In February of this year I gave my husband Michael a special Valentine’s Day gift. I arranged a private salsa lesson with Piotrek, the owner of a local dance studio. Piotrek is a spiritual teacher disguised as a salsa instructor.
Several years ago, while teaching The Writer's Workshop on a cruise ship, our group experienced an important moment that highlighted a universal theme. A brave woman shared that the subject of her book was a departure from the more traditional life she grew up in. The thought of publishing her work for the world to see ignited the pain she felt as an outsider in her family - the unconventional one in a world of convention.
Happy New Year! I hope your holidays were everything you hoped they would be. I've been enjoying some down time, thinking about my own personal theme for 2010. I was having a hard time choosing one so I finally let go and decided to let the theme of this year find me. And it did, last night, after dinner with friends.
If you keep a journal, you probably know what it’s like to go back in time and meet your old self with new eyes. It’s nostalgic, a bit unsettling, and inspiring when you’ve used self-reflection as a catalyst...