Stopping to Smell the Flowers…in November!

November 17, 2010 by Barb Scala  
Filed under Blog

img_2639Last night’s raindrops are still on my pink fairy roses just picked a few minutes ago….in November. Global warming? Maybe. But whatever the reason, I know that my rose garden won’t be blooming for long and now is time to take notice. To stop and smell the roses.

A freshly picked bouquet might not seem unusual if I were in sunny Florida or somewhere on the warmer west coast. But for this time of year in Connecticut, being able to walk out my kitchen door and cut fresh flowers is something to behold. And to take a moment to enjoy. Even celebrate!

I strive to live a balanced life and sometimes that means stopping to smell and admire my roses even when my To Do list is a mile long. This morning I had planned to make a few phone calls, pump out some emails and edit a few podcasts. And that’s before seven hours of scheduled work!

But I just couldn’t walk by those roses yet another day without acknowledging their beauty and picking a few to bring indoors.  So, I quickly re-prioritized my tasks in my head and made it a point to stop and savor nature.

That word “savor” has particular significance for me. It’s one of the 5 S’s that Dr. Dale Atkins and I talk about in our book Sanity Savers: Tips for Women to Live a Balanced Life and one that I try to incorporate in my own life. Being present, in the moment, not letting life passing me by. Infusing time to savor the smallest things I might have otherwise overlooked is an essential part of trying to live my life in balance.

Which brings me full circle to my Seeds for Success. The first seed you can plant each and every day to live a balanced and fulfilled life is to be positive. And you can’t be positive without being able to be in the present moment - to enjoy the little things in life.

Taking the time, if only for a few seconds, to smell  flowers on miraculous sunny morning in November is part of that balanced lifestyle that I try to live every day and one I wish for you too!

Best of Bloom Talk!

April 24, 2010 by Barb Scala  
Filed under Bloom Talk, self

sowing-seedsYou’ve got to plant Seeds for Success to Bloom

Hosted by Barb Scala with Guest Cameos (pre-recorded) from Emme, Nancy Anderson, Dr. Dale Atkins, Lisa Lelas, Pam Otten, Olivia Mellan, Dale Allen, Martha Hoffman, Laura Fitzpatrick-Nager and Desiree Fontaine.

LISTEN on Bloom Talk Radio
Podcast: Aired live June 24, 2010

It’s been an amazing 6 months of wonderful guests and topics since Bloom Talk hit the airwaves. What a better way to celebrate than to reflect as we plant Seeds for Success!

Through the months, my fabulous guests have inspired you to Be positive, Love what you do, Organize  your life, Own your life, and then Make it happen. And who would have thought? These “seeds” just happen to spell BLOOM!

Barb Scala, host of Bloom Talk Radio

Barb Scala, host of Bloom Talk Radio

That’s what we do on Bloom Talk …dream, create and grow the life and lifestyle you want to live. Jam packed with the essential seeds everyone needs to bloom day after day, season after season, year after year, don’t miss one of my favorite shows!

Seeds for Success

Barb’s Seeds for Success on CT Style Show

October 8, 2009 by Barb Scala  
Filed under Press Room

Barb plants her Seeds for Success with Desiree and Sonya on WTNH’s Connecticut Style.

Better CT: Life Coach has Tips on Turning Life Around

July 28, 2009 by Barb Scala  
Filed under Press Room

barb-bloom-daisy-062-cropped-smallBarb is on WFSB’s Better Connecticut with Kara Sundlun

Find out how you can turn your life around in this economy and Bloom!

With her 5 Seeds for Success, Barb offers insight on how women can work on a plan and make things happen in their lives and careers.

Great tips!

>>Better CT TV Clip