Fluent Self Item!A somewhat goofy mini-collection of stuff I’ve been reading, stuff I’ve been thinking about and oh, some completely random crap.

Basically the stuff that never gets mentioned here because I’m not the kind of person who can just make some teeny little point. Not into the whole brevity thing, as the Dude would say.

Actually, I’m under the strict compulsion to write ten pages about anything on my mind. So this is me. Practicing brevity.

So the hardest posts for me to write — I mean, “write” — are the ones like this.

Where dictation software meets incoherent rambling meets a bunch of links.

I ended up writing chunks of it by hand and then filling in some of the blanks with my voice-to-text software thingy. It’s mostly working. If it doesn’t drive me crazy.

And if it does, you’ll be the first to hear about it! Complete with deranged cackling! Mwahahaha, etc.

Okay. Let’s do this thing.

Item! Post No. 13 in a series that is the only thing standing between me and a thousand open browser windows.

Item! Cake! But not really.

Heidi is marvelous. So is this post.

“Moods change. Minds change. Weather changes too. Friends move or move on. Loved ones pass away. Leases end. Economies dip and die dive. But I’m the one I’ll go to bed and wake with till the day I die. It may sound obvious but it’s not something I’ve always appreciated.”

You know you want to read more, right?

Item! Speaking of vulnerability.

This post from Christine Martell is open, honest and incredibly powerful. You don’t often get to read someone’s deep, dark, secret thoughts about where their business is going.

Power.

“I’m realizing I created tools to help people feel more connected and alive inside organizations, to combat soul death. I created soul death for myself doing it.”

She’s @cmartell on Twitter if you’re a Twitterite.

Item! Yum! Also just fun.

My friend Denise finally started a blog. Which is wonderful.

Also she says things like this:

“Mouthwatering menu? Check! Bucket of butter? Check!”

How can you not adore her? Also, the chronicles of her “I just quit my job so I went to France to eat stuff!” adventure are highly entertaining.

I am super curious to see what comes into this space and what she’s going to end up doing, but keep an eye on her. I’m predicting all sorts of interesting things.

She’s @deniseds on Twitter.

Item! An open letter to social mavens!

We love Erika. She really gets us Highly Sensitive types. Also, she’s a fellow shivanaut.

This post — an open letter to social mavens and shivanauts — is super interesting. And I’m pretty sure it’s still interesting even if you’re not (yet) one of the wacky.

And she’s @LifeBlazing on Twitter.

Item! This is gorgeous!

A bunch of people wrote some amazing letters last week after my imploring them to do so and then writing a personal ad to my closet.

This one from Tiara Shafiq is hot hot hot.

“We will dress up in black and red and sequins and struff our stuff at burlesque balls. We will commune with artists and break the bread of inspiration. We will launch other people’s feathered dreams.”

Right?

She’s @divabat on Twitter, if you’re interested. And I mean, come on! Who wouldn’t be?

Item! Upcoming!

Wendy Cholbi and Mynde Mayfield are doing a (no-cost) teleclass tomorrow — Thursday — about terror of technology and useful tools for non-scary business planning.

They’re so much fun. And it looks like really good stuff. Take a look.

Item! MORE upcoming!

So … more details to come, but mark your calendar for now.

Selma and I will be flying out to North Carolina to teach a live (like, in-person) workshop the weekend of May 23rd. I know!

Destuckifying, wacky yoga brain training, good times. Save the date. Because we’re going to do some damage, is all I’m saying.

We’re only doing four live events this year and one of them is in Germany, so if there’s any way you can swing it, this is it. :)

That is all.

That’s enough, right?

Happy, happy reading. Happy Blustery Windsday. See you tomorrow.