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Day of Thankfulness

Happy ThanksgivingFor the past several years, I’ve made a list at this time of year of what I’m most grateful for. This year, my list includes being in gratitude for:

So, as you can see, there’s SO much to be grateful for … and isn’t gratitude the most lovely feeling in the world!

 

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The Invitation

The InvitationWhen Barb Schommer and I presented our Self-Care Salon at the recent Mayo Clinic Holistic Wellness conference, we opened with a brief reading from the book, “The Invitation” by Oriah Mountain Dreamer.

Are you familiar with it? It is a prose poem that sparks reflection and is a declaration of intent. The beautiful words connect to the soul. Here’s just a short excerpt to inspire you:

“It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.

I want to know if you can see beauty, even when it’s not pretty, every day, and if you can source your own life from its presence….”

This beautiful book is available here. You are invited…

 

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Musical Reflections’ Logo

Musical Reflections, Tami Briggs, Therapeutic Harpist, Healing Harp MusicSeveral people have recently asked me about Musical Reflections’ logo. Do you like it? Does it “speak” to you?

A bit of background about it … when I was setting up the company in 1999, I hired a company to design it. They asked me many different questions and came up with several options. This is the one that spoke to me … so that it could speak to you!

Each of the logo elements incorporates different aspects of Musical Reflections’ mission.

  • The logo represents how we use music for growing, healing, feeling hope, and caring from the heart.
  • The tree symbolizes transformational growth and portrays the harmonious relationship between music and nature. The tree’s fullness communicates the company’s strength; the branches depict reaching out, caring for ourselves and others; the heart in the center is where healing begins. The root system, which is the tree’s life support, is illustrated by a musical note, representing our organizations’ solid foundation in music. The butterfly, soaring to new heights, reminds us of hope.
  • The logo’s colors, green and purple, are significant. Green symbolizes growth as well as change; it embraces rebirth, regeneration, and renewal. Purple, a spiritual color symbolizes contemplation and reflection.

Does the logo stand the test of time? Well, its’ been almost 15 years ago when it was developed and the elements remain true today!  We’ll see what happens in the next 15 years…

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