“Courage is contagious.
Every time we choose courage,
we make everyone around us
a little better and the world a little braver.”
A few years back I helped a small group of Hollywood actors access their charm, charisma and vulnerability in deeper ways. By the end of our 2 month program, one actress experienced what it’s like to have Danny Glover visit her back stage and compliment her performance. Lives are touched in magical ways when we’re brave enough to lead with our vulnerability:)
If you haven’t watched Brene’s 2010 Ted Talk on The Power of Vulnerability I highly recommend it. It’s a great one to re-watch or listen to while walking.
Get ready to laugh out loud, wake yourself up, and have fun flexing your emotional courage muscles…always cheering for you!
If you’d appreciate a secret cheerleader, send me a note
” I would love to live like a river flows,
carried by the surprise of its own unfolding. “
Life keeps speeding up more and more, and so do demands and expectations! For sanity’s sake I’m not speeding up, I’m slowing down.
Sometimes we need to speed up and sometimes we need to slow down. We choose our pace and the quality of interaction we require.
Remember it’s the tortoise who wins the race, not the hare:)
If there is light in the soul,
there will be beauty in the person.
If there is beauty in the person,
there will be harmony in the house.
If there is harmony in the house,
there will be order in the nation.
September’s play first suggestion reminded me to pay more attention to the choices I’m making. Why not switch it up and have more fun?
With all the craziness in the world right now, it’s no surprise which influence October is requesting:)
Wishing you a blessed new month filled with love, laughter and compassion.
You can’t use up creativity.
The more you use, the more you have.
Last month was all about moving mindfully, and I believe that card leads us beautifully towards play first.
If you want to take another step inward, try this.
Pause and then look up at the image of my player piano’s keys. Consider the black yin keys (heartful) and the white yang keys (mindful) as teachers that support playful choices this month.
Enjoy playing first – I find this reminder a game changer!
We have this immense interior life within us. We can call it the life of the soul. Poets and mystics and people have been trying to figure out what to call this for a long time. But there is an inner silence in it. And there is an incredible mystery floating in it. This is where the divine lives in us. Sue Monk Kidd
Witnessing the sun’s early rise above Mount Baker always brings a smile to my face.
Standing in silent appreciation, I quietly welcome the dawn of a new day.
What is one small step you can take today to welcome silence?