Archive for Ages 45-65

Vision Board

Our annual Vision Board Workshop was a great success! We LOVED our new spacious venue, Busy Bees Paper Crafting in Newbury Park!

It was so wonderful seeing the vision that each and every person had for their lives in 2018 and beyond!  The creativity and selection of perfect pictures and phrases to depict their visions was amazing! There was comradery and an overall friendly, relaxed environment. We have already saved the date for our annual event on Saturday, January 12th 2019!

Below are some reflections on this year’s event:

Most Meaningful Segment:
“Planning email & guided meditation. I like the spacious area/location!”
“Spending quiet time focusing on what I really want in life while creating my vision board!”
“Visualization! Being with others who know what they want.”
“The meditation at the beginning – trusting my starting place.”
“My daughter gave this to me as a gift!” //  “Dreaming, visualizing, setting goals!”
“Thank you for the meditation – I love that – more empowered to achieve my goals for 2018!”
“Creating vision!”  //  “Cutting pieces out.”  //  “Guided meditation/intentionality!”  //  “The process.”

Overall Feelings of the Event:
“Great! I needed to focus!”  //  “Wonderful!”   //  “It’s a start for me!”  //  “Focus/calm/ freeing!”
“Fun – Hopeful – Peaceful – Thank you! – An opportunity to look hopeful to the future and set goals and dreams!”
“Loved it! Very inspiring and uplifting!”  //  “Relaxing/Energizing!”  //  “Liked it a lot!”
“Positive!”  //  “Loved it! Will do it again!”  //  “Love it every year!”


Time to Ring in 2018!

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“The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.”
– Melody Beattie

Happy New Year! I wish you and your loved ones all the best in 2018 and beyond!

How many times have you had good intentions to begin the New Year on a positive note, but then it seems to get pushed aside because of daily obligations? I encourage you to make yourself a priority regardless of all the responsibilities you have. If you want to improve your overall health and well-being, it all begins with your own thoughts and the choices you make. I encourage you to create a plan and reach out to others who have achieved what you desire.

Regardless of what your goals and dreams are, every human being that has achieved amazing success had a team to encourage, inspire and motivate them. Reaching out and building a team is a great way to stay on track and be held accountable for the goals and visions you set at the beginning of the year.

I encourage you to contact like-minded professionals that will give you a step-by-step plan or can be a mentor to you.

If you want to be surrounded by like-minded people and professionals that achieved success in their field, I invite you to participate in one or more of our upcoming motivational, inspirational, educational workshops!


Vision Board Workshop! | 1/14/2018

Creating Joy Despite Challenges Workshop! | 2/3/2018

Couples’ Valentine’s Art, Dinner & Wine Workshop! | 2/11/2018

Mind-Body Empowering & Inspiration Women’s Workshop! | 3/10/2018


Third WTW Art Workshop Pics

I am so grateful for all of the wonderful women who participated in the Women Transforming Women’s THIRD Imagination & Inspiration Workshop! I loved how the creativeness and intuitiveness came out in the relaxed atmosphere onto their canvases! 

Here is what these wonderful women had to say about the workshop…


“Painting my feelings – a lot of fun!”

“Fellowship/sharing our paintings; everything was great!”

“Enjoyable and empowering; being creative; hearing women’s stories; I just love it!”

“Beginning with the visual meditation (most meaningful); fun; perfect!”

“Very peaceful; feeling of wellbeing.”

“Figured out what my painting represented in my life! Fulfilling, positive!”

“It felt so good to pause and check in with my creative side!”

“We loved it! – Wonderful venue, guests and hostess!

“Most meaningful – explaining meaning of picture at end!” – Community; together-ness.”

“Very good! Love the concept! It’s great! Want more of this type of workshop!”

Most meaningful segment: “Meditation and being with the group!”

“Sharing with others; meeting other women; wonderful, fun!”

“Sharing everyone’s work and meaning; happy!”


Fall: A Time to Let Go

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Fall, autumnNow that Fall has begun, it brings to mind – as I am watching the leaves falling off trees – that it is a time for shedding and letting go of thoughts, feelings, things and activities that no longer serve you well. As the fall leaves continue to float down to the ground, what is it that you have been holding onto that is holding you back? What can you let go of? Is it a habit of not nourishing your body with healthy foods on a regular basis? Is it lack of exercise? Is it holding onto past relationships that have held you back from being the best you that you can be?

I have some suggestions to help you release.

  1. Identify what to release. Reflect inside yourself and ask yourself, ‘Am I living my true core being in mind, body and spirit?’ Imagine standing back and looking at yourself… what would you tell or ask yourself?
    Are you setting boundaries in your relationships personally and professionally? If you take a moment to look within; the answer will come to you and you will know in your mind, heart and soul what is preventing you from truly reaching your potential.
  2. Let go, physically. This is a time to let go of physical things. Physically clean out drawers and closets – it is refreshing and freeing! Also, go out for a brisk walk in nature. Breathe in the fresh air to re-energize and rejuvenate your body and mind!
  3. Let go, emotionally. Release emotionally by nurturing yourself spiritually with meditation, walking in nature, hypnotherapy, affirmations or gathering with other spiritually-minded people.

Here is to you being your best self!

Happy celebrating winning success woman at sunset or sunrise standing elated with arms raised up above her head in celebration of having reached mountain top summit goal during hiking travel trek.

The month of September is when most people get back into regular routines. With previous months of summertime, vacations, school kids at home, many times our routines are scrambled or put aside.  When you think of a routine, what comes to mind?  What comes to mind for me is that a routine should be geared toward being holistically balanced in mind, body and spirit. For example, what I do first thing in the morning is think of three or more people that I am grateful for and why I am grateful for them. I then, have some room-temperature water with a squeeze of lemon to alkalize my body and then I read spiritual and inspirational materials.  I begin my day on a positive note as I prepare my nourishing breakfast and small meals and snacks for the day. This helps me ease into the day regardless of my schedule.

My morning routine, which some people may call a morning ritual, sets a positive tone for the rest of the day. I encourage you to have a healthy, positive routine in the morning as the foundation of your day, and as you go through the day nourish and hydrate your body about every three hours to feel more balanced and healthier in your mind and your body.  

Regardless of your schedule and responsibilities, it is vitally important to practice self-care; especially if you are being pulled in different directions with family, kids, work, etc. There needs to be some balance and grounding for yourself. You will feel more balanced throughout the day and you will be able to handle everything in life with more ease!

Here are some suggestions and tips for a positive morning routine:

  1. As soon as you wake up, lie still for a few moments and think of three or more people you are grateful for. Then take in some deep breaths, do a little stretching and slowly rise.
  2. Drink several ounces of room-temperature water.
  3. Read or listen to something pleasant and positive (music or inspirational or motivational materials, etc.)
  4. Have a nourishing, high-protein breakfast within an hour of awakening.
  5. Prepare water and food for the day: Drink plenty of water during the day and nourish your body with small nutritious meals and snacks every three hours throughout the day. When you prepare for the day, you prepare for success!


Our Women Transforming Women’s Second Art Workshop was wonderful! I love the way all of the ladies were so relaxed, happy, and creative. The ladies interacted with and inspired one another — it was so great! You can SEE what all of the women created on their canvases.  Here is what the ladies had to say about the workshop…

“Very peaceful, no improvements needed, do one again — great!”

“Meditation/imagery [was] very positive and uplifting!”

“Painting was fun and stress-relieving! It allowed me the opportunity to relax and express my feelings about what is important to me and makes me happy!”

“A very enjoyable and meaningful event!”

“It was well-organized and beautifully presented!”

“The most meaningful segment was the guided imagery and using art for stress management — wonderful!”

“Creating my own vision of something meaningful and putting a thought into something visible!”

“I felt calm and happy, like all the problems of the real world are gone.”

“Guided meditation was so meaningful — it got me thinking about my goals.”

“It was wonderful, feel-good, bonding experience with others.”

“It is so interesting to take a look into someone else’s mind and into my own.”

“Relaxing, [I] want more of this!”

“[The most meaningful was] when we visioned the ‘final scene’; wonderful, accomplished and feeling of gratitude for all I am doing.”

“It was done very professionally and on time.”

“Visualization; and to realize that I don’t have to be perfect, loved it! Got me out of my head!”


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In this day and age, and for many centuries, women have needed to bond together to support, empower Women Transforming Womenand inspire each other.  So many of we women wear multiple hats everyday. Those of us who either run our own business, work in a high position in a company, or whether we are at-home moms, we have so many responsibilities in addition to creating healthy, happy relationships with our partners, our children, our extended families and our colleagues.  So often, many of us may not have the time to get together with one of our girlfriends to just talk and reconnect.  Life is all about relationships and with many of our busy schedules, this important aspect is often overlooked.

I founded Women Transforming Women (WTW) to encourage, inspire, motivate and support women. We all have multifaceted aspects of our lives and sometimes we lose who we truly are. Trying to make everyone else happy, but what about us? I created the Women Transforming Women’s movement so that we could gather regularly to not only create long-lasting bonds, but to be there for one another. Ultimately, as we each inspire and encourage each other, we can all improve all aspects of our lives.

I had this idea in creating different workshops and events in the hope that WTW will continue to grow, flourish, expand and motivate others. WTW is a safe place for we women to gather, making new friends, reconnecting with old friends and acquaintances– maybe even partnering up in joint ventures!

I welcome each and every woman who seeks support, encouragement, inspiration and friendship to join the WTW movement. With each other’s support, anything and everything is possible!

Check out our next event! The Imagination & Inspiration Art Workshop!

Certified Hypnotherapist, Rosanne MacDonald, C.Ht., CCP
(805) 496-1989 or (818) 262-1246
Certified Therapeutic Guided Imagery Facilitator
Certified Coach Practitioner
Certified Master NLP Practitioner
101 Hodencamp Rd., #114, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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