Purple is the New Red: Help Calm Your Christmas Woes

For many of us, the Christmas season is just as maddening as it is joyful.

From the rush to purchase the rights gifts, to the stress involved with making plans with loved ones, the hustle and bustle of the holidays can overwhelm us with negativity. A time for celebration, peace, and harmony, some years seems to be everything but.

How can we truly enjoy the magic of Christmas when a wall of stress and anxiety is constantly being constructed around us?

It’s time to break through that wall.

Only you truly know how to best succeed at this incredibly difficult task, but we have a tool that can help. A tool that will provide you and your guests with a calming aura that will diffuse their tension. It is not a fancy spiritual device or a harsh artificial chemical, but rather a creation of nature itself. For thousands of years, peoples from all across the globe have used lavender to relieve mental and emotional tensions within their lives. Lavender has a natural energy that lends itself to beings around it, creating peaceful atmospheres and calming minds. Christmas is supposed to be about love and tranquility, and this is what lavender provides.

This Christmas, use lavender  everywhere  you can.

Hang dried lavender like mistletoe, spray lavender water to give your tree a fresh scent, bake edible lavender into your holiday meal, give lavender essence as a gift to a friend or family member, or as your personal gift from Santa. Let its brilliant scent, energy and color replace the hectic and aggressive side of your Christmas.

Let purple become the new red.

We have everything you need to get started. Here at Inspired Living’s very own Beachwood Center for Wellbeing, we grow our own beautiful  lavender, and use it to create a variety of powerful homemade products. Click here to view our store page, and take a huge step forward in easing your Christmas woes!

New Website, Brings New Chapter

sermons_slider-compressor

With the launch of our newest website, we are excited to announce even more great things around the corner. Our online Inspirited Living course along with a bunch of great tools will unite a diverse group of people from all over the world. Once again, you will be able to purchase products created by out inspirited community, and such investments from you will reflect in the regular posts keeping the community apprised of their endeavors and successes.

By |February 12th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Albert Hadley – Interior Designer

Albert Hadley

“Decoration is really about creating a quality of life, and a beauty in that life that nourishes the soul, that makes life beautiful. That’s what all this is about, not just what’s in and what’s out.” -Albert Hadley

When it comes to designers of residential interiors endowed with savoir faire, elegance and livability there are few firms whose names come to mind so immediately as Parish-Hadley Associates. Albert Hadley, with his partner of twenty-five years and fellow Hall of Fame member “Sister” Parish, is responsible for transforming countless rooms of many houses into very personal, highly individual and eminently comfortable spaces.

Hadley recalls his early life in the South as an influence on his interiors. Born in Nashville, Tennessee he is a graduate of the Parsons School of Design in New York and has taught there and in Paris. Mr. Hadley established his own design firm before joining McMillen Inc. And in 1962, he established his long association with Mrs. Parish.

In 1999 Albert Hadley closed the doors of Parish-Hadley and once again began his own firm, Albert Hadley, Incorporated. Albert Hadley is defined by his keen sense of architectural detail and proportion; his carefully edited decorative schemes, sustained sense of tradition, combined with an inexhaustible curiosity for the new. His goal he says “is to help clients realize more than they thought possible within the framework of their own tastes.”

During his distinguished career, Mr. Hadley has designed interiors for Ambassador and Mrs. Henry Grunwald, former Vice President and Mrs. Albert Gore, Dr. and Mrs. Patrick Maxwell, Diane Sawyer and Mike Nichols, and Mrs. Vincent Astor.

The Work of Parish-Hadley Associates:

A Grand Living Room A Romantic Bedroom An Elegant Dining Room A Masculine Study A 19th-Century Living Room

By |April 4th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Eckhart Tolle – Theologian

Eckhart Tolle

Theologian

Eckhart is a spiritual teacher and author who was born in Germany and educated at the Universities of London and Cambridge. At the age of 29, a profound inner transformation radically changed the course of his life. The next few years were devoted to understanding, integrating and deepening that transformation, which marked the beginning of an intense inward journey. Later, he began to work in London with individuals and small groups as a counselor and spiritual teacher. Since 1995 he has lived in Vancouver, Canada. Eckhart Tolle is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Power of Now (translated into 33 languages) and the highly acclaimed follow-up A New Earth, which are widely regarded as two of the most influential spiritual books of our time.

Eckhart’s profound yet simple teachings have already helped countless people throughout the world find inner peace and greater fulfillment in their lives. At the core of the teachings lies the transformation of consciousness, a spiritual awakening that he sees as the next step in human evolution. An essential aspect of this awakening consists in transcending our ego-based state of consciousness. This is a prerequisite not only for personal happiness but also for the ending of violence on our planet.

Eckhart is a sought-after public speaker and teaches and travels extensively throughout the world. Many of his talks, intensives and retreats are published on CD and DVD. Most of the teachings are given in English, but occasionally Eckhart also gives talks in German and Spanish. Eckhart is also a pioneer in using technology to disseminate his teachings. Through EckhartTolleTV.com, he gives monthly talks, live meditations and answers questions from viewers. In addition to The Power of Now and A New Earth, Eckhart has written a book designed for meditative reading entitled Stillness Speaks. A book consisting of selections from The Power of Now is also available, entitled Practicing the Power of Now.

By |April 4th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bill Langan – Yachtsman

Langan Design Associates, Inc. was founded by Bill Langan in 1997. At the young age of 25, Langan made a name for himself in the yachting world when the 20th century’s most distinguished american naval architect Olin Stephens appointed him Chief Designer of Sparkman & Stephens, a position Stephens had held himself for 50 years. Langan didn’t waste any time helping the semi-retired Stephens draft the lines for Freedom, the last 12-metre class yacht to win the America’s Cup for the United States.

After almost 25 years as Chief Designer, Langan decided to open his own design firm. His vision for his new office was quality over quantity. With this in mind he assembled a boutique firm of the best designers and naval architects to create the most exceptional yachts.

Within a few short weeks Langan Design’s first commission was on the drawing boards. Launched to international acclaim in 2001, the 130′ ketch Victoria of Strathearn won the International Super Yacht Design Award in her class. Not bad for design #1.

Langan Design’s second commission, the IMS Maxi Sagamore anchored the firm’s credentials in the performance yacht market. The 78′ Sagamore won line honors at the Newport-Bermuda race in 2000. She finished first at the Antigua Race Week only days later.

Following these early successes the firm has continued to design world-class yachts of all size, culminating in 2006 with the launch of the three-masted 310′ luxury schooner EOS, the largest private sailing yacht in the world at the time.

Sadly after thirteen years at the helm, Bill Langan passed away following a two year battle with Leukemia. One of his last designs, the three-deck 145′ motor yacht Calliope was awarded the 2011 World Super Yacht Award. Just months before his death, Bill was awarded the distinguished Leadership Award by the International Superyacht Society (ISS) and was recognized by his peers for his outstanding contributions to the standards, prestige and character of the luxury yachting industry.

After Bill’s passing in 2010, his three former associates, Tony Ferrer, Sam Howell, and Tom Degrémont took over the firm’s operations under a new name, Langan Design Partners, LLC. Just as Bill Langan was trusted in continuing the heritage of the legendary Olin Stephens, the three partners are committed to building upon Bill’s legacy by designing world-class custom yachts with the same integrity, passion and attention to detail that Bill demonstrated.

By |April 1st, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Frederick Law Olmsted – Landscape Architect

Frederick Law Olmsted

“We want a ground to which people may easily go when the day’s work is done, and where they may stroll for an hour, seeing, hearing, and feeling nothing of the bustle and jar of the streets where they shall, in effect, find the city put far away from them…”  -Frederick Law Olmsted

One of the greatest champions of the City Beautiful movement was Frederick Law Olmsted (1822 – 1903). The City Beautiful movement emerged in the late 1850s as a result of the revolution of cities in America. Olmsted was the leading landscape architect of the post-Civil War generation, and has long been acknowledged as the founder of American landscape architecture.

Through several connections gained as a columnist with the New Yorker, Olmsted was able to become the Superintendent of Central Park, New York City, in 1857, early in the development of the park project. In 1861, Olmsted obtained a leave of absence from his duties at Central Park so that he could serve as the Executive Secretary of United States Sanitary Commission, an early version of the Red Cross, which was responsible for aiding the well being of the soldiers of the Union Army during the Civil War. While in New York he also worked on the following projects: Prospect Park (1865-1873), Chicago’s Riverside subdivision, Buffalo’s park system (1868-1876), and the Niagara Reservation at Niagara Falls (1887).

In 1883, he departed New York City and relocated to Brookline, Massachusetts with his practice. Olmsted had begun work on a park system for the City of Boston; eventually he focused much of his time on the Emerald Necklace. This along with his work on the design of the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago were among the last of Olmsted’s projects.

His papers are now housed in the Library of Congress, while the Olmsted National Historic site preserves the drawings and plans for much of Olmsted and his firm’s body of work.

The Work of Frederick Law Olmsted:

Emerald Necklace - Boston, Mass. Boston Public Garden - Boston, Mass. Central Park - New York, NYCentral Park Boathouse - New York, NYWest Campus of Washington State’s Capitol

By |April 4th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments