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True stories that embrace the unknown.

I began Fleeting Connections as a blog in 2015 - a chance for to share the fleeting, powerful moments I experienced with strangers throughout New York City.  And so it began as a moment, delivered weekly, founded in the belief that through sharing our stories, we gain a greater understanding of our lives and this world.

Since 2015, my interests expanded beyond appreciating the small, beautiful moments to exploring how these moments connect to one another and produce synchronicity in our lives.

Fleeting Connections is dedicated to honoring stories of synchronicity through the art of magical memoir - true stories, grounded in experience, that allow for the inexplicable. From bizarre coincidences, random meetings, and serendipitous discoveries to the sensory experiences that just can't quite be explained, magical memoir doesn't try to explain it or explain it away.  It simply lets our experience rest in all of its beauty and uncertainty.

The stories here are mine, and they are all true - a collection of personal experiences that humble and excite me.

The services and events are for you - experiences designed to shift your perspective and guide you toward your truth, shaking you from rigid thought patterns, and opening you to the power of your own stories.

So go ahead, explore, read, share, join, and remember, as the late, great David Foster Wallace said, "The only thing that's capital-T True is that you get to decide how you're going to try to see it."


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EMBRACE THE UNKNOWN

Sign up for new, true stories about living life in the unknown. Head-scratching, heart-opening synchronicities and oddities ensue. You'll also receive a coupon for 10% off one FC Service.


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THE FIRST STORIES

These first stories, written from 2015-2016, are where Fleeting Connections all began. From the cab driver who comped my ride to the stranger who passed me a note to the poet who typed quickly for cash.  These stories honor the small, beautiful moments and the humanity in everyone. Click on one of the images below to read the first stories.


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FC RECOMMENDED STORIES

These are the magical memoir moments that have inspired me and reminded me that this world is large and largely unknown and that I am not alone. These true stories have already traveled through the eyes and ears of millions of people. If you aren't one of them, add these to your list:

The Red Notebook
by Paul Auster

This collection of short stories from Paul Auster's life - stories he tracked in his red notebook - is 72 pages of pure truth.  Nothing more. Nothing less.  Just what happened.

Big Magic
by Elizabeth Gilbert

Here, Elizabeth Gilbert details her own curious experience with creative endeavors and shares the true stories of many others as they reached into the unknown to create something that never before existed.

Eat, Pray, Love
by Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert's rocketship of a book took on a life of its own and became many things to many people, but what it is - without question - is a daring adventure in truth telling.  She shares her spiritual exploration and doesn't hold back, even when so-called common sense may have asked her to do just that.



My Stroke of Insight
by Jill Bolte Taylor

In this TED talk, neuroscientist Jill Bolte Taylor shares her incredible experience upon having a sudden, traumatic stroke.  The incident allowed her to temporarily experience life through just half of her brain.  This powerfully shifted her experience of reality and forever transformed how she sees the world, and the world she saw?  It's beautiful. 


No Coincidence, No Story!
by This American Life

This podcast episode is dedicated to coincidence stories, and when This American Life requested submissions, it received over 1,300! This final collection of stories from various voices will leave you wondering if coincidence alone can truly explain these bizarre experiences.


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