September, 2008 Archives

Bloggers Get Real in Vegas

Last weekend I had the honor of going to BlogWorldExpo in Las Vegas and meeting many of my on-line friends in person. In these days of social media and high technology, we sometime miss the personal contact with other real people. I went to Blog World at the request of my friend Dave and he was so right in suggesting I attend. (Thank you Dave!) Not only did I learn from the speakers in the various seminars, I got to meet many Twitter and on-line friends face to face. What struck me the most, from any other seminar I’ve ever… Read more.

When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough take Baby Steps

I live in a beautiful little house in the foothills of Boulder, CO. Our home is ideally situated between several mountains, perched on a ridge and can be seen from the surrounding areas in all directions. Our neighborhood is filled with windy, twisty roads, some with the same name and folks often get lost up and down the sides of the mountains. This morning Koda, our Samoyed pup, and I decided to take a walk. Instead of our normal predictable path, we set out in the opposite direction. We were both invigorated by the cooler fall temperatures and the glorious… Read more.

GPS- Global Persistence System

My girlfriend Elaine has a business project she’s been working on for nearly a year. This morning when we spoke she voiced her frustration about how her project seems to be going in a different direction than what she anticipated. I smiled and shared an experience with her. Recently we drove from Seattle to Boulder, about 1500 miles. Our Prius has a GPS unit that makes life so easy. I just enter where I want to go and within seconds, I’m given the choice of three routes including the shortest distance, the shortest time and an alternative route, with more… Read more.

Inspired Interview: Mirabai Starr

Finding Your Own Way

As I write this, it is nearly October, harvest time. Driving down the lane, through the woods this morning, signs were everywhere. The leaves, drenched in russet, gold, and autumn shades of green. Three deer paused in the act of eating breakfast from a neighbor’s garden. Their brown, velvety coats, simply beautiful. Mother Nature has designed magnificent creatures. And then, I thought of you, and began to wonder just what might be useful for me to share with you, at this particular time in your life. You and I have seen the news. Isn’t it funny how obsessed we can… Read more.

Inspired Interview: Relentless Aaron

The Difference Between Winning and Losing

I sometimes wonder what the difference is between losing and winning in life. The difference between non-achievement and achievement. The threshold you have to cross to be considered a “success.” And then, given the answers to these questions, wouldn’t the answers be subjective? Aren’t the terms “success,” “achievement” and “winning” all conditional based on what these ideas mean to you? If you win a race, and were so happy about it that you did a back-flip and broke your neck, would you be considered a “winner” still? The moral to this commentary? Put your assessment of life’s ups and downs… Read more.

Inspired Interview: Sheevaun Moran

The River of My Life

Recently a friend of mine told me that I have an interesting mind: one that can see anything physical and through metaphor, relate it to my life. Lately, just to see if she’s right, I’ve been paying attention to things around me, choosing an object and seeing how I can relate it to my life. Yesterday as I flew from Philadelphia to Seattle, via Dallas, I decided to see if she was right. As we were nearing Dallas, a river intrigued me, bending and winding through a very dry area. From 30,000 feet it looked like a cinnamon pretzel, twisty,… Read more.

Inspired Interview: Paul Hoffman

Conquering Your Internal Critic So You Can Sing Your Own Song

My father was undoubtedly the funniest person I have ever known or heard on stage or screen. His sense of timing and his extemporaneous ad-libbing kept his customers, our family, his friends and my friends in hysterics for countless years. I have recollections of family get-togethers on Sundays which went on all day and the laughter seemed to be non-stop. My father had a knack for taking a basically true situation and embellishing it to the point where it is hilarious. For example, he pointed out that his sister was always an incurable hypochondriac. He told people that she became… Read more.

Inspired Interview: Jack Singer

It’s Just a Little Fog

Our time in Anacortes is coming to an end, as we’re returning to Boulder in about a week. The past few weeks have been simply beautiful here with clear, sunny, blue skies filled with white puffy clouds and warm temperatures. I can tell that fall is on the way. Not only are the leaves on the big tree by the house already turning red, but yesterday morning I woke up in the middle of a cloud, surrounded by a swirling mist of fog. One of my interviews yesterday was with an incredible man, Stephen Hopson, who is a deaf motivational… Read more.

Inspired Interview: Mark Black

3 Lessons Learned from Serious Illness

When I was born doctors quickly realized something was wrong. I started to turn blue. It was my heart. Doctors told my parents that if I was going to survive, I needed open-heart surgery and quickly. I was put on a helicopter and flown away for open-heart surgery. The surgery was incredibly risky but it was successful. After a lengthy recovery, my parents took their new son home. There were more surgeries and hospital visits, but it was 22 years before I faced the biggest challenge of my life. It was 2002 when my condition grew worse. Suddenly I couldn’t… Read more.

Inspired Interview: Mark David Gerson

The Gratitude Dance

Inspired Interview: Alan Pritz

What Are Your Jellyfish?

We’re spending this week with a friend, sailing the San Juan Islands of the Pacific Northwest. We’ve never been here before and the scenery is stunningly beautiful. My husband and I are enjoying a great week. One of our intentions for this week was to do some brainstorming for, but very little of that has happened so far. Just before I left to come up here I was interviewing one of our Inspirational Luminaries. I asked them to discuss change and how that can affect our lives. This Luminary shared that one thing they’ve learned is that if you… Read more.

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