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  • Are you willing to GROW? Finding Inspiration

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    1 week ago

    Ani Pema Chödrön was invited to give the commencement address to the 2014 graduating class of Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. Her speech was inspired by this quote from Samuel Beckett: “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

    Are you willing to Grow? Fail Again

    As Chödrön...

  • Am I a Real Entrepreneur? Firing the Fraud police

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    2 weeks ago

    Do you ever worry the Fraud Police are going to stop by your cubicle or descend into your lunch meeting where you need to close a deal? I worry if I reach out to a new contact, that they will not return my call because they will know I am not good enough. But that never happens....

  • Video from my Great First visit to Cuba

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    December 23, 2016 | 9:27 am

    Lisas first great visit to cuba: carsI have spent months and months in the Caribbean. I worked on cruise ships for many years and sailed nearly every itinerary in the Caribbean. I would look at the map and every week that we sailed around Cuba, I wondered if I would ever get to visit. The United States embargo against...

  • Are You Ready to be a Love Warrior?

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    December 20, 2016 | 9:03 am

    I was deeply touched by Glennon Doyle Melton’s book, Carry On Warrior. Melton’s book helped me remember that people are messy.

    Her new book, Love Warrior, is full of wisdom about the fact that life is hard. She shares about her deep despair when her marriage was devastated by...

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  • Where did I celebrate my birthday in Cancun?

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    December 16, 2016 | 2:25 pm

    How was my Cancun celebration for my birthday? SIMPLY SPECTACULAR! I got to see Grand Bahama bank from the air and was ready for more exciting adventures. My home for this trip was the Hyatt Zilara. I had a balcony with a hammock, an in-room hot tub and a magic box.

    MY VIDEO: ...

  • 5777: Can You Enthusiastically Embrace the Present?

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    October 14, 2016 | 2:30 pm

    Between Rosh Hashannah and Yom Kippur, the days of Jewish New Year, it is a time to reflect, remember and decide how to spend the coming year. I participate at Stephen Wise Temple in Los Angeles nearly every Shabbat and am thrilled to be with my family for this time of The Days of...

  • When Breath Becomes Air: Making Your Life Matter More

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    August 15, 2016 | 8:25 pm

    I have been asked repeatedly, “What do you want to do?” I want to run We Said Go Travel and make travel videos. The problem is I am not sure it is a good enough answer. I am afraid that I am wasting my talents. As a medical school drop-out, I worry that I should do more with my...

  • Stop Being Afraid of Being Afraid: Motivation for the Next Step

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    August 9, 2016 | 10:00 am

    On Mondays, I write about motivation as inspiration for myself and to share about myself and my website. I am honored and inspired that many writers and travelers continue to share their personal stories in my ten Travel Writing Awards on We Said Go Travel.

    For the past month, I...

  • My 50th Birthday Party

    By Ilana Angel

    April 14, 2016 | 9:53 am

    For the past 20 years I have spent my birthday with my son having dinner, occasionally including a friend or two, or the man I was in a relationship with. I literally cannot remember my last birthday party. I am not one to make a big deal out of my birthday, but turning 50 was...

  • Turning 50 in San Francisco

    By Ilana Angel

    April 12, 2016 | 3:22 pm

    I had a spectacular birthday. It was the perfect way to usher in my 50’s and since it was a milestone worthy of something special, I celebrated with purpose and will look back at turning 50 with great happiness. I was not anxious about my birthday, but rather reflective of my life...

  • Fast Healing (Vayikra)

    By Marcus J Freed

    March 17, 2016 | 12:44 pm

    The hardest task a teacher once set me was to rid my apartment of every emotionally-charged object I had received from an ex-girlfriend, or anything from a friendship that now had negative associations. This was an ‘energy audit’ of sorts, going through my possessions to sense...

  • Reconnecting to Israel

    By Ilana Angel

    February 18, 2016 | 12:42 pm

    My mother returned to Canada from Israel. She had an amazing time and when we spoke she sounded so happy that when we hung I up cried. I was happy for her and became emotional. I love her very much and that I was able to send her to Israel for her birthday is something I will...

  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Louis Brandeis inspired my work for women’s rights

    January 29, 2016 | 11:23 am

    One hundred years to the day of the nomination of Louis D. Brandeis to the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg paid tribute to the first Jewish justice at a program at the university that bears his name.

    At Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, on Thursday,...

  • Pechanga, Dating & Barcelona

    By Ilana Angel

    January 22, 2016 | 8:00 pm

    It is time for me and my “24 Hour Girlfriend Getaway” friends to getaway.  We're due for a trip and since we've discovered we all have some form of gambling addiction, we decided to stick with the casino theme and selected The Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula as our next...

  • Inspired for 2016: Brendon Burchard

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    January 2, 2016 | 10:44 am

    I spent New Years Day with Brendon Burchard. I figured if Oprah loves him, i would love him. I got so much out of my 21 day meditation experience with Oprah and Deepak that I decided to jump start 2016 with a live online four hour seminar.

    Brendon Burchard  is an enthusiasm...

  • The Pleasures of Staying Home

    By Mindy Leaf

    September 7, 2015 | 7:12 am

    I was never known to be a "homebody." Home was merely the place where I fell asleep, kept my clothes and took my daily shower. Work, focused activity, real conversations and daily living were reserved for "the outside."

    I was known to employ a fierce dedication at the office,...

  • Australia, Qantas Koala Class & Justin Bieber

    By Ilana Angel

    September 3, 2015 | 7:22 pm

    As I approach my 50th birthday I am examining my life and making a conscious decision to take more risks than I ever have before. By more risks of course I mean taking just one risk would be more than usual for me. I like to think of myself as brave when it comes to raising my son,...

  • Dating 101: A Trip Down Memory Lane

    By Ilana Angel

    August 5, 2015 | 3:53 pm

    Last night I had a dream about Coach. It was so vivid that when I woke up I was startled because I wasn’t sure where I was as the dream was so real. It was around 3 am and I couldn’t get back to sleep. I thought maybe something was going on with him so even though we have had no...

  • Nobody Turns 40 in L.A.

    By Marcus J Freed

    July 10, 2015 | 3:25 pm

    Years ago I met up with my father at a hotel in Eilat, after he crossed the Sinai Desert in a four day charity trek from Egypt to Israel. He cried with joy when we said hello. After four days of sandblasted hiking and star-filled camping, they made it to the Promised Land (albeit a...

  • Theodore Bikel’s 90th birthday celebration

    By Avishay Artsy

    June 25, 2014 | 11:10 am

    How do you celebrate the 90th birthday of a man who has had a major impact on American film, television, theater, music and social activism?

    By putting on a concert and inviting legends of folk music to perform, of course.

    Theodore Bikel has turned 90, and as actor and the...

  • Katy Perry, bar mitzvah DJ?

    April 23, 2014 | 10:43 am

    Katy Perry has released a new promo video for her new single, “Birthday,” that features the singer as a mistress of disguise.

    Among other birthday-related professionals — an aged dancer named Goldie (for her “golden nuggets”) and a Craigslist birthday clown — Perry dresses as...

  • Beverly Hills is 100 Years Young! #BH100

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    April 11, 2014 | 9:07 am

    Lisa Donald Lili-00215,000 slices of cake! Beverly Hills is turning 100 and celebrating in style! Donald Wressel from Guittard Chocolate unveiled his plan to turn 700 pounds of chocolate and one metric ton of ingredients into a giant chocolate birthday cake.

    Mayor of Beverly Hills Lili Bosse invites...

  • 11 years without Ilan Ramon

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    February 3, 2014 | 8:04 am

    We all remember that moment on Febuary 1st,  2003, when we realized our hero in space, Ilan Ramon, would not return. On that day, 11 years ago, the Columbia space shuttle disintegrated over Texas and Louisiana as it reentered Earth's atmosphere at the end of a 15 day and 22 hour...

  • Inspiration: First Prize $1,000usd CASH

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    January 14, 2014 | 6:29 am

    Winter 2014 INSPIRATION Travel Writing Contest

     $1,750usd in CASH PRIZES,

    Free Entry

    Dates: January 2, 2014 - February 14, 2014 at midnight PST. We are looking for an article about a place that inspires you to spend your time with no regrets. In Arnold Bennett's book, How to...

  • Rabbi Jacob Pressman turns 94: A community treasure

    By Michael Berenbaum

    October 23, 2013 | 12:06 pm

    For decades now, as Rabbi Jacob (Jack) Pressman celebrated a milestone birthday, there was a gala show and dinner starring Rabbi Jack and his myriad show-biz friends to manifest and celebrate the many talents and achievements of this extraordinary man. Five years ago, Temple Beth...

  • Polishing jewels of Elul

    August 21, 2013 | 2:54 pm

    What is the art of welcoming?

    In the eyes of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, it’s his responsibility “to create a better place, foster an open and welcoming city and find the prosperity that lifts us all for generations to come.”

    For music legend Quincy Jones, it’s the act of...

  • Happy birthday Mr. Mandela!

    July 18, 2013 | 10:14 am

    South Africa and the world showered tributes on Nelson Mandela on Thursday as the anti-apartheid leader turned 95 in hospital and his doctors reported he was "steadily improving" from a six-week lung infection.

    The country has been on edge since the former president and father of...

  • Shimon Peres’ top 10 life lessons [VIDEO]

    June 26, 2013 | 10:47 am

    Shimon Peres celebrated his 90th birthday last week (his actual birthday is in August). Here he is on Israeli television sharing ten lessons he’s learned over the last nine decades.

  • Happy 90th, Shimon Peres!

    June 18, 2013 | 2:44 pm

    Dignitaries from around the world gathered in Jerusalem today to celebrate the 90th birthday of Israeli President Shimon Peres. Bill Clinton, Sharon Stone, Tony Blair, Dr. Ruth, Robert DeNiro and Barbra Streisand (who sung the traditional song “Avinu Malkeinu”) joined thousands of...

  • In Israel, Sharon Stone meets her biggest fan, visits Hadassah Hospital

    June 18, 2013 | 9:28 am

    It’s unclear whether this guy is a fan of Sharon Stone or a fan of campy t-shirts. Either way, he had what was surely a surreal moment yesterday when, dressed in a “Basic Instinct” shirt, he bumped into Stone on the streets of Tel Aviv.

    The photo went viral — so far it has close...

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