Feel good and pass it on!
Corporate tax day came and went and all was completed on time and well. But lacking a bit of grace.
I found myself all too overwhelmed with paper pushing and miniscule details and then computer problems to boot. As Monday grew longer my spirits fell and I forgot my purpose. Then Dianna so simply reminded me:
~ This is all part of what we do to support others in the healing work they do. ~
My awareness snapped instantly into focus and I was giddy with relief. That
is the passion that fuels me, the truth of each moment and the magnificent story my soul needed to remember. What are the stories I tell myself? Are they kind? Do they make me feel good and help me to be my best self? Do they improve the lives of others?
I'm excited to see you this weekend!
My reward for accomplishing the nitty-gritty tasks is connecting with you at the AMTA New England Regional Conference. Face-to-face interaction is the most profound reminder that what we do is about the people we serve who then pass on the positive effects. Please come visit us if you can. And for those too far away, share your stories with us in other ways - through email and Facebook and by phone.
Time to care for ourselves too...
We'll be closed on Monday
This year we're going to take a small respite on Monday after the show (3/21) to have some downtime and regain balance. I am thankful that you are always so understanding of our doing business on a human scale. Like you, we've chosen this path because we believe in the power of holistic self care and giving others our best. So how could we not give that gift to ourselves?
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Posted by Melissa Alosso on March 15th, 2011 | Permalink
I've been watching this happen and Michael Moore's speech really brought it home today. As the daughter of a man who worked 80+ hours a week his whole life in a factory as a union machinist and is now watching his pension toyed with by "the corporation", it brings tears to my eyes. When the Wall Street bailout went through I honestly thought that would be the moment. The time when people said "Enough is enough" but they white washed and rammed that right by so many, so quickly.
Way to go, Madison! Things HAVE to change.
"I have nothing more than a high school degree. But back when I was in school, every student had to take one semester of economics in order to graduate. And here's what I learned: Money doesn't grow on trees. It grows when we make things. It grows when we have good jobs with good wages that we use to buy the things we need and thus create more jobs. It grows when we provide an outstanding educational system that then grows a new generation of inventers, entrepreneurs, artists, scientists and thinkers who come up with the next great idea for the planet. And that new idea creates new jobs and that creates revenue for the state. But if those who have the most money don't pay their fair share of taxes, the state can't function. The schools can't produce the best and the brightest who will go on to create those jobs." ~ Michael Moore
Here's Michael Moore's story about getting to Madison.
In wellness ~
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Posted by Melissa Alosso on March 7th, 2011 | Permalink
It's March...time to spring into action!
The changing seasons give so much vitality to New England. This month is always exciting for us as we crawl out of our winter shell and join the community through exhibiting at the AMTA New England Regional Conference here at home.
Dianna and Melissa of Pure Pro will be at the 28th annual AMTA NERC trade show from Friday through Sunday, March 18-20, 2011. Access to the exhibits is free and open to the public (you don't have to be an AMTA member to come). You can try testers of our products and essential oils, and ask us about finding the best products to stock your practice "toolbox." We'd love to meet you in person, hear how things are going for you, and help you with any product concerns you might have.
This is a great opportunity for massage school students and new graduates to see and feel the products that are available and learn more about the industry. Gather resources. Gain experience. Meet inspiring teachers. Get to know your peers. Make lasting friendships. Try new products and meet the people who make them. Attend the many continuing education workshops to build your practice through specializing.
- Pure Pro booth location: Booth #44 in the hallway, next to our good friends at Innerpeace
- Exhibits open: Fri, March 18th, from 4 - 10 pm; Sat, March 19th, from 10 am - 6 pm; Sun, March 20th, from 9 am - 12 pm
- Location: Sheraton Hotel in Framingham, MA. Hotel phone: 508-879-7200
Check out http://amta-nerc.org for more details.
In health ~
Posted by Melissa Alosso on March 1st, 2011 | Permalink