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An Interview with Rick Wood and Melle Palmer– the Owners of the Brilliant New Website www.MyIntuitiveLifestyle.com.

                                                                                                By A.P. Morris

 

 

What is www.myintuitivelifestyle.com?

Rick:  “At first we wanted to describe it as an information collective, Melle came up with that name.  The word collective reminded me of big Russian peasants in a wheat field, so we decided to call it an ‘information cooperative.’  So we are going to stick with that until we actually find out what information cooperative  really means.”

Melle:  “Yes we like ‘information cooperative,’ because I hate the word directory.”

Why do you hate the word directory?

            Melle:  “Oh, because it reminds me of the 80’s.  Bad hair… big hair and big jewelry, when the internet first started and everything was a directory or a portal and I  just don’t like it.”

Ok, I think I forgot my original question.  Oh yeah, what is myintuitivelifestyle?

Rick:   “You should ask Melle. No, we are a cooperative of information about the holistic industry. It is a site that is designed for people to submit, rate & review their holistic businesses. Others can come in and rate & review & tweet. “

Melle:  “It is a great holistic community where people can come to find out about each other and make professional connections, rate and review services they’ve  received, and submit their own website, or you know hangout.”(Smile)

It seems that myintuitivelifestyle.com is for the holistic business.  Is it beneficial for the consumer as well?

Rick:  “Yes, because they can see the ratings and reviews of these practitioners and websites.”

Melle:  “Yes, It allows them to investigate businesses in a more comprehensive way.”

So what makes this website any different or better than any other directory or site like this out there?

Rick:  “The little tea cup with the leaf in it on the logo.”

Melle:  “I designed it so it’s not ugly.”

I agree they are great benefits … but why would a person want to take the time to add their business and website to myintuitivelifestyle?  What are they able to get with your site that may be better than another site?

            Melle:  “Well in a regular directory you can put in a link and a picture.  This has more of a community feel letting people interact with one another, investigate new businesses, and get more involved. You can add multiple photos, video, press releases, blogs and additional links.” 

Basically, it sounds like this allows you to have everything in one place.  So, what makes this better than is that you don’t have to link to your YouTube videos or to blogs, or press releases, you can put them all up in one place on myintuitivelifestyle?

            Rick:  “Yes.”

Melle:  “And it is all displayed in a professional and attractive manner.” (Smile)

What type of businesses can join www.myintuitivelifestyle.com?

Rick:  “As long they have a holistic slant.  You know anything from chiropractors, massage therapists, & spiritual authors to eco-friendly landscapers.  If you are in charge of making nuclear fuel rods, we probably wouldn’t let them on.”

Why is it beneficial for businesses to add themselves to this site?

Rick:  “As a holistic practitioner myself, this is a great way for someone starting out or ones that have been in business for years to have another avenue to get your site out there. It will get others to interact with your site and allow more people to see what you have to offer and spread it through the holistic internet                                  community.”

Is it easy or self-explanatory for someone to go and add their business to the site?  Do you want to give a brief overview of how it works?

            Rick:  “All you have to do is click ‘Add Listing’ in the top right hand corner, then follow the easy-to-use directions.”

Melle:  “First you have to get the mouse…put your hand on it.” (Laughter)

What made you create myintuitivelifestyle?  What was your inspiration?

Rick:  “Well, first of all, I liked the way Melle was able to take her website 1079creative and take something so utilitarian and turn it into something fun and easy to use.  Once I knew I had that, we put our minds together and created this. There was no site to go to where you could find businesses, look at their videos, press releases, blogs and rate & review them.”

Melle:  “I’ve found that there aren’t a lot of avenues for holistic practitioners to put out  information about themselves or for consumers to learn about holistic services.

Rick:  “This is a good way to help holistic practitioners market themselves.”

Anything else you’d like to add?

“It is our hope that myintuitivelifestyle helps the holistic practitioner share their talents and information.  Likewise, we hope that the consumer searching for holistic practitioners will find the information they are looking for.”  

           

Co-owners Rick Wood of www.RickyWood.net and Melle Palmer of www.1079creative.com  welcome you to submit your listings at www.myintuitivelifestyle.com

Interview by A.P. Morris www.1079creative.com

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‎”The road to abundance is a happy one. If you’re not laughing pull the hell over…” -RW


Many years ago I was sitting in the back of a Greyhound bus on my way to Richmond, Virginia, to visit a friend.  At that point in my life, I was jobless as well as careless and felt that I’d pretty much lost everything.  All I had at that point was a copy of Norman Vincent Peale’s book “The Power of Positive Thinking”.  While reading the book I started to realize my thoughts were negative, needy and unfocused.  Most days they were, “Why isn’t this happening for me” or “I don’t have enough” and “Why does everybody else have more?”  My driver’s license said Rick, but it should have said VICTIM. It was everybody else’s fault.  It was my location.  It was my girlfriend.  It was my job.  It was my boss.  It was my cat (I’m so glad I got rid of that cat).  Reading the book helped me to see that my thoughts were the foundation of my life.  If my life sucked it was because I fundamentally believed it did.  If I said to myself, “I’m never going to find the right person,” that’s exactly what would happen.  Why am I always so bored?

The next day my car broke down.  I thought I was acknowledging reality, but it never occurred to me that I was creating that reality.  Slowly I started to turn my thoughts to ones of aspiration, abundance and joy.  As corny as this may sound I had to learn that happiness is the soil of any abundance garden and that I had to be happy before I could grow abundance, prosperity and joy. Not to mention it put me in a much better  mood.  Another lesson I had to learn was to allow others in my life to be as unhappy and nasty as they needed to be.  I didn’t have to participate with that bad behavior.  That didn’t mean I woke up in a good mood all of the time or that I didn’t ever get angry at myself.  But I committed to memory that in that moment maybe I needed to listen to a great song or watch a funny Youtube clip.  Whatever it would take to turn my attitude around is what I did.  Doing it on my own wasn’t going to work either. 

I decided to surround myself with people I wanted to emulate and that were happy with their lives.  Then I’d quite simply ask them how they did it.  People that are experiencing joy and abundance are usually very happy to share their story with you!  Many of them taught me to focus on how to do something instead of finding ways not to. My words had real power.  I have never forgotten that.   My old vocabulary consisted of words like can’t, don’t know and scared.  I have new words.  Will, show me the way and passion.

The true power of positive thinking has brought me to a place that, at one time, I thought I’d never get to.   G-R-A-T-I-T-U-D-E.  I am now grateful for it all – my mistakes, financial woes, and everything that brought me to this point.

From gratitude grows passion and with passion you can do ANYTHING!

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