Ever have a bunch of coincidences collide all of a sudden? I’ve been prepping all weekend for a presentation I’m giving this week for the Future of Food in Healthcare called “Staying on Top: Leveraging Web & Social Media Tools”. So here’s how my Saturday routine went: practice, practice, practice, interspersed with outfit picking, packing, weekend puttering and staying on top in my own Twitter-sphere.
I’m usually optimally informed and amused by my new fab friend and colleague Lindsay’s sweet tweets that can’t be beat @LeanGreenBean who I met in Lodi California last month. One of her tweets grabbed my attention “The Power of Vulnerability” http://bit.ly/Ha2MNy thoughtfully crafted by none other than The Soulful Spoon – Heather McClees a southern belle who spills her beans as much as I spill mine! Who would have thunk?
Thinking of the zest of the LeanGreenBean and the honesty of the Soulful Spoon’s bean spilling, my mind wandered to the importance of being honest with yourself and coming clean about your situation whatever that might be, hmmmmm. I wrote in Skinny on Slim that “awareness is bliss”, not ignorance. You simply cannot change what you do not realize, right? Journalling is certainly the way to help on that front.
There’s something about spilling the bitter truth that’s so raw yet freeing. Take a look at The Soulful Spoon’s blog at the link above to see what I mean. She is a fellow bean spiller whose writing will fill up your spirit. Her motto is “Learning is living and forgiving.” How beautiful is that? Very!
I divulged in my post October 4 “Fessing Up – Monitoring Mania” that sometimes I wished I didn’t make a pact to be so open and honest when I write. And now I’ve met my match who does so in spades. I guess aiming to be relatable has it’s benefits…..
Here’s a quick verse for my fellow bean spillers out there:
Beans, beans are good for your heart
The more you spill, the more wisdom you impart
The more you impart, the better you feel
So spill your beans with every shpeel!
Hmmm, my Mom always told me that “honesty was the best medicine”, I wonder if she still feels the same way….