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Day 6 of the Joy Challenge: Commit to Flourishing

It’s a common trait of women — of the care-taking role we’re conditioned to embrace — to put everyone’s needs ahead of your own. How can I help you? How can I support you? How can I take care of you?

Striving to be all things to all people is exhausting.

Why don’t you try asking yourself these very same questions for a change — How can I help myself? How can I support myself? How can I take care of myself?

The answer is commitment. Commitment to your own personal fulfillment and flourishing. Commitment with your whole heart. Commitment with your full sense of self.

You can commit in many forms — with time, energy or money, with your willingness to clash with society or the persona your partner/friends/family expect you to be, with your sacred rituals that remind you who you are and what you love.

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Day 5 of the Joy Challenge: Declare Goals, Develop Habits

The pursuit of worthwhile goals is one of the few things you can to that markedly improves your life satisfaction. And the development of powerful habits helps support that worthy pursuit.

When you feel like you’re just going through the motions — fearful of making any change, bored by the path you feel stuck on, or scared that you’ll never actually accomplish anything — declaring goals that are in alignment with your authentic self can awaken your spirit.

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Are You Up for the 6 Day Joy Challenge?

You guys! I haven’t exactly been keeping this a secret, but I’ve spent the last month in my creative cave updating and expanding my favorite Course of all time — The Joy Equation. It’s almost ready to be revealed to the world…

In celebration, we’re going to have a little fun here on the blog with a Six Day Joy Challenge!

After all — It’s Your Life. Your Choices. Your Joy.

No need to sign up anywhere — just check back on Wednesday for the kick off day. For each step of The Joy Equation there will be an introspective journal prompt and a exploration challenge to photograph. Taking part is absolutely free and the perfect way to kickstart a joyful summer!

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Full Moon Ritual (Full Moon Fever?)

As I was gazing at the almost full moon tonight, I realized I needed a counterpoint to the New Moon of reflection.

I need a Full Moon Ritual. Something that is not soft nor lovely nor calming.

I need a practice that will connect me with my wild child, my wolf mama, the sexy goddess that resides in each of us.

If the New Moon is the perfect time to turn inward, the Full Moon is a time to rock and roll, to push boundaries, to dive headfirst into the embers, the surf, the divine.

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