Raise your hand if the day to day grind is sucking all of the energy you’d like to give to a creative vision! I see hands!!! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had a creative project (read: piece of writing,) that I’ve totally wanted to devote some attention to but other priorities get in the way. For me, it’s always something I want to create that’s a little scarier than usual, or will take some time to really wade through. While I do engage my own creativity on the regular, there is always something nipping at me that
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Holy Goodness there’s a lot being thrown at us. Every moment of every day we’re faced with a litany of messages and possibilities for where to put our attention and energy. For anyone trying to carve out their own path, referencing other’s work, expertise and tips can be supportive and helpful. Except when it’s overwhelming and paralyzing. In this Dear Chela, we explore the question, how do I know which direction is right for me? How about you? How do you find resonance with what you’re up to? Share in the comments. Are you seeking clarity on something? Want some
I’m head over heels in love. We’re newly engaged. We’re past the total insanity phase. We’ve swooshed beyond the ravenous giggle-swoon-love-bath-hang-off-every-word-and-hold-our-farts-in phase. We’ve exited best behaviour. We no longer pick up our dirty socks or wait patiently for the other one to finish speaking before interjecting our opinion. We’re comfortable and gross and funny. But it’s still the beginning. It’s been just over a year since the moment I was like oh-my-god-this-man-might-be-my-person. Fast forward through one helluva year and we’re (he’s) sanding hardwood floors in our new place, both work from home together and have just started on some work
Lots of marketing questions rolling in lately. I can see why. Marketing is a vast topic. The fear of being pushy or overbearing or turning people off seems to be a big one. I’m wondering if this has a lot less to do with learning tips and strategies than it does to uncovering what aligned and authentic expression feels like for you and your offering. In this Dear Chela I share about my own relationship to my life’s work being about far more than closing a sale and how to feel your way through a marketing strategy instead of figuring
I was about twenty or twenty one when I was first introduced to the theory of masculine/feminine, sexual yoga and the work of David Deida. It was shortly after a somewhat awkward conversation with a man I was dating who had asked me about my relationship to vulnerability. If it weren’t for the fact that this is as funny as it is, I’d be humiliated to tell you that I actually had no idea what he was talking about. Vulnerability? Like…what do you mean? No, I don’t feel vulnerable. I’ve got my shit together, can’t you tell? I can still
Things go a little to crap here folks. Foiled by my adolescent sense of humour and the first-take-no-edits promise! But when I do get it together, I offer some practical tips to getting into the thing you’re resisting. While this episode of Dear Chela looks specifically at how to establish a regular yoga practice in the face of some ‘maybe I’ll do it tomorrow’ inner negotiations, it can apply to whatever you’ve been putting off. May it be useful. Got some tips of your own? How does this advice land for you? I’d love to hear from you in the
So many things to do, so little time. Familiar? It would almost be boring if it wasn’t so relevant. When you’re kicking off an entrepreneurial venture, the options for where to invest your finite resources can be downright paralyzing. In this Dear Chela we tackle some strategies for how to discern the focus and actions that are right for YOU. Not for others. Cookie cutters are for baking cookies, people, not your life’s work. Let’s jam… Come share your perspective in the comments and if it’s resonant for you, please share me around. Do you have questions? I’ve got insights
True or False: The following career advice is awesome… Studies show that people with a university education make more money. Therefore, get yourself a formal education, even if you can’t afford it, preferably from a prestigious university. Your degree will ensure that you gain employment and have all the skills you need if you want to bust out on your own. When you go for that job, find one where the roles and expectations are clear. Follow the rules and you’ll have security and move up and make more and more money. Try to go for something that you enjoy, but
Not sure which way is up when you’re in a new place? Navigating unknown territory can be incredibly disorienting. What do you anchor into to help you know what to focus on when everything feels new and uncertain. In this Dear Chela, I lay out some advice for navigating the new. How do you navigate unknown territory? Have any advice? Join us in the comments. Do you have a question for me? I want it. Ask me here.
Are you struggling with how to put yourself out there? Do you have healthy disdain for marketing? Terror of social media? Visibility make you want to barf almost as much as some of the schmoozy marketing campaigns you see out there? If so, can you please come over to the blog and have a chat about this? I think we need some serious healing around marketing. I considered not even posting this repetitive rant of a Dear Chela, but the market without marketing questions come up over and over. I’m now toying with the idea of creating a whole program