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MAKE A TRIBUTE VISION BOARD For Memorial Day Weekend Bestselling Author and Speaker Joyce Schwarz shows you how step by step!

HOW TO MAKE A TRIBUTE VISION BOARD FOR MEMORIAL DAY TO HONOR MILITARY AND LOVED ONES by Joyce Schwarz,keynote speaker and best-selling author THE VISION BOARD book, www.visionboardinstitute.com and tweeting @visionboard 


HOW TO MAKE A MEMORIAL DAY VISION BOARD By Joyce Schwarz, author, THE VISION BOARD book,www.ihaveavision.org (to see a free chapter go to: http;//tinyurl.com/seeinsidebook)

MEMORIAL DAY is the ideal time to honor any active military in your family or neighborhood with a Gratitude Vision Board and to salute the fallen and veterans of past service with a Tribute Board.

Here are five simple steps to creating a Tribute Board for the fallen or for those veterans who served in the past:

1) Take a moment with your family or just your own memories to remember the key events and experiences in the Veteran's life that were not military related. Remember the fun things he or she did -- like play softball or make a great apple pie. Jot down a couple of those things. NOTE: if you're doing this as a family make it a group visioning process. And add a sense of ritual to the experience too. If the Veteran that you're honoring liked to play softball then go ahead and take the family to the park and play softball in his or her tribute BEFORE you make the vision board.

The whole concept in sharing your vision and honoring and creating a Gratitude or Tribute vision board is to make the experience an active one that benefits everyone involved. If the veteran loved Chocolate ice cream - make sure you have some on hand to serve on completion of the board and set a dish out in his or her honor!

2) Gather some pictures of the Veteran --in active duty clothing or if that if you're not ready to picture the veteran in uniform pick a favorite pix from his/her past that shows their character.

3) Get pictures of symbols and or logos that show a bit more about the person's life -- maybe the company they worked for or the division of the military service they served in ie Marines, Air Force, Army, Navy.

4) If you're ready emotionally add a few favorite pictures from the military person's departure -- whether it was to overseas post or maybe even the final tribute if you feel positive when looking at those pictures.

Note, you have to be ready. I was going to make a tribute for my dad shortly after he passed, but I wasn't ready to create one until last fall for Veteran's Day honor.

And now this Memorial Day I decided to jazz up the Tribute Board and add some fun embellishments so that the Tribute board would be more interesting to look at so yes, I just updated my Veteran's Day board for Memorial day. Remember every vision board should be a work-in-progress. There is nothing static about showing Gratitude or giving TRIBUTE

In creating the new Tribute Vision Board for Memorial day ,I cherish some of the pictures we took the Ohio Cemetary and apprecfiate the military who were involved in the ceremony.

 And of course hearing the TAPS music that he always loved " Days is Done Gone the Sun...so many times my dad would look at the sunset and say that.. but every morning he was ready for Reveille too!

5) Add some key words that remind you of your veteran-- and if you're not ready to for words just add a favorite quote or a phrase that comes to mind. You can always update this Tribute Board later. For example for my Memorial Day tribute to my dad, I added a great quote from Maya Angelou but stayed with the simple phrase TAPS FOR FRANK. I let the pictures do the talking in this Tribute board.


If you're working with an active military family to honor one of their active soldiers, then you may want to include some fun pix that person has sent via email or family pix showing the military person playing pool or riding his or her motorcycle or some kind of action activities since those are often the best memories we have of the person.

You can make your board as personal as you want or it can just be symbolic with pictures you're reacy to share with those who will see it if you want to display it in your office or home.

Don't force yourself to add any pictures that don't bring a smile to your face. Okay there may be a tear in your eye but remember the purpose is to bring Tribute and to offer Gratitude for their service.

If you're comfortable adding some key words like PEACE PLEASE or a line from a prayer, now's the time to do it. You can type out the prayer in script on your computer or have a family member with great penmanship or calligraphy actually artfully design it for you to add to your board.

Don't forget Tribute is a project in progress...you can begin with a few pictures and add more later.

And you can always update your board with pictures from the veteran when she or he returns to your fold!

Blogger Joyce Schwarz, www.visionboard.info and best-selling author of THE VISION BOARD book: the secret to an extraordinary life, created this Tribute Vision Board for her dad to honor him with some pictures from his final tribute and some fun lifetime pix that show some of his favorite things.\

When creating your Memorial Day Gratitude or Tribute Board make sure it's something that you will cherish and want to look at again. Don't create something so somber that you want to throw it in the back of the closet.

Embellishments help, for example I added lots of colorful stars and this time even cut out the outline of my dad playing softball, one of my childhood memories - seeing him pitch a no-hitter!

Memorial Day Tribute Vision Board created by Joyce Schwarz, best-selling author THE VISION BOARD book to honor her dad and other veterans and military families. Go to www.visionboard.info to see 5 simple steps to creating a Tribute or Gratitude vision board for Memorial Day.

 Go ahead -- start slowly with just a few pictures or a few key words and then add more as you become ready to honor the Veterans in your life!

 For more info go to: http://www.visionboard.info You can follow Joyce Schwarz atwww.twitter.com/visionboard And at http://www.facebook/joyceschwarz



By Joyce Schwarz, blogging at www.visionboard.info


In response to a PSYCHOLOGY TODAY article that urges people to 'throw out their vision board", bestselling author THE VISION BOARD book Joyce Schwarz who is also the founder of The Vision Board Institute in Marina Del Rey, California (www.visionboardinstitute.com)  writes a post that cites scientific and psychological studies that show how you can benefit from practicing the ancient art and science of visioning and design a Vision Board  so that you can immediately begin to benefit from cutting edge immersive training techniques and simulation.

Book2To see a free chapter of Amazon bestseller (26 weeks # mystical bestseller )The Vision Board: the secret to an extraordinary life by  that features more than 100 vision boards and color images on visioning techniques and case histories and tips and interviews with more than 100 VIPs, Olympians, coaches and speakers; go to: http://amzn.to/KOBEii

  Blame the people who don't take action; not the Vision Board

As posted on PSYCHOLOGY TODAY  by Joyce Schwarz on May 23, 2012 - 11:43pm. www.visionboardinstitute.com
CONTACT INFO: You can contact Joyce Schwarz directly:
TWITTER: @visionboard 
Facebook:  http://on.fb.me/KC8dPP
Vision Board group on Facebook: Join the largest vision board group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/visionboard/
Blog: www.visionboard.info (more than 500 posts/podcast/interviews
Website: www.visionboardinstitute.com
Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/joyceaschwarz and 
LINKEDIN: www.linkedin.com/in/joyceschwarz
  ASK, BELIEVE, RECEIVE was the mantra promoted in THE SECRET but that's that enough by any means, in fact it is WISHFUL OR MAGICAL THINKING.
That's why in my bestseller THE VISION BOARD; the secret to an extraordinary life from Harper Collins, I tie in the ancient art and science of visioning and reveal my 5 step creative process called GRABS http://amzn.to/JQGDxt 

Start with GRATITUDE,

Be Ready to RECEIVE,

Release negativity,

Acknowledge and own your own power and


Be authentic to your true self as you move forward

 BELIEVE in your vision as you take the steps (or giant leap forward).

SHARE your vision and your success by helping others take action toward their goals.


My 150 Certified Vision Board coaches are trained in prompting people how to take action and co-create with the universe their vision (action) path. (see www.visionboardinstitute.com and click on coach tab to find a Vision Board Coach in your area around the world)


Creating using our proprietary method along with expert coaching,people who use visioning and vision boards discover how to harness the power of such techniques as: 

***picture elicitation: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/design-my-mind/201104/healing-imager...

***visual imagery for healing: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/design-my-mind/201104/healing-imager...




***mental imagery: http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Case_for_Mental_Imagery.html?id=...

****mental simulation:

***word association:

***Depictive representations:

***Motor imagery

***attentional focus:
Athletic Insight - Attentional Focusing Strategies Influence Muscle ...www.athleticinsight.com/Vol10Iss2/MuscularActivity.htm

***lucid dreaming:
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/sleeping-angels/200905/why-we-dream-... AND

***color psychodynamics: http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/detailmini.jsp?_nfpb=true&_&...

***mental cleansing http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=mental-cleansing

and immersive simulation: 



Schwarz reminds her readers, that " Of course it's not the Vision Board that "WORKS" it's YOU working your vision path and the mind/body emotional response connection that you recognize and use to your advantage for goal and vision realization."

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON VISIONING AND VISION BOARD CREATION: See and hear more than 30 hours of free podcasts, audios, radio interviews, videos and TV interview links and blog posts and articles in such publications as Fox News, Art & Healing News, Science Daily and more at: www.visionboardinstitute.com

To contact Joyce Schwarz for interviews or to book her for keynote talks on Visioning, Creativity and Goal realization, Team Building and Next-Generation Leadership and the Future of Media and Consumer technology contact her directly at: joyceschwsarz@gmail.com or call 310-822-3119

TO locate a Certified Vision Board Coach in your area (more than 150 worldwide) go to www.visionboardinstitute.com and click on te COACH TAB and select your Country and city. 


Joyce Schwarz is a keynote speaker, trainer and media futurist. She is the bestselling author of THE VISION BOARD book by Harper Collins Publishing, Collins Design (#1 mystical bestseller on Amazon for 26 weeks) and SUCCESSFUL RECAREERING by Career Press and 4 other books published by major publishing firms iincluding CUTTING THE CORD: GUIDE TO GOING WIRELESS: Pearson Publishing (2002) and MULTINEDIA: Gateway to the Next Millenium (still used in more than 40 college classrooms around the globe) published by Harcourt Brace,AP Professional.

Schwarz is the founder of Center for Successful Recareering and The Vision Board Institute located in Marina Del Rey, California. In her 'other' life she maintains a high tech and emerging media marketing and business development consulting firm, JCOM www.jcombusinessdevelopment.com and www.joycecom.com and you can find her @visionboard on twitter.

Schwarz is one of the female pioneers in Digital Media and was the creator of the WORKPLACE OF THE FUTURE FORUM for AOL.com (26 pages on AOL) and she conducted many of the first workshops on the Internet and digital media for the California Film Commission, Writers Guild of America, Director's Guild of America and Women in Film.

She specializes in launching new companies and new products in next-generation media and entertainment ranging from emusic.com in 1995 to Primesense (the guts of Xbox kinect. She has written more than 200 articles on next-generation advertising, ubiqitous computing, wireless, virtual worlds, immersive training and mind/body/human/machine interface for such publications as BUSINESS2.0, Digitrends, iMedia, LA TIMES, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, Canadian Computing and more.

Schwarz and her firms have been featured in interviews in WALL STREET JOURNAL, FOX Business News, FOX TV, E Entertainment Television, NPR, PBS, NBC, ABC and more than 200 other radio, TV shows and blogs. She organized and chaired the Paris France Internet and ITS conference from 1995 to 1998 and has moderated and provided keynote speeches at such conferences as: CES, COMDEX, SAN DIEGO COMPUTER FAIR, LA COMPUTER CONFERENCE, NATIONAL ASSN OF BROADCASTERS, NATPE and DIGITAL HOLLYWOOD. Her firm JCOM has advised and continues to work with such major brands as Disney, Sheraton Hotels, American Airlines, AT&T, NORTEL, Qualcomm and others. 

HEART OF SUCCESS www.theartofsuccessbook.com is the upcoming bestselling book and media series that Schwarz is producing along with 20 top co-authors and coaches around the globe including celebrities and TV personalities. @heartofsuccess on twitter.com 

The Center for Visioning the Future Announces New Master Coach in Life and Work Visioning Certificate Conducted Via Teleconference By Joyce Schwarz, bestsellng author, Economic Development Consultant and award winning keynote speaker

WHAT IF YOU COULD CHANGE THE WORLD? Now you can -- by harnessing the ancient power of visioning and tying it in with the most modern methods of 3D imaging and community and corporate outreach you can literally vision the future for cities, companies, nonprofits or charities.

For the first time ever, the Center for Visioning the Future www.visioning.info is offering a Master Coach in Life and Work Visioning which will train Visioning Coaches and Facilitators to conduct community and corporate and nonprofit visioning sessions.

Joyce Schwarz, bestselling author, economic development advisor and award winning community leader -- best known for organizating and conducting the MISSING KIDS ON THE MILK CARTON campign for Ralphs Grocery Co (celebrating its 25th anniversary this year) will conduct this new Master Coach program via teleconference. 

WHO SHOULD BE INTERESTED IN VISIONING Schwarz explains that "Visioning is at the cutting edge of strategic planning and at the cross-section of social media and peer planning." This course is aimed at: 

Life and Business Coaches

Community Leaders

Nonprofit Managers

Local government officials

Trade organization Board members 

and others who want to be involved in changing the future by creating a dynamic relationship with their communities and not "FOR" the community. 

Become a Licensed Master Coach in Visioning Life And Work in 8 weeks --change the world through community and corporate visioning offered by Center for Visioning The Future founded by Joyce Schwarz, Bestsellng Author, Futurist ; go beyond Vision Board

DO YOU WANT TO CHANGE THE WORLD? Well you can now by becoming a Licensed Master Coach in Visioning. See what visioning is and why every day hundreds of communities and corporations and nonprofits use it to plan their future by going to: