#Trust30

What I would say to 1 million people, Part 1 of 5: “Ladies, try S Factor!”

June 9, 2011
What I would say to 1 million people, Part 1 of 5:  “Ladies, try S Factor!”

Today’s #Trust30 prompt: Your Personal Message by Eric Handler “To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men, that is genius. – Ralph Waldo Emerson What is burning deep inside of you? If you could spread your personal message RIGHT NOW to 1 million people, what would you say?” My Message to 1 Million Birds sang me awake this morning for the first time since I attended the Spring 2011 S Factor Retreat five weeks ago. So much sweeter than even my favorite musical alarm. During the first thirty minutes of the day, I outlined my answer to this prompt. Take an S Factor class. Eat more greens. Make veggies the core of your diet. Develop a nurturing inner voice (not too harsh, not too lenient) Follow your passions and joys. Know you are unique. Love somebody. I drafted a paragraph for each on paper.  Then I went to my weekly S Factor dance class in San Francisco. After class, lunch and errands, I arrived home late this afternoon anxious to post my answer. As  I typed up my notes, I discovered I had more to say than I realized

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Sex scenes

June 8, 2011
Sex scenes

Today’s #Trust30 prompt from Mary Jaksch:  Afraid to Do Emerson says: “Always do what you are afraid to do.” What is ‘too scary’ to write about? Try doing it now. Sex scenes and other people’s journeys. I guess I know what I’m writing about in my memoir today…just the push I needed. If I’m feeling brave, maybe I’ll share an excerpt later… I’m tempted to write about the reasons for my fears, but that feels like avoidance. Instead I’ll just be brave and vulnerable and go write. PS It’s scary to include the pinup photo, but wtf, I’ll listen to Emerson. Photograph was taken by Randy Johnson at Bombshell Betty Pinup Workshop, Luxury Edition. What do you want to do that scares you?  Take a baby step. Stick your toes in. Or better yet, dive in, the water is nice and warm.

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Trust Yourself… and don’t ever stop dancing

June 7, 2011
Trust Yourself… and don’t ever stop dancing

Today’s #Trust30 Prompt—Five Years by Corbett Barr asked: What would you say to the person you were five years ago? What will you say to the person you’ll be in five years? Wiser me to my 2006 self You’re right about the night time teaching. It’s not right for you. Trust yourself. Oh and you’re right about the dancing too. Don’t stop. Don’t ever stop. Me to my 2016 self Dancing, nature, joy, love, radiance. They were the secrets all along. And greens, of course.  I’m so thrilled you listened, trusted and pursued your passions.  Way to go. So proud of you. Savor the sweetness of your life. And add a few more items to that bucket list of yours, those last few items are feeling a little lonely. Love Lessons This exercise reminds me of a similar question/request last year, but from a young college graduate asking what advice would you give your 20-something self. On Friday, June 10, I’ll be celebrating my 22nd wedding anniversary. In honor of that I’ll post what I’ve learned over the years that I wish I knew back then! Must Read for Bloggers My favorite thing about this prompt, though, was the must

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Learn to Play Guitar

June 6, 2011
Guitar

Yesterday, while researching e-book formats, I discovered a 30-day writing project based on the republication of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s book Self-Reliance by The Domino Project. It intrigued me.  Though it began last Tuesday, May 31, I decided to signup. I can do it for 30 days by tacking on prompts 1-6 at the end. Plus I need all the help I can get to become more prolific and consistent with my writing.  My goal has been once or twice per week; I haven’t managed that.  Maybe daily writing for a month will be good for me.  And get me over the fear of posting stuff I don’t think is ready yet, never mind ‘done.’ You can still sign up here too. Or just be inspired by the prompts. Today’s prompt “Dare to Be Bold” by Matt Cheuvront greeted me in my inbox this morning. He ended with these questions: What’s one thing you’ve always wanted to accomplish but have been afraid to pursue? Write it down. Also write down the obstacles in your way of reaching your goal. Finally, write down a tangible plan to overcome each obstacle. The only thing left is to, you know, actually go make it

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