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a little drop of rich juicy starry beauty (you don't need a magic wand)
Sent Friday, May 17, 2013
You are all the magic you need
Dear , Many years ago I found myself sobbing on a bathroom floor. I was in my early twenties, a devout Christian, and unhappily married. I felt impossibly trapped. I believed 100% that I had to stay in my marriage, no matter how miserable I was.
I remember setting the table for Thanksgiving dinner, carefully laying out the beautiful gold-rimmed wedding china, the sterling silver flatware, and my grandmother's crystal goblets. I […]
Radical Authenticity Is The New Paycheck
Sent Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Hey, -- Something cool is coming up, and I want to be sure you hear about it. Amy Pearson (she's my GIRL-- wears Chloe and sees through my bullshit) is doing an amazing telesummit.
I know, the word telesummit kind of makes me queasy too, but this is going to be different. No sleazy pitches, no canned inspirational crap, just 20 cool people spilling the intimate stuff on their businesses and lives that you won't hear anywhere else. Yup, I'm spilling too. It's ten […]
a little drop of rich juicy starry beauty (joy infusions+evil mutant bunnies)
Sent Friday, May 10, 2013
The surprising remedy for exhaustion
Dear , Let's just say, hypothetically, that you could use a little break. Maybe you've been going flat out, cranking through one project after another. Perhaps you feel drained, like an inner reservoir has gone dry.
Or maybe you have a baby who woke you up fourteen times last night, and you could slay me right now with a single glance. (Hey, if that's not you, if you are full of bouncy energy and can-do spirit, go ahead and […]
a little drop of rich juicy starry beauty (what's the most important thing for you to do today?)
Sent Friday, May 3, 2013
One thing to rule them all
Dear , If you're new here, welcome to rich juicy starry beauty-- a tiny weekly droplet of something that moved me this week.
My friends put together this little video last week; ostensibly it was for a contest involving Al Roker, but really it was just an excuse for all of us to get goofy in our hood. The star of the video is the umbrella hat-- you can see me modeling it here to the right. I'm SURE it's going to be the next big trend in […]
New book on birth, and a giveaway (today only!)
Sent Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Dear -- You know how much I care about birth. In fact the reason I felt compelled to create
The Birth Story Project is because it's such an incredible rite of passage for a woman, but often goes unacknowledged. Which is why I'm so honored to be taking part in a special give-away today to support Roanna Rosewood's new book on birth, Cut, Stapled, and Mended.
Scroll down because it's TODAY ONLY. In honor of mothers everywhere, I'm joyfully joining Roanna Rosewood, Dr. […]
a little drop of rich juicy starry beauty (tiny things, some beautiful)
Sent Friday, April 26, 2013
Tiny things, some beautiful
Dear , This is going to be short, because it's 75 degrees in Portland and the sun is shining. I love you, but did you hear me say that THE SUN IS SHINING??? ~ which means that I'm spending every possible second outdoors in glorious hedonism before it starts to rain again.
Portlanders are treating this pocket of sun like it's a bona fide miracle. Sandals, tank tops, picnickers everywhere. I saw a grown man in a bathing suit this […]
a little drop of rich juicy starry beauty (queen sweep your bookshelf)
Sent Friday, April 19, 2013
Small actions reverberate out
Dear --This week we saw so much sadness. Our hearts broke right open, and we sent love to Boston and Venezuela and all the parts of the world where people are in agony. So this might seem trivial.
And yet as my friend Sarah Seidelman so wisely wrote, "What can we do in the face of unspeakable tragedy? We can cultivate love in every single action we take... right now." The beautiful women in my Queen Sweep course are doing that very […]
a little drop of rich juicy starry beauty (life is impossible)
Sent Friday, April 12, 2013
It's a total mess in here
Dear --Oh, life. Life is just fucking impossible. Tell me if you recognize this: You answered 847 emails today, but the 848th person is mad.
You got the laundry sorted, washed, dried, and folded-- but then someone spilled chocolate syrup into the laundry basket. You remembered 18,742 things about the crazy project, but you forgot one little detail. One! (Your boss mentions your oversight in the company-wide meeting.) You plan the […]
a little drop of rich juicy starry beauty (a cool drink of water)
Sent Friday, April 5, 2013
Stop, drop, and roll-- then sprinkle cucumber water
Dear --As you read this, I will be holed up in quite a lovely hotel suite with some of my favorite women on the planet.These women chose to work with me for a full year, declaring that 2013 is the year where they work some serious magic. I love them so much.
But today I want to talk about something I loathe. Shame. Shame is that deep sick twisting in your gut that tells you that you SUCK. And that everyone else […]
a little drop of rich juicy starry beauty (goodbye, Tokyo)
Sent Friday, March 29, 2013
Dear --I fly out of Tokyo in the morning. I have very few brain cells left. I've had many amazing adventures here, and I promise I'll write about them, but here's one of the best things I did while I was here: A bungee bouncing thing that scared the shit out of me.
See, I'm really scared of heights. As in, puke my guts out scared of heights. And this felt really high. Twenty stories! Swear!!! So here is my challenge to you-- What can you do today […]