Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Story Time With Marla IV

You know I love my rock and roll.

And most of you know I was in a band for a blink of an eye.

But, even though it wasn't for very long, I really enjoyed learning a new instrument and missed that instrument incredibly when I let it go.

This story is about a very strange dream/reality mish mosh that I experienced 16 years ago.

I'm telling this story off the cuff.

There's a lot of "and"s and "um"s.


Give it a listen.

Then head on over to YouTube and let me know what you think!

Love and hugs,

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

What's Stopping You?

I found this great rant from Dave Grohl in my Facebook newsfeed.

Lots of "F Bombs" and slamming of reality, talent, television shows.

But the basic message is quite clear and I can't share it enough.

What excuses are you feeding yourself?

Why are you sitting on that dream?

You really do have everything you need, right now, to get started, right now.

The only one standing in your way is, you.

"Tough" Love and hugs ( ;~D ),

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Story Time With Marla III

This next video is a journal written eight years ago.

Apparently I'd been very moved by a movie I'd seen.

Moved, because it was a true work of art.

I still, to this day, cannot remember what movie it was and for some reason I never wrote it down.

This is something you'd hear some art students mulling over in a coffee house somewhere (some would argue somewhere in 1992 - ha!).

Anyway, get your cup a joe, put your thinking cap on and listen to this poignant little piece I put together.

Then, head on over to YouTube and tell me what you think!

Love and hugs,

Thursday, July 3, 2014


 I'm off to a reunion and potluck picnic this weekend!

This is no ordinary reunion.

I'm catching up with members of my urban family from Detroit.

You know.

The people that end up being your family when you first move out on your own.

We were, and still are, a very creative, silly bunch.

So much so that my good friend (the one who did the awesome banner for this blog), her son and I are going to do like she and I used to do - explore Detroit and take photos.  (Except, we'll be doing it in the day time, unlike our adventurous, night loving, 20-something selves ;~D )

Here's the Facebook Invite, if you still weren't convinced:

It was my friend's idea and we envisioned all of our friends and their kids being together for this momentous occasion.  

It's so hard to get straight answers from people who are now over-worked, over-stressed parents.

So, we're not sure who's really coming and we have no idea what or how much food will be there either.


That goes for anything, not just potluck reunions ;~D




Love and hugs,

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Story Time With Marla II

OK.  Summer's in full swing!

Sit back with some lemonade and listen to this next story.

It's all about the mystical experience I had, many years ago.

The experience that left me feeling more supported and "un-alone" than I'd ever felt.

The experience that left me changed forever. : )

Love and hugs,

Friday, June 13, 2014

Story Time With Marla I

OK.  So, I'm really getting much more comfortable with my video editing software.

Which is great, because now I have everything I need to make some personal, biz dreams come true.

This is a short little series to get me through the time I need to heal my finger.

Things are moving along.

I'm saving my typing time for course creation.

So, enjoy this first video in my new series, "Story Time with Marla".

Love and hugs,

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Giving China Another Blog To Block

Today is the 25th anniversary of the massacre in Tiananmen Square.  I get lots of hits from China and I know it's not from women looking to get empowered.

Today they are blocking anything to do with this massacre.  I'm giving them something to do.

I'm just ornery like that.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Don't Forget...

It's time for my annual Summer Slowdown.

I'll only be posting four times a month until the end of August.

As we head into the time of year where we naturally slow down, don't forget!

Engage in this natural slowing and meditate.

It's good medicine ;~D




And don't forget to slow down.