Father’s Day

by Cynthia Bischoff on June 19, 2016

Do you know the origin of Father’s Day?

In 1910, Sonora Smart Dodd invented her own celebration of Father’s Day to honor her father who was a Civil War veteran—William Jackson Smart. He was a single parent who reared six children in Spokane, Washington, and his birthday was in June. His daughter Sonora felt he should be honored in a dedicated celebration.

In 1913, a bill to create national recognition of the holiday was introduced in Congress. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson went to Spokane to speak in a Father’s Day celebration and wanted to make it an official holiday. Congress instead resisted the idea, feeling that the day would become commercialized.

President Calvin Coolidge recommended in 1924 that the day be nationally observed, but stopped short of creating a national proclamation.

Finally, Maine Senator Margaret Chase Smith wrote a proposal in 1957 suggesting that Congress was ignoring fathers for over 40 years while honoring mothers. (Mother’s Day was established in 1914.)

In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers, designating the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. Six years later, in 1972, President Richard Nixon signed the holiday into law, making it a permanent national holiday.

On this day, take a moment to reflect on your father figure and honor his spirit.


Heal Yourself!

by Cynthia Bischoff on June 12, 2016

Join my new, restorative workshop, Heal Yourself: Creating Wellness for Your Body, Mind & Soul, on August 13, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Virginia Beach Resort Hotel & Conference Center on the Chesapeake Bay!

This information-packed one-day seminar will help you learn and apply principles related to healing your body, mind, and soul. Through lecture, discussion, thought and energy exercises, as well as tools to “Heal Yourself,” you will learn how to:

  • Identify blockages and clear emotional clutter
  • Adopt healthy habits to balance yourself
  • Use healing techniques for harmonizing your body, mind, and soul
  • Evaluate your “personal soul connection”
  • Implement keys to greater health & happiness
  • Create the life you want by generating wellness
  • Awaken your inner radiance!

Enjoy an Early Bird Special program fee of $150.00 (until July 20th). Regular program fee is $165.00 and conference space is limited so sign-up now to secure your spot. Ready to change your life? Click here to register: REGISTER


Crystal Clear

June 5, 2016

Crystals are composed of minerals and are part of the Earth’s energy. Each crystal with its own color, configuration, and properties is believed to hold a different Earth memory and energy. Throughout history, most religions and cultures have used stones and crystals for both decorative and symbolic purposes. For example, the Celtic people understood that […]

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Every Day

May 29, 2016

Every day is a new beginning. For most of us, the alarm ringtone starts our awakening to a new day. Often we get up quickly and hasten to the shower or the kitchen, whatever our favorite ritual to begin our day. Whatever our routine, we must remember most of all that each day holds a […]

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