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FSIM Spring Quarterly News

March 12, 2013

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  Greetings FSIM Members & Friends,  
  It's so close we can almost feel it here in Minnesota - welcome Spring! With spring comes blossoming - literally with colorful blooms and figuratively, with blossoming feelings of renewal and possibility.  
  What's beginning to unfurl for you? Wherever you are on your Feng Shui journey, we hope this newsletter connects you with something for your spring renewal.  

New and Renewing FSIM Members: We look forward to seeing you at the Members-Only Meeting on April 9! Make possibilities tangible reality by creating your own Vision Cards - a tool to propel you forward. (Read More Below)


We're happy to be a Feng Shui community resource. Please forward this issue to friends or colleagues with whom you'd like to share.

  Cheers to Spring!  

Next FSIM Meeting: Let's Get Together


Members-Only Meeting
Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Location: The Marsh
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm Networking/Socializing
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Meeting and Program
Speakers: Laurie Phillips & Mary Cayan
Topic: Vision Cards: Profound & Playful Transformation

Members Only $0

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Laurie Phillips
Mary Cayan
  Guest Speakers Laurie Phillips and Mary Cayan will guide us through creation of Vision Cards. Create a deck of powerful personal images that embody your goals, values, hopes and dreams. During our Members-only meeting, you'll develop a vision of the biggest life possible for you and start creating it right away! Encouraged by coaches Laurie Phillips and Mary Cayan, you'll use beautiful stock photography and illustration books to cut out images and make a deck of cards that hold the juicy bigness of what your heart really wants. You'll be able to use these cards as daily inspirers, reminders, goal-setters, meditation aids, even decision-makers.  
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Register Today

The Feng Shui Institute of the Midwest is a Proud Sponsor of Beth-El Synagogue’s 2013


Thursday, May 2, 2013
7 PM
Beth El Synagogue
5224 West 26th Street
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416

More Information and to Order Tickets

mikepollan.jpgSpeaker Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma, The Botany of Desire, and Food Rules: An Eater's Manual will guide our minds and our palates through a history of transformation. Exploring the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen, we are inspired by Michael to discover the enduring power of the four classical elements - fire, water, air, and earth - to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. In doing so, we are altogether more conscious of the world around us.

A portion of event proceeds benefit Appetite for Change, a nonprofit organization in North Minneapolis, which seeks to build individual, family, and community capacity to use growing, cooking and eating food as vehicles for social change.

This event will sell out quickly - don't miss it! More Information and to Order Tickets


How can we support you in 2013, The Year of the Snake?

a As an organization, part of our mission is to be an inspired resource for intentional living. We want to know - what does that mean for you, as a member of FSIM, or guest at our meetings? In other words, if you aim to live intentionally, in what ways can we support you in doing so? Do they relate directly to feng shui? Or indirectly?  

Let Us Know
Email Communications Coordinator Jessica Hoelzel


Member News & Announcements


Membership 2013
To those who renewed, thank you!

Welcome New Members
Gina Carlson
Margie Kampf
Amy Randy
Robin Rick

We look forward to cultivating Community, Knowledge, Growth and Support in 2013.


Mark Your Calendar for the First Annual Feng Shui Family Picnic

June 22, 2013
University of MN Landscape Arboretum
BBQ catered by Famous Dave's
Members & immediate family welcome - more details to come!


Member News

FSIM President Hinda Abrahamson is pleased to share her online store featuring Year of the Snake cards, stamps, return address labels and apparel! Ancient Chinese wisdom holds that having a Snake in the household is a good omen; it means the family will never starve. The Snake is known as the guardian of the treasure, whether that be wealth or, metaphorically, wisdom.

FSIM Honorary Board Member Andrew Hong was featured in the Star Tribune article Qi is Key at West Bank Development for his Feng Shui expertise and involvement on the project.

Member Cheryl Larson shares Bridging’s urgent need for donations. Bridging is a nonprofit organization with two locations in Bloomington and Roseville, the largest furniture bank in North America. Their inventory is low, and they’re in need of quality, gently used furniture and household goods. Read Cheryl's guest post about Bridging on our blog or find out more about donating.

SunSailor newspaper featured an article about Feng Shui in its February issue, focusing on aspects of Financial Planning. FSIM Board Members Debbie Miller and Hinda Abrahamson were interviewed, and a link to FSIM was provided. Read the Article.

FSIM Membership Coordinator Cathy Galvin and husband Craig welcomed their first grandchild, Evan Craig on 12.15.12. Born to daughter Jen and son-in-law Nate, he weighed 6 pounds 15 ounces, and is pure JOY!


FSIM Condolences
MaggioreEvana Maggiore, founder of Fashion Feng Shui®, passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2013 after battling cancer. Evana impacted many lives with her teachings, including those of several current and past members of FSIM who received her Fashion Feng Shui certification. We extend our condolences to all those impacted by this loss.

Read Evana's obituary in the Boston Globe

  What are you up to?

  • Teaching a class?
  • Hosting an event or sale?
  • Have a job change or life event that's newsy?

We'd love to hear from you!

Please contact Jessica Hoelzel by email with your submission, following the FSIM Online Newsletter Content Guidelines.

Next newsletter deadline: 5/21/13.

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