Why hello there, sweetness. I want to share a story and some news with you today.
First, a story.
Ten years ago I was fresh out of college, and starting my first “real” job at a group of local weekly newspapers. I wanted to write, I loved writing, it was my thing and always had been.
The first story I pitched got the green light – a feature on a guy running a non-profit in the city. People donated books to his org and he gave them all away… for free. He had tens of thousands of books in a rowhouse basement, you could go in and take one or dozens, it didn’t matter, they were all free.
I couldn’t wait to interview Russell and share his story with our readers. A photographer came with me, took really amazing photos, I got good quotes and totally nailed the story.
My editor read it and then told me it was all wrong, so poorly written and that he didn’t like the quotes. He told me that I was not a good writer at all. I sat there, feeling ashamed and brokenhearted, as he rewrote my story, quotes and all.
With that, my confidence was gone, my desire to write was gone.
His words were imprinted on my heart as Truth.
Fast forward to the present moment: Each of the guides leading a breakout session in Self-love Warriors created a vlog, so I decided to write essays to make sure that there was something for everyone.
For weeks I would sit at the computer, watch the cursor blink for a while, and then get up and leave. I can’t write, I’m not a good writer, I’m not a writer.
Then I decided to ease into it all – have my first essay be a letter to you, a letter sharing my story of Enoughness. I love writing letters, it’s so much fun.
And so, I started writing. And I kept writing, and then I wrote some more.
It felt so good.
Because I am a writer, I’ve always been a writer, even when I didn’t believe in myself.
But I believe in myself now.
Because I believed what someone else said about me, it became true.
Because I believed it to be true, I couldn’t move past it.
Ten years later, creating this course allowed me to move past it, from one person’s perception back into my own Truth.
So with all that reverberating inside of my heart, I’m really excited to share this news with you – registration for the second session Self-love Warriors is open!
Course details: the quick & dirty version
When: June 25-July 20.
Where: Online & self-paced. Dig in as desired.
What: Four-weeks filled with vlogs, essays, journal prompts and questions, meditations, resource lists to get your warrior mojo flowing and other goodies delivered to your inbox throughout the week. Theme-based breakout sessions live on password-protected pages.
Who: Anyone who wants to deepen their self-love and self-care practice.
Your guides: I’ll be joined by Hannah Marcotti, Susan Piver, Susannah Conway and Jennifer Louden.
On Facebook? There’s a private group where all of you warriors can connect with and support each other.
Looking for more info on the course? Click here to check out the FAQs, praise from women who rocked the first session of the course, and to read the story of why I created a course like this in the first place.
Or… are you ready to rev things up?
Have a self-care or self-love challenge you’ve really been wanting to sink into but didn’t know where or how to start?
A Session in Self-Care is a 60-minute intensive where we’ll spend one-on-one time together focusing solely on you, your needs and your self-care or self-love challenges, and it includes registration in Self-love Warriors.
A Session in Self-Care is $150, and you’ll leave the call with a tailored self-care or self-love action plan, a copy of my e-book Become a Self-love Warrior and an .mp3 of our conversation
What stories are you ready to let go of? Where are you ready to really start thriving?
Let’s do this together.
Sending you bright joy,