Grounding with Pixie Campbell

I had the honor of connecting over the phone with Pixie Campbell* as she drove her way into the mountains for a week-long retreat. I had no idea what we would settle on, but I knew I simply must invite her to join the Tribe circle this month and she happily said yes.

Within just a few minutes the theme was clear:

Grounding Ourselves: Settling Our Minds and Centering Our Hearts

And I’ll admit, it’s for purely selfish reasons.

As we travel I struggle to remain grounded. To create space to root myself back in after a 4 hour drive and new surroundings. And I’m left feeling the disconnection:

  • Scattered in my thoughts
  • Waking up confused, not knowing where I am
  • Stressed and pulled in too many directions
  • Cranky, or overwhelmed
  • Full of doubt
  • Or the biggie: Vertigo

All of those things slip away the more I ground myself.

I’m a pretty Earth-based mama. But my practices are simply the few I’ve found that calling to me. Pixie’s practices have been passed through the ages. Her knowledge of the Earth, of the seasons, and of the work we get to do as women with those two is deep and vast and captivating. As we touched on grounding practices over the phone she quickly prattled off ideas like she was singing the alphabet and I was in awe.

Making her the honored guest in this Tribe.

She’s going to share her time-honored practices and tools for grounding ourselves and our families (including extra resources she’s creating just for Tribe sistahs), and hold space for us to ask her questions on this or other themes that surface during our time.

When: August 30th, 2pm Eastern
Where: The Organic Tribe tele-circle
How: Become a member

(P.S. This is the last month to lock in the introductory rate of $99 and still receive it all.)

*Heck yeah, I’m an affiliate! I wholeheartedly support and promote Pixie’s work and am honored to work with her!

Scenes from the Organic Parenting e-course with Sara Janssen

August is already a busy month in our world. First Justin’s birthday, then Zeb’s, then our anniversary. And then our normal life of a busy coaching practice, traveling the country, exploring, and managing several other websites.

And then I decided to launch my Organic Parenting e-course in September.

Which pretty much assured I’d be slammed and knee-deep with a jam-packed schedule of tweaks, edits, interviews, emails, images, website changes, contributors lists, creativity…you get the idea. Projects are big, yo.

But I’m very pleased to say I’m rockin’ it. 😉

And making space to take entire days off. And eat. And sleep.

I’m the queen of crazy, massive productivity.

Part of my work this week has been to make the final edits to some of interviews from the contributors. One of those being the always lovely Sara Janssen.

We recorded this a few months ago when her newest bebe, Emma, was only three weeks old, and I absolutely LOVED watching it all over again.

So I made a little teaser to show you some fun points and Aha-moment-makers:

More To Come!

I have contributions in or coming in from SO MANY incredible people: Naomi Aldort, Peter Gray Phd, Brad Yates, Tiffani Bearup, Pixie Campbell, Denise Andrade and on and on.

Wanna know more?

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8 Ways to Turn Off Blog Readers (or just never turn’em on)

Hard at work with borrowed wifi

First of all, I want to add a caveat to this post.

Be less concerned with attracting blog readers, and more concerned with adding value to the world.

This post isn’t about a sense of approval.

It’s about allowing others to see through the shenanigans to absorb the real value you have to offer the world.

Ignore this entirely if:

  • Your blog is your personal space, and you don’t need ANYONE bring turned on but you *snapsnapsnap*, mmmm’kay?
  • You have found that any of these things work for you.

This list is only one perspective, but if you want it, here’s what I’ve found that most of us blog readers will be turned off by:

8 Things That Turn Off Blog Readers

Play That Funky Music:
It could be my favorite song ever, but if it’s unexpected I’m not going to search out the stop button. I’m closing the tab pronto. There might be someone sleeping nearby, or I could be working at the library, or just have my speakers up too loud. Point is, if you were to survey your Facebook friends, over 90% of them would say “No thanks”.

Whine, complain, or vent in every other post:
I want to know my favorite bloggers are real people. I want them to be real. And I certainly don’t want them putting on a mask for approval. But I’m hoping for some depth in what I’m reading too, some reflections on the writer’s challenges, some inspiration at their courage. I don’t even like attending my own pity parties. Let’s throw a “This is how we grow” party instead!

Drown Your Message in a Sea of Text:
Most of us are visual to some extent. If we’re not we at least don’t like beating around the bush. Say what needs to be said in the most powerful way possible with as few words as necessary.

Write a post just to apologize for not writing in awhile:
I’ve done it. It’s silly. And usually no one noticed you were gone but you. Or if they did notice they are hoping your absence is going to mean some good CONTENT coming their way.

Enable Those Annoying Fade-in Popup Opt-In Boxes:
You know the ones. They fade out what you were actually enjoying to offer you a free something or other. Even if that free something or other is something I want, you just interrupted something I was interested in. Isn’t there a better way to call my attention to it? (Answer: Yes.)

Obnoxiously Offer Things Your Readers Don’t Want:
I like offers. I like to find things that are going to help me or make my life more awesome. So PLEASE point out your stuff or the stuff you know about, especially if it will benefit me, as well as you. But if it’s not stuff I love I’m going to assume I’m not your ideal audience and bounce. Know your audience. Give them stuff they like.

Sensationalize! Every! Single! Thing!
I like a little hyperbole. I’m not afraid to see some waves being made. But only if it’s for a real purpose. Not just for ratings. It’s like drama for the computer screen and aren’t we all ready for a drama-free world?

Be Unremarkable:
The opposite end of the Sensationalize Spectrum? Never say anything that might offend someone. Never take a stand for your values. Be Switzerland and neutral and you’ll never have to worry about rejection. But that will be because no one’s attention has been caught in the first place.

Do you really want to have a better blog?

Building a successful blog that allows you to get your passions or message out to the world in the most effective way is a culmination of a lot of things.

And I’ve taken all my experiences with blogging (since 2006!), boiled them down into the most effective and most authentic essentials and put them into a new mini-toolkit, 6 Steps to a Better Blog: How to Reach 400k Readers in Under 10 Hours a Week.

This mini-toolkit is to help you build a better blog and organically grow your readership without sinking a lot of time and energy in the wrong places. It combines all of my 6 years of blogging with authentic marketing strategies into an easy-to-follow 6 step process that honors your time, energy, resources, and priorities. Perfect for beginning bloggers, as well as those who need to refresh their blog. It includes:

:: 50 min audio: Describes each step, why it matters and how to do it most effectively (Value: $150)

:: 41 page workbook: Helps you to personalize and apply each step, simplify the process and create powerful action steps (Value: $40)

:: Covers everything from: choosing the right platform, creating a cohesive blog brand, how to create content people love and share, getting yourself out there to the right audiences, and working smarter, not harder.

P.S. This is a mini-toolkit only focusing on blogging. It does not cover monetizing your blog or go as in-depth as the Mastermind.

You can get this mini-toolkit for only $25.

(Although it comes to you for free as part of the Organic Tribe.)

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4 Unconventional Things to Say to Escape A Conventional Conversation

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Have you ever been stuck in a conversation that makes you want to scratch your eyeballs out?

I’d wager the more conscious and unconventional you live, the more injury your poor eyes endure.

You probably don’t want to lie or feel inauthentic. And you don’t want to cause a scene or be rude or hurtful (that’s not very authentic either).

But you don’t want to be there either.

Why is it that we think being authentic is going to cause so much pain or rejection?

I started to learn this awhile back when I had a conversation with a women who was radically authentic and invited me to be the same. It was so freaking liberating! There was nothing offensive about it, because I could tell it was coming from a good heart. And I had so much more trust for her because I knew it was all real.

But practicing with others was hard. Could I really be honest and authentic without fear? My experience has taught me otherwise: to look outside myself and please others first, to lie for social graces, to be responsible for (instead of just mindful of and compassionate toward) someone else’s feelings while completely neglecting my own.

When I began to DIG IN to those ideas I saw them for what they were worth: fear-based lies that taught me to reject myself in hopes that others would accept me.

So I decided to do something radical instead.

I decided to accept myself and practice saying what I really wanted to say.

I discovered that nothing that I really wanted to say came from an intentionally hurtful place, and sometimes even when I tried to please others they still ended up taking it the wrong way.

So if I had no control over them and how they accepted or rejected me, I might as well choose to honor myself throughout.

So I began to practice this during conversations I wanted to escape. Here’s how:

4 Unconventional Things to Say to Escape a Bad, Boring, or Offensive Conversation

 

  1. So, on a totally unrelated note… – I usually say this one with a smile and no one bats an eye. That’s because we all think it’s rude to change the subject, unless someone else is doing it (then it’s rude to tell them so). So we all suffer along in the same conversation looking for an out instead of creating one. You don’t need an excuse to create one. Just the willingness to stop toeing the line.
  2. I’m uncomfortable with this topic. Do you mind if we change the subject? – This one was hard for me because I didn’t want to have to admit I was uncomfortable and risk opening a can of worms by explaining it. So I learned to speak my mind by being authentic about how I was feeling. Most of the time others would glaze over the discomfort (they didn’t enjoy talking about it anymore than I did). Other times it was a great opening for a deeper conversation and to practice really owning my reactions, as well as my values.
  3. I strongly disagree and I’d like to [discuss something else, excuse myself now, share my real thoughts]. – If you think it’s difficult to just mention discomfort, try doing something others deem as confrontational. It’s not okay to disagree with others unless you want to be seen as obnoxious, rude, loud, bossy or domineering. Bullshit. Strongly disagreeing just means you’re willing to take a moral stand for what you believe is right. And the world needs to witness more of that.
  4. Excuse me, but this topic isn’t meeting my need for ______. I’m going to go mingle with others. – Does this one sound selfish or self-centered or egotistical to you? It was one of the hardest I’ve ever practiced. It meant being honest about my needs, which tends to trigger another person’s sense of failure if they didn’t please you. Which meant I had to learn to no longer taking responsibility for how someone else chose to feel about what I knew I needed.

I think more than anything I learned this:

That to be uncommonly joyful meant I would need to take some uncommon and unconventional steps in my life toward freedom and joy.

Sometimes they felt like baby steps.

Many times they felt like radical leaps off a cliff in hopes that it would be all right.

Many times they were met with major opposition, and I had to learn new skills to not only escape a conversation with my authenticity in tact, but to handle the world when it threatened to shake me up.

A lot of people ask me how I’ve been able to release the fears of what others will think, and release the fear of living an unconventional life, and remain so unshakable.

For starters, it isn’t always easy. I still work at it.

But it is possible when you do the work moves you through your barriers. So I put a popular Organic Tribe call into a mini-toolkit to show you how…

How to Thrive Unconventionally in a Conventional World

This mini-toolkit is to help you remain unshakable in your values, and your Truth…even when it seems like the world is trying to shake you up. No more worrying about what others will think. No more hiding your heart out of fear of backlash. No more getting shaken up by the judgments, remarks, or beliefs of others. You can learn to always stand on unshakable ground.

:: 110 min audio call: Describes the inner work you get to do to get unshakable, as well as the most effective, practical outer work to change your experiences with others (Value: $250)

:: 31 page workbook: Helps you to DIG IN, clear your triggers, and shine your authenticity, while putting into practice the steps you can take to remain grounded and compassionate despite any confrontation from the conventional world (Value: $40)

:: Covers everything from: Why others attack your values, what judgment and justification really mean, what you can say in conventional situations to remain true to yourself, exercises and prompts to help you put it all into practice and release your fear of being your unconventional self

P.S. This is a mini-toolkit, only focused on this small topic and as in-depth as possible in the small package. For more in-depth support, you may consider using it in conjunction with Digging Deep.

You can get this mini-toolkit for only $25.

(But it comes to you for free as part of the Organic Tribe.)

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12 Reasons Every Woman Needs a Tribe

I get asked all the time how it is we created such an unconventional life, and how it is we overcome the odds to make it happen.

And my answer is always the same:

I made the choice to make two things a priority first: space and time in my life to DIG IN and grow as a person, and tribes of support to encourage me, unstick me when I got stuck, love me when I couldn’t love myself, remind me of the important things when I forgot, inspire the snot out of me with the possibilities they were creating in their life, and call me on my shit (even when I didn’t really want them to).

12 Reasons Every Woman Needs a Tribe via www.theorganicsister.com
Tiffani Bearup and Me

I spent most of my life feeling fiercely independent and for much of the time lacking the depth of friendships I needed.

There were best friends I’ve had, and times when my sister and I were incredibly close. But even in those times I kept myself believing I had to be independent, “strong”and rock-steady – for myself and for them.

Then in an afternoon my life change.

Through a series of events I saw that I wasn’t allowing myself to receive, that I was making myself an island, causing myself more stress and loneliness than I realized and was burning myself out trying to be everything for everyone without giving anyone the joy of being something real for me.

And just like that my heart broke open and I began a journey of interdependence. And through it I have learned (and am learning) the importance of a tribe in a woman’s life, the importance of receiving support, and just how wonderful life is when we do.

It doesn’t matter that we travel full-time. I’ve still learned how to create a circle of women (and men) around me so that we can each individually, and together collectively, truly thrive.

Through this experience I’ve learned some reasons why women need powerful, purposeful and mindful tribes. Here’s what I’ve come to understand:

12 Reasons We Women Need Our Tribes

 

  1. We are inherently tribal. – We once lived in cultures where the women raised babies together, did laundry together, cooked together, and helped each other laugh through the ups and downs of life. We have evolved to be inter-dependent. It’s only in the last few decades that we’ve held up that Fierce Independence as the epitome of a strong woman. Well, if alone against the world is what makes you a great women, count me out. I’d rather feel great, than only look it.
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  3. Your partner can’t be everything. – I used to lean on Justin for everything. It was a real bitch when we had a fight and he was the only person I had to talk to about it. For awhile there I even thought it wasn’t okay to talk to other women about our challenges. And in a way I still find that true; I don’t want a tribe that will help me complain about him. I want a tribe that will help me examine my triggers and overcome any barrier that keeps us from loving one another better. I also came to find that it was simply unfair to him to place every stress on his shoulders. He’s one man, who wants very hard to fix as much as he can to see me smile, and without more support in my life my husband was becoming heavy with the burden of being the only person I would turn to help me meet my deeper needs for connection, growth, fun, or help. That’s not healthy; that’s co-dependent.
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  5. Your kids need a break from you. – Oh man, am I serious about this one. Especially because my son is an only child. Without my tribe of conscious mamas, from both local parenting groups with like-minded philosophies on life and parenting, to online tribes, to coaches who have helped me through rough spots, I’m pretty sure my son and I owe our relationship to the support I found in others. Without it I was constantly examining and analyzing every action my son took, worrying that I was doing something wrong (or he was), or just not giving him the space to just breathe, explore independently, or make his own choices without my fear trying to micro-manage, nag, control or stress him out. Having other mamas helped me to put things in perspective, lighten up and be a better mom more capable of responding to his needs with compassion and support.
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  7. You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with. – You want to radically change your life? Surround yourself with examples that it’s possible. You want to live a deeper, more meaningful existence? Engage in deeper, more meaningful conversations with the people talking about deeper, more meaningful things. Don’t let the limitations of what those around you can do become your reality. Seek out possibilities, surround yourself with inspiration, and what seems impossible will soon become the only thing you know.
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  9. Girls just wanna have fun. – Life gives us plenty of opportunity for stress, heartache, overwhelm or depression. It’s our job to counter those things with laughter, fun, and connection. Have you ever had a terrible day and called a girlfriend and you both ended up laughing at the utter ridiculousness of it all? Suddenly what you thought was going to do you in is not so bad when our tribe helps us to play and lighten up. And fun is a damn important thing in life. We have enough seriousness. We need more laughter and play.
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  11. You need people who won’t let you off the hook. – I didn’t use to see this was true about myself. I’ve always thought I was pretty self-motivated. Until my tribe called me on my bullshit and helped me to see how I was giving up, playing small or rationalizing away my dreams. Because I allowed others to know what my real desires were – what my heart ached for – they were there to call attention to the ways I was neglecting them. It was not a pretty mirror they held up but it was a much needed view that helped me to confront my real barriers and catapult right past them.
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  13. You need a safe place to land. – The world can be harsh. Have one terrible day and you could end up on YouTube being bashed by millions of people. Make a mistake and you probably have learned to do the bashing yourself. But the right tribe of women will open up a safe and sacred space for you to bring your cracked and weeping heart. They will wrap you in compassion and stillness and allow you to breathe and vent and process without judgment. They give you the nurturing and the encouragement to heal and grow and move forward again. I can’t tell you how powerful it is to know that a circle of women, some whom you haven’t even met, are waiting with open arms, whether you’re having a horrible day or your life has just been shattered.
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  15. You can’t see your own blind spots. – I’ve already mentioned a few times how the tribes of women in my life will call my on my shit. And sometimes it really pisses me off. But without their intuitive ability to hold up that mirror to what I can’t see I would still be spinning my wheels in frustration over the patterns I couldn’t change. With the multiple perspectives and the collective wisdom a tribe of soulful, conscious women can be a catalyst for the most powerful personal growth.
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  17. You’re can’t jump over buildings in a single bound. – Or any of the other impossible things we try to do on our own. You’re not Superwoman. You’re not a one woman roadshow. Stop trying to be perfect and infallible and so great that you never need anything. You! Need! Support!: practical, emotional, spiritual support. Whether you’ve just had a baby, or you are struggling with food, or you’re trying to manage a household, love a family, and run a business, for the love of all that is good in the world, ask for support. Trade support. Pay for support. You’re worth the investment.
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  19. You’re going to drive yourself batshit crazy unless you do something for you once in awhile. – Nuff’ Said.
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  21. You can’t give what you don’t allow yourself to receive. – This was my Aha moment when it came to receiving support. I can NOT give it if I don’t first have it. And it’s no one else’s job to know when I need it, or how I’d like to receive it. It’s my job to seek out the things that will meet my needs in such a way that I feel so filled up with love, energy, connection, passion, and everything else I might need that I am overflowing that back out to my family, my clients and the whole world.
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  23. You deserve to receive a lot. – Women tend to have this idea that it’s great for other women to receive, “but oh no, not me.” “I couldn’t possibly take that from you.” “I can’t justify that for myself.” “I’d be selfish.” No. You won’t be selfish. You’re selfish when you continue to try to meet your needs in ways that aren’t effective. It wastes your time, energy, money, and capabilities. And you’re never helping others. But investing well in your own health, well-being, personal growth, mental clarity, stability and ability to do more in the world is anything but selfish. It’s imperative.

All of this is why I travel with a tribe, why I belong to an online tribe and why I facilitate tribes like the Organic Tribe.

It’s also why I’m offering the Organic Tribe, to include so much more for so much less…

The Organic Sister

:: 24/7 support from the Sisterhood forums
:: Monthly coaching circles to keep you moving
:: The Digging Deep toolbox to overcome barriers
:: The Organic Parenting e-course to help you be the vibrant mama you are
:: Every other digital product I have or create
:: Other bonuses: audios, freebie sessions, and discounts on consultations

…So that you can surround yourself with like-minded women who will support you, the coaching and tools to finally make the changes you want and a price that makes it possible.

The Tribe equals over $1,700…but for over 90% off

 
Membership is only $130 a year.

The best I could offer – everything I have – in the best sisterhood to offer it in.

Click here for all the details.

When Our Partners Are On Different Pages (Or Different Books)

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I love my husband more than I thought possible. We have a damn good relationship. And it shows. So people often assume we work together effortlessly. That we’re not near opposites on so many topics. That we don’t have to work to find ourselves on the same page – or even the same book – when it comes to things like parenting or food or life in general.

But work, we do. Or sometimes don’t. 😉

Sometimes we slip into our own ego and refuse to budge. Sometimes we know the exact relationship tool that’s practically screaming to be used in the back of our mind and we tell it to “eff off”. We are a funny creature like that, aren’t we? Resisting the very thing we want.

Those are the days (weeks) that we can’t connect, that we can’t find agreement…that we feel 12 miles apart screaming through the wind in two different languages (what the crap is he talking about?!).

I end just wanting to be heard. Feeling resentful. We end up having a fight…or worse, shutting down to one another.

And our son feels the difference, even when we think we shelter him from it. He knows when we’re in love and when we’re acting out of fear. He thrives in the former.

Thankfully Justin and I always find our way back around to each other.

We reach through the discord, we calm our fears, and we lean into the trust we sometimes refuse. We take deep breaths and we come back around the Wisdom speak(scream)ing in the backs of our minds for our attention. And we find what we always find – that these principles, these tools work…when we allow them to.

Ah, allowing. Surrender. Trust.

Nothing we try works when those foundations are shadowed over. I can say all the right things, use all the right tools, but without Trust firmly in place I might as well sound like the adults in Charlie Brown’s world from all the good it does. (Wah wah wah.)

So Yes…It Starts With Trust

If you’re ready to lean into that, you’re halfway there. (And it took me a looooong time to get to that place. Lots of healing and lots of experience understanding he’s not the person I fear he’ll be.)

It starts with trust (well, really wasn’t doesn’t?) and moves from there.

If you’ve got trust in place (or maybe you’re even still working on it) and you want to join us in moving from from it, I’ve got just the tribes for you….and I’d love to see you – and your partner – there.

THE DEETS ::

Below are the details to one free and two upgraded events.

Facebook Circle with Relationship Coach Jeffrey Platts
This Monday, April 2 at 8pm Eastern

We’re going to gather on Facebook on the page’s new chat room (this will be the first time I’ve tested it out with a big group, so let’s all gather our energy around the fact that it WILL be working – if not we’ll chat on the timeline instead).

Jeffrey Platts will be joining us as well! Jeffrey helps men and women connect more deeply and authentically in their relationships and is the perfect guest for this topic.

Facebook Circles are open to anyone. No cost, no commitment. Grab a cup’o something, and let’s circle around this topic, creating connection between us and deepening our own understanding.

Click here to join the page now, then set your reminder for Monday’s chat!


The Organic Tribe – 2 Sessions
Thursday, April 12 and Monday, April 30

In the Organic Tribe this month we’re going to delve deeper into this topic with the coaching, tools and tribes that can help you breakthrough your resistance, your walls, your disharmony to co-create with your partner more connection and synergy and allow you to meet one another with the only things that will help your relationship to thrive – love and trust.

The Organic Tribe will meet over the phone, but don’t worry if you can’t make the time. You’ll receive the call recording of each session to your inbox. You’ll also receive access to the Organic Sisterhood, as well as the opportunity to win 1 of 2 complimentary coaching sessions with me. You can then stay with the Tribe each month or cancel whenever you wish.

AND I’ve lowered the price of the Tribe, making it more accessible to everyone!

Click here to read more about the Organic Tribe and join now.

I hope to see you at each of these, to hear your words, to share in our collective wisdom, and to help you find what you need to reconnect.

How “Have To” and “Should” Are Ruining Your Life (And How To Stop It)

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Strong words? Yes. But I mean it. “Have to” and “should” are ruining lives.

They are show-stoppers.

Immovable objects.

Tools for the perpetuation of that “survival mode” you’re stuck in.

“Have to” and “should” are the ugly cousins of obligation and control, victimhood and suffering, resentment and anger and depression, too.

Sure, they seem innocuous.

But they are three small words that pack a lot of nasty punch.

  • Have to is the same stuff gets good people to do damaging things.
  • Should is what keeps us in fear of changing those things.

And although we may not be talking about destruction and death in our day-to-day lives of cooking and caring and working, who wants even a little bit of arsenic in their food?

I’ve been eradicating both from my life for several years and I’ve discovered what’s on the other side:

FREEDOM. Wisdom. Openness and lightness. Fun and laughter. Excitement, playfulness, peace. A sense of calm, self-control and acceptance. Trust. POSSIBILITIES.

I’d like to offer that to you.

  • Are you stuck in all the things you HAVE TO do?
  • Possibly resentful and frustrated and generally not enjoying yourself?
  • Are you wracked with guilt/shame over what you SHOULD do? Fear over what you shouldn’t?
  • Likely not finding yourself doing anything wonderful because of it?

This month on the Organic Tribe (my super affordable, super fun, super powerful (no really, other people say it too!) monthly membership coaching program) we’re going to tackle both these topics.

And our first call of the month is tomorrow!

First, we’re going to talk about HAVE TO:

  • Why we REALLY use it (and it’s not because we have to)
  • What it’s saying about us when we do
  • It’s hidden dangers (what’s it’s causing in your life)
  • 2 easy steps to get out of it’s trap and into emotional, mental, relational FREEDOM

Then we’re going to talk about SHOULD:

  • Where it comes from and how it’s hurting us
  • Why we get stuck in it
  • How to overcome our fear of letting it go
  • The fun paradox we’ll find when we do!

Of course, there’s handfuls of other bonuses to joining the Organic Tribe – like free gifts, coaching giveaways, lifetime access to the Sisterhood forums (and a circle you can connect with anytime, anywhere, forever right when you need it) and more.

But Here’s One Extra Bonus:

This month’s Tribe members are also getting TWO free mini-workbooks to work through these topics!

Ready for some soul-feeding, earth-moving, growth-instigating, rut-unlodging, survival mode-busting guidance AND a Tribe of Sisters to connect with?

Click here or below to join!
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You Take Care of Everyone Else; Who’s Taking Care of You?

Let me first remind you that you are amazing. (Because I know it can be easy to forget.)

You give so much to your kids, your partner, your work, and probably way too many other people and things in your life as well.

You work your ass off to feed the bodies and the souls of those you love, to fill their spiritual cups with love, engagement and support.

But you’re gonna hit burnout soon (or maybe you’re there already) if you don’t understand one thing:

You can’t give what you don’t have.

Picture it like this: All the people and things in your life are standing before you with an empty cup and asking you to fill them up.

But your cup is empty. Too many long days, not enough replenishing of your own spiritual cup and you have nothing to pour into their lives. (Then enters in your own guilt and overwhelm and frustration, adding to your exhaustion.)

Honey, you have to take care of you, too.

It’s absolutely imperative that you make space in your life for your own well-being, your own support system, and the tools that will help you out of “survival mode” and into a way of life that allows you (all!) to THRIVE.

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It’s imperative you let your own cup be filled.

It’s time to get so filled up with the things YOU need to thrive that you naturally overflow your love and vibrancy into the lives of those you love.

Yes, I’m talking about the Organic Tribe.

I’ve been offering an introductory price to the Tribe for the first few months, but I can’t keep doing that forever.

On Thursday the monthly cost of the Tribe is going up to it’s full price of $39.97 for new subscribers.

But all those who are on the Tribe by Thursday… they’ll always pay $19.97!

Think about it…

How do you normally spend $20 a month trying to fill your cup?

And what else could you possibly spend $20 a month on that would offer you so much emotional and spiritual support, connect you to your own Tribe, give you special offers (not seen by anyone else), as well as opportunities to get free one-on-one coaching, AND grant you LIFETIME ACCESS to the Organic Sisterhood forums – where you can connect personally with other like-minded women for support, encouragement, tips, inspiration, and more?

“Life has been so good for me recently and…I know that you, the Tribe, and the sisterhood have been a huge part of that.” – Susan

And what could you DO with that kind of soul-nourishing, cup-filling, motivating and inspiring coaching and connections in your life?

Click here if you’re ready to fill YOUR cup!

Being Organic Around Conventional Wisdom

For me personally, and I’m sure for some of you, one of the biggest challenges of Being Organic, of being authentic and true to your values and desires always, was stepping into a space that felt as though it challenged those values.

Tara at Pensacola Beach

I felt a lot of fear, as though I was stepping out on my own, rejecting the people I loved, rejecting the world…but also fear that they would in turn reject me. Think I was crazy. Think I thought they were crazy.

I also felt a deep passion, a desire to share what was changing my life for the better, a desire to hang onto what I’ve found and a fear of losing it.

I felt this conflict within myself when I moved toward holistic health: It seemed as though I had found something that made so much sense to me…but very few were interested.

How do I share what I love?

The same happened when we decided to withdraw Zeb from school: So much of our family was supportive, and many weren’t.

How do I find my footing without support?

And absolutely, positively I felt that challenge when we began to parent organically, trusting myself as a mother, trusting my son as a whole and autonomous human being, moving away from the fear or control that had ruled our relationship before.

How do I learn to give them the same that I wanted to give my son – unconditional love?

I’ve experienced it in big ways, like deep discussions and even arguments with people I loved, from friends to family to in-laws. And I’ve experienced it in smaller moments, like encountering strangers in the grocery store who shamed their child for a mistake made.

How do I honor others while standing up for my Truth?

I’ve felt the fear, the knots in my stomach, the pain of rejection of something that is such a part of Who I Am that it felt like rejection of me. And I’ve felt the hurt when the rejection of what I love turned into rejection of me.

I’ve been in both arenas, of feeling as though I had to scream my Truth from the mountaintops and then hide it in a bubble, avoiding anything that might pop it (I’m still in that one sometimes).

But neither of those is my goal.

My goal is to be grounded in what I know is real in my life, all that that is and means.

And I’m not going to pretend it’s always easy.

Or always cut and dry.

But it IS possible to remain grounded in our Truth, despite the confrontation or fear or anger it may trigger in others. Despite the confrontation or fear or anger it may trigger in us.

It’s most definitely possible to remain centered around what we know and love when others question or criticize…or worse.

Would you like to join the conversation?

Being Organic Around Conventional Wisdom is the topic of our next
Organic Tribe call.

The call is this Thursday evening, and we’re going to discuss this very tender, very sticky situation in depth together.

This is your opportunity to ask the questions you have and get the answers and support you need.

Not a part of the Organic Tribe?

When you sign up, you not only get TWO group coaching sessions a month, you also get:

  • Lifetime access to The Organic Sisterhood forums
  • Free recordings of every call to keep forever
  • Secret offers no one else will ever hear about
  • The biggest discounts on upcoming products I’m creating
  • AND…on each and every call I’m giving away a complimentary 1-on-1 session

It’s super simple to sign-up.

You can either read more about here or if you’ve already been thinking about this and know it’s a “Yes!” for you and what you need right now, just click the subscribe button below.

As soon as Wild Zen and I receive notification that you’ve joined, we’ll add you to the email list and you’ll receive call access info right away.

Are you ready for this? I sure hope so. I hope to hear your voice on our next call. 🙂

Adding to the Organic Tribe!

I don’t have any photos for this blog post. Because how could I capture what the past three months of offering the Organic Tribe group coaching experience has been like for me?

I’ve learned tons, and challenged myself, and overcame some powerful nervous jitters. 😉

And it’s been incredible. And powerful. And so, so good…

It’s something I really believe in: the ability to offer support to anyone who needs it. To do so at a rate anyone can afford, right now. And the ability to get us all connected.

Because honestly, the internet is beautiful…

But it pales in comparison to the kinds of connections we’re making in Tribe.

And the feedback has been powerful, as well…

Like, the tear-jerking sort of powerful…

And let’s not forget…I just enjoy the hell out of it!

I love the group dynamic, the connections we make with others and just within ourselves when we share and hear others share.

Things get triggered and talked about that may not have happened one-on-one.

I love it. ♥

And as I was sitting in meditation the other day (okay, laying down…because laying down I can do.) I really felt strongly that I wanted to make the Tribe experience bigger.

So I am. 😛

The NEW Organic Tribe

All the good stuff will stay the same..I’m just adding more of it.

Here’s what it’s going to look like:

  • 2 interactive group coaching calls each month
  • FREE recordings of each call sent to you
  • Lifetime access to The Organic Sisterhood forums
  • Ridiculously low prices on any new products I create (80-90-100% off?)
  • Fun offers others won’t even hear about (like test driving!)
  • Other bonus gifts when I’m feeling snazzy (which is often, people)
  • ANDon each and every call I’m giving away a complimentary 30 minute coaching session!

And I really, really want to see you there, as we talk about handling conventional family, letting go of the stress of the season, clearing the things that get you stuck in indecision, and time for you to ask *your* questions of me and the entire group.

The Organic Tribe combined with the Organic Sisterhood: Connecting all of you with one another, allowing you to get to know each other, to get even deeper views of the glimpses of beauty and passion and magnificence I’ve seen in the Sisters in this Tribe.

And seeing it in yourself too.

Come January the price to join is going up…but for those of you already there and those of you that signup now, you will be locked in at the same low rate for as long as you are part of the Tribe.

Yup – all that every month for $19.97 if you sign up now.

Ask yourself…

What would you do if you had all the energy you needed?

If you were overflowing with inspiration and the support?

If you felt free and clear and on fire?

How would your world change if you had a Tribe to help you create it?

And isn’t all of that – aren’t YOU – worth it?

(The answer is “Yes. Yes, I am.” 😉 )

Our next call is SOON!

Click here to read more, learn more and JOIN!

I hope I’ll get to see you there.