I spent the weekend being the traveler. Since we had a guest from out of town, this was my opportunity to truly explore the Berkshires during the fall. Here are some of the highlights: Edith Wharton’s The Mount I stepped on these grounds and felt like I had come home. Wharton was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist (first woman to win), short story writer, and designer. The Mount stands as one of her creations and is magnificent. The Berkshires We then wandered through neighboring towns and came across a few things, including a gingerbread house. And of course, if you are going to finish a day of sightseeing, why not do it over a glass of wine at Nashoba Brook Winery while watching this view: Related Posts Adventures to Fantasy Island and Lessons from the Surf The Traveler: How to Haggle like a Pro How to Live Anywhere and Love It Image Credit: Typewriter: http://pinterest.com/EHTaniguchi/ All other images: Ja-Nae Duane
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The things we are most grateful for seem to come to us from the most unexpected places. This guest blog post for ConnectCops and how I met the site owner are no different. After the 140 Conference in Boston, I began conversing with some amazing people I had met earlier in the day. Next thing I know, I began sharing a small bit of my story in which a few detectives helped me realize I had to turn my life around. After a few tears (yes, I cried. Don’t tell anyone. ), Lauri Stevens asked for the following from me. This post is dedicated to Detective Brown and Detective Burke of the West Haven, Connecticut Police Department. You can save a life. You may not be aware that it is happening—it could be a simple conversation, a violent interaction, or just your presence in a situation. Some small part of your day-to-day that you wouldn’t normally blink at could be the life changing moment for someone else. It was for me. I was dragged into the station on two counts of mail fraud. Who knew that sending threatening letters to people through the mail would be a federal offense? I [...]
As a minister and an artist, I am always intrigued as to how spirituality effects the creative mind. So, when I saw this article from Deepak Chopra on Spirituality and Sex, it was a must read for me. My favorite is #1: Sexual energy is the primal and creative energy of the universe. All things that are alive come from sexual energy. In animals and other life forms, sexual energy expresses itself as biological creativity. In humans, sexual energy can be creative at all levels — physical, emotional and spiritual. In any situation — where we feel attraction, arousal, awakening, alertness, passion, interest, inspiration, excitement, creativity, enthusiasm — in each of these situations, sexual energy is at work. Whenever we feel these states of awareness, we must put our attention on the energy that we are experiencing, nourishing it with our attention, experiencing it with joy and keeping it alive in our awareness. Read this Huffington Post article and tell me what you think. Like this article and want to read more, feel free to subscribe to my blog feed
Wow! We often hear that the key to happiness is through laughter. Whether you believe that or not, you HAVE to watch this video of laughing yoga. I was laughing so hard that I was crying. Enjoy and let me know what you think.
In my recent blog post, “How to Live: Lessons from the Jedi Masters” I discussed the need to find a balance between living in the moment while planning for the future. Achieving that balance is central to achieving happiness; but sometimes, our own habits prevent us from taking that leap to get to great opportunity. This is true for any entrepreneur, but even more so for any parent who is also an entrepreneur. Being in charge of a home based business – and at the helm of a family – means that you must always anticipate future outcomes while handling the tasks of today. That being said, I propose the following three steps to achieving happiness. This is a more scaffolded approach to a simple recommendation! 1. Let go and say yes: For one day this week, say yes to any opportunity that comes your way. Life has a tendency to present what we need and want in a way that we may not understand immediately. By saying yes, you can allow yourself to overcome any fear or anxiety that may be preventing you from getting in the game. This article regarding improvisational acting has a great take on the [...]
As a leader and an entrepreneur, one of the most important lessons I’ve learned: Just Breathe. Everything else will take care of itself. It’s true. We get ahead of ourselves instead of allowing life and its gifts to occur and grow within our lives. It is the same with our businesses and organizations. When we breathe (and smile), we remember that we have a choice in the decisions we make, how we experience life and all that it has to offer.
I love good people doing good things. It makes me happy! The Genesis Network is one of those organizations. That is why I would like to invite you to the party on Thursday night! If you’re in Boston come down and celebrate the organizations’ new website before its founder, Adam Swartzbaugh heads up to Haiti. The Genesis Network is helping young girls and women entrepreneurs around the world. On Thursday, when you purchase an autographed copy of my book, “How to Start Your Business with $100” 50% of the proceeds will go towards their Ghana project! Details: When: Thursday, March 4, 2010 Where: 28 Degrees 1 Appleton Street Boston, MA 02116-5223 Time: 6-8pm Complimentary Apps for those who celebrate with us! RSVP: Click HERE I would love to see many of you come out. Either way, please help spread the word. I want to support these guys as much as possible. Thanks!