The response to Project You has been amazing and we are so excited to turn this page over to our bloggers! We asked our first three participants to tell us a little about themselves so we could introduce them to you. So here they are, in their own words.
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June: Erica Sternin
Writer’s block results from too much head. Cut off your head. Pegasus, poetry, was born of Medusa when her head was cut off. You have to be reckless when writing. Be as crazy as your conscience allows.
A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living
About me: I’m in the middle of treatment for breast cancer and I find God in the support-net of friends who are praying for me when I’m too sick and tired to be confident of anything. I’m a children’s librarian, and I’m constantly awed by the goodness of strangers and casual acquaintances I meet at work. I have a big city garden; vegetables and perennials as well as a smattering of trees. I find God in quiet moments of daily life – in the complex and ordered detail in the center of a flower, in the kind words of a stranger, the hug of a little boy who found a Calvin and Hobbes book at the library, in the surround-sound three dimensional audio of bird song on a Spring morning in the middle of the city. As far as I’m concerned that is all God. I’ll be writing about these moments.
Favorite wordsmiths and storytellers: Charlotte Bronte, e.e.cummings, Mary Oliver, Mo Willems, Eric Litwin, C. S. Lewis, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Orson Scott Card, Octavia Butler, Kurt Vonnegut
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July: Sophie Rapp
I am a Writer. I’ve been practicing saying that lately. It’s true, I do write – a LOT – but it’s taken me a lot of years to allow myself to see myself as the Writer I am, and the one intend to be. I’m also a mom, a nurse, a gardener, and lately, an entrepreneur. I blog with the Empower Network under the name Sweet Alchemy, where I am learning to navigate the jungles of online and affiliate marketing.
My faith is definitely nontraditional, falling well into the category of Spiritual rather than Religious, and rests largely on the conviction that we are, in the end, all okay. Even when it feels like we are really, really far from okay. Learning to direct my attention, and my intention, and learning to relax about how others direct theirs, is endlessly fascinating and challenging to me, and I’m certain it will keep me well-entertained for the rest of my life!
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I am a Life Transformation Specialist and a woman of many interests and skills. I use my deep, intuitive reserves as a base for more than 25 years of powerful healing work designed to help my clients create their own beautiful path. I provide divine inspiration coupled with practical applications to help people live the life of their dreams.
I will be talking about the journey I took to heal my very difficult, even toxic relationship with my mother. So at the end of her life I had said everything I needed to say, took every action I needed to take, forgiven everything I needed to forgive and honored all that the relationship meant in my life. There is much talk of God, Goddess and Spirit and the everyday angels that helped me on the path.
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