Somewhere between WARRIOR and GODDESS

I’m a recovering WARRIOR.

A woman who white knuckled everything in the name of perseverance and grit, I was quick to draw my sword and my shield. Sometimes out of protection, sometimes out of productivity, but always FIERCE. Because FIERCE is my default. And because FIERCE is celebrated. And for most of my life, it was my only mode.

The way of the WARRIOR WOMAN no longer excites me. In fact, it repels me. It has exhausted me to my core.

I don’t care about competing and comparing and the grit and the grind any more. It’s torpedoed my health and relationships. It hasn’t proven sustainable for a well-rounded, rich life with deep connections.

But, it’s also hard for me to connect to GODDESS culture. The ones that effortlessly pull off feathers in their hair and seemingly float around fire and water donning jeweled halos over dewy, glistening bodies.

I admire those women, but it’s hard to relate to a GODDESS when I’m sifting and sorting through a purse filled with baseballs and jock straps all day.

I want the women who care about success at work AND enjoyment at home.

I want the women who know their PURPOSE is bigger than their past.

I want the women who know there is more in store for them, and as a result, their families.

I want the women who are willing to come along side their men – or raise them up – not defeat them or demean them.

I want the women who appreciate the path “the patriarchy” has laid, but are now willing to contribute a more enjoyable path to success.

I want those women to join me in the feminine rising for the future that is female.

Are you ready for it?

“I just want to do arts and crafts all day!”

Those were the words of my friend, Chelsea, in the midst of her self-proclaimed career crisis. She had left a “dream job” in Hollywood that just wasn’t fulfilling to her. She had been searching and searching for what was next.

Her husband, doing his best to remain supportive asked her one day what she WANTED to do. “I just wanna do arts and crafts all day!!”

Fast forward through a darling story about buying an old letter-press and tinkering around with making party invitations, to opening a little store in LA, to Reese Witherspoon featuring them in a lifestyle magazine, to landing ANOTHER line in Target!

If you happen upon a Sugar Paper display in Target this season, be sure to support this sister who listened to her heart. Because supporting brave women who trust their dreams and follow their hearts are showing us every day how women succeed in business.

And Merry Christmas ya gorgeous beauties! 🎄

xo

Sugar Paper display at Target!

The Entrepreneur Spouse: When You’re Stuck Between Your Marriage and Your Purpose

Serving a purpose while developing a marriage can sometimes feel like competing agendas. Both purpose and a marriage require intense devotion, support, and a long-term vision.

But when one person is purpose driven, and the marital partner isn’t- trouble can strike. The purpose-driven partner can start to feel isolated in his or her quest for changing the world. They can start to feel guilty for pouring so much time into their purpose, while the spouse or family waits at home. They can even start to feel disconnected from their spouse because they lack a connection on something that is so crucial to them, yet their spouse doesn’t necessarily relate.

It’s no picnic for the spouse either. Waking up every day, watching your partner walk out the door with a vision to change the world can shine a light on their lack of purpose. It can often feel like the business gets the best of their partner, while they get the rest of them. And, it can feel like so much of life orbits around the business/purpose, there isn’t time or space for them to add their own passion to the mix.

Enter The Entreprenewer. The Entreprenewer is a program for the women of entrepreneurial households. It is designed to level the playing field between business and marriage. Our time together will restore the crucial sense of Play, Praise, and Purpose women need to grow in business and marriage.

Contact me for details to see if this is right for you and your spouse.