In the last year I have been breaking my head trying to figure out a way to combine Floral design (http://www.rellisflowers.com/) and personal development together. I love both and don’t want to give any of them up. I thought and thought about how to do that and one day, few months ago, I received a very surprising email from Margaret. Margaret is the president of SAIFD (American Institute of Floral Designers Students) at CSM (College of San Mateo) .

Margaret was asking me to come and be the featured presenter for one of the SAIFD club meetings. When I got the email I started to cry. I was 8 months pregnant so I guess some of it has to do with a lot of hormones in my body, but I new there was more into it. I felt as if I have finally got a sign, a way to combine both Floral design and personal Development.

Over the last few months I have been thinking a lot about how to create a presentation that will convey mindfulness with flowers. I was constantly thinking about some designs created by Hitomi Gilliam, one of my favorie floral artists. Hitomi is able to creat magnificant designs that moves you, make you think and get a new perspective about what you can create with flowers.

finally, few nights ago at 4:3o am the answer appeared:

A Mindful Floral Design

It felt as if every thing fell into place. I was laying down in bed and in my head I could see all the designs I will create. It felt like magic, a true inspiration to create floral designs with the theme of mindfulness .I felt as if I was able to find the right pieces for a puzzle. I could see the puzzle becoming one piece , one whole.

I am now in the process of building those mindful floral design and I am so excited to share them with wpnderful new and old Friends at the CSM club meeting Feb 4th. ( If you happened to be in town and want to come, drop me a line and I will provide you with the information).

I want to tell you something – If you ever have been thinking of how to combine few things into one, if you know you want to do something different, here is my advice – keep searching for the right answer, the one that feels great and make you jump out of bed , and trust that the answer will be found. The answer will revile itself to you at the right time and at the right place. It always does.

It is my joy and honor to be able to share what I have learned with more people and make a difference in their life!

All my love, Relli
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