What My World Sounds Like: “Tightrope”

March 31, 2010 | filed under inspiring, watch this, what my world sounds like | Leave a Comment 

Perpetual forward movement. “Whether you’re high or low, you gotta tip on the tightrope.” Stay on your square. 🙂

Janelle Monae – “Tightrope”

A little bit of random: recent epiphanies/reminders

March 30, 2010 | filed under random, thoughts | Leave a Comment 

Monday motivation: Commit to yourself

March 22, 2010 | filed under inspiring, monday motivation | 2 Comments 


“Commit to yourself” is my mantra for the week. I’m certain it’ll last longer than a week, but for now, that’s what it is.

It’s amazing how much space in our lives we can fill with things that are mostly inconsequential and detract from what actually matters to us, Twitter and Facebook, for example.

This week, I’m committing to my meditation practice, an inspiring beginning to my 30-day fitness challenge, writing more, keeping my vibration high, and being more productive in general. I waste a lot of time. Thing is…that time is life, so I’m wasting a lot of life.

Why commiting to ourselves is important rarely needs explanation, but often requires reminders. So commit to your best interest, your goals, your health, your wealth, your improvement, your joy, your highest vision of who you can be, your ideas and beliefs, your definitions, your style, your version of your life–no one else’s.

We succeed when we dedicate ourselves to the completion of our goals. Life is full of verbs. Commit.


30-day fitness challenge

March 19, 2010 | filed under challenge, health | 2 Comments 

As summer was ending last year, I was in the best shape of my life. My stamina was high, I was flexible, I felt great. Then I moved and my routine didn’t just change–it flat-lined. I’ve been exercising here and there but not as often as I like to. For me working out is so really enjoyable…when you’re already fit. :-/ There’s such a difference between pushing yourself harder and just trying to keep pace.

I attempted suicides with my fifteen year old brother today. We were supposed to do two rounds. He quit before the first ended and I stopped after completing the first. The verdict: I need to get back in shape.

Am I alone?

Didn’t think so. I’m proposing a thirty day do-something-everyday fitness challenge to help everyone who’s fallen off get back on course. By the end of 30 days, that “I have to move” feeling should be well and active. Sometimes, we all need a little accountability, so if you’d like to join me, let me know. Shoot me a message here letting me know what you’re committing to. Me? Forty-five minutes of daily activity. You don’t necessarily need a gym or equipment., although it’s helpful.  It’s almost spring, the weather’s not so bad, and there’s always lots you can do indoors.

I’m starting Sunday, the 21st (equinox!). Perhaps you’ll join me. 🙂

Redefining the beast redefines possibility

March 18, 2010 | filed under inspiring, moment of truth, rewritable words | 1 Comment 


Right now is an incredibly interesting time for me. I can feel something happening–changes…in me, in my world. Nothing I want to make public right now, but I was inspired to share a little something.

I’ve been standing in my own way. Fears, insecurities, and uncertainties have all been bullying my greatness. In retrospect, I see I must have believed my greatness wasn’t great enough to win–at least not then. But what a silly thought.

“Who do I think I am? Well I know I get to choose who I am.”
– Harry O’Brien

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“said the shotgun to the head”

March 17, 2010 | filed under inspiring, listen, pay attention, watch this | Leave a Comment 

One of my favorite poets in the world, Saul Williams‘ words frequently cause envy. They make me want to read more, know more, write more. There’s an undeniable courage in all his creations that inspire the heart of the reader/listener. If you want bite sized pieces, he tweets at @SaulWilliams.

Monday motivation: Have you lost your muchness?

March 15, 2010 | filed under consider this, inspiring, monday motivation, rewritable words, watch this | 6 Comments 

alice in wonderland

Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland entertained me last night, in addition to providing a little inspiration. As Alice fights her fate in Wonderland, Mad Hatter tells her, “You were much more muchier. You’ve lost your muchness.”

Today’s question is “have you lost your muchness?” If the answer is yes, the follow-up question is “what can you do to reclaim it?” If the answer is no, the follow-up is “Yay! Great for you,” and “what’s next?”

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Great words…

March 11, 2010 | filed under consider this, rewritable words | Leave a Comment 

When there is light in the soul, there is beauty in the person.
When there is beauty in the person, there is harmony in the house.
When there is harmony in the house, there is order in the nation.
When there is order in the nation, there is peace in the world.

– Chinese proverb

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Convention of those wounded in love

March 10, 2010 | filed under consider this, great ideas, inspiring, rewritable words | Leave a Comment 

Originally published on December 13, 2009
promulgated by Paulo Coelho


General provisions:

A. Whereas the saying “all is fair in love and war” is absolutely correct;

B. Whereas for war we have the Geneva Convention, approved on 22 August 1864, which provides for those wounded in the battle field, but until now no convention has been signed concerning those wounded in love, who are far greater in number;

It is hereby decreed that:

Article 1. All lovers, of any sex, are alerted that love, besides being a blessing, is also something extremely dangerous, unpredictable and capable of causing serious damage. Consequently, anyone planning to love should be aware that they are exposing their body and soul to various types of wounds, and that they shall not be able to blame their partner at any moment, since the risk is the same for both.

Article 2. Once struck by a stray arrow fired from Cupid’s bow, they should immediately ask the archer to shoot the same arrow in the opposite direction, so as not to be afflicted by the wound known as “unrequited love”. Should Cupid refuse to perform such a gesture, the Convention now being promulgated demands that the wounded partner remove the arrow from his/her heart and throw it in the garbage. In order to guarantee this, those concerned should avoid telephone calls, messages over the Internet, sending flowers that are always returned, or each and every means of seduction, since these may yield results in the short run but always end up wrong after a while. The Convention decrees that the wounded person should immediately seek the company of other people and try to control the obsessive thought: “this person is worth fighting for”.

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March 8, 2010 | filed under inspiring, monday motivation, watch this | Leave a Comment 

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