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Deep Abiding Trust … Burning Man 2010


I left for Burning Man this year with an intention … deep abiding trust.  And yet as I landed in Reno, I didn’t feel full of trust.  I felt worried and tense, on edge.

My first year there without the kids and up until a couple of months before I thought I was going to Burning Man to party it up.  To revel in the shadow.

And then I met Russell.  Well, I didn’t just meet him; we’ve known each other for a few years.   But, I just met him in a new way a couple months ago after Dave and I broke up.

Burning Man 2010 … a Whole New Experience

In just two days, I leave for my third year on the Playa.  This year, will be a whole lot different for me than past years.

To begin with, this is the first year I’m not bringing my kids to Burning Man!

And instead of camping in Kidsville, I’ll be in one of the major theme camps, Entheon, which means I don’t have to worry about food, water, or most of the things I’d have spent a couple of weeks preparing for in past years.

Use This Lesson From Burning Man 2009

I’m back from my annual family vacation to Burning Man.  As usual, it was a heart 0pening journey.

My honey is waiting for me to come to bed, but I wanted to let you know that I shared some of the learnings I gained on my last Play a Bigger Game NOW call.

When you subscribe to my Facebook fan page (wish it was called something else), you get those calls each month for free and can get access to the archived calls as well.

It’s Burning Man Prep Time Again!

Oh, I am so excited.  Getting ready for Burning Man 2009.  This year, we are going in style in a 2007 GulfStream Endura C7.  Here’s a a couple pics of our ride:

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It’s a great kick off to the year of homeschooling the kids.  Burning Man is the best place to begin the kids education in life.

The Mommy Business… We Are Leading Work and Family Into a Whole New World

mauiI’ve literally (this morning from the red eye) just arrived back in Los Angeles from a week long, life-changing trip to Maui.

It’s now 11:00p at night (although only 8:00p to my body– which is still on Maui time) and despite running around like a mad woman all day taking care of my dog (who lost use of his back legs while I was gone) and my kids (my daughter had her first solo presentation at school and had no costume ready) and the fact that I’m totally exhausted, I’m compelled to document my awakenings and awarenesses from the trip.

Balancing, Juggling and Keeping All the Balls in the Air

juggleI’m in the midst of a 2-day planning retreat to map out 2009 and boy, is my life complicated!

My boyfriend lives in Atlanta, where he has two kids of his own.

Fortunately, his business is run from his laptop, which means he can come out to stay with me every other week.  But, he also has a business partner in Richmond he has to go see at least once a month.

Plus, both of us run coaching groups.  Mine are for lawyers who want to  serve their clients in a more holistic, caring way, while they make more money and work less.  His are for business owners and professionals who have something to say and want to make money with their message.

Lessons From the Playa (Burning Man)

We got back home at 6am Tuesday morning. It’s not what I would have chosen if I could have picked a time to arrive home, and yet it turned out to be the perfect time.

Had we left at 7p on Sunday night (before the Temple burn), we would have sat in traffic for at least 3 hours and possibly longer because lots of other people had that same idea. Then, we could have gotten stuck in the traffic caused by fires in Sacramento and possibly arrived home about 18 hours later at around 1p on Monday. That would have been right in the middle of the Hermosa Beach Labor Day beach festival and finding parking would have been a massive, stressful challenge.

And, We’re Off … Plus, One More From My Magic Man

It’s finally here – we’re leaving for Burning Man today. The RV will be delivered in about 15 minutes and we’re mostly packed and ready to go.

See you in about 10 days. In the meantime, enjoy this cool voodoo from my magic man, Dave Dee!

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1276009202246602150

If You Were Going, What Would You Bring?

If you were going into the desert for a week with your kids and there wasn’t going to be any access to food or water other than what you bring with you, what would you bring?

I will have a 31′ RV, but don’t want to run the generator all that often, if possible.

So, what would you bring?  Leave your comments here before Saturday so I can finalize my shopping list.

Fuzzy Leg Warmers, Vinyl Skirts, Fishnets and Nannies

I’ve made a few more purchases for Burning Man that I want to show you, but before I do, I’ve got to comment on a blog post I read today that burned a hole in my heart.

Gone Nanny Gone is a new post on the LA Moms Blog by new to the blog Elizabeth. Welcome Elizabeth! So, I’m dying to know how you are going to survive without your nanny. Do you have someone else lined up and how’d you find her.

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