Blossie’s Blog

  • Great experiences don’t always feel great

    Great experiences don’t always feel great

    January 15, 2009 Shortly after takeoff, US Airways Flight 1549 loses power in both engines. In what aviators call a “bird strike,” a flock of geese flying straight into the plane’s propellers has disabled them instantly. In the cockpit, Captain Sully Sullenberger quickly realizes it would be impossible to reach any airport, meaning a crash … Read More...
  • Love changes us

    Love changes us

    Happy October, beautiful someone! A long time ago, I was taking a fitness class in New York City. It was early morning, a Saturday in the middle of winter. I was going through a seriously bad patch — my husband had decided he was done with marriage. This was a shock, and I hurt everywhere. … Read More...
  • Yes doesn’t have to scream—it’s that powerful

    Yes doesn’t have to scream—it’s that powerful

      There is this amazing story about the day John Lennon and Yoko Ono met: in the Fall of 1966, Yoko was in London for an art exhibition. Already an accomplished avant-garde artist, Yoko was displaying her works at the Indica Gallery as part of an exhibition called Unfinished Paintings and Objects. John visited the … Read More...
  • “The infinite capacity of hope”

    “The infinite capacity of hope”

    Hi Beautiful Someone, Sorry for the long post, but I really wanted to share this excerpt from my new book, Yes Changes Everything! Please enjoy, and let me know what you think! What do you know about Helen Keller? Probably that she was blind and deaf and lived a long and influential life. Me too. … Read More...
  • Our own four-minute mile

    Our own four-minute mile

    For decades, running the mile in less than four minutes was considered impossible, beyond the physical capacity of the human body. Then one day in 1954 on the Iffley Road track in Oxford, England, something incredible happened: in front of 3,000 spectators, a 25-year-old medical student named Roger Bannister ran a mile in 3 minutes … Read More...