Your Weekly Kuhnspiration (September 4, 2012)

Happy short week, everybody! For many people, today is Monday (myself included) and it’s not unusual for me during such abbreviated weeks to feel behind in my projects before I’ve even begun. How gloriously self-defeating is that?

The charged-up politics are continuing this time for another party and in another part of the country. I’ll step away from the podium this week to focus on something much less controversial but still hard to talk about. Breakups. They can be painful. Any of my Facebook friends know that I’ve recently become obsessed with a past Showtime series “The Tudors” and it has absolutely nothing to do with the sex, betrayal, power struggles and discord so associated with King Henry VIII’s reign. Okay, I lied. It has EVERYTHING to do with that and especially the intriguing dance from queen to queen that the ruler does, so wonderfully portrayed by Jonathan Rhys-Meyers and it has only been two seasons I have seen – two to go! (It also doesn’t hurt that his trusty sidekick Charles Brandon played by dreamboat Henry Cavill gets some regular screen time each episode, though not nearly enough…)

I have thoroughly enjoyed watching the King win these oh-so-unlucky women’s hearts and then those transformative moments that strike and begin the downward spiral to Broken Heart City.

So this week, I thought we’d look back – not with anger or beheadings but with awe and perhaps for some, amusement – at breakups-gone-by and salute what could have been but didn’t and probably shouldn’t have, after all.

Reflect on any or some of your past break-ups. Looking back on it now, what do you think you did right, what do you think you did wrong and what did you take away from the whole experience?

Let’s get real, folks, for only when we get real do we have the ability to get better at this little talent we call human connection. Some of us have the power to become grand masters; others, not so much. But we all have the power to learn.

I’d love to hear from you – here in the comments or if you’d prefer to respond in private, then I urge you to pull out that journal you bought (or that was bought for you and you had not up until now determined what the hell to do with it) and scribble your thoughts. (Yes, people do really still use pens and pencils, those wonderfuly archaic tools I adore so much.)

I’ll check back with you later in the week with my own personal thoughts while you and your heart think on this week’s posed question.

Cheers to finding that daily spark in your life!


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