Feeding Your Soul

09 Apr 2010, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in non-food

You might have noticed I’ve included a few non-food items lately. That’s because my life is about more than just food; I take great delight in sharing all of my passions, and most importantly, in learning about yours.

It doesn’t matter if you are an engineer, an elementary school teacher, a massage therapist or a chef — your passion sets mine on fire.

I’ve had a lot of those conversations this week. I met a new friend, Nancy Ricci, whose enthusiasm for knitting and appreciation of aesthetics jumps off the page of her blog, Getting Purly with It.  After our conversation she reflected on Our Ability to Inspire others by sharing, and how it’s taking her goals to the next level. In just the past few days, people have communicated with me about their desire to help others achieve wellness, change the educational system, and bring a new level of consciousness to parenting.

My dear friend Kelly Cline‘s brilliant photography is now appearing on Burt’s Bees displays nationwide, and a bunch of my other gal pals are on their own mission to embrace health and wellness, with a call to GTFU. Their excitement is kicking my own butt into gear. And I’ve lost count of the number of times Chef Mark inspires me daily, taking our ideas to the next level and bringing our vision to life while being a true and supportive friend.

This is what life is all about, people. Getting UP and making something HAPPEN.

It gets my emotions so fired up that I’m sitting here a little bit misty.

What makes your soul smile? What makes you jump out of bed in the morning ready to kick ass and take names? If you’re still searching for it, can I — and this magnificent group of people — help you find it?

Photo: Kelly Cline