Happy New Year!

My goodness! I can’t believe we haven’t spoken since 2018! I hope that you effectively closed the chapter that was 2018 and opened the chapter that is 2019. The beginnings of things and the endings of things are important.

Caption: Photos above of the beautiful Evolve Her! The perfect place to “master mind and plan” 2019! Photos by Terrence Crayton (t_cray on IG)

I am super excited to share that this past Saturday I hosted my first face-to-face Spell Well Event in partnership with AARP. The event was called Manifest 2019: Vision Board Party. We had around 20 guests, provided all of the materials (cork bords, push pins, magazines, markers, cute frameable quotes, YOU NAME IT!) and we had food and a Mimosa Bar! The event was held at the beautiful Evolve Her space, which is a co-working space for women in downtown Chicago.

Caption: Thank you to everyone who came out to our FIRST EVER Spell Well Event and our beautiful partner AARP! Photos by Terrence Crayton (t_cray on IG)

We are hosting a 2nd Vision Board Workshop this Saturday to accommodate those who were not able to participate in the first one. Register for free here.

Also, the “blog” section is now alive on Spell Well! It’s called “Manifest” check it out here:

https://www.donnienicolesmith.com/manifest/

I will also have some exciting Art of Culture news to announce soon! Like MAJOR! Just thinking about it brings tears to my eyes. The news will come out in February! Stay tuned!

I feel in total and complete alignment as it relates to my physical, mental, spiritual and emotional health and because of that MANIFESTATION is at an all time high for me right now. There isn’t too much of a gap between what I think about and what I experience. That is the mission of Spell Well – to help us close the gap between our reality and our dreams.

Next week will be my 35th Solar Return! I have been blessed to travel around the sun for almost 35 years! That is roughly 12,775 days! 153,300 hours. What a blessing! So many people who I know and respect have been passing away and it is a reminder to me that every single day is a gift, that the thing that truly matters in the end is how we treat others, and that we have to make the most of every single second we have. My word for 2019 is abundance (which I share with my friend Heather, HEY HEATHER!) and I have to say that I have been experiencing that in so many ways!

I am rich in love!

I am rich in laughter!

I am rich in space that is warm, inspiring and reflective of the things that I care about!

I am rich in worth! The people that I love make me feel like I am needed, wanted and valued.

I am rich in family! Both blood related and the family I choose (my friends).

I am rich in impact! From my former students, to my Art of Culture (formerly Donda’s House) participants, to people in the nonprofit space who I’ve supported.

I am rich in creativity!

I am rich in mental capacity and emotional capacity!

I am rich in my basic needs! I can turn on lights. I can do laundry in my home. When I want to go somewhere I get into a vehicle that is free of issues that effortlessly takes me from point A to point B.

I am rich in faith. I am rich in hope. I am rich in positive energy!

I could go on and on! What a blessing that I have so much wealth and so much abundance that I can’t event count it all!

I will be sharing my 35 lessons starting tomorrow here on the blog and on social media. Sending you love, light and digital hugs!

Donnie

2019 Vision Board Reveal

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I have finished my 2019 Vision Board, which will remain in place until the end of December of 2019. 

A Vision Board should be a tool that inspires you to manifest your intentions. I speak more about how to set intentions in my Vision Board Masterclass here. I also speak about the process here

Here is a closer look at my Vision Board:

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I cut my hair earlier this year. Danai is so beautiful with her short hair. This image is a reminder that strong & sexy are not mutually exclusive and it is also connected to my intention of living a healthy lifestyle.

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This photo of Naomi Campbell connects to my intention of “looking good, for good.” This phrase was coined my our friend Kenneth Cole. I love fashion and style and when I step out, I want to do so with confidence and with class! 

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This graphic represents the many hats that I wear, as well as the type of clients I’d like to work with. I am now offering consulting services and would love to work with people, women in particular who are in these different industries. You can book one on one time with me here.

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I always have some form of travel on my Vision Board. I’d really like to travel to the following places in 2019: Mexico, Morocco, Egypt, Senegal (for the 2nd time), Italy and I’d like to go mining for gemstones. I was not able take a trip out of the country in 2018, so I plan to make up for it with at least 2 trips in 2019. 10781705248_IMG_8808

I want to be more present in my body and I want to DANCE more in 2019. I’ve also been really focused on doing more with less and living a life rooted in abundance and not lack or scarcity. 

Here are some sample pages from the Ultimate Guide to Creating A Vision Board Book: 

Sample Page 1Sample Page 2Sample Page 3

Vision Board Book

Vision Board Book

I would love to see your Vision Board! Post a link in the comments or e-mail me at wespellwell@gmail.com! I believe that when others see our Vision Board it adds good energy amplifying our intentions & manifestation process. It is also a built in accountability system when we make our intentions public or open. 

 

Register For My Free Online Vision Board Workshop

There are 55 days left in 2018. Insert distressed emoji here. This is the time of year to start reflecting on 2018.

I recently did a ritual created by Gaby Herstik that involved looking at experiences as either thorns or roses. It was such a beautiful metaphor for my experiences this year.

What worked for you in 2018?

What didn’t work for you in 2018?

What do you want to amplify in 2019?

What do you want to leave behind in 2019?

As I come to grips with these questions, I thought it was only fitting that we think about these questions together. I am hosting a free Online Vision Board Master Class on Saturday, December 1st at 10:00 a.m. CST. You can participate from anywhere in the world as long as you have access to the internet and a device (laptop, cell phone, iPad or tablet, etc.). Here are a few examples of my Vision Boards over the last few years:

2017 Vision Board

Vision Board 2014

Vision Board 2016

In this class we will explore:

(1) How to set annual goals and match images to those goals.

(2) Where to find images, quotes and other content to put on your board.

(3) Examples of Vision Boards including other formats and sizes besides the traditional Cork Board:

Cork Board

(4) Basic Principles of Manifestation.

There will also be time at the end for Q & A, and I will be going live on Instagram from my @donnienicole84 handle to show you how I take down the current year (2018) and put up my 2019 Vision Board! The start time for that will be 1:00 p.m. CST!

Click here to register for the free Vision Board Masterclass! There is limited space so please grab your seat ASAP!