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A Special “Handmade with Love” Workshop for our Moms in Manhattan and Queens

Our Pages of My Life journaling workshop for the month of May was all about our MOMS – in celebration of Mother’s Day.

In this workshop we shared our gratitude for all the little and big things are moms are to us.

Titled “Handmade with Love”, in both our Manhattan group and Queens group we spent our time crafting a special natural hand scrub for mom.

Here is some of what we did:

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Buckets-ful of Gratitude Workshop: April 2013

Our April Pages Circle Workshop had us filling Buckets-ful of Gratitude.

We based this workshop on Carol Mccloud’s Bucket Filler series of books which uses the concept of bucket filling as an effective metaphor for encouraging kindness and gratitude towards others and ourselves.

Here is how we decorated and filled our buckets with drops of gratitude.

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Celebrating Ourselves on Girls Day

Hinamatsuri or Girls Day is celebrated in Japan on March 3rd every year.

This is the day that families pray for the happiness and prosperity of their girls.

At our March Pages Circle  workshop we celebrated being girls by creating origami dolls that honored the beauty that lies within us.

Hinamatsuri omedetou (Happy Girl’s Day)!

Here is some of what our amazing group of girls created:

 

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Gratitude Rocks Workshop in Manhattan

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Gratitude rocked at the Pages of My Life Workshop in Manhattan last week. 

We spent the evening infusing ourselves with gratitude.

Here are some of the highlights.

 

Creating Gratitude Rocks 

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Posting Gratitude

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Journaling Together

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Collage of Gratitude Workshop: Making Vision Boards for 2013

Our Pages Circle group of girls began 2013 by making gorgeous “Collages of Gratitude”

Their collages celebrated all that they love and are grateful for in their lives.

Look at some of the inspiring work that this amazing group of girls created.

 

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Gratitude Grows on Trees! Our November Gratitude Circle Workshop

Pages of My Life just kicked off our Gratitude Circle Workshop for kids this past week. In these monthly creative journaling workshops, we focus on the idea of growing a community of gratitude, page by page, through journal writing and creative art projects.

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we focused on celebrating thankfulness by each creating our very own gratitude tree. The kids all took their trees home to share with family and friends to keep the gratitude tree growing in their homes.

Here are some highlights from the workshop and the wonderful work that was created by the kids.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friendship

I have been infused with  a renewed joy for those in my life I call my friends

I see that my friendships cannot be hurried or forced in being

There is a natural growth that needs time to take root…

With quiet words that unfold and then spill open

My friendships flow through my veins

And pass through the center of my life.

They are essential to the core of my being.

 
 
 

UBUNTU

An anthropologist proposed a game to African tribe kids.

He put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told them that whoever got there first won the sweet fruits.

When he told them to run they all took each others hands and ran together, then sat together enjoying their treats.

When he asked them why they had run like that as one could have had all the fruits for himself they said: UBUNTU, how can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?

UBUNTU in the Xhosa culture means: “I am because we are”

 

 

 

 

 

Being Seen

I think that all living things

Just want to be seen..

Just look at these tiny beautiful flowers

Growing amongst hardy shrub in desert country..

They push out amid their harsh environment

And with their gentle yet persistent spirit

They call out for attention

See me! Look at me!

They say

And I do………

 

 

 

 

Chaos, NYC

 

This might be one of my favorite new finds in New York City.

 To me, this store is a wonderful ode to the city it is housed within.

 Chaos – what an ideal name

 This gorgeous store created by Patricia Grace Stevens &  Elena Agostinis Patterson captures the energy, the bustling creativity and the color of the city.

Each of the vibrant little artistic pieces fit in perfectly together creating a masterpiece store in a one of a kind city.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pages In India : Part 2

We would like to say a big “THANK YOU” to all those who attended and showed their support for The Pages of My Life’s two journaling workshops in Chennai, India.

They were a smashing success.

In addition to the lil’ girls workshop for ages 4-6 years old that we highlighted in our blog last week, we also hosted an older girls workshop for ages 7-12 years old.

In this workshop we talked about opening our eyes to all the gratitude already present in our lives.

The girls enjoyed decorating their gratitude rock and writing and expressing themselves in their new journals.

Here’s a look:

 

Pages In India!

Pages of My Life was delighted to introduce two journaling workshops in India over the summer – one for younger girls and one for older girls.

The first workshop we held was for lil’ girls ages 4-6 years old.

It was a great group of girls and together we reflected about all that we had in our lives to be thankful for.

We also had fun learning the “thank you ” song and journaling in our new journals for the first time!

Here’s a peek from the lil’ girls workshop:



 

One for One

My daughters and I love TOMS shoes.

They’re comfy, casual and feel so good to wear.
They feel so good…

because

For every pair you buy,

Toms gives a new pair to child in need.

We get excited about companies that are socially responsible and give back.
They get it.
They get that it’s not just about the bottom line.
It never is..We are all connected.

We need each other…
not only to survive.
But to
THRIVE!
 

Hope!

 

This is what we chanced upon on a Saturday afternoon right by the High Line in New York City.

 

 

A little shrine to “Hope”!

 I loved the simplicity of the idea and yet the power of its message.

There is always hope……..

 

 

Rainbows

Double rainbows in the sky…

What an unbelievable sight to see

Twice in one week….

Right here in New York City!

Did you get to see it?

 

 

 

 

Photo Credits: Heba Baki, Tracy McCord & Justine Barille.