August’s Book To Live By

This month’s Books To Live By selection highlights the topic of our membership Inner Circle for August: It’s Never Too Late to Pursue Your Passion: The Life of Peggy Freydberg, age 106, A conversation with award-winning producer Laurie David and acclaimed writing coach Nancy Aronie.

Our August selection is….

Poems from the Pond: 107 Years of Words and Wisdom, The Writings of Peggy Freydberg, Edited by Laurie David

I have never been so blown away by a collection of poems than I was by those of Peggy Freydberg. And I must say, I’m not normally one to pick up a poetry book.

But after reading Nancy Aronie’s moving foreword and inhaling Peggy’s first poem, “Chorus of Cells,” I was hooked.

The poems are hauntingly beautiful, and every single piece radiates the courage, insight and love that Peggy had for life.

And the way the book came to be is almost as remarkable as Peggy’s desire to start writing poetry at age 90.

While flipping through this stunning book, you’ll learn about Peggy’s life, read touching excerpts from her family members and discover why editor Laurie David was inspired to bring Peggy’s words to the world.

Poems from the Pond is a true masterpiece that speaks to women of all ages. And even if poetry isn’t usually your first reading choice, this collection is an absolute inspiration that belongs on every woman’s bookshelf!

Lots of love~

P.S. I look forward to hearing what your favorite poems are. Let me know in the comment section below!

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August’s Inner Circle Sneak Peek w/ Laurie David & Nancy Aronie

We’re back with sneak peek of what’s coming in your Women on Fire members’ care package for August.

This month we switched things up.

We went off book.

And we’re eager to see if you love it as much as we do.

Can you imagine the magic of an Academy Award-winning producer, one of the best writing coaches in the country and the founder of Women on Fire sitting down together for lunch?

Oh, to be a fly on that wall!

Well, in August, you CAN be that fly… if you want.

Now see yourself sharing in the insight and joy of these three brilliant women as they discuss and reflect upon another inspirational life, that of Peggy Freydberg, the celebrated poet who died last year at 107 years of age.

If you’re not yet part of our membership inner circle, please be our guest and listen in today for free to a clip of Debbie’s conversation with award-winning producer Laurie David and writing coach and author Nancy Aronie.

Laurie and Nancy brought Peggy’s extraordinary work to a wider audience in their new book, Poems from the Pond.

Press PLAY for a quick (2:20) audio clip of this off-the-charts inspiring lunch date.

Join these three at the table this August to discover:

  • Why your creativity has no age limit
  • How to follow your passion … even if you feel like it’s too late
  • The rare wisdom of a 107-year-old woman
  • How Nancy and Laurie joined forces to bring Peggy’s poems to the world

All that, PLUS we’ve included a choice selection of Peggy’s poems AND the mouth-watering recipes they enjoyed at lunch, all fromLaurie’s cookbook.

If you are already a member of our Women on Fire inner circle, enjoy this tasty preview of what’s already coming to you early in August!

If you aren’t yet a member and want to receive this electrifying Women on Fire exclusive, make sure to join us today!

You have until Friday, July 31. Less than 24 hours left to register in time!

This just might be our favorite interview Debbie has ever recorded, and we’ve been lucky enough to hear the whole thing.

Trust us, you don’t want to miss this. 🙂


The Women on Fire team

P.S. We’re already gearing up for September’s Live Master Class and Chat for members with Debbie on September 15 at 8:00 p.m. EST. She’s going to give you all the tips and tools you need to end your year strong.

If you’ve lost speed this summer and want to gain momentum for the fall, make sure to tune in!

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