In 2011, Samantha Reynolds pledged to write one poem a day to try to “be present” and not miss the fleeting first year of her son’s life. Almost 10 years later, she is still writing a poem every day as a way to trick herself into noticing the little moments that would otherwise surely be missed. Samantha’s popular poetry blog, bentlily.com, was featured in Oprah Magazine and has sparked a movement of people around the world to slow down and savour their lives. When not racking up reams of poetry, she runs ECHO, an award-winning storytelling agency specializing in personal memoirs and company history books. In 2005, she was named one of Vancouver’s “Top 40 Under 40.” She lives with her husband, son and daughter in Vancouver, BC.
IN THIS EPISODE, WE TALK ABOUT:
- Noticing as an awareness muscle.
- How to create a joy meter.
- Finding the present moment through creativity.
- Inspiration as child-like wonder.
- The importance of savoring ordinary moments so they don’t get lost.
KRISTI ASKS SAMANTHA THESE QUESTIONS:
- How did you come about the name Bentlily?
- What is your process for writing?
- How does your poetry influence your life?
- How are life and parenting an adventure?
- How has the present moment impacted your life?
You can reach Samantha at Samantha@bentlily.com
Comments and questions are welcome.
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