.

'Divine' Store Shutting After Six Years

Owner of "Divine Inspirations Bookstore" Finds Life Calling Through Helping Others Heal

Gloria Brown knows too well that there is a season for everything.

The owner of Divine Inspirations Book Store on Franklin Avenue spent 30 years in Corporate America, and the rest of her career working to inspire others to live a better, more holistic lifestyle by presenting workshops, yoga and reiki classes or selling inspiring books and music.

Now, after six years, she will close shop in the next few weeks. She said economic reasons led to her decision, but that her books and items will still be able to be purchased on her website, divinebooks.net.

She also plans to continue hosting workshops at various locations.

In 2000, shortly after retiring as diversity manager from Lucent Technologies, she formed “Global Healing,” with three partners. Its mission was to bring concepts of healing to women in corporations.

“Women work long hours, they weren’t taking care of themselves,” Brown said. “We would give workshops on alternative medicine, menopause. We’d bring them to spas.”

After September 11, things changed. The need to cater to women in the workforce had diminished.

“People started cocooning, stayed home with their children, they stopped working long hours,” she said. “They were doing what we had created the business to help them do.”

Brown decided to take what she had learned from her business and incorporate it into “Divine Inspirations,” a spiritual bookstore and wellness center. There, she brings together books, educational programs, alternative health and spirituality under one roof.

Clients come for yoga, reiki and T’ai Chi. They also come seeking enlightenment, be it through spiritual books or by signing up for workshops. Topics range from how to communicate with angels to meditation.

Brown attracted top names in the area of psychic mediums and energey healers. Brown said she has learned to rely on instinct when booking speakers and others who hold workshops, "It made me tap into my inner knowing as far as the kind of people I bring into the store."

Books encompass all religions and reflect everybody, no matter what their beliefs, she said,“There are books on Islam, Hinduism, Christianity, Mormonism, Buddhism."

The store also sells crystals, jewelry imbued with healing energy, and healing music that clients purchase for loved ones who are ill, she said. It’s the go-to place for those with one goal in mind: healing.

“People come here with burdens, pain, stress, illness,” Brown said. “I notice customers who started with me and to see their progress and how they’ve grown is delightful.”

Opening the shop was the fulfillment to which Brown had aspired and she is sad to see it go,“The store was more for me than it was for them."

Kristen April 06, 2012 at 11:21 PM
I'm very surprised to learn that Divine Inspirations wasn't a Christian bookstore. From the signage and the name, I'd just assumed it was. If I'd known they had Tai Chi classes and Buddhist literature, I'd have been a customer!
wengwo December 05, 2012 at 04:26 PM
Nearly all of females that desire to individual the posh mulberry factory shop handbags, because this kind of bags that are attended into the functions along with other critical functions. The exquisite and exceptional layout that you could come across from the mulberry bags http://www.mulberryoutlet-malls.com What?ˉs extra, the bags that are top of the range created in so that the bags that appear to be b plenty of. All these mulberry outlet that on sale this kind of elegant, outfits and great bags for equally girls as well as some versions that are created for youthful women. Below our terrific mulberry store on the net that can also deliver you price reduction price tag.
wengwo December 05, 2012 at 04:28 PM
It truly is accurate for you to acquire the designer and fashion mulberry handbags,correct,having said that often you'll be able to locate these bags which have been sold at intense higher price in these mulberry outlet. Thanks to the leading top quality that applied in also as the fashion styles which have been created in.so for these girls who get low salary.They would turn towards the mulberry on line http://www.mulberryoutletstores-uk.com to get the authentic and great bags mulberry sale at discount price tag.
wengwo December 05, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Here we would assistance for the traditional mulberry handbags on sale in our on line retailer. As well as these wallets that all are top rated designed to suit your needs to choose from in these mulberry outlet. The new series that also now on sale in the industry which come as well as classic style for inspiration, with the choose calfskin that embossed all make the mulberry bags http://www.mulberryoutlet-hot.com intense fantastic. So just search on line for thesemulberry uk on line you'll be able to get the discount value.

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »