the greatest teacher will send you back

to yourself

One of the biggest compliments of my career?

Being tagged by women in our community on this Nayyirah Waheed quote…

"the greatest teacher will send you back to yourself."

Why? Because I believe that you can source your own wisdom about what is right for your life + your gifts + your loved ones. I also know that this powerful idea of relying on your own truth threatens the model that someone else is charge -- your parents, your children, your partner, God, the patriarchy, your schooling, society’s path...

My role at Stratejoy has always been to help you claim ownership of your life.

The Joy Equation Course helps you figure out exactly what joy + meaning look like to YOU. December’s Holiday Council allows you to align your big dreams with your yearly goals with your daily actions. Reclamation and our monthly Circles deep dive into 10 topics that affect our lives as modern women — Authenticity, Expectations, Body Love, Pleasure, Ritual, Creativity, Courage, Purpose, Power, Abundance — so that you can reclaim your wholeness.

After 10 years of doing this work, I believe in these statements more than ever:

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Circling with women in a loving + non-judgemental space where it’s safe to share both your shame + confusion and your brilliance + revelations is vital to your growth. It reminds you that you are never alone and gives you a place to process in real time.

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Carving out deliberate time to slow down + explore inward is necessary. Why? Because you hold so many answers if just make time to access them. That's why having a structured process for this self-connection makes sure it actually happens in your busy life.

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Joy + meaning are very personal and very worthy goals for your lifetime. It's the whole "put your oxygen mask on first" cliché, but it's cliché because it's true. A world full of joyful, empowered, powerful women? Showing up on their own terms? Fucking revolutionary. 

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You can learn specific life skills that help you honor your own strength + sovereignty, but you have to practice them in order to reap the rewards. It's one thing to "intellectually know them" but quite another to actually do them. Aligned action, baby!

Those statements are both the what and why of this

incredible community.
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In this positive corner of the Internet,  I tell my unfiltered stories about love + money + spirituality + joy + parenting + struggle + honoring + sex + disappointment + everything else under the sun.

And I want to hear your unfiltered stories about love + money + spirituality + joy + parenting + struggle + honoring + sex + disappointment + everything else under the sun.

I want to connect over our commonalities and learn from our differences.

I want to laugh my ass off, and cry my eyes out, and feel alive in every sense of the word.

The real question is — Are YOU in?

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IS A POSITIVE CORNER OF THE INTERNET –

with real talk about dreams, struggles + truth -

THAT IS BOTH EMPOWERING + USEFUL

WOMEN WHO GATHER HERE TEND TO BE:

ambitious and grounded.
savvy and spiritual.
optimistic and living in the real world.

We have been known to:

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Call Sunday yoga or sunrise hikes our place of worship. #natureismychurch

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Gracefully proclaim our strong opinions about the world. And then take action to make a difference in said world.

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Ask the hard questions, but follow up quickly with hugs, toasts + offers of support.

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Be less concerned about what others think about us and more concerned about finding our own paths.

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Take our dreams very seriously, but not ourselves. 

I’m so glad you found us, sweet one. Settle in with your beverage of choice, grab your journal, and get ready to dive deep.

AFTER ALL, YOUR JOY IS WORTHY OF ATTENTION.

AND YOU ARE WORTHY OF JOY.

About Molly

The point from the start? To integrate my life and my business into one beautifully messy adventure. I make a lot of my business decision based on how they'll affect my life + a lot of my life decisions based on how they'll affect my business. #alignment

I'm grateful to share this world with my husband Ken and 2 tiny humans -- Max and Juliet. You can generally find us hiking, beaching or winery hopping in Central California when we're not working or hauling the kids around in the minivan.

After suffering a "Quarterlife Crisis" back in 2007, I know how it feels to want something more from your life.

My journey? I quit my job and got rid of my stuff. Traveled around the world with backpack and boyfriend (now husband) in hand.

Started a blog called Stratejoy in 2009 that eventually (after a shit ton of work, love and tears) grew into this incredible community. Have spend the last 10 years coaching, teaching, + hosting live events while moving 3 times + birthing 2 tiny humans.

That's the super short version. Stick around + I'll tell you more.

My Superpowers? Telling the truth kindly, gathering amazing women together, being a secret badass and taking my dreams seriously. I have a tendency to swear a fair amount, laugh loudly, swim naked, and wear costumes while dancing exuberantly.

I've backpacked around the world, driven the perimeter of the States for a 4 month honeymoon, + spend a month sailing in Croatia with toddlers.

I aspire to open a retreat center, host a television show, write a novel, start a family band and live in Italy for a few years.

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The point from the start? To integrate my life and my business into one beautifully messy adventure. I make a lot of my business decision based on how they'll affect my life + a lot of my life decisions based on how they'll affect my business. #alignment

I'm grateful to share this world with my husband Ken and 2 tiny humans -- Max and Juliet.

You can generally find us hiking, beaching or winery hopping in Central California when we're not working or hauling the kids around in the minivan.

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After suffering a "Quarterlife Crisis" back in 2007, I know how it feels to want something more from your life.

My journey? I quit my job and got rid of my stuff. Traveled around the world with backpack and boyfriend (now husband) in hand.

Started a blog called Stratejoy in 2009 that eventually (after a shit ton of work, love and tears) grew into this incredible community. Have spend the last 10 years coaching, teaching, + hosting live events while moving 3 times + birthing 2 tiny humans.

That's the super short version. Stick around + I'll tell you more.

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My Superpowers? Telling the truth kindly, gathering amazing women together, being a secret badass and taking my dreams seriously. I have a tendency to swear a fair amount, laugh loudly, swim naked, and wear costumes while dancing exuberantly.

I've backpacked around the world, driven the perimeter of the States for a 4 month honeymoon, + spend a month sailing in Croatia with toddlers.

I aspire to open a retreat center, host a television show, write a novel, start a family band and live in Italy for a few years.

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Hey! I’m Molly Mahar. I'm an ENJF, Ennegram 7, Libra with Cancer rising + a Virgo moon, born + bred Montanan, Cornell grad who was born in 1980 so I'm too young to be Gen X and too old to be a Millennial. I always test as a "rebel" on motivation scales, which explains my obvious affinity for run-on sentences and ridiculous grammer. 😂 is definitely my most used emoji.

I founded this community in 2009 because I needed a safe space to talk about the BIG STUFF — ambitious dreams, fears I didn’t want to admit to others, and how I really felt about everything from sex to money to mamahood.

Stratejoy has evolved into a thriving tribe of soulful + smart women. Women who offer their gifts, share their vulnerabilities, and support each other through the joyful + messy process of big life changes + big dream-chasing.

My role? Helping you claim ownership of your life in way that feels empowering + concrete. Challenging you to define success on your own terms. And reminding you that you are enough + whole + capable.

(Because it’s true. You totally are.)

I do all of this by sharing my own stories in real time. By coaching. By writing. By sharing your stories. And most importantly, by gathering women together online, in person, and through 10 months of Reclamation.

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