Welcome to Inspire Me Monday
A place to share your creative inspirations
Sharpen your creative vision and
Showcase your creative talents!
I invite you to inspire others and
Nurture your creative spirit by
Joining our Creative Blog Hop!
To participate, simply join my creative community and
Follow the guidelines at the end of this post!
What’s Inspiring You This Week?
Here’s What’s Inspiring Me…
Beautiful Creative Spaces
Where Bloggers Create – 2012
Are you inspired by other creative women?
Do you love to peek into the spaces
Where crafty women create?
I invite you to
Tour the Paper Palace
And visit the spaces where other bloggers createI
In the fabulous Where Bloggers Create 2012 tour!
A Teen Who Made A Difference
This week, 14-year old Julia Bluhm made national headlines
For successfully launching a national campaign to aimed to
Stop teenage magazines from altering the images of their models
Which studies show lead to eating disorders and low self-esteem
In children, teens and women of all ages!
As a result of her efforts,
Seventeen Magazine has vowed to
“Celebrate every kind of beauty” and
Feature photographs of
Real girls and healthy models in their magazine!
Congratulations, Julia, for making a diference!
For another blogger’s perspective on this issue,
Visit Jessica at Found The Marbles and read
Promoting A Positive Body Image Among Teenage Girls!
Book Of The Week
My Big Bottom Blessing by Teasi Cannon
Teasi Cannon has written a fabulous book that
Addresses, from a personal perspective, just
How damaging a distorted body image can be –
And provides tools for healing!
Pinterest Board Of The Week
Healthy Recipes Pinterest Board
Highlights From Week 27
Erin – Salmon At Seven
How To Make Fast Quinoa And Cheese
This week, I’d like to introduce you to
One of my favorite bloggers –
Erin, an Alaskan Food Blogger
Who gained renown at her first blog,
For fabulous recipes like this
Fast Quinoa and Cheese!
Erin just lanched a new blog,
Salmon At Seven,
Where she plans on
Serving up more than just supper!
Please extend a warm welcome to Erin!
Diane – Treasuring Grace
Making Whole: Art Therapy Process: Mandalas
Another blogger I had the pleasure of meeting online this week
Was Art Therapist Diane Steinbach from Treasuring Grace!
Diane will be writing a bi-monthly column
That focuses on techniques for using Art Therapy
To heal inner trauma,
To help you relax and work through stress,
And to promote healing & personal growth!
Her first column focuses on the use of Mandalas as a healing tool!
I look forward to reading the rest of Diane’s series!
Wendy – Encourage One Another
The Problem With Being A People Pleaser
Have you ever fallen into the trap of
Trying to be a people pleaser –
In relationships, in blogging, in life?
If so, I highly recommend that you check out
Wendy’s fabulous article,
The Problem With Being A People Pleaser!
I’m sure you’ll gain much encouragement from it!
Jessica Sporn And To The Moon Designs
Who Are You Not To Be Fabulous?
How have the words of others influenced your life?
In this post, Jessica shares how this powerful quote
From author Marianne Williamson gave her permission
To fully release her gifts and talents –
And to stop trying to be “small” so that people would like her!
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure…
Visit Jessica to read the entire quote and to see more of her art!
Talent is timeless.
For more fabulous features,
Visit my creative friends at
Inspire Me Monday – Week 27!
Inspire Me Monday #28 – Week Of July 16, 2012
I like the idea of Inspiration Monday.
Monday’s often get the short end of the stick
But they are fraught with potential!
Now it’s time to share your inspirations! You can participate in Inspire Me Monday in the following ways:
1) Share “What’s Inspiring You” by creating your own Inspire Me Monday post! You can include any creative challenges you’ve discovered – any books or quotes you love – any bloggers who have inspired you – anything that has inspired you and will inspire us too!
2) Share your creative projects with us! You’re welcome to link up your Arts & Crafts projects – your Recipes – your DIY, Home Décor and Organizational Ideas – your original Writing, Music & Photography – you get the idea!
3) Visit the participants – share some comment love – let them know what’s inspired you!
When you link up, be sure to include the Inspire Me Monday button and a link back to this post on all of your entries so that your readers can join the fun! The blog code is on the side bar if you need it!
Be sure to link directly to your Inspire Me Monday Posts and Creations using the permalink to the individual posts – not your blog’s home page URL – so that participants can easily find and comment on your creations!
The party will remain open all week so have fun sharing – inspire me with your comments – and please, use the social media buttons below the post to spread the word!