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pwroftheflowers. Fall has finally arrived!! 🍁🍁You can tell because my ugly Halloween

Fall has finally arrived!! 🍁🍁You can tell because my ugly Halloween sweater is in the rotation. I LOVE this thing. It has survived many years because it only gets worn in October. What I love the most about this sweater are the reactions from others. As I walked down Broadway this am, a woman yelled out, “I love your candy corn!” She was smiling. So was I. * * Spread some cheer today. It will undoubtedly make you feel just as good. 🌷 * * Www.poweroftheflowers.com #uglysweatersrock #halloweeniscoming #candycorn #joyisinfectious #beautystrengthresilience

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We are having our first snowfall and it is beautiful. A delightful winter wonderland! ❄️ By noon, it will likely be rain, so for the moment, we will enjoy the magic bright with this snow. 🍁🌲 May you day be filled with magic. 🌻 Www.poweroftheflowers.com #magic #firstsnowfall #beautystrengthresilience

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pwroftheflowers. I love this quote. Moving the dial in your life can be SCARY. Doing so

I love this quote. Moving the dial in your life can be SCARY. Doing something different every day is SCARy. But, every time you try something new, every time you challenge yourself, it gets less SCAry. It becomes more doable. The mountain gets smaller. Your will to succeed grows. Your fear shrinks. * * Being scared is normal. Pushing through that fear to reach a new level in your life is ENTIRELY possible. * * Go ahead. Do one thing every day that scares you. * * Www.poweroftheflowers.com #challengeyourself #yesyoucan #beautystrengthresilience

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pwroftheflowers. Tomorrow, we are hosting the first Power of the Flowers event in NYC!

Tomorrow, we are hosting the first Power of the Flowers event in NYC! I am so excited that this is finally happening!! A small group of women from my firm are gathering to discuss “Words from Wise Women.” * * In advance of the event, I asked the attendees to send me words spoken by other women, living and gone, from which they’ve drawn inspiration or motivation. The response has been incredible. In the days to follow, I will share these quotes. Hopefully, they will resonate, inspire and motivate you. * * Www.poweroftheflowers.com #wordsfromwisewomen #beautystrengthresilience #womensflowerpower

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pwroftheflowers. Be your best self today. *
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If someone is unkind or rude, let it go.

Be your best self today. * * If someone is unkind or rude, let it go. Hit the reset button. That person, that situation, does not define you, nor does that person or that situation have the power to change the tone of your day. Only you can do that. * * Listen to others. Evaluate them by what they say and how they say it. Strive to work with those who evaluate people the same way. * * Be kind to yourself. If you make a mistake, or something has gone wrong, take a breath, forgive yourself, work to correct the mistake or the thing that went wrong, and keep going. Twists and turns happen. * * You’ve got this. Show the world how brilliantly you shine. * Www.poweroftheflowers.com #youvegotthis #beautystrengthresilience #makeithappen

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pwroftheflowers. It’s Monday.  OMG it’s Monday.  Tomorrow is October 1.  We are about t

It’s Monday. OMG it’s Monday. Tomorrow is October 1. We are about to start the countdown to the end of the year. How did THAT happen? The better question is, what do you want to accomplish in these next 90+ days? How far out of your comfort zone are you willing to go? * You are brave. Your bravery is woven into those wonderful internal traits that guide you daily: your indelible beauty, fundamental strength and undeniable resilience. Knowing you have these traits, knowing you are THAT brave, I suggest that you give it a go. Dance outside your comfort zone. Take the opportunity to change something in your life for the better. * Yes, you can. * www.poweroftheflowers.com #beautystrengthresilience #yesyoucan #youvegotthis #redroses🌹

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pwroftheflowers. It IS your time to fly. 
Life is too short.  You have much to do.  As

It IS your time to fly. Life is too short. You have much to do. As the moments pass, what is that dream you won’t let go? Where do you want to be tomorrow? In a year? In five years? Why not start down that path now? * * If your response to these questions is “I can’t, because...” STOP THERE. Your dream becomes realized when YOU take the steps necessary, when you push the dial forward. * * Don’t wait to fly. Time isn’t waiting for you. Take a chance on yourself. I’ll bet that it will pay off. * * Www.poweroftheflowers.com #beautystrengthresilience #itisyourtime #takeflight #butterflies🦋

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pwroftheflowers. Some days, you might feel like every step is a battle. You are not alo

Some days, you might feel like every step is a battle. You are not alone. For all of us, there are days when every single step is marked with a challenge. NEVER lose faith in yourself. Why? Because you are a warrior. * * If you have a moment of uncertainty, lean on friends. Return to posts like these so you can remember of what you are made. You are beautiful, strong and resilient. Power of the Flowers will always be here to remind you of this. * * www.poweroftheflowers.com #youvegotthis #warriors #beautystrengthresilience

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pwroftheflowers. Beauty🌺Strength🌻Resilience

These are your internal traits. When you

Beauty🌺Strength🌻Resilience These are your internal traits. When you draw from them, when you make those choices that enhance those traits, anything is possible. If, momentarily, you forget this truth, Power of the Flowers will be here to remind you. 🌷 Www.poweroftheflowees.com #beautystrengthresilience #anythingispossible

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pwroftheflowers. The other night, as I was sitting on my part of the couch, my husband

The other night, as I was sitting on my part of the couch, my husband slid in on my right, and then the kid slipped in on my left. My portion of the couch has the footstool, so these two often vie to take my spot (the couch is visible in the second image.) Because I was already there, they had to “share” with me. So much for personal space. :) * * We sat there for a while, quietly watching Rise of the Guardians, one of those lovely family movies we missed the first time around. In it, the Guardians must conquer the Boogie Man by helping children overcome fear, by simultaneously remembering the joy, fun and wonder in the world. Essentially, the Guardians are tasked with protecting hopefulness in children. * * Why do I bring this up? Because, if you choose to be, you can be a Guardian. * * Of course you can. * * More on this at www.poweroftheflowers.com/ruminations * #beautystrengthresilience #beaguardian #findaguardian #youcanandyouwill

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pwroftheflowers. We all MADE IT to Friday!  YAY!!! Phew!

This kid melted into the couc

We all MADE IT to Friday! YAY!!! Phew! This kid melted into the couch not too long ago. He often reminds me of the things that are possible. I hope this finds you happily melted into a couch tonight. 😃🌺🍁 Www.poweroftheflowers.com #meltingintothecouch #beautystrengthresilience

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pwroftheflowers. Just a small reminder of who YOU are. 
If you ever forget, Power of th

Just a small reminder of who YOU are. If you ever forget, Power of the Flowers will be here to remind you. Www.poweroftheflowers.com #beautystrengthresilience #guardian

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pwroftheflowers. What are your greatest strengths?  What is it that you do well, almost

What are your greatest strengths? What is it that you do well, almost without needing to think about it? What task or process or action can you perform with ease? * Hold that thought. Keep it in mind as you review the following questions: * How many times have you apologized for that strength? How many times have you downplayed your strength(s)? How many times have you felt that you could not celebrate what you did because someone else responded adversely? * If you’ve experienced any of the circumstances listed above, you aren’t alone. Many have felt like you do. I certainly have felt like this. When that happened, I downplayed what I did. I minimized my strength to make the other person feel better. You know what resulted? Nothing beneficial. It didn’t work, and you know why. We can only control ourselves. What that person feels when you display a strength is up to them, not you. * Celebrating your strength(s) is a wonderful way to acknowledge your accomplishment(s). It allows you to look at what you’ve done, or what you are doing, and congratulate yourself for your progress. In that space, confidence is built. Resolve is solidified. Your core of strength is fortified. * If you think such a celebration is arrogant or unnecessary, I suggest you rethink your position. You deserve a moment to revel in your strengths. You don’t need to scream your achievement from the rooftop, but if someone tells you that you did well, thank them. If someone tries to downplay or belittle your achievement, let them know you disagree. Then, go have a cup of coffee or a glass of wine or an ice cream and celebrate yourself. * You are worth it. * Go you. Www.poweroftheflowers.com #goyou #beautystrengthresilience

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pwroftheflowers. Just a reminder of who you are and what traits you possess. 
Beauty🌺

Just a reminder of who you are and what traits you possess. Beauty🌺 🌷Strength Resilience🌻 Www.poweroftheflowers.com #beautystrengthresilience

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pwroftheflowers. I wasn’t allowed in the hay tent because my parents weren’t here, but

I wasn’t allowed in the hay tent because my parents weren’t here, but he was! No fair 😜!! Little moments create unbreakable bonds. ❤️enjoy every little moment. #littlemoments #unbreakablebondss #beautystrengthresilience

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pwroftheflowers. Here is another quote submitted during the “Words from Wise Women” ses

Here is another quote submitted during the “Words from Wise Women” session held last week. Alice Walker’s quote hit me in my core. She summed this up perfectly. Personal power is never lost. When we feel we don’t have power, it is because we have decided we do not. If you feel like this, know that you can reclaim your power by CHANGing your THINKing. * * Of course, that strategic change could cause others to react or respond. Some will be favorable. Others may not. It is your life. You choose the direction in which you will go. If someone isn’t supportive, ask yourself why and then reevaluate that person’s role in your life. * * We get one. Make it yours and make it brilliant. * * Www.poweroftheflowers.com #beautystrengthresilience #alicewalkerquotes #yourlifeyourrules

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pwroftheflowers. WE did IT!  Last night, we held the first Power of the Flowers event!!

WE did IT! Last night, we held the first Power of the Flowers event!!! The topic for the presentation/discussion was “Words from Wise Women.” Each attendee was asked to submit at least one quote. We wound up with 33. * * So that each woman could see the other’s submission, we created a “Wisdom Wall.” Quotes from authors and artists, mothers and leaders were placed upon that wall (look at pic 2 and 3). It was remarkable. In the days to come, I will share those quotes. * * You are a remarkable woman. All around you are remarkable women. When we are our best self, when channel our inner beauty, remarkable strength and undeniable resilience, success follows for ourselves and those around us. * * Thank you @ramyamathur01 for helping make this happen! Www.poweroftheflowers.com #tookmeallweektofindmyagame #beautystrengthresilience #yourlifeyourpath

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pwroftheflowers. Since holding the first Power of the Flowers event in late September,

Since holding the first Power of the Flowers event in late September, I’ve learned many incredible things. One came from a friend who attended the event. I asked for anonymous feedback. She responded and signed her name. She told me what I hoped to learn - we women are better when we work together, when we help one another. * * Surround yourself with people you trust. Help one another. Be an ally, an ear, a shoulder. Be that friend you want in your life. It matters. * * www.poweroftheflowers.com #beautystrengthresilience #womenarestrongertogether #poweroftheflowers

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pwroftheflowers. Beauty *Strength*Resilience
These are your amazing, internal, nonnegot

Beauty *Strength*Resilience These are your amazing, internal, nonnegotiable, traits. When you remember these are yours, everything is possible. * * Www.poweroftheflowers.com #beautystrengthresilience

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pwroftheflowers. Last weekend, we celebrated my nephew’s birthday.  It was excellent. W

Last weekend, we celebrated my nephew’s birthday. It was excellent. We picked pumpkins and ate cake. Mine loved seeing his cousin. This picture is one of many that shows just how much they love each other. In my book, that is another example of magic. * * As we get older, sometimes we get in the way of that magic. Our experiences make us a bit edgy and detached. When this happens, remember the magic of your childhood. Remember the excitement, the laughter, the joy. Remember how you felt before other layers obscured your view. Then, let the magic back in. * * We get one life. Make it brilliant. Let the magic in. Www.poweroftheflowers.com #loveismagical #yourbrilliantllife #beautystrengthresilience

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pwroftheflowers. THEY said it couldn’t be done.  THey said you didn’t have the ability,

THEY said it couldn’t be done. THey said you didn’t have the ability, or the strength, or the time, or the commitment. With every step YOU took, YOU’ve PROVED them wrong. * * For the moment, just imagine how many times Amelia Earhart heard someone say “you can’t.” She did it anyway. So can you. * * Www.poweroffheflowers.com #yesyoucan #itcanbedone #beautystrengthresilience

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pwroftheflowers. You have potential.  You were born with it.  When I envision potential

You have potential. You were born with it. When I envision potential, I see a ball of energy that is waiting to be directed, a seed that is on the verge of sprouting, a flower that is just about to bloom. How do you envision potential? * Your potential is also what helps you when you are addressing a challenge, when you are taking on something new. Courage grows in that space. Every courageous moment in which you’ve been involved has been possible because of your potential. * Perhaps you think you don’t have courage. I suspect you are wrong. Courage is what you show every time you go against the grain. It is what you do when you take a position other than one that is being displayed by others. Maya Angelou understood this, as evidenced by this fantastic quote. * Today, channel your potential. Act courageously. * www.poweroftheflowers.com #beautystrengthresilience #mayaangelou #strengthandcourage

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pwroftheflowers. Some things are simply worth doing.  Advocating for women is just that

Some things are simply worth doing. Advocating for women is just that something for me. It’s always been a part of me, likely coded in the DNA I got from my mom, and learned from her teachings. This first Power of the Flowers event is my passion realized. Helping women to find their inspiration, watching those women create a support network that cannot be broken, knowing that those women will be THERE for each other is magical. It is my goal to keep introducing these ideas and sprinkling that magic wherever I go. * * What comes next? Likely some trouble. As Margaret Thatcher once said, you do not achieve anything without trouble. Ever. Why is this so? Generally, because people resist change. They do not want things to be different. Status quo is known, it is understood, it is comfortable. But, growth does not happen in that environment. Change does not happen in that environment. I’ll gladly take on some trouble so I can keep spreading this magic. * * One blessing of social media is that I can send this magic right through to you. Embrace this magic by finding a quote spoken by a woman that resonates with you, that inspires you, that provides you with some guidance. Post it over your desk or make it the wallpaper on your phone. If you need a boost, read what you selected. Try to envision what challenges that woman encountered and how she overcame them. Let those thoughts charge your reserve of beauty, strength and resilience. Then, go change the world. * * Www.poweroftheflowers.com #passionismagical #changeyourworld #beautystrengthresilience

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pwroftheflowers. Here comes the hurricane @ramyamathur01. 
Silence is rarely a sign of

Here comes the hurricane @ramyamathur01. Silence is rarely a sign of weakness. Usually, it is a sign of wisdom and strength. Www.poweroftheflowers.com #neverunderestimateawoman #beautystrengthresilience

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