Friday, May 13, 2011

Janet Oberholtzer, Interview #137

Name: Janet Oberholtzer
Where you live: Mohnton, PA
What you do as a vocation or avocation? Writer, speaker and I blog at
Your two favorite books: I'm an avid reader, so this is a tough question ... but two that have impacted me over the past few years are Born to Run by
 Christopher McDougall and Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard
Your two favorite songsYou Raise Me Up by Josh Groban and Firework by Katy Perry
Why you are interested in spirituality? It's been an interest as long as I can remember. As a child, I'd lie in the grass studying the stars wondering if there really was a God and if so, what the connection is between the divine and humanity.
Your favorite quote: Again, how can I pick one? I love quotes! But the one that has kept me going over the past few years after receiving horrific injuries in an accident is "Do what you can, where you are, with what you have." Theodore Roosevelt. By doing that, I've recovered much better than expected ... doctors weren't sure if I would ever walk again and recently I've completed a half-marathon.
Your favorite web sites: For a laugh: To make me think:
Your hero? Right now - Dean Karnazes, he recently completed a Run Across America in 75 days. 
A spiritual lesson you hope to learn? How to live fully alive as me ... not as someone that I think others want me to be.
A place in the world where you feel spiritually "connected?"
Outside in nature ... either being still or going for a run.

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