Saturday, June 30, 2018

Paul & Loretta are Getting Married!

*Update! Here is a link to photos from our wedding last weekend:


This weekend, the creators of Conscious Living for You, Loretta & I (Paul) will be married! We have been planning our wedding for a year, and the day is finally upon us!

Because this blog is one of our first joint ventures, I thought it would be important to post something here.

It's hard to put into words how I feel about this exceptional woman. We are writing our vows, and mine are clocking in at 4-5 min, because it's hard for me to sum up my feelings about her & our relationship. She is my life partner and my best friend. The spiritual, physical, intellectual, and emotional bond we share is something I treasure and do not take for granted for a moment. It sometimes boggles my mind that my ideal woman has appeared in my life. I try to just appreciate it & let her know how glad I am for her.

We were friends for many years, and for most of that time I had a deep attraction to her. Although she didn't share my level of attraction for a long time, eventually in 2014 I asked her to go on a Valentine's date, "as friends". At that time, Loretta was changing her perception of me and this was a turning point where our relationship took a more romantic direction.

We have been engaged since 2016 and after spending almost every day together, sharing countless life experiences, going to premarital therapy, taking part in ventures together, deeply working on emotional and communication issues, and furthering our careers, we have no doubt that we are ready to travel this road together. I know Loretta is truly a soul mate, someone I am connected to in mysterious and inexpiable ways.

We had a private, legal ceremony in NJ where we live a couple days ago on Thursday, June 28. It was just our parents and our officiant with us at Malaga Lake, a small but scenic local lake. The weather was cloudy & rainy, but as the ceremony started, the sun came out and scintillated over the lake.

 Loretta DeStefano & Paul M. Micarelli

Our public ceremony for family & friends, and our reception will be at The Old Mill in Rose Valley, PA this Sunday July 1, 2018. We picked the venue because the grounds are beautiful & we planned to have an outside wedding, with us both being nature lovers. There is also an open but covered wooden pavilion and nice indoor reception hall, and we are going to party hard! The weather is going to be almost 100°, so it is going to be rough for those of us wearing tuxes. At least it's not supposed to rain... but at that heat level, we might welcome a downpour!

Anyway, I'm sure our vision will manifest into a beautiful day, just as our private ceremony did. I consider my time with Loretta to be a blessing, and I try to make every second count. Life is a flash, and all we can do is slow the mind down, be present, and breathe deeply as we take it all in, uploading our experience to the universal field.

I am joyous and proud to announce that I am now happily married to the woman of my dreams!

Since we'll be on honeymoon in Cape May and vacation in the Poconos for the next couple weeks, I may not start posting regularly until mid-August. Please check back until then, while we enjoy some down time.

Here are some photos from our engagement shoot with the excellent & talented Won Yang of Yang Photo Studio. We were at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania and Won spent hours with us, taking some amazing photography capturing our love.

Here is a link to the whole album:

-Paul Micarelli

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

How Yoga Works

Even though we are serious about helping people live healthier, happier lives- that doesn't mean we can't have some fun!

Laughter truly is the best medicine, and having a sense of humor about the craziness of life goes a long way to helping us cope with the challenges we face.

Yoga is a beautifully complex and varied practice, with many aspects to it.

However... maybe it's best to just show this graphic, instead of explaining all the details!

Yoga -> Magic -> Energy

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

June 2018 Yoga Classes

Loretta has been teaching yoga classes at The Fit Barn on Delsea for a few months now. They have been going really well, & I try to attend as many classes as possible to support my lovely fiancée.

We began practicing yoga relatively recently, but it has become an integral part of our lifestyle over the past couple years. Yoga has greatly increased the quality of our lives- giving us more strength, flexibility, energy, muscle tone, and better overall health.

People of all shapes, sizes, ages, and skill levels have been coming out, and it's wonderful to see people making the effort to live a healthier lifestyle. We have seen a lot of new faces in the classes, and there are many people coming back after feeling the benefit of the all-levels classes she is teaching. Those who attend the classes leave feeling happy & invigorated.

I just made the new graphics below for June's classes, showing the schedule & pricing.

Graphics by Paul Micarelli Design


Thursday, June 7, 2018

The Duality of Fear

One way I want to help reach people through our Conscious Living for You page is using my design skills to create motivational or inspirational graphics.

This was the first one I thought up, dealing with the mind-killer, FEAR. Loretta & I hope to provide tools and ideas to tame the mind and control emotions such as fear that can hinder our growth.

is a Means of 

But It Can Also Be 
a Means of

-Paul Micarelli