Celebrate Susun & Justines upcoming birthdays! (February 8th and March 14th)
When I get home (from Costa Rica), it will be close to my birthday: February 8. I will be 70 this coming year. (Yikes! Social Security!) My daughter, Justine, turns 50 a month later, on March 14. I want you to help us celebrate this once-in-our-lifetime event: Our 70/50 birthdays.
There are four celebrations!
Celebrate with birthday cards and emails. Send cards to POBox 64, Woodstock, NY 12498 or post at Facebook. Send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebrate by enjoying fifty-years worth of rare, archival, mother-daughter photos, which I will be publishing for you, week by week for the next few months, on the Ezine.
Celebrate by dining with me at the Mid-Hudson Buffet in Kingston, New York, on February 7 at 5:30pm. I will pay for your dinner. You don’t need to make reservations with them or with me. Do let me know of your intention to come, and please understand that there will be no response, I won’t be up for being a hostess after traveling so much. Walk-ins are encouraged.
Celebrate by joining us at the Edge conference in Costa Rica, March 3-6. I will be teaching. Justine and family will be attending. This wonderful conference reminds me of the Breitenbush herbal conferences of twenty years ago, with teachers and attendees spending much of their time basking in thermal pools and renewing their commitment to green medicine.
Spirit Healing Wellness Retreats Costa Rica with Suzy Meszoly and Susun
Join Suzy Meszoly and Susun Weed in Costa Rica this winter to for a wellness retreat to transform your health and recharge your energy and vitality... for dates and descriptions visit: www.bellavistamontezuma.com Bellavista Inn & retreat Center is owned and operated by chefs David Smythe & Justine Smythe, chefs who lovingly welcome guests into their homes for unforgettable rejuvinating vacations in the Catskills NY and Nicoya Peninsula Costa Rica a Pacific Ocean Blue Zone where people live longer happier lives enjoying longevity and spiritual peace only imagined by most.. Pura Vida and to your health! We look forward to sharing our paradise with you this winter at Bellavista Inn & retreat Center in tropical Costa Rica.
Here is a 30 minute interview with Suzy Meszoly and Susun Weed for your listening pleasure.
This months featured artist on WiseWomanMentor.com is Tracy Douglas, she is a native New Yorker and professional artist skilled in painting, batik, tie-dyeing, soft sculpture, dance and theatre. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts *Vermont College *Union Institute & University. Her artwork reflects a Caribbean influence resulting from living in Dominica, West Indies for several years and now Guyana, South America. She uses her knowledge as a Reiki Master, Soft Touch Massage Therapist and Lifelong Spiritual Seeker to assist people from all walks of life in shifting perspective via the creative process. In the winter of 2003 Tracy was an apprentice to artist Bill Nelson at the Pocosin Arts Cabin Fever Retreat in Creating Sculptural Characters with polymer clay and received a full scholarship to study Shibori Dyeing technique with Ana Lisa Hedstrom at the Penland School of Craft in Penland, North Carolina. Tracy is also a Kennedy Center trained Teaching Artist and has been an innovator and visionary during her tenure with The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Director - Tracy now lives in Guyana, South America. See more of her work on WiseWomanMentor.com
A beautiful letter written after Susun's workshop, Women, Witches and Weeds held at Rowe Cam and Conference Center
I have just arrived home from your workshop at Rowe. I can't believe the inspiration and excitement I feel right now. There were a few things that I wanted to say to you in the real world rather than the impersonal world of email but I did not understand what I was feeling until after lunch on Sunday. After lunch I could see that you were leaving to return home and there were many others with things to say to you, so I decided to let it brew a little longer. I know you are very busy and do not expect you to respond but I want to put my thoughts and appreciation out there.
I feel secure in your presence and safe and at the same time I am intimidated by you and you make me a little uncomfortable. Some of this has to do with the very new knowledge that I have gained from you and some of it is my own fear of confrontation and open communication. On Saturday, I was a bothered by this and my mixed feelings about the workshop. I was excited to be getting so much information but felt fear and confusion about my discomfort.
And then......I began having some new insights about myself. Incredible connections were made between things that happened a long time ago and my current reactions to people and their attitudes towards me. I am in no means in a place of full understanding nor do I ever expect to be. However, I am on the path.
This weekend was a huge help in keeping me on that I path and I am very grateful to you for your assistance. Sometimes a little discomfort goes a long way. I have a long road and a lot of work, but I am happy to be where I am even though I cannot yet see around the bend in the staircase.
We've all heard stories about near death experiences and afterlife encounters, but is there enough evidence to hold true in the criteria used by our court system - beyond a reasonable doubt - that personal consciousness survives death?
This is exactly what New York Times bestselling author and former criminalist, Eldon Taylor investigates in his provocative new series where you, the listening audience, become the jury. But be advised, in your search for the truth, you may well find some of your favorite theories disproved!
The evidence in this case will be closely examined via the means of near death experiences, reincarnation, electronic voice phenomenon, animals and the afterlife, mediumship, and more! You will hear in-depth testimony from 14 leading experts in these fields, such as: Dr. Raymond Moody, PMH Atwater, Dr. Julie Beischel, Dr. T. Lee Baumann, David Kessler, Dr. Kevin Nelson and Michael Tymn. By interviewing the experts, Eldon evaluates and let's you decide the verdict.
Embrace the Truth of who you are: Beautiful and Uniquely You! These women have!
Publisher Linda Joy shares in the intro of new book “I’ve always been drawn to the personal, intimate stories of women who have not only lived through their life experiences, but who came out the other side armed with wisdom, love and the heart of warrior women.” Embracing Your Authentic Self is now out – get your copy today https://bitly.com/launch27th with100+ Free gifts
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In this highly interactive forum, Lisa will share her secrets for guiding clients who got5- and 6- figure publishing deals!
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Be on the LIVE CALL and you could hear YOUR NAME called as the winner of our $5,000 prize package, including Lisa’s Inspiration to Author in 8 Weeks: The Complete Roadmap to Take Your Marvelous Idea from Mind to Manuscript Program, a blog interview and announcement about your book in Lisa’s newsletter. But you can’t win unless you attend the call LIVE.
Lisa Tener has helped dozens of published authors get their books written, into print and into the hands of readers around the world. Some have been published by major publishers: Simon and Schuster, Random House, Prometheus Books, Beyond Words…others have self published. There are more opportunities than ever. Lisa teaches on the faculty of Harvard Medical School’s CME publishing course and her book coaching clients have appeared on Oprah, Montel, CBS Early Show and more.
Bestselling Inspirational Publisher, Speaker and Conscious Business Catalyst Linda Joy has successfully created two strong brands in women’s inspirational publishing – both magazine and book. Since founding Aspire Magazine five years ago, Linda has created strong relationships with authors and publishing houses around the world, from Hay House to New World Library, and, in doing so, learned from the inside what authors needed to bring awareness and visibility to their book. Inspired Living Publishing released its first book last year, A Juicy, Joyful Life which hit Amazon #1 Hot New Release in multiple categories in less than six hours of release. Their much-anticipated second book, Embracing Your Authentic Self is due out in late September 2011.
At thirteen years old, Lynda's life comes to a disastrous halt when her mother and two younger sisters are killed in a plane crash. Her father, overcome by despair, simply continues to exist, in a state devoid of hope. After burying a wife and two young children at the age of 44, the overwhelming responsibility of raising a daughter alone completely immobilizes him.
Teetering on that tender brink between childhood and adolescence, Lynda faces the responsibility of a father in a complete state of shock, a house to take care of and hundreds of decisions about how to proceed with their shattered lives.
In Repairing Rainbows she candidly describes the agonizing memories, deafening silence and endless hardships that are the fallout of incredible loss. As we follow her through marriage, motherhood and her own spiritual journey, Lynda reveals her complex feelings of hope, anger, pity and determination. Most importantly, she learns the crucial difference between "truly living" and the existence that is so often mistaken for being alive.
A true story, written by a woman whose normal and abundant life hides a terrible past, Repairing Rainbows is loaded with important lessons to help others overcome struggles and obstacles, and fulfill their lives. It is a powerful, captivating, riveting and easy-to-read story that will undoubtedly touch the hearts of its readers.
"If there's one book you need to read this season, it's this one" Sun Media
"An inspirational memoir" The Toronto Star
"A moving, deeply inspiring story of resilience, determination and grace" The Gazette
"A life resurrected" The Globe and Mail
"A riveting personal story of not permitting overwhelming personal tragedy to define one's life. A story of tragedy, determination and optimism." Rose Reisman
"There's survival and then there's triumph. Lynda Fishman has done the latter, both in her life, and in this sensitive and riveting account of her personal story. Her optimism in the face of overwhelming tragedies, is indeed inspiring." Kathy Kacer
"An amazing story of hope and inspiration. We all have challenges in life but it's how you deal with them that makes the difference." Rick Hansen
"Compulsive reading - I couldn't put it down!" Dina Pugliese
Lynda Fishman's Bio: In 1970, when she was thirteen years old, Lynda’s life came to a disastrous halt when her mother and two younger sisters were killed in an Air Canada plane crash.
As a young teen, Lynda made a conscious decision to become happy and to lead a fulfilled life. Lynda chose to live. She was committed to learning, growing and making a difference. Determined to find meaning and purpose in her life, she managed to muster up the courage and strength to dream big, to be idealistic, to strive for more, and to live a meaningful life where she could make a difference in the lives of others.
Lynda Fishman is a trained clinical social worker who has spent over twenty years as a camp director. In the early 90s, Lynda was one of the first camp directors in the Toronto area to incorporate children with special needs into mainstream camp life. Lynda has devoted a lifetime to organized camping and is passionate about the positive role of camping in a person’s life. She is the owner and director of Adventure Valley Day Camp.
Lynda is a motivational and inspirational speaker and facilitator. She has published articles and training manuals on leadership, teamwork, bullying, trust, childhood health and wellness, communication and customer service.
Lynda’s husband, Barry Fishman, has his own amazing story to share, having been orphaned at age 17 and left alone to care for his brother with special needs. Lynda and Barry met as teenagers and have been together since then. They have three grown children, and the whole family is heavily involved in supporting children dealing with tragedy, cancer or other life-threatening diseases, fund-raising and charity events.
Barry has spent his entire career working in the health care and pharmaceutical industry. He is President and CEO of the Canadian operations for the world’s largest generic pharmaceutical company, Teva Pharmaceuticals. Barry serves on the Board of Directors of the Childhood Cancer Foundation.
Lynda is a woman of action. She has incredible enthusiasm for life. She is persistent, focused and faithful to her dreams and goals. She is willing to work for everything with patience, optimism and determination. She finds ways to be grateful and positive. Lynda goes out there and does what she has to do with a CAN DO attitude of gratitude, positivity, compassion, and honesty.