May we not go willy-nilly into December
+ Boosts from Kara Cutruzzula, Daisy Auger-Dominguez, Dr Helen Arteaga, Konika Ray Wong, and Lia DeFeo
A special welcome to all of you lovely folks who joined us in the last day or so, thanks to the wonderful intro from!
It’s not just any ole Friday, it’s the first day of December! I start every month in a virtual circle with a group of Uplifters. This is our agenda:
We look back through our calendars and remind ourselves what we’ve seen, done, gained, lost, and learned.
We put that hard-earned wisdom to work for the month ahead by declaring out loud what we most want to invest our energy in next.
Then we map out the month ahead to align our *actions* (not just ideas and thoughts) with our intentions.
While I won’t get to see all of you later today when we meet, I am sharing this practice with you in case you are in need of a strong center line for the (probably messy) month ahead. Selfishly, I’d love to hear your intentions in the comments below! Your ideas always help round out my own.
Three Uplifting boosts from my week
Releasing a fresh episode of The Uplifters Podcast- this time with my dear friend. If you haven’t listened to our conversation, I hope you will join us for some clarity, energy, and focus while you’re out for a walk, tidying your junk drawer, or driving from town to town this weekend!
Reading this Forbes article on Radical Sabbaticals by. Burnout among Uplifters has increased exponentially over the past years - Parents, teachers, caregivers, purpose-led leaders, and healthcare workers, are really freaking exhausted. We need support and encouragement from one another more than ever to sustain our good work in the world. I’m so dang grateful we are all here to co-create that!
Interviewing Dr Helen Arteaga, a community activist and the CEO of one of America’s largest public hospitals, NY Health + Hospitals Elmhurst, about her extraordinary story of local leadership; Konika Ray Wong about how we can find beauty in each of life’s big transitional moments (including some very real talk about puberty and menopause); and finally Lia DeFeo about her profoundly courageous journey to motherhood. There was something in the air this week, because every story was filled with epic, cinematic twists and turns. I can’t wait to share these stories with you!
Wishing for a deliciously restorative weekend for all of us!
Thank you so much for being here! Let’s keep rising higher, together, 💓 Aransas
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