March 24, 2015

The Book of Ruth

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“whither thou goest, i will go. whither thou lodgest, i will lodge. thy people shall be my people, and thy god my god.” – the book of ruth I want to talk about Sisterhood. And Callings. As in – the thing we are called to do in this life. The archaic definition of the word […]

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March 17, 2015

6 Mistakes That Keep You in Indecision

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It is so easy to make the same choice over and over and over again. Making a bold decision, and stepping into something new is almost impossibly difficult. Usually we have to be chased by something achingly painful – like a viciously unhappy relationship. Or deep physical discomfort. Or a job we hate that does […]

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March 10, 2015

This only happens once a year.

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Mastery 2015 kicks off in a few weeks, and we’ve had phenomenal questions flowing in. Today, I’ve invited a posse of my graduates to answer them, because the best way to understand this work is through the story lines of women who have experienced it. (If you’re already clear about Mastery, one way or the […]

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March 3, 2015

The “I give up” moment.

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A really really really really good friend of mine, Ayo, got engaged last month. For the very first time. At age 68. This was not a likely thing to have ever happened in this world. She came from a single mama who raised her alone. And she had been a single mama, raising her daughter […]

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February 24, 2015

Aging is optional. (Interview with Dr. Christiane Northrup!)

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Did you know that you can actually become biologically younger this year than you were last year? Getting older is inevitable, but aging is optional, says Dr. Christiane Northrup in her newest book – Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Well-Being. I am so, so, so rose-petal-tossing thrilled to share this […]

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The Book of Ruth

“whither thou goest, i will go.
whither thou lodgest, i will lodge.
thy people shall be my people, and thy god my god.”
- the book of ruth

I want to talk about Sisterhood.
And Callings.
As in – the thing we are called to do in this life.
The archaic definition of the word ‘call’ is when the divine inspires, or urges you to do something.
We are not well-trained in listening to that kind of call. Especially because it is voiceless – coming from a place of eternity and infinity.
We are more trained to respond to texts, to e-mails, or reprimands.
We can get so busy with all the other kind of calls, that we can’t always hear the truth of our soul.

But sometimes, as you know, something — is it inside? outside? — makes you take pause. And pay attention to something that makes absolutely no logical sense. But it fills your soul to overflowing with the essential essence and elemental fragrance of intoxicating, overwhelming you.
Which frightens and captivates, simultaneously.

There is this woman.
A tall drink of water, you might say.
Head full of curls.
Heart filled with song.
Who has been a fixture in the Mastery classroom since it’s inception in 2006, and a student of the school a few years before that.

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It is so easy to make the same choice over and over and over again.
Making a bold decision, and stepping into something new is almost impossibly difficult.

Usually we have to be chased by something achingly painful – like a viciously unhappy relationship. Or deep physical discomfort. Or a job we hate that does not pay us enough.
And even then, how many of us cling to the old ways, as if there was some kind of salvation there?

It is way easier to cling to the pain that is known, rather than to jump to the potential discomfort of something new.

But. You know, as well as I do -
There is no better feeling than learning to expand into the woman you were born to become.
And there is no way to expand in a truly profound and meaningful direction that does not require making a decision when faced with the choice point: turn left or right? Keep going, or make a u-turn?

Today, I want to talk about that choice point, the line in the sand when you decide . . . or not. Because this is the moment when women often get stuck in the formaldehyde of indecision.

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This only happens once a year.

Mastery 2015 kicks off in a few weeks, and we’ve had phenomenal questions flowing in. Today, I’ve invited a posse of my graduates to answer them, because the best way to understand this work is through the story lines of women who have experienced it.

(If you’re already clear about Mastery, one way or the other, I hope you find these stories inspiring anyway, and I’ll get back to my usual articles next week!)

I wanted to dedicate today’s post to this topic, because The Womanly Arts Mastery Program only happens once a year. We begin on March 28th & 29th, and are currently over 90% full. I expect we will be on a waitlist soon, so I want to make sure you have the opportunity to get your questions answered, and find your clarity about joining us (or not).

Thank you so much for being a part of this community – whether or not I see you in Mastery this year, I’m so glad you’re here. Enjoy!

xo,

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The “I give up” moment.

linderpix-2303A really really really really good friend of mine, Ayo, got engaged last month. For the very first time. At age 68.

This was not a likely thing to have ever happened in this world.
She came from a single mama who raised her alone.
And she had been a single mama, raising her daughter alone.

So there just was not much belief inside of her that she could or would ever find that sweet spot to rest in the arms of her beloved.
She never felt or tasted divine partnership – so how could she even break open her tiny undernourished imagination to the possibility?
She never even thought to crack the door open enough to take a peek.

But – luckily – sometimes our deepest longings are held in the eyes and arms and hearts of our Sisters.
Don’t you feel that way?

Your best friend says she can’t even apply to that competitive Ivy League grad school – but you know she can.

Your Mom says it’s too late for her to date, after losing your Dad, but you feel she has another shot at the brass ring.

Your co-worker feels too shy to ask that incredible businesswoman to mentor her, but you know she just needs kick in the ass to at least send her resume.

We live in a world where women do not have much history in standing for themselves – or standing for one another. Instead, we have a lot of experience joining one another in mutual victimization.

For example, we are so easy to agree when our friends blame their husbands for not helping enough around the house, or forgetting important occasions.
We agree that you can’t give up your day job to write that book.
We agree that if your boss is grabbing your ass in his office, it’s best not to say anything because you don’t want to lose your job.
That the flu this year was the worst, ever, and your horror story is calling out for me to tell mine.

But what if when a woman complains, or says she just can’t – she is not asking for help – she is actually asking to be called out on her bullshit?

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Did you know that you can actually become biologically younger this year than you were last year?

Getting older is inevitable, but aging is optional, says Dr. Christiane Northrup in her newest book – Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Well-Being.

I am so, so, so rose-petal-tossing thrilled to share this book and this woman with you today! Whether you’re 18 or 80 years old, or anywhere in between, this is such an important conversation for us as women right now.

Christiane Northrup, M.D. is a board-certified ob/gyn, and New York Times best-selling author, visionary pioneer and the world’s foremost authority on everything that can go right with the female body! (She’s also a dear friend, and a graduate of the School of Womanly Arts Mastery Program!)

In celebration of her book launch, I invited Dr. Northrup for an interview, so she can share a slice of her wisdom with this community. Listen to our interview below!

Download the interview here. (right-click and ‘Save Link As’)

After you listen, we’d love to hear from you in the comments section. What are your beliefs about aging, and what’s your favorite takeaway from the interview? (And of course, pick up your copy of Goddesses Never Age here!)