This is going to be one of the most eclectic “Thank You!” speeches, ever, I suspect ….
All of these people ~ and many more that I’ve missed so far ~ have contributed bits and pieces of varying sizes to me being able to get farther, faster in the Tetris-game that is my inner landscape in the past two weeks than I ever thought possible. (Links to come – when it’s not 3 am!) But I am posting this now, dammit!
Mark Silver at Heart of Business – in addition to his own words of wisdom on Life and Business, for maintaining a comment-space that is unfailingly safe and warm and supportive, and where I’ve discovered so many of the rest of these gem-folk!
Ken Bechtel – Finding You in the Goo – for this Truth, among others: “Amusement is the universal solvent of the energy world” ~ That, and his bed-rock and keystone-important “Permission Masters” course have set me free to take this wild ride of self-discovery. Wwwwhheeeeeeeeee!
Bridget Pilloud – Voila! You being there, makes me want to move to Portland, sight-un-seen!
Andrea J. Lee – a genuine coach’s coach and sharer of much vital information, even though I’m not a Coach (yet)
Liz Franklin and her “How to Get Organized Without Resorting to Arson” – reading this book helped me throw off the shackles of ‘other peoples’ systems’, and recognize my very own “sparkle-brain” – teehee!
Michael Bungay Stanier and his Box of Crayons,
Colleen Wainwright – the communicatrix: writer, actor, and the very first blogger I found who wasn’t all-about either business or navel-gazing
Sue Rasmussen, who recognizes the energy behind and underneath your clutter, and writes supremely useful prose about dealing with that, first – “It’s not just about the stuff!”
the Amazing Shanna Mann of Feed the Spark and Change Catalyst – BodyTalk-er and intuitive. I only met her 2 weeks ago but, even at half my age she knows herself inside-an-out and helps me do the same
my best-girl-friend Gail, in Detroit
my other best friend Hawk, up on the tundra (not quite, but b-r-r-r-r, dude!)
Andy Dolph – The Journey of Story
Debbie Ford, author of “The Dark Side of the Light Chasers”
Felicia Slattery – Communication and Public Speaking coach extraordinaire.
Kamin Bell –
my sister, for our ‘mutual psycho-archeology’ conversations: “I saw things this way. What did you see?”
Ty Barbary – who I found at Shanna’s and who, along with Shanna and Mr. Scribbler, has inspired me to write ever more consciously and conscientiously
Mary Tornabene Coleman, who believed in me (and my whole class) in 7th grade
… to be continued!
Sunday, Jan 23:
Charlie Gilkey –
Tuesday, Jan 25:
~ plus uncountable authors and speakers, friends and acquaintances – and even total strangers – who have shared their Wisdom and Insights over the years.
Thursday, Feb 3:
Oh my gawsh! I’m dismayed that I skipped over Caitlyn James ~ her Imaging Better blog is touching and fun and deep and silly – by turns and all-at-once – and she’s Writing A Novel – on her blog!! Way cool!
Some specific books that have provided me with both tools and looking glasses, starting in grade school ~
Stranger in a Strange Land, by Robert Heinlein. Thanks for reminding me, Shanna, how intensely it rocked my world and spun my brain – at 14. My first lover gave me a copy: “This’ll help you understand me better” ~Whoooa! and muchas gracias, Kevin! I wouldn’t be ‘me’ without Michael Valentine Smith in the recesses of my head and heart.
I’m Okay, You’re Okay and Parent Effectiveness Training
James Churchward’s several books about Mu – another Atlantis-type land, but in the Pacific Ocean
Or Ill Dress You in Mourning – the biography of a Spanish bull-fighter – not sure if it was the story so much as the way Miss Tornabene read it to 7th graders as a chapter-book. I do know that I still want a Jaguar X-KE!
Practical Magic by Marian (Weinstein) Green
What Color is Your Parachute? (any edition)
Friday, April 15:
… And, oh yeah – the music ~
… and hundreds more that I can’t pin down in my brain right now!