To embark on “A Fresh Approach to Life is to choose to open new doors and walk on — perhaps even blaze — new trails.  But such adventures need not be undertaken without maps.  Inspired We Rise has created “aerial overviews” — wide-angle “global” perspectives — that depict major features of the terrain identifying paths marked with significant “Smilestones” along the way.  Using these landmarks, it’s up to each of us to find our unique way to fully express and share ourselves fully — and find the Happiness, Fulfillment, and Well-Being that we are seeking — both individually and collectively!



SEVEN PORTALS serve as openings to the grand adventures of Inspired We Rise. Think of them as random entry points — step through them in any sequence at any time (according to your interest and need).  Just know they are not “one-stop shops” — each one of them are multi-dimensional, offering a variety of helpful ideas and resources to take you to the next step!

CONNECTION — Relationships leading to a deeper sense of belonging, validation, and self-esteem.

CLARITY — Strengthen personal identity to realize more safety, security, and peace-of-mind.

CONFIDENCE — Feel inspired and empowered as you explore “The Playground for the Possible”!

COURAGE — Get into action, stepping our boldly in the direction of your dreams.

COMMUNITY — Leverage your ideas in collaboration with others, giving and receiving in mutually supportive ways.

LIVING TA-DA TODAY! — Achieve your fondest dreams by harmonizing your personal truth with your actions.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE — See yourself in the “Big Picture of Life”, being guided to serve in impactful ways!

Just Imagine!

A Fresh Approach To Life” calls us to look at ourselves and the world in new a different ways.  It is about connecting with ideas and then translating them into visions and goals by using our Power of Imagination.

John Lennon’s famous anthem “Imagine” is itself a powerful expression of this process. He and Yoko Ono “partnered” with the idea of a new way for the world and then expressed it lyrically.

This video of his song engages us at multiple levels — not only through our eyes and ears  but also through all the dimensions of our being — physically, emotionally, mentally, socially, and spiritfully.  Let’s join them as we envision a world that works better for all — and then do that which is ours to do!



 “The place you are called to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.”  

~ Frederick Breuchner [Originally published in Wishful Thinking]

For over forty years, Richard Bolles published new editions of his best-selling book What Color Is Your Parachute.  For many of us, it served as an invaluable guide for helping us find meaning in our lives through our work.

In each edition, Bolles included the Beuchner’s quote about vocational intersection. It was a gentle, but powerful, reminder about finding a “sweet spot” for our life through what we do.

The message is important as it is truly a “both … and…” approach.  We are called to both follow our heart’s  dream — to “LIVE OUR TA-DA TODAY” — and to bless the world at the same time — to “MAKE A DIFFERENCE”!

Marian Wright Edelman, the founder of the Children’s Defense Fund, puts this in a different perspective, one that is worth pondering:

“We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.”


Living TA-DA Today!

Making A Difference!


Here is a “Sneak Peek” at IWR’s 4-C’s”.  Note that each one includes seven elements (seven is a “magic number”, as metaphysically it represents “the completion of an individual”).  More importantly, each of the seven topics are opportunities to explore ways to develop increased levels of mindful awareness — about yourself and our world.

The presentation of these images* is offered here as a simple introduction.  We explore them at the next level of depth in one of our basic “Funshops” named (perhaps not surprisingly) “Portals and Pathways”.  It’s a “Fun, Fresh, and Fruitful” way to discover practical ways to enhance how you experience life!

[*Note: Right click on an image to view it in a separate tab and see the seven elements in each circle with greater clarity.]


Knowing ourselves, we are centered on who we are, how we relate to the world, and what matters most to us. Integrating Learning from our own Experiences, Knowledge of Traditions and Discoveries, and the Intuition of our heart’s inner Wisdom we develop an unshakeable sense of Personal Identity that brings us Safety, Security, and Peace-of-Mind —  we feel inspired & empowered!


Feeling Inspired and Empowered we step into the “Playground for the Possible”! There, we define  specifically What we want and How we’ll accomplish it. We identifywhat  Resources we need and become willing to take the necessary Action to achieve our goals. This is our powerful formula for success. We claim our good certain it will come to us with ease and delight! 


Our Relationships — with ourselves, others, the world, and ultimately the life-force of the Cosmos — are the glue that holds everything together. As we become more fully connected,  we realize a sense of belonging, validation, and self-esteem. These affirm both who we are and that what we do Makes a Positive Difference for ourselves and the world as a whole.


To realize our dreams, act we must!  We are called to be Daring — taking Prudent Risks by invoking Inner Powers with great determination and gusto. Overcoming doubts and hesitancy, we Step Boldly in the Direction of Our Dreams! Our call is to “Go to the edge of the light that we can see and take one more step — trusting we will be given solid ground to land on or wings to fly.”


Coming together in mutually supportive gatherings, we discover new possibilities by sharing, collaborating, and partnering with like-minded, like-hearted people who share our vision, interests and values.  This leverages everyone’s ideas — expanding their breadth, depth, and reach. We affirm that cooperation is the energizing force of personal and collective transformation.


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This platform features all the tools and formats needed to create a dynamic, interactive, and highly engaging community experience.

Best of all it is a private community for the exclusive use of IWR’s members — without intrusion by others or the distractions of ads and solicitations.

This gives us the freedom and uninterrupted privacy for open, honest,  and safe dialogues to share our common interests on the Inspired We Rise journey.

We are a self-organizing learning community. Your presence will make a big difference!


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