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True Love Is…

A favourite question in our interviews with answers cut straight from the heart. 

Dolores O’Riordan- True love fills you with calm. Not doubts, deception and heartbreak – nor is it that fatal kind of love I sing about in ‘Linger’ because love does not hurt you.

Eddie Vedder- True love has got no ceiling.

Bruce Springsteen- Music. It centres me, gives me a sense of purpose, a sense of identity. Whenever I come home from playing I feel whole. 

Adam Cohen-  A state, a place, a noun a verb, the most beautiful word that you ever heard- A line from Hallelujah, Jesus and Buddha, love is a faded sign that you don’t see sometimes. 

Hozier-  Something tangible & real – to love someone as a human being

MAY- I believe that true love is honest, unwavering and immortal.

Marcus Foster- True Love is… Hard to find.

Caitlin Crosby- SERVICE. Selfless. Sacrifice

Brandon Malone- Loving someone right where their at, while inspiring one another to be more.

Ben Rothbard- Empowering the one you love.

Rayland Baxter- – True Love is… true Love is… a couple walking around their neighborhood after dinner hoLding hands and wanting nothing but each other… true Love is a huge fight… true Love is what the worLd and all her inhabitants are born with… its a feeLing that i cant expLain… its the most speciaL type of excitement.

Nicholas & the Pessimistics- When you would rather have a bad day with someone over a good day without them.

JP Maurice- For Lovers

Yamir- Understanding, trust, valuing one another, and passion.

Mick Evans- Anything you can’t give up.

Andrew Maxwell Morris- Knowing that you are safe and with someone who completes you in every way. Like a blanket but a very comfy one!

Dave Cheetham- Something everyone one deserves and no one should have to settle for less.

Devin Cuddy- Hard to find, but out there, its a journey not a destination.

Zane Carney- A choice that has become fearlessly unconditional.

Matt Costa- A bottle of Brandy and a good guitar.

Lenka- It’s everywhere. Just let it in.

Francesca Tamellini- Painful

David Newberry- Irresistable

Blue Sky Miners- A myth. Love is all around.

Poor Remy- “True love” now that we’re reading it seems kind of redundant. When you find truth, you find love. I think thats true with anything. Thats why love is so powerful, cause its true. 

Augustines- There are many kinds of love. A mother’s, a friends’, a lover, a wife’s, a brother’s.  True love?  Probably being connected with the life you are living, the actual life.  Not the life that is purchased or justified from the outside.

Griffin House- I honestly do not know.  That’s not a sexy answer, I know.  But it’s honest.  I should go look up “love” in the dictionary. That in and of it’s self would be an act of love, to me. Trying to find a proper definition is a great place to begin. I do know this.  I think I have had a bit of an incorrect definition of true love for most of my life. I think we look to other people to fill a big void in ourselves and we think that if we meet “the one” that we’ll feel happy forever and life will be wonderful.  But I don’t think that’s love, I think that is using another person to make yourself feel good.  The closest thing I could maybe venture to say is that true love is unconditional.

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Brett Waterman Brings Us A New Season of Restored

“Some of my fondest memories go back to my childhood in Oklahoma when I would drive with my Parents past a Dairy on the way to my Grandparents farm. Over my youth I remember watching it get more and more dilapidated and I would tell my Parents – ‘Someday I am going to buy that Dairy and Restore it.’ – It really stuck with me and that was where my passion for preservation really began.” – Brett Waterman

Restored on DIY Network heads into Season Two in Redlands, California.

It feels a privilege to be invited inside these hand picked Arts & Crafts homes, destined to be touched by Brett Waterman’s infectious enthusiasm. Trusting the expertise and intuition of this Preservationist, home owners are able to invest the best of the old with the new in their restoration projects.

Yes this Craftsman admits stripping paint really is a turn on – as it lights up his curiosity for all that is buried deep within. Brett brings viewers back to a time and place, when roots began to grow – inspiring all to appreciate what came before – and to reinforce the pillars of time. This working man feels most at peace with his hands in the earth, adding the finishing touches to the homes entrusted in his care.

Growing up my own Dad instilled in me to bring the best of yourself to whatever you do – and that is what inspires me most about Brett. Not only does he bring the ‘best of himself’ to what he does – he has the ability to make you fall in love with it too.

One of my favourite interviews to date.

There are loads of ‘renovation style’ shows to spend your time on – but Restored TV with Brett Waterman – is soon to be deemed a national treasure.

 Restored – Brett Waterman

Season Two Begins Wednesday January 10th

DIY Network

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She Believed She Could and So She Did – Szilvia Gogh

‘My Grandparents always told me – you know you should stay on the surface and watch those Jacque Cousteau movies, it’s much less dangerous than going under water. I thought I don’t want to watch other people’s movies – I want to make my own movie – star in my own movie – make my own life through my own experiences.’ 

 

At Fresh Independence we gravitate toward other ‘Women Strong’ – those who remain true to the voice inside –  that fuels their light to shine bright, in an all too often dark world.

Szilvia Gogh began to imprint on me while buying a piece of her jewelry for a heart on a soul fight. It said ‘never never never give up’ –
I didn’t know how inspirational her message would be in that moment.

Certified scuba instructor, youth mentor, inspirational jewelry designer, proud mother, loving wife and breast cancer survivor – all important pieces in her story. Accomplishments that pay true testament to her own hard work and perseverance.

‘I live by the idea that I once heard – that luck comes to those who stay busy while waiting. I believe in that. We’ve got to do it our selves.’

As women we all have growing pains unique to our journey – but that is what makes life truly amazing and ‘us’ so imperfectly who we are.

Lovely conversation – I hope you will enjoy learning more about this soulful beauty.

 

SZILVIA GOGH

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