• Surprising Ways Successful People Fell Into Their Purpose

    I hear stories all the time about how someone was living their daily, unfulfilled or maybe even fulfilled lives, when a calling came knocking at the door. A few old friends, for example, changed career course after they met a homeless family and decided to devote their money and time into investing in real estate so they could use it to create much-needed affordable housing. Judith Orloff, MD, who everyone knows as the empath guru, says in her online class that a dream told her to return to school to become a psychiatrist so she could help legitimize intuition in the field of medicine. Author and Glamour magazine editor Elisabeth…

  • Following the Beat of Your Own Drum

    {flickr photo by: MarthaRiley} The Difficulty with Following Your Dreams The other day I wrote about one way to find your calling. This post is all about what happens when you take the steps towards following it. Here’s the short of it: The journey toward following your dreams will feel lonely at first. The tumbleweeds will blow as you step out on your own and you suddenly wonder where’d all your peeps go (not the marshmallow sugary kind). And the long version… It’s not to discourage you. But going out on your own is hard. When I did it a few years ago, I was stunned by the response I…

  • Don’t Feel Limited By Your Limitations

    {flickr photo by gerardov} Feel limited by your limitations? Don’t. Your limitations can free you and provide hints to your calling. How? I’m reading this book at turtle speed because that’s how much I love it. It’s called Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life by Gregg Levoy. And in it, Levoy talks about the power of our so-called limitations. Here’s what I mean: “Limitation can impede growth, but it can also induce it. In environments with little water, plants developed spines. People who lose one of their senses often find that the others are heightened…Criticism can teach you to rely on your own intuition…Personal tragedy can propel you to…

  • Signs and Symptoms You’re On the Right Track

    By now, you must know that I’m a BIG believer in signs. I like to think of life as leaving bread crumbs along the way to help us find our way home. But it’s hard to tell sometimes isn’t it? Is a bread crumb just a bread crumb or is it a divine sign that you’re on the right path? If you’re confused about what your true purpose in life is and wonder if you’re even in the vicinity of your calling, then this post may help you. Triple Threat: This weekend I did what my soul was crying out for-I went to find salvation in an old rustic cottage…