I am over here! making my dreams come true!!!!
No… I have not taken a three month world cruise that prevented me from writing my blog, nor have I eschewed the online world for the glaciated, unconnected wilderness of Denali National Park… I am neck deep in that which scares me (and excites me- perhaps I should flip those) the most…..
Things with Synchronis.tv are moving marvelously ahead.. I couldn’t be happier or busier or more challenged, intellectually, emotionally or spiritually… but what about my blog which prior to this had been partly focused on my video blog, “Question of the Week”?
The whole point of “Question of the Week” is to help people explore some of the perhaps subconscious thoughts that keep us from being all that we dream of being. “Question of the Week” is on hiatus as I push forward with my dream…but why not continue this blog by telling everyone about some of the amazing people I have met along this journey who share my mission in some way or another?
I have met some incredible people during this past year, but one that stands out is Sharon Melnick… here’s her picture..
I was attracted to Sharon before I knew what she did because she exuded such confidence and kindness and positive energy. It turns out that not only is she amazingly generous with her time and assistance but…. she is a psychologist affiliated with Harvard University, whose life’s work is to help talented and successful people get out of their own way!
I have to add a few !!!! here.. cuz !!!!! anyone who can effectively help other people to become the person that they always knew they could be …. that is simply an invaluable resource… imagine if you could achieve the things you dream of doing… the things you know you were put on this earth to do…the things which, if you were really honest with yourself, are only denied to you because of your own self-imposed limitations.
I think the implications of that are enormous.. not just on an individual level, but a universal one.
So first…If you head to Sharon’s site, the first place you have to go is to the “Are You Getting in Your Own Way” quiz… lets see.. yes, yes, yes, yes… I checked off far too many options.. umm, yeah.. I am my own harshest critic..umm, yeah there is someone I’m working with who makes me feel disempowered, which brings up feelings of incompetence and failure … do I need to go on?????
Ok… so the quiz is fun and a little um.. disturbing cuz I checked off far too many things.. But then… pop, in your email box comes not only an assesment of your answers, but a 10 chapter pdf with discussions about what causes us to behave in all these ways that don’t serve us… and some really fantastic suggestions about what we can do to change that behaviour. It’s all totally free… its all totally inspired, and made me feel a few breaths calmer, more hopeful.
As you may know if you read this blog I am a full fledged believer that the deeper and more courageously you strive to know yourself, the greater the ultimate personal awards. This is what Sharon’s work is all about…
I think Sharon is fantastic, and I profoundly admire what she does with her life… I know she is currently building an invite list for her next free workshop so if this sounds like something you are interested in head over to her website and let her know!
I am amazed, as I move forward with synchronis.tv how HARD it is to in effect say to the world WHO I AM IS ENOUGH… I am worth your investment, my vision is valid, and I deserve the things I dream of… I’m not complaining.. this has been an unbelievably rewarding journey which surprises me daily and is quickly becoming bigger and more magical that I’d even dreamed… but how fantastic it would be if everything was taken out of the equation but the TRUTH-
I was put on this earth to realize my dreams, and everything I need to make those dreams come true already resides within me, all I need to do is unearth my naturally given resources.
I think Sharon can help us do that……
What inspires you? May 7, 2007
“Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be”…
or so said Ralph Waldo Emerson…
what inspires you? We want to know…
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Avalove and Flux productions… artists of the week! April 20, 2007
(and how they surprised me)
I saw Ryan’s work in Soho months ago and vowed to go back for one of his gorgeous t’s…. I found Ava’s stunning tops on etsy… has half of them favorited.. and then one day… I’m in Soho with my sister…. not sure who I was going to shoot for our artist of the week for ? of the week… I see Ryan.. pull my sister over to see his his work.. and there is Ava’s work sitting right next to his… (more…)
Inspiration in the NY Times Dining In section! March 1, 2007
I truly laughed out loud this am as I read this amazing story in the Dining In section about a man named Tom Michaels, in eastern Tennessee, who armed with passion, hard work and faith seems to have accomplished the impossible….
Although unexpected, the Tennessee truffles were not unplanned. Tom Michaels, a 59-year-old plant pathologist, pianist and Scrabble tournament competitor, sprouted the hazelnut trees from seeds. He inoculated their roots with Tuber melanosporum, the Perigord truffle, before setting them in his backyard seven years ago.
He resisted dreams of a truffle bonanza as assiduously as he limed his soil and trimmed his trees. Dr. Michaels had, after all, grown up on a mushroom farm west of Chicago and had written his thesis on the difficulty of the in-vitro cultivation and growth of T. melanosporum.
He knew that millions of dollars have been lost since the 1970s in the attempt to cultivate truffles in the United States. Some of the failures were spectacular. One multimillion dollar orchard in Hext, Tex., is now being managed as a game preserve.
When, on the morning of Jan. 3, he noticed patches of the tawny Tennessee soil bubbling up like blistered asphalt in his orchard, however, Dr. Michaels lost his circumspection. “I was jumping around yelling ‘Eureka!’ ” he said. And that was before he saw the size of the bulbs, before he felt them and smelled them and tasted them, before one of his truffles had found its way into the chef Daniel Boulud’s kitchen in Manhattan, before the chef had confirmed the grower’s suspicion.
The article later manages another astonishing fact….. Dr. Michaels cultivated his soil for years before he even felt that he was ready to plant his first seed! Now he has the beginnings of a multibillion dollar business (truffles sell for $800 a lb.), doing what he LOVES! How about that for a frigging inspiring metaphor!