Tag Archive for: inspiration

Field Report: Sandra rebuilt her Haiti workshop & hired 5 people!

Field Report: Sandra rebuilt her Haiti workshop & hired 5 people!

It's always exciting when we receive a field report on one of the women that we have invested in through the "Adventures with the Estrogen Army" project. This one is especially cool because it comes from the entrepreneur... Read more
J. K. Rowling on the Power of Failure and Imagination

J. K. Rowling on the Power of Failure and Imagination

As adventure divas we may be faced with similar fears: we're too old, we don't have enough money, we don't have enough courage. These old scripts that we read from don't serve us well. They become... Read more
What are you afraid of?  (Not much after watching 82-year-old nurse-turned-action-hero, Kay D’Arcy!)

What are you afraid of? (Not much after watching 82-year-old nurse-turned-action-hero, Kay D’Arcy!)

Ten years ago if you had asked me what I was afraid of, I would have told you: heights, a world chocolate shortage, and snakes. Today? Getting old, getting sick, being alone, being irrelevant, peeing my pants and dying. Aging... Read more
Isabel Allende, on aging, living with passion, and the wisdom of having fun while doing good.

Isabel Allende, on aging, living with passion, and the wisdom of having fun while doing good.

I fell down a rabbit hole this morning, and it left me anxious to share this TED Talk given by 71-year-old Chilean author, Isabel Allende. There was astonishing synchronicity for me, from the quote she shared by another... Read more
Little altars: re-imagining our social networking spaces to empower a life of adventure.

Little altars: re-imagining our social networking spaces to empower a life of adventure.

How often do you find yourself wanting to pull the plug on your favourite digital kitchen tables? Facebook and Twitter can be wonderful ways to connect with kindred souls. They can also become noisy, toxic drains of... Read more
Visual Soul Pepper: a fun way to begin equipping yourself for adventures!

Visual Soul Pepper: a fun way to begin equipping yourself for adventures!

Building our capacity to create happy, healthy, epic adventures. The assets that we're going to focus on here at the Adventure Lab are focused on our internal toolkit. They are "a way of being" combined with "character" and "know-how".... Read more
On the objects of my affection, and the lessons of a captain and his bride.

On the objects of my affection, and the lessons of a captain and his bride.

30 years ago I was a very young woman on a very big adventure. Traveling West through several provinces on business, I was treated to a night up in the mountains at the Banff Springs Hotel. My... Read more
Give your inner critic a hall pass:  Janet Echelman on using imagination and trusting your gut to fuel your own epic adventures.

Give your inner critic a hall pass: Janet Echelman on using imagination and trusting your gut to fuel your own epic adventures.

Janet Echelman's TED Talk on taking imagination seriously was a brilliant piece of serendipity for me when I discovered it in 2012, and worth sharing as a tool for adventure divas struggling with doubt. Having been rejected by seven different... Read more
Collect “experiences” instead of “things”: how a new dad’s advice might be the ticket to kickstarting your own adventures.

Collect “experiences” instead of “things”: how a new dad’s advice might be the ticket to kickstarting your own adventures.

Challenge: collect "experiences" instead of "things".

"There are thousands and thousands of people out there living lives of quiet, screaming desperation who work long, hard hours, at jobs they hate, to enable them to buy things they don't need to... Read more