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.

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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.

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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.

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