Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Happy Birthday Mind Body Spirit Marketplace

It's hard to believe that it was a year ago today that the Mind Body Spirit Marketplace was launched on 1000 Markets.  A group of people, who did not know each other in the least, came together for a brief, intense period of time and worked harmoniously to create something they felt strongly about. This group maintained that a specific market segment and view point was not being represented on the site.  So they pooled their knowledge and skills and with minimal assistance from the administration, created a space that would welcome and embrace everyone and their specialized products, regardless of their religious and spiritual beliefs.

The day MBS Marketplace was launched, the numerology of the day, month and year added up to 11.... the Master Number "Illumination".  The number 11 expresses itself through the "development and expansive participation in the community in subtle but pervasive ways".  It has the "potential to bring inspiration into people's lives".

Diane FergursonNellie Levine, Sapna Mehra and Abby Horowitz all continue to watch over  MBS...each contributing, observing, and supporting it in their own way.   No matter what the future may hold for the Mind Body Spirit Marketplace,  its founding members would probably all agree that they made a positive difference in the lives and education of others.


Below is a copy of the original Marketplace statement:

Hello and welcome to 1000 Markets’ Mind Body Spirit Marketplace. Our intention behind creating this site is to not only offer quality products to the public that have been designed to nurture, inspire, heal and honor our spirit….but to also provide an education and communication platform where people can learn more about the diverse interests and belief systems of others.

We want this site to be an enjoyable, informative destination for everyone.  We hope that our participating merchants will be active in the forums and also contribute their knowledge and expertise to the blogs.  Just looking through some of our merchants, there are so many 1000 Market members who are quite accomplished in their respected fields. We hope you will take the time to share some of your expertise with us.  Artistic and/or spiritual.

The MBS Marketplace is going to feature regular book reviews. These reviews will posted on the site in two locations. Once under blog, as a blog post, and again in the discussion forums.  We feel that this will aid our readers in keeping track of the material that is reviewed and also provide a them with a better visual option for participating in book topic discussions.

Our community bulletin board is up and in place.  If there is an event, lecture, course series or organization that you would like to share with us… please post it.  It doesn’t matter what state you live in.

We appreciate any suggestions that you have for improving the market.  The Mind Body Spirit Marketplace is a positive site and everyone is welcome.

Thanks for stopping by

Artwork by Diane Fergurson  Mandala #28  "Finding Direction"


  1. Happy Birthday, MBS. May there be many more!

  2. I was just looking through my mailbox to see when I join 1km and
    saw all of our emails. You've done such an amazing job keeping the market alive, vibrant and relevant. I'm proud to be a part of it.

  3. Happy Birthday to us!

    Thanks for letting me be a part of this.



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