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Soul Limber

10 July, 2013

Before deciding on my ultimate core desired feelings for The Desire Map, I worked through Soul Limber, a dedicated section of The Desire Map Workbook focused on warming up, engaging the spirit, and streaming consciousness.…

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The Desire Map

3 July, 2013

I recently started upon a new journey briefly mentioned in my post on themes for 2013 (Gratitude, Beauty, and Health) called The Desire Map (affiliate link)*. The program, authored by the luminous Danielle LaPorte, is all about how we want to feel in life. Much like setting up themes for myself each year instead of writing out a list of aspirations, The Desire Map encourages people to map out their core desired feelings instead of concrete goals. By doing this,…

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2013: Gratitude, Beauty, and Health

28 June, 2013

In the past couple of years, I've chosen just three words to focus on for twelve months. Last year, my words were Create, Celebrate, Simplify. Though I didn't follow through with all of the goals I set out for myself, I was relatively happy with how they manifested for me. I got back into writing and wrote more than ever before during NaNoWriMo. I celebrated with friends, I celebrated myself, I even got to travel to Indonesia to celebrate my…

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Spring Fever

17 May, 2013

Love A La Carte features all the little things that make my life just a little more delicious. Lipstick stains on coffee cups. Gossip. Having really smart friends. Practicing gratitude. Wine tastings at Light of My Lantern Speakeasy, where I can get a good flush in the safety of great company. Lindt's A Touch of Sea Salt dark chocolate bar. Getting outside in the fresh air and sunshine to plant green, growing things. Twitter DMs. Writing dates. Cherry blossoms. 3 Paths…

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Friday, I’m in Love

22 March, 2013

Love A La Carte features all the little things that make my life just a little more delicious. The LIzzie Bennet Diaries (a modern take on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice told through video blogs on YouTube) ♥ This song, which features samples from both Billie Jean AND Under Pressure. Go listen. NOW. ♥ Daria. ♥ Dove's new Photoshop action: promoting self-esteem everywhere. ♥ Parents doing amazing things for their kids: Parents and Transgendered 6 Year-Old Battle Her Colorado…

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Absorbing Positivity, Deflecting Negativity

17 January, 2013

One of the hardest and most valuable lessons I have learned in my life is how to absorb positivity and deflect negativity. Before putting positive energy out into the world, it's important to create it for yourself. In this short, but sweet "Ask Amy", Amy Poehler explains how to get a start on pumping up positive energy in our lives, accepting compliments, and leaving negative energy behind. Take it from this genius comedy star and implement it into everyday life:…

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