My Friday Hit List!
The following are the people and posts that rocked my world this week. Enjoy!
Urban Soul Retrieval Quinn shares her journey as she recreates an amazing life… a scrumptious, beautiful, and expansive life.
She has a beautiful piece of writing posted from Elia Kazan, the famous director and acting coach. It's so powerful it knocked me off my feet. No kidding!
Ordinary Courage Who gets 424 comments on one blog post? Brene Brown, Ph.D., LMSW, that's who! She is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past ten years studying vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame. Her groundbreaking work has been featured on PBS, NPR, CNN, and was the topic of two 2010 TEDx talks.
She states her new Valentine is generosity and asks us to practice love and be generous. I can do that! 424 comments…in my dreams.
Liberating Choices Marci Payne asks us to do something about child sex slavery in her Valentines Day post, "Mend Broken Hearts with Love."
I sometimes get lost in my own problems and when I see posts like Marci's I'm reminded, I don't have problems only minor inconveniences. She lists eight ways you can help. Choose one and fly with it.
Powered by Intuition Angela wrote about "blogging black out" this week. After spending time face-to-face with colleagues on a business trip, she realizes how much she's missed being emerged in the real world. She invites you to unplug from the internet for 48 hours a week and see what changes you notice.
Teeny Tiny Pieces Jane a Writer, an educator, a painter, and a student of Healing Touch, is teaching her first "painting from within" workshop in March. Jane's creativity and enthusiasm for art and life are contagious. If I lived near Jane I'd sign up for her workshop, with bells on!
After a dry spell of three years, Jane inspired me to spend two hours yesterday at an abstract art workshop in Fountain Hills.
Tip No.8 is setting deadlines. Joanna always aims to have a new book written each year by her birthday. I love that idea. I wanted to quickly jump to, 'I can do two.' Then settled for one, plus. All tips are divine. Check them out.
Always Well Within Sandra has a post today with six links, leading to bloggers including Angela (above) and I, that wrote about blogging burnout. How many others feel this way?
I'll be hiking and running this weekend. Preparing for the 1/2 marathon in Washington this June. The weather has been in the high 70's this week, with more sun to come!
Have a great weekend everyone, spend some time unplugged!
Photographer: Filomena Scalise