Buck up, Laurie

life is short

I hurt my back a few weeks ago and have not been able to exercise or leap around the room while  telling jokes (which for me, is in some ways, far more debilitating). A few times now, I’ve started to feel really down about this. You know when you get in that mode of feeling like crap and it’s awfully hard to convince yourself that you will ever be a person worth knowing again? Yep, that’s been me lately.

Just today I started to go there and I thought, ‘You know what?! What is something that gives you the healthy feeling of working out and the positive vibes of being your usual silly self?”

Going outside and being in the sunshine!

Even if I can’t be super physical, just getting in the sunshine and fresh air and getting away from the computer-iPhone brain, makes me feel instantly better!

It’s pretty hard to be mad at the beach and the idea of picking up a little wine and bread and good cheese afterwards to enjoy on the warm, post beach, sandy toes, summer breeze, front patio just makes life that much better…

So here is to making the best of every situation and staying grateful for what we’ve got! Life is so short, I wonder what the endless possibilities are to remember to savor it, “back pains” and all? What keeps you guys feeling good when you get stuck? I’d love to hear about it :)

How Facebook tried to eat my life…

keep creating

In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve gotten a wee bit hung up on thinking I have to write something profound if I’m going to have a blog and guess what…I’ve written approximately zero posts because of it!

Do you ever stop yourself from creating because you think it has to be perfect?

Well, two things I realized this week, one: I remembered that creating and letting go is what I love. The art of the creation itself, no matter how large or small, perfect or imperfect, makes me feel alive and beautiful and full of purpose.

And two: I can’t be a fully functional human being and artist if I have Facebook. I know it sounds so stupid. I’m a little embarrassed to admit it, but it’s totally true. I think Facebook users fall into two camps, those who can casually use it and those who check it and read it like crack! (Who reads crack?!) I found myself swimming in the sea of others Facebook thoughts so much, that I was never getting centered enough to contribute something from that deeper, still place inside me. Ideas would never get a chance to percolate without the interruption of enjoying a particularly smart status, or going from one clever video to the next. Facebook, for someone who is easily distracted by the most clever, digestible, exciting thing in front of them, was crushing my itty bitty sensitive soul one “like” at a time. So I did the unthinkable…

I got rid of my account. And the scary thing is when you try to leave, before you hit the final “yes” button, Facebook haunts you with pictures of your closest family and friends saying, literally, “Are you sure? Amber will miss you. Nick will miss you. Debbie will miss you.”. It actually made me feel guilty and scared. IT’S A COMPUTER PROGRAM!!! And it made me almost not do what I knew was best for me!!!

So, how do you guys do with the social aspect of this big, giant, world-wide-web of ours? Are you one of lucky ones who can use it in moderation or do you find it stops you from getting truly creative?

And, as a final thought, what would it take for all of us to JUST KEEP CREATING no matter how messy or beautiful it ends up being? I promise not to judge you…Now, go get ‘em, tiger!!!

A SUPER new Beginning

super life profile pic

The Super Life has been such an incredible creative outlet for me and being the girl that loves change, I couldn’t help but get wanderlust (such a great word by the way…how can you go wrong with wander and lust in the same room?!)…so here I am…A whole NEW Super Life.

Here I’ll be posting inspirational ideas, videos, yummy recipes that inspire delight in our gorgeous bodies, interviews with inspirational people, things that (hopefully) make you laugh and anything else that strikes me as sharable (uh-oh, this could get interesting and by interesting, I  mean, inappropriate…in a good way…like, best girlfriend inappropriate).

One thing, that sort of drove me crazy about a regular website, is that it doesn’t give much chance for interaction or fly by the seat of my pants inspiration. Can you say BOOOORING?! (I once fell down a couple stairs and crashed into my piano, with a lit match in my hand, while saying “BOOOORING”. So now whenever I say it, it makes me laugh and feel scared that I’m gonna get in trouble for being a brat!)  So, to make a short story long, I’m hoping to really connect and share ideas with all of you on this fancy-schmancy new page.

I’m really excited for The Super Life’s next life and I hope you’ll join me on this journey…I promise it’ll be anything but boring :)