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April 2019   

Designing Your Home, Office and Life 
with Vision Boards!
~  Julie Ann Segal

Tuesday, July 16, 2019  

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Networking and Socializing
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Meeting and Program
(Note time change) 

15000 Minnetonka Boulevard, Minnetonka, MN 55345
(952) 935-2202

Members $0 admission and supply fee* 
Non-Members admission $27.00 and supply fee*

*  Supply Fee of $12.00 for all participants is due the night of the class and payable directly to Julie Ann Segal. This is no ordinary Vision Board class - get ready to bring your intentions to life with Julie Ann's creativity, quality materials and your vision. Participants are asked to bring 3 or more magazines to share with class. 

Register Early!!  Participants will receive a Dream Sheet worksheet ahead of class to fill out and bring with them to class for a head start on clarity.

Designing Your Home and Life with Vision Boards

In this class, Designing Your Home and Life with Vision Boards, in Julie Ann's Change Your Space, Change Your Life Series, she will guide you to go deeper into discovery about thinking about your home; what it feels and looks like. Even as Feng Shui experts we sometimes don't take the time to re-evaluate our own spaces.  This is a good opportunity to focus on you!

What is a vision board?

A vision board is surface to display images on that represent what you want for your life. It's one of the many tools that can help you to visualize your intentions and get you into the right frame of mind to achieve them. Vision boards can include images, drawings, photographs or words.

Creating a vision board is a process of discovery. We all want more or less of something.  More money, less stress.  More romance, less conflict.  More career advancement, less health worries. During this class you are going to figure out what you want more of and what you want less of.

You'll learn more about how you'd like your home to look and feel, and how that connects with what you want for your life. At the end of the class, you'll leave with:

=      Clarity
=      Creative ideas
=      A fresh perspective
=      Opportunities for change

PLUS, you'll have a tangible visual representation of your goals and desires, to hold the energy of your intentions and inspire you. With your Vision Board and your fresh Feng Shui design perspective, you can align your space with what you truly desire.  It can really make a difference!

For the greater part of her 30+ year career, Julie Ann Segal has been an Interior Designer and Feng Shui Consultant helping people create the homes and businesses of their dreams. In 1992, she opened her own firm, Metro Interiors, with her motto being "change your space, change your life." 

A Certified Infinite Possibilities trainer, Julie Ann has studied under Mike Dooley, creator and author of Notes from the Universe and The New York Times best seller, Infinite Possibilities. 

With her range of knowledge and expertise, Julie Ann partners with clients to create beautiful spaces by becoming mindful of their desires and using intention to support their visions. Taking projects from start to finish, Julie Ann and team aim to make the process as enjoyable as possible. 

From concepts to reality, Julie Ann will be your guide. With access to quality contractors and product resources for all interior design needs: from Lighting to Flooring, Wall Coverings to Window Treatments, Furniture, Accessories, Art and more, in a variety of price ranges and styles, you can be sure to find the interior design products and services just the right fit to make the vision for your space - and your life - come alive.

Register Now!

(1.5 CEU Credit) 

From Physician to Healer: 
Lions and Bears and Black Mambas, Oh My!
~   Sarah Bamford Seidelmmann, M.D.
2019 FSIM April Meeting
(Recap by Deborah Miller)
Have you discovered your Core Beastie? The attendees of the 2019 FSIM April Meeting had an opportunity to do just that!

Sarah shared her transformative journey with us all in a way that we could relate, using humor and sharing personal experiences. As a member of the audience - I was drawn in by the
honesty and compassion of her story. She also shared information about how we each could go
on our own hero journey to discover our own Beasties (spirit animals).

We were invited to experience for ourselves the wisdom that can be derived from our spirit
animals. We each spent time as both Shaman and wisdom seeker, working together with
partners, finding guidance in the animal cards that we had drawn for ourselves.

In the closing ceremonial circle, we thanked the Beaties for their wisdom and blessed the
information that was shared while being accompanied by a subtle heartbeat drumming. 

Thank you Sarah, for creating a such a memorable experience for us all!

Sarah Bamford Seidelmann, M.D. has trained at the Martha Beck Institute and Michael Harner's
Foundation for Shamanic Studies, and is author of Swimming with Elephants (Conari Press,
2017) and The Book of Beasties: Your A to Z Guide to the Illuminating Wisdom of Spirit
Animals. (Sounds True 2018). For more information, visit followyourfeelgood.com.

Meet your FSIM Board Members!
Spotlight on Sonia Ellis

Sonia Ellis: FSIM Board Secretary

I was born and raised in Montevideo, Uruguay by British born parents. I have one younger brother (who lives in Uruguay with his family) and an older half sister (who lives in Australia with her family).

I moved to the United States in 2005 with my husband, Josh, our then college bound daughter,
Maggie and our 7-month old daughter, Isabella. Maggie studied at UNLV for five years and then
moved back to the Twin Cities. By then we already had another daughter, Angelina.

Our family home is a 107-year old house in St. Anthony Park, St. Paul. Maggie and her "manfriend" Kevin live in Woodbury.

In 2008 a Wind and Water student "feng shuied" our home, and although I had heard/read about
Feng Shui before, I was hooked! I attended Wind and Water and graduated in 2010. I love this
fascinating art, have done consultations, practice many of its rituals and keep in contact with many Feng Shui consultants.

My time is still mostly devoted to tending to our family but I do a lot of volunteer work at our church and our girl's school. I am also an online customer service person for a health product site.

It is an honor to be part of the FSIM Board. Thank you for our trust and friendship.
Courtesy of
FSIM Board of Directors
Feng Shui Institute of the Midwest
FSIM C3 Circle Spring Equinox Celebration
In Gratitude for YOU!
Our Spring Equinox C3 Circle Gathering was well attended by Feng Shui members and friends to hear Amy Randy give us a glimpse into Astrology. Astrology is a complex topic, yet Amy gave us valuable insights to ponder. She shared what is occurring right now and explained the meanings of some of the signs, aspects and houses in a natal chart. 
Amy said, "2019 will be a serious year. There will be unrest worldwide. In order to counteract the energy, do as much good as you are able in the beginning of the year. Do service to others and be upbeat and creative. The astrological map tells us to DO, be active, exercise, and get out into nature. Commune with Mother Earth." Thank you Amy for sharing your wealth of knowledge, we appreciate having you be part of the Feng Shui community.
Thank you to everyone who came for the evening C3 circle and who participated in making the blanket drive for Bridging a success! Not only did we collect donated blankets, we also received a mattress/box spring, end tables & coffee table and a large area rug that was delivered to Bridging for clients in need. Job well done! Keep clearing your clutter all year long - remember less is more!
Enjoy the budding spring weather and we hope to see you all at the Summer Solstice Bonfire gathering on June 21st!
Member Classes/Workshops 
To post your classes or events in the next
newsletter, please contact Victoria at: Newsletter@FSIM.org

 Change Your Space - Change Your Life - A New Class Series with   Julie Ann Segal

Decorating the "Fun" Shui Way
 Saturday, May 11, 2019
 9:30am - 1:00pm

Designing Your Home and Life With Vision Boards
Saturday, October 26, 2019
9:30am - 1:00pm

 Health, Wealth & Relationship Workshop
 Michele Heisler

April 25, 6:45-8:15 PM
 Cook & Henriksen Chiropractic, 529 2nd St, Hudson, WI 54016

Healthy living starts with your home. Learn tips to create spaces that support your health, increase your abundance and improve your relationships!

 Save the 2019 Dates  
2019 FSIM Quarterly Meetings: (Open to the public, free to members)  
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - Julie Ann Segal, Vision Boards  

Saturday, October  5, 2019  - Chinese Garden Tour with Linda Mealy Lohman
 2019 FSIM Special Events:

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - William Meader, Topic TBD

2019 FSIM Community Circle Events:

Friday, June 21, 2019 - Summer Solstice - Bonfire in Circle Pines, 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Friday, September 20, 2019 - Fall Equinox - Bonfire in St. Paul, 6:30 - 9:00 pm

2019 FSIM  Volunteering Opportunities:

Volunteering at Bridging
Thursday, August 15, 2019, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Roseville Warehouse, 1730 Terrace Dr, Roseville, MN 55113

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