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Be of the People, by the People, for the People

Yesterday, Washington, DC was a rough day for #TheBeingofaNation road trip. I am not sure if it was the day, the temperature, the locations I picked, or the time of day that I chose, but I got more “no” responses than I got “yes” ones. I learned early on in the project to let go of the number of people I am able to talk to and focus on quality over quantity. Yet, when you … CONTINUE READING

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Challenging Times Call for BE Positive

I am almost 2/3 through The Being of a Nation road trip, and while it will take some time to go through all of the interviews at the end of the trip and do an overall analysis of them, so far there is one thing has clearly stood out for me: There are a lot of good people in this country, who want good for our country.

It dawned on me this past weekend that … CONTINUE READING

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Be Love

Many people have asked me why I decided to do The Being of a Nation, and while there are many answers to that question, the main one is that I wanted to get out from behind my computer and connect with other Americans. I want to see with my own eyes who Americans are, feel with my own heart what they are feeling, and hear with my own ears how they choose to answer … CONTINUE READING

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100/100: The Being of a Nation

100/100 || Day 100 is playful for the mere fact that I can finally share with you the landing page and map route of The Being of a Nation!! The landing page will show you both the map guide that I will be using as well as more information about the road trip! ⠀

I have been hard at work preparing everything so that I can leave on July 15th – with my … CONTINUE READING

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99/100: Be You

99/100 || Packing sucks. I always think, “Oh, this is going to go so quickly!” And then 5 hours later I have more piles than I do packed boxes! It is hard when you are trying to purge at the same time that you are packing – knowing that it will feel so much better on the other end when you open the boxes and just have what you “need.” ⠀

Yet, in the … CONTINUE READING

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98/100: Be One

98/100 || Over the years I have used tarot cards with different friends and my sister, who can give a pretty amazing reading, but I decided that it was probably time to get my own deck. I wanted to be able to take a deck of tarot with me on “The Being of a Nation” road trip, so that I could use the cards to help guide me along my own personal experience on the … CONTINUE READING

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97/100: Be Blissful

97/100 || So…I’ve been a bit crazed getting everything packed up and ready to go in order to depart for “The Being of a Nation” on Saturday. When you get busy it is super easy to push play to the back burner. I had told some friends about music playing in the park near my apartment but on the day wondered if I should cancel since there was more stuff in mounds around my place … CONTINUE READING

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96/100: Be Willing to Take a Risk

96/100 || I know this is a bit of an odd picture, but it tells a story. Beatrice (the Be Mobile) has had a rough start of it. On Saturday, after two AAA visits, she ended up getting a new battery. Dealing with all of that was not the *most* fun so in an effort to flip the script, I did some external work on Bea that felt a little more playful. She came with … CONTINUE READING

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95/100: Be Here

95/100 || Music, drinks, and a good friend – all together on the rooftop of the Museum of Contemporary Art makes for a playful evening! It was just the epitome of a summer evening, and it felt so lovely to just allow myself to enjoy being in that very spot. MCA was even kind enough to place a sign right in front of me, to remind me that just being exactly where you are is … CONTINUE READING

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94/100: Be Grateful

94/100 || Day 94’s play started bright and early with my monthly Networking & Mindfulness meeting! The lovelies, Melissa Markle and Lauren DeFilippo, put the group together and it includes 9 other women who are working to live the life they most want for themselves. What I love most about this group is that we get the chance to share our successes and challenges with each other each month, and it is such a highlight … CONTINUE READING

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