Welcome to This Way Up!

“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”

– Maya Angelou

Why I made this blog –

Do I want fame? Well maybe a little, but mostly, to be honest, this is all a little embarrassing. In my mind I think – who am I to be writing a blog, what do I have to say?

But then on the heels of that, I hear Marianne Williamson:

“Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won’t feel insecure around you.”

Do I want attention for my work? Well, yes I do. I want women to think about how they live their lives, to look deeper and live more consciously. I want to share the 7 Tools for Transformation – I want women to know that they have the power to create the life that they love. 
I want women to know that their minds are the most beautiful and powerful things on Earth.

I want to talk about Intention, Attention and Memory (I AM) – making the most of each and every day on this planet. I want to motivate women to follow their bliss.

I want women to know that it’s safe to trust their inspired thoughts. I want to communicate that all people can access their intuition – it just takes time to learn to listen to it and trust it. I want to encourage women to live with an attitude of gratitude and abundance.

I want people to know that the old paradigm is changing and that I am one of the people who is in the process of changing it – I’m doing this by paying attention everyday, by practicing my own 7 Tools of Transformation, and by being willing to move forward a little bit everyday.

So why did I create this blog? I guess to bring attention to this work, my work, and to maybe make a difference…

If you want more information about, or want to purchase my book, This Way Up: Seven Tools for Unleashing Your Creative Self and Transforming Your Life, please visit my Amazon Page.  Or if you are in New Zealand or Australia, visit Fishpond

199 thoughts on “Welcome to This Way Up!

  1. More stunning than a stunning thing.Am thinking of women … Young women… A young woman’s version… Patti you Rock!

  2. thanks Patti for reminding me, that I dont serve the world by being small. I am looking forward to the book being published, for there are woman who want to change, to not be their mothers, and to gift to my daughter her magnificent self and to teach/encourage her how to fly or sing or just to be,

  3. Patti that is very nice. I hope that I can flow
    the 7 steps. I am not young in body but in
    my mine and though I am. Good for you

  4. Well, here I was, going along blissfully in my life until my boss announced that she wanted my life because I am so happy and my life is simple (compared to hers). She said a few more similar thoughts to me on a few successive days that I then began to feel badly and took it all so personally. I gave myself a scathing case of shingles — on my face, no less, because I let her get to me. When I finally realized, and accepted, that it was my behavior (being blissfully happy in her presence) which led to her comments, I was able to see that she would have said the same thing to anyone who exhibited my behaviors. From this experience I have learned to take nothing personally, from anyone, and have put a post it in my bathroom cabinet stating: Nothing is personal, because I need reminders that it’s okay to be happy when others are not. I am happy again, even at work when my boss is around.
    We have much to learn from each other and I thank you, Patti, for putting your energy into this blog.

  5. Cheers for stopping by my blog, I’ve just recently started to get into personal development with gratitude, positive psychology, meditation, happiness, mindsets and all that stuff. Glad to see that someone else also shares similar thoughts.

  6. Hi Patti, thanks for “like”ing my post and following my blog. It means a great deal when someone trying to make a difference, as you do, finds interest in my posts.
    Take care,

  7. Dear Patti, Thank you so much for the nomination on my blog. Sorry for the delay in replying as I have been quite busy. You have a wonderful inspiration blog and I love passing by ;) Keep spreading the positivity Patti. Have a lovely week.
    Take care Alan

    • Hello Cagdas, Thank you for your kind words. I appreciate it.
      Yes my sentiments echo yours – we can only hope that positivity will soon replace negativity.
      Thanks again for taking the time to comment.

  8. Thank you for your visit to my blog! So happy to have found you, too- I really like your writing! And in the way of things, very synchronous- just relearning about not being small, as it happens! All the best to you.

  9. Beautifully written! I love your honesty, and heartfelt compassion. There are so many woman out their looking for their own voice, and I really think with your help (writing your blog), you give woman the strength to find that voice! Thank you for your amazing, optimistic perspective!

    • Thank you so much for your lovely comments Shell! Yes – so many women out there looking for their own voice, their own way to express their life. I am touched that you see my blog as giving strength to women to find that voice. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it!

  10. Intention, Attention and Memory (I AM).

    Oh Patti something extremely unique.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Be in touch. Browse through the category sections,
    I feel you may find something of your interest.

  11. Patti,
    True, at 51 I am learning to create the life that I want. It’s exciting. I have moments wishing I had this information earlier, but things come to us when we are ready to receive. So, I do not spend too much time thinking/wishing about having this earlier. Point is I can create now….and that is a wonderful thing. It is difficult to not let others affect us. But I find the more we stick to it the easier it gets. So, thanks for stopping by my blog and liking one of my posts, which brought me to yours – to find we are on the same page. Who cannot use more positivity on a daily basis?

    • Hi Deb – Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. I am also 50+ and at times I too wish I had started on this path much earlier. But mostly I am just so overjoyed that I am there now. It’s an incredible journey! I’ve enjoyed visiting your blog, reading your words and seeing your pictures. I agree – we can all use more positivity on a daily basis!

  12. Expressing ourselves bring peace… you should always be honest with ourselves… and yes, the world is full of wonderful things. We should use our time productively… congratulation on this blog. :)

  13. Patti, what a wonderful post. I related to what you wrote very much. I am one of those people who spent years building up the courage to put my thoughts out there, be myself. I agree with your post– write it, post it, tweet it, vine it, be yourself and as you said “make the most of each and every day on this planet.” Thanks for this inspiration, Patti!

  14. Hi Patti. Thank you for dropping by and now following my blog http://www.gaellebythesea.wordpress.com
    I am always amazed on how people make the decision to follow me as, like you, started this blog thinking will this be of any interest to anyone? the thing is once you start you cannot stop and I have found myself looking for more positive angles and things to say. It made me do what I preach in a way. I look forward to read more from you too. There can never be too much happiness in a world of chaos! I hope I will also be able to pick a few tips on my creative journey. Thanks for doing what you do and encouraging women. smiles always, Gaelle

  15. I love the positive energy in your blog; and thanks for following mine. I started my Gratitude Journal for sortof the same reasons you started this one. Great minds and all that, right? :-)

  16. Well it sounds like you have things well in hand as far as perspective goes! Realize the benefits that change can bring, commit to a plan/goals, and go for it. It is a step-by-step process, and involves a lifetime of work.

    Thank you for following us at the “Redo You” project. We hope you will find helpful and interesting information here. Your blog seems very insightful and you keep writing and changing viewpoints to the positive!


      • As long as their are people like yourself willing to share what they live, it will be my pleasure!

        Have a great weekend,

  17. Patti, who are you not to start a blog is right and if not you, then who? Get it out and share as much as you can as long as you can, because we can all use some words of wisdom and a little bit of guidance. Thank you, for ready my blog.

    • Thanks for taking the time to comment Cheryl. And your words back at YOU – get it out and share as much as you can. Indeed, we can all use more words of wisdom.

  18. Thanks for stopping by Mad City Witch, thus I found you as well. Women are so powerful and need to reaffirm this daily. Too often we allow circumstances and those who infiltrate our minds to disempower us. Unfortunately, we have been taught by other women that it’s not nice to object. Keep spreading the word and doing the needful work that you do. We can change the future, one woman at a time.

  19. Awesome. I and a few friends have made the intention to travel together on our transformative lives/journeys. it’s fun, inspiring and incredible. I love the quote that came to your mind, it is so true! Who are you not to be great!?
    Thanks :) I look forward to reading more..

  20. It’s actually a cool and useful piece of info. I am happy that you simply shared this useful info with us. Please stay us informed like this. Thank you for sharing.

  21. Thank you for the visit today! We aspire to a number of the same things. Our first desire is to provide information to help people improve their lives. But we also want to be known for being helpful.

    Feel free to visit again and comment as you like.


  22. Hi Patti! Thanks for visiting and liking my blog. Your words are truly inspirational and a reminder of what magnificent creatures women are! We should all just go ahead and be as fabulous as we are meant to be!

  23. Ditto to everything you said on your home page! I write to hopeully inspire someone else, women in particular to overcome their circmstances and get up once more if they are knocked down and stand. Stand and be counted. Stand for your beliefs. Stand to inspire others that it can be done no matter how hard it might be to get up again. Stand until you can run then run after your dreams.

  24. I really like your mission statement. I too want to share myself so that others might know what works and what doesn’t. I share my failings as well as my successes, and I make no apologies for my faith in Jesus Christ in the process. Some of my ruminations are on creativity, some are on recovery, and some are on spirituality. Don’t expect to find religious dogma here. Instead, watch for conversations about what it’s like to be human, what it means to be a Christian in recovery, to be a Christian in relationship with Christ, and what it means to be creative. We are all creative, and we get our inspiration from the Great Creator. We can lead better lives by improving our conscious contact with God. Please feel free to read all my posts and to come back for more. I too will continue to follow your blog. God bless.

    • Thank you. I appreciate you taking the time to write. I enjoyed what I’ve read on The Accidental Poet as well. I look forward to reading more of your posts. Thanks again for commenting.

  25. I would love to make a long narration of how I re-claimed myself for it is the only way I can prove that there’s a possibility of hope and happiness regardless of the trials we have to overcome. I had been sexually assaulted at a very young age until I became a mother when I was fourteen. Most of my years were spent not knowing what to do but I did earned a degree of which I don’t even know if I like. Because the society has persecuted and judge me that my parents had planned how I should live my life. I had dysfunctional sexual relationship, body dysmorphia, been under a severe identity crisis that drowned me into alcoholism and smoking, and a lot more. Yet somehow here I am writing my story not to commemorate my past but to prove that I now happily embrace my last piece of dignity and is living to give back what the world has taught me. I am just a regular person behind this keyboard but in every place I go with every people I met, I somehow make them smile or help them in any way I can. Reclaiming myself must be the longest adventure I’d ever had and probably the hardest but it’s all worth the effort. A friend once told me- a fallen angel who learns how to fix his wings can soar above the rest.

  26. Thanks Patti for visiting my blog. You have a great thing going on here. I’m certain there’s so much to learn from you and so much to share as well. Keep up the good work!

  27. Beautiful entry – welcome to the world writing! “Follow Your Bliss.” “I Am.”
    I just wrote my last entry based on ideas such as the “7 tools” and “4 agreements’ which are so helpful on the journey of awakening, but was inspired too from where I abide now, knowing it can help. Pleasure to connect. Be. Namaste.
    1 <3

  28. Your words just flowed! I love your authenticity. Thanks for following my blog. I know there is much to be gained from yours. =)

  29. What a lovely and inspirational blog. I can’t think of a better message for young women. The best to you in your endeavor. Thank you for stopping by the Cow Pasture and better still, for jumping the fence, welcome.

  30. Hi there, awesome concept and I hope your book is doing well! Obviously, your target demographic is women, but do you believe that your advice can benefit men as well? I hope you are having a fantastic day, and I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

  31. We are all kindred spirits! We women so need the support of Chosen Sisters so we can take new chances and step into our own power. in lak’ech, i am another you. THANK YOU for sharing your journey.

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