6.09.2010

Good Morning America appearance

On Good Morning America this morning, I spoke about Slow Love and about incorporating “slow love moments” into your life.

You can view the clip on the ABC website.

14 comments:

Judith Ross said...

You are so right about creating those 'slow love moments' no matter how busy you are. They can happen early in the morning while walking the dog around the yard (and, yes, Dominique, I highly recommend getting a pooch -- they keep you in the moment), and sometimes you must build them into your day. My job and the accompanying commute take up the majority of my waking hours. But I have always found a way to walk before work. Those walks are not only good excercise that set up my day on a positive note, they often are when solutions to job-related writing problems miraculously appear.

Anonymous said...

Your book was such a welcome break for me to read. I laughed a lot and felt your loss as I lost my husband last year to ALS but realized I have to slow down and pay attention and enjoy my days and the simple, wonderful pleasures in life and to provide that example for my children. It's not always about striving to be doing 100 things at once.

allysonkirk said...

Thank you for sharing your interview. Your column was always the first thing I would turn to when my HG magazine arrived. It's so nice to hear from you again thanks to your blog. I too mourn HG and others -- Met Home, and Southern Accents -- having been a subscriber for years and years. Then they took Gourmet away too!!! Most of my travel plans were based on places, accommodations, and restaurants from that magazine. The publishers (what are they thinking?)simply switch our subscriptions to what I consider to be inferior and uninspiring alternate rags -- it's almost insulting to think that they consider them comparable and that I will be pleased!

Ann said...

Wonderful interview with George. I must say that you look beautiful and at peace.

Can't wait to read your book!

vicki archer said...

Congratulations Dominique - a wonderful interview and I am looking forward to reading your very sage words. xv

dterrydraw said...

to "allysonkirk"....

I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only person who (since the abrupt termination of "Gourmet") fluctuates between irritation and dismay at the monthly sight of what I'm now receiving as a "gift" (or so I've been informed)from the publishers.......

..."Bon Appetit"? Ugh. I'm not interested in "learning" how to cook a "Great!" meal in only fifteen minutes, any more than I'd be interested in reading articles on "How to Cultivate Meaningful Relationships with Your Children & Spouse in 20-minutes-per-day!".

As for "good Morning America"?....

I watched the clip and immediately thought "gosh...these people talk so FAST....and don't make ANY mistakes..."

Something tells me that this was not Ms. Browning's first time at the rodeo.

once again, congratulations to her....

sincerely,

David Terry
www.davidterryart.com

Tamra said...

Great interview! I really appreciated your comment about just taking the time to realize what it is we are afraid of. Fear can truly paralyze us both emotionally and physically.

So nice to see you moving forward and growing from this experience!

I look forward to reading the book.

Tamra
The Gilded Barn

William said...

You've got a great message, Dominique. My only suggestion would be to make it less gender biased - trust me not every guy going through a "mid-life crisis" deals with it by buying a red sports car. Some of us put on our pajamas and learn to make muffins - in my case it was learning to make a great stir-fry in my boxers and tee-shirt. Great book, by the way.

Dominique said...

William, I know, I know. Sometimes it is just too hard to resist those red sports car comments. And I agree. This isn't for women only. Actually, some of my best commenters on this blog are...MEN! Or at least they seem to be, things being rather shifty online. Whether stir-fry or muffins, though, comfort food is comfort food. And I'm glad you liked the book. That means the most.

David Terry, actually, this WAS my first time at the rodeo. And it was like going to OZ. They whisk you into a dressing room and powder and puff your face and lacquer your hair and all sorts of stuff, and then push you into the bright lights. I always wanted other people to do the TV stuff when I was at HG as it all terrified me. And maybe that's why I was talking so fast....I don't know, because actually, I can't watch the clip!

William said...

Dominique, Don't be afraid to watch the clip, you did great!! I give an annual talk at the big fancy business school in Cambridge - after the first time they sent me a dvd of my talk. The dvd sat, unopened, on my desk for about a month - I just couldn't watch it. Finally, a Friday night, a bottle of wine, alone - I just said, "i'm gonna watch it!" - and I watched it and thought damn I did great!! Trust me, you'll have the same experience when you watch your GMA clip.

dterrydraw said...

Dear Ms. Browning,

Well, thank you for the response/clarification. All that matters is that you did very well. I asked my mother (in far northeastern Tennessee) if she'd seen the segment...this is a woman who doesn't believe anything really exists until it/he/she/they have talked directly to Matt Lauer or Oprah on her television set). She said "I saw that. She was RIGHT".

By the way, my last (and only) television interview occurred 3 years ago. Every Summer, I have an exhibition at the 15th century Meslay de Grange in Tours (France...duhhh...), held in conjunction with the Festivale de Musique (the Tourainne's equivalent of Tanglewood).

I was boggle-sided to find (2 hours before the taping) that I was to be interviewed (for the French equivalent of PBS) after the premiere concert.

I found my ass getting plopped down on a couch next to the Festival's director while some 6'10", GORGEOUS, frighteningly well-dressed, blonde parisienne peppered us with questions and amusing conversational hooks.

She and I were both despairing of me until she finally asked where I was from. I told her "Tennessee"....and she mentioned Dolly Parton...and I said that Dolly Parton was born and raised in the town next to mine....and Miss Chic suddenly brightened (I was ruining her show) and ecstatically exclaimed to the cameras "DAH-LEEE PAH-TUNNNNNN!!!!!!!!...." suddenly?...the lights all came back on...

That's all it took...one sound-bite, and we were off&running for the remaining five minutes of that previously-excruciating "interview with the artist". For all that went on after that "connection", you would have thought that Dolly Parton was my best friend and childhood fishing-buddy.

In any case, TV is tough.

Every time I've been on it, I think of that line from the play (and movie) "Plenty", during which the Indonesian ambassador tells the English Ambassador .."The English Language, she is a difficult mistress to master....but you take a stick and BEAT the bitch into submission!"

That's not the most exactly diplomatic thing to say at any time....but it's how I've felt every time I've unscathedly pulled myself through an interview.

Congratulations as always; you really deserve all the good fortune that comes your way.

David Terry
www.davidterryart.com
(Click on the "Be a lady,..be nice, and just be a LADY, Pearl" icon to get some real wisdom from Pearl Bailey...

Vickie H. said...

A wonderful interview...I think it is the first time I have heard your voice....I like it a lot. I am now quite eager to read your book. Have been following you happily on this blog since I learned you were doing it...getting my Dominique fix after you were lost with the closing of
H&G; that new found peace wears beautifully on your face.

Erzulimojo said...

Beautifully done! I'm enjoying your book as I always enjoyed your wonderful letters from the editor in HG. I miss your magazine, but fortunately have held on to many that I go back to for inspiration more than occasionally. Thank you also for being a strong and inspirational voice for the environmental movement. At great cost now, we are learning that we must all be vigilant and elect officials who care about the future of our environs. Ciao bella from Napoli!

Pattyann said...

Your interview was WONDERFUL...you did a great job! You looked gorgeous too. I too love the no-make up thing as often as I can. And, you looked quite CHIC !! I will definitely re-read your book sometime when I feel I need it...thanks again for your book and your wisdom. Loved hearing your voice....