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When I first tried my hand at keeping a gratitude journal, I wasn't exactly feeling exceptionally grateful for anything. I was probably the most miserable person I knew. I know this to be a fact, since I could hardly tolerate...
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a little history (or herstory): how it was, how it is, and how drenched we can still be in the old legacies than no longer serve us.
I was just witness to a long thread of nasty exchanges between a bunch of women in a facebook group... It looked a lot like anger, jealousy, comparison & cattiness. The claws were out.  le sigh  Archetypally Speaking :  "Scared little girls" ...the lot of...
I was just witness to a long thread of nasty exchanges between a bunch of women in a facebook group... It looked a lot like anger, jealousy, comparison & cattiness. The claws were out.  *le sigh*  Archetypally Speaking: "Sc...
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Does it ever!
 
Desire sees possibility everywhere.
Your inbox wants #Truthbombs. Get some: http://bit.ly/truthbombs
The whole #Truthbomb collection lives on Pinterest http://pinterest.com/daniellelaporte/truthbombs/
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Damn I just love this woman!!!
 
The moments that make for burning gratitude.

I was in the ladies room at a conference centre where I’d just spoken on stage. I opened the bathroom stall and there was a line up of women. “All yours!,” I gestured to the lady at the front of the line. “Oh we’re not waiting for the bathroom,” she said. “We’re all waiting to talk to you.” That was a moment, for sure.

Last week, I surprised a Book Club in LA (http://bit.ly/1eNKv5Y). And one of the women there was taking notes in The Desire Map Day Planner (http://bit.ly/KlIzXs). It was the first time I’d seen anyone else with the Day Planner in their hands. I made that! I thought. And she's writing in it. That was a moment.

A woman wrote me to say that she sat her man down on the sofa and asked him how he most wanted to feel (subversive desire mapping, I love it.) He said he probably hadn’t thought about how he wanted to feel since he was twelve years old. He thought about it. He melted a bit. “I want to feel respected, yah, I think one of my most desire feelings is respect.” And she lit up, “I can do that! I know how to help you feel respected!” And then it probably got a hot from there. That story was a moment for me.

The photos (http://bit.ly/LaQFlE) that are rolling in on social media of people with The Desire Map (http://bit.ly/1asPmYR) or The Fire Starter Sessions (http://bit.ly/1m96iWr) in their hands -- they make my heart swell -- so many moments. Two women in their kitchen hugging the book, with this caption: "World's Smallest Book Club!" Books at the beach, books being read by puppies and babies. Moments.

My gratitude for all of this burns in my solar plexus. Sometimes I push against it. I have to consciously breathe it in — choose to expand rather than contract, choose to let it melt any illusions of lack. Mostly, I breathe, and smile deeply, and say Thank you. And then I detach a bit. Because you know, I don't think I have much to do with anyone else's a-ha's (http://bit.ly/1gR5X9v). And I just get on with being expressive…grateful…expressive…grateful.

Self expression and gratitude are sacred feedback loop. (Click to tweet: http://bit.ly/1dh6UHj)

I'm thankful that you read what I write. (There is part of my brain that has to stretch to make the connection that I send stuff ianto the ethers... and people run it through their minds.) I'm thankful for sweet, sweet interactions in the airport and grocery stores. I'm thankful for the thanks. I see every Facebook post, all the Instagrams. I read the blogs talking about DMap experiences. I don't often comment on them, but I've been there, like a shy fairy, Thank you.

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For the next few weeks I'm doing a "reprise series" of my favourite articles on the site, and running some of the interviews I've done recently -- some incredible conversations have been had. Meanwhile, I'm going to have a lite sabbatical. Hit a day time yoga class, make veggie chillie for my kid. I am going to meander... experience days without deadlines. Do some creative savanasa (http://bit.ly/1eNL1Rt). Team D and I... we are going to be making a whole new kind of art this year. I can hear the back beat already, see the hues. But first… meander time. And deepening gratitude.

Beyond words,
Danielle

(Get more and share at DanielleLaPorte.com: http://bit.ly/KlHLRo)
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gossip, shit disturbing and blowing the lid off the pot that gets stirred
I’ve been noticing just to what extent we use other people’s errs and stories as a means of self-medicating; a way to numb and deflect the realities of our own flawed human nature in an (often subconscious) attempt to draw attention to someone else’s. We al...
I’ve been noticing just to what extent we use other people’s errs and stories as a means of self-medicating; a way to numb and deflect the realities of our own flawed human nature in an (often subconscious) attempt to draw at...
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WHEN NOTHING GOES RIGHT....GO LEFT
At the beginning of last February I attended Simply Woman Retreat  that was being held in a tiny town in Southern Ontario.  By the time the retreat ended I was buzzing. Feeling strong, balanced, and powerful, I was heading back to my room at the  Piano Inn ...
At the beginning of last February I attended Simply Woman Retreat that was being held in a tiny town in Southern Ontario.  By the time the retreat ended I was buzzing. Feeling strong, balanced, and powerful, I was heading b...
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should you fire your representative?
I like the Bigger picture—the 30,000 foot view—I like being
an observer—I  like knowing how to
discern when something is worth my attention and when something just isn't—when
something is worth defending and heading into a fight for, and when something
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I like the Bigger picture—the 30,000 foot view—I like being an observer—I  like knowing how to discern when something is worth my attention and when something just isn't—when something is worth defending and heading into a fi...
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What your #soul wants, what it really really wants.   #blog   #goodreads  
1. Wearing authenticity. Shamelessly. Relentlessly. We simply can't do what we're intended to do here, if we're not going at it as ourselves, no matter how posh the mask.  2. Making Nice with human nature. Compassiona...
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#LivingSugarFree #HumpdayShift Stressed? Repeat after me: ... Now Breath... Woooosaaawww!!! http://buff.ly/1x0TbBw
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UmmHumm...we've all done it, listened to it, and encouraged it at one point or another. When you know better, you do better. #NoTimeForThat   #blog   #goodreads   #HerCrookedHalo   #addiction   #gossip  
I’ve been noticing just to what extent we use other people’s errs and stories as a means of self-medicating; a way to numb and deflect the realities of our own flawed human nature in an (often subconscious) attempt to draw at...
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WHEN NOTHING GOES RIGHT...GO LEFT
At the beginning of last February I attended  Simply Woman Retreat  that was being held in a tiny town in Southern Ontario.  By the time the retreat ended I was buzzing. Feeling strong, balanced, and powerful, I was heading back to my room at the  Piano Inn...
At the beginning of last February I attended Simply Woman Retreat that was being held in a tiny town in Southern Ontario.  By the time the retreat ended I was buzzing. Feeling strong, balanced, and powerful, I was heading ba...
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Hey!!!! I'm tracking you down because I miss your awesome energy on http://tsu.co/JenTaylor ... for those that think it's about the $$$. Nooooo... I miss seeing your awesome posts. I'm glad to see you on G+ If anyone on Tsu pissed you off tell me and I will kick their a$$. xoxo
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WHEN YOU BECOME YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM
November but especially December, were hands down the most
difficult months of 2014 for me. What an emotional roller coaster ride. For
someone who prides herself in an ability to manage her emotional state, times
like these really do a number on me since I ...
November but especially December, were hands down the most difficult months of 2014 for me. What an emotional roller coaster ride. For someone who prides herself in an ability to manage her emotional state, times like these r...
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You are amazing and I'm so glad to have met you!!!!!!
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