Monthly Archives: August 2015

My Foolish Project

superpower-v3I took a web e-course a few years ago called “Start A Foolish Project”. The course really opened my eyes in regards to

creating projects just because they make us feel alive.  

Each of my foolish projects (with the help of friends) has morphed into events at the Kent Emporium:

  • Be Inspired Art Day
  • Art Abandonment Project
  • Friendsgiving
  • Wish Tree
  • Word of The Year

I took this summer off from the Kent Emporium, as I needed to recharge my batteries and well…frankly…I was looking for inspiration. Inspiration has arrived and I’m very proud to present my next “foolish project”….


Imagine sitting around a table with people, some who you might know and some who you might not know, each with unique superpower gifts. Imagine a night filled with lively stories of how each superpower was discovered.  Who knows, maybe some new superpowers will be discovered!  Let’s face it, we all have superpowers, we just don’t recognize these powers some days.

In 2015, I discovered 2 new hidden superpowers…cat whisperer and bullsh*t detector.

Each of my newly discovered superpowers come with stories worthy of their own blogs (stay tuned).  If you are in the area and would like to sign up for the event, please click here.

If you don’t know what your super powers are yet and would like to find out…please sign up for a free 30-minute “Be Inspired” discovery session.  In our 30 minute phone conversation, we will discover one of your Super Powers.

Robin Rosenstiel

Explorer of Uncharted Territory

Seeker of Truth

Bodacious Dragon Slayer

Starting Over




“Success is a process. We have obstacles that turn into opportunities.”   Sharon Lechter






I walked by this sign earlier this week. As I read this wonderful sign in the window of a building in Burlington IA, I laughed as it reminded me of my own “Mother Nature” experience on July 24th 2010. I awoke that morning to discover the basement of the Kent Emporium destroyed due to 3 feet of water magically appearing as the result of an intense rain storm that occurred in the middle of the night. I was shocked and angry when my own “Mother Nature” event occurred. Needless to say, I wasn’t alone in these thoughts, as the whole area was classified as a Natural Disaster Area.


Out of this experience I learned to…

Transform Loss and Change into a Gift and Opportunity.

In one single night, this flood cleared out the remnants from a closed business (Dec 2006) and a divorce (May 2010). As friends and family assisted in the clean-up, I experienced the gift of “receiving” their help (something I still struggle with) and the opportunity to wipe the slate clean and start over without the baggage of the past holding me back. As I reflect while typing, I realize that Mother Nature gave me the greatest gift of all…“ripping off the band aide of my past” so I could heal my wounds and move forward with the opportunity to create a new life on my own terms.

As I reread the sign and realize today is a new moon…where in my life do I need to start over?

Where do you need to start over?

How can you transform this loss and change into gift and opportunity?