Tag Archives: Ann Sharpsteen
… met up with this friend today while she was passing through Asheville, plus met these other random people/photobombers :-) #fun
… happy to be booking my new talk in 2020!… in honor of the 100-year anniversary of women being granted the right to vote in the U.S. #victoriawoodhull
Happy Thanksgiving… wishing you love, happiness, peace, hugs, good food and reminders of the people & places that make your heart sing… xoxo
Facebook memories catch me off guard sometimes… 4 years ago today I was happily kicking around Charleston SC and bought my wedding dress… for a wedding that would never happen. A lot has changed since then…
(1) I realized today it doesn’t hurt my heart anymore to look at these photos of wedding dress shopping. And, (2) as some of you know, the dress has found a new purpose traveling the globe this year, in helping me to encourage other women via public speaking & workshops in their own #healing and facing painful truths. #forgiveness Happy Monday, ladies… love you lots! xo
… thank you, Cleveland… grateful for a successful, productive & happy day and re-connecting with an old friend… xo
… scotch lovers take note: stock up now, as scotch prices will soon increase when European tariffs are implemented… we will see significant price increases… ;-) … that concludes my public service announcement…
… and, that’s a wrap… preparing to board a plane home to the U. S…. goodbye, sweet Rio, I love you more than ever… now, home to Brevard! xo
Thank you, Rio… I am proud to say you shaped the person I am. Some memorable moments from this trip: (1) being able to show my son @mattasharpsteen where I grew up, (2) seeing the look on his face the first time he saw me speaking Portuguese, (3) being reunited with my Brazilian family (including my Brazilian sister @araripesonia, @felipe.araripee, @bellas_photos, @pattyoliveiraa, @julia_souto, @angela_araripesouto, @joao.araripe… I love you all so much! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ … and my NEW family members including @mackeduardo, @tataicosta and the amazing team of women at @fundoelas! – I look forward to helping you continue to change the world and help women!, and (4) visiting my old school, Escola Americana do Rio @earj.official (despite the twinges of heartache from remembering all the fun times with my sweet best friend Wendy Morris – makes me cry typing this remembering all the times we shared together…. I miss her and sound of her sweet laugh). My heart is full heading back to the states… I send love to you all, the rest of my family. Don’t doubt for a minute that I love each of you and am here for you. Love is an open door always. xoxo — at Aeroporto Internacional do Rio de Janeiro Galeao.
… my UK “How to Leave an Asshole” book tour road family… selfie at our home base hotel in Knightsbridge…
…fun night this evening with the brilliant Game of Thrones composer Tom Player at The Gate (amazing restaurant!)…
… this is a woman’s book about how to identify assholes, run for the hills, and heal from a toxic relationship and be whole and healthy again (mentally, physically, spiritually)… and come out the other side with your heart more open and loving than ever before! #healing #love #leavetheasshole … pre-orders start this weekend!
… my childhood friend, Sonia, and her beautiful family… xo
… ending the evening with some wonderful masticka… perfection ;-)
… thank you FOX Carolina for all the love and fun this morning!
(below: at the Map Room Tap Room upstairs at D.D. Bullwinkle with Allie Carrington and Adam Perkins… and of course, FOX Carolina’s Joe Gagnon and photographer, Ariel!)
Sending you all wishes for a blessed and happy Thanksgiving day! Let today be the start of a brand new year… don’t wait for January 1, New Years Day. Let it start TODAY with gratitude for all our blessings in this imperfect crooked beautiful inspiring amazing life. Focus on love and forgiveness and fresh beginnings, quiet, compassion, and new goals. Hug your loved ones, be yourself, give of your time, smile at strangers, write hand-written thank-you notes, express yourself, sing, dance, be childlike, play, laugh, and savor this life. xo Love to you all, Ann
… check out this well-written article by journalist Caitlin Byrd in today’s Asheville Citizen Times that gives big, big attention to our beloved Brevard and all the things happening in downtown!… thank you, @MaryCaitlineByrd!