It’s November! And a historical election day. If you’re a U.S. citizen, will you vote/have you voted? Please make sure to confirm your polling place, put on your pantsuit and vote!
In other news: at the Adobe Max conference last week, I shared about my pilgrimages in India and Burning Man as key experiences that helped me reclaim my creativity and feminine power. When it was over, one woman in the audience shot up her hand and asked, “Well, for those of us who can’t drop everything and go to India because of our commitments, what do you suggest?”
Develop a morning or evening ritual! The benefits of a ritual are clear: you’ll be more grounded, less reactive, focused, calm, and creative throughout your day. It is the #1 way a woman can come back to life without doing something more involved like going off and doing an intense transformational retreat, etc.
If you’re open to trying this but have no idea where to start, then take a look at my ebook The Magical Effects of Morning & Evening Rituals (since it’s part of Heroine’s Indiegogo campaign at the $25 contribution level, you’ll be supporting women’s voices on the podcast too). I break it down on the page there, but the ebook will basically show you a step-by-step process to developing a solid and sustainable daily ritual.
And below are other goodies and resources I think you’ll love too. Could you please reply and let me know which resource(s) below delighted you to learn about?
Y’all know that I’m all about the good girl complex and how we’ve been brainwashed to have it, holding us back in virtually all areas of life: career, relationships, creativity, sexuality, and the list goes on. Based on true events from feminist and journalist Lynn Povich’s life, this new Amazon series’ title says it all: good girls revolt.
Do you want to be one of those people who makes your holiday gifts? I always have the best of intentions of doing that but I either really stress myself out and end up spending way more money than I need to OR wait until the last minute and don't have time. This year, I'm doing my friend Becca's online gifting program, A Handmade Holiday, so I can create some amazing gifts for my friends and family. Wanna join me? Check it out at ahandmadeholiday.com.
Based on interviews on Heroine with a wide range of creative women leaders—illustrators, painters, fashion designers, UX designers, brand designers, photographers, founders, and many more, here’s an overview of some of the most awesome wisdom bits you can easily digest, tweet, and share with the world.
Three hours of chill bliss. Listen to this beautiful set on your commute, hike, or on your way to work. Starts with spoken poetry and music picks up around the 8th minute.
“The Dance of the Tea Leaves” by me
Inspired by P.K. Page’s “Evening Dance of the Grey Flies”
The Dance of The Tea Leaves
Tea leaves, tightly-knotted and tightly-wound,
form a constellation in the clay pot.
As the air and breath grow thin,
the dark leaves thicken,
and form a bed of seductive seaweed.
It's the water that opens their tight
bodies, makes them swell and pulse as tentacles –
As once my mouth
flooding by some source I could not trace
filled like the the tides and aroused aphros
As once your skin
dried up from pretending
feels moist again against your sleeve –
moist suddenly from the foam below.
Photo credit: A Handmade Holiday – best way to do the Holidays ever.