monthly round up: october was…gripping, generous + golden
: spiritual salve for worrywarts. There’s pain all around us. It’s tempting to fret, pace, yank your hair…and worry yourself into the ground. But it’s not pro-active. So refuse to do it. TRANSFORM ANXIETY INTO ACTION, and be helpful, instead of harrowed.
: transparency as a teaching tool. As Malcolm Gladwell says, “Authenticity is the new cool.” So give details. Name names. Spell it out. And share your Big Emotion Moments. Dig into my TRIED AND TRUE transparency techniques to rock your blog, your biz, and your authenticity barometer.
: self-flagellation, posing as purity. Minimalism is the go-to trend across the blogosphere. I’m all for white space, clarity and concision — but there’s a dark side to the de-cluttering movement. Fear, loathing and self-denial can masquerade as “right action.” And that ain’t right. AFFIRM YOUR GOODNESS, not your lack.
: deeply influential literary gems. I love books. Understatement of the eon. So I offered up a three-part catalogue of books you oughta absorb: 9 books that could deeply influence how you live, 9 books for deepening how you create + work, and 5 books for navigating the complexities of love. Your winter reading list = sorted. And you’re welcome.
: talkin’ aesthetics + functionality with Snoack Studios. Shannon of Snoack Studios interviewed me this month. And she got me to admit that I’m a “creative control freak.” Deal with it. READ THE FULL INTERVIEW.
: juggling + philosophizing with Wicked Whimsy. Michelle of Wicked Whimsy peppered me with questions about corporate ladders, spirituality and cashflow. Also — she has sapphire hair, like a peacock. Worth a peek, for that fact alone. READ THE FULL INTERVIEW.
: marketing for mamas + mold-breakers. MomsLikeMe pinged me with questions about life-balance (I don’t do it) and my child-rearing philosophy (liberal / expressive / opinionated). READ THE FULL INTERVIEW.
sightings + meet-ups
November is one big road trip.
: Seattle. Monday, November 8, 2010
Ladies Who Launch: Dream It, Launch It, Live It! Global Conference
“…a distinctive, boutique conference experience that will help take women everywhere to the next level of their lives. We will deliver the encouragement, advice, authentic tools and inspiration you need to launch your dream business – and your dream life!”
: New York City. Wednesday, November 10, 2010
It’s a Tweet Up Anniversary! Were you at the Thom Bar in SOHO last September with some really hot mamas + me? You’d remember if you were. Bindu Wiles (who I met at said legendary Tweet Up) and I have locked down Wednesday November 10 at 8 pm for a gathering at Brass Monkey in the Meatpacking District. Just to drink and laugh. No microphones or sign up sheets. The world is invited.
: New York City. November 12 – 14, 2010
Rich, Happy + Hot LIVE event with Marie Forleo
Donna Karan’s Urban Zen Institute, Manhattan.
This will be LIFE CHANGING and MAGICAL. Be spontaneous. Go crazy for yourself. Come.
Into November, onward + upward + forward, forever…