Well, my one word may not surprise you – it is THRIVE. And I intend to thrive in every area of my life. I hope to inspire you to thrive as well. I feel like I have been preparing for this moment for years. Now is my time to bloom.
What may surprise you is this…I am challenging myself to share a word every single day in 2017. You can see the word of the day on my Facebook group – A Year in Bloom. (great name, huh?) Follow my 365 Day Challenge and share in the fun – spread the news and accept the challenge…just put out a good word – a positive – happy – uplifting – inspiring word!
I will be posting and sharing a theme for each week to inspire and motivate myself (and hopefully anyone who sees it) to be my very best, healthiest, and happiest every day. That will be seen occasionally on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Snapchat. But if you want to have it delivered to you in your email – subscribe to my Theme of the Week mailing list: eepurl.com/b43D6H
My primary focus for 2017 will be A Year in Bloom – Cultivating, Growing and Thriving – to inspire and help you to be your best, happiest, and healthiest self ever.
My goal is to help people to realize their full potential and have the sense of being in full bloom.
A five part wowbinar series that will embrace and enhance the full potential of your soul, heart, body, mind, and spirit. This will really rock your world! My hope is for you will feel the “WOW!” that you need to make a positive change in how you think and feel in your daily life.
Registered participants in the wowbinars will receive:
There will also be Weekly Interviews with inspiring and motivating professionals on my new show, Inspiring Adventures with Miz Meliz. Similar to Tinsel Town Live, I will interview inspiring people who have a fascinating story to share. You can see the interviews live on Facebook and watch the replay on MizMeliz.com or on YouTube.
I will continue offering valuable content on my blog, MizMeliz.com as well. There will be:
“A Year in Bloom” ties together all of my passions and talents like a big bouquet of vibrant blooming flowers.~Melissa Reyes
In 2017, I will incorporate my love of creativity, inspiration, and connecting with people to make a positive impact. Together, we will develop, grow, and shine! We will be at our best, healthiest, and happiest all year long!
I look forward to hearing from you! Please contact me if you would like to get involved, be on the mailing list, or be a featured guest on my livestream show, Inspiring Adventures.
I wish you all the best and I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season and a very happy and prosperous new year!
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Each Wowbinar is $100. But you can get all five for $250 for a limited time. (These sessions are not available live, or on YouTube. Participants will receive log in credentials for the live session and will have limited access to the replay.) To register see http://mizmeliz.com/
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The theme for the week of December 19th, 2017 is “Embrace” – as in to accept, hold, and support.
This is a great word to focus on for this week in anticipation of the upcoming holidays. Also, it is a time of mourning in my community – so hugs are definitely needed.
I encourage you to think about what the word “Embrace” means to you. Are you hug-able? Are you accepting? Can you be open to be the support, the rock, the anchor, for the important people in your life? Can you commit to loving yourself enough to make a difference in your attitude and outlook? Will you give yourself permission to be the person you are in your dreams? Will you hold yourself accountable for your own happiness?
Take out a notebook and pen and jot down some notes. If nothing comes to mind, try answering the questions above. Please write this down…
“I give myself permission to be the me of my dreams. It is my time to bloom.”
Thank you to Vicky Ayala and her amazing Oracle Cards and Guide Book: A Sacred Journey. I used the cards to randomly choose words for the theme of the week for the month of December. I also engaged in the terminology and dialogue from the section of her book for “Embrace.”
noun: the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.
My intention for this week will be to remember the things I am most grateful for. I will fill in my little Gratitude Journal every day. It’s a mini book designed by Kathryn Costa for her friends in the Friendship Circle on 100Mandalas.com and it is called, 7 Days of Saying Thanks.
It’s that simple.
So far, I have listed the following:
1. My husband
2. My sons
3. My home
I interviewed Kim Somers Egelsee yesterday, and she was full of energy and light. I am in line with what she is teaching, and I learned a new way of explaining it. She has a great way of expressing her message and one thing she uses is the term (or mantra) FLOW.
Kim says to master flow, you must be focused yet free, be able to love and let go, be open minded and optimistic, appreciate the wonders of the world without being too attached.
F – Focused, Free
L – Love, Let Go
O – Open-minded, Optimistic
W – Wonders of the World
This is an excellent way of honoring oneself and living in the moment. She says there are paradoxes in everything, it is difficult to be both focused, and free, for example. Yet, when we can fine tune our soul to be free of worry, of regret, of the weight of the world – then we can focus on the matters at hand.
I am grateful for the opportunities I have to speak with such amazing people and learn from them. I hope you enjoyed the interview as well. If you missed it, be sure to watch the replay, it is only 30 minutes and full of valuable compassionate information on how to live what Kim calls, a Ten Plus Life.
Tonight, I will work on my mandala art and post photos of my work in progress on Snapchat. Please follow along if you are on Snapchat. Add me as a friend: http://snapchat.com/add/mizbizevents My intention is to create a new mandala for each week. At least one, but hopefully more. I am hoping to finish the 100 Mandala Project by the end of the year and have my mandala coloring book published in time for Christmas. I am less than half way through.
This weekend is going to be super busy. There is a carnival in the afternoon on Friday at the school where I work. I am in charge of the popcorn booth. Then, we are going bowling with friends to celebrate a birthday. That will be fun! Saturday afternoon I am interviewing a local filmmaker, writer, and radio host, Gary Alvarez – live in studio. I met him on Facebook, we have a few friends in common and I discovered a remarkably talented man who embodies the spirit of the Los Angeles Chicano in his work, his contribution to society, and in his creative focus. I look forward to introducing him to you! On Sunday morning I will meet with Cindy Harrison for our second show in our creative series on Blab. It is called, Sparkle & Inspire with Cindy Harrison. Cindy is an art teacher and she is showing me step by step how to create intricate and useful art pieces. In the process I am learning techniques that I can use in my drawing and painting as well as in crafting. The show is every Sunday, 7-9 a.m. (Pacific) and everyone is welcome to work along with us. I have listed the supplies needed for our next show here: Decorative Tiles on Sunday, May 1st. In the afternoon, I am covering the 12th Annual First Star Celebration at the Skirball Cultural Center for my friend, Alexa Anastasio. It is honoring the heroes who are transforming the lives of foster youth in Los Angeles. It is an honor for me to be there and have the opportunity to share with you via live streaming and social media.
I am grateful for the ways in which I can express myself, communicate with other people, and experience life!
Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more…
It turns denial into acceptance,
chaos into order,
confusion into clarity.
It makes sense of our past,
it brings peace for today,
and creates a vision for tomorrow.
– Melody Beattie