Sometimes, you "meet" someone and all of a sudden, your life feels richer, bigger and somehow more meaningful, too. Maybe that someone inspires you to do better, maybe they encourage you to keep going, maybe they remind you that it's all worth it. Or maybe they just crack your heart open just a bit more, so that you may make room for them.
Pretty much all of the above happened for me when I met Alice.
At age 108, Holocaust survivor Alice Herz Sommer still practiced piano for 3 hours every day.
At age 104, she had a book written about her life: "A Garden Of Eden In Hell.”
Alice survived the concentration camps through her music, her optimism and her gratitude for the small things that came her way - a smile, a kind word, the sun.
When asked about the secret of her longevity, Alice says: "I look where it is good."
I love her and I think you may, too.
"I think I love you. You bring good things into my life, or remind me of things I love and know, but have let go of."
"Thank you for your gentle words that are packed full of wisdom. I have been struggling with the concept of what words can do to another person when they are negative words. This podcast is the flip side of our word power, and shows how delightfully powerful kind words can be. Loving words are so delicious leaving my mouths, and are just as delicious entering our ears. Our hearts are touched in both situations. It's a great circle of life. Thank you."
"Once again Laura Lavigne takes you on an adventure of the heart. She has a way of pulling you right in the car with her. Asking you to consider changing a fear to taking thoughtful action. Whether she's teaching a class, leading a retreat or heading for a happiness sprinkling, Laura will invite you to shed old ways of thinking and be completely authentic. Join in!"
"Essentially pure love.
I enjoy how Laura is kind to herself and to us other humans who dance in and out of each other's lives. The first episode is so relatable and an enjoyable invitation to reflect and feel just a little more present and open. I am really looking forward to each episode!"
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You can count on Laura for warmth, humor, charm, and a lift to your day and your heart. She inspires me to be braver than I am, and to love the world out loud. She's a gem, and a generous one at that!"
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I write because this is the way I am able to taste life more deeply.