Thursday, March 25, 2010
Highlights from Me, Myself and I, Dr. Robin Smith
Photography by Sarah Davenport
Dr. Robin graced the stage looking smart in her velvet pant suit. She's known as a best selling author, ordained minister, keynote speaker, licensed psychologist and t.v. personlaity,
Robin shared some funny and intimate information about her family and her own life. She has some strong, healthy, vibrant, and opinionated women in her family. Mom is 88-years young, auntie-90, and grandmother is 106!
ME, Myself and I, was about "being committed to the truth." She feels, often we try and dress up our problems, but "the truth will set us free."
Another strong point she made is that we are each on our own journey, and we have to be careful of "identity theft." That is taking on someone else's identity instead of being true to ourselves.
She asked the audience to try and "find out who we really are." Ask your kids, your sister, your husband this question "What is it like living with you?" She called this "compassionate accountability." How do people see you?
She asked, who owns you? Do you loose your energy, joy, or spirit from bad encounters?
Figuring out what really matters in life is key. We can all learn from each other, but we need to wear our own clothes and be authentic. Our job is to go home and become more aware of who we are.
During the question/answer portion of the night, Dr. Robin was asked "How do you nourish your faith?"
Her response included; tell the truth when your exhausted and need help, faith is not only strengthened by God, but buy human angels(friends and family), and you don't have to have all the answers. Every day is new.
"What would you do if you were brave. Would you work on your marriage, stay in a job, change a job, decide to apologize to someone, or dance?"
With that said, Robin danced out into the audience wishing everyone to make the choice in life "to dance!"
Visit Dr. Robin Smith's Website for more inspiration, bio info, best selling books, and upcoming events.