And Now for Something Spiritual…

March 23, 2010

Dear Magnificent Coaches;

Do any of you remember Eleanor Powell? I’m ending with her, in celebration of Women’s History Month – because she said something so profound…more about that later.

Eleanor  Powell, born in 1912, was an American film actress and dancer of the 1930s and 1940s, known for her exuberant solo tap dancing. She was well-received in her first starring role in 1935’s Broadway Melody of 1936, with Fred Astaire, and delighted 1930s audiences with her endless energy and enthusiasm, not to mention her stunning dancing.

Anyone that creative, energetic and enthusiastic (I believe) must be very spiritually-connected. Don’t you agree?

My belief about Eleanor is supported by her statement that…

What we are is God’s gift to us.  What we become is our gift to God.

I love that! In honor of Eleanor, and her spiritual connection, I give you “Interview with God.” This is really special, and I hope you find it as powerful as I did. Click on the image below to be taken to the video.

Be sure to leave any comments – I always love to hear from you.

And as always, I send you…

Love and Great Joy,


Women, Wonderful Women

March 3, 2010

It’s March. That means it must be Women’s History Month – and that’s our theme for this month’s Be Inspired Now messages.

So many women have spent time here on earth; and every single one of them contributed greatly to enriching the human condition. In ways large and small, women bring love, light, compassion, companionship, problem-solving, and brilliant thinking.

I’ve selected a video for this first blog post. I enjoyed it, and I hope you do too. View it by clicking on the image below:

Before I leave you, I’d like to share a witticism from Erma Bombeck. It’s witty, and quite wise.

“Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the ‘Titanic’ who waved off the dessert cart.”

For those of you unfamiliar with her, Erma was born just before the Great Depression, and worked as a journalist. She then interrupted her career for college and then, after marriage, leaving the work force when her first child was born. Eleven years later, Erma Bombeck began a weekly humor column, focusing on the life of a suburban family. It soon became twice weekly, later three times; by 1968 it was syndicated in 200 newspapers and by the late 1970s in over 800. What a prolific, funny and insightful writer!
Love and Great Joy,


P.S. If, after watching the video, you find yourself curious about who these women are – check the posts from the video’s creator – she gives fascinating details on the women she selected in this presentation.