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There's so much to be informed and inspired by... And, in this world of information overload and quickening time clocks... Here are few things I've been touching on this week. Inspiration for the Belly & the Soul: I'm inspired by my beautiful friend, Tembi Locke, who has turned her grief and story into an inspiring experience for community and communication. The Kitchen Widow, as she puts it, " is a modern take on the age-old kitchen table conversation – an inspirational online platform dedicated to raising awareness about how we can support each other through times of illness and grief. Here we reclaim the lost art of comforting the soul. We do it around delicious food." Her Sicilian recipes are mouth-watering. Check out her take on this kitchen staple: Red Wine-Infused Sea Salt Yum! Interesting Tidbit: 45 Ways to Avoid Using the Word Very from South African writer Amanda Patterson.... Read more →

Here are a few things to ponder, try, question and while away the hours with this weekend... Site with great ideas: whether you're short on space or need to reorg the space you got, this is a one-stop blog. Check out Jen's tips on Socks! Thought Changing Book: phrases like "life-changing" are tossed around pretty freely. But, this book, which I'm still reading, is thought-changing, mind blowing and is rocking my world in earthquake fashion! A friend turned my on to it last weekend and I can't stop thinking about it. It's like a GPS for your own life journey, stuff that hits a truth that's been hidden, even from yourself. Author Stephen Cope says, "in order to have a fulfilling life you must, in fact, discover the deep purpose hidden at the very core of your self." As you delve in you can't hide anymore! Interesting Article: So money... Read more →

One of the advantages of being attracted to "shiny objects" is I'm always running into interesting things. Here are few things to ponder, contemplate, be inspired by and do this weekend. Cool Sounds: soundrown - ambient sounds to help you focus and relax. The Waves are my fave. Interesting Interview: I love Tim Ferriss Show Podcast. Here's a good one. With Tara Brach on Overcoming FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) Pinterest Board Worth Following: Okay, I must admit I'm a little obsessed with Pinterest. Here's the latest board I'm loving: Book Club - awesome suggestions for getting in some last Summer reads. Also, come join me over there! Me on Pinterest Wonderful Movie: I attended a screening last weekend of the new animated film "Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet". This movie is a cinematic treat. Story and gorgeous images put to Gibran's brilliant words. The Moon: this weekend there will be... Read more →

Some thoughts, and perhaps thought changers, on one my least favorite places to be: Indecision. Indecision is the enemy of spontaneity. Indecision is the enemy of the artist. Indecision is the downfall of the parent. Indecision is the downfall of fruition. Indecision is a self-imposed prison. Indecision is the enemy of invention. In fact, indecision cripples invention. It cripples marriage proposals, cripples IPO’s, cripples education, cripples war. And, peace. The very nature of indecisiveness stunts the very nature. Where would we be if Mother Nature couldn’t make up her mind? Would an apple tree become a river? Would an ant be dissatisfied with being an ant? Would an albatross wish it were a hummingbird? Would a sunflower decide to stay in bed? If Mother Nature waffled and just couldn’t make the definitive decision that everything in nature has its predetermined role to play, where would we be? Where would we... Read more →