Collective Breath – Episode 25 – 12/27/20 – Transcript


Week of Sunday, December 27th, 2020

Starting at 11am

The year in Review and Resolution

Number of people attending Facebook (personal portion):

Number of people attending Zoom Meet (group portion):


“Please do not bring that foolishness into 2021.” Thank you Grammy Award winning Dionne Warwick for putting so succinctly, how so many of us feel. That now famous tweet by the artist is a billboard near Times Square. It is an appropriate and relevant sentiment given today’s topic of R&R: Review and Resolution

A transcript of this segment and each subsequent session will be posted (for anyone interested) at which is my main outlet for personal poetry and photography: Sideways Eight Projects.

Given that Disney just released ‘Soul’ on Christmas Day, I came across this quote which can be a gut check for everyone across this year particularly.

“Soul is about authenticity. Soul is about finding the things in your life that are real and pure.”

John Legend

Hello fantastic people! My name is Jesse James Ziegler. I am the current Poet in Residence for the Bruka Theatre of the Sierra in Reno, Nevada. I am an active poet, special event MC, principle photographer, special event series host, and now weekly wellness writing workshop host in collaboration with Spoken Views Collective of which I am also a Board Member.

This Weeks Writing Prompt:

This week’s Prompt : The Year in Review and Resolution

I want for this podcast style personal portion to contain information about famous writers and their quotes as well as, futuristically speaking, local guests to this program who help everyone involved gain a diversity of perspective and positively impact our individual process.

Quote(s) of the Week:(1)

“If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.”

–  Sheryl Sandberg

I’m hoping this sharing and vulnerability I’m demonstrating will encourage others who love creative writing as well to open up, by sharing from their innermost, related to the topic provided. I’m hoping we all gain perspective, compassion, hope, and discipline through such organized sharing.

Piece or Pieces of the Week: (1)

I Was Here

For further personal reading

Dionne Warwick

Quotes about 2020

Wake Us up When 2020 Ends! 50 Quotes That Sum up How Everyone Feels About the Past Year

The Strangest Leap Year

Brian Tracy Blog

Next Week’s Writing Prompt:

Which will also be posted across Collective Breath and Bruka Theatre’s social media platforms: the Prompt comes to us via Brian Tracy in the suggested reading which is to answer the following question…

I want you to ask yourself this…

“If this was the best year of my life, what would have to happen?”

Closing Sentiments and an Invitation

That’s it for my personal portion. If this is where you get off this train of thought, because you checked in to listen, thank you for tuning in and absorbing. I appreciate your time and consideration. If you are here for the Weekly Wellness Writing Workshop group portion via Zoom Meeting, please transition to that application now using the link provided in the details/description section of the ‘Collective Breath’ Bruka Theatre Facebook Event Page. The link is also in the bio section of the Collective Breath Instagram page @biggestlittlecollectivebreath

Keep writing. Keep your heart open and your mind aware. Keep coming back for more. Keep going. Keep giving. Keep doing. Keep daring to believe in a better way of living. Keep loving and creating. Keep each other safe and sound. Keep it real, and keep the faith. I love you. Goodbye for now.






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