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How do you deal with HUGE emotions?

What a day!!!

My good friend, Kate Northrup, launched her first book “Money:  A Love Story” today.
It hit #1 finance book on Amazon AND Kate was interviewed on The Today Show!!
I was so excited for her that I literally stood in front of the TV for an hour anxiously awaiting her segment.

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If you don’t already have her book, GET IT!
Because of this book, my husband and I are having the most meaningful, effective ~
and dare I say enjoyable conversations about our finances.  Really.  It’s that good!

Check out this interview I did with Kate.
In the middle of this interview I have yet another “a-ha” moment about my money ‘love story.’

Needless to say, I’ve been feeling HUGE waves of excitement, joy, love and pridesince this morning.

Then I went on a long walk with a dear friend who recently experienced a shocking loss of a loved one.
We walked around the lake under the setting sun sharing stories of shock, loss, love and grief.
Two soul sisters feeling deeply.

And as I drove home I was aware of the immense swirl of emotions moving through me.

What do you do when you are experiencing huge emotions?

I make a playlist and dance.  Every time.

Why?  Because emotions are energy in motion.  They need to move.
If they don’t move they get stuck.  And even a “good feeling” emotion can cause discomfort when it gets stuck.
ALL emotions need to move.

So that’s what I did this time, too.  I walked straight in and began looking through my iTunes library for music to help me move all these emotions.

This playlist will help me move feelings of joy and grief,  peace and anger, excitement and despair, hopefulness and hopelessness.
All of it.

Next time you are feeling full of emotions, turn on some of these tunes and dance like there’s nobody watching.
And let me know how it feels….

Dance on,
Deb

p.s.  if you live in Austin, this is what we’ll be dancing to in class tomorrow….:

States of Grace by Windham Hill
Ecclesia Vol. I by James Twyman
Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu by Will Blunderfield
Shiva Shankara by Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band
Yell Fire! by Michael Franti & Spearhead
Energetic Shapeshifter and In This Love Together by Michael Bernard Beckwith
There’s Hope by India Arie
Free by Bonnie Bishop
Made to Love and Yes by Amy Steinberg
Sanctuary by Donna De Lory
Morning Prayer by Karen Drucker

The most fun you’ll ever have cleaning out your closet.

Clothing Swap Food

Last weekend I had the most fun cleaning out my closet! It all started with an idea from my friend Marianne MacKenzie who wanted to create a “Clothes Swap” with a twist. The twist? Well, Marianne’s specialties are soul coaching and Feng Shui, so she wanted to teach women the deeper aspects of clearing their closets. She also wanted to bring in her pal and style expert Michelle Rodriguez to teach women how to adorn and appreciate their beautiful bodies at any size or shape. What a great idea! Of course, I wanted to add pleasurable movement and delicious food to the day so I created a play-list and invited my friend “The Spicy Heretic” (aka Tina Moody) to provide sumptuous gluten-free, low-glycemic fare.

The end result was more fun than words can express. Fifteen women arrived with bags of clothes, jewelry, belts, bags, shoes and scarves that they no longer desired. We laughed, learned, danced, “shopped”, ate and laughed some more. We tried things on that we would never have thought to try on – and loved how we looked! Everyone left with bags of goodies – for free. And we took twenty bags to 2 charities when it was all over.

Talk about a win-win-win situation! So what are you waiting for?

Connect with some experts in decluttering and style and create a fun clothing swap in your own community. Then send me some photos of the fun you had!

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The Positive Approach to Current Economic News

I have been uplifted by the work of Abraham-Hicks for many years. Abraham shines a spotlight on each of the most significant aspects of your life experience and then guides you to the conscious creative control of every aspect of your life – even in the midst of a “financial crisis!” To hear Abraham’s message about the current economic situation watch the video below.