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    Make it Savory

     

    Happy Thanksgiving! In spirit of the holiday, I'm sharing my third article in LumiNation Magazine about the savory essence of delicious, hearty, holiday foods. The word "savor" doesn't just apply to food, take this time to savor moments with your family and friends over the holiday weekend. Gather with family, let go of the trivial drama and worries, step into forgiveness and love, and be present with all whom you are sharing this great holiday with.

    Enjoy the article here and I hope it inspires you to focus on the simple pleasures this holiday.

     


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    The Magical Power of a Wardrobe Makeover

     

    I'm excited to share my second article in LumiNation Magazine about the magical power of a wardrobe makeover. It's amazing how some fun music and an upbeat attitude can help you to rediscover what's already inside your closet. Surprises and imagination make for great, colorful, and stylish outfits.
     
         Enjoy the article here and I hope it inspires you to reflect and explore what needs to be changed in your life!
     
     

    Enjoy…. wishing you all a day of colorful wishes,


    Betsy XO 


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    Color: A Love Story

     

    It’s been a while since I have written. I’m excited to share some great news!

         A few weeks ago, my dear friend and colleague, Kelly A. Connor, announced she was starting a new online magazine called LumiNation. The magazine is about celebrating life, beauty, and love. The vision is to create a media outlet where the focus is on harmony and light, verses division and constant controversy. A place filled with sensuality, hope, inspiration, and humor.

         I was so excited when she asked me if I wanted to be part of it and write a column for the Beauty section. My immediate reaction was "YES!!!" I was psyched for the prospects of writing about new experiences of beauty, looking within to reveal new sensual passions of color, art, food and our senses.
     
         The Magazine’s tagline is "Life As Church.” I paused and thought about this for a second, as I am Jewish. I thought this might cause a few to raise an eyebrow or two! I quickly laughed to myself, remembering that the temple I had gone to on Shabbat for 23 years was in a converted church. It was one of the most beautiful places I had ever been. I remember having many discussions with Jewish people about what it meant to be inside of a church to pray. Most said, “It's a beautiful space and I’m here to connect to something, whether that be God, others, or myself.” Church was a metaphor for the unity of love and connecting us all. 
     
         There’s a saying “Promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate.” Well, the magazine is dedicated to exactly that. The intent behind LumiNation Magazine is to shine light on and celebrate the beauty, spirituality and divinity in and of everyday life and living. I'm happy to be a part of something that aims to touch many people in a positive way as it grows.
     
         I’m thrilled about this magazine and I hope you will enjoy all the new beauty posts coming your way. My first column is called Color: A Love Story.
     
     

    Enjoy…. wishing you all a day of colorful wishes,


    Betsy XO 


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    The Yellow Connection

     

    Four years ago, I was sitting in the audience at Bobbie Horowitz's debut of Broadway tunes. A lovely woman asked if she could sit in the seat next to me. I said, "Sure, please sit down!" I was so taken by her powerfully bright and wonderful yellow scarf, and it opened up a conversation.

    After I introduced myself and what I do as a Color Coach, I told her about the color theory behind yellow. She was fascinated to hear what her yellow scarf represented. She introduced herself and told me that she was from Alaska. I was so excited as I have never met anyone from Alaska before. A connection was formed instantly. Over the years, she has come to visit me a few times in New York. We share a warm bond as we're both artists and love connecting over our crafts.

    She recently came to stay with me again this past week. I was so excited to see her and I greeted her as my "Yellow Connection". She is optimistic, warm, and radiates sunlight - she is the embodiment of yellow! She handed me the most beautiful, hand-dyed rainbow scarf. The colors are so vivid that you can feel the emotions as soon as you set your eyes on it. Such a beautiful gift made me feel connected, loved, and cherished. It is now my new favorite scarf.

    I truly value our friendship and the connection that was formed through color. It's so nice to know people from all parts of the world. 

     

    Do you have friends that you share a color connection with?