Green Lifestyles: Get Rid of the Junk Mail

July 28, 2010 by Barb Scala  
Filed under Press Room

screen-shot-2010-07-28-at-110515-amBarb and CT Green Scenes team up for solutions on greening our lives!

Who wants unnecessary clutter? None of us do. But, just open up your mailbox and you’ll probably find lots of mail you don’t even open.

Junk mail has a huge carbon footprint and overloads our landfills.  It’s also a big waste of your precious time and energy to sort, weed, shred and toss. And, unopened mail in the trash can be easy prey for fraud and identity theft .

Barb comments on Junk Mail on Channel 12 News CT

Time to organize your life, plant your Seeds for Success and go for the win-win. Stop the mail from reaching your doorstep in the first place by contacting organizations that can help like Direct Marketing Association Choice and companies who have your name on their mailing lists.

It’s worth the bother to reduce and hopefully eliminate junk mail and live a greener lifestyle. According to CT’s Green Scene’s Junk Mail: Return to Sender loaded with great tips on how to get rid of unwanted mail, ”The next time you get a catalogue or a coupon pack, think how many trees were destroyed before it landed in your mail box. Then, think about what you’d like to do about it.”

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Organize Your Life!

June 10, 2010 by Barb Scala  
Filed under Bloom Talk

Get a handle on your spaces, time and goals and make space for you.

Guest: Lisa Lelas, professional organizer, author of Simple Steps: 10 Weeks to Getting Control of Your Life and tv host of Simply Organized.

LISTEN on Bloom Talk Radio
Pre-recorded / Aired: June 10, 2010

Getting organized not only clears the clutter in your home and office but also in your mind as you make room to bloom! Lisa will amaze you with simple and easy tips and ideas on how to streamline and get things in order so you can start controlling your life instead of life controlling you.

Lisa Lelas

Lisa Lelas

Not just a how-to, we’ll also get to the root of why so many of us feel overwhelmed, out of energy and even stuck , and how organizing your life will help you move forward in so many ways!

Lisa’s Website:

Dec 2-BloomStorm Party at the Dressing Room

August 3, 2009 by Barb Scala  
Filed under Events


A Girls Night Out with Purpose

Theme: Organize Your Life for the Holidays and Beyond!

Dec 2nd, Wed, 5 -7pm
The Dressing Room
3 North Main St, Wallingford CT

We’re gearing up for the hectic holiday rush. Let’s toss out some BloomStorm ideas about how to pace ourselves now and into the New Year while connecting with some wonderful women. 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