There are probably many people around you who feel less confident than they may seem on the surface. Step off the mat and get to know your expressive side as you learn how to tap into your creative instincts and connect to your practice in a joyful, expressive and creative way. Through creative exploration and expressive arts youa€™ll be given a unique opportunity to a€?goosea€™ all that charges your life and kindles your creativity.
Come join this truly shape-shifting three week seminar where we will facilitate a space for you to focus your thoughts and develop your vision and define your purpose. Invite this four week seminar on discovering and developing your creative process into your life. One-on-one coaching and consulting that re-kindles intuition, creativity and creative flow; enriching your personal and work life. Reconnect to nature and spirit by realigning with your role as a creative conduit and cultivate wholeness in a fragmented world through the use of vibration, sound, toning, drumming, journeying and movement.
Redefine your relationship and understanding of creative flow through body spirit movement, improvisation, drumming, sound and play. Explore the possibilities of our problems as being a sacred medium for creative solutions through innovative collaboration, group brainstorming, focused intent and vision.
Discover and explore a cutting edge and visionary approach to business, economy and commerce as a path of awakening through redefining business as intentional enterprise. Using the ancient wisdom of indigenous peoples, we raise positive vibration and promote healing for ourselves and for each other using Djembe drums.
A delightfully inspiring experience that melds collaboration and creative expression with mindful observation of nature.
I'm 18 years old.When I was born there were only about 100 known cases of Moebius Syndrome in the world. Sadly, many people, too wrapped up in their own lives, don't realise the realities of poverty in The UK, assuming it is their own fault. Cultivate community, playfulness and perspective as we celebrate the relationship between mind, body and creative spirit as a way of life.
Set your life intentions while surrounded by nature as we explore creative story, body movement and create unique vision boards. All this talk of creativity and ita€™s quite possible, most folks dona€™t even know what creativity even is- let alone think they have it! A Sanskrit word for circle, the mandala is often a repetitive, concentric geometric design. We will tap into and explore the edges of creativity through writing, drawing, movement, music, sound, play and more. A profound life altering journey that sets the groundwork for understanding how one creates and navigates through the world in an artFULLY way.
Gift yourself time and space, to reflect and create amongst other compassionate women, just like you! During our retreat, we'll explore different ways to play, express and move through the world.
The act of creating mandalas aid in creating a sacred space to focus, meditate, heal and be exposed to our natural creative flow. A profound and life altering journey that sets the groundwork for understanding how one navigates through the world. Youa€™ll have well-deserved opportunities to dis-connect from everyday life in order to re-connect with your inner nature, surrounded by the beauty of sun and sea. Finally I was able to go home, but I had problems feeding and lost a lot of weight, so I had to go back into hospital.A When I was about nine months old I had two operations to correct my crossed eyes.
Lotus and the Butterfly Womena€™s Grief Retreat is a collaboration between Drama Specialist, Sally Kinka, Grief Therapist (TBA) and Expressive Artist and Creative Process facilitator Annelies Gentile. Well, leta€™s just get down to brass tacks and talk about What the Bleep Creativity really is and really isna€™t. Mandalas were used in ancient traditions for the same reasons and show up in architecture, art and in nature. Side effects definitely include giggling, happiness, artistic expression, bursts of spontaneous dancing, cool new friends, oh, and nap-time yogaaah. Wea€™ll explore and retreat through story, music, movement, writing, yoga, meditation and visual art. Wea€™ll explore and retreat through guided experiences of movement, writing, story, play, yoga, meditation, visual art and finding inspiration through Mother Nature. The whole problem is that the greedy few take far more than they need, leaving the rest of us struggling.We ask you, - who really needs more money than they can possibly spend?
Side effects may include giggling, happiness, artistic expression, bursts of spontaneous dancing, cool new friends, oh, and naptime yoga nidra. Take this time to un-plug from technology, connect with human beings and be free to be YOU! It upset me greatly, as I couldn't understand why people made fun of me and made me feel so different. Primary school is meant to be fun, but for me, school was associated with insults, teasing, crying, and my parents' obvious inability to understand - how could they, neither of them have Moebius.A When I was seven years old, I had my third operation, the first attempt of doctors to correct my non-responsive mouth.
The Mark, the currency of Germany's value was not competitive in the international currency and the economic fabric became miserable with poverty, unemployment and other economic problemsIn 1931, Hitler came to power with his intrigues and Nazi propaganda.
It took nine hours for them to cut out a portion of the muscle in my left thigh and transplant it into my cheek. He established a racial regime where top position was given to blue eyed Aryan race of Germans .Where as Jews and blacks were given low position.
Associating with Jews was not felt good and they were forced to surrender their property and send to areas where poverty and unemployment were the social outcomes. Come one, come all and leta€™s get to the bottom of this crazy freaky phenomenon called creativity!! It was the first time I could use the left side of my mouth and my smile has so far been the greatest gift I have ever received.I had several operations later on to try and sculpt my lip. He encouraged to multiply the children of German race and given clear instructions to avoid the marriages with the Jews.
MOVE FORWARD TO 2014: Disillusioned with Capitalism and Socialism,A Nigel Farage joined a small party called UKIP. My speech grew worse, as I continued to find it hard to pronounce letters such as 'b' and 'p', even pronouncing my last name, 'Boffa', was difficult. Through his attractive speeches, he got a wide following all over The UK.The economy is struggling, and through the ConDem's policies, there is widespread poverty, unemployment and economic problems. She has great conformation, exceptional movement and is the happiest dog I have ever owned. It upset me greatly when people were not able to understand what I was saying, and it still does sometimes.A High school was a completely different experience.
A A Despite what he says, Nigel Farage and his cohorts are racist, indeed, the name United Kingdom Independence Party says it all - The British for the British!
Her job as a therapy dog for an 83 yr old woman that had is stroke is one she takes very seriously. Even though there were the occasional taunts, I was able to adjust and relax.A When I was 14 I was diagnosed with clinical depression. We continually have Home Health therapists in daily and she greets each of them then quietly goes to her spot to watch everything that goes on. She accompanies me into the chicken coop and is great with the chickens as well as with her cat ( yes her cat that she found in a ditch). She passed her Herding Instinct testing at 5 months of age and now working on her Canine Good Citizen certification. I felt like an outcast.A I began seeing a psychiatrist every couple of weeks and taking medication.
I have owned and worked with many breeds of dogs and Arya is by far one of the most intelligent, willing and trainable. My depression was hard to deal with but now that I have finished school and am starting university I think I have finally beaten it - my dosage has been largely reduced and I see my doctor less and less.A The last operation I had was just over two years ago. My left eye had been bothering me, it was unable to blink and was always getting infected through dust blowing into it. It was a political earthquake!A Less than 12 weeks earlier, Winston Churchill (pictured right) had announced the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany. I would totally recommend PATCHWORK SHEPHERDS and have friends now that have bought puppies from here as well and all of them are as wonderful as Arya.
Churchill wanted his wartime coalition to continue until Japan too had been defeated, but was not unduly dismayed when his Labour ministers insisted that the country be offered a choice.


Even though my eye still gets heavy and droops sometimes, anything beats having dust in it.A More surgery is a possibility, and my family encourage me to make my own decisions, but for the moment, I am happy and confident.
The Prime Minister called the election for early July, confident that the British people would back the greatest hero of the hour. Of all Churchill's colossal misjudgments, that was probably the most egregious!A The voters wanted an end to wartime austerity, and no return to prewar economic depression.
A He said, "she is really a love," and described her gentleness and cuddling even from the get-go. Three years earlier, in the darkest days of the war, they had been offered a tantalising glimpse of how things could be in the bright dawn of victory. A She is very playful with her 'brothers' (two older choc labs), but is extremely responsive to me and is my 'watcher.' A No matter where I am, she is A watching over me.
I have friends and family who love and support me, and a smile which, although crooked and bulky, I use every day.A Having Moebius has been both a challenge and a blessing.
I feel that through my condition I've been able to understand so much more and to appreciate the simple things.
It offered nothing less than a cradle-to-grave welfare state.That was the great promise dangled before the British electorate in 1945. Though Churchill had presided over the planning for radical social reform, though he was a genuine hero of the masses,A the people of The UKA did not trust him to deliver the brave new world of Beveridge.There were other factors too.
A When we settle in the evening to watch a movie, she will quietly peruse the house, coming back to my side after she has checked everything out. I am proud to live with confidence and be comfortable with myself, cos hey, symmetry is really overrated, and who says a smile has to look 'perfect' or 'normal'. Sadly, many people, too wrapped up in their own lives, don't realise the realities of poverty in The UK, assuming it is their own fault. A If she could, she would hop up on my lap and sit there, just as she did when she was a fuzz-ball pup! The doctors present didna€™t know what was wrong with me, and soon after I was born I was separated from my mother and transferred to another hospital for testing.
My parents were young and I was their first child, and I can only imagine how hard it would be to go through a fairly uneventful pregnancy only to give birth to a child with undetected, unsuspected and undiagnosed problems. I had difficulties feeding, and my parents told me that I lost a lot of weight as an infant. The Mark, the currency of Germany's value was not competitive in the international currency and the economic fabric became miserable with poverty, unemployment and other economic problemsIn 1931, Hitler came to power with his intrigues and Nazi propaganda.
A diagnosis of Moebius Syndrome finally came when I was about four months old.A About three-quarters of my face is paralysed.
It was serendipity that brought you all the way over the mountains on Monday so we could get her!Also a couple of short videos if you're interested. While I can move the right side of my face relatively easily, there are limitations in what I can do.
I have a crooked smile, a deformed tongue and overlapping toes; problems drinking, eating and cleaning my teeth.
I was just getting to the serious stage ofshopping for a black coated GSD to raise for my own pet and protection dogwhen my nephew T.J. I have been told that in the future, my face may droop because muscles dona€™t work properly or well enough to hold up my features. But at the moment, these are minor difficulties or prospects that I can overcome and work with.A I had my first surgery (to correct my strabismus) when I was around nine months old. I have worn glasses since I was about one year old, and the surgery helped to straighten my vision. I also wore patches until I was about five to correct my lazy eye.When I was seven, I had my first plastic reconstructive surgery, in which my surgeon transplanted a piece of the gracilis muscle from my left thigh into my left cheek.
BlackJack (Zoey x Drake 2009) is doing fine, being a good boy that loves to be around us (Right now he is under my desk sleeping at my feet). It was a major operation that took nine hours, and I was in hospital for about two weeks afterwards.
I dona€™t remember very much about the surgery or the time afterwards, but I know it had a significant impact on my life. I could a€?smilea€?.A Since that operation, I have had several more revisional surgeries on my mouth and left eye. We had many family gattering and other partys and he is always good around people in the house. My speech has improved, as has my ability to eat and drink.A Around the time I had the last operation on my mouth, I also had a gold weight implanted in my left eyelid. My left eye is more affected by Moebius than my right, and could only close about three-quarters of the way. As a result it would get tired and Ia€™d have eye infections and conjunctivitis quite frequently. I recently needed to have the weight removed as it was causing me a few problems, and am currently resting my eyes and waiting to recover completely.A A Until I was thirteen, I had no real idea of why I had paralysis and why I couldna€™t do certain things. Ia€™m sure my parents told me about Moebius, but their understanding of it is not extensive.
When I was little, I even thought that I was adopted and that my biological parents were people who looked exactly like me. I was just different.A Much of the information I found on the Internet was very repetitive. Each site just gave the same list of the same symptoms, and I got tired of reading them over and over.
When my kid gets around to it she will send you pictures, sorry Ia€™m not the computer savvy one. Yet even though the information was repetitive, I found myself with more knowledge of Moebius than Ia€™d ever had before. My interest only increased when in Year 9 I joyfully discovered that my schoola€™s Science textbook had a whole half page dedicated to Moebius Syndrome! My teacher asked me to speak to the class about Moebius, and I felt that in some small way I was really helping people to learn about and to understand facial palsy.A Once I started reading personal stories, I really wanted to write my own.
Even though I was young, I felt like I had the potential to help parents and people affected by Moebius.
With my dada€™s help, I submitted stories to various support websites and had several published, and I got a few responses from people telling me how useful they found my experiences. These responses amazed me, as I was a bit doubtful of how much I could help others.A However, the most significant thing occurred in Year 8, when I was asked to present two speeches on my experiences a€“ one to the entire school, and one to the Year 12 class who would graduate before I spoke to the rest of the students. I was thirteen and very nervous, but even to this day I feel like it was one of the greatest opportunities Ia€™ve had to get Moebius and facial palsy out there.
Several of my fellow students sent me emails and letters telling me how much they appreciated my speeches and how much theya€™d learnt about tolerance and physical difference. Thank you again for Morgan, she is a gem, here is her 9 week picture (the ear did come down).
They have such an ability to inspire audiences to think and to change, and I truly hope that my small speech was able to do that.A Each person has their own set of challenges. For much of my childhood and adolescence, I saw Moebius as something awful, something that I a€?suffered froma€?. I couldna€™t see that I am a€?livinga€? with Moebius, and that while it makes up a big part of who I am it does not define me.
For a while, I was only able to see the difficulties that Moebius Syndrome and facial palsy are accompanied by. When someone asked me what was a€?wronga€? with me or why I had Moebius, all I knew to say was that I was a€?born with ita€? a€“ I never thought to say anything about how I live with it. I was very sensitive, and not knowing much about Moebius didna€™t really help the situation. I let people get to me very easily, and for a long time I gave in to their insults and stares and saw myself as ugly and different. I couldna€™t see a€“ and maybe I didna€™t want to see a€“ that Moebius Syndrome is a blessing, not a curse.A I was brought up in a religious family, and ever since I can remember my parents have told me that God gave me Moebius Syndrome because He knew that I was strong enough to handle it. Of course, I have asked a€?whya€?, but my questions have never turned into angry sentiments. I put that down to my parentsa€™ influence, and in a way, not resenting God has helped me to grow in faith.A Moebius Syndrome is a blessing to me because I can see that it has given more than it has taken away.
It has provided me with a deepened sense of empathy and understanding, with compassion, with the ability to listen, with the drive to help others and to respect peoplea€™s differences. Ia€™m not denying that there have been difficult times, but they are outweighed by the great beauty and gifts that Moebius can bring.


I wanted to stop seeing myself as a victim or a sufferer, and I wanted to show others and show myself that I am not defined by my face. I am not defined by peoplea€™s stares or insults.A Moebius Syndrome has given me the opportunity to connect with some of the worlda€™s most beautiful and compassionate souls. I went from knowing of no one else with Moebius to speaking with dozens of people over the internet affected by numerous types of facial palsy.
You can only imagine my joy when I discovered that a Moebius Syndrome Foundation existed and that people with Moebius actually met at conferences. I was, for the first time, part of a community.A Prior to my diagnosis, my parents had been told that I would never be able to walk or talk.
These days, much more is known about facial palsy and about Moebius Syndrome, but misdiagnosis still occurs. Last year, I went to a plastic reconstructive surgeon to discuss any potential for future surgery and revision.
He seemed surprised when I told him I had Moebius, as hea€™d only heard of it as existing in its classic, bilateral form. He raised the possibility that I may, in fact, not have Moebius after all.This doubt made me realise that there is a lot that is still unknown about Moebius Syndrome. Right now, there are people living in disadvantaged countries or communities who do not have medical access or support. I think he will excell, and it will be good for the boys to learn how to deal with him (other than play). There are people who, right at this moment, are suffering because of the worlda€™s ignorance and intolerance.A I am proud to have facial palsy. I am proud to have Moebius Syndrome and to be part of such a vibrant and lovely community, because I believe that my having Moebius was meant to be, that without it I would not be myself.A  I believe that in some way, however small or insignificant, I can create awareness and knowledge of something that does not deserve to be overlooked or ignored any longer.
We purchased Pruett (black collar male from Zoey x Doc August '08 litter) and were so thrilled with him that we had to get another! A few weeks later we welcomed Daphne (hot pink collar female from Anna x Doc August '08 litter) into our lives.
August 8 2015 Official 2015 Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day Page Our 2014-2015 Moebiuis Syndrome Family Holiday HeroesGallery 2 Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day 2015 Video Gallery Smiling with our Hearts upon the World!
He quickly learns new commands and we are currently practicing, "seek", where we will tell him to "sit and stay" and then we go hide his ball and tell him to "seek" and he finds it. It upset me greatly, as I couldn't understand why people made fun of me and made me feel so different.
She loves to play in the snow!!She has been doing really well in the house, she is a very quick learner. I know the "puppy stage" lasts for awhile, but if it continues to go as smoothly as it has been going, it will definitely be a breeze.
She loves to play fetch and she is really good at it, which is surprising to me for her age.
She is such a sweet puppy, she is always trying to make friends with all the animals she meets, most which unfortunately haven't been too fond of her. Miah is starting to be a little friendly, not much, but like I said, Tymber is a persistant little pup and I believe that eventually they will be pals. We will be taking her on her second fishing trip tomorrow, which is always very exciting for us.
She loves playing with any kind of plants and grass- we are hoping she grows out of that stage for our landscape's sake! I feel that through my condition I've been able to understand so much more and to appreciate the simple things. Anywho, I just wanted to let you know what a great pup she is and how much Tyler and myself enjoy having her.
He is everythingA I could have ever hoped for in a German Shepherd and I am really happy that I got him.
Several people in our training class have commented on his lovely conformation as he trots across the room while playing with the other pups. He's a great dog!A Anyway, hope all is well in your part of the world and that you are enjoying the holiday season. Although I had some concerns on how Gracie would react, from the first walk that we did on the way home from Patchwork, she has been wonderful. Already they play together, with Gracie laying down so that she is on Argus' level, letting him crawl all over her. He already knows his name, figured out how to negotiate the step up the deck, and how to run from me when he picks up something I don't want him to have.
He follows us around from room to room and always sleeps next to us when we are in the room.
I do have a crate and have used it but not very much, mostly I just watch him and when I catch that certain look I just take him out and tell him to go potty. When I was in shop he would play under my bench and when he was tired he would sleep under my stool. He and Gracie had a good time exploring and finding just about every kind of poop there is out there. Everyone that meets her is in awe of not only her beauty and structure, but even more so of her super sweet and willing disposition.A  I cannot say enough about her. She is very gentle, smart, intelligent, super athletic, and just wants to please and love everyone.A  She loves to crawl into our laps and pretend she is a tiny lap dog. A His big brother Jackson and he are the best of buds, they have really bonded into something special! A Also, wea€™d like to thank you for letting us come out and see him when he was a puppy, and for giving us little updates on how he was doing when he was just a lila€™ guy.A  (10lbs when we picked him up to take him home seems little compared to the size he is now! After working for a vet for more then 10 years my husband had to really talk me into getting a GSD. She has gone though a basic and advanced off leash obediance class and this comming year brings more fun with tracking and agility classes signed up. We are now thinking of getting her a little brother and look forward to coming out to visit and meet more parents. He is adapting quickly to his new home on Orcas Island, WA A and after 3 days already knows his new name. We have had him for two days now and he has already learned his name, learned how to come when called, walks great on a leash, has learned the command "gentle" for when he takes things with his mouth, is completely potty trained and sleeps all night long in his crate with no problems.
We have never seen such a loving, well behaved, intelligent puppy before and we feel so lucky that he is now a part of our family. John and I were so pleased to see the safety measures that you take prior to letting anyone be near or handle any of the puppies.
Because of your loving care for your dogs we now have two of the greatest puppies that anyone could ever ask for in life! I am grateful for the time that we were able to spend with the puppies getting to know each and every one of them. You are wonderful about keeping everyone informed through your website just as you did while we were waiting to be able to take the Sebastian and Kasia home.
We were also very impressed that you were so willing to let us come visit and you even encouraged us to do so. We thoroughly appreciate that you allowed us to be a part of the puppies lives even before they were in their new home. Through your attentive behavior to each and every one of your puppies we new the silly things they did, what they liked to play with all the way down to their little itchy spot that they liked to have scratched. Because of all your love and attention we have two beautiful, healthy puppies that we will get to love for years to come.A A Thank you so much for our beautiful puppies! A  I got hopeful when I found your pages, with your dog Penny, who reminded me so much of our Isis, who was a beautiful, athletic,and loving black and red blanket pattern longcoat. You DID say on your page that your goal was to find the right dog for people, right down to the color. The way you described the parents of different litters, and later the pups themselves, was exactly right.A  Patiently, you discussed all the little characteristics of each pup in a way that just about made up for our never being able to actually see the pups in person or hold them in our arms. Pashi learned every trick all of my other dogs know in one 10 minute session at age 11 weeks, and never forgot them.A  She and Itta (9 weeks) both sit at the door automatically now, better than any of our other dogs who have been working on it for ages.



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