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>Happy Halloween!

In Uncategorized on October 31, 2009 at 8:42 pm

> The roots of Halloween are fascinating in that they come from the ancient Gaelic festival known as Samhain, translated as “summer’s end, which is super cool, but, the even cooler fact, Halloween represents the switchover from the “lighter half” of the year, to the “darker half.” The approaching winter and it’s darkness as Goethe put it allows us “to hold it all” to enter the rich conversation with mother earth and go inward, to gestate the next planting.

As Halloween blows through this weekend, as the traditions rage, as we switch from light and move into the dark, take this moment to seize the opportunity to own what you need to own, to fearlessly step into the darker part of the year, and to grow into the grounded darkness of your truest self.

Mark Halloween as your harvest time, and absolutely reap what you have sown. If your harvest is sweet, treasure your efforts. If it is sour, treasure your efforts. Remembering the lesson. In the planting we learn, in the harvest we grow and no matter what, there is absolutely always a new season to begin again.

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>It’s Harvest Time!

In Uncategorized on October 29, 2009 at 7:00 am

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Whatever it is you’ve been feeding and nurturing, or starving and avoiding, it’s harvest time. This is the week to do it, in the glowing ritual of Halloween.

It’s been one trying 2009. Inspiring news has been scarce. People everywhere are underwater in all aspects of their lives. It has most certainly been the year of our collective discontent.

If you are like me, you may have been stressing out at the beginning of the year but you made a choice, you stopped watching the news, stopped believing in the doom and gloom, and claimed the downturn as a marker. A marker that this would be the best thing that could ever have happened, that winter would give way to spring awakenings, and the I of our illness and distress would give way to the We of wellness and abundance.

Through the winter we stayed in and took stock, we held tight to our loved ones and as often as we could we remained grounded in the truth. We commiserated with neighbors, we huddled on facebook and we jumped into the vast ocean of anxiety moving out into the deeper waters.

When spring started thawing into place we found space and breathing room to take tepid steps forward. Remembering that even though it required effort, we could grow a new way of being, we could plant new seeds and those seeds could bear fruit.

In our new paradigm, Spring unfolded and those seeds took root and burst into seedlings, as we tipped our toes into summer they matured and we watered what needed watering and weeded the crap that was running amok in our environments.

Over the long hot summer they grew thick and strong, and now, as summer roars to an end, our troops stand waiting. Glistening in the sun, a brilliant answer to the spring plantings promise; offering the opportunity for a feast.

The roots of Halloween are fascinating in that they come from the ancient Gaelic festival known as Samhain, translated as “summer’s end, which is super cool, but, the even cooler fact, Halloween represents the switchover from the “lighter half” of the year, to the “darker half.” The approaching winter and it’s darkness as Goethe put it allows us “to hold it all” to enter the rich conversation with mother earth and go inward, to gestate the next planting.

As Halloween blows through this weekend, as the traditions rage, as we switch from light and move into the dark, take this moment to seize the opportunity to own what you need to own, to fearlessly step into the darker part of the year, and to grow into the grounded darkness of your truest self.

Mark Halloween as your harvest time, and absolutely reap what you have sown. If your harvest is sweet, treasure your efforts. If it is sour, treasure your efforts. Remembering the lesson. In the planting we learn, in the harvest we grow and no matter what, there is absolutely always a new season to begin again.

Sourced from The Bare Melcessities newsletter written by Melanie Lutz.

>Define Success for Yourself!

In Uncategorized on October 27, 2009 at 8:11 pm

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No one knows the full story. No one is in charge of how you need to feel. No one is holding you prisoner.

Go out and listen to your heart.

Be grateful for the gifts you have been given.

Celebrate your accomplishments.

Live in the light of that truth.

Report back!

>Harley Men Love The Bare Melcessities.

In Uncategorized on October 26, 2009 at 9:51 pm

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Check out Harley Davidson on the road.

Remember to live free!

Get the support you need to go deeper.

THE BARE MELCESSITIES is available at Amazon.

Check out the website www.thebaremelcessities.com

>Future Media Mogul.

In Uncategorized on October 22, 2009 at 5:40 pm

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PBS KIDS – Little Viv from Melanie Lutz on Vimeo.

Fascinating how mesmerizing television can be.

music: “Carpe Diem” by Aldebert

Thanks to the terrific artists and educators that work on Sesame Street. We love you.

>Christmas Came Early!

In Uncategorized on October 22, 2009 at 1:33 am

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Behind the scenes from my recent The Bare Melcessities Holiday shoot with everyone’s favorite min pin Blake O’Malley!

Yes, we said screw you, 90 degree So Cal weather, and busted out the Christ-mas Kringle-ing.

Check back for exciting holiday themed book campaign. Coming soon!

Remember nothing says Happy Holidays with love than a brand spanking new copy of the soulful Bare Mel.

Pictured… The Piano Man (Richard Berman), Mr. Butter (Bill Miltenberger), Authoress (Melanie Lutz), Everyone’s favorite Min Pin (Blake O’Malley)

ps. If anyone needs to book stellar min pin for an upcoming catalog shoot, will happily put you in touch with Blake’s agent. Mr. Butter.

pps. does anyone think Blake’s going for a little “elbow tittie” feel?

Get the support you need to go deeper.

THE BARE MELCESSITIES is available at Amazon.

Check out the website www.thebaremelcessities.com

>Calling All Divorcee’s!!

In Uncategorized on October 20, 2009 at 7:41 pm

>Time to unload your divorce stories!

THE BARE MELCESSITIES Scary Divorce Story Contest

It’s time to put the horror behind you.

Send us your divorce story, we’ll pick the top three, and celebrate in high style.

info@thebaremel.com.

Congratulations! You’ve lived to tell the tale.

Thanks for sharing.

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Get the support you need to go deeper.

THE BARE MELCESSITIES is available at Amazon.

Check out the website www.thebaremelcessities.com

>Scary Divorce Story Contest.

In Uncategorized on October 20, 2009 at 3:25 am

>Calling all horror, I mean, divorce stories!

THE BARE MELCESSITIES Scary Divorce Story Contest

It’s time to put the horror behind you.

Send us your divorce story, we’ll pick the top three, and celebrate in high style.

info@thebaremel.com.

Congratulations!

You’ve lived to tell the tale.

Thanks for sharing.

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Get the support you need to go deeper.

THE BARE MELCESSITIES is available at Amazon.

Check out the website www.thebaremelcessities.com

>We All Hit A Wall Sometimes.

In Uncategorized on October 19, 2009 at 10:35 pm

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Tackling limiting beliefs takes courage, it takes love, and it most certainly takes some tears.

Woodie Guthrie described the blues as “ain’t nothing but a good man feeling sad.”

Get the support you need to go deeper.

THE BARE MELCESSITIES is available at Amazon.

Check out the website www.thebaremelcessities.com

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>Life Goes By Fast.

In Uncategorized on October 19, 2009 at 10:01 pm

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STAY GROUNDED.

“The grounded self can accept comments, can understand the
context in which advice is offered, can even establish the
necessary boundaries to take the words in. A centered self
can respond, react, evaluate and utilize input. The crazed
self has no business even trying.”

Excerpted from Melanie Lutz’s THE BARE MELCESSITIES, Breakthrough chapter, available at Amazon.