When Things Change, Go With the Flow or “What do I do with the radio show?”

September 8, 2010 by Barb Scala  
Filed under Blog, What's New

solstice_4_bg_061903Changes to my radio show this week have prompted me to change too. Since December 2009, Bloom Talk has aired online on the Her Insight network but a few days ago, Her Insight postponed all live production for several weeks. Its changing its online presence and announced a “transition phase” to improve programming.

This stinks for me. What do I do now? My content this year has largely been the radio show and now I have to change gears fast… and think. Links of past shows on my website are temporarily out of service and I’ll have to juggle things around. Questions pop up all around me. Should I wait it out and continue on with the show? Change to a different format? Do something new? And what about you listeners? How can I keep providing the content that you want?

Funny how what you’re thinking may actually happen. I have another project on the table - too soon to mention - and was just wondering how I can take a hiatus from the show. Take a break, a breather. Don’t we all wish that from time to time? And here is my wish come true.

But, I want to keep moving forward and Make It Happen. After all, this is one of my Seeds for Success. However, I know some things can’t be forced. Sometimes you just have to accept the things you can’t change. According to Lao Tzu, “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”

I think about this and intuitively know that I can’t make things happen all the time. No one can. Sometimes, I just have to go with the flow. By accepting and allowing, I can continue to move forward - less forced, less stressed. A way to Make it Happen without having to do anything other than navigating the path I’m on.

Now, I’m toying with the idea of changing the name of the last success “seed. ” To continue to spell the Bloom acronym B-L-O-O-M, the last seed has to start with the letter “M.” Hmmm. Why not call it Move Forward instead of Make it Happen? It sounds more like life. When things happen - and they always do - learning to go with the flow while continuing to move forward will help anyone to keep blooming. Even me.

Stay tuned as I go with the flow, update my website and move forward with Bloom Talk.

Make it Happen! with Desiree Fontaine

January 17, 2010 by Barb Scala  
Filed under Bloom Talk

screen-shot-2010-01-25-at-102449-pmIf you want to get growing in your life and career, let’s plant a “seed for success” to Make It Happen!

Guest: Desiree Fontaine, host of the popular midday show CT Style
Listen to the Show
Aired: January 28th

We’ll find out how Desiree has made it happen in her own life and tap into her positive vibes.

What do you need to get motivated and what’s passion got to do with it so you can Make it Happen too? Desiree’s inspiration and energy is contagious, so get ready to be entertained and have fun!

Desiree on CT Style

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