Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it.
Always work with it, not against it...this will miraculously transform your whole life.”
~ Eckhart Tolle
This is the quote on the e-mail of our first applicant for the Take the Rose Instead 8 week tele class She did act, has been approved and having her in the group is a gift. She comes with a commitment to Creative Wise Wellness and a background teaching Conquer Cravings - Reclaim Choice and she is a Brain Gym Consultant!
Welcome Sheryl Allen, Brain Gym Consultant
"Wow Mikell!!! I took part in your program 2 years ago and that was life changing. I didn't think "Take the Rose Instead" could get any better... But tonight, despite the teleconference glitches, you shared so much valuable information that I can't wait to tell more friends about next week's call! Your sessions are life changers!!! Can't wait to begin the 8 week course. When I think of all the money I have spent on diet programs, this is a much more positive, loving approach. You, and your calls, are a loving gift to me..."
- Lisa Bartoli, Art Therapy Express
"Oh, I am SO glad to know it is helping. Lisa, I think self love is the answer. It seems so simplistic, but most weight loss programs are based on self deprivation and self degradation. That just doesn’t work. Once we feel valuable - instead of inferior - everything shifts. If we think we deserve to have beauty in our lives, we begin to think we deserve to have beauty in our bodies. It’s a natural progression. I think you’ll LOVE the rest of the program - I certainly hope so!!!"
The evening started off with some frustration with accessing the conference call line, but it all came together and this e-mail from Lisa is so affirming. I can't think of a more perfect "Today's Treasure"! Thank you Lisa!
Today's treasure is a Facebook post from friend and author Floyd Stokes -
TBT - seconds after Olivia was born July 2008. I decided to post this because earlier this week, someone asked me, “When should I start reading to my baby?” We should start reading to children when they are in the womb. If we missed that, we can always start today. Reading and talking with our new born is one of the greatest gifts we can give them. And it’s so much fun!
Floyd's comment from Facebook -
MIkell, this was taken one day before our release party. It was a crazy good time in my life. You did an amazing job capturing my vision for the book. We are making a difference. I read it yesterday at a summer camp to children in Hburg and they are still in awe of the illustrations.
Baseball season and summer days remind me of the may fly! There were frequently clouds of mayflies at the Senator's games in Harrisburg. I've been told this is a rather glamorized version of the insect but I call it like I see it!
The may fly lives less than 24 hours as an adult, some for only a few minutes.
Life's short! Sparkle!
Lessons from the Mayfly
Transformation while in Motion
The Mayfly reminds us that life is fleeting and precious
and we should live it to the fullest. Embrace adventures
and new opportunities while you grow and transform!
"My mission is
to help others see and cherish the beauty,
romance and treasures within and around them
that are often dismissed or completely overlooked."
Mikell is a writer, artist and professional treasure hunter, finding the greatest treasures in the wonderful people who enter her life!