TED began in 1984 with a conference. The annual conference still continues, and I daresay that its web site has grown exponentially in popularity.
So, on TED, you’ll watch famous people as well as people you’ve never heard of on all kinds of topics.
So what I love about this particular talk is how Gilbert recounts poet Ruth Stone’s description of creative inspiration. It’s as if, she says, a “thunderous train of air” is blowing through the landscape, and you can see it and feel it. And if you don’t catch it (write it down) while it’s in your backyard, it’s going to blow away to the next artist, writer, poet.
"The reason I wanted coaching was to get a fresh perspective from someone whom I could trust with the details of my life to figure out what steps I needed to take to start living in my purpose. I was encouraged to set goals for the next 90 days that we would be initially working together. I am thrilled to have achieved them either as totally complete or as an ongoing journey to completion. Through Lee’s innate ability to ask questions (which helped me arrive at my own conclusions), she enabled me to create a schedule that supports and serves the goals important to me. There were times I was clueless how to deal with a situation but with her keen insight and attentive listening she guided and taught me tools I can use so I don’t take on something that does not align with my values, needs, or goals.
I feel more balanced and in control than I have ever known. She gave me a paraphrased quote that says ‘There is a connection between self-nurturing and self-respect’. Without those aspects operating in my internal compass I will spin out of control and will not land where I expected! Throughout the coaching sessions I have become confident that my purpose in life is unfolding before me and is in alignment with my spiritual values and needs. I feel so empowered that no matter what comes my way I can handle it with grace, peace and clarity.
Thank you Lee for your sensible guidance, professional and fun attitude and most of all, your fresh perspective. A million times thank you." ~ Day Marie Smith, Entrepreneur,Denver, CO