monthly round up: september was fully-saturated, swift…and soft

Here’s a White Hot recap of the planet’s last 30 revolutions:

: the initiated woman. She knows that kindness is fertile, that compassion is a lever, and that the shortest distance between you and me is…love. INITIATE YOURSELF.

: traffic, tears and tenderness. Vulnerability is valuable. Stories are effectual. And yep — soul sells. PUT SOME HUSTLE IN YOUR BUSTLE with 17 lessons from 5 years of on-line hustling.

: 7 things I know about active letting go. De-cluttering is a practice — like meditating or playing the piano. Shedding, clearing and carving space is a creative act. AND IT’S GONNA HURT. FACT.

interviews

: it’s not about the grammar, it’s about the passion. My interview with Amelia Critchlow. Moxy, deep listening and a parable set in high school. My high school. READ IT HERE.

: Crafting crafts + ideas. My interview with Moth & Squirrel. “You want enlightenment? Tile my house!” And other things my Buddhist Lama friend said to me. GET CRAFTY.

Autumn Love,

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