In this photo, Sarah Gish is the one who’s not Beyonce. Gish is in PR, in Houston, but her bigger mission is helping others connect—to themselves, to their passion, to others. On her Web site, there is a video of a PBS “Living Art Show” interview of Gish that is classically lo-fi: the show’s set resembles a poorly lit dentist office lobby, and in the course of the interview, the footage they cut to, of ordinary people in unglamorous settings, is so dull and unapologetically grounded in reality as to be almost fascinating in its boringness. And yet… the total effect of all of the above is bracing and strangely life-affirming. The show host has an appealing “I don’t fall for any bullshit” edge, but she seems to like Sarah Gish, and here’s why: with simple but brilliant observations, Gish lays out all the keys to having a rich, satisfying life. She is so earnest and wise, I’d trust the woman with my life. And actually, you can—you can pay her to ignite your life. She leads bi-monthly “What’s Your Purpose?” workshops and an ongoing “Follow Your Heart Transformation Circle” for women. But look, if you click on the video and you don’t respond to what she’s saying, maybe you need to eat some protein. Go make an egg, then try again. Hit the “play” arrow and let Gish tell you how to set your life on fire, in a good way.
(Photo credit: Janis Scott)