Bloom Groups Forming Now!

June 6, 2011 by Barb Scala  
Filed under Events, What's New

screen-shot-2011-04-07-at-54900-pmGrow your life goals with the gals!

Balance * Wellness
Passion & Purpose

Want to meet friendly women and stay on task  with life goals, balance, even explore your dreams and have some fun? Then join one of several “bloom” groups facilitated by Barb, forming now.

What is a bloom group, you ask?
Goal oriented small groups of wonderful women like you (6 to 8 in each group)  have fun and fuller lives living with more purpose & passion, balance and wellness.  Based on the premise that connection and a community of women is healthy to body, mind and soul, you work on individual life goals and dreams while forming friendships and support in a group setting. Instead of a networking group or a book group, this is a connecting group for you to grow, blossom, bloom!

  • Inspiration & support
  • Work on individual goals, big or small
  • Community, connection & friendship
  • Group format helps you stay on task
  • Meets twice a month (total of 6 gatherings)
  • Always fun & insightful!

If you’ve been trying to move forward, get out of overwhelm with your “to do” list, or simply want to connect with like-minded women and build new friendships, a bloom group is for you!! I’m so confident these groups make a difference in our overall happiness and well-being that I’m happy to offer a free initial consultation over the phone.

“I guarantee you’ll get something out of attending just once!!”

Where? Westbrook CT OR Contact Barb for information on joining a Bloom Tele-Group.

Cost $150 for six gatherings

Groups meet twice a month in Westbrook, other Shoreline CT locations TBD or over the phone (tele-groups).

Email or call 203-521-1129 for an initial phone consultation and to answer your questions.

Grow Your Gusto!

October 27, 2010 by Barb Scala  
Filed under Bloom Talk

screen-shot-2011-01-25-at-20220-pmBe bold and brave to open up to new possibilities and LOVE life!

Guest: Dale Allen, creator of her one woman show In Our Right Minds: A Celebration of Women, the Sacred Feminine and the Right Brain
LISTEN on Bloom Talk
Podcast: Recorded Feb 11, 2011 (41 min edited)

Not feeling creative? In a rut? Not sure how to get energized? Well, get ready for the energy of a Cape Canaveral lift-off when Dale Allen joins me on Bloom Talk. We’ll ask the question, “If not now, when?” and toss out ideas to get your creative juices flowing.


We’ll also talk with Louise, a vivacious tap dancing senior who is growing her gusto. “I was a daughter, student, wife, mother and then I became a widow. Even though I was very content and very happy with life, now I lost some of those roles. I had to find more and that’s when I found ME!”

From Bloomin’ in the Kitchen with Dale to exploring our soul’s purpose, we cover the bases and our dreams, passions and gifts. “Everyone has a gift and it starts with what makes you happy, what makes you feel alive. Start small ~ something you can access right now and that will lead you to the next thing and the next. You can’t look outside, you have to look within.”

More of Dale on Barb’s Bloom with Barb test pilot. Don’t miss Dale’s song and dance routine (with a little help from Barb) about reaching for dreams and finally getting off of Someday Isle a/k/a/ Someday I’ll.

Guest Website:
Who’s Blooming?
Louise’s Story
Bloomin’ in the Kitchen Recipe:
Creamy No-Cream Butternut Soup

Banish Mother’s Guilt & Dream Big!

May 6, 2010 by Barb Scala  
Filed under Bloom Talk

Our kids inspire us to dream and want us to soar! So why the mother’s guilt?

Guests: Dr. Dale Atkins guest psychologist on NBC’s Today Show and author of Sanity Savers: Tips for Women to Live a Balanced Life and Renata Bowers children’s author of Frieda B. Herself.

LISTEN on Bloom Talk Radio (pre-recorded)
Aired: Thursday, May 6th, 3pm EST

Another Mother’s Day tribute to inspire moms to bloom!

Remember when you were a child and you could dream big? And as a mom you saw your own kids’ imaginations running wild too. No matter what their age, toddlers to adults, our children have much to teach us about how to live our lives and how we can encourage them to live theirs.

Dr. Dale Atkins

Dr. Dale Atkins

Renata Bowers

Renata Bowers

Flush out mother’s guilt and give yourself the best Mother’s Day gift of all. The gift to be all that you can be!

Dr. Dale’s Website

Frieda B. Website (Renata’s book)

Lessons from Pretty Smart Women

April 1, 2010 by Barb Scala  
Filed under Bloom Talk

penny-pearlman1If being smart isn’t enough to guarantee success and achieve your dreams, then what is?

Guest: Penny Pearlman, author of Pretty Smart: Lessons from Our Miss Americas
LISTEN on Bloom Talk Radio
Aired: Thursday, April 8, 2010

In her book, Penny Pearlman extracts lessons of what it takes to be a “winner” contained in the stories of  twenty-two former Miss Americas including Lee Meriwether, Mary Ann Mobley, Phyllis George and Gretchen Carlson, who turn out to be not just pretty, but pretty smart.

Through their stories, we’ll explore how any woman can overcome obstacles and move past limiting beliefs and achieve success, personally and professionally.  Also, we’ll talk about what it takes to pursue a dream to create a life filled with soul satisfaction and why being smart isn’t all it takes to guarantee success.

If you have a deep desire to live your life on purpose, to work at what you love and follow your own road, Penny and I will tap into the tips and techniques contained in her “lessons” to help you make an exciting and enriching journey to a life you truly love.

Penny’s Website

Talkin’ about the Girlfriend Summit

April 1, 2009 by Barb Scala  
Filed under Press Room

On WFSB Better TV with the Gab Gals

On WFSB Better TV with the Gab Gals

On Better TV with Barb Scala and the Gab Gals talkin’ about the Girlfriend Summit happening this weekend in Killingworth CT.  Find out how you can have fun with your girlfriends while climbing the summit of your goals and dreams.

The Girlfriend Summit is a day filled with exploration, girlfriend team building, laughter and lots of hugs.

When? April 5, 2009