Your power lies in anywhere they teach you to be afraid-menopause and growing older, even giving yourself flowers

Beloved Flower Lover,

Not surprisingly unless we ask questions about areas where we have been taught to be afraid, then we can never redirect our attention. Give yourself flowers as a gift and think about what you fear.

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What does that sound like to you?

 

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A Rose is still a Rose- even if you had problems-Aretha’s message to you today

Beloved Flower Lover,

Aretha Franklin has a song for every part of life to help you to transform. Here is our choice today.

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Aretha Franklin Was the First Woman Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame- Another reason for a floral tribute for the Queen of Soul

Beloved Flower Lover,

Did you know that

Aretha Franklin Was the First Woman Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

In 1987, Franklin became the first female to join the ranks of Elvis PresleyFrank SinatraRay Charles, and Little Richard as an inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. While she was not in attendance at the ceremony, her brother accepted the award on her behalf. “This is the greatest night of them all because Aretha has been written into history,” he said.

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Something else we found out.

Aretha Taught Herself Piano Without Knowing How to Read Music

Franklin’s mother was a singer and pianist, so it should come as no surprise that tickling the ivories came naturally to Franklin. “I play by ear,” she said.

 

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Kristin Neff teaches us to be more self compassionate, we add flowers to remind you to be more open hearted with yourself-especially when things go wrong or you make mistakes!

Beloved Flower Lover,

Please be more open hearted with yourself?

Especially when something goes wrong and you make mistakes.

Self-compassion entails three basic components: 1) extending kindness and understanding to oneself rather than harsh self-criticism and judgment; 2) seeing one’s experiences as part of the larger human experience rather than as separating and isolating; and 3) holding one’s painful thoughts and feelings in balanced awareness rather than over-identifying with them. (Neff, 2003)

 

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Our Floral Tribute to Aretha Franklin

Beloved Flower Lover,

We use flowers to remind us of how much we love others and today we want to give tribute the life of The Queen of Soul : Ms Aretha Franklin

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Floral love for Ms Aretha Franklin-The Queen of Soul

Beloved Flower Lover,

Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018) was an American singer and pianist. She began her career as a child singing  gospel  at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan, where her father, C. L. Franklin, was minister. In 1960, at the age of 18, she embarked on a secular career, recording for Columbia Records but achieving only modest success. After signing to Atlantic Records in 1966, Franklin achieved commercial acclaim and success with songs such as “Respect“, “Chain of Fools“, “Think“, “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman“, “Don’t Play That Song (You Lied)“, and “Spanish Harlem“.

By the end of the 1960s she was being called “The Queen of Soul“. Franklin recorded acclaimed albums such as I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You (1967), Lady Soul (1968), Young, Gifted and Black (1972) and Amazing Grace (1972), before experiencing problems with her record company by the mid-1970s. After her father was shot in 1979, she left Atlantic and signed with Arista Records, finding success with the albums Jump to It (1982) and Who’s Zoomin’ Who? (1985), and her part in the 1980 film The Blues Brothers. In 1998, Franklin received international acclaim for singing the opera aria “Nessun dorma” at the Grammy Awards that year, replacing Luciano Pavarotti. Later that year, she scored her final Top 40 song with “A Rose Is Still a Rose“.

Franklin recorded 112 charted singles on Billboard, including 77 Hot 100entries, 17 top-ten pop singles, 100 R&B entries and 20 number-one R&B singles, becoming the most charted female artist in the chart’s history. Franklin’s other well-known hits include “Rock Steady“, “Jump to It“, “Freeway of Love“, “Who’s Zoomin’ Who“, “Until You Come Back to Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do)“, “Something He Can Feel“, “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)” (with George Michael), and a remake of The Rolling Stones song “Jumpin’ Jack Flash“. She won 18 Grammy Awards, including the first eight awards given for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance from 1968 through to 1975, and is one of the best-selling musical artists of all time, having sold more than 75 million records worldwide.[1]

Franklin received numerous honors throughout her career, including a 1987 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, becoming the first female performer to be inducted. She was inducted to the UK Music Hall of Famein 2005. In August 2012, she was inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame.[2] Franklin is listed in at least two all-time lists by Rolling Stonemagazine, including the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, and the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.[3]

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Let’s play with flowers after dropping phones into water!

Beloved Flower Lover,

Three member of our team just dropped their phones into  a bucket water and we all screamed for them. Everyone has told them to separate the phones, cover up the holes with sellotape and dunk into rice or oats. They did that and now are in the world of telephone silence and going back to their email!

With all that stress, we decided we needed to play. We all knew why it happened. We were rushing to a client and there had been a little ‘argue bargy’ in camp. A little shouting, too little listening, too much I am right,  and just too much…. and it ended up like that.

Everyone went their separate ways to complete tasks and came back and after a little tearing up we decided to do something-different. Who cares about a phone if you can’t have friends!

We thought back to a flower workshop we did last year which was so much fun and decided we needed to loosen up.

Play is often considered frivolous and unproductive as we enter into the ‘serious’ role of becoming adults. However, play is an important activity that simultaneously provides relaxation and stimulation to the brain and body. We had developed the flower workshop from inspirations from board games, live gaming and playful interactions with role players, as tools which bring about humour.

We had done this because it  encourages audiences to feel safe when entering into new experiences, reduces their barriers to interact with one another, and fosters flexibility in learning.

We notice that it also permits them to tap back into a child-like state and cultivate their imagination, creativity and problem-solving skills. Play is also a powerful tool for changing behaviour through fun, as people are more likely to consider their actions and willing to adapt them if they are enjoying the activity.

 

Indulge your playful side

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 “We are never more fully alive, more completely ourselves, or more deeply engrossed in anything, than when we are at play” – Dr Charles E.Schaefer, Professor of Psychology and co-founder of the Association for Play Therapy
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Flowers Rising- Feel worthy and see the world through the lens of wonder

Beloved Flower Lover,

Happy to receive on our birthday.

Let’s be open each day to receive gifts as well as your birthday. We  have learnt that its important to create our own world first before we go and affect the world.  If we serve our-selfThe London Flower Lover Adrianna How to be happy first, we will serve the whole. Have fun and see what happens. Give yourself flowers, live your own magic as you work with flowers.

 

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learn about reducing too much one up manship and bullying- one option could be to sit quietly with flowers to destress and learn from Kristin Neff-self compassion expert

Beloved Flower Lover,

How do we get of the treadmill to need to feel better than others.

Kristin Neff, Ph.D. is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on self-compassion, being the first one to operationally define and measure the construct over a decade ago teaches us how to be self compassionate here in this video We then invite you to give yourself flowers for a moment.

 

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“There are some things, after all, that Sally Owens knows for certain: Always throw spilled salt over your left shoulder. Keep rosemary by your garden gate. Add pepper to your mashed potatoes. Plant roses and lavender, for luck. Fall in love whenever you can.” ― Alice Hoffman

Beloved Flower Lover,

“There are some things, after all, that Sally Owens knows for certain: Always throw spilled salt over your left shoulder. Keep rosemary by your garden gate. Add pepper to your mashed potatoes. Plant roses and lavender, for luck. Fall in love whenever you can.”
― Alice Hoffman

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