Shaken, Not Stirred – The Art of a Great Party

Saturday night was a beautiful evening for the Tinkler’s barn party in Woodstock, Illinois—and what a party it was!

Appearing seamless to the casual observer, there’s lots of pre-planning, elbow grease, and behind-the-scenes work that goes into this annual event. I don’t know their full recipe for success, but some of the ingredients include: 

Start with a fun loving host family

Mix in their century-old barn

Whisk in a hearty portion of guests—adults and children alike

Liberally add tables laden with delicious food

Sprinkle with tents for people who’ve travelled far

Add a generous dollop of cheerful flowers

Gently fold in good friends

Baste with plenty of arm-waving, booty-shaking, get-down music

Shake, don’t stir.

If you follow this recipe, you’re sure to have one heckofa good time!

What was the last party you went to? 

Listen with your heart,

Laurie Buchanan

Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.”
                — Laurie Buchanan and our Facebook page

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100th Post Celebration!

I gave birth to this blog—Speaking from the Heart—on February 21st of this year. As you know, I post on the even-numbered days of the month. And wouldn’t you know it; today’s my one-hundredth post. Whoohoo!

[Hearing “Walking on Sunshine” playing loudly in the background, you kick up your feet and join in the dancing.]

Laurie and Len Dancing

A special thank you to each and every one of you for stopping by this blog whether you leave a comment, or simply enjoy it quietly from the background. In the past months, we’ve shared the opportunity to talk about: energy medicine, the environment, bicycling, living a green lifestyle, healing, writing, personal growth, spiritual awareness, sustainable living, and many other topics.

I appreciate the distance you travel, with reader representation from Scotland, New Zealand, Canada, Africa, France, Belgium, The Bahamas, and all across the United States.

Back in June, I shared that after Labor Day I would present another class, The Color of Wellness. Well, it’s time to sharpen those number-two pencils because class starts the day after tomorrow, on the 18th.

Please remember:
– Arrive bright and early
– Turn off your cell phone
– No gum
– Class participation is appreciated
– If you bring a snack, bring enough for everyone