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So far Leigh has created 19 blog entries.

Joy: Greeting an Uncertain Future

2020-04-30T15:26:56+00:00April 30th, 2020|From Leigh, Inspiration, Wild Idea Newsletter|

In the midst of global crapitude, my sister and my intrepid mother have together bought a house. My sister has lived on Cape Cod for over 35 years. She is a creative iconoclast in a place that has both celebrated its creative iconoclasts, and has failed to find a way to keep them supported as [...]

Life, Resurrection, and the Mythic Teachings of Frogs

2020-04-15T11:45:58+00:00April 15th, 2020|From Leigh, Myth|

In the Catskill Mountains of New York State, where I live, the return of spring is a distinct moment, at dusk on the night when the spring peepers erupt into song. If you’ve not had the pleasure of experiencing peepers, they are tiny little woodland frogs that spend much of their lives living on the [...]

Ask for a Glass of Water: When the World Is Scary

2020-03-19T18:05:11+00:00March 19th, 2020|From Leigh, Wild Idea Newsletter|

Ask for a glass of water... How to unfreeze when the world is scary around you. As the coronavirus upends how we all are living, and brings such uncertainty, fear for our loved ones and our livelihoods, our communities and our future, we're in one of the toughest moments most of us have experienced. An [...]

Breathing Fire: Let Your Dragon Burn, Baby, Burn

2020-01-30T03:00:57+00:00January 30th, 2020|From Leigh, Wild Idea Newsletter, Workshops|

Breathing Fire: Let Your Dragon Burn, Baby, Burn Most of us struggle with how powerful we might be. We spend a lot of time banking down flames, avoiding conflict, not wanting to hurt people's feelings, not being too much. We are afraid of breathing fire in the world. We want to be NICE. I do, [...]

Breathe Deep and Resume the Quest

2020-01-30T03:01:30+00:00January 21st, 2020|Wild Idea Newsletter|

Breathe Deep and Resume the Quest Some days, the world flips upside down. And it can take a while to find your breath again. Last summer, the world lost my truly amazing dad. (This picture is of him learning to play the cello at almost 90. He was the great imaginer. You can learn more [...]

Taming a Wild Idea | A Pox Upon Perfection

2020-01-30T03:01:30+00:00June 13th, 2019|From Leigh, News, Uncategorized, Wild Idea Newsletter|

Taming a Wild Idea, Step One One of the most challenging aspects to taming a wild idea is moving it from the ever-so-tasty place where you can love it from a distance to diving in to make it real. There's something truly delicious about allowing grand ideas to stay wild. They're always perfect when they [...]

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Meet Your Fear Monster: Name & Tame What Scares You

2020-01-30T03:01:30+00:00May 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Meet Your Fear Monster: Name and Tame What Scares You Naming and Taming Fear As I talk with people about their wild ideas, fear comes up a lot. Whether they're just beginning to dare to say them in their heads. Or out loud anywhere other than in the middle of the night, alone. Or whether [...]

A Herd of Words: Frivolous and Frivolously Defined

2020-01-30T03:01:30+00:00May 16th, 2019|Frivolous Revolution, From Leigh, News|

A Herd of Words One of the wild ideas I'm working on is shaping a section of my doctoral dissertation. I wrote on frivolity, and the point of pointlessness (because, dissertation in mythology!). My dissertation was a wild idea itself, in many ways. I was both embracing and whacking away at the ideas of academic [...]

Friends Help Bring Wild Ideas to Life: First Thoughts

2020-01-30T03:01:30+00:00May 15th, 2019|From Leigh, News, Wild Idea Newsletter|

Friends Help Bring Wild Ideas to Life The Solitude of Our Imaginations We dream big, wild, wonderful ideas in the solitude of our own imaginations. (Most of the time, at least.) It's a pretty glorious thing to ride what philosopher Gaston Bachelard calls 'the voyage into the land of the infinite.'  The seas can be [...]

Beautiful Thugs: Gardening Your Wild Idea

2020-01-30T03:01:30+00:00May 9th, 2019|From Leigh, News, Wild Idea Newsletter|

  "Je sais aussi, dit Candide, qu'il faut cultiver notre jardin." - Voltaire, Candide   Cultivating My Own Garden Last week, I wrote about the power of getting to those pesky tasks that can bog us down fast, when we think of them, to get them out of the way. This week, because I am [...]

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.