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Hi, Joyce Schwarz here, author of the upcoming book "THE VISION BOARD" Unlock the Secret to An Extraordinary Life, Harper Collins Publishing, Collins Design, fall, 2008. Each week I'll be writing about a round-up of recent articles in the news about Vision Boards and how they are being used around the world and/or celebs with Vision Boards. Please feel free to contribute to this ROUND-UP. In addition soon I will be launching VISIONPEDIA -- a new site which will have everything you ever wanted to know about visioning, vision boards and visualization etc. Email me at the Check out the book's website at tx.

Sitea blog on vision boards by author Joyce Schwarz, THE VISION BOARD, Unlock the Secret to An Extraordinary Life, Harper Collins Publishing, Collins Design, fall, 2008.


Women can 'fire your inner critic,'' at workshop
Arizona Republic, AZ - Jul 10, 2008
Each woman will also create a vision board and a "wish list" necklace to take home. Says Upton, "It's more than time for women to begin to see their beauty ...
Two local students earn respect from Kohl's
Shreveport Times, LA - Jul 9, 2008
A vision board is a way to express feelings, goals and memories together and have them remain a part of one's life through struggles and accomplishments. ...
Community Calendar
El Defensor Chieftain, NM - Jul 9, 2008
Camille Scielzi, a wellness coach, hosts "Envisioning your future by creating your own Vision Board Collage." Feel free to bring your own art supplies and ...
Time for Action - Article 2
Petersfield Today, UK - Jul 9, 2008
You could also create a vision board by cutting out images and words that convey your goals and pinning them on the board. Look at the board often and ...
Camp gives women a chance to learn via play
Arizona Republic, AZ - Jul 4, 2008
During art class, for example, each participant will create a vision board, cutting pictures from magazines to represent her ideal life. ...
Business Success Coach Donna Price presents at the Annual Holistic ...
openPR (press release), Germany - Jul 3, 2008
Both workshops were highly successful and have prompted Price to schedule a Vision Board workshop in her area for the fall. The excitement that participants ...
Top of The Heap
Washington Post, United States - Jun 27, 2008
On his vision board, Phil, 37, wished away the work-related back injury that laid him flat three years ago (he was driving a sidewalk sweeper) and had him ...
Young Jamaican Girls Powerful Vision Lands them a Spot on the ...
South Florida Caribbean News, FL - Jun 27, 2008
Both girls created a "Vision Board" which helps them to visualize their short and long term goals. Dominique's vision board listed things she wanted to ...
Bill Phillips “No Matter What!”
Healthy Wealthy n Wise, WV - Jun 26, 2008
It would seem there was a motive there to become a millionaire, or that I had a vision-board with a big mansion or fancy car on it. I didn't. ...
ChildServ introduces College & Career Access Program
Orland Park Prairie, IL - Jul 23, 2008
One of the constructive exercises Isaacs employs is the creation of a "vision board." Isaacs asks each teen to cut out from magazines any pictures that ...
Maria Bamford Manifests Her Destiny
Minneapolis City Pages, MN - Jul 15, 2008
So, here's an example of me manifesting something: I put a microwave on my first vision board. My sister walked by my vision board and said, ...

Author Joyce Schwarz Twitters As Visionboard on

WOW WHAT A WEEK-- how exciting to be the author of the upcoming book "THE VISION BOARD" Unlock the Secret to An Extraordinary Life...blogged by Joyce Schwarz, author and Hollywood career strategist and new media company launch expert, and

Here's an inside look at what happened with the VISION BOARD book creation this week:

TWITTERING as: visionboard

Sunday -- Joyce Schwarz started twittering under the name Visionboard -- if you twitter let me know and I'll give you the extension or just look me up at Don't know twitter-- it's an instant-message type service that you can communicate to a whole group of pals-- some VIP's even have thousands of followers. It's based on 'following' and 'followers' check it out at

Twit_2 screengrab of Joyce Schwarz 'twittering' as visionboard twitter name!

Vision Board of the Day: Pablo Solomon, artist added to THE VISION BOARD book by Joyce Schwarz, Collins Design, fall, 2008

What an exciting week, thanks to new pal Peter Shankman who sent out an email promo on my book I was delighed to receive many responses to my query on WHAT IS A VISIONARY? blogged by Joyce Schwarz, and (to preview my book go to

One of the most fascinating responses to come in via email was from Pablo Solomon, and I'm going to take the liberty to excerpt part of his email here as I salute his fabulous art work which are visions themselves! More on Pablo Solomon via podcast and more info and pix in my upcoming book. For details email me at:

Vbmellowyellow Pablo Solomon is a Texas-based artist who created this amazing piece called "MELLOW YELLOW" painted on stone. It is set to be featured in the upcoming book "THE VISION BOARD" by Joyce Schwarz, Harper Collins Publishing, Collins Design, fall, 2008. For more info on Solomon's art,

HERE is an excerpt from the email note that Pablo sent to me-- I opened it at 4:30 a.m on Saturday morning and it proved to be a welcome addition to my quest for answers as to WHAT IS A VISIONARY? More about that later !

Pablo Solomon wrote to author, Joyce Schwarz saying that he is is an internationally recognized artist living and working with my wife Beverly on our 1856 historic ranch north of Austin, Texas. He added --before acting as my wife and muse, Beverly was a model and then in sales and marketing for Diane von Furstenberg, Revlon and Ralph Lauren. My life as an artist has been spiced up with such adventures as having a bit part in a Latin soap opera, acting as a founding teacher for the Houston Contemporary Dance Theatre, training commandos, ranching, working in the oilfields, etc. I speak five languages and my work is collected around the world.You can see some of my work at


excerpted from the anwer provided to Joyce Schwarz by artist Pablo Solomon , .

For more info and tips on following his path, see the upcoming book "THE VISION BOARD" by Joyce Schwarz , fall, 2008,

By Pablo Solomon --excerpted from the upcoming book "THE VISION BOARD"author, Joyce Schwarz all rights reserved Harper Collins Publishing, Collins Design, fall, 2008.

"People often ask me how the son of a sharecropper and a railroad worker could end up as a successful artist living the good life?

I think that they are most surprised to hear that from childhood I just knew what I wanted from life and would visualize that life.

I think a good question is---Is one naturally an artist who becomes a visionary or  a visionary who becomes an artist? Is the creative/visionary mind developed or is it a gift?

Can one seek the vision or does the vision seek you? I think it is a mystery.
But it is a mystery with clues: The more knowledge you get and the harder you work, the more likely you are to fulfill your visions.


Stones have spirits. If you listen they tell you what wonders they have seen, what lessons they have learned. The stone has waited countless centuries to show the world the beauty hidden within. Like a surfer riding a wave, I never fight the stone. I allow the flow of the stone to guide me. I never remove any more material than the stone wants me to.
Form and function are Nature's greatest relationships. They transcend time and survive evolution. That beauty is the result of proportion is both visually obvious and mathematically calculable. Nowhere are form, function and proportion more beautifully exhibited than in the human form.
It is said that Beauty is Truth. Truth is usually simple when we understand it. To get to the Truth in life often requires removing layers of fear, igorance, hatred, etc. Working in stone is an analogy for finding Truth in life. We remove until we reveal

Joyce is saving the rest of his quotes and upcoming interview for the fall publication of her book. But we wanted to give you a peek inside to see a bit more about WHAT IS A VISIONARY!

Thanks Pablo!


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Yes, lots of you have been writing in to ask me about my own vision board, blogged by Joyce Schwarz, and author of the upcoming book "THE VISION BOARD" Unlock the Secret to An Extraordnary Life, Harper Collins Publishing, Collins Design, fall, 2008.

Joyce Schwarz' Vision Board for the upcoming book, THE VISION BOARD by Harper Collins Publishing, Collins Design.Website for blog is Blog is located at

So here it is: You'll notice the following:

a) picture of me in the center -- something I always recommend to remind the Universe of who you are

b) NY TIMES BEST SELLER List with the name of the book "THE VISION BOARD" By Joyce Schwarz inserted into that list

c) Picture of Taj Mahal --representing international travel around the world

d) Diamonds --representing the riches and wonders of a new life as a professional speaker/author opening doors for millions of readers,

e) New car-- the practical part of me-- to get a new car totally free of charge to use as my vehicle to continue spreading the word for the book and to unlock the secret to an extraordinary life.

VbjoycedigitalboardClick on JPEG below to see the full view of author and Hollywood strategist, Joyce Schwarz Vision board created for her upcoming book "THE VISION BOARD" Harper Collins Publishing, Collins Design, fall, 2008.

For more info go to or see the Vision Board book blog at

PS Thanks to Cornelis Boertjens at Orangepeel Software for his use of his wonderful digital vision board creation system.

Here is the link for you to discover it's wonders! OrangePeel Vision Boards » Welcome to OrangePeelVision BoardsOrangePeel Vision Boards »  

Vision Board | Visualization | Inspiration. ... Welcome to OrangePeelVision Boards. We are dedicated to assisting you in manifesting and creating the life - 26k - Cached -

VISION BOARD OF THE DAY by Stand Up Comedian Maria Bamford to be featured in THE VISION BOARD book by Joyce Schwarz, fall, 2008

PSSSSSt....we have some and at Stand-up comedian Maria Bamford is sharing one of her Vision Boards in my upcoming book "THE VISION BOARD" Unlock the Secret to An Extraordinary Life, Harper Collins Publishing Collins Design, by Joyce Schwarz.
click on jpeg to see partial view of one of Maria Bamford's Vision and Prosperity boards she shares in the upcoming book "THE VISION BOARD" by Joyce Schwarz, fall, 2008-- thank you to you Maria!
So we went online to see what Maria's been up to lately and guess what-- lots of great stuff. And we even caught her with PINK HAIR --really PINK HAIR -- look? Maria
In the Pink -- stand-up comedian Maria Bamford shares one of her "Vision Boards" in Joyce Schwarz new book "THE VISION BOARD" set for publication, fall, 2008, by Harper Collins -- THANKS MARIA!
HERE ARE JUST SOME OR THE HEADLINES WE SAW ABOUT MARIA and where she is and what she's up to and yada yada yada. And if we're lucky the censors will be as kind to us at this blogging service as they were for the Minnesota paper who got her to talk about the wonder of her new PROSPERITY VISION BOARDS!
here's the link to that complete article:
Maria Bamford Manifests Her Destiny
Minneapolis City Pages, MN - Jul 15, 2008
Excerpt from article on Maria Bamford in the Minneapolis City pages.
In that article Maria explains she has:

"doing a lot prosperity consciousness. I have five prosperity boards going. Have you heard of that? CP: No, what's a prosperity board?

MB: Oh, my gosh! Oprah does it. Ok, let's say you want to have more trees in your life. You find a picture of a tree and put it on a poster board and put it in a place where you can see it a lot. You then manifest that tree, or maybe you just start noticing trees more.


Maria goes on to explain in the Minneapolis City Pages article (note she's from Duluth originally) "So, here's an example of me manifesting something: I put a microwave on my first vision board. My sister walked by my vision board and said, “You want a fucking microwave?! That's ridiculous. I'll give you a fucking microwave!" Boom! Manifested!

Maybe the important part is showing people your vision boards. (YES MARIA AND THANKS FOR SHARING ONE OF YOUR BOARDS IN MY UPCOMING BOOK, joyce)

Maria goes on to say outrageously:

I went to a vision board weekend up an old nunnery in Montecito, and one old guy was cutting out pictures of hot ladies and guns and stacks of cash. I hope it's working out for him. If you want more pot, why not put a pot plant on a piece of paper? Maybe you'll get more.


Paste Magazine
Comedians of Comedy ready to die on July 26 in San Diego
Paste Magazine, GA - Jul 9, 2008
Maria Bamford is slated to lend her voice to a character on the Mitch Hurwitz (Arrested Development) animated Fox series Sit Down, Shut Up, ...
The List: Spin and Comedy
Los Angeles Times, CA - Jun 19, 2008
Comedy for Kenya Comics Kevin Nealon, Kevin Hart, Franklyn Ajaye, Maria Bamford, Bill Engvall and Frank Caliendo are among those scheduled to perform a ...
AND HER WEBSITE: The Official Maria Bamford Website!
The Maria Bamford Show! Superdeluxe with new episode “Exit”- the last episode, #20 of 20! ... Maria’s Sitcom Online Check out The Maria Bamford Show. ... - 22k - Cached -
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MySpace comedy profile for Maria Bamford! with gig dates, clips, pictures, blogs, personal information, downloads and more. - 197k - Cached
PS Joyce Schwarz thanks comedian Amber Tozer for the intro to Maria
--link to Amber's myspace page: - Amber Tozer - Planet -
Jul 9 2008 11:21 AM Hi Amber Tozer, I thought you might enjoy my quote of the week: If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world ... - 160k - Cached -


THE VISION BOARD book author Joyce Schwarz launches Salute to VISION BOARD OF THE DAY --365 PER YEAR!

Hi, as you probably know if you've been following this blog I'm just finishing the last chapters of my book "THE VISION BOARD" Unlock the Secret to An Extraordinary Life, Harper Collins Publishing, Collins Design, fall, 2008, blogged by Joyce Schwarz.

VISION BOARD OF THE DAY -- 365 PER order to keep current as to how VIP's, bloggers, authors, celebrities and Olympians are using Vision Boards --I'm launching the VISION BOARD OF THE DAY TRIBUTE.

NEW VISION BOARD FEATURED EACH DAY --Each day I will find one  blogger or artist or author who is using a vision board in a new fresh way to activate it's power and make it serve them. So here's the first. You're welcome to add comments and suggestios here for future boards.


ALAIN MOKBEL , blogging at MY SUCCESS JOURNAL -- VISION BOARD OF THE DAY FOR JULY 16, 2008 selected by Joyce Schwarz

Alan Click on JPEG to see The Vision Board book author Joyce Schwarz' Vision Board of the Day TRIBUTE to Alain MokbelMy Success Journal -, blogged by Joyce Schwarz at

Alain uses his blog header as his vision board or vice versa-- great idea -- I've seen a couple of other people do it or even use a blog AS a Vision Board --

If you do this, add a comment here. We'll get back to Alain later to see how it's working for him. Or he can add a note here. I posted on his blog that he was the FIRST of the VISION BOARD OF THE DAY tributes, Congrats! Alain!

For more info on my book go to For more info on the VISION BOARD OF THE DAY -- click below! and see Alain's blog.

My Vision Board

28 minutes ago by Alain Mokbel 
I had this idea to create a vision board for myself and use it in the header of this blog. Since I am on this site quite often, I will be seeing it quite often as well. I figured it would one way to have my goals always in front of me. ...
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Rev Michael Beckwith One of Four Wisdom Leaders To Conduct TRANSFORMATION IN PARADISE RETREAT Aug 2-9, 2008

The value of wearing a number of different hats is that you can put one on and perform a little magic for your pals anytime you want, blogged by Joyce Schwarz, (blog & radio) and author of the upcoming book, THE VISION BOARD, Harper Collins Publishing, Collins Design, fall, 2008.

This time I can wear almost all of my hats as I invite you to this amazing retreat on the Big Island in Hawaii, August 2-9, 2008. It's been my pleasure to use my 20 years of marketing and advertising experience to do some promo for the event and already we've picked up 500 listings on Google in less than a week. BUT there are still a few spots left at this fabulous event so I want to run the press release I wrote here along with some pix from the website to entice you to call and register for this event.

Paradise1 "Transformation in Paradise Retreat" August 2-9, Big Island, Hawaii.


Join Four of the Top Wisdom Teachers for: "Transformation in Paradise" Retreat, August 2-10, 2008 at the Mauna Lani Resort, Kohala Coast, Hawaii’s Big Island

Join Four of the Top Wisdom Teachers for:

Los Angeles, CA, July 09, 2008 --( Join in a rare and unique opportunity to be part of a small group for a "Transformation in Paradise" retreat at the Mauna Lani Resort, located on the Kohala Coast of Hawaii’s Big island, August 2-9.

Four of the world's top wisdom leaders, Rev Michael Beckwith (one of the teachers in "The Secret"), Ricky Byers Beckwith, Mary Manin Morrissey,, and Joe Dickey will guide you on a journey to deeper dimensions of soul, heart and purpose. Also included is a special session with Danny Kaniela Akaka, Mauna Lani’s cultural historian and a practicing kahu (minister).

“The Big Island is the only place in the world that mother earth is rebirthing herself every day, making it a perfect location for you to join us in this amazing retreat of personal transformation in a beautiful small group setting” explains Mary Manin Morrissey, author and founder

The weeklong experience includes morning workshops every day with these top spiritual teachers, afternoons at leisure, ten meals including welcome reception and dinner, farewell reception, seven nights accommodations with ocean view, Sunset Cruise, Island volcano tour, snorkeling and the special session with Danny Akaka.

All-inclusive price for the 7-day retreat, workshops, meals and special events is $3995 double occupancy and $4995 single occupancy. Note a special fee is available for Hawaii residents who do not need lodging: $2995.

The Mauna Lani Resort was named one of “World’s Top Earth-Friendly Getaways” by Conde Nast Traveler magazine, and the Mauna Lani Spa was rated number one in the USA and number three in the world in the April 2008 issue of that publication.

For more information and reservations call organizer Karen Hanzlik, LifeSoulutions, 503-998-5009 or email or go to the website

For more information email: Or call
503-998-5009 (or in Los Angeles, you can call Joyce Schwarz (this blogger) directly at 310-822-3119 and we'll cut through any red tape to get you to the right people to sign up now!
See pix here of the four top wisdom leaders conducting the TRANSFORMATION IN PARADISE Aug 2-9, 2008 including: Rev. Michael Beckwith,one of the Teachers of The SECRET and also founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center, Ricky Byers Beckwith, Mary Manin Morrissey,, and Joe Dickey .
For more information about Agape:
Welcome to the Agape International Spiritual Center 
Agape trans-denominational church in Los Angeles: Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith. A Spiritual Community committed to Personal and Global Transformation. - 48k - Cached

HOW TO CREATE A VISION BOARD with Author Joyce Schwarz


Author & Career Expert Joyce Schwarz Podcast On the "Secret" of a VisionBoard!Joyceheadshot_2

Joyce Schwarz, author & career expert explains what is a VisionBoard and the art of creating a Vision Board that pictures your future in this new podcast (email joyceschwarz@gmail) for link or read on.


go to for more info.

How do you do you create a Vision Board as seen in the movie "THE SECRET" check out my new podcast --

What if you could picture your future? What would you wish for if a genie suddenly appeared in front of you. Many of you may be familiar with the term Vision Board having seen it featured in the film and book "The Secret" by Rhonda Byrne.

What you may not know is what is a Vision Board ?  And how do you create one?

Now you can find out more about the VisionBoard that is being used in schools, churches, Universities and by life planners, career counselors and spiritual advisors around the world.

LINK FOR Vision Board Podcast

''Live your Vision" with Joyce Schwarz You may have seen it in "The Secret",now you can pre-order the book on or go to to see more information about Joyce's book "THE VISION BOARD", fall, 2008, Harper Collins Publishing, Collins Design.