Doesn’t matter what you might be dreaming of.
If any part of you longs to make and do really cool things in this world — write, paint, cook, dance, sing, speak, produce, code, act, bake, or just bedazzle your toothbrush…
Today’s show is an absolute must watch.
It’s a treasure map to unleash your most creative and expressive life. And our tour guide is none other than the legendary Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. Here’s just a sampling of the gems you’re about to discover:
- The unconventional (and very specific) thing to say and do when fear tries to stop you from taking inspired risks
- The contract Liz made with her creativity long ago and why it’s made all the difference
- Why you shouldn’t try to “help” anyone with your art and what to focus on instead
- The vital distinction between originality and authenticity and how to manage “it’s all been done before” syndrome
- How to know whether or not you’re on the right creative path
Plus, if you’ve ever had the pleasure of seeing Liz speak (tens of millions have watched her Ted Talks and I’ve had the honor of seeing her move a stadium full of folks to tears), pay extra attention around the 25 minute mark.
Continue reading “What Elizabeth Gilbert Wants You To Know About Big Magic”
Every summer for nearly ten years now, I have a ritual I look forward to. It’s nothing fancy or complicated.
Just a simple practice that’s introduced me to new ideas, new people and — most often — to new parts of myself.
That ritual is taking yoga class with an extraordinarily gifted woman named Colleen Saidman Yee, author of the new book Yoga For Life.
For me, her classes are transcendent. I laugh. I sweat. I cry. (Not always in that order.)
Inevitably, I walk away from my time with Colleen stronger in my humanity, more loving towards my body and softer in my heart.
Often, I find myself trying to remember insights and fresh ideas that always seem to download into my consciousness out of nowhere when I’m in her class. That’s why I’m so very thrilled to introduce you to her today.
If you ever struggle with feeling crushed under the weight of trying to be perfect, fulfill all of your responsibilities and stay in touch with the sweetness of life, I think you’ll truly enjoy this episode.
Continue reading “Colleen Saidman Yee: The First Lady Of Yoga”
This 15-year old girl’s email really touched my heart. What she’s struggling with right now is something many of us wrestle with — no matter what our age.
What do you do when you feel completely useless and alone?
It doesn’t matter what you do for a living, how many friends you have or how “successful” you may appear to be.
We all feel disconnected from time to time. And if we listen to (and believe) the voice in our head, we can quickly spiral down into darkness.
In today’s episode, learn three ways you can get back on track anytime you forget your intrinsic value and question your worth in this world.
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If you were in my house right now, you’d see something pretty typical.
Stacks, and stacks, of books.
I have a huge bookcase over my desk. And stacks of books on my desk. Then there are books on my nightstand. Oh yeah… let’s not forget the book I always seem to have in my bag.
I love books. I also love magazines, newspapers, music, movies, art and videos, too.
This all connects back to my love of learning and being inspired by people, stories and ideas.
If you look around, inspiration is everywhere! There’s an infinite source of inspiration online. Newsfeeds, social streams, Ted Talks, design blogs — you name it.
But is there such a thing as too much inspiration? Are some of us so addicted to inspiration that we’re not actually getting things done? No doubt.
Continue reading “When Inspiration Backfires”
I’m back on the East Coast and it feels awesome to be here for spring!
There’s such a sense of renewal, hope and possibility during this time of year.
New buds, gorgeous flowers, and change is definitely in the air.
For many of us, spring breathes new life into our ever-growing list of hopes and dreams — things we want to experience, achieve and accomplish.
But what happens if that’s NOT true for you?
What happens when you’ve actually achieved all your goals, and you’re left feeling deflated and wondering…
Is this all there is?!?
Continue reading “Is This All There Is? How To Create A New Life Vision”