Awakening Your Joy Potential

Love + Gratitude for Our Joy Potential Weekend

So grateful to have spent a magnificent weekend with this amazing group of humans committed to accessing their Joy Potential ~ for the greater good of ALL! ❤ Thank you all so much for being powerful GENERATORS of positive energy,  BEACONS of kindness, caring, and love, MODELS of what’s possible,  and REASONS for hope for our world!  “As one of the seven billion human beings, I believe everyone has the responsibility to develop a happier world. We must pay more attention to our inner values. We must look INSIDE.”  – Dalai Lama Thank you for sharing your exquisitely authentic lights and accessing the wellspring of joy and love within you. As you do, I have no doubt you are helping others recognize and tap into their own!  And a happier planet is surely a kinder and more generous, peaceful, and connected one  “Because you are alive, everything is possible.” – Thich Nhat Hanh 

Walk the Talk Speaker Series: Creating Happiness

Creating Happiness Event Coming Soon!

I just found out that I have the great honor and joy of getting to be one of the six speakers for the upcoming TED-inspired “Walk Your Talk: Creating Happiness” event in Bloomington this February at the wonderful Buskirk-Chumley Theater! My talk will be coming straight from my heart, and my greatest hope is that it will be of service on your own journey of creating happiness! ✨🙏 I would love and be honored to see any of your beautiful faces there! It is being organized by some amazing people, and I’m so excited to hear the other 5 radiant speakers and their inspiring messages. I know it will be a truly heartwarming and illuminating evening! You can get tickets through the Buskirk Chumley box office and can find the Facebook event here: Deepest love and gratitude! ❤ PS: This is different from the TEDx talk I am giving farther north at Wabash College in March. In fact, this one is much closer to most of you darlings! #WalkTheTalkSpeakerSeries  

TEDx Christine Eartheart

So excited to be speaking at TEDx!

I just finished signing the speaker paperwork for the TEDx talk I’m so very grateful, elated, and honored to be invited to give in March of 2018! ✨ My greatest wish and prayer is that I can listen deeply, hear clearly, act courageously and authentically, and give wholeheartedly with whatever I am called to share!💗 Whatever will most be of service and best help people experience less suffering and more love, connection, inner freedom, and true joy — I am all in! I am ABUNDANTLY thankful for the incredible efforts of TED and all of the inspiration I have personally received from watching talks over the years.

My Favorite Treasure Hunt

We are never truly more significant by making anyone else less significant. Our true significance comes from helping others to see theirs! Imagine what we could do together if we helped everyone we encounter to see their unique and genuine value, gifts, strengths, and beauty! That’s the world I am committed to help create! My favorite treasure hunt (and you are welcome to join me on it!) is the one that involves finding all of the treasures inside of everyone I meet. I’m pointing at you here because I know there are lots inside of YOU!

Rather Than Just Fix What’s Wrong, Build What’s Strong

So grateful for the monthly Buffalo Sisters Gift Circle that has been gathering at our home for 8+ years, for heart-centered connections, for spaces to come together to encourage, nurture, uplift, support, understand, and inspire one another, for opportunities to feel the incredible strength that comes from togetherness, for cultivating connection, for places to drop in and really see and hear one another, for the healing that is possible in safe and loving spaces, and for shared intentions to focus our energy on recognizing, appreciating, and growing the unique gifts within us all — for the greater good of all! <3 Last night’s circle also included all sorts of confetti I brought back from Peru that is traditionally used to make sacred offerings to Pachamama (Mother Earth) in celebration of the gift of life. When we travelled there last month, so many streets were lined with this sacred confetti and, when women left here last night, so were all of us, and so was our homesweethome! 😉 In Positive Psychology, research shows that the greatest changes happen when we don’t simply focus on fixing what’s WRONG but, instead, make sure we also spend an abundance of time and energy on growing what’s STRONG. We all offered up this confetti last night in recognition of those beautiful aspects of ourselves and our world we want to keep growing! I also intentionally handed out star stickers to everyone last night. It might seem silly (though I am all for the vital importance…

What Your Fear is Really Telling You

Fear is such an amazing part of our lives! 🙂 Here are some of the many things I love continually exploring and re-exploring in my own life and with my wonderful clients when it specifically comes to those personal fears in our hearts and minds that hold us back in any area of our lives: – Fears are so often (and so easily!) mistaken for red lights when, instead, they are usually GREEN lights showing us exactly where to go and GROW. – When we turn to face our fears and lean into them, they often disappear and, before we know it, become an area of ease within our newly expanded comfort zone (just think of the things that used to seem scary that are easy peasy now!). – Oftentimes, doing the very thing that scares us is the most powerful (and perhaps the only) way to truly transform the fear. – If we don’t face our fears… (1) they typically don’t go away on their own, (2) they can become paralyzing, (3) we become stuck in life, (4) they can leak out all over the place in other areas, (5) our world shrinks to fit the confines of our fears, (6) we clog our “spiritual pipes,” our intuition, and our calling, (7) and we disconnect from our true selves and what we came here to give, experience, receive, and SHINE! – If we aren’t experiencing some of these kinds of fears semi-regularly, it probably means we are staying a…

How I Maintain Joy When the World is Suffering

People have been asking me a lot recently how I maintain so much joy in the midst of so much suffering in our world. It’s a wonderful question and one I love exploring and being curious about within myself! There is oh so much I could say about this, but here’s a snippet! I want to be aware enough of the pain in the world that I can be a part of the solution (SOULution!) and live compassionately and in alignment with my values and with the world I have the power to help create. I want to be aware enough that I can be ever-conscious of my responsibility to be an incredible steward of the gifts I’m given (including the gift of life itself!) – to find ways to use my own blessings to continually and actively contribute, share, and give. I want to be aware enough that I can use whatever is happening *outside* of me as a mirror to look within myself to see what part of *me* I can grow. I want to be aware enough that it motivates and inspires, not paralyzes, me to use my life to serve the greater good. I want to be aware enough that it makes me MORE grateful, MORE loving, MORE able to serve. And then I *also* want to focus on and CELEBRATE and delight in all of the beauty and goodness that is everywhere I turn! Because I find that, the more I focus on what is…

Don’t Wait For Anyone Else – Be Courageous With your Love and Kindness

​A smile too cute to possibly keep to myself​!​ The world is sooo much more beautiful when we don’t wait for someone else to smile at us before we smile at them, when we don’t wait for someone else to show kindness, generosity, grace, and love to us before we show those things to them. Let’s freely share our hearts (and smiles!) — it’s what (re)connects us to who we really are, individually and together! Wonderboy definitely endorses and models this way of living! 😉 Thank you so much to all of you who do the same and LEAD with love in your everyday interactions! ​ “A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.” William Arthur Ward Warmest smiles from Wonderboy (and me!) to YOU! 🙂 #rescuedogs #contagiouskindness #leadwithlove #smiles #thelovepack #joychoice #joypotential

Seeds We Plant in Others Blossom on Their Timeline, Not Ours

​When we dropped our son, Mayan, off in August for his freshman year of college in Tempe, AZ at Arizona State University, we had fun writing up a bunch of lovenotes and scattering them throughout his dorm room for him to find >> This summer, he was only home for a (delightful!) two weeks before taking off for an incredible summer in Mexico and Peru. The day before he left, when Bret and I were out on a run, what did we come home to find? These precious lovenotes from Mayan! Lovenotes on our cabinets, in our fridge and freezer, on mirrors, on our water heater, in our closets, on ceiling fans and doors, hanging above our bed, and so many other places, including one near the dog bowls on the floor for the pups to see 😉 I have learned so much on my journey of being the luckiest stepmama of this remarkable human being, alongside his two truly extraordinary parents. Now that I have the total honor and joy of bearing witness to his 19-year-old self, I’m appreciating, as much as ever, that sometimes the seeds we plant in those we adore take years to really grow roots within them — but they matter so very much and can end up making all the difference. To all you wonderful parents who feel stretched in so many ways and give and do so much without often seeing instant results from your amazing efforts, this is just a little…

Abundance is A Mindset

Don’t forget to eat your “weeds!” 🙂 Did you know that dandelion greens are full of calcium, iron, antioxidants, minerals, and so much more and are wonderful for detoxifying and cleansing the liver and body! Springtime is the best time for them, but be sure to only pick them from areas that have not been sprayed with any pesticides or fertilizers. Dear Life, May I be aware enough every single day to see all of the abundant gifts you offer all around us, all the time! Endless Love and Gratitude, Christine  Enjoy the nutritious feast right in front of you! Dandelion smoothie coming right up over here! 🙂