How to make or adapt a vision board for these times

How to make or adapt a vision board for these times

A whole lot has changed this year, hasn’t it? That’s why I asked vision board specialist and blogger Jennifer Rochette Koshak of Unfold and Begin blog to address how we might adapt our vision board to reflect the changes in our lives and environment. Here is her advice.

by Jennifer Rochette Koshak

Right now, I imagine it’s hard to plan goals. Or maybe you had some goals and even had a vision board to support those goals but then Covid-19 blew them out of the water. I understand how that feels. I was supposed to go on vacation in May…NOT. The change in the world and our lives means those of us who see the benefit in focus and manifestation need to figure out a vision board for these times.

In my book, A Practical Guide to Goal Planning and Vision Boards, I explain the different types of vision boards you can create and also what to do when your vision board doesn’t feel right. Perhaps your goals have changed. Or maybe your timeline has. Or maybe you set goals for the year but you  realized they weren’t really the goals that you wanted in the first place.

Step one is to assess your vision board, if you have one.

Or, maybe you want to create one…. or just update your current board.

Or create an entirely new one.

If only a few goals have changed, then you can remove the pictures and phrases that no longer fit, find new pictures and phrases that do, and glue them in the open spots. If there are major changes in. your goals, it’s easier to create a new vision board.

But how about if you still want to keep the vision board you already made –because it still supports goals in a longer time-frame– but you want to have something that is relevant to now?

Create a second vision board. I have one. My husband and I created a 2020 vision board together that showcases our shared goals. But I also created a blogging vision board to keep myself on track with my blog and the goals I have for it.

It’s ok to have multiple vision boards. And it’s ok to change your vision board when it’s not working for you anymore. It’s not a one and done situation. Goals ebb, and flow, and change. With or without Covid-19, you might be right here, right now, feeling dissatisfied with your vision board knowing that it doesn’t support your current goals. Change it. It’s ok. But first, you need to look at it and decide if it’s still working.

vision-boardSPECIAL OFFER!

Want to learn how to goal plan and set up an effective board Jennifer is offering readers 50% off on an hour consultation call, which is normally 50.00–special price of $25 if you email me at and mention A Healing Spirit. The call also involves a guided meditation to assist in refining your goals.

Thanks, Jennifer! Check out her book, which is full of advice to easily make your own vision board or enhance the one you have. And to summarize her advice to those who already have a board:

1. Evaluate your vision board. Does it reflect the current state of what you’d like?
2. If not, decide if you want to remove and replace some items or do a second vision board for this period of time.
And if you’d like a manifestation candle stuffed full of herbs and crystals meant to enhance your visioning, check out mine right here.
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How to love bomb your loved ones this season


How is it possible that Valentine’s Day is already on the horizon? The day is not just for lovers, either. Because love is love.

Remember those cute little valentine cards we used to give classmates back in the day? Do kids even do that any more? Probably not. But they were so adorable!  And everyone got one.Inclusive.

BOOM! A love bomb coming your way!

The day of love is a time to love bomb everyone we love: not just our partners (if we have one) but our mother, grandmother, bestie, sister, favorite cousin.

My 12-year-old toy poodle, Benji, has begun to love bomb me. He’s suddenly jumping up to kiss me repeatedly for no reason–I love it! It’s really fun to find ways to love bomb those we love–to take them by surprise with a little something on the day of love. Like Benji does!

Our pretty Hearts & Flowers candles are back in stock for the holiday. Yes, that’s a live link for more info. The new 4-oz soy candles come in a pretty screw top lid and can be scented or not as you choose. They’ve got a heart-shaped pink quartz on top and all sorts of love-oriented crystals. Plus our usual pretty florals in red or pink. Customers say my candles are little works of art, and they are!

New options for you!

For Valentine’s Day only, I’ve added two new options: an 8 oz square glass container candle and an even bigger custom 14-16 oz candle. They are all stunning and they burn a long time. Soy burns clean, so no soot. No harmful phthalates in these candles, either. What a thoughtful and lovely gift for someone you care about!

If you’d like to love bomb someone with a Hearts & Flowers candle, the order deadline is Jan 21 so I have time to make it a real work of art. Also, scented candles must “cure” for at least 10 days so the fragrance adheres to the soy wax for great scent throw. Even better if it’s 14 days. I’ve built that time in so your candles will be ready to burn when you get them.

You’ll get it in time

Shipping will begin Jan. 31 by USPS Priority mail, so they normally arrive within about three days. I can ship to you or to your loved one anywhere in the U.S.

**  If you’d like to order 3 or more, message me at carol at and let’s talk discount!

If you want candles, order now!

If you want candles, order now!

Our beautiful candles, holiday and otherwise, make absolutely stunning and thoughtful holiday gifts.

If you’d like candles before the end of the year, you must order now–taking orders through Dec. 1, will start shipping Dec. 7 so you get them before Christmas…and then our candle shop closes down until the new year.

We’ll sell from inventory, if any, through December, but there is no guarantee we’ll have what you want. Or any candles at all!

We’ll also take custom orders on a 1/1 basis through the month.

Below are some holiday gift ideas …. you can find all our candles here:

For your very best friend: “you’re my person”


A pretty and cheery Lemon Drop candle for kitchen or powder room in any season:

Someone who loves their pet, just adopted one or is grieving a pet’s loss. Pet charm may vary from photo.


Our standard candles are all gorgeous, scented or unscented.

Holiday and seasonal candles and yes we do make a blue/white themed holiday candle.


Place your order on this website or message me!

AFTER summer one-stop-shopping guide

AFTER summer one-stop-shopping guide


FALL UPDATE!  Summer is really over–already!  and you’ve probably got an entire list of things to do–especially if you’ve got kids. So maybe we can help make it a bit easier with our one-stop-shopping guide:


Some special and affordable gifts:

If someone you adore is having a birthday or just needs their spirits boosted: consider “You’re My Person” candles–you can now add that cute pendant to any of our candles for just $5. For a maid of honor?? Sister? BFF? Cute cute cute!

OR add the cute metal Happy Birthday Cake & Candles Pendant–which is larger– to any gift for $6. Thread it through the ribbon for your gift wrap for an adorable look. It’s also a fun stand-alone gift when you just want “a little something!”

Find all the pendants under the gift tab.

If you’d like your kitchen to smell sugar-lemon fresh this fall/winter, try one of our limited edition Lemon Drop Kitchen Candles. The lemony-sweet fragrance and pretty flower petals make it a super gift at super pricing: introductory price for the 4 oz. Lemon Drop Kitchen Candle is $11 per candle (four for only $40!), and customers say they burn for a very long time.  I do love these.

Summer Cocktail Candles would be a lovely reminder of summer—-in yummy fragrances like Pina Colada, Sparkling Sangria, Pink Lemonade or Tropical Coconut Mango and in 10 oz. frosted glass containers of pink, blue, yellow and green. How about a bridesmaid gift?

People who receive them respond, “They’re gorgeous!”


It’s always tough to be sick. Or to be grieving. How well I know this. Our gentle, supportive gift packages for healing and/or grief start at $19.99.

Or buy just the helpful affirmation decks for only $14.95 or the guided journals for $15.95.   Check the tabs Healing Toolkit or Grief  for details or to see more.


Who is your person?

Who is your person?


This is a 4 oz candle but you can add the pendant to any candle we sell.

Everyone’s got a person, that go-to friend you trust with your life.

Who is your person?  The one you know will be there for you through thick and thin? The one you want to talk to when there’s something important or difficult or sad or happy on your mind?

THAT person.

I have one. And she inspired this new offering: the “You’re My Person” Candle with Pendant.

See that adorable tiny metal heart with a little hole atop? It can be attached to any of my beautiful candles. You won’t find it IN the wax or even on top, as displayed. No. That’s just the photo. If the candle has a lip, like our sweet 4 oz. candles, it’ll be on a cord tied around the candle.  If no lip, you’ll find it on the free gift tag that comes with it.

Or you can add the pendant to one of our gift packages or any of our products. Or buy the pendant by itself and attach it to something else.

So–Let your BFF know what s/he means to you by adding a tiny “You’re My Person” pendant to any pretty candle. A unique gift that speaks from the heart.

Interested?  Visit the page right here.
PS: Candles ship only to US addresses. For shipping costs to other countries, please contact me.


Can you really manifest what you want?

Can you really manifest what you want?


A 4 oz success manifestation candle for a customer.

Everywhere I look, someone is manifesting. They’re manifesting for success, health, wealth, love–if there’s something to manifest for there’s someone doing the manifesting.

There’s an abundance of spiritual wisdom brought down through the ages that say things like “if you seek, you’ll find” and “what you sow, you’ll reap.” 

The folks who brought forward the Law of Attraction have made sure that we all at least try to manifest something. And then, there are vision boards. They’ve gained popularity in recent years but I’ve been doing them for at least 20 years if not more. Mostly because I love collage; I don’t think I was sure about this manifesting stuff back in the day.

But now, even I offer manifestation tools: beautiful, manifestation and ritual candles heaping with herbs and crystals to help make your intention reality. But do they really work?

Well, not all by themselves. I know, you’re shocked, right? Not. 😉  Here’s the missing piece: an action plan.

Very few people can simply set an intention and then, poof! They get their dream. They need a plan of action that details the steps that must be taken to get there.

There’s another piece, too: action. Yes, we absolutely can’t achieve our intention without acting on a plan. Doing something. We can’t sit back and wait.

By all means set your manifestation goal. Make a vision board. Light your manifestation candle. And then, every day, meditate on it.

Because the real secret of manifestation is that we get what we focus on. If we do what needs to be done to manifest our dream, it’s likely to happen. Candles, vision boards and meditation all provide the necessary focus. And we alone can take the action.

I’d love your thoughts in the Comments. And of course, you can get your manifestation candle to help you focus on your goal right here!. I’m making April candles this weekend so if you’d like one of any kind, and there are some beauties, order right away!