Dream Big

Happy Martin Luther King Day. What is your Dream for 2015? Remember not to think small. Dream big.

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Paying Attention Moment by Moment

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I took these photos during my sunrise sitting the other day – a lot can happen in fifteen to twenty minutes. We miss out on so much when we don’t pay attention moment by moment.

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Denver Daring: The Art of Living Wholeheartedly

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Oh my! Oh my! Last night I created my first MeetUp group: Denver Daring: The Art of Living Wholeheartedly! If you live in the Denver/Boulder area and are interested in Brené Brown’s work, I welcome you to join Denver Daring. Also if you know of anyone who might be interested in joining, I would deeply appreciate your telling them about the group. Thank you!

Denver Daring: The Art of Living Wholeheartedly

Denver, CO
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This group is for people who are interested in discussing and practicing the work of Dr. Brené Brown in a compassionate, connected, courageous, and creative community. It also…

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Pursuant to ritual, I begin every new year by listening to these two inspirational talks by Steve Jobs and Brené Brown. I can’t think of any better words to live by.

Wishing  you all a most remarkable 2015. May your new year be filled with love, joy, personal growth, and all sorts of wondrous adventures.

Hugs,
Laurie

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Steve Jobs’ Stanford Commencement Address

Brené Brown’s TED Talk on Vulnerability

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January Gratitude

January Gratitude

January 1, 2015:

Today I am grateful for new years ripe with new starts.

January 2, 2015

Today I am grateful for Brené Brown’s work. What a gift that has been in my life!

January 3, 2015

Today I am grateful for snow covered ground that reveals the silent paw prints of those who have treaded there by night.

January 4, 2015

Today I am grateful for the glorious honking of wild geese, etching their V’s in the clouds overhead.

January 5, 2015

Today I am grateful for the sound of an ocean breeze and rolling waves in the traffic passing by.

January 6, 2015

Today I am grateful for a quiet evening with my two golden loves. Thank you Zydeco and Rezi.

January, 7, 2015

Today I am grateful for the United States Postal Service – difficult to imagine what life would be like without it.

January 8, 2015

Today I am grateful for the white roses on my desk. In my imagination, they take me to so many places and so many times.

January 9, 2015 

Today I am grateful for the morning moon. I don’t know what it is about morning moons, but they always create wonder and a sense of joy.

January 10, 2015

Today I am grateful for my beautiful friend Kathi; I am truly blessed to have her be a part of my life for so many years. 30+ years – that’s really something.

January 11, 2015

Today I am grateful for the arts: literature, theater, painting, music, photography…. How they have enriched the World and our lives!

January 12, 2015

Today I am grateful for people who are genuinely happy for me when good things happen in my life. True treasures. 

January 13, 2015

Today I am grateful for my beautiful Christmas tree. I am grateful for what it meant to bring Christmas to this house after so many years. I am grateful for how it brightened my living room and lifted my spirits. Watching the City take it away this morning saddened me, but my memories of its beauty will always bring joy. I am grateful for that too.

January 14, 2015

Today, and every day, I am grateful for my beautiful golden retrievers. They warm my heart; they make me smile; probably more than anything else does, they make me laugh. What a lucky gal am I!

January 15, 2015

Today I am grateful for the people who have joined my Denver Daring Meetup Group. It’s heartwarming to know that there are fellow Brené Brown fans who will be traveling this path with me.  

January 16, 2015

Today I am grateful for Nature. What a source of wisdom, entertainment, inspiration, and joy she is!

January 17, 2015

Today I am grateful for all of the people at different venues who worked with me. I deeply appreciate their listening to me and helping me formulate my Denver Daring vision.

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January 18, 2015

Today I am grateful for children’s literature. Thank you for beginning my love affair with books as a young child and for giving me as much joy today as I got way back then.

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Merry Merry Christmas!

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Today I am sending love and wishing the best for each and every one of you. Merry Merry Christmas!

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Happy Holidays

Holidays

Happy Holidays from our house to yours!

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Morning Sitting – November 10th

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Morning Moon
Sky dusted with burgundy talcum
I watch the crows fly overhead

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Autumn

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Autumn – my favorite time of year!

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Extraordinary Beauty

Extraordinary Beauty

There is extraordinary beauty in seemingly ordinary things.

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