12 Mar 2015 Leave a comment
20 Jan 2015 Leave a comment
So here’s the deal….
I’m living the life I love NOW!! Right now.
It’s absolutely amazing (albeit exhausting!).
It’s taken a long, at times very difficult, seven-year adventure to be here, but as I reflect,
I am so blessed and excited and I know that this year I will indeed SOAR!!
I’m sitting here in my amazing office
where the magic happens,
making card designs, envisioning them on the walls of people everywhere,
bringing encouragement, joy, light, power, and faith to those who look at them.
It doesn’t get much better than this (unless, of course, I get to SPEAK into their lives, lol).
Whoooeeee ready to jump off that high dive once more!
I’m so thankful that y’all are along for the ride. Are you ready to take a jump? TAG–you’re it!!
10 Jan 2015 Leave a comment
This has been an amazing year for me in so many ways! One of those ways has been to jump off the high dive (yes, another one) and tap into my creativity in ways I never envisioned. My
EmPOWordment©Cards by Mimi have been reaching into people’s lives in a way that thrills me! Yay! Let’s hear it for empowering and encouraging!
Another way I’ve grown is to become much more confident and aware of the fabulous person I am. Perhaps that sounds conceited, but really, it’s just the voice of realizing how wonderfully made we ALL are, and proclaiming it! It’s become my mission to help other women attain that same sense of awareness and confidence.
One of the things that helped me to focus, grow, and embrace ME is that I joined an online group called Wild Sisterhood. This is a very creative bunch of women led by Jen Saunders from Australia. The ladies in this group are encouraging and offer all they have to help a sister out. She is offering a special rate to join. There are so many things you receive, besides the support of online sisterhood (free e-classes, gorgeous computer wallpapers, printouts, and graphics that nourish your soul).
If you are ready to nourish your soul with wildness, inspiration, & sisterhood and step into your power with a tribe of Wild Sisters cheering you on every step of the way, click on this link and read about it!
Read more right here!
Dive into devotion with @jen__saunders + Devotion to Self. #devotiontoself http://wildsister.com/devotiontoself/?ap_id=mimimatthews
A GIFT FOR YOU!
AND if you enroll I will gift you with a complete package of my Mini Posters!!
*Once you become a member of Wild Sisterhood comment to me and I’ll do the rest!
*I am receiving compensation on my own membership when you join. So thank you in advance for helping a sister out! It’s something that will be good for your soul!
May you have a wonderful day, and let me know what you think!!
Big hugs, Passionista Mimi
01 Jan 2015 Leave a comment
I have precious friends who have gone through some really hard, hard stuff this past year. Some of it will take a while to heal from. And while people say that kind of thing will make us stronger, it still hurts like all get out.
I found this quote by Rumi that made me consider the wounds we receive. When reflecting on the wounding in my own life, I realize that because of the circumstances that created the wounds, and because of my own healing through them, I am able to give to hope to others. I am able to give some ideas of ways to endure through to healing. I am able to not only let the light of truth into my spirit through those wounds, but to let the light back out to others. And for that, I am grateful.
My own wounds have indeed given me a richer life toward helping others, as preposterous as that sounds. This may seem a strange post for the first day of the new year, but it’s my experience that as we heal we grow. And if we are going to live our best lives, the healing must come. It’s a hard enough life and navigating through it with only part of a heart is awfully difficult and can be very treacherous.
So, dear wounded warrior, let the light of truth, hope, and love in and may you heal.
Here’s to a great year ahead, with blessings,
lots of wonderful friends and love,
Love and hugs, Passionista
30 Dec 2014 1 Comment
“It’s the constant and determined
effort that breaks down
and sweeps away all obstacles.”
Claude M. Bristol
Don Charisma “harvests” quotes that I enjoy reading, and posts them on his blog. This one speaks loudly to me! Check out his site:
(He’s an amazing photographer too!)
Thanks, Don, for once again giving me something to ponder.
Y’all go visit him, and give him a shout-out from me!
13 Nov 2014 Leave a comment
Perhaps you’ve noticed I’ve been a bit MIA lately. Hmmm?
Well one thing for sure, I haven’t posted in a while. You see, I’ve been just a tad busy.
“Doing what?” you may ask. SOOO glad you did! Because I have an announcement to make!!
Say WHAAAT? What kind of word is “EmPOWordment”, anyway?
It’s a Mimi kind of word. It means
“words that empower and encourage“!
And that is the kind of person I am. My goal is to help you empower and encourage others too, because, for goodness sake, we NEED it these days!!
As Passionista At Large (my speaking-for-events business) my goal is to uplift, empower, inspire, ignite, inform, and give hugs to as many women (and some men too) as I possibly can. Thus, I signed up for a vendor show,
to “get myself out there”.
As I pondered how to draw people to my otherwise-empty booth,
“If I have something to attract them to my table,
then I can talk to them, they will fall in love with me, and invite me to speak!”
Great plan, right?
In no time at all the idea of creating inexpensive cards for people to give to others just burst from my heart into my computer and I had designed several cards. Then as the idea grew into a full-blown forest fire I designed even more, thinking of the people these cards could touch.
~Parents can put them in lunch boxes, back packs, on the bathroom mirror, or their child’s door or bed to support and congratulate.
~Teachers can hand them out as encouragement.
~Lovers can leave them in conspicuous spots.
~Workers can drop them on their friends’ desks.
~Military families can mail them to their loved ones.
My brain kept seeing new ways for these words to bring light into people’s hearts and lives.
As Passionista, I designed many of them for the women I’ll be speaking to.
To help them understand how amazing and awesome they are!
To reassure them that they are not alone in their struggles and walk.
That many of us have been through it.
We survived. We blossomed. We are united.
But I know that everyone’s spirit blossoms with encouragement so these are for YOU too.
I hope that you feel encouraged just reading them!
And if you’d like to pass them along via sharing and liking and pinning, that’s great! Please do!
If, like me, you prefer the paper variety, something tangible you can hold, return to and reread when you need it, then I actually have these for SALE!! Can you believe it?
Take a look. And I would be sooo delighted if you would share the word. I feel honored that my words will end up in the hearts and hands of others.
Thank you for your encouragement and support. You are part of why I do this!
May you have many sprinkles to share today!
10 Nov 2014 Leave a comment
Mary Jo Rapini has such wisdom herself. This is so true! I love her words and how she “assigns” kindness such power. I used to have a poster in my classroom with “Be ye kind.” on it. A good reminder. I think we often treat family members in ways we would never treat outsiders.
And yet, our family is our greatest treasure.