As I write this the stock market is falling, the US has been downgraded by the S&P, and our Congress went all dramatic on us with the debt ceiling limit issue. So is the sky falling?
It’s still nice and bright in breathe books. We have about 25 people upstairs in second wind at an IONS meeting and another 10 or so are in breathing space for meditation tonight. I took in some BNotes today (our new local currency) and our psychic readers are booked up for the next week. It feels good in here…in the little breathe books world!
But as the planet goes through these massive shifts (perhaps pre-cursors and transformations leading to Dec. 2012) I’m trying to create my world exactly as I want it to be. That is why I’m having a Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, August 25 at 7:30 p.m. to talk about the future of breathe books. It is my intention to find an individual, or a group of people, to partner with me so that we can grow breathe books and its programs.
Among the most popular events at breathe books are the Ayurvedic classes, consults, workshops and retreats — here — and other places around the region. I want to continue to grow this side of the business, which teaches people how to take their health and well-being into their own hands through nutrition, creating a healthy and detoxifying daily routine, meditation and yoga, among other life-style changes.
I also love love love taking people on trips to sacred sites around the world. Our trip to India in November already has 11 people signed up! I would love to have the time to travel more and show people the world through spiritual eyes.
But I also love love love breathe books!! So I’m trying to figure out a way to keep a presence in the shop while doing what I do best for me and hopefully beneficial to the community. It seems this can be accomplished by partnering with someone who loves the store as I do, and wants to create a niche for themselves, which would allow me time to teach and travel, while they establish themselves in breathe books, creating an even stronger presence in the community and the independent bookselling world.
Does this sound good to you? Let’s talk about it! I look forward to hearing what our customers have to say. The book world is changing daily. With the closure of Border’s, perhaps “small and independent” may be the way to go! We can shift more easily with the times, we are in better contact with our customers and community, and can respond faster to what you want and need.
Feel free to contact me anytime for more information on partnering with breathe books. I’m in the exploratory phase, but I thought I’d let you in on it!
p.s. to all who have emailed me about Ella — here is your picture of the week!