CSP #8: The Five Invitations with Frank Ostaseski

An internationally respected Buddhist teacher, Frank Ostaseski is the visionary cofounder of the Zen Hospice Project and Metta Institute. He has sat on the precipice of death with more than a thousand people. He has trained countless clinicians and caregivers in the art of mindful and compassionate care. In The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully, he distills the lessons gleaned over decades of selfless service offering an evocative and stirring guide that points to a radical path to transformation.

The Five Invitations:

  • Don’t Wait
  • Welcome Everything, Push Away Nothing
  • Bring Your Whole Self to the Experience
  • Find a Place of Rest in the Middle of Things
  • Cultivate Don’t Know Mind

The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully are mutually supportive principles, permeated with love that are reliable guides for being with dying. And, as it turns out, they have a relevance for all of us in living a life of integrity, meaning and purpose. They can be understood as best practices for anyone navigating a life transition, coping with loss or serious illness or a personal crisis. They guide us toward appreciating life’s preciousness. The Five Invitations is a powerful and inspiring exploration of the essential wisdom dying has to show about waking up fully to our lives.

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CSP #7: Secret missions of kindness with Kelly Rae Roberts

Listen in as Kelly Rae Roberts and I talk about secret missions of kindness… and the ways that creativity, intention and kindness intersect.

Kelly Rae Roberts is an author, an artist and a possibilitarian. You can find her gorgeous art prints, her book and so much more inspiration on her website. 

Show Notes:

Lovebomb: The retreat we mention at the beginning of the episode.
A powerful ritual from one of our Lovebomb retreats.

AND… if you get inspired by the conversation and want to join in the Make Your Own Magic e-course, you are more than welcome!

 

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A brand new class to lift your spirits! Pay what you can.

I believe in cultivating our superpowers – like courage, intuition, gratitude, creativity and wonder. I also believe that we can use our powers to delight, inspire and bless the world.

The world + our hearts need some extra love and healing right now.

What if a community of kindred spirits came together for the purpose of delighting ourselves and delighting the world? What if we became a collection of bright little lights that rippled out and offered something healing and joy-filled? What if we could make a difference through our creativity and our heart-forward way of being in the world?

This is my invitation.

We spend 4 weeks together making some magic. And by magic, I mean creative magic, the magic of offering your heart… the magic of being a living breathing love note to the world. 

Here’s what you’ll discover, inside:

  • Creative activities that are all about joy + fun and raising our vibration.
  • Secret missions that are blessings for the world.
  • Experiments in magic.
  • Love notes to the world.
  • All in service to our aliveness and joy.

Pay what you can! My gift to you.

CSP #6: A tribute to Amy Krouse Rosenthal: Make the most of your time here.


You likely saw her piece in the NYtimes Modern Love this week entitled You May Want to Marry My Husband. It’s heartbreaking and beautiful and if you haven’t read it, please do so that you can have this window into her gorgeous heart.

This is an interview I recorded about 10 years ago, when I thought I had all the time in the world to continue to get to know Amy and celebrate her work. It is with great love and admiration that I bring you this little time capsule of an episode. It is one tiny thing I can do to honor her magic!


Amy Krouse Rosenthal
is a person who likes to make things. She is a contributor to the TED conference and NPR. Her 30+ books for children include Little Pea, Uni the Unicorn, I Wish You More, Exclamation Mark, Spoon, Chopsticks, Duck! Rabbit!, Yes Day, The OK Book, The Wonder Book, Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons, Plant a Kiss, and Wumbers.

As for her adult work, Amazon named Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life one of the top 10 memoirs of the decade.  A guided journal based on this book was recently released, titled Encyclopedia of Me: My Life from A-Z.  Some of her other bestselling guided journals include The Belly Book, The Bride-to-be-Book, My Birthday Book and The Big Sibling Book.

Her viral videos include The Beckoning of Lovely, The Money Tree, The Kindness Thought Bubble, and Life is a Marathon.

Notes:

Amy’s website

You May Want to Marry My Husband by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

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CSP #5: SARK on Deeply Grieving and Wildly Living

So excited and moved to bring you the newest episode of the podcast! The interview is with my longtime friend and mentor SARK… It’s a vulnerable and poignant conversation about grief, love, the afterlife and even dating again after loss.

It’s juicy. And if you know SARK, you know that’s just how she rolls.

It’s my honor to bring you this episode.

SARK (Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy) is a bestselling author and artist. Her books have sold over two million copies. She is the founder and creative fountain of Planet SARK, a thriving business that creates fabulous products and services to support empowered living. She lives gladly in San Francisco.

Notes:

Succulent Wild Love: Six Powerful Habits for Feeling More Love More Often by SARK and Dr. John Waddell

Magical story of how I met SARK.

Second Firsts: Christina Rasmussen

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