Sometimes it's the little things and the simple steps that make
a year great.
These are a few of my favorite things…..things that offer me
inspiration and enjoyment as I head into 2011....
OK, this is a little bit of self promotion since my husband and
I have a radio show
on their station (www.zenparentingradio.com).
But I loved Pagatim even before I joined their team. I
listened to Parenting
Unplugged, their flagship show, most of last year and
their discussions and guests continue to get better and
better. This station has something for everybody - a show
about meditation, a show for single parents, a show for dads, a
show for parents who want to spend more time outdoors with their
children, even a show about transforming diabetes….it's a one-stop
shop for inspiration.
Smallest Sparrow Blogspot
My friend Erin
McCarthy from Chicago writes this blog and it's beautiful - the
writing, the photography, not to mention her amazing
creations. She is a crafter, quilter, designer, and
artist….this girl defines the word creative. In her blog she
explains how she puts her projects together (with emotion and
humor) and she actually makes me think I can do the same
thing…..it's a must see for everybody, especially you crafty
The Book of Awakening by Mark Nepo
Don't have time to read a whole personal growth book? Just
read a page or two everyday and feel inspired! My friend Lara
gave me this book for Christmas and I have enjoyed it so
much. Every night I read the passage for the day and really
contemplate the meaning and how it relates to my life. It's a
great way to end the day….
I know - he was a total jerk last year. He didn't do so
well in the relationship department and his tweets and interviews
were ridiculous. But come on, the guy is way too talented to
fade away. I have decided to send him positive energy - he's
young and he's learning, and unfortunately he is learning in front
of all of us. His music inspires me, mostly because I love
his lyrics - he's full of emotion and truth. If you don't
believe me, just listen to Continuum again.
If you are really mad at him, download his version of Free Fallin
from iTunes….it might help you forgive.
Annie Burnside, Soul to Soul Perspective, Chicago Now
My friend Annie is the author of Soul to Soul Parenting and
her blog is a continuation of her experiences and
observations. She writes with confidence and humor and she
communicates honestly about her spirituality. I especially
love when she writes about the mind/body connection….her
latest blog is a must read.
OWN - The Oprah
An entire network dedicated to our highest selves - what an
inspired idea! So far I have really enjoyed Master
Class (a series profiling great performers and experts) - I
love hearing their stories and their tips for successful
living. It's just nice to have another option, a channel that
doesn't focus on people yelling at each other or killing each
and Health Magazine
I get a lot of magazines delivered to my house, but this one is
my favorite. Some of it is out there, but most of it makes me
feel good. People and Us can be fun, but sometimes they leave
me feeling anxious and deflated. It's nice to read a magazine
that views the world optimistically. If you check it out,
make sure you read
Rabbi Rami Shapiro's Q&A column…..he does a fantastic job
explaining faith, spirit, and the entire human experience in a
relatable and down to earth way.
Happy 2011 my friends!
What inspires you? Feel free to comment.....
Cathy Adams is a certified parenting coach, yoga instructor and mother to three girls.
See more of Cathy's stories here.
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