Monday, February 13, 2012

The Power of Vision Boards, Double Rainbows, and the Five Year Gap

Vision Board Double Rainbow 2006
If you're familiar with vision boards, you know that they are essentially a collage of things in life that you desire, make you smile, or inspire you. About five years ago, while still living in Virginia, I created several vision boards for all aspects and areas of life...from career to lifestyle to relationships.

It was on my 2006 Lifestyle board that I added this picture (top) of a double rainbow in a California valley. I was visiting California and brought home some magazines to use for vision boards since it was my goal to move to California.

Carmel Valley Double Rainbow 2011
Fast forward five or six years and I am indeed living in California, and have been for two years now. Last fall I was driving back to my place in the valley and had an amazing view of this double rainbow the entire drive. I pulled over and captured several images of it on my iPhone (didn't have my Canon DSLR yet.).

 It wasn't until this week when I realized that it's almost exactly the same as the one I glued to a vision board way back when. Besides my living in California now, this double rainbow represents one of several images I glued to the Lifestyle vision board that have now come true. Perhaps it's time to create a new vision board for the next five years?

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Journals from the Heart: Book Trailers

WHISPERS FROM THE HEART, New York Book Festival Award Winner and the first in the Journals from the Heart series just launched its book trailer on YouTube:

"'Go read this book' doesn't do it the justice it deserves. Heather Hummel has written such a heartfelt and touching book. Madison Ragnar is such an intriguing character. One of those that makes you want to hug her and tell her it is going to be okay."
- Just Jump Book Reviews

"I recommend this book to anyone wanting to read a beautifully-written chick lit novel that will keep you turning pages eagerly."
 - Lost In Literature Book Reviews

"I really enjoyed this book. It was fun, fast, and heart-warming."
- Chick Lit Plus 

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Heather Hummel is a "photonovelist" who blends her love for photography with her award-winning career as an author. Her published works include:
Journals from the Heart Series:
Whispers from the Heart (2011)
Write from the Heart (2011)
GO BIKE & Other Signs from the Universe (2011)
Gracefully: Looking and Being Your Best at Any Age (McGraw-Hill, 2008),
Messages of Hope and Healing ( Sunpiper Media, 2006)
Blue Ridge Anthology (Cedar Creek, 2007) with David Baldacci and Rita Mae Brown
2009 Mature Media Awards, Merit Award
2009 New York Book Festival, Honorable Mention

Heather's books have appeared in newspapers such as: Publishers Weekly, USA Today and the Washington Post; and in magazines that include: Health, Body & Soul, First, and Spry Living, a combined circulation of nearly 15 million. A graduate with High Distinction from the University of Virginia, Heather holds a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree with concentrations in English and Secondary Education. She is currently earning a Ph.D. in Metaphysical Sciences.
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