The Year of Magical Dreaming

Post Archive:May, 2014

Raktivitsts: Changing the world one person at a time

I was listening to a great commencement speech the other day. So great, in fact, that I forget who it was. I’ve only watched about 15 commencement speeches in the past week, so please excuse the poor reference. Anyway, homeboy (we’ll call him), a highly decorated army something or other, was talking about how one person can change the world.... Read More

Are You There God? It’s Me, Katherine

I’ve heard of stream of consciousness writing, it’s been suggested in various books and lectures over the years. I subtly ignored all the positives I read, thinking that adding another routine to my morning was sheer crazy-talk. Especially in my latest phase of sleep advocacy; I love nothing more than sleeping in guiltlessly these days. Neal Donald Walsh calls it... Read More

What I loved most about Maya Angelou …

What I loved most about Maya Angelou was her presence. She hardly had to speak to communicate, but when she did, she did so with such pause and absolute grace that purposeful prose just dripped from her lips. I hardly think even one superfluous note ever fell out. If only we understood what she embodied so beautifully, we wouldn’t be... Read More

In Loving Memory

I have to admit that I’ve spent many a Memorial Day, toes in sand, beer in hand, completely unaware of what it was I was celebrating. The only soldier I had ever “sort of” known who’d been killed in combat was my Gma’s ex-fiance, Harry, whom she claimed, “Got his head blown off in the war,” for which I was... Read More

Make Your Mental Blueprint

In the midst of Wayne Dyer’s Wishes FulfilledĀ I came across one of my fave quotes: “If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” -Thoreau I’ve read it hundreds of times at least, but in the context of this... Read More

Work Life Balance: Entrepreneur pain and pleasure

This topic of work life balance comes up often for me considering I’m constantly feeling guilty for not having produced enough in a day. There just never seems to be enough time. I fall into this trap with the best of them. Being an entrepreneur and working from home, there is a constant struggle to prioritize better, manage time better,... Read More