July 15, 2014
It is Tuesday, and you know what that means! Featured shop of the week! Next stop, Vintage Karma in Tuscola!
Vintage Karma is a little shop that was created in 2007 in Pennsylvania by Laura and Ainslie. However, they decided to move the shop to Tuscola, Illinois shortly after that, and reopened in April 2012. Since then the tattoo parlor became a little shop for homemade goods and jewelry, and a place to get beautifully done tattoos that will last a lifetime! The name Vintage Karma was created because of the meaning of each word. Vintage meaning something old, while Karma means the future result of a past action. The words together bring the meaning of what the store has to offer. It is a reflection of the artistic styles and the warming atmosphere that the shop feels like. It is always a bonus that people love the name and it sounds pretty awesome, as well!
You might think Vintage Karma is just a regular tattoo parlor, but no way! There are numerous handmade goods that is available for purchase. You can find jewelry made by Susan Harbourt Designs, and other funky gift items that you can give to your loved ones. Either way, I guarantee you will get a feel of the place and like the essence of the entire store. Next time you pass this little shop on your way home in Tuscola, stop on by and look at what goods are available. Maybe even get a tattoo from Ainslie or Laura!
In Person: 110 W. Sale St. Tuscola, Il 61953
Tuesday – Saturday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
By Phone: (217)253-2553
|PS...tell Ainslie and Laura that Susan and Sam sent you!|
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January 04, 2021
When you complete a big accomplishment, and you are asked how you did, do you normally focus on what you did wrong...or do you celebrate what you did well?
I admit that I have a habit of dwelling on what I didn't do as well as I had wanted. Sometimes I even get on a fixation loop of replaying my mistakes in my head. But what I have learned is that this is not a productive behavior and can lead to anxiety and depression.
What I have started to do is focus on what I did well and acknowledge that first. Then instead of looking at my errors as mistakes, I view them as areas of improvement instead of calling them failures. For every area of improvement that I identify, I assign a new action or make a plan to improve so that maybe I don't repeat that behavior or pattern in the future.
Today I want you to reflect on 2020. Push those negative thoughts aside.
January 03, 2021
Every great movie has a great soundtrack that accompanies it. The music sets the stage for the emotions of every scene. It pulls you in, your heart syncs with the rhythm of the beat, and you will connect with the moment and really feel the emotion more deeply than if there was no music.
Visualize this: If you could write your movie, the way you would want it to look, what would the story be?
January 02, 2021
The ability to relate and to connect, sometimes in odd and yet striking fashion, lies at the very heart of any creative use of the mind, no matter in what field or discipline.
-George J Seidel
Welcome to Day 2 of my 30 Day Challenge: Cultivate Creativity and Nurture Joy. Today we will look at connecting with yourself using a sensory scan.
To begin this challenge, simply sit down. You can do this exercise anywhere you are that is a safe place to just sit and exist for a few moments.
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