Posted in June 2011

The Thing About Fear Is…

Day 11: #Trust30 Project These are the voices which we hear in solitude, but they grow faint and inaudible as we enter into the world. Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members. – Ralph Waldo Emerson I have made giant leaps in my life, I have taken huge risks … Continue reading

The Divine Idea Inside of Me

Day 10: #Trust30 Project Imitation is Suicide. Insist on yourself; never imitate. – Ralph Waldo Emerson In most aspects of my life I do insist on being myself ad nauseam. As a matter of fact, I think we are living in a culture constantly insisting on itself–look at me, notice me, love me, objectify me, hate … Continue reading

Everybody Poops But Not Everything in Life Sucks

Day 9: #Trust30 Project 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 A good friend is going through a personal crisis. She’s facing a financial situation with so many twists and turns, she feels emotionally … Continue reading

What Are You Afraid to Write About?

Day 8: #Trust30 Project The other terror that scares us from self-trust is our consistency; a reverence for our past act or word, because the eyes of others have no other data for computing our orbit than our past acts, and we are loath to disappoint them. – Ralph Waldo Emerson I have to be honest … Continue reading

Five Years

Day 7: #Trust30 Project There will be an agreement in whatever variety of actions, so they be each honest and natural in their hour. – Ralph Waldo Emerson Five years ago this summer, I started an entirely new chapter of my life when I accepted a job at Oprah.com. I left my job of seven … Continue reading

Come Alive

Day 6: #Trust30 Project Life wastes itself while we are preparing to live. – Ralph Waldo Emerson Everyone defines their life in a different way. Every day the way we choose to live varies. There are certain actionable responsibilities that go along with daily business of living for all of us–paying your bills, taking your … Continue reading

Where Do You Want to Travel?

Day 5: #Trust30 Project If we live truly, we shall see truly. – Ralph Waldo Emerson It’s so interesting to me that this particular question stopped me from the momentum of the 30-day writing challenge considering the fact that two of my closest friends are heading off on their own adventures this week. My friend, Maria, … Continue reading

Post-It Question

Day 4: #Trust30 Project That which each can do best, none but his Maker can teach him. Where is the master who could have taught Shakespeare? Where is the master who could have instructed Franklin, or Washington, or Bacon, or Newton? . . . Shakespeare will never be made by the study of Shakespeare. Do … Continue reading

One Strong Belief

Day 3: #Trust30 Project It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. – Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance Whether it’s the little nudge … Continue reading

Today in Just One Sentence

Day 2: #Trust30 Project Your genuine action will explain itself, and will explain your other genuine actions. Your conformity explains nothing. The force of character is cumulative. – Ralph Waldo Emerson A long workout, an unexpected lunch date, the sweltering heat, a trip to the DMV, a free gift bag, a burger and a movie with … Continue reading