Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Joy factory

This is my niece Eliana Joy Healy. She is so, so cute! My sister, Ginger says she looks like me- what a compliment!
My friend Shane Bauer owns laughingstock design and makes these awesome t-shirts among many other creatively delightful items. He gets it. He understands the importance of words and thoughts. He decided to create a positive line of t-shirts called Happy Space Positive Wear. They're so cool! Check them out at for some fun eye candy.
Our words and thoughts create our reality. Become an observer of this theory, and you'll find it to be true, and if you choose, to serve you.
Be mindful of your thoughts. You might be surprised by how your internal dialogue reflects the life you live. What's your joy factory? Do you have one? If not, start building one today- in your mind, where it all begins. What brings you joy?
Have a joyful day,

Friday, September 12, 2008

Power of Intent

I've wanted a scooter since I was a little girl. They always looked so fun to me!

A few years ago, I decided I was going to focus on a way to get a scooter- not just any scooter- a Vespa.
So half joking, I decided to set my intent on owning a Vespa scooter. About a month later a new grocery store opened up next to one of our Papa Murphy locations. So I went over to the grand opening celebration and put my name in a drawing for a wave runner. I didn't want a wave runner. I never have had much interest in them, but I love to win things!
Well, about 10 minutes later, a friend of mine who was in charge of the drawing came over to our store to tell me I was the proud owner of a shiny new wave runner! "Awesome," I thought to myself, "I just won a Vespa!"
Well, I sold that wave runner (having never used it.) With the money I received from the wave runner I was able to walk into the Vespa store in Minneapolis and choose whatever scooter I wanted! What a cool feeling, to be able to walk into a store and pick out your dream ride!
I feel on top of the world when I'm riding Vito. (That's his name. I named him after the Godfather, because Vespa's are made in Italy, and as you can see from the picture, my scooter is obviously the godfather of all scooters!) I love feeling the breeze on my face, and taking in all the scents of summer time in Duluth. I think of my scooter rides when I meditate. It's a great anchor to invoke feelings of love and joy.
Dreams really can come true! Try attracting something you've always wanted into your life! What do you have to lose? Hang a picture of your dream car or the Caribbean somewhere where you'll look at it daily. Then think and feel how fun it will be to experience the joy and satisfaction of having that thing in your life! Remember the feeling part of the meditation is key! If I can make it happen, so can you!
Follow your bliss,

This picture was taken by Nate Lindstrom. He's a very talented and creative photographer in Duluth. Check out more of his work at