So I can't say that I had anything other than quiet, sweet relief that it was over when I said thank you. I sat down and felt a boulder slide down my back and land softly into place at my feet. I know boulders don't fall softly, but this one did because one of the points of the talk is that if you lift the boulders off your chest, you can stand on them to see a whole new vantage point from which to view your life. This boulder simply slipped into its position on the path I am literally building as I walk it. And so are you. You…
What’s weighing you down?
Farmers, then and now, have an interesting and repetitive spring task: they pick rocks. Every year, regardless the number of years a field has been worked, farmers must pick the rocks that have risen to the surface over the winter.
The power of the mind
For 12 minutes and 10 seconds, I breathed and let my mind wander to what I most desire. And you know what I saw? I saw myself talking to a sold out crowd of 2,500 people, mostly women but not all. I saw myself wearing a blazer where the sleeves actually were the right length (v. long arms!!!!!) and the cut was just perfect. I saw that my hair looked amazing and my glasses had no smudges on them. And I saw an amazing pair of high heels--I think they were one of my favorite pairs of J. Crew putty colored suede shoes that tie and buckle and have a…
Invest in your dreams
In February, I was invited to give the Creative Mornings Fargo talk around the topic Invest. What a fun challenge this theme was for me! I hope you’ll watch and see if you are investing in your dreams as specifically as I think you need to to actually achieve them. Bring on the G.O.T.E. sheets from my years as a theatre student. I’m telling you, those years at MSUM, studying theatre, are the gift that keeps on giving in my life. Thanks to the Creative Mornings Fargo crew for the invite, to LiveWire for the video and to M. Schleif Photography for the excellent images!