The Liebster Award is an award by bloggers, for bloggers. The word “Liebster” has German origins and could be defined as: dearest, sweetest, kindest, nicest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, or welcome. While this award has some aspects of a chain letter, it is intended to encourage newer bloggers and “pay it forward” by introducing favorite bloggers to a wider audience. If the recipient chooses to accept the award, we all benefit from learning about their favorite blogs plus a few fun facts about them.
I have been nominated for this award by a new friend whom I met through an online blogging group. I hope you will check out her fascinating blog and ask for some book recommendations from the Book-Dr(dot)com. Thank you Caroline!
As an award winner I answer questions asked by Caroline, then nominate 10 bloggers I admire for an award. If they choose to accept the award, they then answer my questions and nominate 10 of their favorite bloggers. Remember, it is a way to introduce you to my favorite bloggers, so I hope you will check out their links below.
Here are the rules for my nominees:
- Link back and recognize the blogger who nominated me (thanks Caroline!).
- Answer 10 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
- Nominate 10 inspirational bloggers for the award.
- Create 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
- Notify your nominees
Caroline asked me these questions. How would you answer these same questions?
- What are you reading now? (Of course The Book-Dr would ask that question!) As usual, I am reading multiple books. I am almost finished with The Wisdom Jesus by Cynthia Bourgeault. I also started The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible by Charles Eisenstein and am re-reading Soul Return: Integrating Body, Psyche & Spirit by Aminah Raheem for an Acupressure course I took last weekend.
- Who is the author that has had the biggest impact on your life? My initial choices for this question were between Julia Cameron (The Artist’s Way), Sue Monk Kidd (When the Heart Waits), Brené Brown (Daring Greatly), Paula D’arcy and Richard Rohr. However, I would have to say Dr. Fritz Smith (the founder of Zero Balancing) and his book Alchemy of Touch: Moving Towards Mastery Through the Lens of Zero Balancing has has the most profound impact on my life.
- Do you ever re-read books? Occasionally. What’s one that you loved just as much the second time? Etiology: How to Detect Disease in Your Energy Field Before It Manifests in Your Body by Christina L. Ross has been one I returned to multiple times these past two years. I also loved The Art of Pilgrimage: The Seeker’s Guide to Making Travel Sacred by Phil Cousineau. I recommend it for anyone going on a journey to a destination you have longed to visit.
- What’s your favorite afternoon snack? Roasted Walnuts, Pecans and Almonds (Roast a variety of nuts or seeds at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, cool and store in airtight containers.)
- What is your favorite pen (or pencil)? I am loving my Zebra Sarasa Gel pens in various colors!
- If you could take any vacation in the next year, all expenses paid, where would you go and with whom? I would take my husband and join some ZB friends for 10 days at a Zero Balancing course called “ZB by the Sea” at Mar de Jade near Chacala, Mexico. Ten days of bodywork in sunny Mexico in the middle of January sounds like a very lovely vacation. Ok, Caroline, how can make this “all expenses paid” vacation become a reality for this coming January?
- What has surprised or delighted you this year? It has been a delight getting to know our two sons as young adults. We enjoyed time together this year traveling, playing games and savoring the various late night talks. (I enjoyed the conversation part, not the late night part.) I look forward to more good times as a family!
- If someone wanted to give you a gift that was exactly what you needed right now, what would it be? That “all expenses paid vacation” in question #6 would be nice. A close second would be receiving the resources to remodel our sun-room into a larger four season room/studio. Probably the gift I most need right now would be a paid 6 month sabbatical to rest, write a book and study energy medicine.
- What’s the best movie/show/documentary you’ve seen lately? The documentary “e-motion” or the movie “Inside Out”, which are both about how our emotions influence us in positive and negative ways.
- What are you looking forward to this fall? Some advanced bodywork training and retreats, including the personal growth that comes with those types of experiences.
Here are my nominations for the Liebster Award. Even if these bloggers choose not to accept the award, I hope you will check out their blogs, as I like each blog for it’s uniqueness and personal sharing. (Please comment, as bloggers usually like feedback.)
If these nominees choose to accept this award, here are ten questions I would like them to answer:
- What is your passion/vocation in life?
- Which authors/books have been the most influential to you?
- What emerging theme are you noticing at this stage of life?
- What practices do you recommend for self care and well-being?
- Where do you find sanctuary when life gets overwhelming?
- What project are you working on at the moment?
- What is your growth edge for the coming year?
- How balanced is your life, and what could you do to keep it balanced as the holidays approach?
- What would you do if you had a 6 – 12 month paid sabbatical next year?
- What impact do you want to make in the world?
I’d love to hear which blogger you found the most interesting from my list by commenting below. Happy reading!