Interviews offer many opportunities for things to go wrong.
The reporter can misunderstand or misquote.
The person being reported on can misinform and misdirect.
That’s why when an interview goes well, and then the article is crisp, it’s cause for celebration!
This is one of those articles, and I can’t thank Meredith Lepore and Levo League for making my first Unlightenment article a wonderful one! Except for one tiny little thing, I’m not sure I can live up to being called the satirist of modern day mindfulness, that title sounds like it would require me to dress better than I do, and not mumble aloud while running errands.
Here’s the article
I’m a busy woman.
I run a business that requires me to be creative and self-disciplined. A business that consists of only me.
I have two children and a husband who depend on me to do my share of running a household.
I have friends and family who want to spend time with me.
I could go on, and I’d likely convince any reasonable person that I absolutely do not have the time to exercise today.
Only thing is, it’s not true.
I have the time.
It’s the desire and motivation that I don’t have.
But, I’m off to Pilates class anyway.
And in time, I’ll be glad I did.
The twirl and swirl of life surrounds me, often, a lot, usually.
Sometimes I’m able to be still in the center of it all. Sometimes not.
Read all about when I do and when I don’t in my new book coming out in November 2017!
It’s called Unlightenment: A Guide to Higher Consciousness for Everyday People.
Available for pre-order now on Amazon
I eat out a lot, and buy a lot of prepared foods.
It’s my biggest indulgence.
Usually, the people who work behind the counter,
serving me my extravagant nourishments
are lovely, or fine, or just putting in an honest days work.
Occasionally, the person behind the counter offends me,
transferring their wretched misery into my chocolate croissant,
infusing it with so much negative energy that after making a hasty retreat
I realize that I can’t stomach the pastry, and throw it out.
Sometimes, (in my mind) I rage against the person behind the counter.
Lately, I recognize that my reaction to their negativity is a message from
my inner people telling me that they’d like me to take a breathe,
and tune into what I need to do to take care of myself.
Because that’s my job, and not the job of the people behind the counter.
I try to remember that every day may be my last,
and that every moment is an opportunity to savor and appreciate all that is.
And then at other times I think …
everyone should just leave me to my vices cause this could be my last day.