Cordila is one of the featured speakers at our upcoming Urban Campfire and she’s got quite the story.
During a season of profound loss that rendered her speechless, Cordila collected wisdom and insight from friends and family in what is now a collection of 21 journal in the course of a year.
Let’s get to know her a little better….
What are your top CRAVES?
1. BIG, Sexy Love
2. Girlfriends: Wise and Wild
3. Health: Stable, Able and Strong.
4. A chance to love, a chance to be, a chance to change.
5. Adventures to plan, a place of acceptance, a purpose to follow, and a life that feels fully and completely alive.
What has been one of your most memorable adventures?
Nature wows me daily. Particularly in the Pacific Northwest.
And I like surprises. Mix the two and it’s magic.
I just got back from a few weeks in New York. Mother Nature has been palpable in the heat and humidity she blanketed over the city. One sunny day, from seemingly nowhere, it started to pour monsoon style rain! Everyone on the sidewalks took cover and in an instant, we went from a city of strangers all living our own independent and oh-so-important lives to a huddled mass of humanity squished together under an awning laughing and talking and having a collective experience.
It happened in an instant!
What are your thoughts on ‘letting go?’
I’ve been in a season – a decade really – where I have been asked to give up everything I believe about myself (and who I was), and everything I “have.” I honestly thought I couldn’t do it.
I thought I wouldn’t survive.
But as those final pieces slipped from my fingers, I realized that it’s only when you have nothing to lose, that you finally have something to gain.
This notion of things belonging to us is such a fallacy.
We have nothing. We own nothing. We are nothing more than this very moment and in that way we are absolutely everything! And when you stand in that space, what you actually have is freedom, contentment, peace, and joy.
And that is all you’ll ever need.
Follow this CRAVER
Corporate Superwoman by day and Startup Junkie by night. Cor was once an award-winning luxury bag designer (Thickskin), actor and producer.
Cor speaks to women in leadership, corporate executives, and fellow start-up junkies on telling and claiming your story through the power of personal branding.
Visit her at her website: www.corhouse.com
And capture, style and share your favorite quotes with her Oprah approved app: Quollective.
Are You Coming to Urban Campfire in Seattle?
This year, we’ve asked female thought-leaders and entrepreneurs from all over the country to share a story about a moment in their life when everything changed in a big way.