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Inspire is a Verb – The Liebster Award

The Liebster Award is a blogger to fellow blogger award; an invitation to spread the word about blogs offering great content. It’s a forum to meet and greet and share the wealth of inspiration.

My darling daring Liebster Award nominees, you are the most vital part of this post, so your names are going first.  I hereby dub thee infinitely inspiring and bravely blogalicious.  I choose you for reasons beyond the power of your blog.  You wield social media with love, to create powerful interactions through literature, music, and movement.  You are:

Alyson Grauer of Dreams to Become – engaging people via literature a’la On The Isle of Sound and Wonder, letting us laugh through commedia dell’arte and the ukulele.
AE Shapera of Phoole – encouraging us to get our groove on as a DJ at Ideal Clubworld Radio, teaching folks how to Make It Worth It in your book Easy Street.
Lisa Gedney Harris of Fashion Meets Poetry – bringing every woman’s personal brand of beautiful to the forefront in your upcoming book Unveiled Beauty.
Judy Victor of Leap Events – instilling empowerment, building community, and sparking unstoppable joy via lively events for women.
Rebecca Jo Malmstrom of Duckie Uglings – making the most of recycled goods and taking us beyond words into the cute-overload world of “Awe!”

My Inspiration Ninjas, here is your badge of honor. Wear it with pride and please keep writing, grooving, and moving. When we interact with you, we win. Read more →

Inspire is a Verb – Esprit de She

I just got another secret note.
“Shh….don’t tell anyone…but I absolutely must tell someone…you think I can, so I think I can, so I’m doing a crazy fitnessy thing…YAY!”
It’s the third note this week.

I get it. When I decided to get my fit together, the first steps of my journey were super-secret too. Slinking downstairs to the apartment complex gym at odd hours, when people were less likely to catch me leaping around in my grotty track suit. Shaking my groove thing to Moves Like Jagger and Sexyback, because I desperately wanted my sexy back. Hauling my carcass back upstairs and collapsing on my pleather couch in an exhausted nap during which I’d dream that, if I could keep going, little by little I’d stack up enough tiny victories to make a mountain.

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We keep going because we keep going.
from #47ThingsILearned

Those first steps were 3 years, 42 weeks, and 5 days ago. Umpteen jump-squats ago. At least a few sizes ago. A lifetime ago.  Read more →

Self-Respect or Sit n’ Spin – 100 Day Challenge Diary

When I was a kid, I loved my Sit n’ Spin. I would sit on it. And spin. And spin and spin and spin and spin AND SPIN. One Thanksgiving, I spun around so much that I missed supper. You know why. Sitting in one place and doing nothing but staring at one’s navel is dizzying at best. And you don’t get anywhere fast.

This is the diary of my 100 Day Challenge of Self-Respect. I’m sick of sitting and spinning when I should be making a beeline for the finish line. My journey is inspired by Matthew Trinetti. Here is his diary; he’s worth a follow. For transparency’s sake, here’s my progress in the categories of “fitnessy” and “writerly“:

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