As 2016 winds down and December ends, we’d like to reflect on the month’s theme of connection. We’ve spotlighted several people and many services that can help you feel more connected to the world. No matter if it’s loved ones, friends or strangers. We focused on topics that bring deeper meaning to feeling united during a divisive season. We encourage our readers and members to use their unique gifts to inspire and give back to others.
Featured subthemes related to connection have included: trusting one’s intuition and sharing resources to facilitate growth and healing. Mind Key always plays a role, connecting you to services and products.
We began the month by announcing the launch of our new Etsy store. You can find a variety of items there intended to raise energy vibrations. Also offered, a gift for yourself or the writer in your life: Mind Key’s exclusive Great American Novel Package.
The first highlighted product of the month was the artwork of Elisabeth Ludwig. In “Elisabeth Ludwig on Science, Nature, and Magic”, we included images of her most popular pieces along with her personal perspectives on art and life.
“Wear Your Best Health: Amy Cousin Jewelry” talked of Amy’s creative motivations and inspirations. Wire wrapping semi-precious stones using gold, silver, and copper wire is her passion. She makes them into pieces of therapeutic art.
“Healing and connecting with Jahmu Chai” featured Jessica Filkins, creator of the world’s first instant turmeric-ginger chai tea mixes, with a mission to bring sunshine and healing to all who drink it.
In “Connect with your readers: Marisa Goudy, Writing Coach” Marisa Goudy, writer and storytelling coach explains how her services can help you better understand yourself, your work, and the people you serve.
“The symbols in our dreams, Jefferson Harman” spotlights Harman’s expertise in dream interpretation, recall, dream journal work and lucid dreaming. Jefferson also talks about how to overcome phobias and connect with your own mind’s capabilities to heal itself.
Mind Key’s own Charla Dury offers organizational consultations. “Get organized with Charla Dury” provides a description of her services. She can help you determine priorities, effectively schedule your time and find an appropriate organizational system for you or your life or business.
Another service provided by Mind Key is our communication services. “Make your business heard” explains how we can connect more people to you.
“Radiance Coaching with Barbara Steingas” describes Barbara’s personal experiences discovering the optimal path for her health using physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual strategies, and how she utilizes these when writing, life coaching or performing reiki on clients.
In “A local’s guide to gift giving”, Danielle Rose provides shout-outs to some of her favorite Newport businesses, as well her philosophy on the importance of “doing” family activities over “receiving” material things.
Continuing on the topic of giving without expectations of receiving, “Giving back all year long” features three businesses that make altruism part of their mission. “The true meaning of Santa Claus- giving” offers readers suggestions on how to teach their kids to consider others on Christmas.
Last but not least, it wouldn’t be right to end the year without some reflections. “Reflection as a tool for perspective”, “Why you should reflect on 2016”, “Reflections of 2016- The Mind Key Community”, and “5 ways to rock your year for real this time” all offer unique perspectives on the importance of looking back at how we’ve grown this past year.
How can we incorporate what we’ve learned to make 2017 the happiest, healthiest new year we can imagine? Read on and follow Mind Key into 2017.