It’s that time of year where we begin thinking of our New Year’s resolutions and look back at what we’ve accomplished here on 8 Women Dream. In honor of last year, I’ve compiled my top posts on 8 Women Dream as part of a retrospective that our can readers enjoy….
It is not always easy to be grateful when something is going wrong. Yet shifting our perspective can change everything. In Maya Angelou’s book, Letter to My Daughter, she describes a time in her life when she was in despair. She went to see her mentor, and told him she was going crazy…[Read more]
Some people have a devil on their shoulder. I have a Dominatrix. She is me, in miniature, with fiery red hair and a wicked temper. Pain is her medium. She lives for my suffering, and loves to see me squirm. I pictured this imaginary little figure perched on my shoulder … [Read more]
I believe the first step to living our “big dreams” is truly committing to it, deciding that we’re going to make it happen, no matter what. Then, life somehow aligns to help us make it happen. I love the Goethe quote: Whatever you can do, or think you can, begin it…[Read more]
My tips to get you started on meditation to change your life, if you’re ready to be more happy and present every day. Over the years I have studied many forms of meditation, including shamatha, vipassana, metta, walking meditation, and movement meditation…[Read more]
Lamott writes in Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, “Almost all good writing starts with terrible first efforts. You need to start somewhere. Start by getting something — anything — down on paper. A friend of mine says that the first draft is the down draft — you just get it down…” [Read more]
I don’t think it was a “coincidence” that I ended up in the parking lot with Eckhart Tolle after getting lost for three hours, and parking my car for another 45 minutes. Something in the Universe was aligning so that we would see each other in that exact moment…[Read more]
When we last left off, I was at a gas station by the edge of the Grand Canyon the night before 11/11/11, and I had just met best-selling author and spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle, after being told earlier that day that I would become a best-selling author and the “female Eckhart Tolle”…[Read more]
Due to the “miracles” that happened to me in Phoenix, Flagstaff, and the Grand Canyon, I seem to have lost the ability to worry any longer. I don’t miss it, honestly! I was basically a chronic worrier since I was a small child, until I learned as an adult from spiritual teachers…[Read more]
Some of the highlights of my year were meeting Tim Ferriss and Eckhart Tolle while traveling. What were some of your “best life” experiences of the year?
Lisa Graham is an inspirational writer, life coach, motivational speaker, and globe-trotter whose passion is to help others to find happiness and meaning their daily lives. A political activist at heart, Lisa would like to empower more women to run for political office as a way to create positive change in the world. You can find her on the Madam President Project.