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To a Happy and Abundant 2011

Go 2011

Wishing you a 2011 full of adventure, growth and joy!

With love and light,
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Hello! I’m Tara, a wizard of less obvious things. I love hearing from you, so please feel free to connect with me.

I deeply appreciate your support of my work—through allowing it to grow in your imagination, through sharing it with others, and through your financial support.

Christine Dionese: December 2010 Innerpreneur Spotlight

Christine Dionese

Christine Dionese
Integrative Health Care Specialist, Medical Journalist and Business Development Consultant
Integrative Approach to Healing
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I am:

a professional smiley-pants: A really happy lover of people, crowds and connector of both!

Professionally, I’m an Integrative Health Care Specialist, Medical Journalist & Food Blogger and Business Development Consultant (to health and wellness professionals of all backgrounds).

My passion is for:

My passion is to strive toward developing the best ways to attain total wellness so that my teaching, writing and practice of medicine will be a true extension of myself out into the community.

As a business development consultant, it’s my mission to help doctors and new health care professionals understand and utilize integrative medicine in their practices to offer the most comprehensive care to the widest variety of people. This means living by example; to maintain the ability to put my own ego aside and still push forward with confidence (into a place that’s still not sure if they want to accept me or my ideas). My simple goal is to remind physicians that no matter what type of medical training or background, we all have it in us to heal our patients; to practice medicine for people, not things.

As a writer, I have the opportunity to get people thinking in possibilities, be a bit of a rebel and advocate for personal choice. By offering insight into the unknown, challenging accepted norms and refuting long-held myths and beliefs, people start asking questions; they want to know what else they could possibly tap into. If my writing can offer a platform to get people looking at themselves and how they relate to their local environments and communities more thoughtfully, I’ll know I’m at the height of my passion.

My business helps you:

  1. Make everyday wellness a lifestyle, rather than some “thing” that’s briefly chatted about in a doctor’s office once or twice a year.
  2. See yourself in new ways and inspire your creativity so that you can dynamically engender satisfying opportunity for others and your self.
  3. If you’re a doc/health care professional: offer whole person, everyday wellness to your patients and colleagues. Send your patients out the door feeling empowered with a tangible tool rather than a referral slip to another doctor.

My biggest challenge is:

Admitting the answer to this question? Okay, as you’ll read below, I said I keep it real… Balancing my work and personal life is my biggest challenge, BUT, that’s because I love my work so much! As a health care provider and facilitator/teacher, what I do professionally is my way of life. I’m the owner, the president, the mail delivery girl, you get it… Although it’s my biggest challenge, it’s also my biggest comfort to be healthy and conscious. So, I’m lucky, I often find the balance when I’m in the garden with my mom, whipping up some culinary delight with my friends or cruising along the beach with my boyfriend. These experiences offer the most visceral of reminders that we have to fill ourselves back up to keep delivering the goods.

I make a difference by:

  1. Interacting authentically: Being an engaged listener, keeping it real and being myself.
  2. Helping folks transform and re-frame skepticism, fear or dis-belief into conscience learning so they can feel comfortable in their own skin.
  3. Acknowledging (publicly sometimes) that I am a life-long learner open to possibilities and opportunity.
  4. Having chosen a non-traditional career path so others might have the opportunity to experience health and wellness in new ways.

I have lots of ideas about:

  1. Reverse and peer to peer mentoring.
  2. The power of everyday mindfulness and personal mantras.
  3. How to get people smiling at one another by teaching them about the science of happiness.
  4. I’m really excited about how the fields of neuroscience, microbiology, synaesthesia, ecology, and sociolinguistics are becoming extensions of one another in advancing the ways we learn and co-exist.

My advice would be:

Whatever your work is, make sure it’s palpable, that it touches you on a deep level and allows you to see yourself clearly (that last part is simple, yet great advice bestowed upon me by a dear friend and fellow entrepreneur). These perceptions alone will help push you forward, protect you when you have to step out of your comfort zone and allow you the confidence to continue in the creative flow. And, if you brainstorm a good idea; especially one that you know could benefit others, don’t be afraid to break a rule or two to make it happen. Asking for forgiveness later is much easier than wishing you’d done something to see your passion evolve! Oh, and if you need help, go for it, ask! Empowering others means we have to act humbly ourselves sometimes to do so.

“Don’t let your circumstances or habits rule your choices today. Become a master of yourself and use your willpower to choose.”
– Seth Godin; serial entrepreneur and author

If you would you like to be considered for an upcoming “Innerpreneur Spotlight”, email me.

Hello! I’m Tara, a wizard of less obvious things. I love hearing from you, so please feel free to connect with me.

I deeply appreciate your support of my work—through allowing it to grow in your imagination, through sharing it with others, and through your financial support.

A Holiday Act in Gratitude of Your Clients

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Perhaps this idea inspires you?

For the past two years I’ve given a monetary gift to charity in gratitude of the client relationships I’ve cultivated. I sent this festive note to my clients this holiday season:

Happy Holidays from Elastic Mind

Hello! I’m Tara, a wizard of less obvious things. I love hearing from you, so please feel free to connect with me.

I deeply appreciate your support of my work—through allowing it to grow in your imagination, through sharing it with others, and through your financial support.

Exploring with the Ghosts of Past, Present and Future

Past Present Future

Our past, the present, and our unwritten future, and what we think of them, they tend to haunt us now and again.

If your ghosts happen to visit this holiday season (or any time), why not invite them in and explore with them. They have much to teach us when we are open to acknowledging them and adapting to their presence.

Learning From the Past: The Ghost of Who You Were

Whether you’re a fan of change or not, you aren’t the same person as you were. You’ve changed. You’ve grown.

Your visions of the past can be one of your chief assets. They can tell you about Who You Are now, what you want, what you don’t want, what you like and what you don’t.

Who You Were can show you that the good stuff and the bad stuff have helped to shaped you equally.

How you remember Who You Were is yours to choose. It can be your chain, it can be your springboard, it can be whatever you desire.

Being With the Present: The Ghost of Who You Are

Only in this very moment are you present. Only in the now are you Who You Are.

Your mind, your thoughts, keep you in the past, or… race you to the future. It is only in the place of feeling, of acting on instinct, that you are present and You.

Before you can think it, you must feel it. Notice the feelings. Who You Are creates Who You Will Be.

Playing With the Future: The Ghost of Who You Will Be

The future is unwritten and it’s yours to create. Who You Will Be is altered in the present, through your choices.

In allowing your decisions to come from within, you’ll find order emerging from your creative choices. Your future can be whatever you envision — if you make choices that support Who You Are.

Don’t allow limited views to restrict your visions. Who You Will Be is yours to design.

photo credit: lautsu

Hello! I’m Tara, a wizard of less obvious things. I love hearing from you, so please feel free to connect with me.

I deeply appreciate your support of my work—through allowing it to grow in your imagination, through sharing it with others, and through your financial support.

Choosing My Own Adventures

Sacred Heart

Our soul – it thrives on adventure.

Adventure is a nutrient. We need it.

When we ignore our desire for adventure, we ignore our very nature.

It’s not a frivolity.

Sometimes, usually when I am leaving for a trip, I think about my adventure and it’s costs, and I question if I need to be less self-serving, less self-ish, and not take the risk.

I wonder if I should be more ‘adult’ or more ‘disciplined’. I wonder what’s wrong with me that I need to explore the world.

But then the adventure begins and I quickly remember why THIS matters as much as my ‘hard work’.

I, You, Us humans, we need to woo, excite and refresh our Self. We need to experience falling deeper in love with our Self and our World.

We need the feeling of relinquishing control and let the unknown unfold. We need to see that what we are truly capable of.

Baja California set my heart on fire.

My passion is fueled. I am so thankful I choose to feed my Self with such delicious desert beauty.

Now, I can feel, see, that without my adventures my work would not be possible.

In creating my unique dance with creativity and commerce it’s necessary that I give my creativity the full attention it sometimes needs.

Be a good animal, trust your instincts. – D.H. Lawrence

photo credit: digiyesica

Hello! I’m Tara, a wizard of less obvious things. I love hearing from you, so please feel free to connect with me.

I deeply appreciate your support of my work—through allowing it to grow in your imagination, through sharing it with others, and through your financial support.