Wind and Waves

~ Freeing the spirit and riding the winds and waves of Life ~

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I LOVE Peterman! So Creative :-)

July 29th, 2014 · La Vida

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Dancing with him on the beach.

Away from the man-made lights. Away from the Shangri-La. Away from the rugby team’s Cibi war dance (although he liked that a lot).

 Ocean waves fill your ears. He has you close.

The night sky is alive with celestial lights. You’ve heard about it. You came here to see it. The dancing makes it even easier to see.

The mysterious glow of Magellanic Clouds and silver star clusters capture your eyes as he watches you.

He will say, “I never knew you could dance… like that.”

frenchflowerdressIsn’t it romantic?  Yes.

The French love their gardens, their roses, their microscopic bits of good weather, their little sandwiches presented on massive Georgian silver trays, and their outdoors among the beautiful, fresh women.

This flower dress, with its unique feminine tie on the back of your waist, is for every garden party, afternoon wedding, quiet coronation, little picnic, éclairs at Coquelin Aîné, and celebrations at Le Baratin.

Because the air is green, because we are still young (meaning alive), because of this floating flower design, the breathable cotton and silk blend fabric, and the feminine crochet trim, you should wear this when you want romance without pretense, without headlines.

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Help!

July 24th, 2014 · La Vida

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Been on the Road….

July 14th, 2014 · La Vida

ontheroadAnd just got back tonight.  Got a one way Ticket to Dallas to be with Scott. And then we road-tripped it back through Houston, San Antonio, Marfa, El Paso, Santa Fe, Taos and finally Denver. Wheeew.  And Amazing.  Lots to reflect on.  Hoping my creativity has been jumpstarted a bit!  Feeling full of Love.  That is a good fricken feeling!

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Can I do it? I mean Really Do it? NOW!!!

July 1st, 2014 · La Vida

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entrepreneur-ship

July 1st, 2014 · La Vida

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1. Do what you love. Following your passion might sound like a soft skill, but Steve Jobs has said it’s responsible for much of his success. Jobs was once asked point-blank what advice he would give a young entrepreneur looking for career advice. His response: “Go out and a get a job as a busboy or something until you find something you’re really passionate about.” Entrepreneurship is hard and takes perseverance. You will not have the energy to jump the inevitable hurdles unless you find that something that you are truly obsessed with.

Next step: Find something you love to do so much you can’t wait for the sun to rise to do it all over again.

2. Put a dent in the universe. Passion fuels the rocket, but vision directs the rocket to its ultimate destination. In 1976, when Jobs and Steve Wozniak co-founded Apple, Jobs’ vision was to put a computer in the hands of everyday people. In 1979, Jobs saw an early and crude graphical user interface being demonstrated at the Xerox research facility in Palo Alto, California. He knew immediately that the technology would make computers appealing to “everyday people.” That technology eventually became The Macintosh, which changed everything about the way we interact with computers. Xerox scientists didn’t realize its potential because their “vision” was limited to making new copiers. In other words, two people can see the exactly the same thing, but perceive it differently based on their vision.

Next step: Create a vision for your brand. In one sentence, explain how it moves society forward.

3. Kick start your brain. Creativity leads to innovative ideas. For Steve Jobs, creativity is connecting things, Jobs believes that a broad set of experiences expands our understanding of the human experience. A broader understanding leads to breakthroughs that others may have missed. Broadening your experience also means seeking inspiration from other industries. At various times, Jobs has found inspiration in a phone book, Zen meditation, visiting India, the fine details of a Mercedes-Benz, a food processor at Macy’s, or The Four Seasons hotel chain. Jobs doesn’t “steal” ideas as much as he uses ideas from other industries to inspire his own creativity.

Next step: Make more connections outside your field. Attend conferences that you normally would not attend. Travel more often. Hire partners and employees from outside your industry. Venture outside your comfort zone.

4. Sell dreams, not products. To Steve Jobs, people who buy Apple products are not “consumers.” They are people with hopes, dreams and ambitions. He builds products to help people achieve their dreams. He once said, “some people think you’ve got to be crazy to buy a Mac, but in that craziness we see genius.” How do you see your customers? Help them unleash their inner genius and you’ll win over their hearts and minds.

Next step: Get to know your customers better. Spend more time with them. Really get to understand their dreams so you can help fulfill those dreams.

5. Say no to 1,000 things. Steve Jobs once said, “I’m as proud of what we don’t do as I am of what we do.” He is committed to building products with simple, uncluttered design. And that commitment extends beyond products. From the design of the iPod to the iPad, from the packaging of Apple’s products, to the functionality of the Web site, in Apple’s world, innovation means eliminating the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.

Next step. Reduce the clutter. Ask yourself, ‘What can I cut?’ Is your Web site too cluttered, making it difficult for customers to find what they’re looking for? Are your products to confusing? Is your presentation too long and cluttered?

6. Create insanely great experiences.  [Read more →]

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Which country best fits my personality……

July 1st, 2014 · La Vida

Apparently the answer is…………….

France!

 ”You are a romantic who enjoys strolling through cobblestone streets and markets. You are inspired by art and architecture, and thrive being surrounded by other artists and intellectuals. You enjoy the bustle of a city, but also love spending time in the warm countryside, sitting at a cafe, and having a glass of wine or coffee. Your soul is nourished by being in nature, and by having deep meaningful conversation about love, art, and the meaning of life.”
France

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I know why the caged Bird sings…….

July 1st, 2014 · La Vida

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Sympathy by Paul Lawrence Dunbar

I know what the caged bird feels, alas!

When the sun is bright on the upland slopes;

When the wind stirs soft through the springing grass,

And the river flows like a stream of glass;

When the first bird sings and the first bud opes,

And the faint perfume from its chalice steals–

I know why the caged bird beats his wing

Till its blood is red on the cruel bars;

For he must fly back to his perch and cling

When he fain would be on the bough a-swing;

And a pain still throbs in the old, old scars

And they pulse again with a keener sting–

I know why the caged bird sings, ah me,

When his wing is bruised and his bosom sore,–

When he beats his bars and he would be free;

But a prayer that he sends from his heart’s deep core,

But a plea, that upward to Heaven he flings–

 

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After a weekend of reflective Moto riding….

June 25th, 2014 · La Vida

I decided to quit my job at the coffee shop!! Yes yes yes!

and Now what??

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freedome!

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Creativity

June 21st, 2014 · La Vida

by Osho:
“Whatsoever you do, if you do it joyfully, if you do it lovingly, if your act of doing it is not purely economical, then it is creative. If you have something growing out of it within you, if it gives you growth, it is spiritual, it is creative, it is divine. ”
Colorfully creative

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Housesitting in Bouler for Lisa

June 18th, 2014 · La Vida

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While Lisa was at WindRiver Reservation!
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