Monday, November 23, 2009

A Blessing of Thanks

Without wordy prose from this chatty Vermont PR gal, I give thanks and offer gratitude to:

Paying It Forward
Being in My 30's
Fee for His Loyal Devotion
Tela for Her Sneaky Love
Bonham for His Engagement of Tela and Fee
People From the Past Re-Emerging
My Daily Walks
My Bridal Mamas
The Mitch for Wanting Me to Be Me and for Being The Mitch
Unfinished Business From Past Lives
Kindred Spirits
Energy Vibrations

Peaceful and Thoughtful Holidays to All..Love and Light

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Vermont Vibes Event Invite

Hey blog readers! This coming Saturday, November 21st, The Mitch and I are going to head down to Vergennes for a Vermont Vibes Night Out. We'll start with dinner at 3 Squares Cafe between 5:30 and 6:00 pm. Chef owner Matt Birong serves up some tasty and hearty meals with a perfect atmosphere for chillin' and chattin' while watching the lights along the main street in Vermont's oldest city twinkle in the long November evenings.

Then we're heading over to the Vergennes Opera House for a concert by Cody Michaels - the creative pianist who tunes up the gentlest of Vermont Vibes theme music. We went to see Cody last year and were blessed by one of the most peaceful evenings we have ever experienced and have been enjoying the CD we bought ever since. We're going to stock up on CDs Saturday so we can have some great Vermont music gifts for folks as well as have a wider variety to listen to ourselves.

For further exploration into our experience last year, you can read a review I wrote in the retired Vermont Music Blog here.

If there are any blog readers who are interested in a Vermont Vibes outing - please join us! The concert is at 7:30 pm and tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the door by cash or check. Bring extra to buy a CD! And if interested in dinner prior, head over to 3 Squares Cafe between 5:30 and 6:00 pm and you'll see us!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Those Pesky Vibe Depletions

I have them right now. My recent Facebook comment that I think it's amazing how differently people treat you based on whether someone speaks on your behalf in a negative or positive manner. I believe in positive, unfortunately jealousy tarnishes that ability in too many people. Sad. says it in a nutshell.

Friend drama sucks. Sometimes I wonder why I go out of my way to introduce people, and make sure I include people because that is one area that does not come back around to me in the circle of friends. It most certainly does in my business and I have to say, I love my work and I love the people I work with - clients, vendors, collaborators.

But I am sad and hurt. People shouldn't believe everything they hear and people shouldn't assume just because someone has a strong personality that they are automatically at fault. The people who cause drama among friends are the ones who you would least suspect. Does anyone else notice this or am I just losing it?

I think a lot of this is why I went into PR in the first place. Working with clients to tell what really is positive is a skill I love being able to share. Being upfront and honest is a quality I respect in others above all else and while that quality may be threatening to those who are not that way, I feel it is one of my strongest attributes. Guess I answered my own quandary - those who feel threatened create drama. If they were just honest with themselves and others they probably wouldn't feel threatened.