So, sometimes there are so many things to share, sometimes there are so many people sharing with me, I just need to make a list. So here it is. Some things that I’m doing and some things some of my people are doing that I want to tell you about.
1. Recently I have been really fortunate to be a guest on some brill podcasts. These are well worth hearing and sharing. They are like blog posts for your ears!
- Blogcast FM – Finding Freedom and Writing Memoirs
- … then there was this follow up show where the creators of Blogcast FM talked about the show and added a whole lot of smart stuff of their own.
- The Shut Up Show – Finding Freedom On Your Plate – In Prison + Poverty
2. This is the last call for my in-person health coaching group for Portland women. How To Lose Weight Without Losing Your Mind. If you are a busy professional or creative professional who consistently puts your health last on your priority list, this group is for you. We bring more ease and less effort to your plan. I’ll help you redefine health from something you should do to something you get to do in this super rich and lovely life of yours.
3. Not in Portland? Not a woman? Cursing me for being exclusive and wishing you could do #2 too? Well, simmer down, because I got your back. I am collecting names of people who might be interested in doing an online version. Call/email/fax/create an interpretive dance of interest for me! Or perhaps, we should be working together in private sessions. I have 4 current openings for private clients.
4. Last weekend was all kinds of rich. I went to a wedding of a dear friend in the San Juan Islands. Celebrating love is my favorite. On my way, I stopped in Seattle to go to a concert with another friend, Andrea Lewicki, who turns life into art for a living. I know, right? Andrea brings a beautiful design ascetic to everyday objects in a way I have never seen before. In addition to seeing The National together (swoon city for this fangirl), we got some time to talk a little business and she let me open one of the boxes she sends out for her Quartz Annual Subscription.
It was not just art, but a full sensory art experience. Nature, painting, poetry, packaging… so simple, so lush. I figured you needed to know such a thing was in the world. Please check out what she is doing. Art really does save lives.
5. And two weekends ago, as part of a bigger, personal project around parenting, unschooling and my relationship with my boy, me and he did a photo shoot with friend + photographer, Heaven Mcarthur of Green Chair Studios. I wanted to share this culmination of the shoot with you because the loud and clear message is – The Paramount Importance of Play. Also: Party clothes were made for swimming.
Also: Creating images creates memories, explores ideas and relationships and captures beauty in the moments between the moments — where life happens. If you don’t already know Heaven, you should. One of the cool things about her (besides her uncanny ability to see and reflect BEAUTY) is that she is nomadic and likely will pass through your area one of these days. She is now on her way east, and to London and has openings. Remember, nothing important ever happens without the help and support of other people.
Next Up: Back to story-centric writing.
In the meantime, leave a comment or send me an email. Tell me what you have been up to, whose work you are loving lately. Or just say hello. Hearing from you is the best.