How to show up in sisterhood (with Emily Cassel)

Episode 25 of Some Kind of Magic: How to show up in sisterhood (with Emily Cassel) | #podcast #sisterhood #divinefeminine #empowerment #entrepreneurship #

I had the chance to sit down with Emily Cassel of the Sexy Soulful Success Podcast. Emily and I spent our time talking about sisterhood and how holding space for other women through things like sisterhood circles is a sacred act.

The episode begins with a discussion around masculine versus feminine energy, turns towards old paradigms for success and why they don’t work for women, moves into the power of relationships and how they challenge us to grow and evolve, and ends with all of the reasons why sisterhood and sisterhood circles are a tool for the empowerment of women and the world as a whole.

To say that I learned a lot from our conversation would be an understatement. And I hope you feel the same after listening to it yourself.

I’d love to hear from you!

What stood out most from Emily’s interview? What does sisterhood look and feel like to you? Have you ever been a part of a sisterhood circle yourself? And if not, is that something that you would be interested in exploring more after hearing from Emily?

The Episode:

Topics Discussed:

  • An introduction to Emily Cassel and what she does
  • Masculine and feminine energy versus gender
  • Pushing for the sake of achievement versus fulfillment
  • Old paradigms of success and how they hold women back
  • The shadow side of our ambition and how it shows up
  • Paying attention to where the world needs our energy 
  • Emily’s experience at an all-female college and how that had a profound impact on her life
  • How to create space for sisterhood in your own life
  • Why Emily says that if we don’t look out for each other, none of us will truly be able to rise up
  • Sisterhood versus female friendships and what sets them apart
  • Sisterhood circles and the power of holding space for one another
  • The inherent structure of sisterhood circles and how to set one up
  • Relationships as a mirror and how to use them as a tool for personal growth and evolution
  • Why Emily says if we can see it them then it means it exists in us
  • Sisterhood as a tool to examine our judgments and perceived flaws
  • The gifts of difficult situations and how sisterhood allows us to see the bigger picture
  • Finding the balance between giving and receiving and why Emily says we should probably be receiving way more than we think we should
  • Resetting the being in order to inform the doing
  • Emily’s definition of everyday magic and how it shows up in her life

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between being in a space with someone and holding a space for someone." emily cassel

5 journaling techniques to help you gain clarity

5 journaling techniques to help you gain clarity #journaling #selfdiscovery #writing #automaticwriting #gratitude #artjournal #creativity #creativeexpression

When I think about journaling, two things come to mind:

  1. My mother keeping several different journals — a dream journal, a personal journal, and an art journal — for most of my childhood and into my adult years.
  2. Being required to keep a journal (and actually loving it) in my middle school English class. Thank you, Mr. Diskin, for the encouragement all those years ago! 

These days, no one has to force me to keep a journal.

In fact, over the years, I’ve kept several different kinds of journals. Art journals, travel journals, personal journals, gratitude journals, tarot journals, a 5-minute journal*, and even a failed attempt at a bullet journal.

(Any excuse to buy a new notebook, ya know. 🤷‍♀️)

These days, I find myself gravitating towards a few specific styles of journaling. They have helped me get to know myself better, dive deeper into my own limitations, and even shift my perspective in profound ways.


4 of my favorite tools for personal growth

I wanted to share with you some of the tools for personal growth that I’ve been using as of late to get a handle on my time and be more intentional about where my energy is going. There are four tools in particular that have had a huge impact on my life and my mood: tarot, automatic writing, meditation, and weekly planning.

What I love most about these tools is how they help me feel grounded and get me to connect with parts of myself that I don’t often connect with. They also help me to slow down and savor my experiences (especially with my daughter), to be more aware of the thought patterns and stories that I carry around with me, and to pay more attention to what I need to function at my best in the world.

In the last few months that I’ve been doing these things, I feel like I am more organized and on top of things, I know what’s expected of me, and I’m more intentional and planful about how I’m showing up. And when I don’t do them, I notice a huge difference. I feel more scattered and unsure of what to do with my time.