Corporations, non-profits, businesses and start-ups share a success model based on achievements. Each organization has its unique thumbprint written into a mandate or mission statement. Most have these posted on their websites as hallmarks of thoughtful, good business practice. Attention is being paid to the 'why' a company exists and typically in the case of… Continue reading Success and Value, An Equation
On my early morning walk today I listened to the SuperSoul Conversation Podcast in which Oprah and Agape International Spiritual Center Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith explore manisfesting the life of your dreams. This is such a popular topic now as new age and spiritual awakening guides determine that if we can just get out of… Continue reading Letting Go, with Oprah, Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith & Tomato Soup
What a summer! A move to a new country; continuing to work with extremely talented artists - writers, creators, actors, musicians; the Bach Festival continues its important planning for 2015; ADA the Opera is moving in tremendous new directions; I am connecting with new arts organizations and creative instigators in my new home; and those who… Continue reading Revisiting Conversations with Susan Swan
Considered the founder of scientific computing, Ada Lovelace continues to inspire through what I refer to as her 'poetry of numbers'. The daughter of the famously troubled poet Lord Byron and mathematics loving Annabella Milbanke, Ada was raised with a strict sciences and math only education. Annabella separated from Lord Byron shortly after Ada was… Continue reading Finding ADA in the Rockies!
This hot hot hot July weather has insisted a slowing down of the pace of the past busy months. Leaps of Faith require rejuvenation! And I have found it with some dear old friends - namely Emerson, Whitman and, today's favourite, Thoreau. Truly, there is something quite meaningful about sitting in the cool shade of a… Continue reading Sucking out the Marrow!
My recent collaboration with Canadian author Susan Swan has reminded me of the importance of conversation in all stages of creativity - and frankly, in life! Susan and I sat down one snowy February afternoon, to videotape a series of scripted pod casts discussing her process as a writer; what transpired was the most delicious… Continue reading Seeds of Creativity
Louise Fagan in conversation with Susan Swan