Inspiration is All Around Us ~

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Photo on 13-01-30 at 2.43 PMInspiration is all around us, if we take the time to look and listen. A High School friend of mine named Mike sent me a message last night asking if I would write about his BBF, (their version of BFF ;)) who inspires him immensely. I couldn’t say no because that is what one of our goals here on Tara Cronica…Inspiring others to live their most authentic lives, use our voices to create positive change in the world in which we live and ‘Find Lyrical Beauty in Everyday Happenings!’

Mike described Teresa as one of the most thoughtful positive human beings he has ever met. Mike told me that you can’t help but be lifted by her spirit when you are in her company. She is a true Mom who puts her two boys always first!

Last April Teresa found a lump in her right breast, a story that is becoming far to familiar with all women! Teresa went through the Breast Health Clinic in Surrey and couldn’t say enough about the staff and team of surgeons! After biopsy’s and MRI’s they found precancerous tissue and Teresa eventually underwent a full mastectomy. By being so courageous and sharing her story, Teresa inspires everyone who crosses her path.

Mike went to every appointment with his BBF 😉 and said he felt that he was in the presence of greatness. That is a Best BBF EVER!!

Mike has decided to put on a fundraiser in Teresa’s name to help ease her mind while she is on the road to recovery. It will be held at Jimmy Mac’s Pub in Langley on Feb 10th (Sunday) starting at 4:30! There will be prizes, silent auction, 50/50 and karaoke by donation!

Mikes daughter Tina created the Dream Catcher you see in the photo above which is made out of donated bras. As Mike says “I’m sure the dream catcher has a million stories” hehe! I am sure it does! Tina has offered her work of art to raise money for this fundraiser. If you are interested in joining the auction please contact Mike @ bigrenz@live.com for more information!

Thank you Teresa for sharing your story with us here on Tara Cronica! I hope your journey touches the lives of many giving hope and courage for those who follow in your footsteps. Mike you are a true friend, women need the support and strength from our male energy and you have given just that, making a difference in a beautiful woman’s life!

Tracy signiture

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Left Brain ~ Right Brain…

I was going to write about the Pro’s and Con’s of being single, but in all honesty my brain hurts right now…next week! I feel like my grey matter has done a massive workout lately and I need a day to just let all my thoughts process. Today my world is light and airy!

Left BrainRight Brain. Which are you? I love the descriptions, very vivid and so true. We need both in the world in order to have balance.

LEFT BRAIN – I am a scientist. A mathematician. I love the familiar, I categorize. I am accurate. Linear. Analytical. Strategic. I am practical. Always in control, a master of words and language, realistic. I calculate equations and play with numbers. I am order. I am logic. I know exactly who I am.

RIGHT BRAIN – I am creativity, a free spirit. I am passion. Yearning. Sensuality. I am the sound of the roaring laughter. I am taste. The feeling of sand beneath bare feet. I am movement. Vivid colors, I am the urge to paint on an empty canvas, I am boundless imagination. Art. Poetry. I sense. I feel. I am everything I wanted to be.

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I am most definitely a Right Brain! When I look at the picture above I want to smudge my painted fingers all over the left brain’s…brain. ((((smile)))) That’s a lie…not just all over their brain! That might actually be a fun exercise, being in a room with a Lefty with only paints and canvas. Could Lefty persuade Righty to create a beautiful piece of art or would the Lefty just come out covered in paint? That is going to most definitely be a post on All Things Sexy and Silver! 😉

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Can you feel it? The ‘Chi’ that is..

Symbol for Chi“Chi” is generally defined as “energy” or the “source of life.” The most ancient symbol for Chi, however, is three wavy lines which literally mean “air.” This is possibly why lung capacity is so important to maintaining your energy levels.

I had a completely different post prepared for today but after reading Jacquie’s post on Chi I felt inspired to continue along the same line because my comment on her post took on a life of it’s own.

Whether you believe in Chi or can even relate to it, you have to admit that when you go to certain places you feel inspired either while you are there or after you leave.  That happened to me yesterday while visiting with a very talented jewelry designers who creates unique pieces, all having a story.  I used to create jewelry myself a couple of years ago so I found her space very inspiring.  It made me want to bring out my tools and start creating again.  I am amateur in comparison and loved seeing the passion this designer has for the whole process.  Energy is what we felt in her home yesterday and for me it was a combination of several different kinds.  Artistic, Women Inspiring and Karmic!

People have an Aura of energy surrounding them that we all feel instinctively.  I think we cross paths with certain people in our lives at the time we are meant to.  We are naturally drawn to people with positive energy.  Creative people are naturally tuned into this energy field and are able to use the energy they feel to create whatever it may be.  A painter for example.  When I walk into Jacquie’s home and she has her paintings leaning casually against the base of the walls, I feel her energy in them!  They are inviting me to come take a closer look like they were programed to draw me near.  Her energy and inspiration rubs off on me when I touch them.

I think when you are open to this kind of energy you feel it everywhere you go whether it be from a person, place or thing, it’s there!   When I simply saw the picture of the new painting Jacquie is working on I naturally leaned in closer to my computer!  I think because even a picture of her beautiful painting has the energy she gives it while passionately creating it.  I LOVE Jacquie’s art and the colours she chooses, they make me smile.  I envy her ability to create beautiful art with a brush and oils.  I felt the same way yesterday when we were looking at a table full of …..creative energy!  Ha ! My lips are sealed for now.  When a room has Chi  and is combined with the artists energy, creative juices and passion for what they do, you can just feel it through the souls of your feet, and finger tips when you are invited to touch!  That is what keeps you there wanting to absorb more.

I too have had our home painted several times and until the latest we just weren’t  feelin it!  We would walk in our house and it felt like we were in the Gate room of the Stargate SG1!  Green concrete.  It was a popular colour in the magazines but for us it simply had no inspiration.  Now we have two shades of yellow which gives the room a Mediterranean feel.  Two very different feeling without a doubt.  I also painted my office before starting to write for Tara Cronica  because I knew I wouldn’t want to be in a room if I didn’t feel inspired.  I will admit though, I am sitting at my living room table looking out my front window at a wall of luscious green trees with sunlight streaming through the leaves.  I am inspired right here, so yes my room has ‘Chi’!

Tracy

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Things That Caught My Eye Recently!

Bonnie's PostI just wanted to share a few things that I found on the world wide web recently that made me giggle?

Giant eye beach balls?

Festival-goers play with beachball-size inflatable eyeballs during day three of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival held at the Empire Polo Club on April 19 in Indio, Calif. I found this on MSNBC.com's The Week in Pictures

Kutcher takes CNN

This is my absolute favourite so far. Someone is great with photoshop. I found this on gawker.com. It was done for a story about Ashton Kutcher trying to beat CNN for the first to reach 1 million followers on Twitter.

I love you man!

I just think these two are funny. It's from the movie "I Love You, Man" with Paul Rudd and Jason Segel. Haven't seen it yet but I want to.


This kid is great! I’ll bet he becomes an amazing goalie one day. I especially love the beard!

Polor bear eats chocolate bunny

Found this on Macleans.ca. I love it becaue whoever drew the face on the bunny got the expression just right.

Bonnie

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