The Art of Creation Through Desire w/ Regena Thomashauer

About 7 years ago, I sat in a hotel ballroom near Times Square with my jaw nearly on the floor.

The lights were dim. On stage, a woman was lying naked on a massage table while a small camera projected the image of her hoo-ha on a jumbo screen to a standing-room only crowd of nearly 300 people.

“So, what we’re seeing now is the vulva. And along here, these are the vaginal lips…”

For the next 15 minutes, the audience (comprised of roughly 75% women and 25% men) sat in complete silence with laser-like focus as my powerhouse friend Regena Thomashauer, delivered an exquisitely profound and enlightening real-life lady-parts tour.

A desire is the interface between you and that which is greater than you. @mamagena Click To Tweet

It was nerve-wracking and, ultimately, awe-inspiring.

When the tour was over, the woman on the table was thanked and gently wrapped in a robe. The crowd erupted into a highly emotional standing ovation.

It was perhaps, one of the first and only times in my adult life that I witnessed such a deft and intelligent group excursion into what’s (insanely) a taboo topic: anatomy and sexuality.

The best part?

Every man in the room was on his feet, wiping away tears and applauding with the fiercest sense of honor, respect and reverence for women that I’ve ever seen.

As an advocate for girls and women’s rights world-wide, I could not have been more moved.

This segment was just one part of a deep and thorough curriculum delivered by Regena Thomashauer (a.k.a. Mama Gena) through her wildly successful business, The School of Womanly Arts.

In today’s episode, you’ll learn exactly how Regena took her once out-there dream, a multitude of talents, and a deep desire to make a difference and found a way to turn them into the brave and transformative work she’s known for today.

I think you’ll find her approach to giving birth to your dreams to be wonderfully refreshing. Especially in our hyper driven, no-pain-no-gain culture of overwork.

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What Should I Do With My Life? Wait, Don’t Answer That.

“What should I be when I grow up?”

It’s a question we all ask ourselves, whether we’re 11, 31, or 71. More often than not, this question can create a lot of stress, heartache and confusion.

Greatness doesn’t come from what you do, but from who you are. Click To Tweet

We don’t want to make the wrong choice. We don’t want to miss our highest calling.

But what if that’s the wrong question to ask?

What if shifting just ONE word could trigger us to open our hearts, our imagination and send us in the best and most right direction for us . . .

In today’s episode of MarieTV, learn a better question to ask (and answer) if you want to become all you were born to be.

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Why You’ll Never Find Your Passion

Crocuses are in full force right now, the weather is finally breaking here in New York City and — a brand new season of Game Of Thrones has just premiered!

Life is good, and I’m grateful.

But when I think back to my earlier self, I often had a hard time enjoying simple pleasures because so much of my mental and emotional energy was focused (umm, obsessed) with figuring out my life’s passion.

Clarity comes from engagement, not thought. Click To Tweet

In other words, I spent an extraordinary amount of energy trying to figure out exactly what I was supposed to do with my life.

After much self-torture, buckets of tears, loads of “tests” and hundreds of hours of research, I thankfully came to some useful realizations around this idea of finding one’s passion.

If you’ve ever struggled to find your passion in life, today’s episode of MarieTV was made for you.

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Burnt Out vs. Time for a Change

Imagine this . . .

You love what you do and you’re successful at it: making money, great clients, great team, etc. For years, you’ve worked your buns off to make this dream come to life.

But here’s the problem.

Something’s changed. You don’t feel excited about what you do anymore.

Most days, you feel kind of down and lost. And the truth is that you’ve been feeling this way for longer than you care to admit!

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar. -Helen Keller Click To Tweet

So what do you do?

And how can you tell the difference between normal burnout vs. a sign that it’s time for a big change in your career?

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Chris Guillebeau on The 100 Startup

As I’m writing you, the only sounds I hear are the gentle rustling of bamboo leaves and the song of a happy bird outside my window.

It’s truly a magical summer here in Sag Harbor and I feel extremely grateful to be here and share a bit of my joy with you.

Location freedom is one of the things I wanted most in life. While it took me a number of years to make this a reality, I gotta say it was worth the wait.

The choices we make now affect the opportunities available to us in the future. @ChrisGuillebeau Click To Tweet

In today’s episode of MarieTV, you’ll hear one of my favorite tweetables of all time about the power of taking action today in service of your bigger future.

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