YouTube Thursdays - Mindfulness, Videos, and Joy

Real Estate Broker/Owner with ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors

YouTube Thursdays - Mindfulness, Videos, and Joy 



Enjoy Life and Stay Mindful


About two weeks ago, on one of our few nice days of late, Bernie pruned the fruit trees and sprayed them with an organic dormant oil. I encouraged him to shoot a video of the process. Many of our ViewHomes™ of Clark County clients have rural properties with fruit trees and it will be helpful to have a "how-to" video to share.  



While Bernie was working on the Asian pears, he heard the loud humming of bees in the nearby spring heather. Even though it's been in the 20's and 30's nearly every day for weeks, Nature is still a buzz with the business of renewal. Mindful of the moment, he stopped and turned the camera to capture the activity and sounds. 


He didn't stop there either. While taking the pruned tree tips down to the fire pit, he noticed a lot of activity at our hummingbird feeder. Thoughtfully, he set up the tripod nearby and let the camera run. Mindfulness once again led him to another great opportunity to capture a moment in Nature - and after all, it is our Viewhomes tagline - Nature As Neighbors. 

It's also a big part of who we are, therefore, these moments are what give us great joy. 

It's easier to get things done when you follow your bliss.



If you are really committed to using video as a marketing tool, following your passions is one of the best way to accomplish it. And, staying mindful during the process will likely lead you to other moments of opportunity. 

When Bernie ended the day, his cheeks were flushed with fresh air, he had accomplished an important job, and he had taken the time to notice the small details in the world around him. His soul was filled with joy.

Plus, we now have enough material for three new videos!  We're certain you get the point of this story. 


Much like Anita Clark 's Facebook Fridays, we encourage you to subscribe to each other's YouTube Channels - and take a minute to "like" or leave a comment. You can also add your own YouTube Channel in the comments below, and ask for subscribers. Be sure to subscribe back though - it's quid pro quo! 







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ViewHomes™ grew out of our passion for nature, beautiful surroundings, and peaceful environments. Starting together in an urban environment, over the years we've gravitated towards areas with smaller populations and less density. We now enjoy our lifestyle in a rural environment, but with close proximity to metropolitan areas where we appreciate all the amenities of fine restaurants, shopping, and an easy drive to an international airport.
Living in ViewHomes™ is like having “elbowroom for the soul”.






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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Sheila Anderson I'm guessing you experience when you are outside working in your yard. 

Larry and Sheila - yes, it was a good day, like most,  it just had that little extra something for Bernie. 

Mar 07, 2019 11:41 AM #17
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Thank you Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 - it does make it handy to get multiple projects in one afternoon's effort - especially when you're having such a good time ( productive even ) doing it. 

Mar 07, 2019 11:42 AM #18
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - I will be looking for that video once you post it. I enjoy watching your videos.  

I love to garden and we actually have had some days in the mid 60ºs (Yea)! so I was out there doing some pruning on Sunday. Tristan was helping.  Another idea for a video!  Thank you!

Mar 07, 2019 01:00 PM #19
John Henry
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

Great ideas and thanks very much for sharing!

Mar 07, 2019 01:10 PM #20
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Debb and Bernie, I commend you for keeping the video ideas coming for your You Tube Channel. Though, I would not have been outside in that cold weather, I can see that you guys have a passion pruning your fruit trees and making videos. 

Mar 07, 2019 02:22 PM #21
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Debb and Bernie:

Well there are certainly some valuable, and fun, learnings from your post. I look forward to more nature videos from you both! Sounds like Bernie had an excellent day!!


Mar 07, 2019 05:49 PM #22
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Another feature-worthy post and an important reminder about mindfulness.  Well done!

Mar 07, 2019 06:41 PM #23
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

Being mindful is really quite an amazing thing, isn't it? We can certainly become more joyful!

Mar 08, 2019 03:16 AM #24
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

This is like taking a mind trip to another world for now...pruning seems like a distant activity with snow everywhere in Wisconsin.

Mar 08, 2019 03:25 AM #25
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

It's on the list. Have to work on an apple orchard behind the barn on the farm too but little too much snow this winter. Blogging, reporting is best when you have a background in the topic, when you have fire in your belly about the subject that is a passionate hobby or livelihood. Video captures the event but how it is edited, angles of shots, time of day, natural sound, the  pace of the loops yadda yadda yadda. Done right makes it a good user experience that is memorable and they return for more. They subscribe to your channel Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD !



Mar 08, 2019 03:44 AM #26
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It's not difficult to enjoy nature around us and it is always active, no matter the weather!

Mar 08, 2019 05:08 AM #27
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

We are natural born receivers. Of what? Look around! It was never intended to end and impossible to exhaust. Eternity is no myth...

Mar 08, 2019 06:34 AM #28
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

My meditation practices get deeper and deeper as I get older, and maybe a little wiser. mindfulness and joy are a big part of that. :)

Mar 08, 2019 07:59 AM #29
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Richie Alan Naggar Life can be so abundant If we are just willing to notice, you know? It doesn’t have to be complicated all the time. :)

Mar 08, 2019 08:02 AM #30
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Debb and Bernie,  Another lesson that I need to work on, I spotted 2 eagles the last couple of days and will try to get a video of them.


Mar 08, 2019 08:47 AM #31
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Friday morning. Have a great day and an outstanding weekend.

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Mar 08, 2019 08:57 AM #32
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Do it Will.

Roy Kelley Thank you. Hope you and Dolores have a great weekend too. 

Mar 08, 2019 01:40 PM #33
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

 Nature is still hard at work even when we’re bundled up inside. This works out very well for the Pacific Northwest Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD 

Mar 10, 2019 08:39 AM #34
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Debb,

"It's easier to get things done when you follow your bliss."  There are so many opportunities in this world, why should we do anything other than follow our bliss?  Oh, I know, there are the mundane tasks even in the bliss but it's still about the overriding passion. 

Mar 10, 2019 10:16 AM #35
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Goosd afternoon Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD ,

I look forward to seeing the videos when you post them. I'm so glad Bernie enjoyed getting things done and enjoying the journey of it all! A wonderful feeling of wonderment and joy when working with Mother Nature.

Mar 10, 2019 02:54 PM #36
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