Ask Me Anything!

My weekly newsletter is where I share exclusive content with my girl gang - those badass babes who are kind enough to share their email address with. These weekly love letters are my expressions of adoration and gratitude for you. And it's my hope that they'll be exactly what you need. Words of encouragement when you’re feeling stuck. A reminder of your greatness when you’re doubting yourself. Tips for living with flair when life feels dull. Strategies for defining your dreams and plotting a course for making them a reality when you’re feeling lost. Invocations to step up and create the life you want. They’re a cheering squad, agony aunt, and gentle kicks in the ass all rolled into one.

If you've signed up recently, you might have noticed that my newsletter has been quiet lately. But don't worry, you haven't missed anything and a new dispatch will be sent out on Sunday.

I've just been working on a new format because I want to make sure that when I grace your inbox each week that I'm dancing in with valuable insights, inspiring stories, and practical tips to help you fall madly in love with yourself and design a life you love.

So I thought, what better way to find out what would help you most than to ask?

So these new weekly love letters will feature an Ask Me Anything column! Do you have questions about anything from self-love and lifestyle design to being an expat or my favourite lipstick? Just leave me a comment or pop me an e-mail. I'll answer 2 or 3 each week, along with sharing the books, rituals, activities, and simple pleasures that have been lighting up my life or helping me create major shifts. I promise, it's going to be good.

If you don't get my newsletter already, you can sign up over here and you'll get a copy of my Define Your Dreams workbook right away. It will help you get clear on exactly what it is you want, so that you can make your reality match your daydreams.

To give you a taste of what you'd be signing up for, below is a copy of my love letter from March 8th.

Hello gorgeous,

Is there something about your life that is driving you crazy? Is there something you're yearning for?

Too often we think about how we wish our lives could be instead of how we can actively shape and mould them.

Maybe you want to be adventurous but haven’t been on a vacation in years and your bank account isn’t letting you go further than the other side of your own city.

Designing our lives and taking complete responsibility for our own happiness means showing up everyday and creating magic with the universe. It means stepping up and recognizing that you don’t have to wait for any arbitrary event in the future; your life can look and feel how you want it to right now. It might just require changing your perspective and getting a little bit creative.

That’s why I wrote my list of 50 ways to have an adventure without leaving town.

Adventure might bring to mind images of trekking through the jungle, exploring far off cities, or starting a new life on the other side of the world. But you can be adventurous each and every day. It’s just matter of making small choices that infuse your life with the feelings you want to dominate your life. And pretty soon those small choices add up to a whole new way of being.

Maybe it’s not adventure you want but glamour or comfort or creativity. Could a false pair of eyelashes, a nourishing bedtime routine, or a weekend painting class help you inhabit those feelings you’re craving?

Maybe reading a really challenging book will help you feel more intelligent or signing up for a volunteer program might bring you a sense of connection.

Decide what you want your life to look like and then figure out how you can create that right now, without having to change yourself, learn a difficult skill, or save up tons of money.

My challenge for you is to sit down today and think of 50 ways you can design your life to look more like that fantastical vision in your head.

I was surprised that when I sat down to it, it actually didn’t take me very long and it ended up being a lot of fun.

For bonus points, share your list with someone else and inspire them to do the same. I’d love to read it too, so feel free to reply to this email, leave a comment, or send me a tweet!

Believing in you always,

Photographs by Warren Burke and Ana Flávia Cador.