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Benefits of using our imagination

Using our imagination works our creativity muscles. Studies have shown that imagination helps us with problem solving and can lead to better outcomes as we imagine various solutions. Problem solving can benefit our work, relationships and reduce stress and frustration. I hope you have reasons to stir up your imagination today. It is a wonderfully human thing to do. This photo was taken on a sunny day with the sun reflecting off the lake. When I first reviewed it, it caught my attention. At first glance it appeared that tiny globes of light were dancing above the empty bench. That got my imagination going and I began to imagine scenarios that likely would not unfold, but it was still such a fun exercise to...

Circling some silly fun around my Christmas Tree

Have you listened to The Chipmunk Song by Alvin & The Chipmunks? That song inspired me while decorating my Christmas tree for the holidays. When I heard the lyric’s “Want a plane that loops the loop, I still want a hula hoop...”. I couldn’t help but to go and get out my best hula hoops. Remember to have silly fun. It will make you and other’s feel great! Thank you Alvin & The Chipmunks for the inspiration!!! The Chipmunk Song by Alvin & The Chipmunks...

The excitement when a character visits your party

Adding a final and lasting memorable moment to your kids birthday party will not only be a thrill for the kids. You’ll be surprised to watch the adults break into a smile because more memorable moments just unfolded. Imagine this: the last bit of party activities has left its magic. Most of the food has been served and your guests anticipate a delicious birthday cake with the inevitable parting and good-byes . Then in an unexpected fashion, Mickey Mouse as one character example, appears in his white glove attire! The kids go nuts. Congratulations!! Your party just got another exciting birthday boost. Photo snapping, handshaking and hugs abound. Characters can also make a special delivery gift to the birthday child. What a treat and true wow moment! As the birthday song and well wishes begin, your favorite character becomes part of the singing, crowd-pleasing, feel-good birthday...

The fun of having Independence

Independence is liberating. In fact, the two go hand in hand so well that America was practically built on the concept. Lady Liberty has stood tall as an independent woman for over 200 years and she’s still going strong. We could all do well to take a note from her and embrace independence at its finest if we learn the benefits of being on our own. But independence isn’t about being single, it’s about relying on yourself and being alone without feeling lonely. 1. They know how to spend time alone in a constructive manner Too often, when we have a large chunk of free time and nobody to spend it with, we find ourselves binge-watching Netflix or grazing through the fridge. But a self-determined person doesn’t wait for somebody to makes plans with them. They have a strong sense of self and know the beauty of having a day off. They will plan a solo beach trip or indulge in a new cooking...

Proper Preparation Prevents Party Pressure

Whether you are planning a large celebration with family and friends or planning to invite your child’s few closest pals, here are some idea’s to help make the party planning easier! 1. Decide whether you want to have a theme party? Having a theme for your party will help you narrow down decoration and activity choices, but themed parties can be more costly. If you decide to go with a theme, ask your child what kind of party theme he or she would like? 2. Select a few dates Before setting the date, check that your child’s favorite friend is available? If best friend Johnny or Jamie are going to be out of town, your child won’t be happy without their favorite friends attending? 3. Make a list of whom you are planning to invite? The type of party and activities planned, will dictate how many kids you can host? For example: A backyard party (be sure to plan a rain...

Who is Joey Tomato?

If you are lucky enough to have mystery in your life, then celebrate. Most people will read a novel or go to the movies if they are in the mood for a little mystery. Mystery can be an added spice to life, providing it leaves you with a smile and gives you something to get curious about. Curiosity is a childlike quality that opens up imagination and …guess what else??? Imagination provides endless possibilities towards having more fun!!! So if Joey Tomato sent you an email that left you curious and wondering, “Who the heck is Joey Tomato?”, thank your lucky stars!!! Your’ve just been blessed with a bit of mystery! I wonder if Joey will sign up for one of our hula hoop classes?...

Our Footprints

Have you ever met someone that left a lasting footprint on who they were? Whether it was good or perhaps a not so good impression, their footprint remained nonetheless in your head or even on your heart. Here are 6 things to think about on how to leave a good impression. Pay small attentions: Paying attention is an act of love, but please don’t think I’m getting all mushy. Even tho paying attention to birthdays and anniversaries with your partner or spouse can get you possible points, the love I’m referring to is acting in a way that develops warm and personal attachments for a friend, relative or others. Notice and comment on what is pleasant or unique about others. Give the gift of attention. You’ll be surprised how “attention with good intention” makes others feel good . Smile a lot: Be a smile millionaire. The best value you can “ring...

The coloring craze that makes me feel like a kid again

I miss being a kid, and I do my best to never let that play seeking, excitable part of myself die. I was remembering some things that I did as a child and ways I try to still be childlike? If you think my idea is kid stuff, think again. When adults take time to think and even do things they once enjoyed as a child, they begin to see things from a fresher perspective. One of my current favorite childlike activities is  to relax and color. Coloring has become a recent craze, but almost 6 years ago, I had a rare opportunity to start coloring again . At the time I wasn’t able to locate coloring books for adults, so I remember searching the internet and finding Mandalas’s (circular patterns used for meditative purposes). They were detailed and rhythmic designs that inspired me to play with color combinations while meditating on the patterns. I still enjoy the challenging detailed...