What’s your covenant with the universe?

“To be the salt, you also need to be the shaker. Shake the world. Shake the truth. Shake the people. Have it sprinkle, melt and preserve humanity.” ― Anthony Liccione Last week, I had the privilege of spending several days at Unity Village. You might remember the story in E-Squared about the founders of Silent […]

Dilbert, doing affirmations and discovering your passion

“Life is a closet filled with pool toys.”—Amy Poehler If you’ve read E-Squared, you might remember that I used affirmations to launch my freelance writing career. I even sent myself postcards with reminders that, “I, Pam Grout, am a great writer.” “I, Pam Grout, have what it takes to sell to New York editors.” So […]

How the parlor game “Seven Degrees of Kevin Bacon” gives us hope

“You is kind. You is smart. You is important.” –Aibilene Clark, from the book and movie, The Help I’m sending a shout-out today to the anonymous person that taped uplifting affirmations to the bathroom stall at Mirth Café in Lawrence, Kansas. Your words reminding me that “I am beautiful. I am powerful. I am capable […]