In case you’re wondering, yes, in the picture you get a glimpse inside my happy place.
Where can you escape from everyday life and feel completely free and at ease? That could very well be your happy place. For me, that’s here at home in my music room, and the place where I create, consult and mentor. As you can see if it’s colorful I’m in.
The beauty of happiness is subjective. And in my opinion, it is also a state mind.
My happy place is made up of music and MARI®. It brings the ultimate in peace and joy. Even better, I’m able to share that joy in community facilitating MARI® workshops at the Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre.
Having a set of rainbow harps not only tickles me pink, sharing harp music, facilitating workshops and playing for myself and others allows a return to inner peace. At least that’s how I feel.
Taking a moment to be creative is a joyful experience. Becoming a MARI® practitioner is the best education I could give myself. For me personally, it has provided more joy and happiness than I ever could have imagined. Most recently, having a client call to book a session for herself and her daughter, as a gift for her daughter’s 21st birthday, let’s me know I’m on the right path. To hear a young lady of 21 say, “I loved it” is music to my ears.
Her mother, a graphic artist, is creator of the beautiful mandala you see in the photograph. I’m always amazed at what clients create during a session. I alway say, “…surprise yourself.” Well, this client certainly did.
Finding your happy place is pleasurable and freeing. It’s as if one becomes lost in the moment and time stands still. Having an emotional connection with nature is important too. I love spending time walking in the woods before a client visit.
“The secret to happiness is freedom… And the secret to freedom is courage.” ~ Thucydides
Over the years I’ve come to appreciate my happy place. And it started with a return to self finding inner peace.
If you’re looking for your happy place ask yourself, “Am I free? Am I being me?”
Should you ever slip, or lose sight of your happy place, fear not. Instead, welcome a new and exciting journey before you.
What I know for sure, simplicity is key. Stay optimistic about the future.
Our hearts crave joy and happiness. Life will provide more than you could ever imagine. First, recognize and connect, and for some reconnect, to your happy place.
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A beautiful card with a simple message. Enjoy!
Love yourself. Make peace with who you are and where you are at this moment in time. Listen to your heart. If you can't hear what it's saying in this noisy world, make time for yourself. Enjoy your own company. Let your mind wander among the stars. Try. Take chances. Make mistakes. Life can be messy and confusing, but it's also full of surprises. The next rock in your path may be a stepping stone. Be happy. When you don't have what you want, want what you have. Make do. That's a well-kept secret of contentment. There aren't any shortcuts to tomorrow. You have to make your own day. To know where you're going is only part of it. You need to know where you've been too. And if you get lost, don't worry. The people who love you will find you. Count on it. Life isn't days and years. It's what you do with time and with all the goodness and grace that's inside of you. Make a beautiful life... The kind of life you deserve.
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I know one young woman who’s living a meaningful life. Karina Bianca Scali. Karina recently fulfilled a lifelong dream, one she can now scratch off her bucket list.
Friday, March 31st I had the pleasure of meeting Karina. She joined our Harp Circle at Joshua Creek’s Heritage Art Centre.
Learning how to play the harp was on Karina’s bucket list. She realized this goal on Friday. The accomplishment enhanced not only her happiness, her well-being too. Achieving this goal is one of many sustainable core projects Karina’s aligned for herself this year. Her goals, all within reach, are full of personal meaning.
To read Karina’s story click here.
An inspiration to us all, Karina moves through life with grace and calm.
Do you ever take a moment to reflect on what matters most in your life? Karina did. Setting goals pulls us forward toward possibilities. With the odds against her at every corner, Karina’s risen above every challenge. Today she focuses on individual goals to enjoy living a meaningful life.
Let this be the beginning of a magical new adventure and harp journey for Karina. The possibilities of learning how to play the harp are endless.
Karina’s story is one I’m only too happy to share with others. Together let’s bring awareness to community about Williams syndrome.
Williams Syndrome has been Karina’s life challenge. And, it’s been through difficulties faced having Williams syndrome that’s shinned a light on Karina’s gifts and talents. Music is definitely a gift Karina’s blessed to share with others. She plays the guitar. Now she’s learning how to play the harp!
Karina’s personal development has grown tremendously since moving to Oakville in the late 90’s. Her personal accomplishments, too many to mention, are inspiring and it doesn’t stop there. I understand congratulations are in order. Karina’s accepted into the Sheridan College ECE program starting 2017. Wow!
After a great deal of disappointment, rejection and having many doors closed, Karina never gave up. She persevered allowing several new opportunities to unfold. Perhaps the lesson is about following your dreams and listening only to those who say, “You Can Do It.”
Karina lives everyday with wonder and surprise. She lives an authentic, meaningful life carrying out what needs doing to make her dreams come true. She certainly has courage.
Your community is right behind you, Karina. Every step of the way we will be here to support you in every way.
See you again soon at JCHAC. We can’t wait to have you join us again.💜