Episode 121- “Enlightening Newbies With Polly Campbell”

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Special Guest: Polly Campbell


The popular teacher on the Daily OM shows how real-life moments afford opportunities for spiritual growth

Imperfect Spirituality
Extraordinary Enlightenment for Ordinary People

The author has written for Spirituality & Health, Arthritis Today, Gaiam Life, The Oregonian, Family Circle, is a highly read blogger for Psychology Today, and a teacher with The Daily Om

Pulling a raisin out of a two-year-old’s nose probably wasn’t on Buddha’s path to enlightenment, but it was one of the obstacles for author Polly Campbell. For many people, stuck raisins and other real-life moments provide a day’s only opportunity for spiritual growth. Imperfect Spirituality shows readers how to integrate those everyday moments with traditional spiritual techniques to experience personal growth and greater well-being. Any activity can be transformed into a spiritual practice. Don’t have a half-hour to meditate? Can’t drop everything à la Elizabeth Gilbert and trek to Italy? Find mini-meditation while stopped at a red light impossible? Start by brushing your teeth. Imperfect Spirituality is filled with practical tips and dozens of examples like these, as well as anecdotes from real people striving to grow both spiritually and personally. Polly Campbell emerges here as an important new voice in spirituality, offering enlightenment for “the rest of us.”

“The world needs good work from good people on topics that really matter.” — Judith Wright, author of The Soft Addiction Solution

Polly Campbell is a writer and speaker specializing in personal development and spiritual topics. Her work appears regularly in national publications and she blogs at www.ImperfectSpirituality.com, Psychology Today, and she is a teacher on the Daily Om. For more than two decades, Polly has studied and applied the techniques she writes and speaks about to her own life. She lives in Beaverton, OR.


You have five minutes to deliver the most important life information/ life skills before you die. What do you say? Who do you tell? Why are you dying?

Tortured Sentence:

In my line of work, hotel is always seen to be pass the buck, If someone on the earlier shift promised a guest a different room and that guest did not attempt to come and change it while the other clerk was working and come to me with this promise on the night shift, and it is now unavailable the guest is now mad at me and I have to smooth it out.

Word of the week:


From Arlene Miller – our guest in March 2014

And author of the new The Best Grammar Workbook Ever

This is from Arlene’s Miller’s Weird and Wonderful Words Series found on her blog http://bigwords101.com/

jackanapes – noun – I remember this one from a Shakespeare Insult Sheet I hand out to my students after we finish reading Julius Caesar, so I assume this word was coined by the Bard himself. It means an impudent child or conceited fellow.


Shout outs:

Thank you Damien for taking over today while I present a seminar on Podcasting at the SF Writers Conference.


And March 8th is Day of the Book

March 29th is Pitch O Rama in San Francisco


Upcoming Guest:


Aurora Whittet

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Aurora Whittet started out as a wild red-haired child in Minnesota dreaming up stories for her friends to read. Today, she has completed the first of three novels in the Bloodmark Saga. She is a national award-winning graphic designer in her day job. Aurora lives with her husband and son in Minnesota.


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