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April 2010

GET A VISION Video with Joyce Schwarz, best-selling author THE VISION BOARD at Pre-Oscar Party 2010

Joyceandbooknew YOWZA, new video just in from Joyce Schwarz book signing to benefit charity at the Pre-Oscar party just days before the Academy Awards Ceremony 2010.

THANKS JOYCE CHOW!

Our thanks to uber-journalist Joyce Chow for filming the event and posting it online. Plus we were able to introduce our recommendation for Oscar Gifting Suites which we aimed to 'redefine SWAG' which narmally means Sealed With a Gift to SHARE WITH AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE.  And we tied in the signing with charities like Lance Armstrong's LIVESTRONG FOUNDATION!

Joyce Schwarz, bestselling author THE VISION BOARD book, email: joyceschwarz@gmail.com, www.visionboard.info (where you can sign up for our new weekly ezing about visioning, vision board creatin and how to get Certified as a Vision Board Counselor!

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Life Visioning Coaching With Joyce Schwarz, best-selling author THE VISION BOARD book and award winning career coach and author of SUCCESSFUL RECAREERING New weekly coaching small group via telephone

Joyceandbooknew Dear Vision Board fans, for the first time ever  after many, many requests, I am offering a weekly small group coaching group via telephone. You might call it a mini-mastermind group.

Here are more details for the group which starts on May 10, 2010 along with the sign-up information. It is recommended that you attend for a 3-6 month period. 

If you'd like to get the discount code so you can get the second month free, email me at: joyceschwarz@gmail.com, or call 310-822-3119. Thanks

Joyce Schwarz, The Vision Board book, to see a free chapter of the best-selling book on vision board creation and vision boards, go to http://tinyurl.com/ordervisionbook and click on browse inside. Of course you can also buy the book at that location on Amazon.com or go to your local Barnes & Noble Bookstore or Borders or Target Stores in the USA and in Canada Costco stores and Wal-mart stores.

MANIFESTING YOUR LIFE AND WORK VISIONS FOR 2010 & BEYOND:

Please join us for our first weekly group session on May 10 via telephone. All sessions are for 1 hour and are based on topics that individuals in the group suggest and information Joyce will share on creating and manifesting your life and work visions for 2010 & beyond!

 


 

 

Get Accredited as a Certified Vision Board Counselor by Best-selling author Joyce Schwarz & The Vision Board Institute Via Home Study Program

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Yes you can get accredited as a Certified Vision Board Counselor via home stuy in 8 weeks or complete the classes at your own pace via audio download or a new printed home study manual. 

If you have questions email: joyceschwarz@gmail.com

 


THE INTERNET LOVES THE VISION BOARD BOOK BY JOYCE SCHWARZ

Yowza, a quick check of new posts on The Vision Board book by Joyce Schwarz shows scores and scores of links to new blog articles, videos, audios, podcasts and wonderful book reviews on The Vision Board The Secret to An Extraordinary Life book which is fast becoming "THE" reference and text book for creating a vision board around the world.

See here just a few of the vision boards as seen in THE VISION BOARD: the secret to an extraordinary life by Joyce Schwarz, published by Harper Collins Publishing, Collins Design, December 22, 2009.

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HERE ARE LINKS TO SOME OF THE MOST RECENT articles, videos, podcasts and reviews of THE VISION BOARD BOOK~!  

The Vision Board: The Secret to an Extraordinary Life

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1.     The Vision Board - Book Review

Apr 22, 2010 - The Vision Board: The Secret to an Extraordinary Life is now available in paperback. Well-worth the price of its hardcover, the paperback is a must buy.
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1.     Mystery Or Mastery - What If God…Blog

Apr 11, 2010 - The Vision Board: The Secret to An Extraordinary Life by Joyce Schwarz is one of the most beautiful books I have ever read. The cover is absolutely gorgeous ...
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1.     adilah barnes on my own terms talk radio podcast

1 day ago - We're talking with Joyce Schwarz, author of the definitive vision board book - The VISION BOARD The Secret to an Extraordinary Life, Harper Collins ...
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1.     The Infinite Field Magazine April 2010 Issue

Apr 14, 2010 - Joyce Schwarz The Vision Board: The Secret to An Extraordinary Life by Joyce Schwarz Foreward by: Bob Proctor, featured in The Secret Afterward by: Jack ...
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2010 is the perfect time to start a board. You have nothing to lose ... Joyce Schwarz, January 2, 2010:

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AHN NEWS: Winter 2010  THIS IS A FABULOUS REVIEW!

By Joyce Schwarz. Reviewed by Tristy Taylor. In this lively and colorful book, author and coach ... © 2010 Healing Arts Network. All rights reserved.

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Slow Down and Achieve – JOYCE SCHWARZ OF THE VISION BOARD ...

Goal setting is so important no matter what you want to achieve. Learn the power and how to from bestselling author Joyce Schwarz of a Vision Board

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Joyce Schwarz. About the author: Joyce Schwarz’s career strategy business is called Center for ... best way to turn your New Year resolutions into reality? Create a visual map for 2010

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THE PERFECT MOTHER’S DAY GIFT: THE VISION BOARD BOOK BY JOYCE SCHWARZ & YOUR OWN MOM VISION BOARD TRIBUTE
Would we similar to to respect your mom or grandma or even your good parents mom upon their birthday or an additional special occasion? One of the most appropriate ways to do which is to emanate the TRIBUTE BOARD to your mom or your mom figure! THE VISION BOARD BOOK BY JOYCE SCHWARZ IS AN
 
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HOW TO USE A VISION BOARD TO MAKE MONEY LINK TO FREE CONFERENCE CALL WITH JOYCE SCHWARZ BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE VISION BOARD BOOK

Vbjackquote What if you could really use a vision board to guide you to increased prosperity and abundance? What do you need to know about vision board creation and life visioning that no one has told you before? 

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In this tele-workshop (link below) Joyce Schwarz previews just a few of he many valuable techniques, systems and advice that you can discover in all of the vision board workshops, classes and courses from THE VISION BOARD INSTITUTE.

Best-selling author Joyce Schwarz, THE VISION BOARD book, explains that she has interviewed more than 200 wisdom leaders, celebrities, TV personalities, professional athletes (even Olympians) and venture funded business start-up founders to research what you need to know about using your vision board as: 

*A visual map to create the best possible life for you, your family and your business.

*What most Vision Board instructors don't know and can't teach you! 

*Why some people are better at manifesting abundance and prosperity.

*What insider tips can you value from in creating new income streams and launching your own service, product or company.

*Why a vision statement is more important than a mission statement and what is the difference between the two techniques.

*Why you must discover what Joyce calls "THE WHO OF THE HOW" in order to augment the universe in guiding you to what's next and how to get there.

Here is the link to the free podcast which is more than 1 hour in length:

 http://www.audioacrobat.com/play/W82lxGg4

or here is another link: clickheretohearjoycetalkonvisionboards$$

And as a bonus here are some of the vision boards on prosperity and abundance that are featured in Chapter 7 of THE VISION BOARD book that will inspire you to moving forward with great momentum. You'll see vision boards here from some of the 75 VIP contributors for The Vision Board book including: Theda Sandiford, Jen,(Millionnaire mom blogger), Marisa Petroro, actress and model) and Evelyn Lim.

 See chapter 7 of THE VISION BOARD book for more details on these vision boards and their creators.

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DISCOUNTS for Joyce Schwarz  May vision board classes, courses and coaching include 5 different options for discovering how to use vision boards for creating $$ and also for powering up your own life, work & income streams:

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VISION BOARD ANALYSIS and LIFE VISIONING SESSION WITH JOYCE:

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FOR MORE 310-822-3119 to talk to Joyce personally or to book Joyce Schwarz for paid public speaking engagements. Also email her at: joyceschwarz@gmail.com 

 

 

 

 

 

FOR MOREINFO: call 310-822-3119 to talk to Joyce personally or to book Joyce Schwarz for paid public speaking engagements. Also email her at: joyceschwarz@gmail.com
FOR MOREINFO: call 310-822-3119 to talk to Joyce personally or to book Joyce Schwarz for paid public speaking engagements. Also email her at: joyceschwarz@gmail.com

 

 


  


Register Now for May Vision Board Courses from best-selling author Joyce Schwarz & The Vision Board Institute

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Joyce Schwarz, best-sellng author of THE VISION BOARD book by Harper Collins Publishing, Collins Design, invites you to register now for new courses, classes and coaching sessions now available from THE VISION BOARD INSTITUTE.

Class and course and coaching offerings feature something for everyone including:

*4-week accellerated Tele-classes with Joyce Schwarz to earn your accreditation as a Certified Vision Board Counselor.

*Home Study course -- 8 classes (via MP3 audio downloads that you can put on your computer or you can download directly to your MP3 player or iPOD) to listen to and progress at your own pace.

*For the first time ever: monthly small group coaching via phone with Joyce Schwarz

*Vision Board Analysis and private session creating your vision with Joyce Schwarz session.

* One to one coaching (3 sessions) with Joyce Schwarz.

SEE ALL THE LINKS BELOW TO MORE INFORMATION AND DETAILS ABOUT THESE OPTIONS WITH JOYCE SCHWARZ & THE VISION BOARD INSTITUTE.

Or email: joyceschwarz@gmail.com for more info.

To sign up to become a Certified Vision Board Counselor via 4 week teleclass (next one starts May 11) see: http://cvbcmayteleclasses.eventbrite.com

To sign up for home study classes (8 class lessions sent to you via MP3 audios you download at your leisure) NOTE:  you complete in your own time -- most people take anywhere from 6 weeks to 9 weeks, but you can ask for an extension and take as much time as needed.

Sign up for home study to earn your Certified Vision Board Counselor certificate! :  http://homestudycvbc.eventbrite.com

To sign up for small group coaching with Joyce Schwarz personally (once a week, minimum two months) go to:http://smallgroupcoaching.eventbrite.com

To sign up for a vision board analysis and revisioning your vision statement or creating your first vision board one to one with Joyce Schwarz go to:  http://visionboardanalysis.eventbrite.com

To sign up for one to one coaching with Joyce Schwarz on your life, your business, your income streams, selling your products and services or in changing careers or (you tell me what you want to emphasize during the sessions) You are signing up for 3 sessions done over a one month period fo time. (You can get an extension if necessary for an additional month should you be traveling or need personal time etc) All sessions are via telephone directly with Joyce-- she calls you and pays for long distance. You get an audio of each call to keep for your own. And you are welcome to discuss your challenges with Joyce weekly via email and quick phone calls during your coaching period. Sign UP here:   http://privatecoachingjoyceschwarz.eventbrite.com


The Vision Board Book by Joyce Schwarz Features More than 75 VIPs, Wisdom Leaders & Celebrities

Joyceandbooknew Dear readers, one of the most frequent questions I get about The Vision Board book I wrote for Harper Collins Publishing, Collins Design is who are the VIP's featured in your book?

So I thought it was time to show you pictures of just some of the more than 150 VIP's, Wisdom Leaders, Teachers of The Secret (movie and book) and let you see for yourself in advance who I tapped into and interviewed for the book.

Here are some pictures of just some of the VIP's in THE VISION BOARD book and the audios that were done in preparation for the book by Joyce Schwarz. More than 900 people around the world including 38 states and 9 countries submitted information and pictures of their vision boards for the book.

Alas, space permitted us to use 100 pictures. But all of these are full color and we look forward to sharing them with you with THE VISION BOARD book.

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BOB PROCTOR WROTE THE PREFACE & JACK CANFIELD WROTE THE AFTERWORD FOR THE BOOK -- THANKS AGAIN TO THEM FOR THEIR SUPPORT!

Above see just some of the pictures of the more than 75 wisdom leaders, teachers of THE SECRET, and VIP's & celebrities who appear in THE VISION BOARD book written by Joyce Schwarz for Harper Collins Publishing, Collins Design. You'll recognize lots of these names includind of course: Bob Proctor who wrote the preface for the book and Jack Canfield who wrote the afterword.

Teachers of THE SECRET who are quoted in the book or who offered tips that Joyce featured in the book include: Marie Diamond, Bob Doyle, Lee Brower, Mike Dooley and of course Jack Canfield and the narrator of THE SECRET, Bob Proctor. Ariane de Bouvoisin, author FIRST 30 Days and creator of First30days.com, Randy Gardner, Olympic skater

OTHER VIP names you'll recognize include those from Hollywood and the entertainment industry such as Marisa Petroro (actress and model seen on NBC's DEAL OR NO DEAL, Aras Baskauskas, $1million winner CBS SURVIVOR, David Lander, Squiggie in LAVERNE & SHIRLEY TV show and spokesperson for the MS Foundation, Mark Chasen, founder, emusic.com and comedienne, Maria Bamford (FOX TV) and the voice of Target stores for Christmas 2009 campaign.

AND STILL OTHER VIP's seen in the picture above and featured in the book or interviewed for THE VISION BOARD book include: Judith Parker Harris, founder HEALTH ESTEEM, Jim Stoval, author of THE ULTIMATE GIFT which was also made into a movie with James Garner and Abigail Bresling, Jina Bacarr, romance writer, Harlequin books, Jen (Millionaire Mom blogger),Cynthia Kersey, author UNSTOPPABLE,(scroll down for another set of pictures featuring these VIP's:

LOOK BELOW TO ALSO SEE: Mary Manin Morrissey, Matt Boggs, Lee Abrams, Aras Baskaskas, Renee Piane, Dr. Susan Block and Jaynse Jaud all interviewed for THE VISION BOARD book by Joyce Schwarz,
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   ABOVE SEE STILL MORE VIP's featured in THE VISION BOARD book by Joyce Schwarz and thanks to all of the other people like you and me who are also living their visions who are featured in the book.

And special thanks to the hundreds of others who contributed quotes, tips or their actual vision boards but were not included because of space limitatins or technical challenges. I am greateful for all of you, Joyce Schwarz.

If you have not seen THE VISION BOARD book yet, you can go to this link and see more than 60 pages of the book for free: http://tinyurl.com/seeinsidebook.

And if you want to purchase The Vision Board book at a bargain price go to:http://www.tinyurl.com/ordervisionbook and that will take you to the exact page on Amazon.com to buy the book. Amazon and the other sellers of the book hooked into Amazon have great bargains on The Vision Board book which are often up to 30-40 percent off the retail price.

Can't wait to get the book online, want to go to your local bookstore --then head to Barnes & Noble and Borders and Target Stores in the USA and in Canada you can find THE VISION BOARD book at COSTCO and now at Wal-Mart and of course bookstore chains like Indigo.

If you can't find the book in your location, email me (the author Joyce Schwarz) at: thevisionboard@aol.com andI can tell you where to get it near you. Or I can link you to a place where you can buy a book autographed especially for you or your mom (maybe for Mother's Day) .

To see THE VISION BOARD book's blog go to www.visionboard.info where you'll find more than 75 articles on visioning and vision board creation!

To sign up for the quarterly newsletter and monthly ezine mailed to your email box, go to www.visionboard.info and fill out the form on the left hand side.

To sign up to become a Certified Vision Board Counselor via 4 week teleclass (next one starts May 11) see: http://cvbcmayteleclasses.eventbrite.com

To sign up for home study classes (8 class lessions sent to you via MP3 audios you download at your leisure) NOTE:  you complete in your own time -- most people take anywhere from 6 weeks to 9 weeks, but you can ask for an extension and take as much time as needed.

Sign up for home study to earn your Certified Vision Board Counselor certificate! :  http://homestudycvbc.eventbrite.com

To sign up for small group coaching with Joyce Schwarz personally (once a week, minimum two months) go to:http://smallgroupcoaching.eventbrite.com

To sign up for a vision board analysis and revisioning your vision statement or creating your first vision board one to one with Joyce Schwarz go to:  http://visionboardanalysis.eventbrite.com

To sign up for one to one coaching with Joyce Schwarz on your life, your business, your income streams, selling your products and services or in changing careers or (you tell me what you want to emphasize during the sessions) You are signing up for 3 sessions done over a one month period fo time. (You can get an extension if necessary for an additional month should you be traveling or need personal time etc) All sessions are via telephone directly with Joyce-- she calls you and pays for long distance. You get an audio of each call to keep for your own. And you are welcome to discuss your challenges with Joyce weekly via email and quick phone calls during your coaching period. Sign UP here:   http://privatecoachingjoyceschwarz.eventbrite.com

 

 


 


THE PERFECT MOTHER'S DAY GIFT: THE VISION BOARD book by Joyce Schwarz & your own mom vision board tribute

Would you like to honor your mom or grandma or even your great grandmother on their birthday or another special occasion? One of the best ways to do that is to create a TRIBUTE BOARD to your mom or your mother figure! 

Joyceandbooknew THE VISION BOARD BOOK BY JOYCE SCHWARZ IS AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER NOW IN IT'S THIRD PRINTING. More than 75,000 books have been sold and you can find it at more than 6,000 major bookstores across the USA including Barnes & Noble and Boarders. You can also order it directly from Amazon.com at http://tinyurl.com/ordervisionbook


TOOL TO IMPROVE MOTHER AND DAUGHTER RELATIONSHIPS

As many of you know a Vision Board is a collage-type display that you can create simply by cutting pictures out of a magazine and mounting them on a posterboard. But to really honor your mom or to work on creating a stronger bond between mother and daughter or son. It's a great group project for children and dad or other family members to join together to honor female "mother" figures in their family

A Gratitude Board or Tribute Board-- one which literally thanks your mom for all of the contributions she's made to your life is a terrific project to create for your own birthday or special day in your lives. Many of my clients tell me that it's a wonderful healing exercise for parents and children in the midst of separation or divorce Once again a Gratitude board can simply be cut-outs that represent those things or activities in your life that you want to honor your mother for doing or being. In addition it can also serve as a roadmap for improving your mom and daughter or mom and son relationshp.

Visioning The Best Possible Relationship

In creating your Gratitude Board you'll want to look at those events, activities or memories of your mother that are most meaningful and fulfilling. They can be small things like when she put a bandage on a scraped knee or a song that she sang at bedtime or even playing a board game together.

One of the ways of remembering the best times -- yes, even if you've had a shaky relationship with your mom or feel you have much to forgive or resolve in your lives togther, is to take some time and make a list of the good in your life that you attribute to your mom.

THERE IS ALWAYS GOOD

Some adult children approach me in my group work and say that they can't find anything in their past to honor their mom with. Other times teens are so frustrated with their current mother and daughter or mother and son relationship that they can't see past the last argument they may have had with mom.

That's where pictures from the past help. Take a look at you as a baby and pictures of your mother holding you or even old home videos. It could be the smile on her face as she wraps you in a blanket or a chuckle you hear as she is watching you dive into a pool for the first time. You want to savor these small moments because it's by the moments that minutes are created and that hours develop and days and of course the sand in the hourglass of our lives.

Watch the videos or home movies or look through the pictures from the past with a small notepad or audio recorder by your side. Or you can use your mobile phone for hat purpose and either call yourself or take snapshots of what you see on screen.

As you're doing this jot down positive words that come to mind such as 'smile', 'love', 'caring', 'inspiring', 'well-meaning' and more. Be sure to create at least five or six of these key or power words that will guide you in designing the rest of your vision board or Gratitude collage.

If you really can't find any positive moments in your past relationship with mom -- then when a not so positive word comes to mind use the opposite of that. If you remember your mom as angry or upset with you or life, then change that upset feeling to acceptance or warmth or concern and put those words down to use as one of the stepping stones to resolving the relationship with mom or grandma or even great grandmother. Some of my clients find that doing this even though their moms have passed on or they are separated by miles or a break-up or divorce can be quite soothing and even inspiring in all of their other other relationships too.

HIGHLIGHT THE POWER WORDS OR KEY WORDS

You can look for these words in magazines and cut them out of headlines or you can actually add the words to your poster board with colored pens or even type them up in a really cool typestyle with a color that stands out from the crowd -- maybe a gorgeous violet or a vivid pink or a golden yellow if you want more sunny times with or in remembering mom.

Make the key or power words large -- but they don't all have to be the same color or same size or design of type. Some can be script, Others can be written in colored glitter glue such as silver or gold. And others can be handwritten with a felt marker pen.

Continue to follow these steps to actually create your vision board or gratitude collage.


1) Go back and gather together some pictures of you and your mom together throughout the years either real photographs from old albums that are falling apart or scan some photos that you may have framed already. Or find pictures in magazines or online that represent those positive experiences you want to create or the memories you wish you had from the past. Remember time is only an invention of humans. In reality the Universe is timeless and you can co-create your best possible relationships anytime and any place.

2) Check your supplies. Make sure you have the following on hand -- a) a posterboard -- if you don't have one you can use a bulletin board or a corkboard or the inside lid of a box that may have held the robe you game mom for Mother's day! The inside lid of a nice box -- becomes almost like a Shadow Box for the Vision Board creation. You can also use an old shadow box you may have on hand.


3) If you're working together with the rest of your  family or brothers and sisters or even directly with your mom to co-create a 'better relationship' board together, you can gather up some colored markers or crayons and create together. Yes, even if you're all adults.

Remember to brainstorm some of the fun times you've had together with mom --here are some ideas a) going out to dinner or gardening with mom or making holiday cakes and cookies or even some of her favorite activities-- playng the piano, holding you as a baby or even finishing running her first marathon.


4) Paste the pictures on some colorful paper you line the inside of the birthday box you gave her or maybe the colored tissue paper (pink or green or yellow that you wrapped that robe with. You can use tape or glue to hold the paper in place. If you want double up the adhesive tape so that it sticks without seeing the bits of tape. OR if you don't have tape make some glue. OR if you don't have either mix a tiny bit of flour and water together and it will form some glue for you just be careful to use just a dot of it so that it doesn't show through. BUT If it does -- don't worry you can cover that with a sticker or a little design from your kids or you.

5)If you're not ready to revisit some of the memories from the past or your relationship with your mom is a bit rocky start with GRATITUDE --  honor your mom's heritage and her life -- include pictures of her mother and grandmother. a copy of a map of the state she was born or the country where her family is from such as Mexico or France or Hungary. And include pictures of your mom throughout the years -- a picture (or copy of one when she was a kid) or a copy of a wedding picutre or a copy of a picture of her holding her first grandchild etc.

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This kind of remembrance Vision Board is ideal for moms who are in the hospital or a rest home or in assisted living where her roommates and visitors and nurses and attendants can see mom in her prime. Its a wonderful project that can also be jointly created while you're in the waiting room with your siblings during an operation for your mom or even when children and dad are together while mom is in giving birth.

Arrange the power words first and then add some pictures, then go ahead and add some embellishments such s stickers or even an old hairbow or hairpin from your past or maybe handprints or thumbprints you both place on the board after dipping into finger paints to savor the memories of doing this as a child with mom!

Then add your affirmations. Affirmations are positive statements of how you want your life to be from this moment forward. You can look up affirmations on the Internet to find some ones that fit your feelings or you can just add a quote or a line from a poem or song that fits how you want to show gratitude or tribute to mom or grandma.

Don't worry the boards can be a project in progress. Remember to take time to actually post or even frame your board and put it in a prominent place in your house or office or even in her hospital or assisted living area. If you want to keep your boards private you can have the board scanned at your local copy center and create a wallet size version or one for each of your siblings to frame and put into a lingerie or office drawer that is locked for privacy.

But remember to look at the board each day because it is literally the map to creating the best-possible relationship between you and your mom and it will aid in helping you put the best possible view on this bond.

For more information about creating vision boards go to www.visionbord.info and sign up for a free newsletter on vision board creation.

See 20 PAGES FROM THE VISION BOARD BOOK -- free Mother's Day Gift:
To see 20 pages free from the book The Vision Board: The Secret to an Extraordinary Life go to
http://tinyurl.com/seeinsidebook
or see an additional free chapter at http://tinyurl.com/visionboardamazon


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EARTH DAY 2010, created by Joyce Schwarz as a TRIBUTE BOARD to the people of Newfoundland, Canada who shared one of their most beautiful places on earth with the bestselling author at a time when she really need to see life beyond being a mouse potato!

HOW TO MAKE A VISION BOARD FOR EARTH DAY BLOG POST -- was first created last year -- but it deserves to be reprinted!

How to make a Vision Board to Celebrate Earth Day and Go Green by best-selling author Joyce Schwarz, THE VISION BOARD book

To see a free chapter of the #1 Amazon mystical book (for 29 weeks in 2009) go to http://tinyurl.com/ordervisionbook and click on browse  inside.

One of the most eco-friendly ways to celebrate Earth Day with your family, office mates and school class is to create a Vision Board.

 You’ve heard of Vision Boards right? Maybe you’ve heard them called dream boards or wish boards or inspiration boards or even a wheel of life etc.
Okay, now here is the surprise-- all vision boards are really green and eco-friendly because they are really recycling magazines

STILL WONDERING WHAT IS A VISION BOARD?

A vision board is a visual map that you design to create virtual touchstones leading to living your best possible life according to THE VISION BOARD author Joyce Schwarz.

The simplest form of a vision board is made by tearing or cutting pictures out of magazines and then pasting them to a poster board. Then you can add what’s called affirmations (positive sayings to enourage you and embellishments like stickers, glitter, or even dried leaves or flowers.  

Author Joyce Schwarz suggests on her blog www.visionboard.info and in her book THE VISION BOARD (www.ihaveavision.org) that you create vision boards for important events in your life like graduation, wedding, birthdays and anniversaries and also design vision boards for key holidays like EARTH DAY to encourage your family to go green.

CUTTING AND PASTING NOT ENOUGH:

Schwarz believes that just cutting and pasting the pictures and adding quotes or motivational words is NOT enough.

She suggests that you begin your vision board creation exercise with a session on visioning (a cross between brainstorming, meditation and improv) so that your vision board can reflect the key or power words that come from your inner voice that part of you that is totally authentic.

“Too many people creating vision boards or teaching vision board design focus on the housekeeping details like what glue to use, how to find your pictures, what size board to put your design on and how to make a pretty collage,” explains Joyce Schwarz

After reviewing more than 1000 vision boards that were submitted for inclusion in my book THE VISION BOARD, Schwarz says, “ I determined that what really matters is including a visioning process so that you feel the essence of why you’re designing the board, not just the step by step details of how to cut and paste pictures and words.”

The #2 error is that people make an EVERYTHING board and include all kinds of pictures for every aspect of their life they can think of even the kitchen sink they want to buy when redesigning their kitchen in 2012.

#1 ERROR MADE IN CREATING VISION BOARDS:

Joyce Schwarz believes that the number one error people make in creating a vision board is to rush to the cut and paste part of the exercise. She adds, “It reminds me a little bit of trying to learn to draw by using a paint by number kit versus expressing your own inner artist in your own style of art whether it is oil colors or pastels or even maybe sculpture or papercrafts.  

The #2 error is that people make an EVERYTHING board and include all kinds of pictures for every aspect of their life they can think of even the kitchen sink they want to buy when redesigning their kitchen in 2012.

So spend some time with your family or team members or take some time to really explore and vision why you want to go greener and what Earth Day means to you personally. Because one person at the time linked together for a common cause,  we can change the world!


REMIX: RECYCLING MAGAZINES & OTHER PRINT MATERIALS
Be assured by creating Vision Boards using images from old magazines and other printed material such as direct mail flyers, invitations, posters, wallpaper and even newspaper clippings, you ARE RECYCLING!

There are several regional and national programs organized just to recycle magazines (more on those later, especially the ones from the MPA (Magazine Publishers Assn) and the City of New York.

SO TO START CREATING AN ECO-FRIENDLY VISION BOARD:
A) Gather old magazines, newspapers, printed materials including greeting cards, cartoons from newspapers, grocery circulars and catalogs in a large basket.

B) Be sure if you purchase any new background paper or materials that they are recycled too. Recycled posterboard is available but you may want to create your board using such eco-friendly materials as flax or organic cotton fabrics or even the back of old paintings or posters you already have on your wall--continuing the recycling circle.

C) Gather up found objects, paperclips, broken jewelry, ribbons from a birthday party or wedding shower, stamps and stickers from envelopes (you can re-attach with a glue stick later)

D) Be sure any paints or marker pens you use are also eco-friendly. In fact considering buying a whole pack of these and sharing them with your neighbors so that they can create an eco-friendly board too!
Or use natural materials. I've seen vision boards created with charcoal, with waters colored by natural herbs & flowers and almost water-painted onto the board.

Or even consider painting (with eco-friendly paints) a large bolder or old board you find near your garage

E) Consider making your own recycled hand-made paper from old paper --the back of old posters, the back of leftover wallpaper or even on the back of an old awning or window shade!

F) If you're framing your board, be sure to recycle an old frame that you have in your house or garage or to pick one up at a flea market or thrift store in your neighborhood.

Examples include:

I recycle everything I can.

I am recycling my kitchen scraps too now.

I turn off the water when I brush my teeth.

I have a filter for my tap water.

I am simplifying my life.

I buy only what I absolutely need to live.

I make my footsteps on earth as light as they can be.

I recycle for others when I see an opportunity.

I make sure what I buy is carbon-neutral.

Pictures for your eco-board.

One of the fun ways to get the right pictures for your eco board is to make a list of those pix you'd like to see on the board such as: a) a home garden you are planting b) a method of composting you are starting in your group/family c) Past pictures of your family in the outdoors -- climbing or hiking or enjoying the earth at places you've visited --yes, even if they are near and part of your home town area. They don't have to be at an exotic location

TRAVEL -- another option is to gather some travel brochures at your local travel agency or from the travel section of your newspaper or favorite website and put those on the board planning on where you'd like to visit that IS eco-friendly

G) Gather the raw materials together. Spread out an old blanket or tablecloth to cover the creation area (a table or an area of a floor or even do it outside on your patio).

H) Begin by making a list with your group of the Eco affirmations they would like to keep in the next year and for the rest of their lives!

For more information see my other blog at http://www.visionboard.info/ and click on eco-vision board! Thanks or email me at thevisionboard(at)aol.com
See more samples of eco-friendly vision boards and how to use vision boards for helath and wellness in THE VISION BOARD book by Joyce Schwarz www.ihaveavision.org

Author's Bio
Joyce Schwarz is an internationally acclaimed business and career strategist who is also a paid professional speaker and best-selling author of such books as THE VSIION BOARD: the secret to an extraordinary Life which is already published in hard back version (November, 08) and now previewing in paperback form in December, 2009 published by Harper Collins Publishing, Collins Design, www.ihaveavision.org. To get a free newsletter on vision board creation and visioning go to http://www.visionboard.info. Follow Joyce Schwarz at www.twitter.com/visionboard Schwarz is originally from Cleveland, Ohio and has lived and worked in New York, San Francisco, Honolulu, Paris, France and now Marina Del Rey, California (near Los Angeles). You can email her directly at
 joyceschwarz@gmail.com


 


HOW TO USE VISION BOARDS FOR BUSINESS FREE MP3 OF TELECLASS BY JOYCE SCHWARZ, BEST-SELLING AUTHOR THE VISION BOARD BOOK

WHY MORE COMPANIES, ORGANIZATIONS AND ENTREPRENEURS ARE DISCOVERING THE POWER OF VISIONING AND VISION BOARD CREATION

Joyceandbooknew Joyce Schwarz is the bestselling author and keynote speaker who wrote The Vision Board book by Harper Collins Publishing, Collins Design, published December 22, 2009 in softcover and available at more than 6000 bookstores nationwide and across Canada and almost all English speaking countries. You can reach Joyce at: joyceschwarz@gmail.com or 310-822-3119. To sign up for the free quarterly newsletter and upcoming weekly ezine, go to www.visionboard.info and fill out the form with your details. 

"Some people think that all you have to do to create a vision board is to cut and paste," says Joyce Schwarz, best-selling author of THE VISION BOARD who has also founded The Vision Board Institute and the Center for Successful Recareering in Marina Del Rey, California. 

Schwarz is recognized internationally for her more than 200 articles on life and career planning and has logged more than 50,000 hours of coaching and counseling for individuals, teams and corporate firms such as Boeing, AT&T and Disney.

Schwarz explains that the concept of life visioning dates back to the early days of cavemen and combines some of the same systems and processes that are used in scenario planning and future studies for the United Nations, the World Bank and many Fortune 1000 companies. 

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Above see sample vision boards created for businesses and organizations that appear in THE VISION BOARD book by Joyce Schwarz.

The history of the vision board dates back to the cave man era where pictures and other imagery were painted or engraved into the walls of caves to envision success in the people's future hunts or even in coming of age rituals, explains Schwarz.

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Studies by modern archaeologists have shown that the designs were created prior to the envisioned events not just as decorations for the living environments because many of these people were nomadic and would not live in the caves for more than a few days or weeks

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"A vision board and life visioning are tools that you can add to your personal growth toolkit and they will serve to help and guide you along your best possible path to progress. This is not a magic wand but it is a viable option to life planning"explains Joyce Schwarz 

COMPANIES AND GROUPS USING VISION BOARDS FOR BUSINESS:

Joyce explains that "My extensive research into who in the marketplace is using vision boards for the areas of training, team-building, extended education and strategic planning include:::  

*United Nations,

*World Bank,*Keller Williams Realty, *Boeing *SBDC (a division of the Small Business Administration), Disney, Lululemon Ltd, Lindora Weight Loss Centers, Diane Von Furstenberg Designs & more .

Listen to this Mp3 recording of an info-call from Joyce Schwarz regarding the growth of vision boaard creation an vision board and visioning workshops in the business areana, not just for home and personal life.

LINK TO LISTEN TO CALL: http://www.audioacrobat.com/sa/W82lxGg4

WHY BE A CERTIFIED VISION BOARD COUNSELOR?

Many of you may know about vision boards by seeing them displayed on OPRAH, LARRY KING or ELLEN TV show  now thanks to The International Vision Board Institute located in Marina Del Rey, California you can get expert advice on such topics life visioning, designing your vision collage by hand or with software and how to start with Gratitude for all the good things and people in your own life when you begin to design your vision for 2010 and beyond.

Joyce Schwarz, best-selling author of THE VISION BOARD book: the secret to an extraordinary life, Harper Collins Publishing, Collins Design explains that by combining online study and tele-classes with community outreach and co-teaching experiences, The Vision Board Institute can assure you that it's graduates called Certified Vision Board Counselors who have earned the designation CVBC can provide you with expert advice that will guide you in your life and career visioning process.

WHAT DO YOU STUDY IN THE CVBC COURSE?

The Certified Vision Board Counselors who have earned the designation CVBC have completed more than 50 hours of study and practice in the areas of art, design, life visioning, lifestyle planning and personal and professional coaching services.

"The new group of CVBC grads span the globe from across the United States from California to New York to throughout Canada from Vancouver to Toronto to other key locations such as Australia and England in other parts of the globe, Schwarz explains.

WHEN ARE THE NEXT COURSES TO BECOME A CERTIFIED VISION BOARD COUNSELOR?

*See links to these course options:

LA LIVE -- full day course where you will become a certified vision board counselor CVBC in less than 8 hours! Saturday April 24, 2010 click on this link for more info:  http://lalivevisionboardapril24.eventbrite.com 

4 week teleclass via phone starting May  http://vbcertclasssignup.eventbrite.com

Home study class (8 weeks course): http://vbcertclasssignup.eventbrite.com

To see a free chapter of THE VISION BOARD book by Joyce Schwarz go to:

 http://tinyurl.com/ordervisionbook 

and click on browse inside!

TO FIND A CERTIFIED VISION BOARD COUNSELOR IN YOUR AREA go to: www.visionboardinstitute.com

 

The CVBC graduates come from all walks of life; many are family counselors others are business executives and teachers and still others are emergency medical workers and office managers.



 

 

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