Posts Tagged ‘Passion’

How to Stop Talking and Start Doing

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Sometimes we need to remember to stop and soak up the moment we’re in. Quit thinking about the next big thing and just celebrate where we are right now. Sometimes we need to pay attention to the colors of today, lest we miss out on what’s real because of our obsession with what could be. [...]


Happiness Highlights: Art in Grand Rapids

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

The music thumped off the smooth walls and wood floors, the echoes of the lead singer softened only by the throng of bodies flooding the wide hallways. The Crane Wives were rocking out, but the local band wasn’t what had brought people to a museum in downtown Grand Rapids last Thursday night. The crowds had [...]


Inspired by a New York City Street Musician to Live from the Heart

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

We heard his drums on the Literary Walk in Central Park last week. They were strong and soulful, seducing attention in a city filled with noise and attention-seekers. He smiled as he played, even before we dropped a dollar in his bucket. I pointed to my camera, a universal sign between performers and photographers, and [...]


What I Didn’t Learn About Rejection From Metallica

Friday, May 6th, 2011

This week has been filled with angst, rejection, insecurities, and pity parties at my house. All of them mine. I’ve worried that “nothing will work”, that I’m “not good enough”, and that I’m “putting myself out there for nothing.” I considered not bringing any of this up, because none of it is very positive or [...]


Inspired by Moneé to Do What We Want

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

I met Moneé in Baltimore last November when I was invited for a press tour. She is a Travel Media Manager for VisitBaltimore, which means she helped organize all of the details of the trip for myself and the other writers who were in town for the tour. Her job was to sell me on [...]