Wednesday, May 19, 2010


"Tid Bits of Gold" - a blogger's beginning! Now serving to archive Sharon Corsaro's writings from 2008 and 2009, this site contains many sample works and many many "tid bits of gold" in articles by Sharon that share new ideas, thoughts to ponder and more.

New Blog in Formation!

While "Tid Bits of Gold" was a writer's muse --> a place to "put the work" of frequent writing --> now, the writer has grown! Yearning for a new canvas... a new format to work within... now, a new writing space is in development... coming soon to share new energy, fresh perspective, new focus and purpose!

Please stay tuned and join the following or just come back to get the news! And in the meantime, have a browse to see what's come forth from Sharon Corsaro and "Tid Bits of Gold!"

Sharon Corsaro is a creative coach, writer and creative facilitator who's mastered the process of "doing change, creatively" and aims to empower others in doing the same! Having spent recent time writing about her work, soon she will share her creative tools in a first book - coming out, any moment! Follow this blog to get the news... or follow Sharon on Twitter or Facebook ~ and visit to learn more.

Monday, August 17, 2009


Somewhere along the way, I saw a tiny clip of what I now know is the wonderful short film "Validation." I never knew there was a full story to that clip, until just the other day when I received a very simple and lovely tweet from @WarrenWhitlock. It said: "@growinggold Love you back. You are so much like"

So curious... I had to watch. By the end, I was crying with joy!

Such an easy statement sent in response to a very simple tweet I had posted to express my gratitude... And now, I was on cloud nine!

After watching "Validation," I was incredibly moved and honored to be compared to it, as funny as that may sound! Even more funny, I never even realized how much I completely do it all the time - until now! So, thank you Warren Whitlock for sharing your grace and lovely presence, to shine a light for me!

If you have just a few minutes, I highly recommend watching "Validation" right here online. It'll make you laugh... maybe cry... and most of all, it might make you smile with its simple and very sweet message!

Share a compliment and make someone smile! As I would call it, help grow someone else's gold, because you can! It's so easy and SO helpful to us all... to help our world shine a little more, smile a little more and feel good a little more ~ just because!

Sending warm wishes round the globe, as I sincerely hope I am "growing gold" every step of the way.

Sharon L. Corsaro online at

Sharon Corsaro is a writer, creative coach and creative facilitator devoted to "growing gold, from the inside out." Here on Tid Bits of Gold, Sharon shares morsels of gold found in everyday life, to shine a light more clearly on the positive potentials we all hold. She has been working on her first book to reveal her secrets for "doing change, creatively" with plans to share this information far and wide, very soon. Please follow this blog to stay tuned in!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Found Money

I just stumbled on an update I posted to a social network nearly a year ago... and it's so juicy, I just have to share the story here, for it is such a great morsel of gold that many can appreciate!

One day early last October, I had just come off the phone with my little brother to say Happy Birthday to my one-year-old niece. It was a great connect with really good energy, because I really miss and love my little brother and I completely adore his new little daughter... Well, the timing of our talk was such that it was right when my brother's small little town in the mountains of Eastern California was all over the national news about a plane wreckage that had been discovered in the mountains there.

So as we talked, I mentioned the news and asked about all the hubbub going on in his little town. That's when I learned that my brother, who lives in Mammoth Lakes, Calif., is friends with the hiker who had earlier that week, literally stumbled upon some money in the woods - money that was later determined to have belonged to a very wealthy and famous pilot who had disappeared a full year prior.

When my brother shared that he knew the hiker who'd made the discovery, he told me, he's a really humble guy who worked at a local sporting goods store and had just been out hiking around off trail when he stumbled on the discovery. And that's when he told me that the guy had been awarded a very handsome reward for turning-in the thousand dollar bills he'd found strewn across the mountain side... I sort of gasped at this news, and then we both said... "Wow, so that guy just became a millionaire - by walking in the woods! What do ya know 'bout that?!".... We really got it... and with a huge laugh and jubilant recognition, we were so happy to revel in knowing his friend's extremely good fortune.

And I said... so, guess the moral is... just keep doing what you know is right... and before long, good things happen... just because!


I really love coming across this story today, because it is such a rich example (pardon the pun!) ... and a great morsel of gold from everyday life!

It gives me such a hopeful feeling to know things like this happen! To me... knowing good examples of what is possible is so important because the idea gets planted in us that we could have this kind of good fortune too! Because... Why NOT?!

This hiker was a really humble guy... when he made the find, it was mostly just money laying on the ground - many thousand dollar bills and a hardly distinguishable torn piece of paper. He was a pretty humble guy for whom I'm sure $100 would have been awesome "found money"... not to mention what many $1000's would be! So, he could have just kept the money, as I'm sure it might have easily seemed "left without a trace" to any owner... but after considering the situation, he thought he'd better notify authorities, for after all, it was a bit strange to find that kind of money laying around out in the woods.

Lo and behold, it was quickly determined that this hiker's find was the missing clue for a plane that had disappeared a full year prior, for which all search efforts had failed. The money he'd found apparently belonged to the famous pilot who had been lost "somewhere in the Sierra."

So it was a miracle really... the hiker notified authorities, turned in the money and that was that...

But then... the story came full circle, the hiker was eventually given a $1 million award by the family of the pilot! Wow! That had to have been an enormous shock - and a huge jackpot for him!

So, he did the right thing, gave up the money he'd found which was probably hard to part with, but he ended up getting back an enormously more substantial amount... not to mention the whole "rest of the story" that unfolded in bringing closure to an unsolved mystery for the pilot's family and all others concerned! And all of that... "for just walking in the woods" ~ Amazing!

So, good things do happen... often when least expected... and just because!

Here's to holding hope, and knowing, treasures behold... it all comes around in the end! ~

by Sharon L. Corsaro, online at

Sharon Corsaro is a writer, creative coach and freelance consultant. She shares morsels of gold found in everyday life and our world, through her writings and Creative Coaching practice where she empowers others with tools for "doing change, creatively" ~ in life, business, community and more. To learn more about Sharon, please visit ~ and follow this blog to catch more stories, pouring!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Sharon gets Published at Zen Moments

Isn't it interesting when a story just keeps on going...

I shared a personal experience on my blog a few months ago. And recently it was discovered by the website They wrote to me asking if they could share it... and now I understand why!

My story was about an article I had received via email, that also happened to link back to the zenmoments website. However, the intrigue is that the story I later learned was pretty viral and famous across the web, was also very personal to You see, they were the folks who connected the dots to track down the missing author of what was then an anonymous story circulating thousands of times across emails and blogs... about a "Cab Ride." Zenmoments was so curious and taken by the story that through a very diligent effort, they found the author Kent Nerburn, and published his piece on their website with the author's permission... the first to find, honor and recognize the author of the now famous story "The Cab Ride I'll Never Forget."

Well, sometime much later, I came along and had my own very personal and moving experience with "The Cab Ride" story and its author. I shared my own story on this blog, about how the piece hit me and my life at a very pivotal time. Well, months after sharing my own story, surfaced in my life too, and they wanted to publish my story too! So the great news is, now they have!

I share with you now that my piece called "Reflections on The Cab Ride" is now published at - right here. The article appeared here on Tid Bits of Gold first, back in April 2009 - and now, I am honored to say, it is being shared again, at

You can find my first posting of "Reflections on The Cab Ride" right here on the Tid Bits of Gold blog, and if you like it, I would love to hear your thoughts with a comment at either the zenmoments site or here at TidBitsofGold.

And remember... zen moments are real... happening all the time! So be sure to keep an eye out... you don't want to miss 'em!

by Sharon L. Corsaro online at

Sharon Corsaro is a writer, creative coach and freelance consultant. She took an extended sabbitcal this year to write her first book, and is now preparing to launch a new website that will share her teachings and content more fluidly. She shares tools for "doing change, creatively" through her creative coaching practice, and she writes about the stories that unfold, as morsels of gold found in every day life, work and play. Find more from Sharon Corsaro at and be sure to follow this blog, to catch more stories!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


in the moments I have left...
I must shine this light upon us, my dear, upon us, so clear...

in the moments I have left...
I must shed this light upon us, so clear, upon us, my dear, upon us... oh so clear

in the moments we have left,
we must shine this light upon us my dear, upon us so clear, upon us, oh my dear...

in the moments we have left,
we must call the light upon us my dear, upon us so clear, upon us, oh my dear...

in the moments I have left,
I must feel this light upon us, oh clear, upon us oh so dear, upon us... oh my dear...

in the moments we have left...
in the moments that are here...
in the moments we have now...

we must call... the light to share...
we must call... the light to bare...

we must call... the light... call the light... call this light... tonight.

in the moments we have left...
we must call upon the highest, my love, the highest, my love, the highest...
we must call the light to be...
we must call the light, to see...

we must call... the light...

call the light...

the light...

by Sharon L. Corsaro online at

Sharon Corsaro is a writer, creative coach, freelance consultant... and periodic creative song creator! At times of stillness, living song comes pouring through Sharon as natural human instrument, where words, melody and more come forth - on the spot. While professionally focused at present, on writing and creative coaching... Sharon's truest art, is shared through her voice. A rich spirit with melody and words came forth on this evening, repeating the words from above... To learn more about Sharon's voice and vocalArt, please visit or

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

All about Coaching: Catch the Interview!

[Catch the Archived Interview - click here to listen NOW!]

What is Coaching?

We hear it all the time, "I'm a health coach, or I'm a business coach, or I'm a writing coach..." Well, there are SO many different types and styles of coaching... you really have to dig a little deeper, to find more.

What do Coaches really do... And why would someone want a Coach?

Well these are the questions that hit Kimyon Zari, creator of The Diamonaire Living Lifestyles Show on Blog Talk Radio, when she decided to host a panel of Coaches to get some answers for her listeners. And your's truly... Sharon Corsaro, Creative Coach extraordinaire... was one of the first to line-up. Quickly running from idea to fruition, Zari has assembled an excellent group of Coaches for a show that is sure to knock your socks off, with all you want to know about Coaching!

"A Coaching Forum," streaming live from the web Thurs night, July 30 from 5 to 6:30 pm Pacific Time (8 to 9:30 pm Eastern Time), promises to reveal a wide variance of opinions and styles from a great line up of Coaches. Sharing expertise and styles that range from personal to business, creative and more, the show should be hopping with variety and fun!

Answering questions like "what is coaching," "how can coaching help clients" and "how has coaching helped YOU," Zari aims to stretch the gamet for 90 minutes of lively discussion - and a great opportunity for listeners to get a lot of information without putting themselves "on the line." Yet, as time allows, the panel will take questions from listeners, as individuals call in their personal queries too.

You won't want to miss this one... you can catch it from anywhere you're able to log online, and here's the skinny for how to:

The Diamonaire Living Lifestyles Show, hosted by the Kimyon Zari (@TheDiamondCoach) on Blog Talk Radio, airs Thurs., July 30 at 5 pm Pacific Time, 8 pm Eastern Time. Interviewing a panel of Coaches with a wide range of styles, Zari aims to get down to brass tacks - All About Coaching!

The show can be heard over the web - Just log onto the webpage and click the player box found just to the right of the host's picture:

Hosted by Kimyon Zari, @TheDiamondCoach,
eatured guests include:

Michelle Casto, @brightmichelle
Anita Charlot, @anitacharlot
Sharon Corsaro, @growinggold
Charles Major, @iamamogul
Bahiyah Shabazz, @shabazzmgmtgrp

We'd love to hear your thoughts LIVE... but if you have to miss the live show, a recording should be available online... Find a recorded version of the archived show right here!

by Sharon L. Corsaro, online at

Sharon Corsaro is a writer, creative coach and freelance consultant empowering the principles of "doing change" creatively! She shares wisdom unearthed from years of navigating the process of change and creative development, through her writings and coaching. Offering Creative Coaching in bite-sized consultations by phone, Sharon shares a highly flexible format that allows clients to seek her help "just 30 minutes at a time" when needed... Just one session can be the catalyst for clarity that lands all pieces into place, or ongoing periodic support, for a business project or life change could be in order too. It's the growing gold philosophy that drives Sharon's passion for "growing gold, from the inside out".... where clarity is her gift, and mobilizing us all forward, is her path!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

What about Clarity?

Did you ever feel like you needed to bounce your ideas around with someone... you know, the classic "sounding" board?

Have you found that when you need that, it sort of doesn't matter that the person on the other side knows all your details or even understand the dilemma... because what matters most is that you have a place to "sort out the pieces" - get things out of your head and into an "open space" to let it all shake out, and breath?

Well, this is the premise on which Creative Coaching stands. You see, what I've found through the course of helping myself and others over the years is that "sounding off," you could say, is extremely important. Sorting out the pieces of what we're dealing with at any given time does an amazing service for the forward motion of the greater creative process - for whatever you are creating, doing or changing, at any given time.

"Sounding off," as I say, is a process of putting ideas outside of oneself and into the air where they can be felt, heard and conceptualized more clearly than when they were crammed up inside us, bouncing around in our heads instead. Often, just hearing yourself speak an idea aloud can be enough to know that the idea is on track, or not. Or, give you enough clarity to realize, "no, that doesn't sound right at all" and quickly come to realize what does sound right.

So, take this "sounding board" concept... add a big dose of deep compassion, plus some very clear vision, and you have the formula for some very valuable assistance, delivered in the form of Creative Coaching.

Coaching can offer many things... and these days, what I've found is that many times we have the answers, we just don't know it. And so, we simply need clarity, to move forward. We need help sorting out the pieces - in order to move the pieces - forward. I know I need this when my "creating" process gets jammed up - and I know others need it too! And that's why I have reformulated my Creative Coaching service to make it... dare I say, a bit more clear! Clarity is what I bring to the table... not just my own clarity, but the clarity I hold and embody has a way of waking up clarity in others - and that's what matters to you.

So truth be told... I offer "clarity" Coaching! Creative Coaching that farms "clarity" from inside you. I offer this service over the phone in easy to digest, bite-sized consultations that provide just enough help to move things along. We do more or less, as your needs and personal or project situations require... And it's very easy. Teams can be part of the process, or just one individual. It's very simple.

Most importantly, it is clear. Very clear. When you're taking steps to get somewhere new - creating something you've not done before - or changing something old... Clarity is critical. Clarity helps you see what you need now, and in so, helps you move forward toward your next step!

So, are you having trouble seeing through the clutter in your life, project or situation? Answers come far easier when you sort out the pieces! I invite you to taste a session or two... it might be the very thing that's been missing, for you!

Sharon Corsaro's Creative Coaching is available in 30 minute sessions delivered by phone or Skype. Ask and you shall receive - It all starts with a simple email request from you. Get more details on Creative Coaching & Consulting here or just shoot off an email to growinggold (at) yahoo (dot) com.

Here's to life unfolding with incredible ease, great vision, and crystal clarity, for you!

by Sharon L. Corsaro, online at

Sharon Corsaro is a writer, creative coach and freelance consultant empowering the principles of "doing change, creatively!" She shares wisdom unearthed from years of navigating the process of change and creative development, through her writings and coaching. Offering Creative Coaching in bite-sized consultations by phone, Sharon shares a highly flexible format that allows clients to seek her help "just 30 minutes at a time" when needed... Just one session can be the catalyst that lands all pieces into place, or ongoing periodic support for a business project or life change could be in order too. Sharon is passionate for "growing gold, from the inside out".... where clarity is her gift, and mobilizing us all forward, is her path!