Lift the Rudder, Magellan.

Sometimes life feels chaotic, overwhelming, yes?  I’ve been hearing this from a lot of people lately, most namely from my own brain.

Just wanted to share a few concepts that are helping me on this front. Continue Reading, Light-Catcher! »

  • Seana Winsor Marcks - Love itReplyCancel

  • Julie Scheel - Thanks! The video is worth every minute. Then take some time for that stillness. It is so worth it!ReplyCancel

  • Elin Zaikowski Murphy - Great insight Beth! You might also enjoy reading Eckhart Tolle’a book A New Earth which talks a lot about the power of the present and the ego. ReplyCancel

To Be Happy.

When I woke up a few weeks ago, words had been written on my arm.

A couple hours later, I used my body like a lever to throw a man over my shoulder, twisting his arm and reveling in the satisfying thud of his body hitting the ground.

I threw him because of the words on my arm.

Let’s back it up.

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  • Barbi Beyer - Gritty, real, raw, true, honest. I can always count on my friend BethanyO to lay it out there and be the voice of all of us, who don’t want to bear those dirty little secrets about the darkness and lightness of our shared humanity! Check out her blog posts to catch more of her light. You won’t be sorry! http://www.bethanyo.com/about/ ReplyCancel

  • Barbi Beyer - Gritty, real, raw, true, honest. I can always count on my friend BethanyO to lay it out there and be the voice of all of us, who don’t want to bear those dirty little secrets about the darkness and lightness of our shared humanity! Check out her blog posts to catch more of her light. You won’t be sorry! http://www.bethanyo.com/about/ ReplyCancel

  • Julie Ostiguy - Oh Bethany…..I have sooooo been there! Get that anger out! Let the sadness and tears come! Be the perfectly, imperfect, beautiful human being you are! Lots of self care and self love during this retreat. I will be here when you get back……I think we are overdue for another coffee date. My treat. xxxoooReplyCancel

  • Julie Scheel - I’m sending you a hug right now. Got it?ReplyCancel

  • Stefany Reed - girlll….whatever it is…if you need me, call me!! xoxoxo
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How to Know If You Are Ready to Pursue Your Dream

How to Know if you are ready to pursue your dream
“DAD,” I say. “GET THIS.’

‘This Happiness and Success Telesummit coming up? They’re expecting 60,000 people to tune in.  And they’re interviewing ME. As an EXPERT!!”

I slap my knee and say “expert” with punchline voice, certain my dad will find this as funny as I do.

Dad is not amused.  I wrinkle the skin above my nose, thoroughly confused.  My dad finds EVERYTHING funny.

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  • David Pearson - Yes!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Meredith Hamlyn Henry - Fabulous and thought provoking! I’m glad the link didn’t work on Monday cause I needed a ray of light on this dreary and rainy day. Thank you!!!ReplyCancel

  • Monica Rodgers - love this. Love your writing! So very true – we all think it’s “someday” . Someday is now. ReplyCancel

Oh, Fear: You Little Punk. (Also: New Music Video.)

 

Oh fear you little punk

Oh, Fear.  You little punk.  You have snuck up on me again.

You disguise yourself as overwhelm and perfectionism and I’m-too-busy-ness, but I’m not buying it anymore.

You, fear, have been apprehended.

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  • Jennifer Mathien - Thanks to Bethany O Photography for capturing the beauty of our little family. Not because of what we look like, or the way we stand tall and smile when someone says “say cheese!” but because of the way we love each other through our everyday messiness and how B captures that thru her lens. We are always honored to be in her light. xoReplyCancel

  • Nicole Stottlemyer - GORGEOUS. I’ve been a secret admirer for a couple years, and just wanted to SHOUT how much I LOVE this video. I’ve seen your website grow, and adore adore adore you and your work. Keep on shining my soul sister!ReplyCancel

  • Elisabeth Schenenga - Love it Bethany. You are awesome.
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  • Karen Lindsay - Love Love this! you are spectacular!ReplyCancel

  • Julie Scheel - Charming, beautiful pictures! Go, Bethany, go! Wish you could take our photos. If we are together at the same place and the same time, I’d love to have you catch Ken and I together.ReplyCancel

  • Julie Ostiguy - Beautiful….simply beautiful. xxxoooReplyCancel

  • Erika Pearson Giampietro - I am afraid of how much I love this!!! ;) This is stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Sing With B Music - Just shared on my page. Beautifully done dear light catcher! You continue to inspire and FYI I have been in the ” F*ck Off Fear” club for many, many years! love you!ReplyCancel

  • Maggie Brewer - I HAVE NO WORDS. You’ve left me speechless with this, B. If I could show this to every human on the planet, I would. When you speak about catching a person’s light in this video, your light is captured in a way, too, because you light up when you talk about photography! It’s beautiful. (And PS–not that it’ll help, cuz fear is irrational, but you should never be afraid of sharing your work–everything I’ve ever seen you tackle you’ve done so with beauty, humanity & huge success.)ReplyCancel