Inspiration to have and to hold : 1

May 24, 2018

Inspiration to have and to hold : 1

Ideas worth spreading.

After working most of this past weekend* I found myself whiling away the better part of Monday afternoon watching Ted Talks on my laptop with a big bowl of white popcorn beside me, and later a chilled glass of Chardonnay.
I revisited my favorites and laughed out loud and hung on words and filled up with tears as if I was seeing them all for the very first time. 
On my run the next day, I got the inspiration to share them all with you. I love the opportunity to connect with you this way, so I hope you will drop me a note when you see something that moved you or inspired you or made you pause. I'll send them along to you one at a time so that you can savor them at your own pace, perhaps with your favorite snack + adult beverage. Read on for the first installment.
*I hosted the most recent Live Your TRUTH workshop at my home. It was awe-inspiring and eye opening for myself + Gavin + Kirem and those we spent the day with! Next time perhaps you can join us?

Your Elusive Creative Genius. 

Liz Gilbert is one of my all time favorite authors. Like many other millions of people, Eat, Pray, Love left a lasting impression on me. I had the chance to meet her this past Fall, which resulted in my very first utterly starstruck experience, that I of course wrote about unabashedly here: The Fan. (Or the day I met Liz Gilbert and Ann Patchett). I don't know how I regained my composure to introduce myself to Ann Patchett a little later on, because she is way up there for me too, but somehow I managed not to blubber.
If you are a creative of any kind or most certainly if you are a writer, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear is a must read. You will dog-ear pages, write in the margins, highlight and underline, I promise you. Then you will buy it for everyone you love who is a creative, too. 
But for now, give yourself the gift of twenty minutes, hopefully uninterrupted, and enjoy Liz Gilbert's amazing Ted Talk: Your Elusive Creative Genius.

Liz Gilbert Ted Talk

A long weekend awaits.

Cheers to you, dear friend! I wish you a very pleasant and downright enjoyable long Memorial Day weekend!

Leave a comment

Also in share your truth.

Love - or something like it. [Contributor: Athina]
Love - or something like it. [Contributor: Athina]

September 10, 2019 58 Comments

Love - or something like it.  
Agapi or eros. Unconditionally conditional.
It's sometimes only for a moment - or so it would seem - it's transitional.
It's not superstition, though.
Looking for love - and it's not that it's in all the wrong places -
It's just kind of backwards that you do it by looking at faces.

Continue Reading

Sudden News. [Contributor: Piper]
Sudden News. [Contributor: Piper]

September 10, 2019 56 Comments

The fear of it happening all over again.
Another tragic phone call,
Police at our door,
Having to use a wash rag to wipe your tears since you ran out of tissues.

Continue Reading

The End Game of Hate Games: Putting the Spiritual Lessons to Work.
The End Game of Hate Games: Putting the Spiritual Lessons to Work.

September 08, 2019 2 Comments

When last we left this saga, I had come out the other side of two intense years of obsessive hate games a newer, lighter version of myself, the result of the gifts of my required spiritual growth. (Do you need to catch up? Hate Games. What To Do When You Are The Target of Someone’s Hate. From a Spiritual Perspective). Or listen to the Audio Version, read by me.

My teachers came in the form of two neighbors who I refer to as Mr. and Mrs. X. To briefly sum up the situation: I was President of our neighborhood Home Owners’ Association Board; they decided to paint their brick without permission; we asked them to stop and take the paint off; they asked me to intervene on their behalf to sway the Board in their favor. I did not. They retaliated by spying on my husband and I, taking photos and videos of us and then creating stories about all the nefarious ways in which we were a neighborhood nuisance.

Continue Reading