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Desire + enoughness = truly satisfying progress!

An important idea in my new book (coming next spring!) is if you don’t declare what is enough for you when it comes to what you desire, you’ll never be satisfied. We’ve been exploring this at the weekly Oasis where we practice showing up for our lives with intention, gratitude, and focus. It’s also where […]

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Desire is the ultimate magic-motivator

What if creating more of what you want this season has nothing to do with willpower and instead everything to do with desire? Did you know when you tap into what you want and focus on the feeling vs. the outcome, you release neuromodulators that make it easier to take action? Learn more in today’s […]

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Who or what is eating your time?

I loved “stepping out of time” in yesterday’s audio. I’ve started to make this a regular practice, especially when I find myself with time to spare in, say, the doctor’s waiting room. Today we’re going to get current with our time monsters. Time monsters are things we have to do such as making dinner, respond […]

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Allow me to surprise you

Now that you have created a list of what you’re hungry for and you’ve peeked at your existing commitments (that was in yesterday’s video that you can quickly watch right now if you missed it), and maybe doing that you got a little tetchy or grumpy… Maybe you don’t like choosing, or perhaps looking at […]

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Summer (or winter) needs you!

The impetus behind this mini-course of support that starts today was hearing myself describe to my husband Bob my plans for this summer. I told him that I’m going to train for a “heavy” trail half marathon, go on a three-week, unplugged UK vacation, hang out with friends, read tons, plan my book launch, write […]

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Doing and efforting are very different things

I notice that whenever I have a lot going on and care deeply about what I am doing ( like finishing the first draft of my new book, I’m almost there! wow!), I start to make an effort. I tense my jaw, hold my pen tighter, type like I’m attacking the keyboard, talk faster, get […]

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Why celebrating small things can change the big things

When you celebrate something you did, you fire positive emotions that teach your pliable, sweet brain: I can trust myself to keep my commitments! It feels good to take action! I did my scary sh*t and nothing ate me! And when you don’t acknowledge what you did, when you don’t say “Yay! I wrote my 750 […]

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Fear causes contraction & other health lessons

I got a clean bill of health last Thursday. One doc said, “You have boring lab work and boring joints” while another said, “We use a scale of 24 and you are a 2.”   I’m so happy to be boring! After I celebrated, soaking in the Spring feeling of my good health news,  I […]

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The Wisdom of Beginning

I tell writers at my writing retreats: “Don’t confuse beginning with the beginning.  Beginning is just starting. It has nothing to do with knowing what the opening of your piece, what your piece is ultimately about, or even where it will end up.” Thinking you need to know the beginning of your project before you […]

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On working with troubling health news

This week I got some possibly scary health news. Nope, it’s not cancer or anything life-threatening, but it brought about one of those “holy shit!” moments; the first I’ve had. It’s also complicated with multiple physical things possibly converging to make me have odd symptoms. I’ve had a ton of health challenges in my life, […]

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