Embracing the “Yes”

I just returned from a four day weekend visiting a friend in Denver, CO. Later this week I will share some photos I took during the trip which creatively inspired me.

I just wanted to share in this quick post the latest nonfiction audiobook I have started – Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes.


As you probably know, Shonda Rhimes is the creator and producer of TV shows such as Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal.  A couple months ago I watched her TED Talk: My year of saying yes to everything, and I found it deeply inspirational.

I am early in the audiobook and I am enjoying it; and it is read by the author (I love when audiobooks are read by the author!).

So far 2016 has been a year of serendipitous opportunities for me artistically and I am glad I keep going against my natural instinct to say “no, thank you” and instead say “yes, thank you”!

The book opens with a quote from Maya Angelou:

“The need for change bulldozed a road down the center of my mind.”


5 thoughts on “Embracing the “Yes”

  1. marthaginn says:

    Thanks for the recommendation; I will check my library for this audiobook. Yesterday I attended a workshop called Embracing the Arts as a Means of Grace led by an Episcopal priest, who showed and related fine art to Grace, a writer discussing the power of words, and a dancer who showed how movement can be a spiritual connection or prayer. This was followed by a soprano who was sometimes accompanied by the dancer–all very inspirational! Lots of food for thought.

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