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.

Do You Dare to Dream?

April 13, 2011 by Barb Scala  
Filed under Bloom Talk

42-16477749If so, you may just find what you love to do.

Guest: Kathie Hightower & Holly Scherer authors of Help I’m a Military Spouse: I Get a Life Too!
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Podcast: Recorded March 16, 2011 (25 min)

I love to find people who are inspiring others to bloom like Kathie and Holly. As military wives they were always moving from place to place wondering if they would ever have the chance to have a life too!

Now they run Dare to Dream groups and have a creative and practical approach to follow your dreams instead of letting them go by the wayside. They also have great insight into the 5 keys to happiness and how to be more optimistic to follow a dream even when it’s not your innate nature.

Kathie Hightower and Holly Scherer

Kathie Hightower & Holly Scherer

“The best thing to do when faced with obstacles is to say, What is possible? What can I do?” Those two questions can really shift you into a new way of thinking,” claims Kathie.  Holly adds that when something is not possible now but may be possible in the future, try and turn “I can’t” into “I can’t yet.” This will shift negative thinking into the realm of possibility when trying to reach your goal or a dream.

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Second Journey with Joan Anderson

October 12, 2010 by Barb Scala  
Filed under Bloom Talk

Walking away from the mainstream and finding a deeper sense of self

Guest: Joan Anderson author of NY Times Bestseller A Year by the Sea and her latest book Second Journey

Joan Anderson

Joan Anderson

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Podcast: Recorded Sept 27, 2010

Joan’s first book A Year by the Sea chronicled her awakening after years of being a wife and mother. Identifying with her need to listen to her heart, women flocked to her story sending it straight to the bestseller list.

Several bestsellers later and a full schedule of media tours and workshops, Joan claims that she was ”restless, unhappy, and full of an undefined ache, standing at a crossroad with no clear idea of what path to follow. I only knew that I needed a change. So I took a leap of faith, walked away from the mainstream of life and dove headlong into the unknown.”

Joan explores her Second Journey; how she was able to go deeper as opposed to father on her path. She talks about the mystical Scottish island of Iona and how she rediscovered herself all over again. Always a delight and filled with amazing insight, Joan talks about how to be true to ourselves and live fulfilled, yet unfinished lives.