Meditation: Marie’s Personal Practice

A reader named Sei asked if I could walk her through one of my most important daily habits. Specifically, how I meditate.

My first thought: “There’s soooo much info on meditation out there already…do I really need to add to the pile?”

There are 1440 minutes in a day. They’ll all go better if you take 10 of them to meditate. Click To Tweet

Second thought: “Yeah, I do. Because I haven’t fully covered my personal practice yet. And when you’re earnestly trying to learn something new, specific steps from someone you trust are vital.”

While I’ve mentioned the power of meditation many times, if you’ve been curious to know exactly how I do it, today’s episode breaks it down.

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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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How To Define Success For Yourself, No Matter What The World Says

“No, I’m 100% sure Mom. When I’m old enough to drive, I want a blue van with smurfs painted on it. I don’t care what people will say, that’s what I want.”

Yeah. That was me defining success at age 7.

Though I never did get that blue smurf van, I’ve been happily defining and re-defining what “success” means to me as long as I can remember.

Success is liking who you are, liking what you do, and liking how you do it. - Maya Angelou Click To Tweet

That’s why I was thrilled when Claire, one of our readers, wrote in because she was feeling a bit torn between a more traditional view of success (big money, big job, etc.) and the unique calling of her soul.

Taking the time to challenge assumptions — both societies and our own — is something I feel very strongly about. Especially as it relates to such a relative and often loaded concept as “success.”

Because when you have the courage to question what you’re doing and, more importantly, why you’re doing it — you stay on your edge of innovation, truth and lasting fulfillment.

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Want The Courage To Do Anything? Ask This One Question

The fear of massive, catastrophic failure. Boy, it’s a biggie!

Whether you’re considering a major change in your career or in a personal relationship — being afraid you’re about to make the dumbest move e-v-e-r is an experience we can all relate to.

I don’t regret the things I’ve done. I regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance. - unknown Click To Tweet

This fear can keep us stuck, miserable and not making meaningful progress towards our dreams.

But what if there was a single question you could ask — and answer — that could give you both the clarity and the courage to move ahead?

That’s exactly what you’ll learn in today’s brand new episode of MarieTV.

It’s a simple and effective method that helps you rewire your relationship to fear and, most importantly, make progress towards your dreams in a thoughtful and strategic way.

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Make Better Decisions: 3 Steps To Decide What’s Right For You

Last week, I did four interviews to support the launch of this year’s B-School program, and one question came up again and again. The essence of that question was this:

Marie, when you make big decisions– how do you do it? Who do you call to help you figure out the best thing to do? What’s your process?

Whether it’s deciding between ordering the kale salad or a tuscan panini, or deciding whether to make a bold move in your business — all of us face a million choices every day.

The more you love your decisions, the less you need others to love them. Anonymous Click To Tweet

Big choices. Small choices. And many seemingly “insignificant” choices. As you know, every decision we make helps shape our reality. Compounded over a lifetime, those decisions create our ultimate destiny.

So what’s the key to being a great decision maker? What’s the “secret” to always knowing the best thing to do? Well, I can tell you one thing not to do.

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