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Create prosperity while you help others make their dreams come true -- become a Certified Vision Board Coach CVBC in 4 weeks via home study. As seen on CBS News.

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Bestselling author Joyce Schwarz, pictured on CBS Evening News conduction Vision Journal workshops in El Paso, Texas. 

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How to make an Easter Vision Board with Joyce Schwarz, bestselling author THE VISION BOARD book

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Easter for many people around the world represents a time of renewal and even rebirth.It's a time to celebrate a new season in our life - a new Spring and time to leap forward to the future of our lives!

 Easter is more than bunnies and eggs and PEEPS -- it's a time for renewal so why not create an Easter Vision Board see www.visionboard.info for details.

Recently I saw a quote that was quite thought-provoking and I wanted to share it with you hear. It seems to apply no matter what your religious background or spiritual leanings are: Reveerend James Forbes, senior minister emeritus of the Riverside Church, believes that: "Easter is about the triumph of life. Out of struggle, conflict and even moments of destruction, life emerges. "

WHAT GIVES US HOPE?

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Perhaps it's valuable to listen to Rev Forbes since he also is the co-chair of Partnership of Faith, an interfaith group of Protestant, Catholic, Jewish and Muslim clergy. On a more serious note in a recent article on NBC.com Rev Forbes explained that Easter,  "is a time when all of us look to our traditions --how do we bring spiritual values to our lives. Amidst terror, tyranny and fear, what gives us hope. All of this is about Easter. It makes us us want to keep pressing on."

is about Easter. It makes us us want to keep pressing on."

The air is fragrant with Joy:

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We just have to look at the flowers in the parks or even at the local supermarket garden centers and we see that as one of our greatest poets said "Henry Wadsworth Longfellow  "the full-blossomed trees fill all the air with fragrance and with joy."

CREATING AN EASTER VISION BOARD:

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Using the keywords from the notes above I've selected the following as power words or key words to use to guide us in creating an Easter Vision Board. If the word Easter does not fit with your beliefs you can call it a Spring Vision Board or a Renewal Board.

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KEYWORDS FOR THE VISION BOARD:

The keywords I've selected are: RENEWAL, HOPE, JOY, REBIRTH, TRIUMPH & of course GRATITUDE since we know that all of life springs forward from being grateful for what we have and who we are today before we can move forward to create even more good in our lives.

MATERIALS YOU'll NEED FOR THE VISION BOARD:

1) Get some kind of a flat surface to lay the materials on -- such as a poster board (maybe choose a colored one -- yellow or green to truly express hope to all of us. A 14 x 22 size is good and will give the entire family space to contribute to the design.

2) Gather together some marker, crayons or colored pens.

3) Stickers -- are often included with egg coloring kits or may be added into Easter Baskets so gather up some colorful stickers if you ahve some. IF not see if you have any colored gold stars adhesive kind or other decorations like glitter etc. You could use decorations for cookies too ie colored sugar etc just make sure to cover your final vision board carefully with plastic wrap or frame it so little critters don't go tasting your board in the future.

4) Start in the center -- take a picture of the family or pull one from the family album that shows them all dressed up for Easter or another spring event. Or pick one showing the group on a family hike or in a garden. Place the family picture in the center to tribute what you know is most important -- family and friends -- people over stuff!

5) Add the power words -- by eaither writing them large in colors or by making headlines on your computer and pringing them out or look at the Sunday newspaper you may easily find headlines or adds that include he words HOPE, Renewal, Joy etc.

6) Handprints -- a fun way to make a gorgeous design that will be treasured forever is to have the youngest family members use fingerpaints to print their hand prints on the board and 'sign' their names if they can or with some assist from older family members.

7) Can't bear to eat the chocolate bunny -- take a picture of him and add him to the JOY section then you'll remember him/her forever. Use the silvery or colorful paper the bunnies and chicks are wrapped in to embellish your board -- you can cut them into star or flower shapes if you wish.

8) Dried flowers -- do you have  big cetnerpiece set for the holidays-- then make sure to dry some of the flowers and add them later in the week. Remember your vision board is a work in progreess.

9) Plan for the future -- how can your family give back. Do you donate an hour or so at a soup kitchen each month. Do you help with boy scouts or girl scouts or at your local church -- then add pix of those experience too

10) Music score -- do you have a favorite song or a poem that inspires all of you -- then add it to the board too. One of ou may want to calligraphy some of the opening words to make it stand out better.

11) Cut out flowers from a magazine and add a great bouquet of flowers to the board or turn it into a virtual garden of delight.

12) Gratitude circle ask everyone to tell what they are grateful for such as being a family, surviving a bad flu this year or for our troops or family members or friends serving their country overseas or in-states this season.

You can add any or all of these with using a glue stick or white glue to your board: *colored grass *ribbons *designs made with a favorite nail polish, thumb prints in a circle of life, favorite quotes, inspirational sayings, or copy a bible verse or a verse from your own psalm book or from the Koran or whatever religious book you cherish and add it to your board.

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What's on your Valentines Day Vision Board and Vday #Freebies from Joyce Schwarz bestselling author The Vision Board book

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What's on your #visionboard -- love, gratitude, romance or success. Bestselling author Joyce Schwarz, The Vision Board:the secret to an extraordinary life (see a free chapter to jump start your new #visionboard and #lifevisioning: click here to see your free chapter.

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Create a Vision of Loveliness by Using Self-Adhesive Murals to Decorate your Home or Office -- literally a life-size Vision Board Recommends Joyce Schwarz, bestselling author The Vision Board Book

Yes, you can create a life-size vision board simply by picking our a wall mural (or a floor or ceiling mural) that reflects your desired lifetyle vision explains Joyce Schwarz, bestselling author THE VISION BOARD book www.visionboardinstitute.com

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S-l500 (1)How about classical Greece if you're visioning going to live in Greece wall covering #visionboard example. 

S-l500 (2)What about living in the tropics -- gorgeous view for any room in your house or your office. Live your Vision now says Joyce Schwarz, bestsellig author THE VISION BOARD book.

S-l500 (11)What about the sky as limitless in your new house -- self-adhesive blue skies stay sunny 24/7/365.

S-l500 (10)Sea beyond with enhanced vision when you add a colorful mural to your living room as part of living your #visionboard.

S-l500Visit Japan 24/7 with this gorgeous living bonzai tree view you can add to your study, office or hallway -- live your vision Asian style.

S-l500 (5)What about immersing yourself into a royal golden mansion or palace -- live your #visionboard easily with murals you add to your walls with ease.

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Light up your vision and live your #visionboard of seaside life with a wall mural that immerses you into your future desire now!

 


How to Make a Happiness Vision Board by Joyce Schwarz, author THE VISION BOARD book bestseller: more than 100,000 books sold worldwide

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HAPPINESS #1 Reason People Make A Vision Board Reports Bestselling author Joyce Schwarz

According to a recent study by ESSENCE MAGAZINE -- the #1 reason people make a vision board is to create Happiness in their lives.

That's why bestselling author and founder of THE VISION BOARD INSTITUTE, Joyce Schwarz encourages her more than 180 Certified Vision Board Coaches to guide their clients and classes to more Happiness in 2016. 

Schwarz provides this simple guide to making a Happiness Vision Board. She says: "Of course you can make all kinds of other vision boards ones for travel, career, family etc -- but Happiness is a great vision to have and it's the basis for all of our other goals and resolutions for 2016. So start with a happiness vision board. 

How to make a Happiness Vision Board by Joyce Schwarz, bestselling author THE VISION BOARD and keynote speaker

Joyce Schwarz, author The Vision Board shows how a Vision Board is Key Secret to Happiness

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Author of THE VISION BOARD Joyce Schwarz explains why a vision board is key to your happiness today and tomorrow! Amazon.com: The Vision Board: The Secret to an Extraordinary Life ...

A new study by the Los Angeles Times shows today that Happiness is based on 50 percent genetics40 percent intention and 10 percent circumstances. Wow that's kind of amazing when most of my clients say that they are happy or unhappy based on life's circumstances.
That's where the creation of a Vision Board can really be key to your happiness today and tomorrow. Why?
 
A) By creating a Vision Board you release past conditioning and open your inner self to new opportunities -- like being happy.
 
B) Be sure to include Happiness as one of your 'intents' or 'intentions on your Vision Board. So many people just put stuff like Diamonds and Cars and Houses that many forget that peace of mind and happiness are PRICELESS.
 
C) Search for defining images -- images that 'resonate' happiness to you -- it might be a sunrise or a sunset or a picture of you on a mountain top. For me it's a picture of me in front of the Great Hall of China -- if I can get there from the housing projects of Cleveland -- I can get anywhere! Post these images on your Vision Board-- already have a board -- add these images with glue tape or even just a thumbtack.
 
D) Clone your Vision Board -- yes don't just post it in a back closet-- bring it out where you can see it and bed sure to make copies of it that you can use as digital screensavers and maybe even on a keychain clasp. One of my clients even uses her Vision Board as the 'skin' for her laptop!
 
E) Do things that help you be happy -- you know be a kid again -- go ahead and have an ice cream cone, skip down the street , go swing in the park, wear your goofy color socks or even mismatched socks -- after all if it makes you happy and counters any bad genes why not!
 
For more information on Vision Boards and happiness see chapter 7 of The Vision Board by Joyce Schwarz. 
 
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Forget New Year's Resolutions --Make a Vision Board Instead Says bestselling author Joyce Schwarz, founder www.visionboardinstitute.com

Why Vision Boards are more powerful than New Years Resolutions by Joyce Schwarz, author THE VISION BOARD,www.visionboard.info

WHY VISIONING & VISION BOARDS are better than New Years Resolutions by Joyce Schwarz, author THE VISION BOARD

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FOUR REASONS VISIONING AND VISION BOARDS are better to use than old-fashioned New Year's Resolutions  The Vision Board: The Secret toLife,
 
During the past couple of weeks you may have heard or seen radio and TV interviews with Joyce Schwarz, author
of the world's bestselling book on life visioning and vision board creation --
 
The Vision board: the secret to an extraordinary life published by Harper Collins Publishing, Collins Design featured onstations ranging from Wyoming to Daytona Beach, Florida to Victoria, BC, Canada talking about the value of visioning and vision boards versus old-fashioned New Year's Resolutions!
 
(See a free chapter from THE VISION BOARD book here):click now!

In this post, author and Hollywood career strategist and new company launch consultant (see www.joycecom.com for details on more then 75 high tech companies Joyce Schwarz has launched), you'll discover 4 reasons that Visioning and Vision Boards are better than making resolutions that are often broken within hours or even minutes after making them at midnight December 31 each year.
 
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OUT WITH THE OLD IN WITH VISIONING 2016-- as the best year ever: Schwarz has been featured nationally on dozens of radio talk shows explaining why visioning and vision boards as featured in her book and as shown on Oprah and LARRY KING's shows are more powerful for changing your life than old-fashioned New year's Resolutions.

SAMPLE OF A PROSPERITY VISION BOARD or Prosperity board as seen in THE VISION BOARD: the secret to an extraordinary life by Joyce Schwarz  (board courtesy of Jen, Millionaire Mommy Next door blogger.

HERE ARE FOUR REASONS VISION BOARDS ARE BETTER THAN RESOLUTIONS
according to Joyce Schwarz, motivational speaker and founder of the Vision Board Institute.
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1)Visioning and Vision Boards use images to activate your brain and encourage positive results!
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 Most New Year's resolutions are simply 'said' sometimes they are expressed aloud but much of the time the individual just 'resolves' to lose 10 pounds or give up smoking or make more money.
 
However, with vision boards and visioning you are not only writing down what you want to create you are visually picturing the desired outcome.
 
So that means that the image is activating your RAS (recticular activating system) of your brain so that it is instilled in your mind -- much stronger than just a wish or a resolution can ever be.
 
The image then reinforces your vision which comes from the inside out/ not the outside in!

2) HEART NOT HEAD as motivation:  As hinted at earlier, a resolution is prompted by something outside of yourself or your physical self -- not your inner self. You resolve to go to the gym. You resolve to exercise more. You resolve to start dating again.
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BUT through the visioning process and by creating a vision board you are tapping into your inner power of intention and really expressing your inner desires to manifest them. 
 
You are inspired not just 'motivated' -- this is 'heart work' not head work.
 
Both your left and right brain are involved in visioning and vision board creation where usually in New Year's resolutions your left brain which is the analytical one says it's time to lose weight or time to find a new love or to get a better job.

3) Tumblr_static_170707 We live in a visual world -- as screenagers-- weaned on Sesame Street and raised on MTV we are easily influenced by pictures around us.
 
So why not create your own visual map and picture your best life possible.
 
When you are driven by inner New Year's resolutions it's too easy for outside images to distract your resolve.
 
Resolve is like "gritting your teeth" visioning is like singing your song! It's a joy versus a task!

4)PAST VERSUS FUTURE: Past With the visioning process and vision board creation you'll find 'defining images' everywhere that will support your creation process and reward your visions of the best possible life.
 
You'll be looking for those pictures that encourage you to your goal realization versus distractions that get you off track from your resolutions.
 
Visioning is an ancient practice that has worked for thousands of years.
 
Visioning is a warmer and welcoming way of creating/guiding you to your dreams.
 
Resolutions are all too often harsh reminders of your failures in the past! Rather than focusing on last year or years ago start fresh.
 
Release your past and envisioning a better tomorrow today! Hapiness

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SPEAKING TO YOUR GROUP OR COMPANY: Also if you wish to book Joyce Schwarz, author and Hollywood career strategist to speak to your organization, you can contact her directly via email at: joyceschwarz@gmail.com As seen below: Joyce Schwarz, motivational speaker and bestselling author THE VISION BOARD as featured on CBS Evening News this year. 
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FREE CHAPTER ON GRATITUDE for #Giving Tuesday from THE VISION BOARD book by bestselling author and motivational speaker Joyce Schwarz

You hit the mall on #BlackFriday. You patronize local businesses on #SmallBizSaturday. You surf the web for deals on #CyberMonday. And if you're feeling a little guilty for how much cash you've dropped — along comes #GivingTuesday.

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$46 MILLION FOR CHARITY

As reported by NPR #GivingTuesday was born four years ago to encourage people to open their wallets for a good cause.  Last year alone, #GivingTuesday pulled in a whopping $46 million in charitable donations – a 63 percent increase from 2013.

Vision Board Institute founder and bestselling author Joyce Schwarz has announced that a free chapter on Gratitude from The Vision Board book is available for the next 24 hours to the public in thanks for their efforts on #GIVINGTUESDAY.

TO GET YOUR CHAPTER here is your secret code: Vbbook

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Here is the start of the chapter by Joyce Schwarz

Develop an attitude of gratitude starting with you—you are worth it!Take a moment right now and look at yourself— your hands,your feet,and your face—with the same kind of admiration you might bestow on one of the most precious sculptures in the Louvre Museum in Paris.

Think about this: you are irreplaceable, which makes you priceless! Far too many people view gratitude as something given to others, and all too often in our society, self-admiration and self-appreciation are viewed as being, well, selfish.

Yet it is an unabiding sense of wonder and awe for life that fills us with positive energy so that we can keep in tune with an attitude of gratitude, no matter what happens or what anyone says to us.

It’s our own self-respect that enables us to tune out the static of everyday hassles and channel more positive energy.

Gratitude is an attitude that hooks us up to our source of supply. And the more grateful you are, the closer you become to your maker, to the architect of the universe, to the spiritual core of your being.It’s a phenomenal lesson....

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TAKE THE SCARY OUT OF HALLOWEEN Safety Tips and Free Happy VISION CARDS from Joyce Schwarz, bestseling author and the Vision Board Institute

For many people Halloween is anything but happy.

 Linkagoal’s Fear Factor Index, which was done in partnership with market research firm YouGov,found that just under one-third of those surveyed said they were afraid of horror movies (32 percent) and another 10 percent of people are afraid of clowns coulrophobia add those people who suffer from Samhainophobia, the fear of Halloween and that adds up to more than 1/2 of the population.

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Halloween puts the scariest characters including Zombies, Freddy Krueger and Hannibal Lector copycats right on your front steps and around every corner. 
Classic_Horor_Movie_Monsters_horror_movies_6019898_485_524_xlargeAlmost 1/3 of the population is afraid of Horror Movies according to researchers. Another 10 percent fear clowns and even fear of Hallowee itself is called: Samhainophobia.

FEAR OF HALLOWEEN: Halloween is a dark celebration with Pagan roots. For some, it represents a mockery of Christian values.Those who suffer from Samhainophobia see no playfulness or joy in Halloween. They are frightened by the costumes, by the loud sounds of firecrackers and excited voices, and by the sense of wildness and otherworldliness that the night seems to conjure forth, according to the online site "Fearofstuff.com" 

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DEADLIEST DAY OF THE YEAR

But did you know that Halloween is the deadliest day of the year for children vs auto fatalities --look at this chart:

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  • Halloween Was Deadliest Day of the Year for Child Pedestrian Accidents
    One hundred and fifteen child pedestrian fatalities occurred on Halloween over the 21 years of our analysis. That is an average of 5.5 fatalities each year on October 31, which is more than double the average number of 2.6 fatalities for other days.
  • The “Deadliest Hour”
    Nearly one-fourth (26 out of 115) of accidents occurred from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Over 60% of the accidents occurred in the 4-hour period from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Middle of the Block Most Hazardous
    Over 70% of the accidents occurred away from an intersection or crosswalk.
  • Ages Most at Risk on Halloween
    Most of the fatalities occurred with children ages 12-15 (32% of all child fatalities), followed by children ages 5-8 (23%).
  • Drivers Who Posed the Greatest Risk
    Young drivers ages 15-25 accounted for nearly one-third of all fatal accidents involving child pedestrians on Halloween.
  • Drivers Who Posed the Lowest Risk
    Drivers ages 36-40 and 61-65 were involved in the fewest child pedestrian fatalities on Halloween. Together, these age groups accounted for nine child pedestrian fatalities (8%) in the 21 years of the study.PP

PLUS there are other dangers on Halloween too:

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VISIONING A SAFE HALLOWEEN:Here's a video courtesy of www.visionboardinstitute.com --the Vision Board Institute,that envisions a safe Halloween that may be helpful. click here or watch below:

 

WALK SAFETY TIPS: from safekids.org include:

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  • Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
  • Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. 
  • Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
  • Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.
  • Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to
    the left as possible.  Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings.
  • Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.

FREE HALLOWEEN VISION CARDZ(tm)

Joyce Schwarz from the Vision Board Institute, www.visionboardinstitute.com has created 31 different Halloween Vision Cardz(tm) to exchange this weekend instead of candy and other tricks or treats.

SAMPLE HALLOWEEN VISION CARDZ(TM)

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To see the cards go to:Pinterest Hallowen Vision Cardz (TM)

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To get your copy of the downloadable PDF with the printable cards please email: joyce@visionboardinstitute.com

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Become a Certified Vision Board Coach in 4 Weeks Via Home Study with Joyce Schwarz, bestselling author and founder www.visionboardinstitute.com

What if you could become a Certified Vision Board Coach in 4 weeks via home study -- as seen on CBS Evening news. 

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As seen on CBS EVENING NEWS -- Motivational speaker and bestselling author Joyce Schwarz, founder www.visionboardinstitute.com offers a 4 week home study course on HOW TO BECOME A CERTIFIED VISION BOARD COACH -- which is the only accredited program worldwide.

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Here is the gorgeous designer certificate that Certified Vision Board Coaches are awarded with when they complete their 4 week home study program to become a CVBC coach: 

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