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Super Sponsor Spotlight

Superhero Journal sponsors are, well, super! So take a minute to check out all of the awesomeness they are offering up this May. Also, if you’d like to see your e-Course, Etsy shop, blog or business on the sidebar or in an upcoming Super Sponsor Spotlight, we’d love to have you. Just send a quick email to Amber at: superherolife@gmail.com to get all the details.

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Up & Running

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Running is more than a workout. It’s a portal to mind-body alignment.
It’s a source of community. It’s soul-searching & goal-setting.
It’s where wisdom meets wonder, with the wind in your hair.

And it’s not just for the skinny, the svelte, or the superhuman. It’s for YOU.

At Up & Running we’ve got all the goodies to help you. Our e-courses from 5K, 10K to half-marathon runs all come with expert coaching, unlimited support and a vibrant members forum.

Join us for our June courses and we’ll get you on your feet, out the door, and into the world… registration is now open!

“I can’t praise Up & Running highly enough. Being a part of the community has been one of the most enjoyable experiences I’ve ever had… I go out running now for the sheer enjoyment of it and every single time I have to chuckle a bit to myself at what I’ve accomplished. Me, a runner.” — Svava, UK

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Inner Moves — Maureen Clancy

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Deep down you’re sensitive and brilliant, but you’ve been playing small.  For years, you’ve been fighting the feeling that you’re not good enough. But the more you fight, the bigger it gets.

Meanwhile, opportunities for happiness, love, and money are slipping by.

You secretly wish you could:
• Go after your dreams.
• Take more risks and delight in the rewards.
• Release negative habits like self-sabotage.
• Feel more compassion for yourself and others.

Inner Moves is a 6-week e-Course that’ll help you do these things.

Imagine how it would feel to:
• Stop fighting this feeling.
• Have specific tools to use when this feeling gets big.
• Belong to a community of women in which you’ll be encouraged, validated and safely held.
• Begin to accept — all parts of yourself (… even those you don’t like).
• Stop holding back and live the life you were meant to live.

My deepest desire for you is to love and accept yourself . . . no matter what.

Want to sponsor your friend, sister, mother, daughter? You are amazing, AND you get $50 off her fee. That’s a whole-life changing course for 100 bucks!
1. Visit http://www.maureen-clancy.com/inner-moves
2. Click Add to Cart.
3. Type sponsorasister in the discount box (as one word with no spaces).
4. Click Checkout to pay.
5. I’ll email you a gift certificate to send her.

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Kelly Rae Roberts

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I’m Kelly Rae Roberts. I’m an artist, author + a Possibilitarian.

I believe that art has the transformative power to heal (both the maker and the receiver of that art).

I believe that we get to make the rules, that we get to choose, that we get to craft the exact life that has been waiting for us. And when we do, we become fully alive.

I also believe that we are meant for the complicated journeys of brokenness and wholeness, vulnerability and courage, wisdom and silliness. Sometimes all at once. But more on that, later.

An Accidental Artist

I spent my early career as a clinical medical social worker — counseling broken hearts, and helping others through the fights of their lives. It was powerful, important work — but my heart began to grow restless.

Until . . . I started playing with paint, at age 30. And everything shifted and changed and opened up. A new way of experiencing, translating, sharing & being in the world was born.

Come say hello at http://kellyraeroberts.com + use coupon code SUPERHERO for 20% off any purchase in the shop!

Super Sponsor Spotlight

Superhero Journal sponsors are, well, super! So take a minute to check out all of the potential and possibilities they are offering up this April. Also, if you’d like to see your e-Course, Etsy shop, blog or business on the sidebar or in an upcoming Super Sponsor Spotlight, we’d love to have you. Just send a quick email to Amber at: superherolife@gmail.com to get all the details.

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Catherine Just – The Deepening eCourse

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This is your invitation to The Deepening – an eCourse from award-winning photographer Catherine Just.

Through this 4-week process, you will discover the sacred in the everyday, as you decide to deepen … everything. Friendships, partnerships, convictions & connections. Your work, your art, your faith, your message.

Through a subtle shift in perception, you will connect with the moments that matter, and loosen your grip on the minutia that … doesn’t.

The Deepening begins on May 5th. Dive in…   Registration closes April 30th.

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Chris Guillebeau – The $100 Startup

Imagine a life where all your time is spent on things you want to do.

Imagine handing a letter to your boss that says: “Dear Boss, I’m writing to let you know that your services are no longer required. Thanks for everything, but I’ll be doing things my own way now.”

In The $100 Startup, Chris Guillebeau shows you how to lead a life of adventure, meaning and purpose – and earn a good living too. Here, finally distilled into one easy-to-use guide, are the most valuable lessons from those who’ve learned how to turn what they do into a gateway to self-fulfillment.

You don’t need an MBA, a business plan or even employees! It’s all about finding the intersection between what you love to do and what other people will pay for.

The $100 Startup is packed with 300 pages of action to get you on your way. Or come meet Chris and a fun group of independent-minded people in a city near you on The $100 Startup Tour. There may even be cupcakes…

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Kelly Rae Roberts

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I’m Kelly Rae Roberts. I’m an artist, author + a Possibilitarian.

I believe that art has the transformative power to heal (both the maker and the receiver of that art).

I believe that we get to make the rules, that we get to choose, that we get to craft the exact life that has been waiting for us. And when we do, we become fully alive.

I also believe that we are meant for the complicated journeys of brokenness and wholeness, vulnerability and courage, wisdom and silliness. Sometimes all at once. But more on that, later.

An Accidental Artist

I spent my early career as a clinical medical social worker — counseling broken hearts and helping others through the fights of their lives. It was powerful, important work — but my heart began to grow restless.

Until . . . I started playing with paint, at age 30. And everything shifted and changed and opened up. A new way of experiencing, translating, sharing & being in the world was born.

Come say hello at http://kellyraeroberts.com + use coupon code SUPERHERO for 20% off any purchase in the shop! Act fast! Expires April 27th.

I’m actually not that busy.

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This is my new mantra: I’m actually not that busy.

It doesn’t sound spiritual or like something you heard at your yoga class. It might not even feel true the first few times you say it! But it’s changing my life.

My aha moment came when I saw this graphic above on Facebook. Moments later I heard Brene Brown talk about how we glorify our busy lives, how we actually think that if we’re not busy our lives are less important or have less value. It’s subtle, but always saying we are busy is another way we reinforce our not-enoughness.

When people ask you how you’re doing, do you do what I do? Do you say, “Oh fine, crazy, busy as ever!” or “Really good… super busy!”

But what is busy really? but something we tell ourselves.

I practiced it this morning when I dropped off Nico at school. As I signed him out, I heard that familiar refrain, Okay sister, you better get going now and get to your desk… But then I stopped myself and said, I’m actually not that busy! and let myself stay a few extra minutes building a tower of blocks with him.

It was just a few more minutes but it felt spacious, like I got to decide that I have time for everything. I felt myself writing a new story: that there is enough time for what’s most important in my life.

If you see it all as part of the creative process (and I do) — the daydreams, the walks, the lying on the couch, the spontaneous lunch with a friend — it starts to make sense. My best work is done this way– not when I am pinched and constricted but expansive and present.

So yeah, the more I say it, the more it feels true. I’m not that busy people! and it’s awesome.

Will you try this with me?

The next time someone asks you how you are, I dare you to say: Great! I’m actually not that busy.

 

Super Sponsor Spotlight

Superhero Journal sponsors are, well, super! So take a minute to check out all of the amazingness they are offering up in March. Also, if you’d like to see your e-Course, Etsy shop, blog or business on the sidebar or in an upcoming Super Sponsor Spotlight, we’d love to have you. Just send a quick email to Amber at: superherolife@gmail.com to get all the details.

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Inner Moves — Maureen Clancy

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Deep down you’re sensitive and brilliant, but you’ve been playing small … especially when you feel “I’m not good enough.”

When the part of you that feels not good enough comes up, you try to get rid of it. You try lots of things: ignoring it, stuffing it down with food and other things, going shopping. But these things don’t work for long.

Imagine How It Would Feel To:

- Create a new relationship with your “I’m not good enough” part.
- Have specific tools to use when this part gets loud, so it can no longer rule your life.
- Stop holding back and live the life you were meant to live.

Over the past 10 years, I’ve seen miracles happen with my clients as they shed their negative self-talk and step into their brilliance. Rather than hating that part and pushing it away, you’ll begin to look at it with understanding and compassion.

Join me for Inner Moves, and I’ll show you how.

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Creative Money — Mindy Crary

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Mindy Crary is a certified financial planner & wealth coach who thinks that budgeting sucks. Plain & simple.

As the maven behind Creative Money, she advocates “conscious spending” — a fresh approach to financial clarity, organization and independence.

And for financial newbies, she’s offering three stellar freebies: Getting Started With Conscious Spending (a 50 page e-book); The Mini-Mint Video Series (an introduction to the ever-popular money-tracking site, Mint.com); and on March 18th, she’s hosting a free call that explores how you can feel more connected to your money so you can make more–and keep more–of it.

Hop over to Mindy’s online world to grab the tools, for free.

Get clarity around your cash flow.
Get educated about your money.
And get more satisfaction from every dollar.

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Live.Life.Wonderful — The eCourse

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Live.Life.Wonderful. – The eCourse: 30 days of thought provoking words, images, and activities to get you thinking, dreaming and scheming about ways to bring more wonderful into your life. This course will guide you in ways to manifest a mindset of positive thinking, gratefulness and abundance. Designed for those in transition; the soul searchers and the seekers; feel good junkies, and those in need of inspiration and affirmations that life is indeed, pretty darn wonderful.

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Kelly Rae Roberts

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I’m Kelly Rae Roberts. I’m an artist, author + a Possibilitarian.

I believe that art has the transformative power to heal (both the maker and the receiver of that art).

I believe that we get to make the rules, that we get to choose, that we get to craft the exact life that has been waiting for us. And when we do, we become fully alive.

I also believe that we are meant for the complicated journeys of brokenness and wholeness, vulnerability and courage, wisdom and silliness. Sometimes all at once. But more on that, later.

An Accidental Artist

I spent my early career as a clinical medical social worker — counseling broken hearts, and helping others through the fights of their lives. It was powerful, important work — but my heart began to grow restless.

Until . . . I started playing with paint, at age 30. And everything shifted and changed and opened up. A new way of experiencing, translating, sharing & being in the world was born.

Come say hello at http://kellyraeroberts.com

Super Sponsor Spotlight

Our Superhero Journal sponsors are, well, super! So take a minute to check out all of the amazingness they are offering up in February. Also, if you’d like to see your e-Course, Etsy shop, blog or business on the sidebar or in an upcoming Super Sponsor Spotlight, we’d love to have you. Just send a quick email to Amber at: superherolife@gmail.com to get all the details.

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Inspirational Card Deck Swap — Jessica Brogan

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Inspired by Christine Mason Miller’s book “Desire to Inspire,” the “Inspirational Card Deck” Swap has drawn hundreds of participants from around the world over the past year. Demand has grown, so I am offering another round early this year!

Here’s how it works: Following the guidelines, you alter a deck of playing cards in any way you want (people get so creative!), and you add your favorite Inspirational Quotes about life and creativity to each card. You send your deck to me, I work my magic, and you receive 52 unique artist’s cards back in the mail! Guidelines, FAQs and Photos of past swaps at this link! The deadline for postmarking is March 29th so you have plenty of time to participate!

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Travels with Her — Maureen Clancy

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Have you ever felt I’m not good enough?
Has it prevented you from doing and having and being all that you want in your life?
Tried pushing this feeling away, only to have it get bigger and louder?

Here’s the thing. You can’t get rid of it. It’s part of you. I know. I’ve been there. And, in the last 10 years, I’ve guided hundreds of clients through having a new relationship with this part. I love love LOVE seeing the miracles that can happen afterward.

Travels with Her: A 4-week Journey with your “I’m not Good Enough” Part will change everything. At the end of your journey, you’ll have:

  1. A new relationship with your “I’m not good enough” part.
  2. Specific tools to use when this part gets loud.
  3. A community of women where you’ll be encouraged, validated and safely held.

You can participate from anywhere on the planet. It begins Monday, March 4th. Join me on the journey. Visit http://www.maureen-clancy.com/travels-with-her to sign up.

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Up & Running — Shauna Reid and Julia Jones

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Running is more than a workout. It’s a portal to mind-body alignment.
It’s a source of community. It’s soul-searching & goal-setting.
It’s where wisdom meets wonder, with the wind in your hair.

And it’s not just for the skinny, the svelte, or the superhuman. It’s for YOU.

At Up & Running we offer e-courses for super-new and seasoned runners tackling 5K, 10K, and half-marathon runs, all with expert coaching, unlimited support and a vibrant members forum.

Join us for our March courses and we’ll get you on your feet, out the door, and into the world… registration is now open!

“Up & Running has really been the best thing I have done for myself in years, and not just for the running. My confidence and happiness in my own skin has increased so much and I love what my body can DO, rather than obsessing about what it looks like.” — Philippa, UK

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Chris Guillebeau – The $100 Startup

Imagine a life where all your time is spent on things you want to do.

Imagine handing a letter to your boss that says: “Dear Boss, I’m writing to let you know that your services are no longer required. Thanks for everything, but I’ll be doing things my own way now.”

In The $100 Startup, Chris Guillebeau shows you how to lead a life of adventure, meaning and purpose – and earn a good living too. Here, finally distilled into one easy-to-use guide, are the most valuable lessons from those who’ve learned how to turn what they do into a gateway to self-fulfillment.

You don’t need an MBA, a business plan or even employees! It’s all about finding the intersection between what you love to do and what other people will pay for.

The $100 Startup is packed with 300 pages of action to get you on your way. Or come meet Chris and a fun group of independent-minded people in a city near you on The $100 Startup Tour. There may even be cupcakes…

Super Sponsor Spotlight

Our Superhero Journal sponsors are, well, super! So take a minute to check out all of the amazingness they are offering up in January. Also, if you’d like to see your e-Course, Etsy shop, blog or business on the sidebar or in an upcoming Super Sponsor Spotlight, we’d love to have you. Just send a quick email to Amber at: superherolife@gmail.com to get all the details.

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Create Your Incredible Year Workbook + Calendar — Leonie Dawson

Are you ready for 2013 to be your most incredible year yet, in life or in business… or (gasp!) in BOTH?

Leonie Dawson is here to help you do just that… easily, cheaply + powerfully.

The uber popular Create Your Incredible Year Workbook + Calendar is back for 2013!

And this year, it’s TWICE as fantastic: For the first time ever and by popular request, there’s the original Life version and the brand-spanking NEW edition just for Business!

New Year’s resolutions and goals have a bit of a reputation of being a one-night stand kinda relationship. They don’t last long, they don’t create profound change, and what’s more, we usually have regrets and hang-ups about them.

The Create Your Incredible Year workbooks are DIFFERENT. They are powerful catalysts of change that not only inspire a new direction but make you feel good about yourself at the same time! They call out your highest potential, and your ability to make it all happen.

It’s your year: are you ready to make it incredible?

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The Highly Sensitive Thriving Artist — Claire O’Connor

Attention artists, beauty-makers, poets, writers…

As creatives, our unique way of being-in-the-world is a two-sided coin. We have a uniquely-wired nervous system that requires special care and attention in order for us to truly thrive and blossom with ease.

The traits that give us our sensitivity, depth and vision are the very same traits which can often leave us feeling jangled, depleted and overwhelmed.

Join me, Claire O’Connor, in a 4-week interactive, live and experiential ecourse, beginning January 23…

The Highly-Sensitive Thriving Artist eCourse

You’ll learn tips, tricks and techniques for caring deeply for your sensitive system… These are potent, body-centered, spirit-centered replenishment tools that work like a charm when you’re feeling frayed and frazzled. Learn easy, doable methods to prevent system overload in the first place, without alienating those around you.

FREE Info Call
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
2:00–2:30pm Eastern Time
Learn more HERE…

Join us! 15% off tuition for Superhero Journal readers

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Creative Courage — Stephanie Levy

Are you looking for an extra boost of courage to kick start your creativity in 2013?

I’d like to invite you to join Creative Courage, an online course about finding, following, and realizing your creative dreams.

Creative Courage guides you in reaching your goals, provides you with practical business tools, and helps you connect with like-minded women all around the world.

Our next 6 week session of Creative Courage runs from January 28th – March 8th, 2013.

Twelve special guests will join us for exclusive Creative Courage interviews: Grace Bonney, Kelly Rae Roberts, Lisa Congdon, Faythe Levine, Diana Fayt, Helen Dardik, Maya Stein, Alicia Bock, Andrea Jenkins, Laurie Wagner, Cynthia Morris, Julia Rothman.

This amazing group of women will share their secrets on how they have published books, built online businesses, created films, developed workshops and e-courses, and are now thriving as creative artists, illustrators, photographers, and authors.

Creative Courage is your personal invitation for 6 weeks of fun, color, inspiration, and tools to begin an inspiring, new creative life in 2013. I hope you’ll celebrate the new year with us!

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Chris Guillebeau – The $100 Startup

Imagine a life where all your time is spent on things you want to do.

Imagine handing a letter to your boss that says: “Dear Boss, I’m writing to let you know that your services are no longer required. Thanks for everything, but I’ll be doing things my own way now.”

In The $100 Startup, Chris Guillebeau shows you how to lead a life of adventure, meaning and purpose – and earn a good living too. Here, finally distilled into one easy-to-use guide, are the most valuable lessons from those who’ve learned how to turn what they do into a gateway to self-fulfillment.

You don’t need an MBA, a business plan or even employees! It’s all about finding the intersection between what you love to do and what other people will pay for.

The $100 Startup is packed with 300 pages of action to get you on your way. Or come meet Chris and a fun group of independent-minded people in a city near you on The $100 Startup Tour. There may even be cupcakes…

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Ruby Loves

Valentine’s Day is coming!  Get Free Shipping with the code RUBYLOVESFS when you place your order by January 26th.

Super Sponsor Spotlight

Our Superhero Journal sponsors are, well, super! So take a minute to check out all of the amazingness they are offering up in December. Also, if you’d like to see your e-Course, Etsy shop, blog or business on the sidebar or in an upcoming Super Sponsor Spotlight, we’d love to have you. Just send a quick email to Amber at: superherolife@gmail.com to get all the details.

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Create Your Incredible Year Workbook + Calendar — Leonie Dawson

Are you ready for 2013 to be your most incredible year yet, in life or in business… or (gasp!) in BOTH?<

Leonie Dawson is here to help you do just that… easily, cheaply + powerfully.

The uber popular Create Your Incredible Year Workbook + Calendar is back for 2013!

And this year, it’s TWICE as fantastic: For the first time ever and by popular request, there’s the original Life version and the brand-spanking NEW edition just for Business!

New Year’s resolutions and goals have a bit of a reputation of being a one-night stand kinda relationship. They don’t last long, they don’t create profound change, and what’s more, we usually have regrets and hang-ups about them.

The Create Your Incredible Year workbooks are DIFFERENT. They are powerful catalysts of change that not only inspire a new direction but make you feel good about yourself at the same time! They call out your highest potential, and your ability to make it all happen.

It’s your year: are you ready to make it incredible?

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Simplicity Parenting — Kathy Stowell

Imagine your days flowing with smoother transitions, fewer meltdowns and an abundance of mama time to replenish your inner well.

I’m Kathy Stowell from Bliss Beyond Naptime and I’m offering a series of online workshops based on the principles outlined in Kim John Payne’s epic book Simplicity Parenting with Rhythm Module beginning on January 15th.

For four weeks you will be led through the process of designing the rhythms and rituals that will work for your unique family in a realistic, practical and loving way.

Three times a week by email I will deliver support and inspiration through video, worksheets, meditations, recorded group calls and interviews with special guest stars to guide you to a family life based on your values and ideals while shedding the rest. A tribe to share your struggles and celebrations will be waiting for you at our private Facebook page. We’re looking forward to you joining us on this quest to simplify our days!

Please use the discount code superheromama for 15% off at checkout.

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Jen Downer, Portrait and Lifestyle Photographer

Jen Downer is a portrait & lifestyle photographer for beautifully messy, miraculously complicated, ferociously loving families. The kind that don’t own matching black turtlenecks — and prefer cookie batter & cuddle piles to chin-on-knuckles yearbook poses. Her Portland-based photography business, She Saw Things, is all about capturing real life, crazy love and all of its perfectly imperfect beauty.

Jen is excited to extend a special offer to the Superhero Life followers: The first 5 of you to book a She Saw Things photo session will receive $100 off of the session fee! (small print: sessions must be booked by October 31st 2012 and must take place in November 2012 in Portland, Oregon.). Email Jen to book: jen@shesawthings.com.

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Chris Guillebeau – The $100 Startup

The $100 Startup

Imagine a life where all your time is spent on things you want to do.

Imagine handing a letter to your boss that says: “Dear Boss, I’m writing to let you know that your services are no longer required. Thanks for everything, but I’ll be doing things my own way now.”

In The $100 Startup, Chris Guillebeau shows you how to lead a life of adventure, meaning and purpose – and earn a good living too. Here, finally distilled into one easy-to-use guide, are the most valuable lessons from those who’ve learned how to turn what they do into a gateway to self-fulfillment.

You don’t need an MBA, a business plan or even employees! It’s all about finding the intersection between what you love to do and what other people will pay for.

The $100 Startup is packed with 300 pages of action to get you on your way. Or come meet Chris and a fun group of independent-minded people in a city near you on The $100 Startup Tour. There may even be cupcakes…

Super Sponsor Spotlight

Our Superhero Journal sponsors are, well, super! So take a minute to check out all of the amazingness they are offering up in November. Also, if you’d like to see your e-Course, Etsy shop, blog or business on the sidebar or in an upcoming Super Sponsor Spotlight, we’d love to have you. Just send a quick email to Amber at: superherolife@gmail.com to get all the details.

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Soul Secrets to Success — Leonie Dawson

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between someone who has a thriving, successful business + life, and someone who is struggling?

Here’s the good news: Creating a thriving, joyful, successful life + business isn’t by accident.

And here’s the GREAT news: It’s completely + utterly LEARNABLE!

This is great news because it means if you aren’t getting the levels of shining success you want right now, you are just missing a few pieces of the puzzle.

In the must-see “Soul Secrets To Success” video workshop, heart-centered entrepreneur + business mentor Leonie Dawson reveals those missing puzzle pieces–all for free.

So why is she giving away these valuable insights for free?

“I’m a big believer in paying it forward,” Leonie explains. “I’ve made all my dreams come true, and I’m here to help other women make their dreams come true now too. I believe you have gifts to offer the world. I believe business can be a vehicle to help them go into the world. I want to see you thriving!

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Santa Pause — Kristin Noelle

Hi! I’m Kristin Noelle of Trust Tending. And I’m joining a movement of gorgeous souls across our globe to treat this holiday season – a season that has historically been full of over-stimulation and overwhelm – as a chance to do something unheard of: to come more deeply ALIVE.

My move is this: for 30 days between American Thanksgiving and Christmas, I’m creating one of my signature sketches – simple, heart-full drawings that focus in on what matters to me most: trust, deep presence, and softening into love.

And I’d love your company in pausing the many distractions of the season to quietly soak them in.

A community is gathering around this practice and for the 30 days the sketches go out, we’ll be talking together on a private Facebook page about how we’re navigating the season – the challenges we’re experiencing and the moves we’re making to trust, to soften, to come ever more ALIVE.

We’d be thrilled for your company. Will you join us?

Enter SuperheroLife at checkout to get $5 off the experience.

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Tech Husband — Forest Linden

Tech Husband (aka Forest Linden) has created a step-by-step, online training program that empowers you to build your business dreams without tech frustrations holding you back.

His Tech Genius program teaches you to set up all the systems and software you need to offer information products like online home study programs, or services like coaching.

And, from now until Sunday, 11/18 at midnight, he’s offering a free training that you don’t want to miss. In it, you’ll learn:

- How to transform your idea into an online revenue stream
- What software you’ll need and how it fits together
- Top recommendations that will save you years of trial and error.

Watching Forest’s videos is like sitting at a coffee shop with the sweetest geek ever, explaining all the tech mumbo that makes your head spin.

He has a simple, gentle way of demystifying all those web tech systems that are essential for running your online business (like your website, payments, auto-responders, membership areas, email marketing and more…)

Click here to check it out!

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Jen Downer, Portrait and Lifestyle Photographer

Jen Downer is a portrait & lifestyle photographer for beautifully messy, miraculously complicated, ferociously loving families. The kind that don’t own matching black turtlenecks — and prefer cookie batter & cuddle piles to chin-on-knuckles yearbook poses. Her Portland-based photography business, She Saw Things, is all about capturing real life, crazy love and all of its perfectly imperfect beauty.

Jen is excited to extend a special offer to the Superhero Life followers: The first 5 of you to book a She Saw Things photo session will receive $100 off of the session fee! (small print: sessions must be booked by October 31st 2012 and must take place in November 2012 in Portland, Oregon.). Email Jen to book: jen@shesawthings.com.

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Chris Guillebeau – The $100 Startup

The $100 Startup

Imagine a life where all your time is spent on things you want to do.

Imagine handing a letter to your boss that says: “Dear Boss, I’m writing to let you know that your services are no longer required. Thanks for everything, but I’ll be doing things my own way now.”

In The $100 Startup, Chris Guillebeau shows you how to lead a life of adventure, meaning and purpose – and earn a good living too. Here, finally distilled into one easy-to-use guide, are the most valuable lessons from those who’ve learned how to turn what they do into a gateway to self-fulfillment.

You don’t need an MBA, a business plan or even employees! It’s all about finding the intersection between what you love to do and what other people will pay for.

The $100 Startup is packed with 300 pages of action to get you on your way. Or come meet Chris and a fun group of independent-minded people in a city near you on The $100 Startup Tour. There may even be cupcakes…

Happy birthdays + the best gift ever

Sweetest birthday ever, my godparents, me, Sasha, SARK, John, Viola, Matt took this photo which is why he’s not pictured!

There should be a word for the very specific pleasure that comes from being a room with so many people you love. The pleasure of collecting your peeps, from disparate parts of your life, and putting them in a room together to love each other up.

This was just part of the deep joy that was my birthday this year.

I spent the afternoon wandering through downtown San Francisco, popping in and out of stores and taking in all of the action that is a Friday evening downtown. I bought myself an awesome new jacket and a fancy pair of boots. My godparents met me and we strolled around looking at the ice skating ring that just popped up in Union Square, the enormous Christmas tree, and the huge photo of Brad Pitt on the side of Macy’s. I felt like a country girl in the big city. Everything looked so exciting!

I think it’s taken me 41 years to figure out what kind of celebration suits me best. Is it a party? Is it quiet? Is it raucous and loud? Big or small? Night or is it day?

This year I nailed it.

It was hosted by my dear friend Viola in San Francisco who is an incredible cook. We had beef bourguignon, cauliflower mash, and a simple salad perfectly dressed. The cake was itself a masterpiece– made from hazelnut flour, chestnut flour, olive oil, honey, cardamom and orange peel. Served with fresh whipped cream. Divine.

And the best part? We told stories all night long. I heard the stories of how each of the people in my life met their partners, how each of us became friends… It was like a round robin of stories, one after the other, a spontaneous celebration of love and connection. Viola also told an unforgettable story about her time in Antarctica. (She and her husband go each year and study penguins) She described the extraordinary quiet there, so quiet that you can hear whales breathing in the distance, miles away.

The best part

The best part though? Was having an experience of how loved and adored I am. This is something that I know intellectually, something that I could say in words. Yeah, yeah. I know I am loved… But to feel it? To be deeply present to my own goodness? is something else.

Is it the meds?

I’ll admit. I have been wondering this lately. Any feeling of well-being, of joy, of calm is followed up by a question: Is that the Zoloft kicking in?

I keep waiting for something extraordinary to happen. For the medicine to kick in so I will know if it’s working or not. But after six weeks I am seeing that it’s more subtle than that. What I’m seeing is that when I am in survival mode (anxious, worried, can’t breathe, panicky) there is no room for love. There is no room for gratitude. There is no room to do anything but check the next thing off the list, get through the day, feel relieved when everyone falls asleep, and get back to the desk in the morning to do it all over again.

There was no room for joy.

And maybe that’s what the medicine (and the exercise, no sugar, good food, space from the computer, etc.) has given me. Some room. Some distance from the circumstances in my life that feel hard. A break from the vigilant state I’ve been in for years.

I was trying to describe this to a friend the other day. “I don’t know,” I said. “I feel like I am saying I love you more to the people in my life and I actually mean it! Not that I didn’t before, but they were more like words, like a refrain. Now I feel like I am saying it in slow motion, like the words are suspended in the air. I am feeling into it like I’ve never experienced before. It is the most extraordinary thing.”

And that, my friends, has been the best birthday gift yet.

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The Cosmic Cafe – Claire O’Connor

Imagine for a moment that you:

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Embracing Fall — Gennifer Carragher

Don’t you just love fall? The beauty of changing leaves, the cool, crisp air, the pumpkin spice lattes! Join Gennifer Carragher in celebrating all of the wonderful things this season has to offer through her new e-course, Embracing Fall: Reconnecting with the Rhythms of Nature.

Explore how the season relates to topics like abundance, balance and self-care through thought-provoking essays, juicy writing prompts, fun, creative exercises and more. Some of the goodies you’ll receive in this course include space clearing tips and rituals, a chakra cleansing exercise, guided meditations and powerful abundance practices.

The next four-week session begins October 15th.

This course will give you the opportunity to connect with kindred spirits, the world around you and yourself on a deeper level. You will gain the tools you need to bring more abundance into your life along with powerful self-care practices you can use long after the course is over. By reconnecting with the rhythms of nature, you’ll feel more peaceful, grounded and joyful.

Learn more about Embracing Fall and register here.

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Jen Downer, Portrait and Lifestyle Photographer

Jen Downer is a portrait & lifestyle photographer for beautifully messy, miraculously complicated, ferociously loving families. The kind that don’t own matching black turtlenecks — and prefer cookie batter & cuddle piles to chin-on-knuckles yearbook poses. Her Portland-based photography business, She Saw Things, is all about capturing real life, crazy love and all of its perfectly imperfect beauty.

Jen is excited to extend a special offer to the Superhero Life followers: The first 5 of you to book a She Saw Things photo session will receive $100 off of the session fee! (small print: sessions must be booked by October 31st 2012 and must take place in November 2012 in Portland, Oregon.). Email Jen to book: jen@shesawthings.com.

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Chris Guillebeau – The $100 Startup

The $100 Startup

Imagine a life where all your time is spent on things you want to do.

Imagine handing a letter to your boss that says: “Dear Boss, I’m writing to let you know that your services are no longer required. Thanks for everything, but I’ll be doing things my own way now.”

In The $100 Startup, Chris Guillebeau shows you how to lead a life of adventure, meaning and purpose – and earn a good living too. Here, finally distilled into one easy-to-use guide, are the most valuable lessons from those who’ve learned how to turn what they do into a gateway to self-fulfillment.

You don’t need an MBA, a business plan or even employees! It’s all about finding the intersection between what you love to do and what other people will pay for.

The $100 Startup is packed with 300 pages of action to get you on your way. Or come meet Chris and a fun group of independent-minded people in a city near you on The $100 Startup Tour. There may even be cupcakes…