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@CarolLynnRivera The honor and pleasure are all mine. EVERYTHING'S MINE! Really great post and that picture just cracked me up. He's all "I DARE someone to stop me!"
2 years, 6 months ago on How’s Your Cannonball? Lessons From The Edge Of The Pool.
@Joanna Saunders Here's the liquid nitrogen that will freeze your progress faster than anything else: To think you are, at any one moment, in any one situation, alone.
Truth is, we're all in this together. Through the good, the bad and the ugly. Or the true, the good and the beautiful. Matter of perspective and/or favorite films...but you, sister, are never alone. <3
2 years, 7 months ago on The Shit Nobody Wants to Hear (or say) - Raindrops and Ripples Episode 7
@LynnHess You, @SandiAmorim , margaritas, AND karaoke?
Sounds like perfection.
And the good news? You probably don't need six figures right now. It's actually very freeing to figure out how little we actually need to keep things moving. xoxo
@LynnHess LOL...well, we can still have those margaritas baby~!! All work and no play is no good.
@tsilvestre It really is fun. There's nothing else I'd rather spend 60-70 hours a week doing!
Thank you, Tea~!
@Carol Hess It makes me so frustrated and sad when I hear of so many people I care about falling into that huge steaming pile of poo...who'm I kidding? You were most likely shoved right into it. Because that's how they roll. And I think there are so few truthtellers because they're afraid. They're afraid of pissing off the "big guns." They're afraid that people won't want their services anymore. They're afraid they will run out of Nutella in the middle of the night. They're afraid of a lot.As long as they can keep up the charade that this is easy, they can keep making money off that lie. It's sad. And it's time it ends.
@JenPriceDavis1 Be ready, baby!! :D
2 years, 7 months ago on What's Your Next Move? - Raindrops and Ripples Episode 6
@Carol Hess I think we all need reminding! I do believe this was the 4,573 time this week that I had to remind myself to surrender...and it's only Monday :D Progress, not perfection right?But there is such powerful freedom, such a huge sigh of relief, at the core.
@JenPriceDavis1 Wonderful Jen! I'll hold off on responding then ;) Let me know what comes of the meditations?
@tsilvestre Thanks, Tea~!!
@Joanna Saunders True, I always lose the waiting game too :/ Thanks Joanna!
@annedreshfield I know right?? I can't stop coming back to oogle those numbers lol. Yes...a book...a walk in the woods...must do now ;)
2 years, 7 months ago on Infographic: A Day in the Internet
@Jason Fonceca Could you post the link here? I went over but couldn't find the infographic. Wants! :)Happy to chat about my very limited podcasting experience. Maybe we could learn together. Hit me up in Skype sometime: jennifer_bones
2 years, 7 months ago on Your Empire is Crumbling - Raindrops and Ripples Episode 5
@Jason Fonceca I can totally get behind that, too, Jason :)
@florabrown Isn't that the truth? We tend to be so worried about what others will think if we do or don't do something...but chances are, they're too busy worrying about their stuff to notice. There's freedom in knowing that. Space. Good stuff! Great stuff!! :)
@Peter Crowell It literally brings a tear to my eye, to think how truly interconnected we are. I mean, we all 'get it' on an intellectual level (sort of lol) but to witness it, to watch it in action, is a mind and faith altering event.
I'm not sure if we've ever had such easy access to this evidence...I believe social media, and the real time global conversation it started, makes it so easy to affirm now...we are all one. AND, I do believe we're all headed down the right track...if there is a right track...but that's another conversation altogether...
@Carol Hess "Life is meant to be enjoyed, not survived." WOW! That's going into my list of all-time favorite quotes...or potential taglines *wink*Thank you so very much, Carol. I always love what you bring to the conversation!
@pegkd Thank you Peggie, and for your friendship that comes with those inspiring chats I love so much~!
@andrewghayes Thank you~!! Love you :)
@Peter Crowell @Joanna Saunders LMAO!!! Oh I needed that snorting laugh, Peter. Thank you.
2 years, 7 months ago on Killing the Competition - Raindrops and Ripples Episode 4
@Malachy I couldn't agree more about that walk in the woods (or park :) It's true, we are filled with so many stories about how well, or not, we measure up against others. It's actually astounding that we're all not way more neurotic than we are! I'll never forget the first time I was confronted with the truth that while I worried about what everyone else was thinking about me, they were simultaneously worried about what I thought of them. Then *POOF* all my ego's worry was replaced with my heart's compassion for the suffering we inflict upon ourselves in the name of "measuring up." In that moment I found such freedom. Now...to just hold onto it...
@Joanna Saunders It's not always easy and I've had to remind myself recently in two unrelated instances. First, someone took the name of my site and wrote a book titled the same *grar* and second, someone ran a summer camp program eerily similar to ours...s'mores and all *grar again*But each time I took a step back and tried to see it as a compliment. The fact that people are familiar with what I'm doing and want to emulate it...well, it's hard to be angry after that! Plus, you nailed it...there's plenty to go around and nobody can do what we do like we do it. YAY!
@Peter Crowell "...like possibility itself is evolving." Wow. Yes. Yes!
@florabrown2u Oh Flora, that's so wonderful to hear! That you got what you needed today makes everything worthwhile. Thank YOU!
@Carol Hess YAY for taking (most of) the day off~~! I know how hard you've been working ;) and you deserved and needed a break. Thank you so much, Carol!
@JenPriceDavis1 Thank you, Jen! It's not always easy to find great collaborators but, when you do, it's so magical. I say just go out there and do it. Connect with people as much as possible on social media. Try some small projects first, and see how it goes. I've had some really amazing collaborations (like my current one with @Sandi Faviell Amorim ) and some not so great ones. But I learned something new about myself and my biz each time. I know you've been on a journey, and it's such an honor to be traveling it with you, sister.
@Peter Crowell Ahhh~! I love that angle on the issue, Peter. It's so true. Thankfully, I think we're quickly approaching a world where everyone is developing their full selves, don't you?
2 years, 8 months ago on Killing the Competition - Raindrops and Ripples Episode 4
@LaVonne I think it's all we can do, to refuse to take part. I'm making a commitment to let go of the hot political issues...it only leads to anger and frustration. Peace and collaboration feel so much better. Thanks, LaVonne!!
2 years, 8 months ago on Words that Keep Us Apart - Raindrops and Ripples Episode 3
@zografispaula Yes, peacefully without rancor! If only we could get CNN and FOX to get along now. (Or have they? I stopped watching years ago.) Thanks Paula!
@Carol Hess OMGosh, French AND Danish. You are a better woman than I! I love the idea of extending this challenge through the elections...*looks around*...can we do it everyone?Thank you for your kind words, too, Carol. They'll keep me going through a few more of these :)
@vaslittlecrow WOOHOO Vas! It's a tough time to take on this challenge with all the mud-slinging going on at the moment...but is there a better time? I think not :) Let's not let them keep us apart (that whole "divided we fall" thing comes to mind).
@Peter Crowell Yes, I think our challenge is always to mix realism with optimism. To face and feel our pain without losing hope or strength. No small task!! I'm so thrilled @picsiechick was willing to come share her views on the matter. Thank you, Peter. Your words always hit the mark...and it's always nice to see you~!
2 years, 8 months ago on An Interview with Teresa Deak - Raindrops and Ripples Episode 2
@JackieBernardi Thank you, beautiful! Truth: I've always hated the sound of my voice, this podcasting thing feels like jumping off a cliff. Wheeee~! *splat*
2 years, 8 months ago on Art is Ugly – Raindrops and Ripples Episode 1
@Carol Hess It just has to be sometimes, doesn't it? Thank you, Carol.
@paulhburton Always nice to see you, Paul! And YES! I grabbed "Do the Work" when it came out and have read it two and a half times since :) I second that recommendation!
@zografispaula Thank you, Paula <3
@delisacarnegie That's a fantastic idea! I hear that a lot from clients (we're all home, tied to our computers lol). Can I stealz it?
2 years, 7 months ago on Perfect People Finder – Exercise #1
You're beautiful in every way and thank you for being who you be! I'm going to start my day tomorrow by making my list and I have a feeling it'll be longer than I can even imagine...a very timely exercise for me this week! xoxo
2 years ago on A Rampage of Appreciation
@lynnetolk Thank you Lynne. Again, 'unimaginable' is the only word I can come up with to describe what they all must be going through. As I read your post I heard: sending prayers isn't just all we can do, it's the most important thing we can do. You're a beautiful soul.
2 years, 1 month ago on Even Now, Especially Now, We Can Make a Difference
@saraho Thank you Sarah, for standing with me. And I know, it's impossible to reconcile. Just as beauty simply *is*, so is this, whatever this is...I guess...words, they just don't work so well at times like this. Hugs do, though. *hugs*
@susanTblake Hugs. :)
2 years, 2 months ago on Promise of New Life
@courtcan Thank you, Courtney! Great to see you :) Has the little bundle of perfect joy arrived yet?
@tammyrenzi Wow, thank you so much Tammy and it's great to meet you!
@StaciBoden "May all the endings we're experiencing right now teach us another way to move through life, so we can live more fully through all the pain and magic." (I just felt that bore repeating, sister. Thank you~!)
@lizziemcg Sending love and hugs over to you on this challenging week, Liz. I'm glad this was able to help, in whatever tiny way it did. xoxo
@florabrown Oh Flora, you are so right. We are incredibly blessed and this connection is precisely what I am most grateful for in my work and my life. Thank you!
@LolaSpeaking Thank you, Lola. I swear I did not intend to make everyone cry today. But maybe we all needed to, eh? <3
@zografispaula Always sending love, light and hugs your way, sister. xoxo
@elizabethbarone Thank you, Elizabeth and I'm glad those tears that needed release found it. Publishing your first (or second, or third :) novel is an intense emotional process. The past 2-3 years has been a crazy time for transition for so many people...but I keep hearing reassurance that we are "out of the woods" so to speak and moving now into a time of rebirth. It sounds like I can add you to that list :)