Let’s take a break from shadow work and relationship healing to tawk about tawkin’––in public.
For makers, creatives, entrepreneurs
Teachers, clothes, candles + tunes. 28 things I kept after epic letting go.
I’ve done heaps of letting go over the last two years. [You can hear how I radically simplified in my Podcast + this post HERE.]
18 questions for team check-ins or starting your workday
Team D is fully virtual, with the team in five cities (and 3 countries).
We’re business, we’re heart, we’re productive, we’re in close touch. Here’s a bit of how we do it…
Healing anxiety. Trusting God. And Music. My conversation with LeAnn Rimes.
We talk about healing anxiety, creativity, a bit of romantic relationships, and of course… music. This one goes deep. Here’s to healing!
success is a surprise party
Give it your all. Give it away. Your desires are being held in the hand of the cosmos with incredibly sturdy care. Life is not testing you. She is rooting for you.
The Manifesto of Encouragement
Right now, there are Tibetan Buddhist monks in a temple in the Himalayas endlessly reciting mantras for the cessation of your suffering and for the flourishing of your happiness. Someone you haven’t met yet is already dreaming of adoring you. Someone is writing a book that you will read in the next two years that will change how you look at life…
Self respect is a spiritual practice.
We fight for causes, for relationships, for our children, for our co-workers… but it can be terrifying to fight for ourselves. This is where sisterhood is particularly powerful. When our girlfriends see us over-extending, and they look us in the eye and say, “Stop. You don’t need to do this.”
Quizzy: What’s your planning personality?
The 2021 Desire Map Planner is a gratitude journal, meets calendar, meets your Higher Self. Next to your schedule are prompts and practices to remind you of the bigger picture: your heart. First time with this planner? Take this quiz…
Self doubt. Self agency. And burning your journals.
I’ve tried recapitulation and obsessive, neurotic over-attachment as a means to self-improvement. Funnily enough, it doesn’t seem to work.
Art is now a matter of urgency. #unityconsciousness
“You know what’s going to come of this moment in history?” asked Lauryn Hill. What?! Injustice, division, collusion?
“Beautiful art,” she said. “It’s happened before, and it will happen again. People’re going to make things. Artists make art from struggle.”
Her gift to everyone that night was firm Faith.
She alchemized fear into a higher vision. Like artists do.
Pay What You Wish… always and forever?
It’s a wild time to be alive. Bold choices are in order.
My birthday week is complete. Usually, we’d be packing up the Pay What You Wish banners. But that was the old way. I’m daring myself to take this further. We’ll see what happens. So! I’m leaving the Pay What You Wish doors open through the summer. (And hopefully always.)
Pay What You Wish! The experiment is ON…
It’s the sometimes annual Pay What You Wish Week for my digital situations: devotions, meditation kits, ebooks, audios.
New podcast ep! Heart + Head Leadership with Marie Forleo
I’m back in podcast mode—and I brought a friend! Marie Forleo. Forleo and I have huddled many a time about creative conundrums and opportunities. I trust her smarts. Her book, Everything is Figureoutable, entered the NYT bestseller list at #1. Because that’s how Forleo does things—impeccably. And her yearly marketing and business development program, B-School is about to roll out.
What you’re attracted to will change as you heal.
As you heal (read: apply compassion to your pain; forgive some people; turn anxiety into insight), what you’re attracted to is going to change.
“This is what I’d do if I were you,” I said…
Before I was a working author, I did one-on-one strategy sessions with (mostly female) entrepreneurs. “Fire Starter Sessions.” It was $1000 for a 90 minute session and I think, on the whole, people got what they came for and a bit more: idea clarity, a sequenced path, and pragmatic encouragement. I was very clear, “I’m not a coach, I’m a strategist.” I gave people what *I* wanted in terms of business council—straight up advice. Seasoned, sincere wisdom.
Growth phases—for conscious entrepreneurs.
Exploitative capitalism is tapping our life force. Conscious enterprise is one of the most powerful vehicles for restoring our vitality.
If you want your work to matter… If you want to get more money in the door so you can live more—and give more… Then you have to learn to leverage online tools. And connect with people who know this terrain and take its high roads.
THINGS TO LOVE ABOUT YOURSELF (partial list only, please spend the rest of your life adding to this)
Love your: Resistance desires Godliness abandonment issues fire-in-your-belly vision simple happiness preferences. And other things.
My “give it up” list. Feel free to make it yours.
It’s always a good time to let go of whatever is holding you back. Here are some micro monumental suggestions.
Creating money wellness—do this exercise today
Money resentments can jam the flow of abundance. Here’s an exercise to clear the energy…
The Principles of Flow. And how to ride it.
When we say, “We’re going with the flow,” what we’re really saying is that we’re riding The Creative Principle. The stuff of LIFE FORCE. Flow isn’t New Age chillaxin’—it is alert relaxation. Wide awake trust. When you’re in the flow, you’re constantly responding to the subtle cues that Life is giving you.
When you can’t have a direct conversation, go for the Higher Self.
When things are brutally difficult with somebody, sometimes the healthiest thing is to have a non-verbal, encouragement convo. When you can’t safely/bravely express yourself in this material realm, then use an esoteric channel—speak to the other person’s Higher Self.
Heart-centered manifesting: plans that also serve the collective.
It’s too late in the day, and too hot, crowded, and a little too painful on the planet, to be focused solely on personal attainment. Reach for the dream job, healthy bod’, love of your life—AND incorporate other people’s wellness in your vision. This is a heart-centered how-to.
“Tyrant Time” vs. “Power Time.” What’s your paradigm?
When you’re clear on what activates your joy, time management becomes a means to self-expression, not self-policing.
Our language around “busyness.” And why it matters so much.
Whatever is on your plate got there because you said yes to it—in the fullness of ambition and desire and wanting to eat life whole.
The upside of procrastination
Amazing grace can happen when you choose inner rhythms over external pressure.
Some simple tools for best results
This question came up in a meeting with Desire Map Facilitators + Coaches: “As a creative with so many ideas coming through all the time, how do you stay organized?” My current tools, habits, rituals…
Perspective. Sanity. Rest. How to approach a finish line.
A peek into the inner workings of a big launch…
The “comfort zoning” exercise
In service of your true comfort, and creating from that centered space, get clear on what’s good for you. Some Qs for that…
Find your future in your present—so you can grow it.
Here’s a beautiful notion to consider: You already have a lot of what you want, in places you may have overlooked, in different packaging than you may have expected, and hidden in plain sight.
What to do after you have a breakthrough. (You’re going to shrink after you expand, so, listen closely.)
Threshold, crossed. You got there. After the grinding, the repetitive strain, the cord-cutting, the release, the bliss of relief—the training paid off. Muscle burn got you across the finish line. Soul fire resurrected you. BREAKTHROUGH.