inspiration

Posted by admin on September 13, 2013 in Inspiration
How do you know what's working and what's not?  Terry McBride shares a unique approach to discerning what is effective about an idea, and how to generate new ideas in this interesting Speakeasy lecture from Whister 2012. If you've toyed with the idea of creating a business, or have recognized ways another business could better serve their customers, Terry's lecture offers great insight into...
Posted by Abbey Ley on September 12, 2013 in Inspiration
Music, art, and love for festivals are in my blood. My dad worked in radio, and as a child I was always psyched to tag along to jazz and art festivals he emceed. At home, I had his ever-growing vinyl collection to rifle through. I found myself becoming very interested in music, and also really intrigued by album artwork. Both of these interests led me to study graphic design in Pittsburgh, where...
Posted by admin on September 5, 2013 in Inspiration
Feeling stuck in a situation and don't know how to gracefully disentangle yourself?  Or maybe there is a project you've wanted to start, but haven’t found the courage to begin. In this Speakeasy from Whistler 2012, Danielle LaPorte shares a means of igniting action by rekindling your passion, and finding your own way to achieve your ambitions. Danielle began her talk by explaining the...
Posted by admin on August 29, 2013 in Mindfulness
I once heard Gordan Hempton, a nature field recordist, define silence as, “not an absence of sound, but an absence of noise.”  I love that description.  It's an important reminder about the value of natural sounds, the richness of silence, and the fundamental roles that silence and sound play in the human experience. When accompanying a yoga class, I often get asked why I mix field...
Posted by Guest Scribe on August 29, 2013 in Mindfulness
Somewhere near the middle of the summer, I was on the verge of a burnout. It was as if I was running uphill towards my goals, with my shoes on my feet and the mountain in front of me, but I just kept falling. My sneakers bore holes, the laces came out. I skinned my knees. I kept going, no longer efficient. I could see my mountain but the road was covered in fog. I was so focused on that view...
Posted by admin on August 28, 2013 in Inspiration
Cover Photo by Ali Kaukas This summer I had a chance to join in on the Wanderlust magic, embarking on a journey that allowed me to grow and experience more than I could have ever imagined. I quit my corporate job in Boston in order to dedicate my time and skills to the Wanderlust team, helping the Operations Manager and the Production Manager. As part of Operations, it’s my job to make sure...