Hello! Today marks the first anniversary of Four Seeds. Readers have popped up like wildflowers around the world over the last twelve months, and here we are together, celebrating the arrival of 2011.
Instead of making resolutions this year, I’ve decided to plant seeds of intention. Four seeds, to be exact.
The first seed is the intention to focus on those who inspire me.
Who inspires me?
First there’s Dennis and Lil’ J:
How can a girl not be inspired by these guys?
Then there are the women in my life: my mother, my friends and family, and the other survivors I know. They are my mentors every day and in ways they don’t even realize.
Now I want you to meet three more remarkable women who inspire me to live like I mean it in 2011.
Kris, a cancer survivor and wellness warrior, is a film-maker, juicing advocate, and a dang good writer to boot. Anyone who has cancer, or knows someone with the c, should check out her books and film. And her website is chock full of resources for tapping into your own inner magic through healthful practices.
And speaking of magic:
Meet Kate Shela.
The Spanish have a special word to describe people like Kate: duende. It refers to that certain mysterious something that some people exude and transmit to others just by being. Take a look for yourself.
A healer, shaman, and dance teacher, Kate clearly follows her life’s calling without fear or reservations. She emanates loving energy, and to be near her is to be transformed by the openness of her heart. Kate teaches seminars and dance throughout the US and the UK. Check out her schedule as she may be coming to a town near you!
And finally, meet Laura Shawver.
Laura is a cancer researcher, surfer, and ovarian cancer survivor. She founded The Clearity Foundation with the intention to provide individualized treatment for women with ovarian cancer. She’s helped hundreds of women with the oc and has raised awareness about the kind of tailored treatment that will lead to our eventual cure.
What unites these three amazing women is that they live from the heart and improve the lives of those around them simply by pursuing their passions. That inspires me.
Who inspires you?
ps: Forthcoming seeds of intention are (you guessed it!) renewal, beauty, and love. Stay tuned.