October, 2008 Archives

Visualize Your Dreams- it works!

I just had the pleasure of interviewing John Assaraf from The Secret, for InspireMeToday.com. His feature day is coming up soon. Knowing how John creates his life with Vision Boards, I shared this story with him (which he loved!) In January of 2007 I decided to relocate from California to Colorado. My children were grown and this was the first time that I could live wherever I wanted to live.  I made my vision board and included the things that I wanted in my new life. Some of the things that were on the board were a home in the… Read more.

Remember Who You Are

If you remember the movie, The Lion King, Mufasa told Simba, “Remember who you are”. They could have been four of the best words ever spoken in any movie. Why do we forget who we are? Deep in our hearts, most of us know the true magnificence that we are inside. We know that first and foremost, we are a part of something so much bigger than ourselves- we are spiritual beings having a human experience.  We know that we create our own realities, and that we are both the director and the actor in our own little screenplay called… Read more.

Inspired Interview: Nicole Casanova

Inspired Interview: Leah Larson

Inspired by a Dog

We are blessed to live in such a beautiful place. Most days I take Koda, our year-old Samoyed pup for a long walk in the mountains and truly enjoy the beauty of Colorado. Yesterday I was too busy with commitments and only had time to visit the dog park in North Boulder. Koda was excited to be there to play with the other dogs. I was struck by the simplicity of life at the dog park. Each time we enter, no matter if there are two dogs or twenty, Koda happily bounds up to each one, tail flying, nose sniffing,… Read more.

Inspired Interview: Dane Pavlik

Celebrate Life by Living it to the Fullest!

Today would have been Randy Pausch’s 48th birthday. We were fortunate enough to have Randy Pausch as one of our Inspirational Luminaries on InspireMeToday.com.  Randy, known for his “Last Lecture”, passed away in July from cancer. I know how special birthdays are, for I just celebrated my 50th three days ago, surrounded by family and friends. On my birthday, one of my good friends, who is only in her early 40’s, had surgery for cancer. All three of these things are reminders for me of just how short life really is. I think we all live our lives just assuming… Read more.

Thanks for the Birthday Wishes!

Forget the hype…. forget the warnings. The “Big 5-0” is no big deal at all! Yesterday I celebrated my 50th, surrounded by family and friends in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Thank you to all who sent birthday wishes. I don’t think I’ve ever had a birthday where I felt so loved. Thank you! For those that wrote and sent requests, here you go… a few photos of the day. Thanks again! Hugs, Gail

Reflections on 50

My apologies for the delay in writing this blog post, as I’ve been enjoying a mini vacation. I’m writing this from a beautiful beach house in Hilton Head, South Carolina. My family has come here for the week to celebrate with me, as tomorrow is my 50th birthday. Wow, 50! I remember a time when 50 year-old people seemed ancient. Did all of those people that I thought were so old feel as young then as I do now? Did the number change, or just my perspective? It no longer seems so old. Matter of fact, it doesn’t seem old… Read more.

Inspired Interview: Sondra Clark

Inspired Interview: Jennifer Field

Inspired Interview: Shirley Cheng

InspireMeToday Brings Inspiration to Iraq

(to our readers, I know this is a long blog post but I want you to understand who we are and why we’re doing what we’re doing. Please indulge me and read this post. Thank you!) Inspiration has always been a very special part of my life. For many years I’ve listened to upbeat music on my iPod when I worked out aerobically at the gym. But, on the mornings that I did weight training, I would listen to books on tape- inspirational messages from people like Jack Canfield, Wayne Dyer or one of many others. Those morning inspirational messages… Read more.

Faith vs. Fear

A few years ago I was working on an entrepreneurial project, living off savings. Some days were financially scary as I was learning to live on faith instead of fear. One day I was standing in the checkout line of my local grocery store, very aware the woman in front of me was taking a long time to check out. Although I had no pressing appointment, I became impatient and annoyed at having to wait so long.  Finally, I realized that being annoyed wasn’t doing me any good and I started to pay attention to what was unfolding before me…. Read more.


Within the last few days the subject of integrity has come up in several conversations. I think there’s a buzz in the air, specifically with the upcoming elections, our failing financial institutions and the lack of integrity that we sometime see around us. I sent out a few tweets on Twitter asking, “Integrity is….”, and asking friends in the social media world to comment. The comments were interesting and quite consistent: Integrity is… … returning someone’s phone call when you say you will … keeping your word even when it’s not easy … consistently listening to your soul … keeping… Read more.

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