Who Knew I Could Bloom!

August 10, 2009 by Barb Scala  
Filed under Finding A Passion, Who's Blooming

42-15977462I’d love to share an email I received from a busy mom who started to Bloom in so many ways.

A little background first. Jennifer signed up for a BloomStorming session because she was struggling with a full plate of responsibilities but wished to carve more space in her life for things that really mattered, like volunteering as stage mom at her daughter’s dance recital. She couldn’t understand how to manage everything going on in her life and be available to pitch in back stage. Surrounded by guilt “weeds” for not feeling she was someone who could do it all…career woman working full time, loving wife and the best mom to two small daughters… she was stressed and stuck.

We discussed how she could get over the guilt and make her wish come true Read more

Active mom skirts along with Gogirlwrapperz

July 15, 2009 by Barb Scala  
Filed under Finding A Passion, Who's Blooming

chrisrinereinsanddsc_1131You Go Girl! is my cheer for Chris Rinere of Gogirlwrapperz because she sprouted a great idea, created a product and planted her Bloom Seed to Make It Happen.

As an avid tennis player and mom-on-the-go, Chris froze every time she had to dash off the court in her tennis skirt and out into the cold outdoors to get the kids or be somewhere on a schedule. “There wasn’t enough time to go into the locker room and get tangled up in sweat pants and sneakers and be where I had to go.”

That’s when Chris thought up the idea of a warm skirt with an easy Velcro closure that she could toss over her tennis duds in a flash. Read more

Busy Career Mom Creates “My Life” Baby Journal

June 17, 2009 by Barb Scala  
Filed under Finding A Passion, Who's Blooming

Jennifer always loved to write. As a child, she would spend time copying special poems and sayings into a notebook and kept a detailed journal of a 6 week trip to Italy when she was just sixteen. And even though she pursued a technical degree in college and landed a corporate job, her work always involved some type of writing.

"Creating my baby journal took baby steps"

"Creating my baby journal took baby steps"

As life went on with career demands and starting a family, her passion for writing was put aside. But that all changed a few days after her son Christopher was born when Jennifer decided to write about her experience from the first labor pain to bringing the new baby home. Once she started writing she couldn’t stop and chronicled every milestone, every event, every new activity and life event that happened in her child’s life. Read more

From TV Producer to Teacher and Lovin’ It!

How does a six figure television producer from the City step into the shoes of a suburban history teacher? The journey doesn’t happen overnight but it’s actually easier than you think if you Love What You Do.

Renee at her graduation ceremony with teaching certificate in hand.

The happy graduate with teaching certificate in hand.

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Be Positive Each Day: Laura’s Story

April 28, 2009 by Barb Scala  
Filed under Overcoming a Challenge, Who's Blooming

Imagine not knowing if you were going to live 6 more months, 6 more years or 6 more decades. Instead of asking yourself if you would do anything differently, ponder about what you would do or perhaps not do at all.

I know what I’d do. I’d hand regret, guilt and anger at the door and enter a world filled with only good stuff like forgiveness, joy and harmony. Of course, I’d spend more time with loved ones, lots more time. And I’d probably order a chai tea more often instead of worrying so much about the calories and cost. Read more

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