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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 September. 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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Telling True Stories — Laurie Wagner

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Telling True Stories is for writers of every age from all around the world. It’s an invitation to bring your private observations + secret truths to life. To move through the world with a writer’s ears + eyes — as you channel the stories that are closest to your heart.

With Telling True Stories, you’ll receive weekly writing assignments to help you capture + write down the quiet, everyday stories that are knocking at your soul’s door. You’ll also receive inspiring interviews with powerhouse authors, and access to a supportive creative community of like-hearted writers — your peers + partners, through the e-course.

If the idea of stepping into a virtual writing studio — somewhere to practice your craft + create something meaningful — tugs at your heart, Telling True Stories was created for YOU.

The next Telling True Stories e-Course begins on October 14th, and runs through the week of November 15th.

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 September. 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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Kitchenanigans — Maya Stein

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Maya Stein’s latest offering, “Kitchenanigans,” taps into the creative wellspring of our connection to food. This 30-day online class invites you to delight in the details of your culinary landscape through simple photography and storytelling. We’ll provide daily prompts and easy-to-complete assignments sent directly to your inbox, and you’ll use your meal preparation activities to unleash the power of creative revisioning. Participants will have access to a private Facebook group to share work. The Kitchenanigans workshop offers you fresh inspiration and nourishment from your daily kitchen grind and will help you discover the creative potential of your whole life. For more info and to register, visit http://www.mayastein.com/food-for-the-soul-train.

Maya Stein is a Ninja poet, writing guide, and creative adventuress. Among her latest escapades are a 1,200-mile bicycle journey with a typewriter, a cross-country poetry trip, a French crepe stand at a Massachusetts farmers market, a relocation from San Francisco to suburban New Jersey and most recently, a collaboration – “Food for the Soul Train” – turning a vintage trailer into a mobile creative workshop space. (She also ran a catering business for 6 years and specialized in hors d’oeuvres and the finer points of napkin folding.) You can learn more about Maya’s adventures at www.mayastein.com.

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Wild Courage — Stephanie Levy

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Could you use a boost of confidence for your creative ideas?

Wild Courage is a new online course I developed because I believe fear often stops us from developing our creative spirits – much more than any supposed lack of “talent,” money, luck, or desire.

It’s such a shame, because we all have so much to offer.

In Wild Courage, you’ll get my deepest, personal stories, 12 special guest interviews + practical information to help you reach your creative goals.

Join us and you’ll

– enjoy 6 weeks of daily posts + crafty fun activities 
– be inspired by my 12 exclusive, in-depth guest interviews
– laugh with me in my Monday videos
– dig deeper with weekly exercises to download
– make connections with a generous community of women from around the world
– gain self-confidence and loads of wild, courageous energy

Wild Courage begins this Monday, September 9th — and I can’t wait!

We’re almost full, so please come on over and secure your space in Wild Courage HERE.

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Create.Explore.Discover — Sarah Stevenson

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When was the last time you put your to do list aside, let go of all expectation and just let yourself explore?

I have just the place for you. This fall, join an intimate group of women at the 3rd annual Create.Explore.Discover Art Retreat.

CREATE in a warm, supportive environment

Create.Explore.Discover brings together a diverse group of women, from working artists to weekend explorers, to moms, looking to uncover their creative spark.

Retreat Leader: Sarah Stevenson will guide you through a weekend of creating and exploring with retreat instructors Mati McDonough, Alessandra Cave, Anne Weil as they lead fun, creative sessions where you will paint, knit, and explore with your camera.

EXPLORE and go deeper than you thought possible

No matter your skill — or comfort — level, Create.Explore.Discover is a safe space for experimenting and trying out new projects.

DISCOVER new friendships and connections in an intimate environment

Create.Explore.Discover is limited to 30 participants, so you’ll have the opportunity to form lasting bonds with both your retreat leaders and your fellow explorers.

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.

Super Sponsor Spotlight

Superhero Journal sponsors are, well, super! So take a minute to check out all of the opportunities they are offering up this August to grow, dream, and explore. 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.  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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Well-Nourished Woman — Sue Ann Gleason

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Expect body wisdom with a splash of science. Reflective moments. A whisper journal. Chocolate. (Only the best chocolate.) And, a wise and wonderful guide at your side, ardently committed to seeing you fall in love with food. And your body.

The Well-Nourished Woman Inner Circle is a twelve-week journey into what it means to live a delicious, fully-expressed life. You’ll play in your kitchen, deepen your writing, romp around the block with your camera, and embrace your creative spirit.

Twelve weeks, wrapped in a Circle of Support.

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Soulsigh — Denise Andrade-Kroon & Hillary Rain

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and Hillary Rain have birthed a gorgeous lovechild. Their e-course is designed to offer an intimate Blessingway abounding with rituals of gentleness, tenderness, wildness, nurture, connection to earth, adornment to honor our re(birth), coming h(om)e to ourselves, and to share this journey within a safe cocoon of sisters. They come from a story of not being able to conceive a child and what emerged from their healing is an awareness that their bodies are capable of carrying life and birthing. Birthing ideas, dreams and even their selves as they move throughout life.

All creativity is birth, whether it is a creative lovechild or your own soul-awakening. In this course Denise & Hillary honor the creative feminine and invite her to thrive, joyful and abundant within our hearts. This course is not only for women that have gone through an (in)fertility journey but it is designed to bring all women into a loving relationship with their body and spirit through deep nurture and tenderness in preparation for this birthing process.

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Flying Lessons — Kelly Rae Roberts

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So. How do you teach yourself to paint, build a global audience, launch a successful online shop, write a bestselling book, get featured in glossy magazines & have your art licensed to national retailers — in just a few short years? While learning to manage your time, energy, priorities & fears — and telling the truth, every step of the way?

It’s not easy. It takes bravery. And it all begins by awakening your inner Possibilitarian: the little whisper of your spirit that says, “oh yes … you can.”

I deeply believe in sharing my resources, my how-to’s, and everything else I’ve learned along my journey.

So! I’ve created a series of four e-books called Flying Lessons: Tips & Tricks To Help Your Creative Business Soar. Each one contains my very best resources and how-to’s for creative entrepreneurs: painters, sculptors, jewelers, crafters, writers, and more.

You can own all four — or pick & choose whichever feel especially useful, right now.

Your dream is not impossible. Quite the opposite. Take it from a passionate Possibilitarian, who knows.

 

Soul Sisters Gathering: Interview with Rachelle Mee-Chapman

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So excited to share an audio interview today with the incredible Rachelle Mee-Chapman! She is launching a beautiful retreat called Soul Sisters (coming up in Portland, Oregon October 25th-27th.) You can find out more details on her site here.

What sums it all up though is her description here:

“Do you ever wish you could gather up all your favorite soulful, creative women in the same place? Me too! That’s why I’m hosting Soulsisters – a weekend gathering for women who are committed to creating a life of beauty, kindness, and genuine connection.”

Amen to that.

Listen in as we talk about finding tribe, deep connection and why retreats like this are so soul-nourishing.

Click here to hear interview

And click below to register for Rachelle’s lovely event!

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rachelle_bioRachelle Mee-Chapman is a life coach specializing in care for creative souls. She uses her hostessing superpowers to gather women who want to build lives with meaning, beauty, and honest joy. You can meet her in real life at Soul Sisters, or join her online at Flock for a little dose of soulcare every single day.

Soul Sisters: Gather, Learn, Laugh
October 25-27th

Workshops on photography, poetry, and all things soulcare with Kelly Rae Roberts, Molly Mahar, Rachel Cole, Vivienne Mc Master, Liz Lamoreux, Bridget Pilloud, and Jenna McGuiggan

 

Super Sponsor Spotlight

Superhero Journal sponsors are, well, super! So take a minute to check out all of the opportunities to heat up your dreams, creativity, and business they are offering this July. 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.  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.

……………………………………….

Soulsigh — Denise Andrade-Kroon & Hillary Rain

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Denise Andrade-Kroon
and Hillary Rain have birthed a gorgeous lovechild. Their e-course is designed to offer an intimate Blessingway abounding with rituals of gentleness, tenderness, wildness, nurture, connection to earth, adornment to honor our re(birth), coming h(om)e to ourselves, and to share this journey within a safe cocoon of sisters. They come from a story of not being able to conceive a child and what emerged from their healing is an awareness that their bodies are capable of carrying life and birthing. Birthing ideas, dreams and even their selves as they move throughout life.

All creativity is birth, whether it is a creative lovechild or your own soul-awakening. In this course Denise & Hillary honor the creative feminine and invite her to thrive, joyful and abundant within our hearts. This course is not only for women that have gone through an (in)fertility journey but it is designed to bring all women into a loving relationship with their body and spirit through deep nurture and tenderness in preparation for this birthing process.

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Flying Lessons — Kelly Rae Roberts

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So. How do you teach yourself to paint, build a global audience, launch a successful online shop, write a bestselling book, get featured in glossy magazines & have your art licensed to national retailers — in just a few short years? While learning to manage your time, energy, priorities & fears — and telling the truth, every step of the way?

It’s not easy. It takes bravery. And it all begins by awakening your inner Possibilitarian: the little whisper of your spirit that says, “oh yes … you can.”

I deeply believe in sharing my resources, my how-to’s, and everything else I’ve learned along my journey.

So! I’ve created a series of four e-books called Flying Lessons: Tips & Tricks To Help Your Creative Business Soar. Each one contains my very best resources and how-to’s for creative entrepreneurs: painters, sculptors, jewelers, crafters, writers, and more.

You can own all four — or pick & choose whichever feel especially useful, right now.

Your dream is not impossible. Quite the opposite. Take it from a passionate Possibilitarian, who knows.

 

Super Sponsor Spotlight

Superhero Journal sponsors are, well, super! So take a minute to check out all of the awesomeness they are offering up in June. 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.  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.

……………………………………….

Soulsigh — Denise Andrade-Kroon & Hillary Rain

 

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Denise Andrade-Kroon and Hillary Rain have birthed a gorgeous lovechild. Their e-course is designed to offer an intimate Blessingway abounding with rituals of gentleness, tenderness, wildness, nurture, connection to earth, adornment to honor our re(birth), coming h(om)e to ourselves, and to share this journey within a safe cocoon of sisters. They come from a story of not being able to conceive a child and what emerged from their healing is an awareness that their bodies are capable of carrying life and birthing. Birthing ideas, dreams and even their selves as they move throughout life.

All creativity is birth, whether it is a creative lovechild or your own soul-awakening. In this course Denise & Hillary honor the creative feminine and invite her to thrive, joyful and abundant within our hearts. This course is not only for women that have gone through an (in)fertility journey but it is designed to bring all women into a loving relationship with their body and spirit through deep nurture and tenderness in preparation for this birthing process.

……………………………………….

Flying Lessons — Kelly Rae Roberts

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So. How do you teach yourself to paint, build a global audience, launch a successful online shop, write a bestselling book, get featured in glossy magazines & have your art licensed to national retailers — in just a few short years? While learning to manage your time, energy, priorities & fears — and telling the truth, every step of the way?

It’s not easy. It takes bravery. And it all begins by awakening your inner Possibilitarian: the little whisper of your spirit that says, “oh yes … you can.”

I deeply believe in sharing my resources, my how-to’s, and everything else I’ve learned along my journey.

So! I’ve created a series of four e-books called Flying Lessons: Tips & Tricks To Help Your Creative Business Soar. Each one contains my very best resources and how-to’s for creative entrepreneurs: painters, sculptors, jewelers, crafters, writers, and more.

You can own all four — or pick & choose whichever feel especially useful, right now.

Your dream is not impossible. Quite the opposite. Take it from a passionate Possibilitarian, who knows.

 

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.