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How Do You Want to Feel?

There are some people in the world I just breathe better around.
You know what I mean?
I am just grateful knowing that she is out there, doing her grand, gorgeous and generous thing.
And I am resting easier in my skin today, because I had a chance to chat with her a few days ago…

I bring you…the trailblazing truthologist herself, Danielle LaPorte. Check out my video interview with her, where we rock and roll on “The Strategy of Desire.” As you know, desire is one of my hot topics, and she brings a fresh approach to it that you may never have considered…

(NOTE: this woman speaks the truth at such a high velocity, that it takes the picture a minute to catch up from time to time…press play and let it rip…)

The Fire Starter Sessions will get your creative circuits sparking and firing.
You will be filled with the potent passion of possibility for living your own creative adventure.
Run and buy her new book and let her fill your sails with inspiration. (By the way, I get no kickbacks, I just believe her work makes the world more vibrant.)

Did this video spark something in you? What are your “core, desired feelings”? Tell me in the comments below…

With so much love and pleasure,
Mama Gena

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  • JB April 18, 2012, 11:09 pm

    Thanks so much for this, just what I needed 🙂

  • GiGi April 18, 2012, 10:51 pm

    Oh my, Oh my … I love all of this gorgeous, generous, gracious, good, good stuff! Both of you have set my life on FIRE and it’s only the beginning … Can’t wait to get my book! Have been following Danielle and subscribed to her emails. Her energy – just like Mama’s is magnetic. You just want to glue yourself to these girls to see what’s next!

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

    Loving you BOTH with Wings,

  • SG Ditte April 18, 2012, 6:13 pm

    I’m so happy you posted this Mama Gena…Just what I needed. My favorite frame was replacing goals with desires…I feel so different inside about my wants. I’m so happy to be in Mastery, my life has already begun to change and im soexcited about all the discoveries that hasn’t happened yet.

    PS: Of corse I’m going to have to get the book. xox

  • SG Sofia, Sof~ull of Joy April 18, 2012, 3:23 pm

    Mama Mama,
    I had to watch this interview twice to not miss one DELICIOUS DROP . . . so much good “stuff” . . .
    The quote was awesome, but her reaction to it, more AWESOME “who wrote that” and your acknowledgement of her “Living & Breathing Sisterhood”, such an INSPIRATION.
    I am going to practice working all her ideas into my SG journey: Relaxing into my DESIRES ~ ahhhhh what a great idea; Asking, “how do I want to FEEL”, simple, but she’s right, who ever asked us this Q?; DREAMING to get in touch with my desires, another simple one; and doing what’s EASY to “become of more POWERFUL service” ~ I love the way she said it was the DIVINE IRONY of doing what is EASY!!!!
    What an addition to my Mastery Journey with YOU.
    Her Book is on my DESIRE LIST . . .I think I will do the old fashion thing and walk into a bookstore and GRAB it off a shelf.
    Gratefully & Lovingly,
    SG Sof~ull of Joy

  • Denyse April 18, 2012, 1:53 pm

    At 54, I’m going through major transitions in my life, job, going back to school, romance! This is just what I needed to hear! Thank you so much, you are incredibly sweet, lovely, and wise!

  • SG Courageous Cintra April 18, 2012, 1:41 pm

    Wow! So cool, so relaxed, I sooooo desire this way of living my life.
    Going to Amazon now! Thank you for the inspiration!!!
    It sure won’t be convinient for my surroundings from now on.
    BUT it will be for me!!! Finally. Thanks for the support!!!

  • SG Janie April 18, 2012, 12:01 pm

    PS I’m in Mastery, so I’m really feeling it!

  • Janie April 18, 2012, 11:58 am

    Loved the interview, bought the book. How do I want to feel? Passionate, excited, engaged, open, delighted, in awe, inspired, in love (with my life, with the world). It’s so interesting that I don’t have much trouble knowing how I want to feel. Perhaps my greatest desire is to have these feelings! This makes me very hopeful! Thanks, Mama Gena. Your beauty, wisdom and enthusiasm are absolutely contagious! I’m feeling it…

  • Regina, Queen of the Desert April 18, 2012, 1:50 am

    Ah! I ‘m somehow getting the hang of this… Danielle, I’m so walking my pretty Luddite ass into Barnes and Noble and buying that gorgeous book! Listening to this interview was uncanny reassurance for me tonight as I spent today in absolute ease, marvelling @ what I created-with no force, only juicy hunger!
    How do I want to feel?
    In awe of my own audacity!
    Devastatingly sexy!
    Jaw-droppingly magnetic, full-on Siren-Style!
    Charmed by my own bad self!
    Like the AMAZING BAD GIRL I know I was born to be!
    In celebration of my wild and raw emotionality, sensuality, and mischieviousness!
    I am creating my life in this way. Let me tell you, it is so unlike anything I’ve done before, I feel lonely in it sometimes. I also know that Im magnetizing all new deliciousness to myself!
    Thanks, Lovelies! I craved this interview today and didn’t even know it!

    Queen Of The Desert

    • mama gena April 18, 2012, 1:20 pm

      our pleasure to serve the queen of the desert!

  • SG Prada Madonna (Ellen S) April 17, 2012, 10:12 pm

    No more hard work? Feeling passionate? Do what comes naturally? No time management systems? Sign me up. The book order is sent!

    • Nettie June 7, 2014, 7:21 pm

      Now I’m like, well duh! Truly thaukfnl for your help.

  • Vicki April 17, 2012, 9:40 pm

    This was wonderful. Just wonder how I can proceed from here. I am so tired. Any advice out there. I would love to hear it. Thank you so much.

    • mama gena April 18, 2012, 1:21 pm

      take a nap, sister……even a wee one….

  • SG Patryce April 17, 2012, 7:03 pm

    Loved this interview! What a relief. I have always only been able to do what I want to. When I was younger that meant working on my art day and night, night and day, seeking clients, running all over town on meetings, dropping my book off, going to parties, schmoozing and boozing. Fast forward 10 years and I couldn’t make myself do that for nearly anything, and I’ve been feeling guilty for it… feeling like I’m never going to ‘get anywhere’ now… as all I want to do is get massage, do yoga, run, eat languid dinners, read ALONE, see close friends in intimate settings, and so on. I suffer through work when it comes, but in my free time that is all can make myself do. THANK YOU Mama and Danielle for this brilliant interview, and the reassurance. Can’t wait to dive into the book!

  • SG Katrina April 17, 2012, 6:40 pm

    yes yes yes One book is on its way to Norway, so inpiring interview, thank you MamaGena for this inpiration.

    Love you, SG Katrina

  • Melinda Cohan April 17, 2012, 5:18 pm

    My favorite frame: “Your aspirations are in your admirations”
    Thank you Mama & Danielle!

  • Natasja April 17, 2012, 3:40 pm

    This interview quite simply is PROFOUND!

    I want introduced to the one and only Danielle LaPorte at the Bliss Event in Calgary where she stole the show along with my heart.

    Since that day, I have faithfully followed, shared, subscribed, read & watched her.
    Through her, I’ve been introduced to more amazing people, today, I am grateful for the introduction to you Mama Gena.

    I will be picking up this book today …. and I FEEL FANTASTIC about it!
    Namaste to you both.

  • SG Kat April 17, 2012, 2:43 pm

    Thank you, thank you for this perfect message for me! Ordered the book and so look forward to reading it. I LOVE THIS BLOG!!

  • Malkah Geller April 17, 2012, 2:39 pm

    Mama Gena and Danielle, I love you both! You are so inspiring and simply hit a core deep within. Loved your pink dress and especially your voice!!! I’ll order Danielle’s book today! Thank you both for being on this earth NOW.

  • Maggie April 17, 2012, 1:28 pm

    I just bought it! I can’t wait to read it. I am already pretty aligned with doing things when I want to do them and living in my unique way I can’t wait to read how I can expand more into this! Here’s to you being a best seller!

  • Paula Farrington April 17, 2012, 1:22 pm

    Love the interview and I immediately bought a copy on iBooks! Thrilled to be leafing through these pages of passion and yes, Yes, YES! I can feel my own va-va-voom fireworks being sparked and soaring with Wow … thank you, Mama … thank you, Danielle!!

  • T. L. Cooper April 17, 2012, 12:52 pm

    As I listened to this I felt a tremendous amount of gratitude that when I listen to and play to my strengths and passions, my accomplishments always satisfy me even when they fall short of perfection. This is big for me because I have a big tendency toward perfectionism to the point that I’ve allowed it to stifle my creativity and my progress on projects of utmost importance to me. Lately I’ve been feeling myself shifting into the perfectionist thinking again and last night I even posted a statement on Facebook acknowledging the fine line between striving for excellence and striving for the unachievable perfection. I believe the universe answered my dilemma with your post this morning!! Awesome!!! Thank you!!

  • Orkideea Safire Blica April 17, 2012, 12:08 pm

    Super wunderfull interview – I love you Mama! I have developed living the same “Tjek in what I what to do, despide sesses. Because listning to that, has build in it´s on timing for things. Hugs and Confetti all over. SG delicioues Orkideea

  • Sue Dyson April 17, 2012, 11:31 am

    LOVED this. Just loved it. Two of the hottest women and … oh wait! If I recognize your hotness, I too, must be as hot. Woo hoo! Looking forward to getting my copy. I think I’ll do it the old fashioned way and go into a bookstore 🙂 Thank you beautiful women!

  • Kerrie Blazek | In Her Element April 17, 2012, 11:18 am

    Wow, two of my FAVORITE women on the same video — stunning! Having met Danielle in Manhattan Beach CA at one of her live Fire Starter Sessions and also a student at the SWA, I love the parallels between your philosophies. I’m also happy to report that since I’ve been traveling the USA, Canada, & Caribbean for the past 9 months (Mama, remember when I announced quitting my job in Miami last year?) — ALL of what you say is true. My favorite frame: The more in touch you are with your desires, the less you need goals. When I gave myself permission to follow my desires, life got really juicy! I’ve conjured amazing things with no effort, including someone making my final car payment, plus two — not one, but TWO — trips to the Caribbean! Thanks for this interview and ramping up PASSION today — xoxo, SG Kerrie

    • mama gena April 18, 2012, 1:19 pm

      congratulations on setting yourself free!

  • Anne April 17, 2012, 11:16 am

    I love this interview! I saw you both at RHH Live in NYC in Ocober, and I am going to order the book right after I write this comment! PROUD and EXCITED are the feelings I am using to create!

  • julia April 17, 2012, 10:35 am

    everytime i read anything from you i just laugh and tears running across my chics cause you are so flipping good.thank you so much

  • Jude LeMoine April 17, 2012, 10:25 am

    Take the easy way! Wow! What a concept. That has always been my default setting but I knew it was ‘wrong’. What an aha moment to realize that I was right all along. Easy way, here I come.

  • Ophelia April 17, 2012, 10:08 am

    Im so grateful for this! I just want to share 2 things: One is, I have realized, that sometimes my self limitations are so great that what I have been desiring will show up right in front of my face, and I TURN IT DOWN, because I don’t feel its ok to accept it! Like I don’t deserve it, or its just too much, or somehow its not fair to someone else if I accept something so wonderful. Does anyone else ever feel like that?? Also, I LOVE what she said about time management – “I do what I want, when I want” – this is so true! I find that if there’s something that needs to be done, I can’t force it if Im not feelin’ it. But if I wait long enough, there will be this moment where I say – “This is it, right now – lets do this!” You have to wait until the right time. If you do that, you’ll get it done faster than ever and with more enjoyment 🙂

    • Rosetta April 17, 2012, 3:35 pm

      Love what you said, and to add to that: Many times, if you procrastinate long enough, you’ll find that so many tasks never really needed to be done in the first place 🙂

  • SG Hot n' Luscious Lali April 17, 2012, 10:05 am

    YAY!!! I Am going to her book launch party on Wednesday! I’m so excited!


  • Sarah April 17, 2012, 9:32 am

    <3 seeing both of you talk! Two amazing inspiring women with great energy, love it.
    My core desired feelings are… connection, inspiration, passion, congruence and flow. I do not do well if i feel like i'm consistently battling without progress! Of course life has its moments of struggle, so we can flex our muscles and learn, but that feeling of being in the flow/jetstream, that feeling of rightness without derailment, is a big driver for me.
    Thank you for the thought-provoking question! xoxo

  • Shakaya April 17, 2012, 9:30 am

    this was so HOT. two profoundly glorious, activated goddesses sharing and supporting and celebrating each other. adore you both.

    reading inspiring words be it yours or Danielle’s is my power time and I strut around my house alone in black lingerie planning my mission to heal the world with love, food and beauty.

    meeting delicious Danielle in Toronto on Thursday 😀

    • Sonya Danzig April 18, 2012, 7:54 am

      Dear SG Shakaya:

      Thanks for mentioning Toronto party – I will be there too! text me at 647.898.3335 to say Hello! and meet!

      SG Sonya, Smokey Beauty

      • Shakaya April 20, 2012, 1:31 pm

        Hi SG Sonya, just saw this now, I don’t know how to text lol! jump on my list to keep in touch.
        wasn’t Danielle profoundly gorgeous, it was a magical night! xo

  • Shann April 17, 2012, 9:26 am

    DESIRE! Thanks for a fun interview. I can’t wait for my new book to arrive.

  • Danielle LaPorte April 17, 2012, 9:25 am

    loving all the womanly woman love! thank you xoxoxo

  • Gill April 17, 2012, 9:04 am

    I already have the book on pre-order, and now can’t wait for it to arrive. Love the idea of the “I want, I need” excercise, oh and Danielle – you have such a wonderful smile… 🙂

  • Jill Martin (SG Jill is MAGIC) April 17, 2012, 8:49 am

    PS – I preordered the book – can’t wait to get it!!!

  • Jill Martin (SG Jill is MAGIC) April 17, 2012, 8:48 am

    thank you for this! It was through following Danielle that brought me home to you!
    I am loving all the synchronicity that is just so juicy. Thanks to you and Danielle, I am committed to creating my Big Vision in a new feminine way, through focusing on desire and how I want to feel versus goals and deadlines. I want to feel ease and flow, I want to feel Joy, I want to attract the assistance and support I need and be surrounded with people who are calming and grounding. I want to feel juicy and sexy and passionate…and relaxed…as I heed my call to greatness. I am so grateful that I have one! and thanks to you and Danielle and all the Master Teachers at Mastery, I am feeling that all that is a possible reality for me, ’cause I am feeling it in my cells!
    Blessings to you Mama and Danielle
    With such Gratitude,

    • mama gena April 18, 2012, 1:18 pm

      it is so good to have you in mastery!

  • Nita April 17, 2012, 8:29 am

    WOW……what an amazing interview. I am inspired, book is ordered, now I just have to hurry up the mailman

  • BellaGodiva April 17, 2012, 8:19 am

    Mama Gena…I love you! I love the way you promote so many wonderful women around you. Thank you for introducing me to The Fire Starter Sessions. We ask for certain things in our lives and then something totally different seems to show up; but, as it turns out, it is exactly what we asked for…because it points the way. I am grateful.

  • Sarah Robertson (SGSas) April 17, 2012, 8:14 am

    I love this! I’m currently reading this and its giving me a much needed kick up the ass! She write with so much passion and spirit, its like green juice for the spirit.

    Thanks Mama Gena and Danielle xx

    • mama gena April 17, 2012, 1:21 pm

      i’m drinking a green juice and reading her book, right now!!