In my search of personal and spiritual development I bumped into Miranda and her workshop “how to create your visual board” held for Hub Dot Luxembourg,.
I had already heard about visual boards but never really invested my time and intentions on it. That night I was really inspired by your words Miranda, and I decided to express my wishes into images, what I really wanted in that moment of my life. So I started cutting out from the mountains of magazines you had prepared, the pictures of the life I wanted. Once it was ready I was really surprised of the result. What I thought was less important for me, was actually represented with the most beautiful picture of the board, and it was the image of a knight and her lady on a horse. He was hugging her and she was completely lost in his arms. The other pictures where representing my ideal job and my passion for travelling.
When I went home I hung the vision board next to my bed. I was always looking at it, and I was feeling the magic of that special picture. This picture was representing a feeling I already felt but was disrupted by distance. But after one month from the creation of the vision board my knight was back , totally unexpected, and now I really feel like the lady on the horse.
The rest is still to come but I already got the best of it.
Thank you Miranda, now I have the possibility to express to you my gratitude.
The creation of my own vision board was for me the start to a new feeling. A feeling about what is deeper in me and that I want “to wake” up to give these things more attention. I cut pictures from magazines about things I always wanted to do, things which seemed to just fit me, pictures which attracted me somehow.
Some or most of them were selected intuitively because they attract me somehow, it looks as if they just ‘showed me the way’.
So some deeper background thoughts and feelings got a place, became visible on the vision board. It was a great experience really, and I still take lots of advantage from it. The Visionboard triggered new projects of which I somehow knew deeper in my heart that this is “mine” but it always seemed “too far away” to reach for it. The Visionboard experience allowed me to make them real!
Making a vision board with Miranda was a true discovery for me! It was the first time that I’ve experienced the miracle of visualization.
With the simple means of scissors, glue, some magazines, accompanied with the warm tea and relaxing music – I’ve gathered the pictures of my dreams and plans on a large poster. This was a good method to identify and realize my wishes and even structure them in my own special clusters and ways.
For most of the pictures I knew the purpose, but there were also some where I was not sure why I’d cut them out. I simply liked the image. So I glued it to my vision board too.
And guess what? Unexpectedly these images popped up or materialized later in reality, sometimes in a different way, and with some variations. What a ‘coincidence’!
So I guess this is another wonder of the vision board! You are not aware of some of your dreams. Maybe these shy dreams are hiding somewhere in your sub-conscience. The vision board practice helped me pull them out on the surface. It helped me realize that all my dreams and even most unreal plans have a right to exist.
Besides, what I loved about the vision board creation is that it is such a meditative process. I could completely switch off from the everyday stress and worries, focusing my attention on my inner wishes and being in the moment of creation of the poster but also of the visualization of all the wonderful things to happen in the near future!
Great food, great company, balanced and enjoyable program with plenty of time for reflection and relaxation.
I was grateful to have this opportunity to retreat from my daily life and be guided to look at my life and the areas that I was having some issues, and be given the tools to now change my behavior. The massage, yoga and healthy food really completed the whole package. Wonderful women! Thank you.
Wonderful food, amazing massage, perfect organization, powerful content of the course, very well and professionally facilitated, enough space to relax, think and connect. Very empowering.
Grateful for an enjoyable weekend of reflection, intention and action, and the opportunity to connect with creative, like-minded women in a supportive environment. Good balance of theory and experiential work and the yoga was an effective way to start off the day and center the energy.
The space and time that the retreat provided were chosen with great love and care into the smallest detail! I am taking home clarity and my intention and tons of practical tips to follow up on my path. Thank you very much Miranda and all the lovely people who helped to get the atmosphere!
Before, I did not know how to ‘do’ it. IT being a clearer vision. Of my days, my week, my mid term goals. I did not know how to change something in my life, where to start. I lost so much energy due to negative stuff. I signed up for the retreat because I wanted to know whether there is something to learn about changing that. And I wanted to meet with others who have the same problem. During the retreat I learned that I can steer my energy to the things I want. There is a structure I can set up which helps me to get a clearer view on a day, a week…. The vision board was a very good tool to become more conscious and secure about what I want. It is hanging in my house and it makes me feel proud. It was an excellent get together of women and we shared a lot of information in a fantastic environment, bedded in some activities for the soul (massage, swim, sauna). All together just perfect!
Before the Retreat …
I was not in a good place in my life, I was exhausted, on the verge of a breakdown and just generally overwhelmed by life.
I Signed up because …
I felt I was at a crossroads in my life. Stuck working an office job I hated, desperately trying to start a new business that I felt passionate about but I just didn’t know where to start. When I saw the flyer it felt like this had come at exactly the right time.
After the Retreat …
The biggest thing I got out of the Retreat was “attending to your own oxygen mask first”. Regardless of being a mom and my kids being the most important things in my life, if I’m not healthy and happy then they won’t be either. The Retreat helped me put things in perspective in the grand scheme of things.
An Investment in YOU …
I have to admit that the cost of the Retreat put me off initially, but when I thought about it and figured in the cost of the accommodation, food and yoga classes, I realised that combined with what I could get out of it, it wasn’t that much. If I had gone away for a weekend in London, I would have spent that and more and got significantly less out of the deal.
This was my BEFORE situation (state of being, what did your life look like):
A big mess. A bit like a mid-life crisis where you do not know in which direction to go.
The effects of a brain tumor and epilepsy from childhood. Who am I really? How do I make it clear to my surroundings who I am and what my needs and desires are (I have neglected my own needs and desires too much).
My relationship does not work so well. Are there limitations due to epilepsy /are there limitations in me? Am I a different person than what my husband always has believed?
Should I change career into something more creative?
How do I find more adventure in my life?
I signed up because (what made you decide):
I needed every help I could get. And to get away a bit. I was already doing sessions with a psychotherapist to help me get clarity, and doing mindfulness. Really, I had nothing to lose; it was a win-win.
This is my AFTER situation (what did you get out of this, how did it help you, any a-ha moments big or small, how will your life change, any first steps you know you need to take when you get home):
I came home in a completely different state of mind and full of energy which had an immediate effect on the rest of the family.
I have told my husband which story I presented in the Creative Circle, I have told about the other girls’ experiences, and I have told him about my goals.
I did a photocopy of the whole material for him. We have been reading it all together and sat down to do our checklists (we sent the kids to the circus with the grandparents). It has given us a great bonding experience and clarity to see where we are. Clarity is such a good word!
So now we can work on it together. This week has been exceptionally good at home. There has been such a positive atmosphere, we have connected. My husband and I have put our thoughts and opinions on the table for each other, and are discussing them in depth and with great respect for each other.
And I have eliminated so many time-eaters already!
So the retreat has already changed a lot for me. And I know there is a lot more to come. All in all: a huge THANK YOU to you, Miranda!!!!!!
I have attended Art & Yoga retreat with Miranda and Jennifer. Since this retreat I show the 2 paintings I did to all my friends as I feel that thanks to Miranda creative painting methodologies and Jennifer Yoga “Heart Gym” I could release myself and really paint what I felt without worrying about the outcome or any judgment even my own. Thank you very much Miranda and Jennifer for your lovely personalities, for chasing your dreams and being an example for all other women. You really helped me to be happy with me no matter what is the outcome just by doing what I wanted! Let it go!
Please read my experience of the retreat on the article on City Savvy Luxembourg (link below)
This was pure soul treatment for the brain, I felt extremely well after that painting day and was like dancing on the sun.
The inspiration for the brain to do something completely different was a very good experience for me. It teaches me that stimulation from a completely different area, like art, brings creative feeling in you – a very nice feeling. Yes, you can be creative, this is what I have learnt and it makes me very happy.
It opens a door to a new experience of how you can spend your free time with yourself.
The choice of colors and materials, the nice painting environment and nice women around were the cherry on the top! This type/technique of painting is something for everyone ! Everyone can learn to paint like this – in his own style.
This one day in this tiny & cosy workshop dedicated to painting was for me the possibility to be away from the routine, explore my hidden talents of mixing colors, explore my creative part and be relaxed with no challenge.
It is accessible for everyone including people like me that do not dare to paint. Surrounded by lovely people in a beautiful environment made it special.
You come back home with 2 paintings and the satisfaction to have discovered something new.
I longed for taking up painting again but didn’t want to go back to the same kind of classes I had joined in previous years.
By chance I got Miranda’s name from one of my colleagues. I got interested and thought it was worth trying something new.
I have again found the joy in painting and discovered new ways of being creative. And it is very interesting to see my results. I also enjoy the friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Miranda has a gift of waking up your inner spark of imagination, self-belief, creativity, fun and surprise. The classes are a perfect mix of independent meditative exploration, fun group vibe and supportive coaching. When I’m there, I’m really THERE. There’s fun in getting your hands dirty doing something manual at last, but at the same time some philosophical life lessons to be learnt about letting go, having a fresh approach, doing things in a different way… Most important – really anyone can do it, it’s not just a slogan.
It was very liberating to just do what you felt like doing, without thinking just having fun experimenting with colours, shapes and forms and even more amazing to see the results ….
Dynamic, interactive, no time to get bored, practical, concrete. I’m going home with a concrete tool I can use.
Hands on. Can be used directly on the work floor. Lessons given with lots of enthusiasm.
Very helpful to understand how to break your way of thinking. Good mix: theoretical vs practical. Would be good to have one day of practice in the company.
An interesting and funny way to learn how to improve creativity, either for yourself or for your team. Thank you!
Very interesting. Using examples of ‘everyday life’ helps understanding the concept. I will surely use all these ideas in my company!
Because of a lot of travelling and new team members coming in, our team had not been behaving as a team lately. So I was looking for a team activity that was not too invasive but allowed our team to have some fun together. The creativity workshop was the perfect solution. Short, instructive, to the point and fun. We all came out newly motivated and sort of Zen and relaxed. I can highly recommend the workshops to get off the corporate treadmill and reconnect with your creativity as a team.
Women, Wine & Wisdom
It was my first time to meet the group and I am very happy I came. So nice, still so different people, but the ideas we shared were somehow meaningful for all of us. The intentionboard seems useful as well, I have to make one for myself and let’s see! And the cafeteria was so lovely, I fell in love at first sight😊
Women, Wine & Wisdom is an inspiring group with good talks in the wonderful Café litteraire Bovary
Miranda has an amazing gift. As a creative connector (or is it connecting creator?), she fills a room with strangers and makes them feel comfortable. Then the magic happens: People open up, talk about anything and everything, and laugh – a lot. Women, Wine & Wisdom is a very uplifting, motivating, and life-affirming group. Miranda is its heart and soul.
Thank you for helping the universe do its work!