This summer, every morning for about a month – I would get up long before the sun (and my kid) to work through Danielle LaPorte’s Desire Map workbook. With a hot coffee mug in hand, I would read and reflect and write and erase and write again. I would put the book down as if I was done for the day, and then spend the rest of the day really thinking through whether or not the Core Desired Feelings (CDF’s) that I had chosen reflect all corners of my inner self.
I worked through about 12 Core Desired Feelings before I settled on my list of 5.
It was hard, but beautiful work. It has changed the way I see my work in the world, and as a mother and partner.
It has shifted my priorities to a much more manageable system that feeeeels soooooo gooood.
As we head toward the holiday season and the potential and opportunity of 2018, I invite you to consider getting to know your Core Desired Feelings.
Because, I know you want what you want.
Aspiring. Hoping. Reaching. So you make a plan to get it. The bucket list. To-do lists. Objectives. Goals.
What I want you to realize is that you’re not chasing the goal, you’re chasing a feeling you hope the goal will give you.
So what if you first get clear on how you actually want to feel in your life, and then set your intentions? Game-changer.
Created by Danielle LaPorte, The Desire Map is a tool for holistic living. It puts your Core Desired Feelings at the heart of your goal setting and life planning. And it all begins with YOUR FEELINGS.
I want your 2018 to be incredible. Not in a join a gym and give up mid-March, resolution kind of way. In a, I freaking adore my life and I know I have choice to do it differently, soul revolution, kind of way.
I will be hosting in-person and virtual workshops throughout 2018 – be on the lookout for announcements on that. For the month of December, I’ll be writing a bit about my CDF’s to give you a feel for the process of settling in with the heart of my value system and a peek at what you could do with discovering yours.
My first completely virtual (all online – all live – all from your couch if you so choose…) workshop info is live. Read more and RSVP your spot HERE.
You deserve to create your life with pure and powerful intention. What goes into your cupboards and closets, what goes into your body, the people you spend time with, the gifts you give, how you worship, the thoughts you focus on.
Clutter is a choice. Anger is a choice. Resentment is a choice.
But so are spaciousness, flexibility, laughter, compassion, tenderness, and resilience.
Empowered choices are the choices that take your body, mind, and spirit into consideration. My wish for you is that making these empowered choices comes easily to you.
My core desired feelings are:
Come and learn yours with me. It will change the way you see yourself, the way you navigate the world and the way you strategize your life.
I guarantee that.