Hibernation is OVER

Sometimes you need to check out for a bit.  The Onyx Feather and Meet with Tisa join forces and are now easily found in their new digs together. Head over and see their place at www.theonyxfeather.com

Hey all, I sure have missed spilling my thoughts and sharing words of wisdom with you. So here's the deal. The reason I've been in writing hibernation is because "shit hit the fan" with my other love.....The Onyx Feather.

Who Is The Onyx Feather?

Let me just tell you. I have rekindled my love of designing jewelry. The Onyx Feather studio is where I'm at peace and I let my creative juices flow. My designs are primarily with natural gemstones. Mostly because I am drawn to the beauty of the natural stones. But also due to their healing properties. Win Win!!

I have always loved designing my own pieces...... mainly because I'm not a huge fan of following trends in their entirety. I like to design my jewelry and decorate mi casa with a good mix of designs. You just never know what I'll come up with. Each collection is more unique than the one before.

I launched my 2016 Winter Collection and it has been good to me. In fact, it has been one hell of a roller coaster ride and I'm enjoying it with hands in the air and screaming all the way.

The collection is beautiful and was my first launch using gemstones in the designs.

Taking The Bull By The Horns

What really took the bull by the horns was that I got serious. I got f'ing serious about my biz. Hince, the need for blog writing hibernation. I made some changes. Some huge changes. I took some risk, which scared me to death. I did not look back. I tweaked and tweaked and then tweaked some more...........p.s. I'm still tweaking.

Vulnerable Moments Are Scary

I opened up myself to some pretty vulnerable situations. I've mentioned in previous post that I am an introvert at its finest. So taking off that cloak of protection that I have in my happy space I was able to connect with people I never would have made nestled in the comfy confines of my home. These connections have turned into valuable friendships I will be forever grateful to have. 

Funny thing is once you take that first step (leap) and get it behind you it's not that difficult or nerve racking to repeat. Rinse and Repeat.

I Love My Tribe

I have learned valuable biz lessons from several different groups of kick ass business creatives. I have joined a few business tribes for support as well as biz knowledge. Let me tell you the biz knowledge bombs that come from these groups are priceless.

I have learned a shit ton of valuable business building concepts from Think Creative Collective. The two ladies of TCC are A-mazing and the Tribe of biz people in this group are so supportive and helpful. I also have been soaking up all the 411 from Thrive and Flourish.

I not only have my online Tribes. I also have joined a local Creative Chics Coffee and Collaboration group of women who meet up once a month for 2 hours. We sit and collaborate, throw ideas (even the crazy ones), and share our brick wall moments.  These 2 hour meet ups have taught me valuable lessons. One of those lessons is how important it is to find others who are like minded and creative to share and bounce your ideas with. These chics offer up brutally honest feedback, that saves a lot of mistakes and wasted time in the future.

Storm Before The Calm......No Kidding

Now that things have calmed down......I mean I have figured some shit out..... I will be posting on the blog again on a regular bases (whatever that means). One of the things I figured out was how to combine my blog (meet with tisa) and The Onyx Feather. Keeping them separate was just too damn hard. I felt like I had two friends that didn't like each other making me spend time with them separately without the other knowing. Crazy, I know. But now they LOVE each other.

New relationships (meet with tisa + The Onyx Feather) means rearranging space for the other. Which meant the website got an over haul and I love it. We all live together under one beautiful roof. I could not have made this possible without the help of TCC. Want to make changes in your biz head here Think Creative Collective

Check Out My New Digs

Take a tour of my new site. It's pretty snazzy! You'll find all of the old blog post are still there. Although some may get an overhaul......cause I was told to and have not got to it yet. Shhhhh, don't let the Tribe know. 

Snarky Ways

Now that I've got it together (for the most part) I'll be hitting the keyboard again and sending you love along the way. You still get to experience my snarky ways......that didn't change. Whew, I know you're worried.

I will be meshing the two (my wisdom and designs) together to give you  tips for health improvements. Tips that will set your soul on fire. Changes that will ease your breathing. A calm that will soothe you from head to toe. Sassiness that will perk you up. Threads that will make you sparkle.

So who's ready?

I am!

xoxo

 

 

 

Holiday Loneliness

As I sit here all snuggled up in my chair with a nice hot cup of coffee I'm thinking about how the holidays affect people in various ways.

The holidays are not always "The best time of the year...." Head over to www.meetwithtisa.com and learn how you can make a difference for someone this holiday season.

It's Not Always The Same For Everyone

Holidays are thought of as a time of cheer and laughter.

A time to spend with your loved ones.

But for some it is a time to be lonely.

What? Whoa, now wait a minute.

Yes, lonely.

Why?

While some are wrapping up this year with fun filled festivities. Others are not.

There are many people who are alone. Who do not have someone in their lives either from abandonment or death. 

I have heard some very heart wrenching stories this season.

Many of my clients are older and their beloved soul mate has passed leaving them all alone and some are very angry about this.

Some of my clients are middle age and do not speak to their families for one reason or another.

While other clients families live far away and are unable to spend the holidays with them.

It Doesn't Have To Be This Way

Not everyone is super excited about the holiday season. They do not have a gift list to tackle. They do not have parties to attend. They are not planning on cooking a big meal. They are not excited at all. They just want this time to pass and pass quickly.

My goal here is to not be a "Debbie Downer", but to bring awareness that there are people all around you who may need some cheer. Oh, they will say they don't need any cheer and they are used to spending the holidays alone. But, in reality this is not true.

I challenge you this year to reach out to your neighbor, coworker, or a stranger and bring cheer to their holiday. Giving to others is the best gift you'll ever give yourself. 

I've Lived With A Holiday Cheer Advocate and I'm Not Mad About It

My mom is the biggest advocate when it comes to bringing cheer to others. She has done something every year for someone for as long as I can remember. She bakes trays and trays of goodies and takes to her neighbors, to friends who are alone during the holidays, she even shares with people she hardly knows. She just needs to hear that they are spending the holiday alone and she's armed with a tray of goodies to take to them.

She has taken plates of Thanksgiving and/or Christmas dinner to neighbors she knew who were not cooking a holiday meal. She never said no to me or my brothers when we told her one of our friends would be spending the holiday alone and would it be alright if they came over. Not only was it alright she also had a gift for them under the tree. Now that's cheer!!

Open your eyes and your hearts and give to someone who is alone this holiday. A simple goodie tray like my mom gives or a gift bag filled with fruit, nuts and chocolates. Surprise them by shoveling snow from their sidewalk or taking their trash to the curb. Bring their newspaper to them. Invite them over for dinner. It may seem like a small token of friendship but to them it means the world......even if they are grumpy about it.

Loneliness happens to people during the holidays. Head over to www.meetwithtisa.com to find out how you can help someone this holiday season.

Happy Holidays! May all your wishes come true!

xoxo, Tisa