A Peek Inside…Beautiful Writers Podcasts

A Peek InsideWant a deeper peek inside of many amazing authors’ mind?

Danielle LaPorte and Linda Siversten interview many different authors and that I have been amused and loved listening to.

They are free podcasts on iTunes called Beautiful Writers Podcast.  My favorite one so far has been the one they did with Elizabeth Gilbert the writer of Eat, Pray, Love and I loved the movie.  I’m hoping to read the book soon then read Big Magic.

I also want to get to Gretchen Rubin‘s interview because I have her book The Happiness Project.

The reason I like these interviews is because it gets into the life and the book of the author.  Makes the author feel like a normal human being instead of just these superstar amazing (which they are) authors.

It makes my dreams feel more accessible with some hard work and determination.



Quanisha A. McGruder

A Peek Inside…DLP

A Peek Inside

Want to a peek into a spiritual creative process? Danielle has been working hard on her new book, A Manifesto of Encouragement and decided to video her progress. I love reading her Facebook post and how she weaves her stories in for a big life lesson.

These videos are inspiring; I love watching them and being along on the journey.

You’re writing the book, not to hear yourself speak…you are here to serve and you need encouragement along the way, and encouragement comes from telling people what you’re up to and making announcements as to when things are going to real, then you just watch what happens, sh**s gonna to get real.

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Follow on Danielle LaPorte to get more on this creative spiritual process


A couple more hours before October Madness! Get ready!


Quanisha A. McGruder

Muse Warriors


I open my eyes and ears to people who know the value of hard work and positivity. I open myself up to those who spark creativity and acceptance of all parts of yourself.  I love opening my mind to others that inspire my creativity.

I’m gratefully filled with awesome people I choose to be around and others I choose to call my muses.  Here’s like four of the women I choose to focus my attention on and sink into their world.


  1. Kerli– of course, I’m sure in another blog I have talked about her a million and one times, and there will be a million more times, because I absolutely love her energy, music, videos, personality, and deep posts. She is one of my first creativity muse who is an awesome artist.

I.L.U, my blog signature, comes from her which means integrity, love, and unity as a mantra for her and embraced by her fans

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I relate and learn so much from her willingness to open up and embrace all sides of life.  She puts her heart, soul, and creativity in everything she makes and her songs that you feel whenever you hear them.ariel

  1. Ariel– I enjoy listening to songs from Icon for Hire and I love the messages in them. I also appreciate the time and effort she spends giving advice to others, spending time and also respect her work ethic.

Like Kerli she designs her own clothes and art, getting deep inside of her creativity that she shares with the world.   She has her own show called the REL Show that has great advice and tools to help you succeed in this crazy world.

  1. iiSuperwomanii– learned of her from a video and I love the hilarity of each of them. But more than that I respect her hustle and hard work she puts into everything.  The love and respect she has for everyone and how raw and vulnerable she can be.  I love watching her vlogs.

She is living her dreams and breaking down barriers and I love it!


  1. Danielle LaPorte– was introduced to her by Ariel and I can see why she recommended her. She inspires you to listen to your heart and soul and then get out there and accomplish your goals.  I bought her Desire Map book and am currently working my way through it.

Desire Map is a guide to creating goals with the soul:

Feeling good along the way doesn’t mean you don’t work your ass off to get what you want.  It means you joyously work your ass off….When you’re connected to the greater purpose of an intention-honoring the call of your heart, not just proving yourself- and there’s pleasure in the process, you can pull off some amazing feats.


I support each and every one of these brave, courageous and inspiring women and am so happy they choose to open themselves up in order to help, connect, and create.  I’ll never stop yearning to learn and to carve my world so that I may be able to live successfully and fulfill my dreams.

I hope to connect with others on a deeper level like these ladies have all done.


Quanisha A. McGruder