Your creative highlights and lowlights are your biography.

Your inspired flights and flops, and the art that makes your heart flutter, say more about you than any ol’ resume. Here’s my journey, through inspiration, awe and mustered courage…

* Biggest creative feat ever: born May 25 1969. My mom, a teen-ager at the time, brings me to college with her so she can finish her BA.

* Nursery school teacher reports that I’m very bossy and motherly.

* Age 7. First poem is rejected from curated collection.

* Grade Two. Public speaking contest. I talk about how awesome Eskimos are. (This is subversive retaliation against the kids who teased me for looking like an Eskimo.)

* Draft my first young adult novel. Get criticized by a grown up. Burn draft in the fire pit behind our barn.

* Best part of high school was To Kill A Mocking Bird, by Harper Lee.

* Drop out of Fashion Design school application process when I realize that sewing gives me migraines.

* Work at a Romanian orphanage as a “Department of Social Inventions” project with The Body Shop. First cultural heartbreak.

* Text art by Jenny Holzer. The power of the word is affirmed to me. I am wildly inspired.

* Santa Fe, New Mexico. I learn to worship the night sky (while running my communications & marketing company by day.) I see Leonard Cohen at the Paolo Solari — religious experience.

* I discover Rothko. I commit to having more patience with my art.

* Jane Campion’s The Piano, and Clarissa Pinkola Estes’ Women Who Run with the Wolves — I am beginning to consider what it means to be free.

* Psychedelics in San Francisco while helping authors self-publish. Rilke, Rumi, Jim Morrison’s American Prayer fill my nights.

* Dharamsala, India for a private meeting with the Dalai Lama. Soul satisfied.

* Resign as the executive director of a DC-based future-studies think tank. I realize I’m more interested in the present.

* Rejected from art school.

* Vancouver 2004. Give birth to my son at home. Realize that if I’m going to tell him to go after his dreams, I better fully go after mine. I have no idea what it will mean, but I commit to live my life as an artist.

* Co-found a lifestyle media company. Write Style Statement: Live By Your Own Design. Raise a bunch of capital. Oprah producers call. First well-paid speaking gig.

* Make one of those Top 40 under 40 lists, which just adds to my complex that there’s so much more to do before I die.

* I discover Jaluddin Krishnamurti and feel so fucking liberated by his viewpoints that I ease up on my to do list (kinda), and realize that all I’ve ever wanted is freedom.

* Speaking of freedom…in a coup d’etat, I’m fired from my own incorporation. And then it hits me: creative sovereignty rocks.

* Launch WhiteHotTruth.com — later re-named DanielleLaPorte.com — visit sixteen cities in one year to do group “Fire Starter Sessions”. Come home full of great stories.

* 2009. Launch digital edition of The Fire Starter Sessions.

* Alexander McQueen Exhibit at The Met. Decide that I want to write like McQueen designed clothing: light. dark. light.

* First spoken word piece to a live audience.

* November 2011. Launch Your Big Beautiful Book Plan.

* April 2012. Revise and launch The Fire Starter Sessions in print, e-book and audio with Random House/Crown!

* The Dinner Series in NYC with James Victore & Co.; Alighiero Fabrizio Boetti at the MOMA; Matisyahu, Spark Seekers.

* Resist urges to shave my head and burn everything I’ve ever made.

* November 2012… DanielleLaPorte.com major re-design, which makes way for:THE DESIRE MAP.

related posts
Letters for Renewal Danielle LaPorte

30 days of courage, conviction, and hopefulness. Register (for free!) now.

I’m curating something very sweet for the month of September: a daily dose of wisdom, poetry, and visual beauty to help us realign our inner drives with our outer doings.

Begging Bowl Poem Danielle LaPorte Social

The Begging Bowl: a poem for love

Eventually, we will all beg for love—proudly.

Danielle LaPorte 2019 Desire Map Planners

Excitement. Elation. Attraction… These new Desire Map Planner covers will make you FEEL things.

The cover art for this year’s Desire Map Planner Collection may start a conversation at your cafe (does that make all of the introverts deep breathe?) Super sensual. They’re like, highly Instagrammable, and with three different versions to choose from, you’re going to be stewing about your pick.

Imagine being better than ever Danielle LaPorte

Imagine being better than ever. For reals.

A healer gave me this medicine when I was crawling back to health: You’ll forget it was this bad. I had to stretch to believe her, but I imagined the future that I most deeply and wildly desired. I dared myself to go beyond the baseline of “well” and “recovered” and into the quantum field of truly better than ever.

DanielleLaporte.MeditationKit.TheEarthAdoration.Social.LaunchAnnouncement_Social.Slideshow.7

Registration closes soon. Don’t miss this healing event for Mother Earth.

The Earth Adoration Meditation is the kind of focused adoration that empowers us to live lightly on the land and effect the change that so direly needs to happen.

10 positive consequences of NOT improving yourself-1

10 positive consequences of NOT improving yourself

When you get off of your own case, you tend to ease up on everyone else around you. Which makes you way more fun to be around. Way more. Only good can come of that.

You will probably be more accepting of the way people are.

DanielleLaporte.MeditationKit.TheEarthAdoration.Social.LaunchAnnouncement_Social.Slideshow.7

The power of GROUP meditation for planetary healing

This meditation supports Group Consciousness—you’ll visualize interacting with your angel tribe, and together you’ll move through space and time. Team Radiance.

When “pushing through it” isn’t working for you anymore. This is how to rally…

When “pushing through it” isn’t working for you anymore. This is how to rally…

I was down for the count. Making time to heal became my Soul focus. I had to make some changes. The end of your rope may be a beautiful turning point.

Danielle-Laporte-2019-Desire-Map-Planner

[Save the Date] New Desire Map’ness is coming… This is BIG!!!

There’s lots to celebrate… New cover art that’s gorgeously sensual. Three new formats for every kind of Planner personality: the Undated Planner (you can start any time), the Interactive Planner (for iPad), and the Printable Planner. A deeper-but-understandable Astrology Guide.

DanielleLaporte.MeditationKit.EarthAdoration.Social.PrayerPoster.IG

Say this prayer, until all beings are free.

I adore this prayer. I think it sums up relentless compassion—it covers all the bases of service and protection.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This