Taming a Wild Idea | A Pox Upon Perfection

2019-06-13T18:29:32+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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A Herd of Words: Frivolous and Frivolously Defined

2019-05-16T18:32:21+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

2019-05-15T02:53:47+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

2019-05-10T02:03:36+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 [...]

Doing: When You Think of a Task, Do It

2019-04-30T19:55:43+00:00April 30th, 2019|From Leigh, News, Wild Idea Newsletter|

When You Think of a Task, Do It When you think of a task, do it as it occurs to you. Here’s the logic behind this thought. There are going to be more things that you are going to need to do per day by a factor of a number with more zeroes than I [...]

Finding Allies: Even the Color Blue

2019-04-24T15:33:02+00:00April 23rd, 2019|From Leigh, News, Wild Idea Newsletter|

"We have so many allies in this world, including just the color blue in the sky." - David Whyte   When Aloneness Sucks There are moments when you're going after a wild idea when it feels as if you are slogging it alone. After all, most of the time, when we're gripped by the energy [...]

On the Power of Symbols: Notre Dame

2019-04-16T13:12:26+00:00April 16th, 2019|From Leigh, News, Wild Idea Newsletter|

On the Power of Symbols: Notre Dame The Fire at Notre Dame Like millions of people, I am viscerally feeling the loss of the Notre Dame fire. I felt that throb in the solar plexus of a heart hurt, a soul hurt, when I saw the first pictures of the spire engulfed. I stand at [...]

Fear and Sailing into Infinity

2019-04-08T23:02:00+00:00April 9th, 2019|From Leigh, News, Wild Idea Newsletter|

  Fear and Sailing into Infinity You’re Going to Feel Fear One of the big rules of going after your wild idea? Fear. You’re going to be scared to death.  You’re going to not sleep at night. You going to either – or maybe even both – stop eating all together or eat so much that [...]

Seeking a Wild Idea

2019-03-26T18:43:25+00:00March 26th, 2019|From Leigh, News, Wild Idea Newsletter|

  "Alice laughed: "There's no use trying," she said; "one can't believe impossible things." "I daresay you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." – Lewis Carroll Almost fifteen years ago, I finished a [...]

Come Play! What’s Your Wild Idea?

2019-03-26T02:19:47+00:00February 24th, 2019|From Leigh, News|

What's your wild idea? For a bunch of years now, I've been working with organizations and leaders across a variety of fields think about how they can dream their work and play in the world forward. In 2013, my husband and I launched Spillian: A Place to Revel in the Catskills. The process of getting [...]

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