Gratitude Corner

You Need A Great Team - DreamsCo

My editor called me this morning to discuss the timeline and the changes I will be making to my book. As we spoke, I found myself laughing and relaxing. Lauren is a writer's dream come true. She's an editor dedicated to this story like a parent to a child. Her enthusiasm for what we're going to accomplish together makes me even more excited to write. Through the whole process my agent has held my hand and cared deeply about my career. I couldn't be more grateful today for such incredible, powerful women in my life. I began to think about the other people in my life that help me to make my dreams come true: my mother who taught me to dream big; my skating coach who pushes me beyond my comfort zone; my business partner who handles all the things I'm horrible at; my vendors who create incredible products; and my friends who help me when I'm technologically inept.

In order to go after my dreams I've needed the help of others. And though there was a time when I hated asking for help, I've come to realize that a team of people you adore makes life and work so much more enjoyable.

Sekou Andrews and Steve Connell TEDMED 2011 - DreamsCo

"How the heck are you doing everything you do?" a friend asked me the other day. "I eat a really healthy diet, work out, meditate, and spend time doing the things I love," I responded.

"But there's gotta be more to it than that," my friend replied. "You were just born with more energy than everyone else."

"What?"

I don't have a magic wand, I had told her the answer but she refused to believe me. So here's a great video that explains exactly what I'm talking about.

Welcome - DreamsCo

I was lying in bed one night thinking about everything I was grateful for in my life. My cat Max was cuddled with me and he was purring loudly, which somehow magnified the happiness I was feeling. I realized that though nothing amazing or spectacular was happening at that moment I was feeling incredible joy. Gratitude + love = happiness magnified.

This corner isn't about my journey of going after my dreams. There won't be any musings on the teachings of life. Instead it's just a place to post the daily things that make me grateful. I hope you will comment and add your gratitude list as well. The more we are grateful for what we have the more life brings us.