Author Archive for: Pam Grout
Pam Grout is a hopeless romantic who still believes the world is a beautiful place, that people are noble and that anything is possible.
For a living (and she always wonders why people think that's such an important question), she writes books and articles for such magazines as People, Huffington Post and Travel.CNN. She also enjoy writing stories for her grandkids, but that's more about making a life than a living. She's keenly aware there's a huge difference.
In making a life, she has traveled to all the world's continents, learned 59 ways to make a fort out of sofa cushions, perfected a mean tennis forehand and volunteered at a women's prison and a free health clinic.
Find out more about Pam and her out-of-the-box take on life at her sometimes-updated website at pamgrout.com.
For more information, please visit pamgrout.com.
Entries by Pam Grout
I wrote a story last week about Denver’s Rockmount Ranch Wear. It’s a six-decade business that was started by “Papa” Jack Weil, who joyously ran the company until he was 107. He showed up every day, sat at his little wooden desk in the front of the store and was widely regarded as the world’s oldest CEO. He wasn’t, as far as I know, a student of metaphysics, but the reason his business was so successful and that his snap-button Western shirts are the go-to shirt for everyone from Eric Clapton and Tom Hanks to Robert Redford and Paul McCartney… Read more.
“I like the dreams of the future, better than the history of the past.” – Thomas Jefferson “To hold fast to history is to be swept aside.” – John F. Kennedy I’m not psychic, but I’m pretty sure that 100 years from now (hopefully sooner), future generations are going to look back at our belief in separation and limits and wonder, “What were they thinking? How could they be so misinformed?” They’ll scratch their heads at our refusal to use our innate power, our natural energy in much the same way we look back at the Roman Circuses. “Are you kidding… Read more.
Be recklessly generous and relentlessly kind. Therapists tell us that until we root out the deep, dark recesses of our unconscious minds, it’s impossible to reach self-fulfillment. A fully-realized person, they insist, must dig for hidden secrets that make him feel unworthy, must dive for past cruelties inflicted by her parents. But what I want to know is, “While we were down there with flashlights, why didn’t we look for our souls?” We’ve spent 20 years excavating the darkness, when right under the next rock is a world of wonder and brilliance. Yes, I’m talking about our spiritual side, that… Read more.
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