Amy Lynn Andrews - great blogging teacher
Michele Connolly – Michele inspires and motivates at Get Organized Wizard
Betsy & Shaun Cleary – Friends in real life who have an amazing marriage, family life & generous heart for others
Carly Fleischmann - My hero, a teenage girl with severe autism her whole life who found a remarkable way to communicate and surprised everyone with her high degree of intelligence. Amazing story, watch: Carly’s Story
Friends & Family - who collectively gather here to keep updated on me. They supported me through my bone marrow transplant with cards, visits, blood and platelet donations, gifts of money, meals and most of all prayer. I’m forever grateful! Truly an inspiring community!
Dana Goldstein – a colleague and co-pioneer in northern CA who has a real heart for young children
Chris Guillebeau – author of the Art of Non-Conformity challenges us to live a remarkable life
Gordon Laing – hard-working & brilliant, Gordon brings you the best tips for learning or improving your DSLR photography techniques.
Holly Lisle – very successful self-taught author who is helping others do the same
Britt Merrick - pastor of Reality Church Carpinteria and Santa Barbara – you can listen to his powerful sermons at this link to the Reality website. He also writes a blog there.
Beth Moore – amazingly gifted teacher of God’s Word (find a great video-based Bible study near you!), founder of Living Proof Ministries
Dave Peters – long-time friend and videographer along with his equally brilliant wife, Kathi, bring global stories to life to inspire, educate, challenge & bless you!
Trey Ratcliff - created the life of his dreams and is also my inspiration to do more photography as art
Christina Pilkington - blogger at Interest-Led Learning
Sally Clarkson – parenting author who blogs at I Take Joy
Tammy Takahashi - author of Deschooling Gently, blogs at Just Enough and Nothing More
Monica and Clark Vandeventer - friends in real life who gave up the rat race to create the life of their dreams
Naomi Van Wyk – founder of Believing Women, proud to call her a friend and spiritual mentor
Norm Wakefield – Norm gives a great visual picture of God’s relationship to Man.
Mariaemma Willis - co-founder of Learning Success Institute, author and my mentor
More Inspiring Websites and Blogs:
Digital Photography School - inspiring you to get out and take more photos! (can you tell I’m a photog buff!?)
Photojojo - inspiring projects with your photos!
Pinterest - inspiring ideas with digital inspiration boards
Salman Khan - inspiring learning (listen to Salman Khan on Ted.com above)
Slim Paley - inspiring blog — beauty & zest of life
Ted.com - inspiring talks
Albert Einstein, who said, “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
Arthur Levine, President, Teachers College, Columbia University described the future well, “We are heading to an era in which schooling will change profoundly. The teacher will not be the talking head at the front of the classroom but the expert in students’ learning styles, the educational equivalent of a medical doctor. Children will no longer be grouped by age. Each student will advance at his or her own pace… through individualized tutorials.” (This is very similar to what I am doing with my clients and my kids. The future is now and Levine wrote this about ten years ago! –Krista)
Ralph Waldo Emerson, “To help the young soul, to add energy, inspire hope, and blow the coals into a useful flame; to redeem defeat by new thought and firm action, this, though not easy, is the work of divine man.”
Last, but certainly NOT least is: God through the saving grace of Jesus Christ, His written Word and through nature and his interactions with my spirit, as well as profound answers to prayer.