Welcome to BE from the Heart's Newsletter
October 2016, Vol. 3, Issue 5
Wishing you and yours a very HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
I'm in the mid-west and it's hard to believe we're headed into November with temperatures going back into the 70's next week. I've been taking advantage of this weather to get out in Nature as much as possible. I've enjoyed watching the leaves change and observe how they cover the trails in a spatter of color. One day, while out in the woods, I thought about how the trees let go of their leaves with such beauty. The leaves have served their purpose, it's time for them to fall so that the new can take their place in the spring. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could let go like the trees do? It seems like we tend to hold on for dear life and may see letting go as a horrible thing to have to go through. Letting go can be very painful, but it can also be beautiful. What can we shed? What can we let go of that would allow for something new to come in? Can we let it go with love and gratitude? Can we see the beauty in it? I love how I found the above image just a few days later on Facebook. Message confirmed :)
If you live in the U.S., don't forget to turn your clocks back an hour on Sunday, November 6th at 2 a.m.
With so much negativity out there, I love to spread positive, vibe changing things. A few months ago, I was introduced to kombucha (fermented tea). It's a nice and healthier alternative to soda. Recently, I saw an ad for KOMBUCHADOG and I wondered what that was about. Were they making kombucha for dogs? Nope, turns out that they're placing the photos of rescue dogs on their bottles of kombucha to help them find their forever homes. How cool is that?! Their mission statement: TO CRAFT THE BEST KOMBUCHA THERE IS WHILE HELPING RESCUE DOGS FIND THEIR FOREVER HOMES. This kombucha is raw, organic and undiluted - which makes it fall into the category of alcoholic beverage. The company is based in LA, so those of you in southern CA - be on the lookout. You can learn more about KOMBUCHADOG here.
If you're looking for some inspiration, check out Ellen's interview with Marvin Pearson, a varsity football player who is both blind and deaf. I was so impressed with his personality. He states with such certainty that "you can get over any obstacle that's in front of your way." Thank you Marvin for being such an inspiration and sharing your wisdom.
For a chuckle:
Art from the Soul:
Japanese artist Chie Hitotsuyama creates incredible sculptures using tightly wound bits of newspaper and glue. What a beautiful way to recycle, create art and bring awareness. I've included a 3.5 minute short documentary and some photos below. To check out her website and see more of her work, click here.
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Happy Halloween! Love, Adrienne :)