Creative Juices and Blogging Superstars

by Tess on September 10, 2010


Creative Juices and Blogging Superstars

I've not been feeling well for the last 10 days. Instead of pushing myself forward I've been sleeping, laying or sitting around doing nothing. It's a good thing.

Know why? Because it allowed me to "just be," which led to daydreaming, which led to creativity! I'll sum that up: Be, Dream, Create. I just noticed "Do" is missing and has been replaced by create. Big insight!

When good ideas came…I wrote them down in my journal. I now have several for some juicy posting.

I also had an insight and decided to change my tagline. I'm currently refining my ideas. This was not planned!

I still not my 100% vibrant-hyper-self so I'm only allowing myself to write this post and a bit of commenting today.

Blogging Superstars

One thing I allowed myself to do was write a book review for Naked in Eden: My Adventure and Awakening in the Australian Rainforest by Robin Easton. It took me three days, I only eeked out a few paragraphs but I am happy with it. The book is a must read…can't say that enough.

Several years ago I was in a Mastermind group that was trying to get off the ground. It failed because the three of us were in transition and the timing wasn't right.

A week ago my friend Barb sent me the progress of Lorelie, the other woman in that group. What she has accomplished is mind-blowing. 

Her blog is Verbal Remedies, this link leads to her Ted Talk, Crazy Ideas that Change the World! Check it out and while you're there note her "Pledge of Allegiance to the Earth" poster on the right side bar!

After reading what she has accomplished I'm reminded of Dr. Seuss and his book, The Places You'll Go!

Jean, from Virgin Blogging Notes has a guest today who wrote a short and fresh post, "Don't Let Your Blogging Boat Sink." Jean will be my guest on Monday, you won't want to miss it!

Farnoosh,from Prolific Living had a "favorite movie contest" and today announces the winners and the 30 Best Films chosen by her peeps.

I wish I had this list before getting sick! However I'm not sure I'd be overflowing with my juiced up creativity.

Hubs and I will dive into to one or two this weekend as I continue to lay low. I plan on watching even the ones I've previously seen. 

Danielle Laporte, from White Hot Truth is in a league of her own with her writing and creative style. Her post today is called, Initiated Women. She is truly which I'd credit to her success. 

A few weeks ago I came across Maralisa's 525 Ideas for Your Bucket List. I got right on this and began a hot, fresh and revised list.

A couple of days ago daughter No. 2 called me and said she found tickets to New Zealand selling for $425. Once purchased they have to be used by November 30. 

I proceeded to tell her how busy I am and can't possibly fit that trip in. She stated, "Mom, if you and dad don't go now you'll probably never go!"

I hung up the phone mad at her for saying that and mad at myself because it's probably true! 

Katie Tallo, from Momentum Gathering is a whiz with metaphors. Check out "How to Launch Your Own Mutiny & Toss That Unhealthy Self Overboard." I'm telling you, a real whiz!

Karl, from Work Happy Now has been coaching me to Discover and Leverage My Hidden Superpowers. I've found him to be fresh, amazing and insightful. He's helped me relaunch my speaking career. I've moved from taking penguin steps forward to risking and leaping forward.

If you want to leap instead of crawl through the last 100 days or so of this year I'd suggest giving Karl a call. You'll have a head start come January 1st!

About that New Zealand trip? Not going…I have 3 speaking and blogging related trips planned between now and November 11th. (Thanks Karl) 

If you know an association, a business, a women's group, a retreat or spa that is looking for a Rockin'Speaker I'd appreciate a referral. 

Thanks in advance for helping and supporting me and making my dreams come true. I love you all!

PS Over Thanksgiving we're flying to Atlanta to meet daughter No.3's boyfriend's parents. Isn't life grand?

Creative Commons License photo credit: davedehetre

What choo' up to and what are you doing with your crazy and delightful life?

Let me know if I can help you in anyway;)

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    The Exception September 10, 2010 at 11:55 am

    Oh Tess – I do hope that you are feeling better soon though I also appreciate that every now and again we need that down time to give our bodies and our minds a break – and wow, what creativity can flow.
    Thanks for the great links. I am going to go and check them out while I wait for the end of this quiet work day to end.
    Sounds as if you have wonderful things in the works… love it! And have a great weekend!


    Jean Sarauer September 10, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    I’m glad you’ve been honoring your body and spirit by resting. And how insightful to see how some Tess-time has rejuvenated your creativity! Thank you for including Kiesha’s beautiful post in your roundup. Between her post and Katie’s post, I hear the water calling me! Hope you have a great weekend, and I’ll see you Monday!
    .-= Jean Sarauer´s last post…Don’t Let Your Blogging Boat Sink! =-.


    Marelisa September 10, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    Hi Tess: I hope you’re feeling better soon. Thank you for the mention.


    Joy September 10, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    Hi Tess,
    Good healing energy to you:)
    My friend, I cannot help but think of the mind/body connection and how when your body forced you to rest by shutting itself were quiet enough to allow for your creative juices that have been overflowing to be aknowledged and brought to fruition..I can tell by the above words and your enthusiasm and the authors you mention that you were completely open and the Universe/God flooded that space with things you have probably been resisting for some time..
    So..congratulations..may all of your dreams come true–and thank you for sharing because you continue to inspire me! I *love* your tagline and I absolutely *love* the direction you are moving:)
    Life is crazy and delightful because we allow it to be and I celebrate every moment with you *grin*
    And I’ve signed up for Skype, so when you are up to it, let’s talk:)


    Sandra Lee September 10, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    So glad you are feeling better.

    Be. Dream. Create. ~ Love that. I’m really up for some of that being and allowing the dreaming and creating to flow. This is exactly the inspiration I needed for today. Thanks. You are my blog superstar.
    .-= Sandra Lee´s last post…Buddhist teacher warns of impending environmental catastrophe =-.


    Evita September 10, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Hi Tess

    Wow, that is incredible! You have managed not only to get your creative juices going, but you also shared some AMAZING resources!

    Thank you! It is amazing what each of us can accomplish. It is all a matter of choice, timing, motivation and patience to be in the divine flow of it all!
    .-= Evita´s last post…Essential Energy with Cyndi Dale- The Energy Boundaries of Intimacy =-.


    Brenda Strausz September 10, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Hi Tess,

    I too, think the universe was looking out for you…we all need time to just be. Hope you are feeling better!

    Loved these blogs! I could spend all day and night in blog land! I discovered Danielle’s on my own today. They all look aweome and sure fire up the creative juices.

    Thank you once again for the great inspiration. And I love your new tagline!!

    Have fun in Atlanta meeting the boyfriend!

    I hope my newest blog shows up…I have been having trouble! hmmm…what is the universe trying to tell me?

    Love to you,


    Betsy @ September 10, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Have a nice quiet weekend! I’ll check out your recommended blogs!


    Katie September 10, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Tess, what a great motto. Be, dream and create. Sometimes our bodies slow us down so we can regroup on every level. Sounds like you’ve gathered strength and inspiration from your down time. Thank you for the lovely mention. I do tend to over do it in the metaphor department, but hey, somebody’s gotta shop there. Be well.
    .-= Katie´s last post…A Simple Guide to Joy Riding =-.


    Angela Artemis September 10, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    Hi Tess,
    Great links here. So many good authors some are new to me – and I will explore.
    I’m glad you’re feeling better. I do love your new tagline!
    .-= Angela Artemis´s last post…Who Creates Your Economy =-.


    Sue September 10, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Hi Tess,

    Sorry to hear you’ve been under the weather. Sending some healing energy and feel free to use it in whatever way best meets your needs. I’m really glad to hear that you chose to honour your body, mind and soul’s need to rest and dream. “Be. Dream. Create.” is a fabulous manifesto and mantra!

    Have fun checking out some of those 30 best movies. Some of my all time favourites include “The Secret of Roan Inish”, “Chocolat”, “The Last Mimzy”, “Amal”, “Outsourced”, and “Slumdog Miillionaire”.

    Take care and have a restful weekend


    Mathieu September 11, 2010 at 12:31 am

    This is my first comment and really the first time I’ve read your blog – very nice job. I have a thought for you. We are often presented with different situations and often want to continue doing the same thing. As bloggers, we want to socialize, write, work on our sites, etc. But you let yourself into flow, let the world carry you a little, and what came out of it was unique. It’s like being outside in nature and feeling like you are still in the bustle of the city. Why not grasp onto your present situation to find the unique thoughts and experiences that might come out of them?


    Megan "JoyGirl!" Bord September 11, 2010 at 2:58 am

    Tess! You still shine like the sun, even when you’re feeling under the weather. I really admire that! (Me? I’d be in bed under my comforter the whole time, probably… Taking only those phone calls & emails that promised me soup, cupcakes or Airborne … !)

    New Zealand, eh? Wow… But I understand why it’s a trip you’d rather take another time. There will always be another time and the Universe has this thing called “perfect timing.” You know what feels right. (And besides, I’m just so thrilled you’re headed to Rochester on October 23 & 24!)

    Sending you big love & speedy healing!
    .-= Megan “JoyGirl!” Bord´s last post…Simon Hay Starts US Tour in Rochester- NY =-.


    Lance September 11, 2010 at 3:17 am

    Hope you are feeling all better real soon.

    And – this post just shines to the love you send out into the universe! I feel that very much, in all that you are honoring in others…in seeing these gifts. That truly is love from within, shining out of your soul! And that is AWESOME!!


    Joshua Noerr September 11, 2010 at 5:57 am

    Tess, I hope you dig Atlanta, that is my back yard after all. After the meeting, I highly recommend checking out the Vortex. It’s Atlanta’s most famous burger!


    Lori September 11, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    Hi Tess,
    Holy smokes, I’m so late to this post. You are a force to be reckoned with — under the weather and still writing such kick-ass posts. (Excuse the dangling participle, thank you.)
    I love seeing you continue to blossom and can’t wait to someday hear you in person at a speaking gig. Hats off to you and Karl for shifting your speaking career into high gear. Whoo hoo!
    I’m sending lots of healing energy and fiercely caring for you!
    .-= Lori´s last post…Fiercely Caring =-.


    Belinda Munoz + The Halfway Point September 11, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    I come here for energy infusion and I’m never disappointed, Tess! You are one helluva lady! Let me know if you’re doing a speaking gig in SF — I’d love to see you! Thanks for all you do.


    Tess September 12, 2010 at 6:22 am

    Thanks so much. Yes nothing like my body slowing me down to a dead stop to get my attention. Note use of dead lol! I’m almost there today. Thanks so much for caring. I appreciate you.

    Yes Katie and Keisha are amazing writers and you too. That’s why I’ll see you on Monday. Cheers!

    Your blog is so filled to the rim with inspiration. I can’t get over that post. It was life-changing for me…my list is calling my name.

    Thanks for the praise my friend. I appreciate your love and support. You inspire me as well and yes my mind, body and spirit are flowing today and I feel great. Yippeeee!

    You are so kind. Remember it takes one to know one;) Isnt’ that what was said in grade school? I guess kids even know the value in projection. I know you’re enjoying your weekend.

    Yes that’s where I want to stay in the Divine flow of it all. Thanks for your suggestions in healing. Love and hugs Tess

    Yes I know what you mean and that’s how I found you! It’s amazing the friends I’ve made because of a few mere seconds of stumbling upon a blog. I’ll be over to check your new post out. Some times the Universe is only saying, “have patience.” LOL

    I’ll get back to you with more book info. Let me know if you hear anything. Thanks Tess.


    Metaphoric Katie, OMG they simply amaze me. Jaw droppin’ amazement. You’ve got the market cornered. Yeah for you.

    Thanks for the compliment. Look for something in the mail from me soon. xo

    Wow I love your way with words. Welcome to the bold life and I’m coming over to check out your blog. Thanks for the compliment. I appreciate you.

    You’re funny and smart being choosy about those phone calls;) Oh yes New Zealand another time and I can’t wait to see you soon. xo

    Your a great guy with kind words. I appreciate you and look forward to our future blogging the rest of our lives. Does that sound weird or what?

    I’ll check it out…do they have veggie burgers there:)

    Yes Karl was and is a huge help and good friend. Everyone should get in touch with him and use their super powers;)

    Yes I will when let you know when I’m there…I’ll plan on that being soon. We should all expect the best,eh?



    Keith September 12, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Hi Tess,

    I am sending you good thoughts, a prayer of healing and love! I know you’ll overcome the illness swiftly.

    Thank you for sharing these bloggers. I look forward to the inspiration and encouragement I will receive.

    You’re a very cool chick Tess and I am so glad our paths crossed!


    Tony Single September 12, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    Me? I’m just chillin’ at the moment. Like you, I’ve needed to. Glad to see you’re still truckin’ tho’, Tess. :)


    Sibyl-alternaview September 12, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Tess: Hope you are back 100% very soon. I really do like that approach you said you took and you just let things be. I think that is probably some great advice for us all to follow from time to time. I think it is so easy to get caught up in false deadlines and become attached to always doing “something”. However, sometimes the best thing we can do is just be. I really like that advice. Thanks for sharing your insights and wisdom.


    Patty - Why Not Start Now? September 12, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    I’m so glad to hear you’re resting and taking care of yourself, Tess. And creating as opposed to doing – yes! Something wonderful happens when we put aside all that doing and allow ourselves to renew. It opens up so much space for creativity and vision. And your vision sounds awesome. Can’t wait to see how it all unfolds.
    .-= Patty – Why Not Start Now?´s last post…Finding Clues to Life Balance In a Time Journal =-.


    Farouk September 13, 2010 at 2:23 am

    these days am so busy taking big life decisions, i am about to start masters and was wondering if this is the right time, wish you all the best:)


    Stacey Shipman September 13, 2010 at 5:55 am

    Feel better, Tess! Creating feels good, doesn’t it? Sounds like you are creating great things. I’ve talked to so many people who are re-creating themselves, myself included. It makes life interesting and exciting! Best of luck, and can’t wait to hear the new tagline and see what’s in store for you.


    Karl Staib - Work Happy Now September 13, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    I love how you share other people’s greatness. There are some amazing people in this blog post that I’m a big fan of. I’m lucky to be in the company of such quality people.

    A good coach only goes so far. You were willing to really grab your career and run with it. Thanks for being so willing to answer tough questions and try out the ideas I proposed.

    I also appreciate the link love. You are always so generous.

    I like how you made lemonade out of lemons. Many people feel tired and sick and don’t tap into the fresh perspective that these feelings can bring.

    Feel better soon!


    Patricia September 13, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Hope you are feeling better now….I spent hours figuring out health ins. and health care for us – made the decision and had a dissonance/allergic reaction to my decision – testing, testing – I now have the Adrenal Fatigue back…but am still leading several workshops for parenting groups about how to be healthy this fall (still no pay – I am hoping this school district will come up with a working, high speed computer that Librarian Girl can use at her new school, which is too poor for computers – my district office is working on a donation to her district for my efforts – so maybe I have some kind of pay coming in?)

    I truly enjoyed your post today and linking through…and your guest writer…
    Wow what a mastermind group – you folks are all too busy – no wonder it fell apart..
    Good work Karl…
    Thanks Tess


    Nea | Self Improvement Saga September 14, 2010 at 12:31 am

    I’m glad you’re feeling better, Tess. Lately I’ve been working on a new site that’s kind of a spin off of my main blog. It’s called Relationship Saga and I’m having a lot of fun with it already.
    .-= Nea | Self Improvement Saga´s last post…33 Life Lessons I Learned in 33 Years =-.


    Davina September 15, 2010 at 1:01 am

    Take care of yourself, Tess. Sounds like you’ve got the right idea by not pushing yourself. Daydreaming is the best. As for me… I’m writing, writing, writing and loving it.


    John Sherry September 15, 2010 at 6:37 am

    Tess, I congratulate you for listening to your body and ‘doing nothing’ as some would call it. So many push themselves past limits to the point of no return health wise but you understood and let your body repair. There are many great messages in your post but the highest for me is the surrendering to healing and replenishing when the need arises. I hope you are renewed and newly alive!
    .-= John Sherry´s last post…Go On Have A Go =-.


    ~ bern ~ September 16, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    When we are busy doing……
    We can not hear the telepathic messages that are spoken to us because our mental static keeps our wishes from coming true.

    However, when we let go and retreat into our hearts content….. the world comes to life because it is finally getting through to us.

    This is when dreams come true…..when the mental walls come crumbling down.
    .-= ~ bern ~´s last post…Ruby Crowned Kinglet Eating Poison Oak Berries =-.


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