Do you get as irritated as I do when you hear the phrase “having it all”?
I have met that woman.
I have been that woman.
Madly dashing around, trying to look good, feel good, do good, be good. There is nothing more exhausting, really.
Even thinking about “having it all” makes me want to take a nap.
And yet, aren’t there those confusing times where it seems that you have simply bottomless energy, and you are living your passion?
Many women say it’s usually after a great piece of ass.
Or a night of karaoke.
Or a rock concert.
Not many women say that being a wife and mom feels that way.
How do we bring ecstasy into our reality? continue reading…
Women are like trees.
When we are given fertile soil, glorious sunshine, abundant water, and a perfect climate, not only will we thrive and grow, but we will provide so much beauty and joy and nourishment for others.
But what are the ingredients necessary to cultivate a superior environment for a woman?
What causes her to thrive and be spectacularly healthy and creative?
This is an important question to ask yourself. Are you living in an environment that nourishes you?
Or leaves you malnourished?
I wanted to share the story of a Mastery grad, Sister Goddess Darline, so you can experience exactly what happens to a woman when she is cut off from her power source, and then celebrate with her and for her, as she gets plugged back in…
Before I entered Mastery in the spring of 2011, the best way that I can describe my life was flat, numb, dimensionless, and grey. There were few ups and many downs. My marriage was swirling the toilet bowl. I had many acquaintances but few if any friends. I had a fledgling women’s health business that, despite my best efforts at the time, I couldn’t get to turn a profit. My family and close friends were thousands of miles away on each of the country’s coasts, and basically the only thing that I seemed to do with even marginal aplomb was raise my kids.continue reading…
First, it was Portland on Sunday: A large pink ball of fire blazed through the NIA studios, igniting 200 women and their 8,000 nerve endings, hosted by Debbie Rosas.
Last night was another asteroid blast: We blew the figurative windows out of a wonderful, packed to overflowing yoga studio in West Hollywood, called City Yoga, celebrating the Womanly Arts and gathering even more of the West Coast Sister Goddesses. Tonight, the meteor that is Mama Gena will be sailing through LA along with Ricki Lake and Suze Yalof Schwartz, delivering a trio called “Women. A State of the Union,” as part of Amy Swift’s SMARTY, the preeminent network for women in business.
And what is the fuel, the firepower that propels this force of nature?
That would be woman. Woman plugged into her power source, her core fire, her deepest truth and most profound connection to herself.
Otherwise known as: Sister Goddess.
I cannot tell you the joy, the energy, the delight, the fuel, the fire, the depth of gratitude, the passion that gets ignited in me every time I hear of a Mastery Grad who, on receiving her graduation wings, took flight to terrain that she never thought possible for herself.
At my recent Intro Day in NYC, my beloved Sister Goddess grads grabbed the mic and told the spine-tingling, soul-stirring, heart-exploding tales of their reinvention into the women they were born to become.
Do you ever get overwhelmed with too many passions and business ideas? Ever wonder what you should be doing first, second, third, and so on? Me too. That’s good news, though, because I recently had the chance to chat with my pal and Mastery Program speaker Marie Forleo on this very topic.
If you don’t know Marie, you should. She’s just been interviewed by Oprah as a thought-leader for the next generation, and she’s built an incredible virtual company that allows her to travel, make a big impact, and give back to causes she believes in. She’s helped thousands of women, including myself, take their business to the next level with her latest course, B-School. And I want you to benefit from her talents right here, right now, with this video interview…
Marie and I have been friends for a few years now—she brings the Mastery house down every year, and we always have a blast when we get together. Watch the interview below where we discuss how to discover your true passions, why every woman is a marketer, and what you can learn from American Idol.
What a week!
Last Monday night, Hurricane Sandy knocked our power out in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, and my daughter and I spent five cold, dark days getting close with our neighbors, as we pooled resources, shared candles and food, and lent a helping hand to whoever needed it. My heart and love go out to those who are still bailing out. At the end of this blog are links to some volunteer efforts where you can roll up your sleeves and get dirty, or send much needed funds to help our communities get back up and running.
This week’s Ask Mama speaks to all of us who need to get back up and running in one way or another and reconnect with our true power and enthusiasm. Have you ever felt like you just can’t get any career momentum going?
Do you feel like an outsider in an insider’s game?
And where oh where is that tailwind you have been waiting for?
Why does it seem that getting anywhere is just so damn hard?
And how can you finally gain some traction in a direction that you really, really want to go?