Posts Tagged ‘Portland Events’

Don’t you just love those two words!  Makes you giggle just to say them.  Our upcoming Flourish event is all about being “tickled pink”, “in the pink” and all things pink & girlie – pampering, playing, indulging, shopping, eating, drinking, girlfriends, chatting, and laughing.  We’ve got it all put together into one fabulously fun afternoon in Portland’s South Waterfront at the beautiful Rilassi Coffee House.    Tickled Pink is for women of all ages who are ready to carve out a little bit of me time and get their PINK on.   Hope you can join us!

Here’s an invitation with more details or go to the Flourish website and sign up.

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“Sometime in your life, you will go on a journey.  It will be the longest journey you have ever taken.  It is the journey to find yourself.” Katherine Sharp

goldfish jumping out of the water

If you are anything like me, you probably always thought that only a few special people were artistic or creative and no matter how hard you tried, you weren’t ever going to be one of “them”.   Personally, I always thought creative and artistic were interchangeable.  I only thought of being creative in the artistic sense.    I have dabbled in all manner of artistic/creative pursuits (water color painting, photography, pottery to name a few).  I always started with high hopes that this time my hidden artist would emerge, but after a short time, I gave up in dismay convinced that there was no hope for me.  I just wasn’t a creative person.

Well, who knew then how wrong I was!  Creative thinking has little to do with your ability to paint a perfect still life.  In fact there has been a lot of research done on creativity lately and it appears that our capacity for creativity – our brainpower – is much greater than we could ever imagine.    Apparently we have ALL been gifted with a birthright of unlimited creative potential.   The key is to recognize our own potential and then figure out how to tap into the well.

Creativity comes from an open mind, an ability to look at things from a different perspective, and from a willingness to take risks and experience failure.  Creative thinking occurs when we challenge our long held assumptions and realize there is often more than one right answer.   Next time you are faced with a problem, consider asking yourself “How would I look at this situation if I was six years old?”  You’ll get the most amazing insight and sometimes…just the right answer.

ingrid Would you like to learn more about finding or re-kindling your own creativity?   Our Flourish Salon on Thursday evening, July 16th, with guest presenter Ingrid Kincaid is called “Creativity, the Play that Pays”.  If you’re in Portland, come join us for an evening of fun, creative inspiration and coloring outside of the lines.

Ready to read more about boosting your creativity?  Check out these interesting sites… Creativity For Life, Word Juxtapoz, Creativity Portal

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“Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens can change the world.  Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead

I have always held the belief that when “we the people” put our minds and our hearts together for good, good things really can happen.    This truth was never more evident than when a group of amazing women came together on November 2nd at the Oregon Golf Club to hear Vicky Trabosh speak on The Power of Your Journey.

Vicky & Nancy

Vicky Trabosh is changing the lives of the people of Rwanda itafari by itafari (brick by brick).  Her powerful presentation was truly an inspiration.  Speaking from her heart and sharing her stories and photographs of her most recent trip to Rwanda on behalf of her non-profit organization, The Itafari Foundation, Vicky touched each of our hearts.   We laughed, we cried, we learned so much about Vicky’s personal journey, the journey of the people of Rwanda and even our own journey.  We can all make a difference and we can do it itafari by itafari ~ just like Vicky.

Thank you to all the amazing women who shared this afternoon.  Together we raised over $2,000 for Itafari.  That’s a lot of bricks!

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