Change – The Unchangeable

| October 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Tweet Isn’t it true that one of the few things that never changes is that things are always changing?  Or, to put it another way, Bertolt Brecht said, “Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.” It’s kind of a mind-bender, but true, nonetheless. And I’m writing to let […]

has an infectious zeal for coaching people who want to do enlivening work and live inspired lives. She's fired up about the power of taking risks - great and small - and the rewards that come as a result. She's also passionate about (1) creativity and authenticity and their potential to change the world, (2) frolicking with her adorable four-legged children, and (3) retreating with those she loves at her farm in Southeast Georgia, Brinson's Race. Visit her website at True Voices.
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Where I’ve Been (gulp!)

| October 1, 2012 | 5 Comments

Tweet   Today’s risk is one I waited two months to share, due to the unfortunate stigma attached. Hello, my name is Julie, and I have Bipolar II Disorder, Panic Disorder, and PTSD.  Now, there is no “anonymous” group for those with mood and anxiety disorders. Would that there was.  It seems as if when […]

is a former Social Worker, and acted as community leader on ivillage's (a division of NBC) Poets' Workshop. She has been the editor of Manic Musings Magazine since 2001. Ms. Taliaferro is a singer, actress, poet, and writer. Her mantra is "Loving is definitely the scariest thing you can possibly do. Love anyway!"
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Saying “Thank You”

| September 18, 2012 | 4 Comments

Tweet It has been 12 years since my mother died and I miss her every day. She wasn’t perfect and there were times when, I will admit, I wished she had been different in some way. But, she was herself and I know that she was the perfect mother for me. She taught me so much […]

is a retired banker who's embarrassed to be technoligically illiterate, but proud to be Laura's mother. She realizes that at her advanced age, she's done more risking than she has yet to do, but is willing to risk this.
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The Pains in Living

| August 18, 2012 | 1 Comments

Tweet Wayne Muller said, “The more spacious and larger our fundamental nature, the more bearable the pains in living.” It reminded me of a story I read somewhere about an old Hindu master who was sick and tired of his apprentice complaining all the time. The master sent the apprentice for some salt. When he […]

is a retired banker who's embarrassed to be technoligically illiterate, but proud to be Laura's mother. She realizes that at her advanced age, she's done more risking than she has yet to do, but is willing to risk this.
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Big Risking

| August 9, 2012 | 2 Comments

Tweet Do you remember me?  I’ve not posted in a long time.  Not because I’ve not been taking many risks, just because I sometimes find it difficult to write about them in a way that I think you might find interesting or informative.  Or maybe I’ve just been lazy about posting.  But just recently an […]

is a successful artist and website designer from East Atlanta Village where she lives with her partner and five dogs. Lori enjoys working in the garden, riding motorcycles and doing volunteer work but when she's not busy running around, she can be found engrossed in a good book.
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I’m Beautiful!

| August 1, 2012 | 2 Comments

Tweet There have been many studies on the topic, and while the numbers vary, they all come to the same conclusion:  it takes several positive messages to offset one negative message in our brains. I think that’s a shame. So today, I am taking a humongous risk (to me at least) and taking a cue […]

is a former Social Worker, and acted as community leader on ivillage's (a division of NBC) Poets' Workshop. She has been the editor of Manic Musings Magazine since 2001. Ms. Taliaferro is a singer, actress, poet, and writer. Her mantra is "Loving is definitely the scariest thing you can possibly do. Love anyway!"
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What? There’s more???

| July 30, 2012 | 3 Comments

Tweet Hello, faithful readers and writers, I am just stopping by to let you know that I am taking a big risk in honor of the Olympics.  No, I am not taking up pole vaulting or synchronized swimming, but I am committed to regular posting over on the True Voices blog.  That’s daily,  until the close […]

has an infectious zeal for coaching people who want to do enlivening work and live inspired lives. She's fired up about the power of taking risks - great and small - and the rewards that come as a result. She's also passionate about (1) creativity and authenticity and their potential to change the world, (2) frolicking with her adorable four-legged children, and (3) retreating with those she loves at her farm in Southeast Georgia, Brinson's Race. Visit her website at True Voices.
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We Walked on the Moon!

| July 22, 2012 | 4 Comments

Tweet Normally, while giving speeches, or talking one-on-one to others about the RiskADay concept, I tell them that it’s not about bungee jumping or sky diving*, but about taking risks for growth, risks of the heart.  And, I say that even though some of those risks may seem quite large, usually, we can break them […]

has an infectious zeal for coaching people who want to do enlivening work and live inspired lives. She's fired up about the power of taking risks - great and small - and the rewards that come as a result. She's also passionate about (1) creativity and authenticity and their potential to change the world, (2) frolicking with her adorable four-legged children, and (3) retreating with those she loves at her farm in Southeast Georgia, Brinson's Race. Visit her website at True Voices.
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A Vow

| July 18, 2012 | 1 Comments

Tweet I know I’ve mentioned my pastor, Dr. Jim Rigby, to you-readers-of-this-blog. I always leave being with him or hearing his sermons wanting to be a better person. Trying to be a better person is a noble endeavor. Can it also be risky? Recently he posted a “Vow for This Coming Day” either on his […]

is a retired banker who's embarrassed to be technoligically illiterate, but proud to be Laura's mother. She realizes that at her advanced age, she's done more risking than she has yet to do, but is willing to risk this.
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Seek Authenticity, Achieve Clarity

| July 17, 2012 | 2 Comments

Tweet I recently agreed to lead a group of my co-workers (all men) through an exercise designed to help uncover one’s “money story” – those truths we carry with us that affect our relationship with money. I had done the exercise myself and discovered a very interesting money story of my own: I am not […]

is a financial planner whose goal is to lead women not just to confidence in their money lives, but in all aspect of their worlds. To that end she leads Women's Money Circles in Atlanta. She has rediscovered her enjoyment of taking risks and never ceases to be amazed at the sense of accomplishment that comes from "taking that step".
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