I am over here! making my dreams come true!!!!
“Once we really understand happiness as a satisfaction of needs, maybe fewer people will expect other people to make us happy. Instead, happiness can be achieved by taking control over ourselves and our choices, good and bad.” – Whitney Hoffman
Has the inimitable Whitney Hoffman already read Victoria’s new book?
Well, no, as it turns out…. Whitney’s most recent post is about Daniel Gilbert’s Stumbling Upon Happiness, but the story ends the same way… the only person who can make us happy turns out to be… um us….
I am so honored to have Victoria as our artist of the week this week. I have had the amazing honor to be present for a number of Victoria’s talks…Victoria is an author and a motivational speaker, I think I can safely say (Victoria…let me know if I’m wrong) that her philosophy encompasses much of the new thought movement but Victoria is different cuz unlike say… Wayne Dyer, who on his show is always “great” Victoria is real person… she experiences, and honors, the fullness of what it means to be human and all the emotions and thoughts that go along with our human existence.
Victoria’s new book “Fat, Broke and Lonely No More” really has nothing to do with being fat, broke or lonely but is rather a funny, touching typically Victorially charming tract on how to break up with the emptiness inside us that we hide with feelings of being fat, broke, lonely, inadequate, ugly, stupid,not enough…. An emptiness we all experience sometimes….an emptiness that is integral to the process of maturing – spiritually, emotionally, intellectually into the person we are destined to become….but that has also seemed to reach epidemic proportions in this country….
I read Victoria and I know I’m not alone, I know I am on the right track, and I am reminded once again that I already have everything I need….
What is the hardest thing I’ve had to overcome???? May 22, 2007
fear… fear… fear…. fear….
In this week’s episode I said it was my twenties in NYC – much of which I spent pacing the streets of manhattan, crying…feeling hopeless, lost, worthless and desperate … working so hard to make my dreams come true, only to confront failure after failure after failure (or so I perceived it)…
but in retrospect, were those feelings anything other than fear in another form?
Boiled down to its common denominator…
Fear that who I am isn’t enough?
(and I wondered why it seemed no one wanted to hire me????!!!)
Once again I have embarked upon an adventure that is exciting, revolutionary, creative, the quintessence of what I believe I was put on this earth to do…
will I let my fear overcome me?????
The most courageous thing I’ve ever done…. March 28, 2007
When Nick and I shoot I try very hard not to think about my answer to the question of the week (see previous entry) before he turns the camera on me… often I am completely surprised by what comes out of my mouth.. and generally that spontaneity results in really, really honest answers… but not always. When reviewing the footage, I can always tell if I am not telling the full truth by the the way I hold my mouth… if I am holding back in any you can almost touch the tension….
so… if “producing my own show, because I finally decided that I was enough, and didn’t need anyone else to decide that for me”, wasn’t the most courageous thing I’ve ever done what is? (more…)
What’s my greatest fear March 20, 2007
Failure… not being all that I was meant to be… never having had the courage to defeat my inner demons and live the life I was destined for…..looking back and saying “what if?”.
Even writing this makes me feel queazy and dark…..
Funny… cuz I have a lot of more obvious, more obviously terrifying, more everday fears.
As I kid I panicked myself to sleep every night…I’m not kidding… every night… thinking every plane that went over head was a nuclear bomb about to drop. Then I would have nightmares about being buried (more…)