This course was developed based on both my training with Brene Brown and her book, The Gifts of Imperfection. Please do order a copy of the book to take this learning further.
10 GUIDEPOSTS FOR WHOLEHEARTED LIVING:
1. Cultivating Authenticity – Let go of what people think about you
2. Cultivating Self-Compassion – Let go of perfectionism
3. Cultivating a Resilient Spirit – Let go of numbing & powerlessness
4. Cultivating Gratitude & Joy – Let go of scarcity
5. Cultivating Intuition & Trusting Faith – Let go of the need for certainty
6. Cultivating Creativity – Let go of comparison
7. Cultivating Play & Rest – Let go of exhaustion as a status symbol & productivity as self-worth
8. Cultivating Calm & Stillness – Let go of anxiety as a lifestyle
9. Cultivating Meaningful Work – Let go of self-doubt & “supposed to”
10. Cultivating Laughter, Song, & Dance – Let go of being cool & “always in control”
Cultivating Authenticity – Letting Go of What People Think
Welcome to Day 1 of your 10-Day E-Course!
Today's focus is on Guidepost #1: Letting Go of What People Think & Cultivating Authenticity
Watch out the video below from my mentor, Brene Brown, all about overcoming critics in your life.
Then click the button to to download today's materials and watch your email for more tomorrow!
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Cultivating Self-Compassion – Letting Go of Perfectionism
Welcome to Day 2 of your 10-Day E-Course!
Today's focus is on Guidepost #2: Letting Go of Perfectionism & Cultivating Self-Compassion.
If you read Brene's work you know she often sites other great researchers, and Kristin Neff's work on self-compassion and mindfulness is no exception.
Her groundbreaking work has helped thousands of people build gentler kinder relationships with themselves (and therefore everyone else).
Click the button to download today's materials and watch the video below to hear what she has to say about starting a self-compassion practice.
Then be sure to check your email for more tools tomorrow!
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Letting Go of Numbing & Powerlessness & Cultivating a Resilient Spirit
Welcome to Day 3 of your 10-Day E-Course!
Today's focus is on Guidepost #3: Letting Go of Numbing and Powerlessness by Cultivating a Resilient Spirit
You can hear more from Brene (and Oprah) about numbing in the video below.
Click the button on this page to today's materials and check your email for more tools tomorrow!
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Cultivating Gratitude & Joy – Letting Go of Scarcity & the Fear of the Dark
Welcome to Day 4 of your 10-Day E-Course!
Today's focus is on Guidepost #4: Letting Go of Scarcity & the Fear of the Dark & Cultivating Gratitude and Joy
There's a great video below from one of my favorite resources on happiness, Soul Pancake.
Take a minute to watch and learn a little more on the science of happiness and gratitude.
WATCH THE FIRST VIDEO:
I'm also including a video below from Ask Amy- with Amy Poehler. She gives young viewers great advice on overcoming fears and being courageous making mistakes while being creative.
Check it out:
As always, click the button on this page to today's materials and don't forget to check your email for more tools tomorrow!
Cultivating Intuition & Trusting Faith – Letting Go of the Need for Certainty
Welcome to Day 5!
Today's focus is on Guidepost #5: Letting Go of the Need for Certainty & Cultivating Intuition & Trusting Faith
In the video below, author Cheryl Strayed talks about being alone on her very uncertain hike of the Pacific Crest Trail, and the importance of being alone to be empowered.
As always, click button on this page to today's materials.
Be sure to check your email for more tools tomorrow!
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Cultivating Creativity – Letting Go of Comparison
Welcome to Day 6 of your 10-Day E-Course!
Today's focus is on Guidepost #6: Letting Go of Comparison & Cultivating Creativity
I'm including a talk from one of my favorite writers, Elizabeth Gilbert, about her artistic struggle with comparison- with herself.
Click the button on this page to download today's worksheets.
Then take a minute to watch below.
Cultivating Play & Rest – Letting Go of Exhaustion as a Status Symbol & Productivity as Self-Worth
Welcome to Day 7 of your 10-Day E-Course!
Today's focus is on Guidepost #7: Letting Go of Exhaustion as a Status Symbol & Productivity as Self-Worth & Cultivating Play & Rest
I have long admired Tina Roth Eisenberg, and in the 99U Talk below she highlights how she has maintained a highly productive, very creative life without depleting herself.
Just like the other days, click the guideposts image on this page to today's materials and be sure to check your email for more tools tomorrow!
Cultivating Calm & Stillness – Letting Go of Anxiety as a Lifestyle
Welcome to Day 8 of your 10-Day E-Course!
Today's focus is on Guidepost #8: Letting Go of Anxiety as a Lifestyle & Cultivating Calm & Stillness
In the video below Jon Kabat-Zinn talks about his incredible research about the impact of meditation and stillness on our health and well-being.
Take a moment to watch and fill out the worksheets about your own process of letting go of anxiety.
Click the download button to view and download today's materials.
And as always watch your email for more tools.
Cultivating Meaningful Work
Letting Go of Self-Doubt and “Supposed to”
Welcome to Day 9 of your 10-Day E-Course!
Today's focus is on Guidepost #9: Letting Go of Self-Doubt & "Supposed to" & Cultivating Meaningful Work
In the video below, Amanda Palmer talks about re-designing the way she does work and pay as an artist in some inspiring and radical ways.
How might you transform your work to bring it more into alignment with your dreams?
The button on this page will link you to today's materials.
Then check your email tomorrow for more tools!
Cultivating Laughter, Song, & Dance – Letting Go of Being Cool & “Always in Control”
Welcome to Day 10 of your 10-Day E-Course!
Congratulations on staying committed all the way through this course!
I'm sharing one of my go-to videos below for any time I really need to laugh. Watch it full though and see if it doesn't make you smile.
Click the button on this page to download your last set of materials or use the links below to look back at the previous day's materials.
SURPRISE- DAY 11!
A BONUS FEATURE FOR YOU!
Thank you for sticking with this course all the way through! I created a special bonus I think pairs well with the work of the Gifts of Imperfection.
In her book Daring Greatly, Brene Brown talks about the courage it takes to like a vulnerable and authentic life. In it she identifies having a community of support as critical to wholehearted living.
But for most of us cultivating a community of support is a skill we just weren't taught. So I created this bonus feature to focus on getting meaningful support form the people around you.
Click the button on this page to download the bonus materials.
I've also collected all the downloadable PDFs from this course in one large workbook. You can download a free copy to keep with you as you continue this work moving forward.