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iFlourish Magazine

SUMMER 2019

COME, FLOURISH WITH US!

DARE TO DREAM

TRUST THE JOURNEY

THE FLOURISH NETWORK

NEW EXCLUSIVE MEMBERSHIP

Flourishing on a whole new level!


SPECIAL NOTE from our founder. Hello, Beautiful!

It is my desire to see you “Flourish” to your fullest potential because I love seeing others succeed.  I created The Flourish Network and the Flourish networking organization to give women a platform to Flourish both personally and professionally.

Our core values that we abide by within The Flourish Network is that we build

our network organically, we operate with integrity and we value everyone that connects with our amazing network.

Over the past twenty-five plus years I have gained valuable experience and a wealth of knowledge from my corporate career within the International Telecommunications area. I specialized in building successful business to business relationships and setting core strategies for driving client-customer based initiatives.  During my tenor in Global Communications, I have managed and supported large teams in the US, UK, Canada, South America, Asia, Australia, and other amazing places across Europe.  The scope of my role as Global Director was to create and maintain end to end processes to support the overall implementation of new products and services for the world's largest carriers.   Beyond my corporate career, I have led and founded several non-profits, held several offices within the inspirational support arena, and delivered countless motivational speeches.  Most recently in 2015, I founded and built an amazing Networking Organization for Women which has grown rapidly in several states.  I am also the founder of a Business Advocacy and Development Company that supports women entrepreneurs.   In addition, I have held several top-level positions in a few Network Marketing (MLM) companies building my teams from the ground up in very short time frames.  I've held a spot in Success from Home Magazine and led my team to the Millionaires Club with one of the past companies in just six months.   My passions are my faith, family, inspiring others, supporting community efforts, and philanthropy.  I desire to share both my passion and experience with other women to help them reach their fullest potential in every area of their lives.   I am excited for what’s on the horizon! Get ready… we have some amazing things coming your way!  I can’t wait to see you flourish and I am looking forward to meeting you soon.

Sincerely, Linda D. Barbour Creator & Founder

Location. 1720 Mars Hill Road Ste 8-230 Acworth, GA 30101

Tel. +1 770.405.9550

Email. info@comeflourishwithus.com Web. www.iflourishmagazine.com


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BE MORE. DO MORE. & REACH MORE. FLOURISHING ON PURPOSE FOR PURPOSE Giving back and offering support to others is the core of who we are and is very important to us. One of our passions at Flourish is to give back.  A portion of the proceeds from everything we do goes to support, inspire, and uplift nonprofit causes and to make a difference in the lives of others. Types of organizations we support through our corporate approved collaborations are: Women's & Children's homes and shelters, domestic violence awareness, children's causes as it pertains to cancer and disease awareness.  We also partner with causes that bring awareness to the sex trafficking industry. iFlourish Magazine  | 6


We LOVE our Tribe! Since our inception in March 2015 we've grown leaps and bounds!   We have a wonderful network of amazing women that truly love and support each other.   Yes, it is our businesses that bring us together, but it goes much deeper than that.   We are honored to say that we've grown organically by word of mouth and that speaks volumes.  

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DARE TO DREAM LINDA BARBOUR FOUNDER OF THE FLOURISH NETWORK

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DARE TO DREAM I am a dreamer. There, I’ve said it – I have vast dreams and big hopes that I aspire to accomplish one day. And I’m not the only one with big dreams. We all have dreams and aspirations. However, a lot of us choose to put those dreams on hold because we’re afraid of where that road will take us should we choose to go down it. It’s difficult putting ourselves out there day after day and getting rejected. It’s much easier to take the safer, surer route – the jobs that promise stability and perhaps monotony. We would rather settle for what we don’t want than try for something that would be so much more fulfilling. Some of us dream of big houses, some of new technologies, some of changing the world, some of starting a family, some of having a flourishing business, and some of living on a beach. Well, let me tell you that people have lived in big houses, people have created new technologies, people have changed the world, people have started families, people have lived (and still do) on beaches, and

people have flourishing businesses. That is to say, people have accomplished these things! People have become famous musicians, world leaders, perfect parents and successful entrepreneurs. Our dreams are only as far out of our reach as we decide to put them. Everything that has been accomplished, is being accomplished, and will be accomplished by the human race has been thought up by a human being. The fact that the human mind can imagine and then implement that imagination into reality in order to give us everything we have and to accomplish the things mankind has accomplished is an amazing eye-opening thought. Our capacity for incredible acts and achievements is astronomical. Fear can be an enormous deterrent when we consider our dreams, if we allow it to be. We often wrestle with inward thoughts of: What if I fail? What if I can’t get enough money? What if this isn’t as practical as getting a steady job? What if people judge me? We can come up with a million and one reasons not to do something and end up in the same place or try something new and

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daring, learning from the experience and perhaps even achieving what we’d set out to do. Having the right thoughts and goals, pushing through the failures and the slumps, believing in yourself and your dream, and being flexible are all great ways to find what you’re looking for in life. One of our biggest faults as a human race is our inability to believe that we could be great and succeed at the inward dreams of the visions that we hold. Do you spend half your time imagining all the things you’d love to do? I bet you’re nodding your head, right now. If so, you’re a lot like me.

Fantasizing can give you purpose. It can be the map that guides you, the building blocks to flesh out your future so you can head towards it as best as you can. We have just one life, don’t we? I say, go ahead and dream! The real crime would be to stay static in your routines, or worse, to fantasize and do nothing – what a waste that would be! Dreaming and heading towards something, however, is a grand way to live. It allows you to stretch yourself and see what you are capable of creating. Dreaming allows you to always be forward thinking and not become a victim of circumstance.

I’ve had stars in my eyes since childhood and my aspirations never sleep. I’ve always been a dreamer conjuring up ideas and what if scenarios in my head. In fact often times I’ve heard those around me say things like: “Get your head out of the clouds!” “Stop dreaming and come back down to Earth!” Oftentimes, I think to myself…  “Why? Who would want to stay in the same old routine?  Let me dream, think, discover and create so that I may put a finger on my next destination. After all, God has given me the ability to dream and create, so why not use it to the best of my ability?”

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pretty feet tips. Your feet move you through the world, help you stand up to your day, and ground you. They also need TLC to keep them soft, strong, and free of problems. These 6 steps will help your feet stay fabulous. 1. Smooth It Out. Make it a habit to use a pumice stone or foot file on damp heels and calluses. Doing so will keep your feet looking good in open-back shoes. First, soak your feet in water or a foot bath for 10 to 15 minutes to help soften the skin. Then gently remove the thickened skin with a pumice stone. Melaleuca oil (tea tree oil), is a natural antibacterial agent that may reduce the chance of getting athlete’s foot, so it’s great to add a few drops to the water when soaking your feet. Moisturizing foot scrubs made from botanicals such as crushed fruit pits, sugar, or chemical exfoliators also help remove dead skin. After you scrub, apply a rich foot cream or balm containing shea butter or cocoa butter. Also, look for balms or heel creams containing salicylic acid or urea to soften tough calluses. 2. Moisturize. If your heels are very dry and cracked, see a podiatrist or dermatologist for a prescription treatment. If they’re not that bad, there are plenty of moisturizing products from which to choose. First, you might try some medicated heel pads, which don't need a prescription, to soften calluses while you walk. After you’ve exfoliated the calluses, use a heavy cream to moisturize tough skin on your heel. Look for creams containing petrolatum, an emollient, or a humectant such as lactic acid, which draws moisture into the skin. 3. Fight Fungus. Over-the-counter antifungal treatments come in many forms -- lacquers, creams, lotions, liquids, spray powders, and spray liquids. These products work best on mild cases of athlete’s foot, and probably not at all with toenail fungus, which is difficult to treat. Tea tree oil, also called melaleuca oil, works well on mild cases of athlete’s foot. However, if you have an extreme case, it is best to see a dermatologist. If you have sweaty feet. Applying a little corn starch to the soles of the feet instead of using talcum powder will prevent feet from sweating. iFlourish Magazine | 20


If you have dry feet, add a couple of drops of tea tree oil to your moisturizer to create your own antifungal foot cream. Dry your feet thoroughly before you apply the corn starch or lotion. Dark and damp conditions let the funguses that cause athlete’s foot flourish. Basic good foot hygiene is the best way to prevent fungal infections. Wash your feet frequently and dry them thoroughly, especially between your toes. Remember to always wear clean fresh socks or other hosiery. 4. Wear Sunscreen. Wear sunscreen on the tops of your feet. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 to your feet when you're going barefoot or wearing open sandals. 5. Get Support. Standing for a long time can make your feet sore. Wearing insoles can help make shoes more comfortable. Look for insoles that have a plastic shell at the bottom. Podiatrists say the shell makes them strong enough to provide real support. 6. Don’t Forget Your Toenails! Love getting pedicures? The technique matters. Clumsy trimming can lead to hangnails and ingrown toenails. Also, make sure the nail technician gently pushes back the cuticle rather than cuts it, which can lead to an infection. If you do your own nails, look for nail “nippers” that have a curved handle and a cutting jaw shaped to follow the natural curve of nails. Your nails naturally become more brittle with age. Ingredients in some nail polish and polish remover can speed the process, drying out your nails. Use polish that is free of formaldehyde, toluene, and dibutyl phthalate. The best recommendation for nail polish remover is that it should also be free of alcohol. To moisturize your toenails, using a cuticle cream, petroleum jelly, or vitamin E oil. Put it over the entire nail, including the cuticle, and gently rub it in. Having Pretty Feet says something about you, so take the time to take care of them and they’ll take care of you!

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CINDYLOU REED

CindyLou Reed Website Mobile Marketing Consultant SenText Solutions

As a mobile communication consultant, I work with you to set up a keyword and short code for your business. This is called the call to action. We set up an offer, and response with a giveaway, special, or percentage off as a thanks for joining your text club. Your customers can also see pictures, links to your Website, and video's in the text message you send out. You choose when to send the message, now, or schedule it for a future release. You promote this everywhere to inform the public that you have a VIP Text Club to join. If they sign up, that means they want your texts. They are going to say, yes - text me when you have something going on. And why is it effective? Just about every customer has a cell phone with them at all times, and they check it often. So build a large base of customers who have given you permission to directly communicate with them!     Whenever you have something to say, you simply log on the SenText Platform from your laptop, iPod, or smart phone. Type your message, include your business name, the offer, the week, day and time to respond, and a expiration date. That’s how our system works. As a communication tool reaching out to people the way we as people communicate with one another called texting.   SenText Solutions business texting service is available through Cindy Lou Reed anywhere in the Continental United States. Call, text, or email me to have a conversation about your business communication needs, and how to get started promoting through text messaging. iFlourish Magazine  | 24 iFlourish Magazine  | 25


FREE EXPRESS YOURSELF

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GIRL TALK CONFRONTING ISSUES WITH A FRIEND When it comes to being honest

Approach them calmly about the

with your friends, it can be

situation that you want to speak

tough. You're afraid they might

with them about. Collect your

judge you for something when

thoughts prior to talking to them

you're being honest with them.

so you're not stumbling all over

So here's an approach to share

the place. If you have to, write

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discuss them properly.

fear.

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FOR REAL? Sometimes we meet temporary people in our lives and they don't stay for too long because they're actually a lesson for us. They teach us how to become stronger, and more independent as

SPIHS

individuals.

DNEIRF

ARE YOUR FRIENDS

SOMETIMES YOU ONLY NEED ONE FRIEND We all have that one friend that we can say anything and everything to. Keep that one special friend close, and take care of your relationship with her. It can blossom into a greater friendship that can withstand anything, and everything. Together, you can be unstoppable. iFlourish Magazine  | 27


TAKE RISKS. INACTION IS AS MUCH OF A RISK AS ACTION. 

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MY STORY... I am living my most amazing dream and life with my husband, Jay, enjoying our beautiful lake life on Lake Lanier. We are empty nester's with two flourishing young adult children off following their dreams. My great joy is empowering women to love themselves more through healthy, beautiful skin and lashes. When a friend shares that she loves her skin, (again), it thrills me! I enjoy being a connector, coach and mentor for women of all ages and stages; encouraging and supporting women is so fulfilling for me. I am passionate for leading and coaching my personal Rodan+Fields tribe, Team Believing, with positive, pivotal beliefs and mindsets to enable their dreams; we bring about what we think about. I love giving back and sowing my time in the community, I personally serve with Jars of Clay Outreach, Atlanta; www.jocatlanta.org, in addition to serving corporately with Rodan+Fields, Prescription for Change; www.rodanandfields.com/pages/giving-back. I am also a chapter leader with Flourish for Dawsonville, GA, and would love to have you come Flourish with me at my chapter; www.comeflourishwithus.com/dawsonville. What I would love to leave with you: Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember any and all things are possible when you believe.

Keep your dreams alive and flourish well, my friends!

Kimberly Roberson Executive Consultant www.kroberson.myrandf.com

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YOU'RE GIVEN THIS LIFE BECAUSE YOU'RE STRONG ENOUGH TO LIVE IT.

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“Outside the box” thinking is what Jinnie is all about. Imagine that? Ditching your bra for something better. Who would have thought? Jinnie Rivera is a stylist for Ruby Ribbon, a company with revolutionary ideas that affects every single woman, every single day. “Ditch the bra” is our motto, says Jinnie. “I love it that women now have an option to look better, stand better and feel better with our Camis and Demiettes” She continues, “I tried mine on for the first time and my bra was history, I love my Cami!”

Ditch Your Bra!

And since this five year young business is poised for growth, growth, GROWTH, another out-of-the-box idea is how after purchasing her products, many of the ladies have decided to let Jinnie help them become fellow-stylists and join her “CamiArmy” An army empowering other woman physically, emotionally and even financially. Who knew? Now you do ...  Welcome to Ruby Ribbon!

Click here to visit Jinnie's website

JINNIE RIVERA

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TICKTOCK TIME MANAGEMENT Ordinary people think merely of spending time. Great people think of using it.

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EXCLUSIVE Music Duo 'Dancing on Glass' releases new album. Shares behind the scenes and how to create chart topping music.

Thank you Amy Stasiukaitis! Your amazing graphic on the right, as well as the empowering words about Flourish and our beautiful Chapter leader caught our attention. We're honored that you are Flourishing with us in Charleston, SC!

"Together, we flourish. I love surrounding myself with confident, successful women who are on a mission to not only build themselves up, but empower others, as well. Thanks, Molly DeWitt Speciale for being one of best business pals and putting this together month after month." Amy Stasiukaitis Bustling Beauty Issue 1 Vol.2 $10.00

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What they are saying...

Since early 2015, we have focused on growing our organization organically and doing things differently on purpose for purpose. Because we stay true to our vision to provide a non-competitive, nonaggressive, loving environment for women to come and FLOURISH both personally and professionally; we are growing leaps and bounds. We are filled with gratitude at the amazing feedback that we're receiving from our beautiful FLOURISHING tribe.

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“Flourish has inspired me many ways. To connect with women with all different businesses, it has helped build my confidence in speaking in front of women. The kindness within Flourish is like no other!” V. Smith - Pure Romance Website Dawsonville, GA

"Flourish has been wonderful for me! I love the intimate gatherings because it doesn’t feel like typical networking. I also love the mission!!" N. Mustafa Copperstone Excecutive Suites Land O' Lakes, FL

"I've not had the pleasure of attending a Flourish meeting or event because I'm located in the UK. However, I follow your organization faithfully and I can not wait to be a part of it in any capacity. I'm truly proud of my beautiful friend Linda Barbour for creating such an extraordinary outlet for women." E. Robinson Martlesham Heath, England

"I have only attended one meeting, looking forward to number two tonight. Already feel a sense of community." J. Myers - Zyia Active website Kennesaw, GA

“I have been attending Flourish for 4 years and it's absolutely amazing! I look forward to the meetings because I get to meet so many wonderful women. And, the friendships that have grown from Flourish are priceless!” K. Easter  Cartersville, GA Accurate Accounting and Tax

“Flourish initially allowed me to connect with other women in business as a support of myself and my own business. As a chapter leader over the last few months, it has allowed me to share my experiences, help other women, network, grow my own business, and empower others. It’s been such a blessing!” A. Duttry Buford, GA

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"I attended my first Flourish meeting to connect with other women because being a caregiver I was getting lost . Linda invited my daughter and I to a Women's Event soon after where in a conversation about a need for leaders in Cartersville .I hear this voice saying my Mom could do this which was the furthest thing from my mind at the moment. But little did I realize it was exactly what I needed for some really tough times that would come into my life. Because I would learn by helping others I would grow stronger and and by reaching out it taught me to grow and help others to grow in the process. I am so thankful that Linda and Flourish, along with my amazing group of Ladies came into my life when they did. Thank you Linda for what you created with God's help for us to share with others." B. Hart - Mary Kay Cartersville. GA

"I absolutely love Flourish! There are many networking groups, yet few are for women only. The ease to attend a Flourish event makes it appealing. Flourish has always made me feel welcome and comfortable. Making connections is easy. I always leave a Flourish event feeling uplifted and inspired. The woman you meet are amazing! I am very thankful for it." N. Giardina - Pampered Chef Atlanta, GA

"When I came into Flourish, I felt somewhat intimidated because I was in a huge transition as an entrepreneur. Linda stretched me by asking me to share at a vendor event which was a huge step for me. This was such an encouraging time in my life and now I have an itch! Flourish is all about the heart behind the matter, that we are all here for one another to speak life and encouragement!" A. Leonardy - Life Coach Atlanta, GA

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“Networking isn't easy! Finding the right group can be challenging. Investing the time to build meaningful relationships can be overwhelming. But when you find the right group it is energizing. And building those relationships is rewarding!” M.DeWitt Speciale Cabi Stylist Charleston, SC

"Flourish has been a great way to meet like minded women from all areas of business. They are a great source of knowledge and encouragement. I always have a pool of referrals I can recommend to any of my friends."

"I found the Evansville, Indiana Flourish group by pure error and it speaks volumes to what we make out of situations, both mistake and purpose. This group of women turned out to be so warm and welcoming, and what I consider true networkers, go getters, with heart and spirit of community. The support in this group is that of women that mean business! How refreshing!!!! Thank you Linda for your vision and action. You have started more than a network, it's a movement. Bless you and all of the women that choose to FLOURISH together."

J. Herring Monat Atlanta, GA

Cindylou Reed SendText Evansville, IN

"I found Flourish through mutual friends! It's been a great way to meet new ladies, business owners, learn tips/tricks from each other, and build relationships! I thoroughly enjoy the meetings, the information shared, and the 1:1's I've had as a result of attending the meetings. Linda is very inspiring, helpful, and encouraging! She is definitely the heart of Flourish! Highly recommend!" C. Daley - Norwex Tampa, FL

"I've truly enjoyed attending Flourish meetings! There are so many nice, accomplished, female entrepreneurs and business owners, and I always learn something from the featured speakers. It's a great way to connect without the pressure of some network meetings that are all about the "sell, sell, sell!" All in all, I'd have to say I've really made some great connections!" P. Wells - Patricia Wells Photography McDonough, GA

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"I love love love Flourish! It is the first networking group that I went to and I am SO incredibly thankful for that! I was SO nervous that I was literally shaking when I walked in the door. I had been “hiding” behind my phone and actually scared to talk to people. Lol! But Flourish helped change ALL that and helped me to be more confident in myself. I will forever be thankful to Linda for taking that leap of faith and following the path that the Lord mapped out for her. I hope you know how many people’s lives you have changed!" A. Allen It Works! Atlanta, GA

"Flourish has been such a supportive experience. The members have been so friendly, open and welcoming. Flourish can help you grow both personally and professionally." Rebecca Deutsch TruAura Beauty Atlanta, GA

"I LOVE Flourish!!! It is such a fabulous group of women. I just love supporting other business women and helping them Flourish. We focus on building relationships and I have made so many wonderful friends and long-lasting connections as a result of Flourish. Linda is such an inspiration and truly cares about everyone connected with Flourish. It is so refreshing to be able to network in a non-compete, non-aggressive atmosphere. I also love that Flourish supports many organizations and causes that help women in need." S. McQueen Primerica Atlanta, GA

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"I LOVE Flourish!!! Originally I actually started going to chapter meetings to make friends! I had left one company to join another and realized in the last place I was that I worked ALL THE TIME and didn't have friends outside of my previous business. As a byproduct of the relationships I developed with the women I met through Flourish, my new business has flourished! Now I'm a Chapter Leader so that I can payback the gift that was generously given to me and I can help other business women connect and build relationships. It's been very rewarding from both sides." J. Hoffman Park Lane Jewelry Acworth, GA

"Thank you for starting the Dawsonville Flourish. I really enjoy attending. It is much more personable; it is really like friends getting together." "wanted to give you a huge applause for the Flourish meeting last night! Wow! I think this might be the best networking meeting I've ever attended! I truly felt like I was with a group of girlfriends, having a fun dinner and just talking. It's not that often that you get that "feel-good, comfy" feeling in the whole room, especially during the first time attending!" V. Owens Scentsy Cumming, GA

"I joined Flourish a few years ago and for whatever reason I was not ready. The women are amazing and I still keep in contact via FB and messaging. I have recently moved and joined a chapter near me and I absolutely love it!! I love the early time that we meet. I love the friendships that are forming and I love the support. Linda is amazing also. She and I have always stayed in touch. Looking forward to many more meetings ahead!" J. Rivera Ruby Ribbon Atlanta, GA

"I've only been to two meetings, but I love the group. The ladies are very supportive of one another. Since it is a smaller group than others that I have attended. I feel like we can problem solve together and support each other in a way that you just can't do in a larger group." Floral Intuition by Elizabeth Holland Woodstock, GA

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Chapter Highlight

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CRYSTAL ROBLES

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eet Crystal Robles! She's beautiful, loving, and extremely passionate about seeing others FLOURISH! Joining our leadership team a few short months back she's proven her determination to see her chapter excel in the Riverview FL and Brandon FL areas. Crystal is also passionate about supporting organizations that foster awareness and offer relief to women and children, as well as domestic violence. Crystal Robles - Mary Kay Website

Beyond her leadership with The Flourish Network, Crystal leads her own successful unit with Mary Kay. Crystal says:

"I love connecting with women. I know a lot of women who are entrepreneurs and a Flourish Chapter would be great for the Brandon and Riverview area. I would like to give my time and my motivational spirit! I enjoy pouring out to women!" Riverview, FL Flourish Chapter iFlourish Magazine  | 45


STEP INTO THE WOMAN YOU WANT TO BE She's WAITING! iFlourish Magazine  | 46


JOURNEY stay patient. trust it.

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Trust the Journey ARE YOU A WORRIER OR A WARRIOR? by Emma Robinson

The greatest war undertaken is within

mental and emotional state of letting go

yourself, since you create mental anguish

of preconceived ideas, thoughts or beliefs

when life does not go according to plan.

how life should unfold.

Consider there may be a greater plan for

When you surrender, you allow life to

you beyond what you believe is

reveal itself through you.

conceivable.

Trust the Process “As your faith is strengthened, you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit.”

To realize this plan, develop trust in the process of life. The following formula

Faith is the kindle on the fire which gives rise to trust. Faith is a slow burning flame that requires time and patience. You must stoke the fire of faith to yield positive outcomes in your life. When you allow faith to serve you, you collaborate with the expansive energy of life permeating throughout your being.

serves as a guide to allow trust to work in

According to metaphysics, everything you

your life.

desire is out there in formless matter. Your

Trust = Surrender + Faith.

financial, physical and relationship desires exist within a higher dimension. To bring

Surrender does not imply apathy or

them to life means aligning with the

inaction as many believe. Surrender is a

frequency of the formless energy.

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In simple terms, your desires exists beyond

Trust that life is an unfolding journey. For

the physical universe. Therefore, if it exists,

many, this means intrepidation. It is

something must be disallowing it entering

human nature to want security and

your life?

comfort, knowing you will not be thrown a

Allow Life To Develop Through You

curve ball when you least expect it. Yet, life is impermanent if it is to create

“None of us knows what might happen

itself anew. Everything is subject to an

even the next minute, yet still we go

expiration date and the cycles of life

forward. Because we trust. Because we

indicate this changing force.

have Faith.” By allowing life to permeate through you, you consent to everything that transpires,

To trust the forces of life, start by venturing out of your comfort zone on occasions.

even if you are unaware of the complete

Take baby steps and allow yourself to be

picture. You take the good with the bad

guided by your inner wisdom. Access your

and trust it serves your personal evolution.

inner guidance by letting your intuition

You cannot make a mistake when you

serve as a GPS with your deeper self.

choose consciously. The process of

How will you know you are acting on

surrendering to universal wisdom invites a

intuition?

higher intelligence without your mind opposing it. Life has its own process that may not fit in with your plans. Your mind is not meant to figure it out since it is the realm of the higher mind. Your mind is a storehouse of information, formed of memories to interpret your present-day experiences.

Intuition feels right, like coming home to the familiar. Like most things which requires practice, the more you use it the more acquainted you become harnessing your intuition. After all, intuition is really the spiritual language of your soul guiding you.

Contributing Author Emma Robinson Mindset Coach Martlesham Heath, England

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PERFECT SUMMER

WATER MELON SALAD INGREDIENTS 2/3 cup balsamic vinegar 1 Tablespoon sugar 1 (7-to 8-pound) watermelon 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped 2/3 cup crumbled feta cheese

INSTRUCTIONS In a small saucepan set over medium-high heat, combine the balsamic vinegar and sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil and continue cooking it, scraping down the sides as needed, until it has reduced and is the consistency of syrup, about 5 minutes. (It will thicken as it cools and only yield a few tablespoons.) Set it aside to cool while you prepare the salad. Cut the watermelon into cubes or use a melon baller and scoop it into balls. Add it to a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice and olive oil with a pinch of salt and pepper. Pour the dressing over the watermelon, add the chopped mint and feta cheese, and toss to combine. Drizzle the salad with the balsamic syrup and serve immediately.

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Refreshing Summer Coolers

 INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups fresh orange juice 1/2 cup lime juice 1/2 cup lemon juice 1/2 cup sugar (or to taste) Lemon slices or wedges for serving Lime slices or wedges for serving 6 cups club soda

In a large pitcher, stir together fresh orange juice, lime juice, lemon juice, sugar, and club soda. Add ice, lemon and lime slices/wedges. Mix well and serve.

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#TRUTH Deep down inside you know the truth.

The truth is that you can do this. If you give 100%, then you get 100%.

It's all up to you.

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Gratitude Credits The Entire Flourish Tribe & Chapter Leadership Team for unwavering support. Connie Smith - Business Relations Coordinator Tarryn Barbour - Administrative Support  Carterlynn Stanley-Davis - Creative Design Support Desiree Marshall & Patricia Humphrey - Philanthropic Coordination Team

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