Getting Back to Reality

Getting Back to Reality

Wow. It's not even 48 hours since 'Resonate' eMag launched and while I'm sitting in a daze of awe and gratitude, it's time to get back to reality.  The response to it has been overwhelming, the feedback incredibly positive and I am so very thankful to each and every one of you who has expressed an interest, who has contributed, who has taken a peek at this website and/or who has downloaded the very first issue.


Resonate is about real stories told by real women about the challenges they face getting their dreams out in the world.


Whether those dreams involve establishing a business, a not-for-profit that helps others or making the world a more beautiful place via art, poetry or any other medium.  The reality is that when we do it from our hearts and not just for the money we change the world for the better, regardless of what we pursue to do it.  We inspire others, we become role models for reality and courage and perseverance and we start achieving our dreams and becoming the women that we've always dreamed of being.


It's a big call.  It's scary, it's challenging and it stretches us in ways that have never even occurred to us, but it's also the most exciting, growth-filled, rewarding experience we could ever undergo.


I've spent the past week totally immersed in that experience.  Living, breathing, eating, drinking it even more than usual in an effort to get the first issue of Resonate out in time.  I've spent the past 24 hours just "being".  Breathing, quietly celebrating, feeling the joy from all of your comments seeping into my very bones and being so incredibly thankful to have been called to put this out into the world.  Now it's time to get back to 'reality', albeit a slightly changed and altered one.



The image used for the first issue of Resonate, is one by SebastianKnight and purchased via the Dreamstime website

I have a pile of clothes that need to be sorted, the oven needs cleaning, the carpets vacuumed and beds to be made.  All of the usual stuff that goes with life as usual.  The difference, however, is that I now carry your enthusiasm and the ideas for the next issue of Resonate with me, quietly bubbling away and taking shape, even as I work with elation to ensure my outer life reflects my inner ecstasy.

Right now, I need to go.  The toilet brush is calling my name.

With so much gratitude for all of your interest,


PS:  What do you think of the first issue?  I'd love to hear your comments, including anything you'd like to see in the next edition, down below.  Thank you.


  1. My dear Shan,

    I wanted to take a minute to say, “Wow!” From the moment Resonance hit my inbox, I couldn’t stop reading. Each story delivers hope. And gratitude. Beautiful people, their stories, their challenges. Perhaps the best part is knowing that each of these contributors overcame her obstacles and kept going.

    Your Resonance is the most exquisite thing I’ve enjoyed recently. Just wanted you to know that. 😉

    Oh, and congratulations to you and each of those who shared a piece of themselves to create this lovely magazine!

  2. Dar, thank you so much for your feedback. I’m so glad that you enjoyed the first issue of Resonate. It was a real labour of love and to get such a response (which has been echoed by others), thrills me to the core. The women who shared their stories are amazing and courageous and I owe a lot to them – without their sharing, Resonate would not have come into being. Thank you, my friend xxxx

  3. Congratulations Shan – both on the launch of Resonate and cleaning toilets in elation.

    Having those creative juices and inner Light flowing all the time really does change the mundane into labours of Love.

    I shall use you as inspiration to pick up that toilet brush after giving the vacuum a tour around the house. 😉

  4. Hi Lorraine,

    Thank you for your congratulations. I never thought I’d be able to say I cleaned a toilet with elation 🙂 Its amazing the way things change when we come at them from a different perspective – something I know that you know all about.

    Vaccuuming, however is another matter, although the sense of satisfaction once it’s done is pretty good 🙂 Lovely to see your face here!

  5. It really does change everything. Once we are living and working from the heart, we can finally see that everything is sacred. Even washing dishes. Even vacuuming. Beautiful post and congratulations!

  6. Definitely Teresa! I love making things beautiful and sacred – that includes washing dishes and cleaning the toilet. Thank you for your comment 🙂 xxx

  7. I am so happy to be a part of this issue. Resonate is my favourite thing on my kindle!

  8. I’m so happy to have you be a part of this issue, Llinos. It’s everyone’s contribution that makes it what it is. Thank you for the kind words. 🙂

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