How to make a 2017 Vision Board with Award Winning Amateur Golfer Teri Gangi Helder interview by Joyce Schwarz, bestselling author THE VISION BOARD book

What an honor to interview award winning amateur golfer Teri Gangi Helder who is also one of the top Certified Vision Board Coaches around the world with the Vision Board Institute.  Teri took a very different approach to her Vision Board for 2017 and took her inspiration and the actual page from an O Magazine and inserted her face center in the board. 

The end result is like a colorful inspirational poster created by Teri Gangi Helder.


The 2017 Vision Board/inspirational poster features the theme LIVE BIG which Gangi-Helder says fits the mood for her upcoming year. Despite physical setbacks and obstacles, Gangi-Helder has overcome, she is a great role model for other athletes and those just delving into the green lands of golf. 

Teri2Teri Gangi-Helder is an award winning amateur golfer and a Certified Vision Board Coach with the Vision Board Institute and she is also co-author of the upcoming bestseller HEART OF SUCCESS book and media series.

LINK TO DOWNLOAD FREE WORKSHOP WITH TERI GANGI HELDER: Here is the link to download the audio workshop/interview with Teri Gangi about how she made her vision board. Thanks for sharing Teri.

For more information about becoming a Certified Vision Board coach, please contact: 

How to Make a Vision Board for Kwanzaa by Joyce Schwarz, bestselling author THE VISION BOARD book

How to Make a Vision Board for Kwanzaa by Joyce Schwarz, bestselling author THE VISION BOARD book

Kwanzaa 2016 in United States of America started on

Monday, December 26 and will end on Sunday, January 1, 2017
What is Kwanzaa -- google defines it as a: 
festival observed by many African Americans from December 26 to January 1 as a celebration of their cultural heritage and traditional values.
Kwa1Yes, you can make a vision board with your family for Kwanzaa...says Joyce Schwarz, bestselling author THE VISION BOARD book See more info at 
Step # 1 -go to the official Kwanzaa website online to get more info on this wondeful holiday time: kwanzaasite
Step # 2  Read the 50th anniversary message from the creator of Kwanzaa  DR. MAULANA KARENGA click here
Step # 3  Understand the 7 symbols of Kwanzaa: 
The 7 symbols of Kwanzaa
  • Mkeka: a mat.
  • Mazao: fruits and vegetables.
  • Muhindi: ears of corn.
  • Kinara: a candleholder.
  • Mishumaa saba: the seven candles.
  • Kikombe cha umoja: the unity cup.
  • Zawadi: the gifts.

STEP # 4 Find pictures of these symbols online: 

Kwanzaa (1)

Step 5 Schedule your vision board creation prior to December 32 and display it prominently that night. The Kwanzaa feast is held on the evening of December 31. The feast is not just about food -- it is also a time to sing, pray and celebrate African history and culture.

Make a vision board creation an annual tradition for your family no matter what your ethnic background is 

KwanzaaHere is an example of a #Kyanzaa #visionboard courtesy of and Joyce Schwarz 

Twelve Days of Christmas for #Visionboard Fans from Joyce Schwarz, bestselling author THE VISION BOARD book and founder, The Vision Board Institute

JbookBy Joyce Schwarz bestselling author THE VISION BOARD book: click here


You've probably seen these new variations of the 12 Days of Christas classic -- 12 Days of Christmas for Golfers or 12 Days for Wine Lovers etc but we are pleased to provide you with the 12 Days of Christmas for #Visionboard Fans courtesy of Joyce Schwarz, bestselling author THE VISION BOARD book: the secret to an extraordinary life. 

Here's a preview of the first few days -- sign up for our free newsletter at click here Please note the copyright is Joyce Schwarz, December 29,2016 joyceschwarz(at) 


On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me --one pair Golden Scissors.... Golden

ON the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me two poster boards -- one for me and one for them...


Yes two poster boards.... Two Poster Boards given to me by my true love as part of the newly created 12 Days of Christmas for VisionBoard Fans..courtesy of Joyce Schwarz Copyright 12/29/16 joyceschwarz(at) TwoTwo poster boards given to me by my true love as part of the 12 Days of Christmas for #visionboard fans courtesy and copyright by Joyce Schwarz, author THE VISION BOARD book.....

Teri Gangi-Helder Amateur Golfer Wins 10th Championship La Rinconada and Reveals In New Podcast how Visioning and Vision Boards Empower her Prowess

Teri2Teri Gangi-Helder, amateur golfer, author, and Certified Vision Board Coach shares her secrets of life visioning, vision board creation and how they help her on the golf course. Helder is celebrating her 10th championship at La Rinconada this fall.

Listen to her podcast interview on International Women's Radio here click the arrow to hear the podcast NOW    


 See the picture of her trophy below: 


Teri Gangi-Helder wins La Rinconada Women's Trophy for 10th year in a row. Follow Teri on twitter @back9bookauthor. 

Free Vision Board Gift From Joyce Schwarz bestselling author for #GIVING TUESDAY

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.

Giving2Get a free chapter from the bestselling book THE VISION BOARD: secret to an extraordinary life by Joyce Schwarz, motivational speaker and founder The Vision Board Institute,



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

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.

For more information about becoming a Certified Vision Board Coach or arranging or a #visionboard teambuilding exercise for your company, group or organization email: 

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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Become a Certified Vision Board Coach in 4 weeks Via Home Study with Joyce Schwarz, author THE VISION BOARD book bestseller

Joyce Schwarz, bestselling author of the world's Number #1 #visionboard book and founder The Vision Board Institute invites you to sign up before OCTOBER 24 to get in on this deal -- it's our FALL CVBC SPECIAL DEAL  Go to: clickformoreinfo

Since this is home study you can start at any time -- even today :) 

2016 CVBC course--YES..... yes you can make 2016 the best year of your life -- and then you can help others make their dreams come true too -- while you make up to $500 in 1/2 day as a Certified Vision Board Coach - doing private coaching, vision board workshops and vision board parties & more --


Joyce will guide you through step by step in this 4-week HOME STUDY class. PLUS this special deal includes an hour of private coaching with Joyce Schwarz one to one after you finish the 4 weekly classes to help you jumpstart your personal and professional VISION!  You get $349.00 of free bonuses 


Hi, this is Joyce Schwarz writing to you -- love to have u join our home study course-- when you do I'll be working directly with you via one to one email with phone availability -- no one offers such custom personalized Home Study online.

PLUS this special deal includes a $149.00 optional 188 page workbook on visioning and vision board techniques used around the globe that have NEVER BEEN REVEALED BEFORE-- 

in total you get $349.00 in FREE BONUSES

Plus remember The Vision Board Institute is the only place you can get accredited as a Certified Vision Board Coach. 


Scroll down to see what just a few of the Certified Vision Board Coach graduates say about how this course and Joyce's coaching changed their lives.

Want to pay via phone or talk to me more about your background -- I'd be delighted to have you email me directly at : or call 310-822-3119


So get ready to live your best experience ever -- taking the course will be life-changing for you and for all of those you share the vision with -- 


Joyce Schwarz, 




Do you want to make money by helping make dreams come true -- then this is for YOU! 


Make $500.00 in a half day as a Certified Vision Board Coach -- go beyond the board and offer life and work vision workshops for career, life and business coaching and consulting. 


Find out step by step how to set up your own coaching and consulting firm for Vision Boarding and Strategic Visioning. AS SEEN ON TV: PBS, FOX, E Entertainment TV, NPR and ABC. 


YES, you can now FAST TRACK YOUR HOME STUDY --and finish in as few as 4 weeks -- a GREAT ALTERNATIVE TO OUR LIVE 4 WEEK TELECLASSES  You do the class at your home or office and take up to 3 months to complete.


You learn the techniques of visioning and vision board creationvia MP3 (audio downloads each 90 minutes long) and core printed resources (you print out from PDF downloads -- we give  you including your 60 page training manual 


No need to take the live workshops-- you communicate with Joyce personally via email and phone if you wish during your home study course.


GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS -- complete the 4 quizzes (one for each "week" of the course (remember you get up to 3 months to complete the course).  AND you fill out a simple one page final form explaining how you will promote your classes and use of vision boards and AND you create a vision board for your business or life. That's it -- no need to take the live course. 



  AS SEEN ON PBS, E! Entertainment, TV GUIDE, FOX NEWS, CBS Radio and hundreds of blogs and podcasts worldwide. 


You can become a Certified Vision Board coach via our newly streamlined 4-week Home Study program! Recommended for those who want to do the course FAST and put the info into action to make $$ NOW and become prosperous while helping others make their dreams come true; 



1) To master the ancient art of visioning to use in coaching, teaching Vision Board Classes and in realizing our own dreams come true.

2) To learn Joyce Schwarz SECRET 5-step GRABS formula to realize your own success pattern and eliminate block in your life and business.

3) To understand why vision boards are more than just cut and paste and find out the top 3 reasons most vision boards don't work! 


4) To benefit from Joyce Schwarz coaching and teaching style that has worked to help thousands of celebrities,VIPS and people like you to realize their true potential. Schwarz was named Amazing Woman LA in 2011. 

5) To see and know how to go beyond a Vision Board and methods to clarify and choose your power words and defining images for 2014 that will drive you forward! 

 HOME STUDY 4 WEEK Class ( complete at your own pace) -- you can take up to 6 months to complete the course --or finish it in 4 weeks on your own time! 



Visioning is a self-exploration process that can be done with individuals or in groups. You can do it for yourself and your business and life or practice these principles with your clients as a coach/student or in your workplace.

Discover how VISTA, WORLDBANK and the United Nations use visioning to set goals, realize dreams and to help people embrace hope again after tragedy, job-loss or even death in the family. VIsioning is also used on a daily basis to create the best possible lives daily, weekly, monthly and beyond.

In Week #1 you will also learn these proprietary techniques Joyce Schwarz only with the CERTIFIED VISION BOARD COACHES: 
a) Passport to Possibility -- how to find out where you or your client is/are now so that you can create a vision path
b) Passport to Opportunity - how to help your clients and yourself get to where you want to go when you have a specific life or work objective ie TRAVEL TO PARIS for a Second Honeymoon
c) How to find your power words in 15 minutes or less
d) How to do the PICK THREE EXERCISE that lets you vision anywhere without any magazines, or any computer or any glue! 
DISCOVER THE GRABS FORMULA FOR SUCCESS -- Gratitude , Receive/release, Ask/Acknowledge/action, Be authentic, believe and share. 

WEEK #2 WHY A VISION STATEMENT IS CRUCIAL for life , work and family
You've all heard about mission statements (which some from the top down in corporations or in other institutions) but we go beyond the old fashioned top down Mission statement to explore and tap into the power of a VISION STATEMENT. What can you vision for your future and how to create the vision path to that vision!
In this class you will also learn CVBC proprietary techniques for: 
a) How to begin to live your VISION TODAY -- yes, even before you do a complete vision board.
b) How to change your motto (or your client's) and change your life
c) How to find DEFINING IMAGES anywhere and everywhere and tap into those that are RIGHT for you! 
d) How to determine if your vision is coming from the inside out -- from your values!~

WEEK #3 CREATING THE VISION BOARD and activating your vision and empowering and updating the vision****
In this week you'll discover how to create a vision board using our specific CVBC methods.

Plus our proprietary 11 step method called VIPURLIFE for LIVING YOUR VISION BOARD

Plus real life examples of how to make vision boards for: romance, career, family, business, happiness, finances, prosperity and health & more

WEEK #4 HOW TO MARKET YORUSELF AS A CERTIFIED VISION BOARD COACH -- bonus 50 ways to promote and market yourself for little or no cost. 
PLUS examples of how our coaches make at least $50 an hour to teach private course and up to $500 for 1/2 day. 
You'll also learn:

  1. a) How to take your power words and turn them into defining images
  1. b) How to complement your defining images with inspirational quotes and other memorabilia -- ie ticket stubs, maps etc
  1. c) HOW TO USE THE GRABS formula that is the 5 step secret formula that Joyce shares in her book and with her CVBCs to make sure that the vision board is as powerful as it can be!
  1. d) How to move away from magical thinking -- and magic wands into using both your left (analytical) and right (intuitive) brain power for your and your clients/students etc. 
    e) Hand made versus digital boards -- why use what and when and where to find digital software for making vision boards
    f) How to activate your vision board and how to help people who come to you when their VISION BOARD IS NOT working -- how to do a vision board analysis.
    g) The 10 steps that you must do to create a powerful vision board (only revealed to CVBC grads)
    CLASS #4 HOW TO PROMOTE and market your Certified Vision Board Coach Certificate
    You will get a whole PDF on how to promote and market your CVBC certificate including more than 50 tips on how to: 
    a) Teach a 3 hour class (I give you a whole suggested agenda)
    b) What to charge for a 3 hour class
    c) How to expand the class to a whole day class with little or no extra work
    d) How to make $500 doing vision board consulting in 1/2 day when working with groups or organizatons
    e) How to use your vision board skills to help raise funds for your local church, charity or nonprofit.
    f) How to employ the vision board creation techniques and life and work visioning into your coaching practice if you are a coach or into your own life.
    1) You make a Business Vision Board (Joyce explains how) for your business about how you will use Vision BOards and/or visioning to do your business or LIFE better. If you do not have a business Joyce will work with you on how you can use this for your own life in creating income streams or in living a more powerful life
    2) Fill out a simple FINAL FORM graduation form with 8 questions including questions about what you learned and how it changed your life! 
    You also get:
    a) free listing on visionboardinstitute.comwebsite
    b) Option to upgrade to a larger listing with your picture and your bio ($99 extra permanent listing)
    c) 60 page instruction manual
    d) How to teach a 3 hour class handout/outline
    e) 50 tips on how to promote our CVBC certification
    f) FREE monthly infocalls for CVBC grads 1 hour on the last Weds of each month
    g) Free promotion on Facebook
    h) Free admission to our LINKED IN GROUP which offers discussions on best practices
    i) Free 5 minute phone calls with Joyce anytime you want during her office hours 11 am to 2 pm Monday to Friday – from anywhere in the world

YOU CAN do the Certified Vision Board course at home or in your office of on-go! Yes, even download to your MP3 player or iPOD or your computer (any computer works -- mac or PC or iPad or phone even)


  1. a) with the audios (4 downloadable audios) each 90 minutes long (simulating a LIVE tele-workshop class or  listen on the go via MP3 audio downloads

PLUS YOU GET a digital version of the 60 page CoachesTraining manual

and BONUS ($100 value -- 188 page Certified Vision Board Coach workbook) with pictures, diagrams and special notes from Joyce Schwarz, bestselling author of THE VISION BOARD book bestseller) 

 Plus you get access to Joyce Schwarz coaching/guidance via email while you complete your certification(totally optional)by completing 4 optional quizes via email.


PLUS YOU GET A 60 PAGE CVBC COACH TRAINING MANUAL -- you can download immediately upon your payment. 



  1. A) Be one of more than 150 Certified Vision Board Coaches around the globe -- get referrals for your business (whether you are a life coach or a Reiki professional or a Marriage and Family counselor or a Health Coach or a teacher or an executive or entrepreneur -- the CVBC designation will help you add 30 percent to your bottom line each year -- and you get $$ to help make others dreams come true. 


  1. B) Discover the top 10 mistakes most people and trainers make when creating a vison board and/or life plan. Plus find out how to create a vision board for your own business and for helping other entrepreneurs, executives, families and churches and of course your clients their boards 


C)Get guidelines and specific 50 tips on how to promote your classes, workshops and private coaching for little or no cost.


  1. D) Find out how to make $500 in 1/2 day conducting vision board workshops or home parties.


  1. E) Earn the CVBC recognized designation (certified coaches make on average 30 percent more than those who don't earn a designaton). 


  1. F) Learn an amazing SECRET (proprietary) self-discovery exercise that you can use with clients, family and yes, yourself anywhere at anytime -- that takes only 10 minutes that will GUARANTEE to get you back on track to your vision and goals. 






**** Four 90 minute MP3 audio workshops simulating a live workshop -- you feel like your part of a real class!

****60 page training manual -- on vision board creation, the art of visioning and what kind of vision boards and instruction you can teach or use for coaching or for your own vision! 





188 page Certified Vision Board Coach workbook.


 This is a 4-week home study program you can do anywhere in the world -- and people have -- from Jordan to China to South Africa and across the USA. you get the audios to download and you get the digital training manuals and you get weekly contact with Joyce Schwarz, bestselling author of THE VISION BOARD book herself .

  1. A) Listen to the audio of the week
  1. B) Read the two workbook chapters
  1. C) Review your Coaching manual as you turn in your quizzes for each week (or do it at your own pace -- you have 3 months to finish the course.

 PLUS access to a free library of more than 30 hours of supplementary audios and videos on vision board creation for life and business.


In all you get more than  8 hours of instruction via MP3 downloads and you get the 60 page training manual 

 PLUS****You get to keep all the audio downloads of course for your files. 



***free coach business diectory listing on (basic listing with option to upgrade to lifetime FEATURED position at any time)

***monthly update infocalls -- 1 hour to update you on best coaching practices and how to market your services as a Vision Board coach.

***exclusive group on Facebook for CVBC coaches around the globe with weekly coaching tips and examples of how to promo your courses

***Discounts and first look at any upcoming courses/classes and bootcamps we offer at Vision Board Institute.

***Opportunity to teach at VBI to our hundreds of other students and share  your other specialties too ie Yoga, Reiki, Body/Mind/Spirit specialties so that you can promo your other services in addition to being a Certified Vision Board Coach.

***Exclusive group on Linked In to trade best practices ie pricing etc with other coaches and Joyce

 email Joyce  at  and include your phone # so she can call you back take your credit card info via phone personally and answer any questions you have!



WHAT's included in the home study course:

  1. a) you get four 90 minute audios recorded by Joyce Schwarz which introduce you to each of the 4classes and prep you for the topics in each class (see list below).

(Note all audios are available via mp3download and sent to you via link where you can download them to your MP3 player, IPOD or to your computer at your leisure.)  

  1. c) Quizes graded by Joyce herself:  You get a home study quiz (short 5-6 questions) to fill out and send back at your leisure for Joyce to give you input on your progress and to ask questions at that time via email about your course/progress.
  1. d) You get a Certified Vision Board Coach Training Manual with 60 plus pages of never disclosed info on what makes a vision board work, how and why and when to use vision boards for women, men, families and more.
  2. e) coach listing (basic listing is free with option to upgrade to FEATURED LIFETIME listng at low one time cost
  3. f) 188 page WORKBOOK with pictures, diagrams and real life examples to help with your coaching

ALL materials including your final certificate are delivered to you digitally via email download or MP3 download. Joyce Schwarz herself is available to you as a resource/coach etc via




ENDORSEMENTS FOR JOYCE SCHWARZ AND THE CVBC COURSE – the world’s only certification for vision board coaches offered by Joyce Schwarz & The International Vision Board Institute: & 
(Partial list)
DOREEN ROMAN CVBC, Manitoba, Canada   Joyce is an awesome person and teacher.  She goes out of her way to help each of us received the requirements she has set down to become Certified Vision Board Counselor.  As a mentor, Joyce has wonderful suggestions, listens to what her students have to say, and really hears them. I would recommend the CVBC workshop series because I believe it is a great series.  It is simple to use.  I like simple


SHARON SHENKER CVBC, Montreal, Canada Joyce is beyond a doubt, the most energetic, stimulating and creative teacher I have ever had the pleasure of learning a new skill from. Her detailed knowledge of creating vision boards is only a small part of all that she shares with her students at The Vision Board Institute. I truly enjoyed the stimulating tele-conference classes I took with her to become one of her first Certified Vision Board Counselors.” November 3, 2009


Judith Fine-Sarchielli, Topanga, California  Artist and Owner, SARCHIELLI & ASSOCIATES  Joyce was my teacher and mentor as the owner of the Vision Board Institute, where I became a Certified Vision Board Consultant. Joyce is one of the most creative teachers and marketing geniuses I have ever worked with in my 60 years as an artist. Her book, "The Vision Board" is a best selling masterpiece. I am very grateful to Joyce for all the inspiration and techniques she taught me during the Vision Board certification course,” August 3, 2009


 Dr. Sheri Wallace, Gainesville, Florida.  The CVBC program offers the added benefit of assisting me in developing products and programs and marketing them effectively, while having access to the creative products of others in the program._ I believe there is a lot of value for the money spent on the program I enjoy the creative aspect of the course networking with others, and the opportunity to co-teach.  I’ve only had one private session so far with Joyce, but am overwhelmed with the wealth of information she willingly shared and all the ideas I got to follow up on.  I look forward to further consultation at the end of the class would recommend the CVBC series to anyone who is serious about doing this work and who is willing to have their creative spirit ignited. The opportunity to be part of the network and have access to the ideas and products of the other CVBC—and to have them market my products—is priceless

 Teri Shulte CVBC, Houston, Texas:  Here’s what I really liked: The classes were informative, resourceful, enlightening, inspiring and fun * the podcasts with other guests were informative and the opportunity to do co-teaching was exciting. Plus of  course, Joyce’s knowledge, wisdom and charisma My target audience will be churches, youth and entrepreneurs, helping as many people as I can to create a vision for their lives.    

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How to Make a Memorial Day Vision Board, Tribute Board in Five Easy Steps by bestselling author of The Vision Board book: Joyce Schwarz



May 27, 2016

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, and tweeting @visionboard 


HOW TO MAKE A MEMORIAL DAY VISION BOARD By Joyce Schwarz, author, THE VISION BOARD book, (to see a free chapter go to: http;//

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) Ma
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) Mc Md

 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. Medals  

4) If you're ready emotionally add a few favorite pictures from the military person's departure --

Journalwhether 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 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--

                Words                                                                                        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 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, 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 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: You can follow Joyce Schwarz And at http://www.facebook/joyceschwarz 

Five Steps to Make a Mother's Day Vision Board for Mother's Day Joyce Schwarz, bestselling author THE VISION BOARD book

Would you like to honor your mom or grandma
or even your great-grandmother today or this week
or anytime of the year!

Then follow these 5 steps from best-selling author Joyce Schwarz,  
The Vision Board: The Secret to an Extraordinary Life  
from Harper Collins Publishing, Collins Design.
1) 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.
Giftbox2 Giftboxlid1 You can use the inside top lid of a gift box as a 'shadow box' to make your Mother's Day Vision Board says Joyce Schwarz, author THE VISION BOARD the secret to an extraordinary life, for free newsletter.
2) 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.
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Use the box that you gave mom her robe in to create a Mother's Day Vision Board to honor all the moms in your family -- aunt, cousins, mom, grandma and even

3) You can do this with mom or grandma and your kids too. Sit down with some colored markers or crayons and do it together.
Brainstorm some of the fun times you've had together with mom --here are some ideas a) going out to dinner on mother's day -- if you're going out today be sure to take a picture of mom with your family or you! Mom out gardening, mom doing some of her favorite things -- 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 box with -- 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. Or another picture.
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You can use any box -- see the wine box at the left it would make a nice Mother's Day Shadow box once the wine is consumed at dinner or put on a shelf or wine cellar.
See the HGTV box -- that is symbolic -- you can cut out pictures and put in flowers from the day or ribbons or whatever. And whatif you don't have any pix of mom -- well, consider doing a real nature-themed Mother's Day Vision Board with pictures of wild animals and their children like these Polar Bears and elephants. So much fun!
5) Pick a theme for your Mother's Day Vision Board: here are some possibilities: a) gratitude-- what are you thanking your mom for a) her guidance b) her support c) her understanding or d) just being there when no one else was.
a) But what if you and your mom don't get along perfectly --
don't worry most moms and daughters or sons aren't like the LEAVE IT TO BEAVER TV families of the 20th century.
b) If you feel more comfortable just honor your mom's heritage and her life -- include pictures of her mother and grandmother. a copy of a map of 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.
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.
For more information contact: about speaking to your group, organization or company on #life visioning and vision board creation -- sign up for a free visionboard newsletter at

Happy May 5,

Joycecinco by Joyce Schwarz blogging at

 This is a great weekend to continue to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and make your vision board or dream board in English or Spanish or even both. 

To get inspired see this video on Youtube created by Joyce Schwarz founder THE VISION BOARD INSTITUTE : Vision Board Espanol

Here's another video that will give you some ideas of how to use iconic Cinco de Mayo images in creating a colorful vision board for you and your family or office mates...remember it's all about freedom and living life your emphasize those power words in your own video

CincomoneyHappy Cinco de Mayo --why is it celebrated around the globe: 

So why is Cinco de Mayo important to Mexico'a independence?

It commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over the French forces of Napoleon III on May 5, 1862, at the Battle of Puebla. So it's a great day to celebrate your personal best -- your victories and visions for your best possible life. 

See Sample Cinco de Mayo vision board in action...


Want to have even more fun with your family? Then use this free coloring sheet to make the day even more colorful! 


For more information about how to create your Cinco de Mayo vision board and other vision boards to live your best life ever -- sign up for our free vision board newsletter at http://www.visionboard.ino 

HEART OF SUCCESS RADIO SHOW PREVIEW with VIP Guest Teri Gangi-Helder, Award Winning Amateur Golfer, Author and Certified Vision Board Coach Interviewed by Radio Show Host Joyce Schwarz on Women's Radio Network

LOVE TO GET OUR READERS' INPUT on preview for Heart of Success Radio Show which will be syndicated on Women's Radio Network featuring VIP Guest Teri Gangi-Helder, award winning amateur golfer Teri Gangi-Helder who is as a Certified Vision Board Coach and Public Speaker and Seminar Leader. 

Heart21 Left Joyce Schwarz, bestselling author, Radio talk show host HEART OF SUCCESS radio show syndicated on WOMEN'S RADIO NETWORK.

             Click below to listen to the preview for the upcoming radio interview with Award winning amateur golfer Teri-Gangi Helder on the new Heart of Success Radio show

 Click the arrow (left) to play the Heart of Success radio preview.

Teri Gangi-Helder (far right in picture above)
 is interviewed by bestselling author and Coach to the Stars...previewing on WOMEN'S RADIO NETWORK  worldwide. 

HOW TO PLAY YOUR BACK 9 IN LIFE and GOLF! is the subject of the preview show for the HEART OF SUCCESS series set for syndication worldwide on WOMEN'S RADIO NETWORK...

 TeribookcoverSee more about the Heart of Success bestselling book and media series at: clickhere

The Heart of Success book features a foreword by internationally acclaimed business guru Brian Tracy and more than a dozen other VIP Speakers, Authors, Coaches and TV personalities. 

  Teri23Teri Gangi-Helder (pictured left) is the featured VIP guest on the preview episode of the HEART OF SUCCESS new radio talk show set for syndication worldwide on the WOMEN'S RADIO NETWORK..

In an informative, fun and easy to listen to audio series, Teri gives listeners an insider's view on why playing golf helps athletes and weekend warriors develop valuable skills on the course and in life. 


"Dealing with the hazards on a golf course -- whether they are man-made bunkers or sand traps or Mother Nature's windy day help us handle life's obstacles and frustrations," says Teri

Whether it's a flat tire on the freeway to a death in the family, divorce or just a toothache an --you need to know how to handle your emotions and just keep going!", Gangi-Helder tells Heart of Success Radio Talk Show host bestselling author and coach to the stars Joyce Schwarz. 


 Teri Gangi-Helder pictured left is a featured co-author in the upcoming media series (radio, TV, books, CDs and podasts) with International Business Guru Brian Tracy.

Gangi-Helder is an award winning amateur golfer and Certified Vision Board Coach and public speaker and seminar leader.


 THE BACK 9 of GOLF AND LIFE: Teri Gangi-Helder is a firm believer that you can be prepared to play your 'Back 9' on the golf course and in life.

The phrase 'Back 9' refers to the option in golf to play 18 holdes or just the front 9 of the course (first 9 holes) or the 'Back 9" the second 9 holes on the course.  

Helder reminds us that you get to start over at ever hole in golf-- it is both an individual and group sport.

Doing your Personal Best is a vision of success for everyone who wants to try or play golf.

TerigolfAward winning amateur golfer Teri Gangi-Helder pictured far right in the bright pink top is shown with her 'girls' the group of pals and fellow golfers she enjoys playing with who subscribe to Helder's philosophy that creating joy and having fun in life are crucial in today's busy lifestyles.

Teri will be covering such topics as:

How to get Teens involved in golf, How to have more fun on the course and in life, Overcoming physical and emotional obstacles and using a vision board to design the life of your dreams in her upcoming Heart of Success Radio series and downloadable podcasts.

The series by Gangi-Helder will also be published on a gorgeous designed CD package -- perfect for summer and fall gift-giving and for featuring in your Country Club's Pro Shop and gift stores around the country. 

WHAT QUESTIONS can Teri Gangi-Helder answer for you about golfing lessons, how to improve your golf game, the value of a golf for people of all ages and your own BACK9

Please comment here or send your questions to Heart of Success Radio talk show host at: