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, [...]

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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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 [...]

Doing: When You Think of a Task, Do It

2020-01-30T03:01:30+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

2020-01-30T03:01:30+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 [...]

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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.