• Personal Journey

    Goals With Soul 2017

    The Desire Map is a workbook, a guide, a process. It’s a tool to help you get crystal clear on how you want to feel and take action to nourish and embody your Core Desired Feelings in all that you do. For the past few years on around New Year Day I revisit my Core Desired Feelings. I take out my old Desire Map workbooks and personal journals and look back. I reflect on the actions I took and the feelings I felt. Then I look ahead at how I want to feel and the goals (with soul) that I want to attain in the coming year. For me it’s part…

  • Inner Work

    Full – Core Desired Feeling

    Over the next few weeks I thought I’d write a little bit about my Core Desired Feelings (CDFs) and how they came about. I decided to start with FULL. The dictionary today defines FULL this way. FULL fo͝ol/ adjective 1. containing or holding as much or as many as possible; having no empty space. “wastebaskets full of rubbish” synonyms: filled, filled up, filled to capacity, filled to the brim, brimming, brimful More 2. not lacking or omitting anything; complete. “fill in your full name below” synonyms: comprehensive, thorough, exhaustive, all-inclusive, all-encompassing, all-embracing, in depth The cool thing about discovering your CDFs and using them to turn inner clarity into outer action…

  • Inner Work

    My Core Desired Feelings 2016

    For those of you who visit my website with an eye for details you may have noticed a change in my Core Desired Feelings over on the sidebar. In January I did my annual Desire Map work and I got a little more precise and a little more descriptive on how I wanted to feel. What I like about The Desire Map and Core Desired Feelings is that you do not need to obey the rules of grammar nor be sensible with the words you choose. If you want to feel like a Disney Character that can be one of your CDFs. If you want to feel spicy in whatever way you define spicy,…

  • Inner Work

    Chasing Goals VS Chasing Feelings

    You want it and you want it bad. Aspiring. Hoping. Plotting. Recurring. Reaching. Bubbling beneath your surface. You crave it — and it craves you. So you make a plan to get it. A to-do list. The bucket list. Quarterly objectives. Strategy. Accountability. The goal. Except . . . You’re not chasing the goal itself, you’re actually chasing a feeling. We have the procedures of achievement upside down. We go after the stuff we want to have, get, accomplish, and experience outside of ourselves. And we hope, yearn, pray that we’ll be fulfilled when we get there. It’s backwards. It’s outside in. And it’s running us in circles. – Danielle LaPorte…

  • News & Notes

    The Desire Map – Best Option For You

    What is the Desire Map? The Desire Map started out as a book, written by Danielle LaPorte. From there, it became the driver of over 500 book clubs around the world. At the heart of it all? A commitment to feeling good. Cynics would say that choosing to place your focus on feeling good is silly – maybe, even selfish. But I (and thousands of other Desire Mappers around the globe) know better. Because who wants to live a life that doesn’t feel good? Who wants to work in a job that sucks their life force? Who wants to be in relationships where they don’t feel nourished and honoured? Who wants to…