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The Secret Weapon? Did ya say, Vision …

Every woman has a secret weapon. Right? How about a vision for living passionately?

You are:

  • Pushing yourself to grow in all aspects of your life
  • Moving past fears to accomplish
  • Reaching to develop your full potential
  • Striving to achieve the goals that impassion you

You are living passionately and looking for opportunities to engage with similar minded people.

You have come to the right place!

Doris Blanchet’s Living Passionately aspires to Educate, Entertain, Engage and Enrich. This blog strives to excite the senses with scoops, tips and comments from bloggers, from you and from me — about living life at the end of our comfort zone.

Expect to be inspired and motivated to:

  • Live Passionately In Your Business
    Learn titillating tips and tricks about increasing your visibility and credibility online to avoid getting caught up in what everyone else is doing, as so eloquently put by Avinash Kaushik (a Google Analytics Evangelist):
    Social media can be like teen sex.
    Everyone wants to do it. Nobody knows how.
    When it’s finally done, there is surprise
    it’s not better.
  • Live Passionately In Your Community
  • A wave is sweeping the world like never before. People from all walks of life are giving back and helping others. Discover how making a difference to the lives who need it most can impassion you like never before.

  • Live Passionately In You
    Discover how to truly dance to the beat of your drum. What beat does it take? Tango, hip hop, salsa or is it reggae? Have you lost the tune that makes you tick? Sit back and explore the impassioned lives of entrepreneurs, both kids and adults, in tune with their step. Perhaps be touched by a path that is yours to uncover.

You are invited to join the conversation on this blog’s posts. Please feel free to contribute your thoughts, any questions, or ideas for further posts! Also, make sure to include a link to your blog so we can check it out.

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The Inspiration? Oprah? Black Eyed Peas?

Actually, this Black Eyed Peas’ I’ve Got a Feeling song did inspire my John Muir trek last summer. The audio, the video, the lyrics and images where all posts my Facebook friends endured the week before the trip take-off. But no, the Black Eyed Peas did not inspire this blog.

Oprah was apparently ranked by Forbes as #3 of the World’s Most Powerful Women for 2010. But no, Oprah did not inspire this blog either.

What did inspire this blog? Last November, a good friend of mine had me read his I am Happiest When vision. It wasn’t January 1st, but this knock on the window, along with Dean Karnazes’ We are all living in cages … bump in the head, inspired me to do the same.

Being the visual person that I am, I created a pyramid divided into two. The broad bottom base consists of three levels, and the pinnacled top portion consists of two levels. The broad bottom base depicts I Am Happiest When … thoughts that involve only me. In other words, if all I had was me in this world, I would be the happiest when? The pinnacled top portion depicts I Am Happiest When … thoughts that involve other people I surround myself with.

What inspired this blog is the pinnacled top of my pyramid

So, here we are. What better way to reach and engage with similar-minded people — but a blog!

The Plan Stan?

The plan is to follow some general good blogging rules of attraction out there. In particular:

  • The Enter key will attempt to trigger blog posts about two or three times per week.
  • Social media best practices suggest a 70:20:10 content breakdown. So:
    • Seventy percent of published content will be comprised of sharing industry information, tips about how to do something better, links to great blog posts or articles, or insight into national trends.
    • Twenty percent of published content will be comprised of answering questions you may have.
    • The remaining content will be about me being me.

Warning though. The heat of passion may just spur some posts in alternate directions, temporarily.

You ready? I am.



  1. That is one of my favourite videos. It gives me goosebumbs every time! Doris, I have to say that your passion for stretching your limits and pushing your boundaries can only be contagious!

  2. Well said!

    Passion is our spark …. That lights the fire in our Life!

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