Vision Board Video Follow Up

Stephanie Smith Vision Board

Back in December, I wrote a post about how I’d been interviewed in my art studio by a local television lifestyle program called “Save the Kales!” The segment was about using Vision Boards as a tool to being about a desired situation. Simple to create, the primary component is intention followed by collaging images and words that support your goal.

You can watch the clip on YouTube at this link.  (Filmed in one take, I was a bit nervous.) 

Have You Ever Created a Vision Board?

Stephanie Smith and Jaime Karpovich

Last night, I was interviewed for a segment on creating vision boards for “Save the Kales” – a local TV cooking show hosted by the magnificent Jaime Karpovich. (Keep your eye on this girl – she is Food Network bound for sure!) 

Vision boards are used a creative visualization process to manifest some aspect of change in your life. Made simply by collaging inspiring images and words cut out from magazines, these boards can be used to inspire, maintain focus, shift perspective, and attract abundance into your life.

Have you ever created a vision board? What did you think of the process?

This episode will be aired in January and will be able to be viewed online as well.

To New Beginnings

It was probably about six or seven years ago that I first started hearing about how 12/21/12 might be the end of the world as we know it. I remember listening to the person talk about it and being torn between feelings of fear and of frustration at what sounded like craziness. So anyway, Friday’s the big date and whatever you may think about the 2012 Phenomenon, I’d like share a tiny bit of how I’m planning my last day prior to any new beginnings that may occur on 12/21/12.  Continue Readering »

Creativity Prompt: A list of 20 things

I was recently reading about an interesting mental exercise consisting of rapid image cycling of things that you’d like to have in your life. It reminded me a lot of the creative visualization techniques that I’ve read about in other books where you basically attract the thing you desire by imagining yourself already having it.

You are to create a list of 20 things that you desire, and the caveat is that each item has to be for you and only you. Continue Readering »

Settling in to the New Year

Though I don’t celebrate the holidays, I observe a magnificent energetic surge from the day following Thanksgiving to Christmas day and then another from Christmas to New Year’s Eve.

I’m assuming that by now, the holiday leftovers have been cleaned out of the fridge. That many of you have put away the presents and taken down your holiday decorations and that maybe the batteries have already died in some of the new toys you bought for your children.

Now that it’s a whole new year, what does that mean for you? What if anything, is different or what do you wish to change?


Out with the old, in with the new

Having a birthday on the last day of the year gives me a slightly different outlook than most people because when the clock strikes 12:01 on January 1st, I will literally be a year older in a whole new year.

With this comes certain rituals. I am mere pages away from finishing a journal and will begin anew on the 1st. I will continue to work on my “Manifestation” list for 2012 – a bucket list of sorts which isn’t only about what I want to accomplish in the new year, but also who I wish to be. It is also a time when I like to select a single word to set a specific for the new year, words like: Positive, Abundance, Focus, Clarity, Presence, and Joy all come to mind. I will also “look back down the mountain” to remember my experiences from 2011.

A trip to the river, a last mandala, a smile as I turn forward and continue looking ahead.

Happy New Year everyone! See you next year!

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