Posts Tagged ‘inciting incidents’

SO excited to share with you all the movie trailer for Inciting Incidents!

I love the that we, as authors, were given a chance to speak about our chapters and the heart’s behind this book.

Having watched the video, I have even more respect and admiration for my fellow authors.

This video captures the essence of what the book, Inciting Incidents is about.


I absolutely recommend getting a copy!

Click here to buy!


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I am SO excited for STORY Chicago this week. It starts TODAY!

I have never been to STORY, but it has been on my conference bucket list for a while!

STORY is a two-day conference for creatives in downtown Chicago. The event features presenters from a variety of creative fields, including artists, filmmakers, musicians, authors, innovators and designers, among others. Our goal is to fuel the creative class through inspiring performances and insightful presentations.

My heart is so ready to be around dreamers and creatives. My dry bones are ready for inspiring conversations and new friendships. I am also excited about a change of scenery, even if it’s just for a few days.

STORY is also sponsoring Inciting Incidents, the new book I am a contributing author for!

If you will be at the conference, don’t miss our live Q & A panel, Thursday September 20th, 10:15 am in the Conversational Pit Area. 

If you are at the conference, I would LOVE to meet you!!

Shoot me a tweet @traceeperiko!

If you are interested in learning more about the book, go HERE!

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“There is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

– Winnie the Pooh

We all have circumstances that we are facing. We are fighting battles that seem to take every ounce of energy we’ve got.

All circumstances affect our lives. Some we walk ourselves into, and some receive no invitation at all.

There are some circumstances that we can move through with ease – lasting a moment. However, there are some that take a lifetime to heal through.

Our lives take dealing with. It seems a bit like playing a hand of poker. We are all dealt a few cards, some we can trade in for new ones, but inevitably we have to learn how to play with the hand we hold.

Every hand challenges our survival skills, character, reasoning, functioning, and faith.

About fifteen years ago, I felt like I was dealt the cards of tragedy. I went from a “normal” home that had routines, vacations, and rules to one of brokenness and divorce. My world shattered through the confessed words of my father’s affair.

I no longer knew words like stable or security. Our social status changed as a family. I learned how to function in the word “apart” more than “together.”

What do you with the cards in your hand that hold the full house of grief?

What do you do when your life is forever changed in ways you never asked for?

Grief is a lifelong process. It is not linear in nature. It has no timeline or warning. It is known and felt in every season of life. Grief only has a healer.

The truth about every circumstance is that we learn just what we are made of. Challenges bring out the deepest parts of our character in how we handle fear, insecurity, and doubt. BUT I promise that you will also learn that you are smarter, braver, and possess more strength then you imagined you had.

This week I am going to talk about glimpses of my life’s grieving process written in a book that I was a contributing author for.

Inciting Incidents just released this past week. I am so excited. I, along with six other authors, dive in depth into our own stories, unpacking our personal inciting incidents.

If you want to get your own copy and read more go HERE!

What circumstances are you facing right now?

How are you dealing with it?

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