Friday, December 2, 2016

Propah Prosperity Project, Day 33



For 40 days, I will make it a priority to wake up early or make the time at lunch to meditate and create with positive vibes. Taking the inspiration from my mala making session, I will meditate on my purpose for the day while also focusing on positive energy and the things that I am grateful for (which isn't always easy for me). Since I love the energy of "good vibes", I obviously want to share them with others, so for the 40 days of this practice, I will create a mala bracelet a day, focusing on what I love about them/how I appreciate them and send a note of positivity on to that specific person (and also literally using the USPS). I will also share with my readers about that person and in short what it is about them that I admire. My goal is to bring Prosperity, as in the state of good fortune, comfort and well-being to both myself and my people. I ordered some special beads that had meaning and also decided to incorporate ones that I have been collecting over the years from vintage vendors, flea markets and the like. I wanted these to be special and personal, so that if the recipient did want to use them as prayer beads or worry beads (more likely my use), they'd have something special to hold.


Oh hey, I wonder if Molly remembers that we went on an awkward first date for brunch when we met through blogging years ago? I'm sure she does. Fast forward to today and Molly is one of those people that I really admire for just going out and doing what she wants. She once upon a time worked a corporate job, in a cubicle but has since really honed in on her passion, which she can correct if I am wrong but is massage/wellness/fitness and that all being her life's work now. She like helping people feel better and she's now doing it for a living. To that, I throw my hat in the air and shout, Hurray Molly for pursuing your passion! That is something worth getting some positive attention for, especially because I am sure there are people who need to be inspired to the same! For Molly's bracelet, I wanted to compliment that red hair, girl so I used some of my Czech glass beads, jasper and jade. I've used quite a bit of jasper in my bracelets but I wanted to highlight the jade. Jade is said to bless whatever it touches, much like Molly's touch blesses those it touches? Kinda reads weird but you know what I'm saying right? Massage, touching, blessings, touchings? OK Amanda, go home.

Be sure to keep up with the entire series, all 40 days worth!

Capital One Boston Live Event

I was invited to attend the Capital One #CapXTalk and while this is a partnership with them, all of the following is 100% authentic and honest, I promise! Don't know what kind of panel discussion that Capitol One could have that would be of interest to me? Well, being that it was Giving Tuesday and the theme of the discussion was on Investing and Impacting the Community for Good. Now doesn't that seem like something right up my alley? Well, yes it was. I'll be honest, I enjoyed the discussion a lot more than I thought I would. The #CapXTalk panel discussion is part of Capital One’s continued growth in Boston and ongoing efforts to reimagine banking. Reimaging banking, not something I thought I would write about... but just walking into the Capital One Cafe concept on Boylston Street, I was pretty stoked that there was a place like this out there (and 5 and counting locations in and around Boston). You can do your banking (duh), you can set up a work space,you can access banking tools and you can get coffee to fuel all of these efforts. Hello, pretty genius.


The panelists at this particular CapXTalk were obviously ones that resonated with locals, Michael J Egan from the Red Sox Foundation and Jessica Cox, Director of Harpoon Helps from Harpoon Brewery talked about local philanthropic efforts which were super interesting to me. I do fancy myself as someone who likes to try to do good in my community, donate money whenever possible to charitable causes, volunteer my time if I'm able so I found it really interesting to hear from a more corporate side what they think about when being charitable. I took some really interesting tidbits from the talk and wanted to share because I loved the messaging. Whether it was about the need to be a giving person or what it means to be authentic, even though this talk was presented by Capital One, it really did give me some things to think about.



It was really nice to see a big company like Capital One highlighting the good that they're doing not just nationally but on the local level. This latest #CapXTalk aligns with Capital One’s commitment to investing for good, with initiatives like Future Edge, a five-year, $150 commitment to equipping Americans with the skills they need to succeed in today’s digital economy, and C1 Coders, which helps to close the gender gap in STEM for middle school students. In Boston specifically, the brand has partnered with charitable organizations like Boston Cares, ABCD and Junior Achievement, and also launched the Give Back campaign, which empowers and funds Capital One associates to support local causes of their choice. For those of us who want to see companies wielding the power for good that we know they are capable of, this was refreshing reminder that there are companies doing it and doing it well, whether it's Capital One, Harpoon Brewery, the Red Sox and beyond...



You can manage your finances and also plan to live the type of life you want while also giving back to your community. It's really an adult thing to think about but hey, adulting is now my thing. If you're ever able to spend some time in a Capital One cafe, please do yourself a favor and take the time to take advantage of it. They really do give you the opportunity to use their resources to make your life better and more efficient. I'll take all the help that I can get, thank you very much. Totally interested? The folks at Capital One are like hey you guys, you can watch the stream yourselves! Check it out here and let me know what you think: http://bit.ly/CapXTalk


*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Capital One. Thank you as always for supporting brands that help Prim and Propah be it's best!
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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Propah Prosperity Project, Day 32


For 40 days, I will make it a priority to wake up early or make the time at lunch to meditate and create with positive vibes. Taking the inspiration from my mala making session, I will meditate on my purpose for the day while also focusing on positive energy and the things that I am grateful for (which isn't always easy for me). Since I love the energy of "good vibes", I obviously want to share them with others, so for the 40 days of this practice, I will create a mala bracelet a day, focusing on what I love about them/how I appreciate them and send a note of positivity on to that specific person (and also literally using the USPS). I will also share with my readers about that person and in short what it is about them that I admire. My goal is to bring Prosperity, as in the state of good fortune, comfort and well-being to both myself and my people. I ordered some special beads that had meaning and also decided to incorporate ones that I have been collecting over the years from vintage vendors, flea markets and the like. I wanted these to be special and personal, so that if the recipient did want to use them as prayer beads or worry beads (more likely my use), they'd have something special to hold.


Quadruple love today going out to some gals that I played Rugby with in college and who knew, fast forward 10 years (oh geesh, 10 years) and now we are all badass Moms who care about more than just our little family units. We are passionate and I am proud to call Dewey, Bridget, Laura and Katie my buds, even though it's been too long since I have seen any of them and their kids! If you've never played Rugby, well, it's pretty rough. I myself have broken a couple bones in my day. I don't think any of us are up for a pick up match these days but I have nothing but the BEST memories and love for these ladies and their love of life! I made matching bracelets, because why not?! Rose quartz, vintage Austrian glass, and jasper make up these little baubles... I might even have whipped one up for myself! Rose quartz, I love this,  inspires the love of beauty, in oneself and others, in nature, and especially that which stimulates the imagination - art, music and the written word. 

Be sure to keep up with the entire series, all 40 days worth!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Propah Prosperity Project Day 31


For 40 days, I will make it a priority to wake up early or make the time at lunch to meditate and create with positive vibes. Taking the inspiration from my mala making session, I will meditate on my purpose for the day while also focusing on positive energy and the things that I am grateful for (which isn't always easy for me). Since I love the energy of "good vibes", I obviously want to share them with others, so for the 40 days of this practice, I will create a mala bracelet a day, focusing on what I love about them/how I appreciate them and send a note of positivity on to that specific person (and also literally using the USPS). I will also share with my readers about that person and in short what it is about them that I admire. My goal is to bring Prosperity, as in the state of good fortune, comfort and well-being to both myself and my people. I ordered some special beads that had meaning and also decided to incorporate ones that I have been collecting over the years from vintage vendors, flea markets and the like. I wanted these to be special and personal, so that if the recipient did want to use them as prayer beads or worry beads (more likely my use), they'd have something special to hold.



I'm barely getting this entry in under the wire. I wanted to make sure that each and every recipient got the love they deserve and that means in blog form too but alas boy did life get in the way today ie WORK OUT MY BUTT... so I am very sorry Jane, my dear friend, that this update is heading out late. I wanted her to know that I admire her as an intelligent woman, a fantastic mother and when she ran that 5k with me last year and totally slowed her pace to stay with me, well, that was something special. I'm so happy that I met her (another friend through my husband's co-workers!) and I love that we have gotten to know each other over the years. For Jane's bracelet, I used all tiger jasper. Known as the “Supreme Nurturer,” Jasper is a stone of grounding and stability, providing comfort and security, strength and healing. Its presence balances the aura to a level of wholeness and peace.

Be sure to keep up with the entire series, all 40 days worth!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Propah Prosperity Project, Day 30


For 40 days, I will make it a priority to wake up early or make the time at lunch to meditate and create with positive vibes. Taking the inspiration from my mala making session, I will meditate on my purpose for the day while also focusing on positive energy and the things that I am grateful for (which isn't always easy for me). Since I love the energy of "good vibes", I obviously want to share them with others, so for the 40 days of this practice, I will create a mala bracelet a day, focusing on what I love about them/how I appreciate them and send a note of positivity on to that specific person (and also literally using the USPS). I will also share with my readers about that person and in short what it is about them that I admire. My goal is to bring Prosperity, as in the state of good fortune, comfort and well-being to both myself and my people. I ordered some special beads that had meaning and also decided to incorporate ones that I have been collecting over the years from vintage vendors, flea markets and the like. I wanted these to be special and personal, so that if the recipient did want to use them as prayer beads or worry beads (more likely my use), they'd have something special to hold.



Hi there, Amanda here, with Day 30 of the Propah Prosperity Project. Geesh, it's been 30 days already?! I'm so excited that #1 I've been able to keep it going but more importantly #2 people have been super responsive to it! Today's recipient is another gal I met through blogging but I now would like to just call a friend. For any of you that know what it's like to meet people through blogging and the "influencer" world, it can be an odd transition from seeing each other at events to actually being like no, dude this person is just my legit friend now. Kate of Domestikated Life is one of those people. Totally crushworthy on her own, she's a creative force and certainly makes the best fancy apple cheese bread with sage that I've ever eaten. But if you were to meet Kate in person, she is sweet, thoughtful and funny, all the things I super appreciate in people that I like to hang out with. She's just plain lovely and I thought she should know it! For Kate's bracelet, I used a combination of light teal Czech glass beads, a vintage Austrian pressed glass bead and faceted red malachite (a banded jasper). Red Malachite is associated with courage and energy. Known as a gemstone that celebrates life, it encourages the bearer to enjoy life and celebrate being alive. When used with spiritual intention, Red Malachite dispels fear and increase stamina.


Be sure to keep up with the entire series, all 40 days worth!