On Wings & Whimsy: Interactive Journal and Web-Series Episode 5

Erika Petrelli
Erika Petrelli

Portrait of a young man singing with closed eyes isolated on a white background

Welcome to Week Five of the six part Wings & Whimsy Webinar Series! (That is a mouthful).  I’m so, so glad you’re here. 


Last week we talked about “Ignition.”  This week… we’re going to “Howl.”


First up, here is a slightly-less-than-eight minute video to introduce the topic, and to tell you about the time I learned to “dance my way through.”  In it is an invitation for you to think about your own life mantra:



**In that intro video, I reference two Kid Snippets videos, which you can watch here (they still make me laugh just as hard, four years later):

“Salesman”:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsRk0TXYXuA

“Math Class”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdxEAt91D7k


Once you’ve digested all that, in video two (just under five minutes), I dive into that very-present reality of Fear, and how fear can consume us.  Let’s dissect which fears we can say “Riddikulus!!” to right now:



And finally, in the short video three, I invite us all to HOWL:



Let me know your thoughts and reflections over on our Facebook Group, and I’ll see you next Monday for episode six.


With love,



“I believe in kindness. Also in mischief.  Also in singing, especially when singing is not necessarily prescribed.” Mary Oliver

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Erika Petrelli

By Erika Petrelli

Erika Petrelli is the Senior Vice President of Leadership Development (and self-declared Minister of Mischief) for The Leadership Program, a New York City-based organization. With a Masters degree in Secondary Education, Erika has been in the field of teaching and training for decades, and has been with The Leadership Program since 1999. There she has the opportunity to nurture the individual leadership spirit in both students and adults across the country, through training, coaching, keynotes, and writing. The legacy Erika strives daily to create is to be the runway upon which others take flight. If you enjoy these blogs, you should check out her interactive journal, On Wings & Whimsy: Finding the Extraordinary Within the Ordinary, now available for sale on Amazon. While her work takes her all around the country, Erika calls Indiana home.