It might seem surprising that this - my life’s work, my passion, my success - all came after I lost a job and a marriage and was diagnosed with a life-changing health condition…but happiness appears in the most unlikely of places – just like the tiny but persistent dandelion! Today I’d like to share the story behind my logo.
Many of you know that I have an extraordinary daughter who inspires me daily and it was on one of our afternoon walks that she sparked the creation of my logo design. She was busy finding dandelion seed pods along our path, picking them, taking a deep breath and blowing the seeds scattering them out into the wind. I watched them fly off to create more dandelions…
That evening at the dinner table I sketched a few rough drawings of my daughter blowing dandelion seeds into the wind. And so the seeds of my logo were planted.
We are each of us powerful seeds for positive change! All it takes is one breath, one choice, one small, seemingly inconsequential seed to create a change. The image of my logo, a dandelion with its seeds blowing into the wind reflects this, my philosophy. I witness this working with my clients each and every day – small changes create big, lasting improvements. All it takes for each of us is changing habits, shifting perspectives, adapting new behaviors and daily rituals.
One action becomes the catalyst for many. Each of my actions, quotes and interactions sows these “anonymous benefits” and moves on to touch and inspire someone who will share these benefits once again. The way I see it, each person I impact and empower travels on to share these benefits with someone else.
This is our vision: A whole community of seeds for positivity, health - blowing out into the wind to spread good news, positive thoughts, happy, healthy ideas, solutions, joy and gratitude.. I invite you to Live Inspired Today. Together we can choose to take control of our health and our lives. "There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world,” Robert Louis Stevenson.
The foundation for my happiness and success all started with the power of a few tiny seeds. Planted by my tribe of advocates, coaches, friends and guardian angels - each of you has touched my life in some powerful and indelible way, sometimes without even knowing it. A BIG and heartfelt shout out to my daughter, Scott Newmann, Stefanie Dumont, Deborah Mori, Andra Weber, David Kelley, Joshua Rosenthal and all of my friends at Institute for Integrative Nutrition - together, with so many others you have ignited the creative spark within me and guided me towards my authentic voice and my life's work - am I forever grateful!
As Joseph J. Sweere reminds us, "The greatest gift you can give others is your best you—your healthiest you." Even our smallest actions and reactions can create BIG ripples for good and positive change. Together we can CREATE the future of our dreams.
I look forward to sowing the seeds for health, happiness and prosperity. Here's to your future! Wherever it may lead you, may you be truly happy...
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