Archive for February, 2009

28 feb

Life Runway

I was fortunate to be invited by Heidi Klum and her team to attend the finale of Project Runway last week in NYC.

I was given seat G13, so I thought I was in row G–and proceeded to go up the stairs to the top row. So imagine my surprise when I found myself sitting opposite Heidi and Michael Kors. G meant Ground in this instance! Lucky me. So here I am opposite Heidi and Michael Kors and sitting next to Christian, last season’s winner!

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Posted by Ariane de Bonvoisin on February 28th, 2009 in Personal Stories | No comments Read related posts in

18 feb

TED- Part 1

So, it’s only been a week since I returned from the extraordinary, fabulous TED conference [Technology, Entertainment and Design], a gathering of incredible people from all around the world who are committed to creating, executing and spreading big ideas that can change the world! Everyday I spent there was packed with terrific speakers who offered ideas to ponder. So, I am going to post a few blogs on the conference.

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Posted by Ariane de Bonvoisin on February 18th, 2009 in Global/Social Change | No comments Read related posts in

06 feb

What’s Wrong with Polyanna?

Today I had my performance evaluation with my boss at the good old 9-5 corporate job. I was told I exceeded my boss’s expectations! Very technical, and an expert in my field. So why am I bummed? I guess because the conversation started off by my boss telling me (after I shared a success story with him over a lesson I learned, applied, and it worked), that “is all of this stuff new to you”, and “if so how did you get this far.” You appear to others as naive because you are so enthused by your reading, you seem like a Pollyanna! OH boy! Fighting words. It was like you just said something about my mother, or my kids. I have been excited, and do feel alive! The books- some new, some a reminder but the renewed focus has made me feel great and excited about what before was seeming to drag, and lacked passion. I’ve worked hard to feel this good. I thought I had a new perspective to keep me passionate about my job, to show me my purpose, but that bubble to me was just popped! Why did he have to pea on my cornflakes? He seemed to like it too! I hope I made his day. OH well, there must be another book out there on how to handle this! You can pea on my corn flakes but you can’t keep me from getting another bowl! If anyone has a day like this please know, you are not alone. This too shall pass!

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Posted by First 30 Days on February 6th, 2009 in Personal Stories | 1 comment

04 feb


I’m 31 years old and depression is hitting hard. I feel so lonely even though I have a couple good friends. I have a 14 year old son that keeps me busy but I still feel so alone. I’m afraid of change and what life has to bring. I feel like I’m never going to meet anyone and all my friends will be married before me. I just want to know is there anyone out there that has gone through this before? And if so any good advice for bringing myself out of this?

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Posted by First 30 Days on February 4th, 2009 in Personal Stories | 4 comments

03 feb

Little Miracles

I’ve had a few sweet “miracles” these past few days.

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Posted by Ariane de Bonvoisin on February 3rd, 2009 in Personal Stories | No comments Read related posts in