I often speak to people who don’t chase their dreams because it feels "selfish” – especially when there are so many obligations and responsibilities to be attended to. Add to this the virtues of service, generosity, and contribution, and you have the makings of a...read more
One of my favorite phrases is, "wouldn't it be awesome if..." because it so perfectly sets up our wildest imaginations and lets us express what we really desire, in a curious, exploratory way (which of course is where we're most receptive to the most fabulous ideas...read more
When you’re going after something that really matters to you, you’re going to face adversity, no way around it. Fear, self-doubt, rejection, failure, pain, disappointment, heartbreak – these are inevitable companions on the path of a life well-lived. As the saying...read more
Truth be told, after my first day of wing walking, I was tired. It's a challenging physical workout moving around up there in the wind, and the acrobatic maneuvers can generate up to 3-4 G-forces which means just holding your head upright takes a lot of muscle. Plus,...read more
"Am I afraid of dying? Or am I really afraid to live?" That was the question I asked myself twelve years ago after my dear friend Patrick was killed suddenly in a skydiving accident. We'd been jumping buddies for years and had made countless skydives together, and...read more
If you want to uplevel your life, you've got to create a new standard for yourself. Chances are, you've gotten in a rut and things are *fine* but there's a level of complacency there, that doesn't feel fully vibrant and ALIVE. To make a change in any area of your...read more
When I first climbed out of the open cockpit and took the first step out onto the wing, there was a millisecond in which a fleeting thought flickered across my mind: "What the hell was I thinking? I might actually be crazy." The sheer force of the prop blast and the...read more
"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." ~ Marcel Proust Sometimes we just need to look at our lives from a new perspective. 🙂 For years I've enjoyed doing headstands for that very reason -- it is (literally) a...read more
Years ago, I read an article about a woman my age who did wing walking performances at airshows - and thus showed me that such a thing was *possible*. I watched all her videos and soaked up as much as I could ... until the day her plane crashed during a performance...read more
Wing walking is just like anything else in life -- when you condition your nervous system to know the "unfamiliar" as "familiar" and create memories in advance, it's much easier to do it when the time comes. Visualization and rehearsal is not just for Olympic athletes...read more
Spread Your Wings...
“Anne has been my catalyst for massive change and awakening of my true essence. She reminds me through compassion and laughter to spread my wings to much greater heights than I have, up until now, allowed myself to go.”
Awesomeness is the evolutionary growth plate we're being called to birth: the key to unlocking our full potential as conscious creators and joyful architects of the new world.
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