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……
“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….
indie musicians of the week.. Halou May 25, 2007
Haunting… melodic… electronic…moving…
We chose Stonefruit from Halou’snew album “Wholeness and Separation” for this week’s single of the week… but we could just as easily have chosen the irresistlbe “Everything is OK” or the portishead reminiscent “Honeythief”… the vocals are magnetic, the music unforgetable…
After 10 years of producing, both for themselves and other artists… the grass roots power of the internet is finally bringing Halou the attention they deserve…Check out Halou’s new album, Wholeness and Separation….
- Buy at iTunes Music Store
What’s the hardest thing you’ve had to overcome? May 21, 2007
Shall you? Did you? Can you? A question submitted by our user Saneeta, What’s the hardest thing you’ve had to overcome???
ok… so this is kind of a heavy one…but the question was submitted by an ifnotnow.net user… which is fantastic… and once I got over the fact that this show is a little heavier than most I grew to love it!!!!
and hey…we have an awesome single of the week, and a simply extradorinary artist of the week.. and a happy ending!!! check it out!!!!
click on the pic to watch on veoh, or on the icon in the sidebar to watch on itunes or watch it autplay at www.ifnotnow.net
Artist of the week: Sprout Jewlery May 18, 2007
ahh my poor sad blog…. I was knocked flat with a horrible cold last week which put me sooo behind in all my work… on top of which I am working on a new project that I can not yet disclose, but which is one of the most exciting things I’ve ever done! More when I can tell you more!!
But… I adore adore adore this week’s artist of the week and had to blog about her! I coveted her bubble necklace for months… and now I am a proud owner (and the compliments dont stop!)
And as all our artist seem to do, Krista left a beautiful, and to me,surprising answer to this week’s question, called in from the glorious musical debauchery of Jazz Fest no less!!!… find out what inspires Krista!