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Yearly Blog Archives: 2010

Seek the unique.

10-07-2010

Believe it or not, this photo was taken in Oakland, California. Yep, there is an authentic gondola, piloted by an authentic Italian, available for passage on Lake Merritt. Recently my beau and I set up an outdoor picnic in the Bonsai Garden near the lake. Table, chairs, cryst...

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Failure is not a dirty word.

10-04-2010

Maya Stein, poet, writer, teacher, feral hairdresser, and chef, joins us as our guest at Happy Hour today at 12n PST. Below is a snippet of conversation from our Lively Conversation, Drive into Your Dreams, with Maya. And below that, a poem of hers called The Luxury of Failu...

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Pocket Instructions.

09-30-2010

This post comes courtesy of Lisa King, a new friend I met at Happy Hourlast week. (Isn’t the Internet wonderful sometimes?) I visited Lisa’s blog and loved so many of the things I discovered there. One of my favorite parts of Lisa’s site are the tiny little gems at ...

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Come as you are.

09-27-2010

It’s Monday again. That means Happy Hour for us at Simply Celebrate. Hope you’ll join us. This week we’re inviting everyone to “come as you are.” This theme was born out of my crabbiness of the last week. I kept trying everything I could to stop being crabby,...

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Sweating It Out Past the Doubt

09-24-2010

Simply Celebrate September Newsletter 2010 By Sherry Richert Belul I’m trying to write about creativity and am having a meta moment. You see, I want to believe that we simply invite creativity in, as if it were like sending out a whimsical invitation, setting the outdoor wooden table wi...

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Enough (Redux)

09-22-2010

In continuing honor of letting ourselves, our lives, and this moment be “enough,” I want to share this poem (below) by David Whyte. I used to listen to David Whyte’s CDs about a decade ago, but hadn’t heard him for many years. This poem dropped into my mind out of ...

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Enough.

09-19-2010

Lately I’ve been experimenting with the idea of “just showing up.” What I mean is, trying not to orchestrate. Trying not to plan out the words and the way I want life to unfold. Trusting that I am enough and that whatever I show up with is enough. It has been a tricky practic...

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We Validate Here.

09-16-2010

Have you seen this video called Validation? I saw it and loved it a long time ago and my good friend Suki reminded me of it the other day. (Have you watched it yet?  I’m gonna give away the punchline. Go watch it now, then come back, okay?!). Anyway, Suki and I were talking abo...

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Monkey Mind Hates Creativity!

09-13-2010

Today at 12n we’re hosting a virtual Happy Hour. Here on the blog and also on our Facebook Simply Celebrate page. I gotta tell you, Monkey Mind is really trying hard to zap my energy and make me feel small and UN-creative. I figured saying that might be a good place to kick the co...

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Why we need creativity in our lives

09-12-2010

We just posted some amazing audio about creativity and we’re using it to kick off our first virtual Happy Hour on Monday, September 13th at 12 noon (PST). It’s a tad early to be drinking, but not too early to share some energy elixirs in the form of conversation about how to bring creativ...

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