I am an idea girl. I get a rush from receiving new ideas and playing with them in my mind, developing them and sometimes I even act on them in the physical world! I'm an inventor, entrepreneur, creative, and craftsman. I am a wellness coach and advocate, because I believe peace comes to a community whose members are physically, emotionally, spiritually and financially well. I'm passionate about helping people find a greater level of peace through greater wellness in these areas. I am a mother and a wife, I raise some of my own food, and I love the Gilmore Girls. Do you want to know anything else? Just ask, I'm probably happy to tell you!
A lot of things...chickens. I know more than you want to know about chickens. I also know how to listen. I know a lot about melting glass. I know there is a lot I don't know. I know that what I do know is fun to share with others. I know being part of a community is super valuable.
bookkeeping, organizing, time blocking, protecting intellectual property...do you know about patents? I have a question or two for you.
From my dad, when I got married, "There are more important things than being right."
I read mico-expressions and often know what people are thinking...not a mind reader, but you know, when people say one thing...but think another...I can often know that.
I never need a backup because I'm always moving forward!
A poem my dad taught me as a kid: I'd rather be a could be if I couldn't be an are, 'cause a could be is a maybe with a chance of touching par. I'd rather be a has been than a might have been by far, because a might have been will never be, but a has been once was are!
How to spend time alone with yourself and how powerful that is!
Amy’s CreativeMornings activity
So whether you speak the language or not it's always possible to connect with others when you are traveling. It takes very little to see their humanity.
What I like most to do is to walk in the path of everyday people, where they eat where they shop, where they spend time just as I did many times as a kid traveling with my parents. I try to interact with people even if it's super brief. Basically, I'm seeking the mundane because I want to humanize my experience rather than to pass through with a checklist of sights to see.
Visiting them in their homes, experiencing their villiage lives and trying to find a path out of rural poverty. These experiences, like, made every countr more memorable to me and perhaps more importantly, they made every country feel familiar like they were no longer a foreign country to me they became a place I new a bit beyond the surface. And all of those memories have stayed with me today in so much that it changed how I travel today and how I see the world.
As a creative we are unique individuals who can express ourselves freely.
I'm interested in the idea that somehow we've convinced ourselves that the best way to answer questions is to think our way through them rather than to feel our way through them, to physically engage our way through them.
If you have questions about who you are, you will find out the answers to those questions in the last minute of a fight...you can't lie to yourself about who you are in the last minute of a fight.
The fundamental experiences we have when we little are the same experiences that drive us when we are older.
I don't think we often honor the journey that immigrants take to America with traits that are positive, right? We tend to honor the desperation and the difficulty, but we don't often ascribe the kind of positive agency that is authentic to their experience.
At the heart of those stories [I write] is a fundamental question, Do the people who I think of as the most deeply related to me, do I fundamentally understand them and to they understand me, you know. And that is at the heart of so many stories.
The idea that these higher order functions grow out of us as emotions, as feelings, is really sort of a beautiful thing. That curiosity could be as emotive as exhuberance or joy.
Jaed Coffin PRIMAL CURIOSITY