It was exciting to see Eat Pray Love at the Ziegfeld Theatre opening night with author Elizabeth Gilbert doing a Q&A and her family and friends sitting in our section. While some of the national conversation revolves around how good (or not) an adaptation the film is, I found myself more caught up in why this story brings out such vitriol in people.

Gilbert’s journey is one of metamorphosis, a transformative process that requires work and focus that many are unwilling to do. OK, but why diss people who have the courage to take on the challenge? If the story doesn’t speak to you, then say so. Why the hate? Yikes. Maybe it just means you’re the ripest candidate of all for a journey inward. Just sayin’.

Today’s Game Plan: Eat Pray Love … and Break Free.