Nurture. Growth. Flourish. Transform
“Carefully watch your thoughts, for they become your words. Manage and watch your words, for they will become your actions. Consider and judge your actions, for they have become your habits. Acknowledge and watch your habits, for they shall become your values. Understand and embrace your values, for they become your destiny.” Mahatma Gandhi
This year has been a transitional one for all. Let’s reflect, learn, breathe and flow with mindfulness to bring forth balance for 2021!
I want to thank all that have read the newsletters, followed, supported and encouraged us (MOE) on the journey. It has been quite a blessing to have met so many wonderful folks (new and old), experience an amazing energy & travel with a community of new family through the transition of the years. It has been so wonderful to reconnect with old friends, family and old souls too!
I hope many have found renewed life and health during these times, taking time to tend to themselves and the ones they love. Thankfully, myself, my family and loved ones have been doing well during these unconditional times. Although, many clients, friends and family of mine are immuno-compromised. I have not returned to my office or massage practice yet downtown. I am not willing to jeopardize their health and well-being until I feel things all-around have come to more of a balance. I have been taking the proper safety and precaution to return to my sanctuary and my massage practice. I look forward to seeing folks again and hope to see some of you through zoom too!
I do receive a small unemployment wage, although it’s just around the corner that it will not be available. I have not regained any compensation for my own private business: lost wages, time and emotional turmoil during the break from my practice. I have continued to pay all my current bills, including rent for my downtown office and home rent. My savings have dwindled through the months to live a modest life to say. I am concerned for future employment and what it will look like in the new normal, living with COVID.
If anyone would like to make a monetary donation, it would be greatly appreciated and definitely not forgotten. Payments can be received through Chase QuickPay/Zelle, PayPal, Venmo and Square. Much gratitude and blessings in advance!!
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In the meantime!! During these past six months, I have been zooming with many online summits, seminars and webinars. I have continued online CEU’s in Ayurveda Holistic Care and Chakra System. I am currently finishing taking CEU’s for Preventing Disease Transmission in a Massage Setting in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This online book and videos offer in-depth information and step-by-step guidance on best practices for ensuring the health of both clients and therapists. https://massagemastery.online
I have been fortunate to have my Holistic Healing Practice and lifestyle, including Kali-Eskrima, Chi Kung, meditation, my own counseling and coaching. My time has been filled with my own self-care. In fact, due to CV, I have come to know myself more and find small moments of peace everyday.
I am in the process of creating an online, zoom, health and wellness series. I will have classes. I will be doing 1 on 1 consultations on healthy natural ways of living for one’s lifestyle. I am beginning a new business called “The Spirit Massage 💆♀️ ” for the future too. I have been updating folks through my Mimi’s Organic Exchange emails and my website under 2020 updates. Mimisorganicexchange.com Please feel free to reach out to me for any guidance. Have a peaceful week 💕💐
Mimi’s Organic Exchange (MOE) is a business, arts and healing network committed to socially, environmentally and spiritually sustainable products and services. The MOE community includes small businesses, artisans and non-profits. Engaging people in a fun, social environment, MOE promotes building sustainable connections in a vibrant world. www.mimisorganicexchange.com
ORGANIC: of, relating or derived from living organisms
EXCHANGE: to give in return for something received: trade
- MOE provides marketing, promotion and event planning for businesses dedicated to sustainability and environmental consciousness
- MOE supports the arts, creative thinking and positive sharing
- MOE educates people and organizations through various media, workshops and community events
- MOE brings harmony and vision
Welcome to the network of consciousness
We are in the process of many new opportunities that require some re-balancing, including my new endeavor of “The Spirit Massage” Monthly Membership Care Packages. More details will be revealed as we organically create the love 😉 If interested in being on the mailing list, please email
“The Spirit Massage” Monthly Membership Care Packages. It will be physical products and services for your holistic health. It will include fun, mindful and delightful gifts from the heart and soul. It will be a multi-disciplinary group that will include local artisans, businesses, health care practitioners and musicians! It will be a bundle to your doorstep, zooming with an individual, treasure hunt, an outdoor excursion or a guided tour by yours truly or another beautiful soul and spirit from our community!
SOOTHING TO YOUR SENSES 3 choices: 1)Serene: Calming and Balancing 2)Go-Go Getter: Adventures and Excursions 3)Serendipity: Alchemy, Botany and Apothecary
New events and educational agendas will continue to be on www.mimisorganicexchange.com Follow us on the adventure of the New Realm on our Mimi’s Organic Exchange (MOE) mailchimp newsletter and other social media outlets!
Thank you to all those that have supported me on my journey and continue to love and show me new ways of being!! Peace and Love, Mimi 🙏☮💚
Any inquiries or suggestions, please feel free to reach out. I look forward to talking to you soon.
Mimi Clayton. Founder & Director of MOE
*Please note, for healthcare practitioners that are interested in learning more resources, You are welcome to reach out to me.
Online resources for massage therapists: It’s been extremely helpful and certainly mindful with everyone’s healthcare in mind. I feel grateful to have it along with many other resources. It has empowered me with a community of professional massage therapists and leaders in my field across the country and globally. https://www.massagemasterysummit.com/
American Bodywork and Massage Professionals is another great resource that I have been following. https://www.abmp.com/back-to-practice
If you are interested in continuing to support Mimi’s Organic Exchange and our continued endeavors, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
FROM MOE’S ARCHIVES:
Something I wrote many years ago: Enjoy the life around us and within us! Mimi aka Silver Loon
You learn to ride the dragon
and become one with the dragon
With an education on the road…
By simply saying hello, please, thank you and your welcome!
Learn to breathe and remain balanced throughout the flight:)
An article from the archives: 2011 Chicagoist by Elisa
Mimi’s Organic Exchange (MOE), which is located in Chicago, is another kind of network, a healing network that facilitates “positive sharing” among professionals, small businesses, artisans, non-profits, and others interested in developing sustainable connections through social events. MOE supports socially, environmentally, and spiritually sustainable products and services.
In 2006, Mimi Clayton, a self-proclaimed “natural networker,” wanted to create connections among her friends, celebrate their talents, and help them market themselves. So Mimi threw a party in her backyard– a marketing party. The gathering featured art, photography, gardening, tarot card reading, music, food, improv sketches, a tuba player, even a brass band. The event was a success and Clayton realized that people needed a network. After a chance conversation about proactive and holistic approaches to health and living, Clayton decided that people did not just need a network, but an organic one. By definition, organic is “of, relating or derived from living organisms.” Or as Clayton puts it, “life.”
“MOE fosters human connection, environmental initiatives, and spiritual growth through education, community events, and marketing for environmentally friendly and socially responsible businesses.”
MOE is passionate about teaching and encouraging others to be more open-minded, building community, and forming real connections. In Clayton’s words, we want people to “be respectful to each other. We are living on this planet. We are all living together.