Sunday, April 1, 2007

The Flowerchild Festival…. The Evolution of a Dream

The fact that I am now about to announce to you that the "second coming" of the Flowerchild Festival will take place this coming May 12th is very exciting for me. Many of you who are close to me, will remember that, in celebration of my 40th birthday, I invited you to share a day of "bohemian splendour" at King View Farm in late November of 2002. The day was created and offered as my gift to friends and family to express my gratitude for all the wonderful things that surround me every day.

Since I was very young, I had looked forward to my 40th birthday. Most people grow up dreading the day they turn the big 4-0, but for some reason - that I could not explain at the time - I knew in my heart that this day would mark one of the very best times in my life. When my father passed away in April of 1997, I began what I call my "conscious" journey and from then on, each year that passed convinced me even more that 40 would be fantastic! As I looked around me then, I was all too aware of my limitless blessings - a loving husband, 4 incredible boys, amazing friends & family and a deeper understanding of who I was! And so, as the actual day finally approached, I knew that I had to do something really special to celebrate - something meaningful that would express the true ME, and the deep appreciation I have for all the blessings in my life.

By the time I actually turned 40 on January 1, 2002, I still had not come up with an idea that felt right, and I refused to have any kind of party until I was inspired with the best way to celebrate. It wasn't until I was almost 41 that the idea finally came to me and when it did, I put the whole thing together - from the idea to the party - in 2 weeks time. It was so effortless, that I knew this was how I was meant to celebrate.

The idea for the Flowerchild Festival came in a flash and in that moment, I knew it was perfect! Even the title took no effort at all. I had been dubbed "the flowerchild" by friends long before and had even chosen that name for my license plate, so it seemed fitting that my celebration should be named for "me".

The plan was to give my friends and family a day of relaxation & rejuvenation and offer them a taste of the various healing and inspirational modalities that I had come to value over my lifetime. Thankfully, I am blessed with knowing some wonderful practitioners who volunteered to offer Yoga, Belly Dancing, Acupuncture, Massage, Numerology and Astrology readings and much more! I could not have been happier that day! The day was a big success and ever since then, I cannot count the times that I have been asked when the next Flowerchild Festival will be!

Well, folks, I'm happy to say that the day has finally arrived and, similar to the original Flowerchild Festival, which celebrated the evolution and empowerment of me as a person, the First Annual Flowerchild Festival on May 12, 2007 will vibrate with the energy and vision of the New & Improved Soul Spa Urban Retreat!

It is about time that Soul Spa should emerge out of our "best kept secret" category and into realizing the fullness of our potential as a Leading Edge Complementary Health Care Centre. As Soul Spa has evolved over the last four years, we have developed a valued reputation with our clientele. We have not always done things perfectly, but we have always maintained our integrity and our vision. We have been dedicated to our own personal and professional development all the while staying true to our philosophy. Just as I wanted to commemorate turning 40 by celebrating my own journey of self-discovery, I believe that it is equally fitting that Soul Spa should do the same.

The vision of the 1st Annual Flowerchild Festival is to unite the general public with merchants, organizations and health care professionals that value the importance of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.

Our society is hungry for opportunities to learn more about how to live happy, healthy and meaningful lives, and the Flowerchild Festival is one FUN way to make that happen!

From the launch of our new boutique, Aura, to the selection of our Corporate Sponsors, the Flowerchild Festival seeks to promote an Inspired Lifestyle that encourages Personal, Social & Environmental Awareness.

Because you are a person that cares about your quality of life and that of your planet, we know you will join us on May 12, 2007, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm @ 271 Centre Street, between Yonge and Bathurst across from Oakbank Pond in Thornhill to CELEBRATE the coming of age of Soul Spa visit

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