pull out your journal and write all that you have done – today, this month, this season, or this year. Then feel good and grounded about it all.

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Make Things

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I am supremely satisfied when I am creative, when I am making messes, and when I just begin.  Here are some things I have been making (and you can too) over the past few months:

Vision Board – cut / paste / collage – doesn’t have to be anything more than that.

Mini Mobiles – wrap + hang your favorite things from a branch.

Coloring Sheets  – print and color these intricate doodles.

DIY Barrettes  – totally fancy all you need is some nail polish!

Friendship Bracelets – these will never go out of style.

Mini Notebooks – simple + sweet

and I have been using lots of Washi Tape – the best material ever!!

“Write it. Shoot it. Publish it. Crochet it, sauté it, whatever. MAKE.
― Joss Whedon

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Mini Yoga Flow * 13

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A nice and simple way to pause and stretch your upper body.  You can fold + breathe + bend with or without a little one poking around.

Click here for more attempts at baby and me yoga.   I’m learning it’s always good to squeeze something in – even if it doesn’t look or feel perfect.

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So You Want to Make a Vision Board

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Do it!  They are so fun to make – especially if you don’t worry about getting it right.

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Flip through magazines and tear out anything that speaks to you: colors, shapes, letters, or designs  – it doesn’t have to be so linear and exact.  Anything goes here.  It’s yours.

Just begin, and make your mess.

There is something so grounding about working with scissors, glue, and images of things you love.

Oh and if you aren’t in the mood right now to put your vision board together, keep an envelope where you can save images you like so they are there when you are ready.

I can’t wait to see what you make – both on your board and in your life.

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