Thank you for reading this. I know how busy you are – aren’t we all?
So the fact that you care enough to take the time for this, means a lot to me. Thank you so much.
Now…let’s jump in – I’ll show you mine if you show me yours!!
I mean in catching up, silly!!!!! hehe
Here’s what’s up with me:
A Warm August
August was so nurturing. I continued my routine 3-day weekends and meditations. But that’s not all I mean.
Since I don’t celebrate most holidays,
my birthday (8/13) is very special to me,
it gives me a time to feel celebrated and
cherished in the world.
This year more than 40 people called,
emailed, or sang me happy birthday –
which felt really sweet – thank you so
Plus, my friend Gustavo (and his
wife Maria) made it possible for me to
spend a few days in NYC catching up
with fellow NVC trainers and driving
out to the Buffalo area to see my sister
Jimmy, who I’ve known since I was 13
and who introduced me to deep Art
philosophies at 14.
At work I’m celebrating tremendous abundance, too.
You may or may not know that my writing / my work has been about philosophy, personal development, and spiritual growth.
Well I’ve recently re-launched the TIA brand site (http://www.TheIntegratedApproach.com), separated my personal blog (https://mayagayam.wordpress.com) from my work blog (http://www.TheIntegratedApproach.com/blog/), and am now in the process of relaunching the website for my publishing company, Lifestyle and Prosperity, LLC (http://www.LifestyleAndProsperity.com).
Afshan, the woman from India who is doing all the coding and design, is helping make all of this happen. I must say I’d never do it without her. She’s extraordinary.
Meanwhile I’m also *finally* crystallizing my dream of offering self-paced online courses where people can come find proven and easy ways to thrive….and find a community of shared practice. More news on that soon!
Thanks to Robert Scanlon, my Australian business partner, we’re also now in full swing of launching the first of many (hopefully) threads that support growth, success, and fulfillment.
This thread is to help people who are Overwhelmed – not enough time – too many things on the To Do list….can’t find ways to juggle work and life commitments and still have space to rest and relax and enjoy and sleep…..
Right now we’re calling it the Overcoming Overwhelm thread – you can find it at http://www.IWantMoreBalance.com.
On the IWantMoreBalance.com site we’ve already given out more free videos, articles, and audios than I can count, and more than a THOUSAND people have become part of the community, just in the last few months. Here’s one of the images of one of our freebies:
Oh by the way if you haven’t already, I’d be honored if you’d pass the URL on to friends who you think would love all the free videos and articles and such — http://www.IWantMoreBalance.com .
Meanwhile Janette (http://www.successtranscripts.com) has helped us turn out quite a bit of content, and we’re hiring more and more people all the time.
By the way, we’re hiring all the time!! If you want to work together, email me and let’s talk!!
For example, do you know anyone with Drupal saavy who might enjoy partnering with us around our site developments? Send me names and contact info, please!!!
I also accepted a seat on the board of CNVC (http://www.CNVC.org). The funny thing was that I thought it was a 1-year appointment, and didn’t realize until they confirmed my seat that it’s a 3-year commitment! Ack! Ah well. I’m happy to be giving back, especially to an organization I care so much about supporting.
Where On Earth Am I?
Some people still keep asking me, “Where are you living now? Are you still in NJ?” Nope, that was just for the blissful year I lived with Chad and Jason after I tried on the Polyamory mantle. (If you don’t know the words “poly” or “polyamory”, you can learn more about it here: http://www.xeromag.com/fvpoly.html and feel free to ask me questions over wine or over lunch!)
In 2005 I left NY (Westchester County) and moved to NJ just for 1 year, then in 2006 I moved to Colorado, where I worked a year with Integral Institute and friends Ken Wilber (http://www.IntegralLife.com), Jeff Salzman (who is co-creating one of my favorite communities, http://www.boulderintegral.org/), and Hui Lam, who I met while training as a trainer trainee with David Deida (http://www.deida.info/).
The end of 2006 was a turbulent and hard whirlwind, especially because my dad passed away that October. Thankfully, all is well that ends well, and everything has worked itself out quite spaciously. More on that later.
After all that moving around — of all things!!! — now I’m considering a move back to the East Coast (Fairfax VA, not far from Washington DC).
Do you know any great poly or Integral or NVC folks that live out near DC? Let me know!
I’ve gotten really active in the whole social networking thing ever since starting to studying Internet Marketing study about a year ago.
I told you about my personal blog (https://mayagayam.wordpress.com). But I also have profiles on:
- twitter (http://twitter.com/gailtaylor)
- facebook (http://profile.to/gailtaylor)
- linkedin (http://www.linkedin.com/in/gailtaylor)
- and plaxo (search for Gail Taylor, Lifestyle And Prosperity, LLC).
Are you on any of these services? Connect with me there!
I’m also now creating a personal page (http://www.gailtaylor.info) to keep it all straight!
What would you like to see me put on it?
More On Family
As I mentioned earlier, in Nov 2006
my father passed away. Probate is
finally finished (took long enough)
and my sister Angela is sensationally
‘on her feet’ – she now drives, has a full-
time job that she loveshatesloveshates
loves to hate. She looks just amazing.
She even grins occasionally. (If you know
my sister, you know she has a “don’t bug
me” exterior but she’s an extraordinary
human being, and hyper-talented.)
Her job has her sewing, and in just a
few months she created reknown for
her excellence that got her seniority.
My Pomeranian Molly is going to be 4 Years Old come November 5th. She has me well trained, so she’s fat and happy. I call her ‘Chunky’ now.
Oh Wrap It Up Already!!!
Ok ok…. Hey, thank you for taking time to read this and to celebrate with me!
Did I answer any questions you might have about me? And then some? hehe
Tell me about YOUR joys….what are you doing these days that you’re passionate about?
I look forward to catching up and hearing what’s new with you!!
Sending love and sweet blessings,