Category Archive for "Organic Business"

Capturing (and thus Losing) the Moment

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Wisdom for the Newly (or not so newly) Self-Employed

by Scott Biersack I’m over on the always wonderful, Kind Over Matter, sharing some words of wisdom for those newly self-employed sisters. I find that business – like relationships, like parenting, like our health, like Life – comes into our world for one true reason. Not to make us money. Not to make us happy. But to make us grow. To show us what we get to learn. I got (and still get) to learn a lot. In all my adult years, I’ve only been self-employed. This means 13+ years of Spiritual Growth coming at me masked behind the costume of Big Ideas. It’s been intense, exasperating, liberating, enlightening, exhausting, exciting, and mind-blowing (depending on the day or the lesson or the way I approached it). Anytime someone is starting a business, they tend to ask questions like “How do I find the right business name?” or maybe “What do…

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The Spiritual Type-O-Meter: Which one are you?

Have you ever noticed certain spiritual “types” – ways in which people approach or navigate or experience their own personal development or philosophies or beliefs? I’ve been playing with this idea – not as another flipping way to create a label for ourselves – but as a tongue-in-cheek way to notice our own tendencies. Don’t take it too seriously, k? Type 1: The Spiritual Doer The Spiritual Doers are easy to spot. They take their drive in business and in life and apply it to their spirit. Their energy never stops. They devour Life and all its experiences with an insatiable hunger for more. They aren’t easily daunted by what they perceive to be their own work. They delve in, swim in it, play in it. They do the same with all of Life. They are most often the adventurers and I think they may be the ones to take…

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I’m shutting some things down (and blaming the White Rabbit)

Surrender sounds like what you do on the battlefield when the enemy has you surrounded – like admitting defeat and accepting some impending doom. And I can’t say this Guiding Word for ’13 has been completely painless. Step-by-step it has taken me through each and every bloody aspect of my life, shaken the death grip of my ideas and sense of control, and changed damn near everything I thought I knew. But the pain came only from my fighting it. When I took a deep breathe and exhaled an admission of trust for the process of Life, I was met with nothing but love and ease and utter, synchronistic perfection. Things I thought I had to do showed themselves for the nothingness they really were. Things I thought I’d never do revealed their wisdom. Things I couldn’t have imagined took me down a rabbit hole of joy. Down the rabbit…

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The Ricki Lake show airs NEXT week!

I really don’t have time to write a proper blog post. I thought the show was going to air June 3. Then last week I was told I had 2 weeks to prepare. Official date of Sustainable Baby Steps on Ricki Lake: Wednesday, April 17th! (You can find your local airtime here, or subscribe here or here for an email with info on the where to watch the clip online.) So I’m preparing like a madwoman. And I have to admit, I work well under pressure. I’ve been getting some long-awaited work done to spruce things up over on Sustainable Baby Steps that is only getting attention because of the tight deadline. Light a fire under my ass and watch me burn, baby, burn. And I am on fire. But that means no time for proper blogging right now. So I’ll leave you with a little Instagram love from some wisdom that made me laugh…

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On Showing Up and Rocking It (The Ricki Lake Recap)

It’s Saturday, two days after the show, and I’m still not totally with it. I’ve slept umteen hours and am still finding my footing, but I wanted to get this whole experience down before I forget it. To answer the most frequently asked question first: The airdate is April 17th on Fox, and you can signup here or here to get a reminder or watch the video we capture of it. The overarching vibe of the entire experience: amazeballs. I realized long before the show that this wasn’t about being on TV, or connecting with the beautiful Ricki (whose work I admire anyway). This was about me. It was about making a declaration to myself of self-approval and nonjudgment. About surrendering my desire to control and perfect, and instead forgiving myself my perceived shortcomings and “not enough-ness” by allowing myself to just own Who I Am. It felt like years…

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The 6 Tools I’m Using to Move Through the Ricki Lake Jitters

Sorry to leave everyone hanging. I’ve had a million well-wishes and a million questions, but Life has been keeping me dancing to about 14 songs at once and I haven’t had the time to jump back on here before now. There is so much happening in our world. So many new developments and opportunities keeping us on our toes. And this one. This one is one of the biggest. It feels really silly to say that. It’s a daytime talk show. It’s not Barbara Walters. It’s something I wouldn’t have even considered had it not been Ricki Lake, a woman I admire and respect for the work she’s done in the birthing community. Because of that I get a sense of her heart and her intentions and I’m not worried about sensationalization – this isn’t Jerry after all. So it both is and isn’t a big deal, and my spirit…

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I Have This Whole Other Side (And It’s Going on the Ricki Lake Show)

I can really trace this all back to embracing (I can’t quite say “choosing” cuz Life wasn’t exactly giving me much of a choice) my Guiding Word of Surrender. Life has walked (is still walking) me through a long series of examining and releasing and realigning. It’s been a quiet, still sort of process, like quietly watching a movie screen flitting across the inside of my eyelids, asking me to view with openness the areas in which I was not listening, the expectations I had that were not working, the personal dogma I was walking on a very long leash, the ducking out of the banquet I was doing before it was my turn to make the toast, the ways in which I was battening down the hatches of my lips and not allowing myself to just speak in real terms about Who I Am and what I do. The…

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Retiring One Program and Changing Another

Grab a cup o’tea and pull up a seat with me. Lemme tell you where my heart is taking me and let’s see if your heart wants to come along. Hello sweet sisters, Some of you already know but for those that don’t, one of my intentions for this year is to make my work and the Organic Sisterhood more dynamic, more connection-based, more ME. I lost a bit of that me-ness last year, and although it was a necessary experience to shape my spirit, I’m ready to come back to my center. I want my “business” relationships to reflect my personal relationships. I want more of my voice and intentions to be reflected, not just when you coach with me, but anytime you connect with me. And I want to pour my heart into this community and see just how flourishing and rich and comfortable I can make it….

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Honoring My Own No (It’s Not Always Easy)

I’m in a rather interesting place in Life. “Surrender”, my guiding word for the year (but really since last fall), has seeped deeply under my skin. It’s ironic that it’s such a seemingly passive word but so very forceful in my compliance to it. I simply can’t NOT surrender. Life and this current path is not allowing me to do anything that is not in total alignment, that does not come from my core, (that does not challenge the shit out of me in my ability to trust and allow and accept). I begin to pull myself back into habits or “Well maybe just this once” and it snaps me back to me center like a brand new rubberband – sometimes including the sting. Paradoxically, it’s been challenging and easy. It’s been all flow and simplicity, but with up-bursts of fear and panic and WTF. And every single time my…

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