How good are you at receiving?

Receiving. We could talk about it for days, honestly. It makes all the difference in how much love we actually feel. 

It's a crucial practice (especially for us ladies) because we've spent so much time subconsciously feeling unloved and unworthy that it's difficult to receive much of anything. 

So to get the juices flowing, I want to gift you something special. 
This mission I have of spreading love and making inspiring art would be nothing without YOU. You mean a lot to me. 

Unplugging

Unplugging

Hello Beautiful, 

You know that feeling you get when you stare at the screen too long? Not good, right?

You want to stay informed, you don't want to miss out on fun stuff, but the truth is, you're addicted to wifi. 
While I hate to admit it, I totally get it. 

We have these amazing gadgets with all this access to information. We can share SO much more than anyone else who has ever lived on this planet before. 

Something We All Share

Something We All Share

Hi Beautiful,

Happy, Merry Solstice to you!

It's a unifying time, in a way, because Solstice is something we all share. It's happening right now. 

It's not a story, a belief, an identification. It's the experience of living on Earth. And we are all doing that together.

I love to celebrate the turn of the wheel, the seasons of our lives, the human experience with all the dark and all the light.

A Celebration, a Declaration and an Invitation

A Celebration, a Declaration and an Invitation

First, the celebration!

410 calendars will be donated to Immigrant and Refugee Community because of YOU! Four Hundred and Ten calendars!!!!

That's almost double last year's matching program. 

I imagine the 2018 calendars uplifting hearts and making a positive impact on young minds every single day. How powerful is that? 

Thank you so so much for making this possible!


Second, not to jump the gun, but I'm declaring 2018

This Is BIG! Please read

This Is BIG! Please read

I'm so grateful for you, Love,

Seriously. Thank you. 

Being allies in loving ourselves and spreading a little more love in the world is why I get up in the morning. Without you it would be a lonely road. 

So, here's the BIG news! I'm taking this love we have and expanding it even more. 

From NOW thru Tuesday, November 28th (Giving Tuesday), I'm matching every single calendar purchase with a donation to an incredible organization called IRCO (Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization)!

This is huge. 

What gives me hope...

What gives me hope...

We've all heard the saying "the darkest hour is just before dawn".

Thankfully it really does happen that way, but if you're like me, you're probably thinking it's dark enough already in our crazy world (and it has been for a while now). 

I'm here with some potent reminders that the shift towards the new dawn is truly happening and there is SO much love and hope that exists.

There's hope for humanity even in the midst of all the outward evidence to the contrary. Watch this to find out why:

Turning Inward {there's gold in there}

Turning Inward {there's gold in there}

It's taken me so long to write this... The inward pull (not to mention the weight of the world) has been very strong. No doubt you're feeling it, too.

The question coming up is "How do we handle it all?".
The news, the emotions, the desire to help, the feeling helpless? 

How do we take care of ourselves in the midst of everything going on and also show up to assist and give aid?

Why do some things feel like they take forever?

Do you ever feel like some things take waaaay too long?

Patience is not one of my virtues, if you know what I mean.

I want whatever 'it' is to happen like yesterday (maybe cuz I'm an Aries or I grew up in the 80s, who knows?).

Things like:

World peace
Justice for everyone
Total Self Love
Every creative project I've ever started
Dinner

It's like they should just happen already. I mean, come on! 
Can't it be all easy and fun all the time? Why does it have to seem so hard and dark and crazy? Can't we all just seriously get along, already!? 

Pretty much everything I do is imperfect!

Pretty much everything I do is imperfect!

When I say 'pretty much' I really mean all of it. Because perfection is one of the biggest illusions, traps and epidemics of our time!

There are so many ways to screw it up (whatever 'it' is).
There are so many ways to do it wrong. 

The fact is we'll always be judged and we'll always be our own harshest critics. That's probably not going to change.

With that said, there's no more time for you to not use your voice. 

Do you feel like a super hero with a broken heart?

Do you feel like a super hero with a broken heart?

Hello Love,

With #Istandforlove day coming up on August 8th, it felt like a good time to finally share this...

About a year and a half ago my amazing friend and photographer Debbie Baxter was on a mission. She was exploring the place in each of us that's had to be a super hero in our own lives.

This was before we had even heard a whisper of the movie coming out. 

She wanted to delve into that place where we decided that no one is coming to save us and we have to save ourselves. We rise up to a challenge and dig deeper then ever for strength and resolve. 

Snippets of magic!

Snippets of magic!

Hi Love,
 
I'm in it now ~ one of my favorite times of the year.  
It's full-on calendar creation time!

The messages that will guide you with love and inspiration are finding their way to align with the perfect day of next year. Hooray!

I'm looking to the future, asking for guidance and pulling the threads of wisdom through the ethers that will soon become the 2018 "Life is Beautiful and So are YOU!" calendar.

Today, I want to share with you the first glimpse into the oracle process (in case you thought it was all just random ;).

What's your thing?

What's your thing?

Hello Lovely,

Holy break time. I really missed you! 

Truth be told, I thought I'd be back a lot sooner. As I write this I keep asking myself, "How did 2 weeks turn into 8?". 

It started out as a nudge and then became a longing to step back so I could get a better look at things. You know, take a little break and come back with a fresh perspective.

I felt the need to go deeper so I could really offer my best to you. Whether in art form, inspirational messages or workshops, I wanted to distill it down, start fresh.

Taking a break... You need one too?

Hello Lovely,
 
Has it been a long winter or is it just me? I loooooove the energy of spring so much. The bursting forth of energy from the Earth.. Hooray!

AND I'm feeling like I got hit with a BIG message this week... I hope it inspires you too.

Before I can burst forth into the newness, I need a break.

Going from a fantastically busy calendar season (aka the holidays ;) to a few months of political activism, teaching art classes and the Love Warrior Bootcamp, I reached my birthday (aka the finish line) and I really need to rest and renew.

The world needs your loving heart!

Hi Love,

I've been back to the drawing board a few times on this.

Because my biggest heart's desire is to contribute LOVE to this moment in time. We need it. That much is clear.

Every day I ask myself "HOW?". (you're probably asking yourself the same question.)

I believe we're at a turning point collectively and there is major opportunity present with every breath we take. 

We can move towards a more loving world that works for all or we can keep perpetuating the cycle of greed and separation.