Write Your Bravest Book!


Here is my short list of FEEL GOOD ideas I hope will inspire you! 

1. Ready to write your bravest book? Take long walks in your neighborhood or do your daily commute and listen to The Writing Brave Summit which brings together 30+ speakers to share writing process secrets, must-have craft techniques, and intuitive and energetic practices to help you dig deep and write your bravest book.

The speakers include Jen Louden and Elena Brower, two of my favorites, plus MOI! I can hardly believe it. Register to get all the interviews here.

2. This quote might make you rethink things. It was shared so many times from my page that I knew I wanted to share it with you.

“Leonard Cohen said his teacher once told him that the older you get the lonelier you become, and the deeper the love you need. This is because, as we go through life, we tend to over-identify with being the hero of our stories.

This hero isn’t exactly having fun: he’s getting kicked around, humiliated, and disgraced. But if we can let go of identifying with him, we can find our rightful place in the universe, and a love more satisfying than any we’ve ever known.

People constantly throw around the term ‘Hero’s Journey’ without having any idea what it really means. Everyone from CEOs to wellness-influencers thinks the Hero’s Journey means facing your fears, slaying a dragon, and gaining 25k followers on Instagram. But that’s not the real hero’s journey.

In the real hero’s journey, the dragon slays YOU. Much to your surprise, you couldn’t make that marriage work. Much to your surprise, you turned forty with no kids, no house, and no prospects. Much to your surprise, the world didn’t want the gifts you proudly offered it.

If you are foolish, this is where you will abort the journey and start another, and another, abusing your heart over and over for the brief illusion of winning.

But if you are wise, you will let yourself be shattered, and return to the village, humbled, but with a newfound sense that you don’t have to identify with the part of you that needs to win, needs to be recognized, needs to know. This is where your transcendent life begins.

So embrace humility in everything. Life isn’t out to get you, nor are your struggles your fault.

Every defeat is just an angel, tugging at your sleeve, telling you that you don’t have to keep banging your head against the wall.Leave that striver there, trapped in his lonely ambitions. Just walk away, and life in its vastness will embrace you.”  – Paul Weinfield

Many of you know that I am a HUGE fan of the Hero’s Journey as a framework for understanding our heart’s desires and the process of going after them. I surely will never stop going towards whatever is calling me, but this instruction to leave my “striver” (or maybe to lovingly embrace and snuggle her!) …that ambitious part of me,  so that i can be EMBRACED by the VASTNESS resonates on a GALACTIC level!  It’s big.  I want more of that gentle detached approach.  I’m doing what I am doing without striving.

What would it look like if you were to love your inner striver but not let her lead the way?

3.  Finding a Way Forward When You Are Stuck: 

“My four kids were finally asleep by 7:30 pm. With Justin Bieber cranked to eleven, I sat in my basement with my BFF Suzi merrily trimming full color photocopies of vintage rabbits, whales and horses out of paper and gluing them onto old green bean cans to create decoupage vases for flowers.  I added glitter and wrinkled hem binding tape in saturated colors like peacock and lush peach. I had no earthly idea why the hell this was so much damn fun.  Despite being exhausted from my day job and kids, I had endless energy for it.

When I was a little kid, I had an ENORMOUS imagination. So big, I nearly drove my parents bananas.  I could see possibilities everywhere and I wanted so badly to see what I could see in my mind’s eye become REAL. I was constantly wanting to do, as they say in the movie Step Brothers,  “activities’ ‘!! Lemonade stands, rearranging my bedroom furniture, cooking recipes from my favorite Winnie-the-Pooh Cookbook.

At seven, my imagination grabbed onto… (continue reading at the link)

4.  You Need an Embarrassing Hobby:  Oliver Burkeman writes in Four Thousand Weeks,

”In order to be a source of true fulfillment, a good hobby probably should feel a little embarrassing; that’s a sign you’re doing it for its own sake.”

Lately I seem to have a mildly embarrassing hobby of watching stripper related movies!  I watched We’re The Millers (Jennifer Aniston is a stripper) and Magic Mike 3 (OHHHHH EMM GEE The first 20 mintues!).  So there’s that:)

True fulfillment comes when we do things that please us without fear of an “audience”.

You can book vibe-raising divinations, life- coaching, and shamanic healing/mentoring  into June and July HERE. 

with love,

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