Elizabeth M. Gilbert is an American author best known for her 2006 memoir, Eat, Pray, Love, which as of December 2010 has spent 199 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list. Her 1997 GQ article, “The Muse of the Coyote Ugly Saloon”, a memoir of Gilbert’s time as a bartender at the very first Coyote Ugly table dancing bar located in the East Village section of New York City, was the basis for the feature film Coyote Ugly. In 2006, Gilbert published Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia, a chronicle of her year of “spiritual and personal exploration” spent traveling abroad. In 2015, Gilbert published Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, a self-help book that provides instructions on how to live a life as creative as hers. The book is broken down into six sections: Courage, Enchantment, Permission, Persistence, Trust, and Divinity. Advice in Big Magic focuses on overcoming self-doubt, avoiding perfectionism, and agenda setting, among other topics.
I glide my spoon over the pale pink strawberry ice-cream. It’s smooth and not-too-sweet and delicately indulgent. It tastes like summer. I’m drinking fresh mint tea, in a shade of pale green. Tonight, I am dining in perfect pastels, wearing my black dress, my gold hoops gleaming in the soft lighting. I am alone, sitting […]
I’ve always believed if I was prettier, if I looked like Audrey Hepburn or Angelina Jolie, I’d be happier. That if I had some type of rare beauty, nothing would ever be wrong. What I’m realizing now, however, is that beauty is such an elusive, intangible concept that no one, even if we think they […]
Aries (March 21 – April 19) This is a year of growth for you. You will see yourself growing in all areas – relationships, business, and skills. It will be difficult at times, but that’s to be expected with growing pains. Ride out the tough times, understanding that they’re necessary and part of your growth. […]