I spent the morning doing research for my new book. It was fruitful and I have a stack of information to read through, along with two books I bought yesterday and another I just ordered on Amazon, along with a list of people I want to interview. I was sitting here looking at the stack of paper and books on my desk, thinking I should read this now so I… Read More »An Inspiring Trip to the Bank
My kids are both grown now…they’re adults. My daughter is 21 and my son is 19. Right now they’re both living at home…my daughter for a few months in between college and grad school, and my son while he attends college locally. And, let me just say that I love my kids with all my heart. They have been the center of my life since they were born. They were… Read More »Entangled in Parenthood
I’ve always been a goal-oriented person. I’ve always been a planner. I’ve always been organized. Inherent in all three is a certain way of living. It involves setting goals, creating a plan, and creating a to-do list of all the things I need to “to do” to accomplish the goal. That list is broken down and specific tasks are scheduled each day. The idea being, if you take all the… Read More »Throwing The To-Do List Out The Window
Not a lot of inspiration this week. It’s Saturday and as I look back on this week, I realize I didn’t have or follow many inspired ideas. After feeling several very strong nudges to finish creating and producing a program for my business, I spent the entire week working on that. It took a lot of time and kept me very busy. Normally I don’t like to be that focused… Read More »I Spent the Last Week Doing
I was on a run with my husband Louie tonight and we tried out a new path. It was a beautiful new trail along the San Diego River. Unfortunately, it was a dead-end (I’m hoping they’re going to finish it at some point) so we had to turn around, go back, and hop a fence to connect to our regular loop (yes, it was a bit of an adventure!) This… Read More »Sometimes We Just Run out of Gas
I saw the movie “I Am” last weekend and was moved and inspired beyond words. If you aren’t familiar with this movie, you can learn more here. I highly recommend it. I also learned that Tom Shadyac, the man behind the movie, was also at Kenyon College at my daughter’s graduation just a few weeks ago. Apparently he had a relative graduating. How ironic (or fitting, depending on how you… Read More »Do I Have to Sell My Lexus?
I had an appointment in La Jolla this morning. If you don’t know San Diego, La Jolla is a beautiful beach community…the jewel of San Diego. It’s only about 20 minutes from my house, but as you can expect, I don’t get there often enough. After my appointment, I was inspired to head down to the beach to just be and write in my journal. I always carry it with… Read More »I Live HERE!
In case you’re wondering, I thought I’d give you a definition… Following inspiration is listening to, and doing what that little voice inside is telling you to do. It’s paying attention to that little nudge, that sense you should do something. It’s taking action on those “light-bulb” ideas that come to you, very often when you least expect them. It’s taking advantage of opportunities that arise, when you just know… Read More »What is Following Inspiration?
I’ve often found that when I have inspired ideas, my head argues with my heart. Of course the inspired path means following your heart, and ignoring your head. Very often inspired ideas don’t make any sense. If they made sense, our head would have thought of them! However, the head is usually driven by ego, by “what will people think?”, “what if I make a mistake?” and other fears. And,… Read More »To Publish or Not To Publish
I’ve chased success most of my adult life. I set big goals. I worked hard to achieve them, even to the point of burning myself out. I’ve read books, sought out mentors, coaches, and mastermind groups, attended seminars and conferences, and dropped a boat-load of money, all in search of More. More success. More money. More recognition. More of everything because I thought More was the path to success and… Read More »Chasing Success vs. Following Inspiration