On the Road With Our ‘DO WHAT YOU CRAVE’ Tour

Over the last several weeks we’ve been traveling around North America with an exciting new workshop, asking this question:

Screen Shot 2015-04-24 at 11.08.39 AMWhat do you CRAVE? 

What experiences, sensations, accomplishments, habits, and interactions make your mouth water with anticipation? What did you love to do as a kid?

A CRAVING is you, revisited. It’s what makes you who you are, and it’s behind where you want to go.

But what we’ve learned from doing this free workshop is that going deep and finding those cravings is challenging for a lot of people.  

It’s hard to ask for what we want.

Why is it hard? Maybe because we’re afraid of being disappointed. But think back to some of your favorite stories. Many of them are about a character asking for what they want, deciding that they will find a way to get what they want, and eventually achieving what they want. The first step is believing that you have a right to live the life you CRAVE, and identifying what that looks like for you.

It might be challenging in the beginning, but then – as many of the workshop participants realized – it gets pretty exciting!

Screen Shot 2015-04-24 at 11.09.16 AMReal Connection and Synchronicity

When we share what we CRAVE this happens. 

As the women in our workshops shared their top 5 cravings, they began to connect in a deep and rich way. Yes the cravings were specific and deliciously ‘them’, but they were also relatable. And by the end of each session the woman regarded one another in a new way. Despite how we appear, we really are all in this together. 

No one’s CRAVED life looks exactly the same, because we’re all different. We all have different dreams. We all have different desires. We all have a different picture in our mind when we imagine paradise. But these differences are exciting.

And although different in all these ways, these workshops have taught us something important. That we also have a lot in common. We’re all vulnerable. We all want to belong, and we all want to feel in love with out lives. 

And when the women identified their cravings, they realized that they did belong, and that falling in love with their lives was a real possibility. We think that’s awesome. 

We still have a few stops on FREE ‘Do What You CRAVE’ Tour!  

Sign up for our free CRAVE clarity online program to get a head start, and stop by one of our free workshops by checking out the tour schedule below. We’d love so much to see you there.

FREE WORKSHOP TOUR SCHEDULE:

Toronto – Sunday, April 26th at 4:00PM
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Seattle – Wednesday, April 29th at 6:30PM
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Chicago – Wednesday , April 29th at 7:00PM
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Los Angeles – Thursday, April 30th at 6:30PM
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Portland – Thursday, April 30th at 7:00PM
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*PS. We’ll be opening registration for our 6-week CRAVE Your Life Program next week. Learn more by clicking here.

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The CRAVE Your Life Stories – Part 4

Our cravings jump around inside of us screaming to be expressed. Ever feel like time is going by quickly? Maybe that’s because you’re putting something off, and as the days go by that avoided something dangles in your periphery. Don’t beat yourself about it. If you want to,  you can decide to stop avoiding that craving today. Now that’s exciting. 

The CRAVE PieWe’ve asked some cravers to do a brain dump in each of the 6 categories (our CRAVE Pie)

1. Body, Wellness, and Self-Care
2. Business, Work and Wealth
3. Connection, Relationships, and Friendship
4. Adventure, Creativity, and Travel
5. Style, Surroundings, and Environment
6. Impact, Giving Back, Service 

Today, we’re moving on to adventure! How do you let loose? Where do you feel most yourself? What makes your face muscles ache from smiling so much?

This one is SO much fun to do, but there are some things to remember as you do this yourself. This is not a bucket list of adventures you’d like to have in your life. This is about recognizing the ways that you can make this category more apart of your every day life. Get creative. We bet there are a lot more opportunities to play in your life than you might think. 

What Do You CRAVE in Adventure, Creativity, and Travel?

 

 
Martha CRAVES 4Martha from Seattle CRAVES

Kaua’l, living somewhere coastal, doing a city swap, being on a mountain, last minute getaways. 
“This one was so FUN! I got present to how there is overlap in the well being category for me – my adventures often invoke places that also support my well being which now makes total sense!”

Stephanie CRAVES 4Stephanie from Washington CRAVES
Exploring my own city, traveling outside of the country to visit other cultures, trying new restaurants everywhere, learning a new skill (dancing, photography), and being on a beach anywhere or in the surf.
“I realized that I do these things through out my year and I love that!!”

 

IMG_20150418_114005Christine from Vancouver CRAVES
Cliff jumping and taking risks, walking through Queen Elizabeth park by myself, reading on a boat, lots and lots of time to write and dream, dancing around a campfire. 
“This one made me realize how much I value being in nature, and spending time alone. Sometimes I feel like I’m supposed to be around people all the time, but doing this exercise reminded me of how much I really do enjoy being by myself. I love to dream.”

What Do You CRAVE today?

Sign up for our free 3-part CRAVE Clarity program and we’ll help you to:

  • IDENTIFY what you crave in an epic brain dump
  • SPECIFY the cravings that you long for most intensely
  • SATISFY those cravings — be warned, this will involve change

 SIGN UP NOW

* And our 6-week CRAVE Your Life program begins soon! Sign up to be the first to know when we open registration on Tuesday, April 21st.

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The CRAVE Your Life Stories – Part 3

Our cravings are a vulnerable part of who we are.  Acknowledging our cravings is the same as acknowledging ourselves. You don’t have to please the world. Who you are and what you need matters too. Your happiness is important, and you are worthy of experiencing life the way you want to experience it. Simple… at least it should be.

The CRAVE PieWe’ve asked a group of people to do a brain dump in each of the 6 categories (our CRAVE Pie)

1. Body, Wellness, and Self-Care
2. Business, Work and Wealth
3. Connection, Relationships, and Friendship
4. Adventure, Creativity, and Travel
5. Style, Surroundings, and Environment
6. Impact, Giving Back, Service 

Today, we’re moving on to connection.  What do you need from your relationships with others?

“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.” – Brene Brown.

So what you CRAVE from others you must also find the courage to practice out into the world. Relationships go both ways. The brain dump for this one can be a lot of fun, and after it’s over take a step back. We teach others how to treat us. Just because some of your craves might come from other people doesn’t absolve you of responsibility. You can make these cravings happen too :).

What Do You CRAVE in Connection, Relationships, and Friendship?

 


Stephanie CRAVES 3Stephanie from Washington CRAVES

Girlfriend time, family time, talks with her daughter, having meaningful conversations with people, snuggling in bed with her sweetheart while watching a movie. 
“This was really easy to think of what I crave in the area of Connection. I see how what I focus on flourishes and in other areas where I haven’t spent much focus on is much harder to come up with things.”

 Martha CRAVES 3Martha from Seattle CRAVES

Being fearless and true to myself, listening with my heart and not with my head, laughter, comfortable silences, and dream building with others.
“It was a lot of fun to come up with these and really hard to narrow it down to just five things but it really helps me know where my focus is and what I value in my life and relationships!”


Christine CRAVES 3Christine from Vancouver CRAVES

 Having my hair tucked behind my ear by someone I love, chance meetings filled with electric possibility, long talks about dreams with friends, partner yoga, weekly breakfast catch-ups with a few of my closest friends. 
“This one was really vulnerable for me. I feel pretty over-extended in the balancing of my relationships right now. This exercise really helped me to put things in perspective. I have a tendency to be a ‘people pleaser’ – in a way this exercise reminded me that my side counts too.”

Mary CRAVES 3Mary from Portland CRAVES
My best friend (just knowing that she exists), daily snuggles with my husband, networking events and meeting fun new people, sibling power (my brother and sister), helping people daily.
“This one was interesting – easy on some and difficult on others. I definitely need more time for my brother and sister in my life. We came up with this Sibling Power saying one night and I really haven’t seen them in a long time all together.”

What Do You CRAVE today?

Sign up for our free 3-part CRAVE Clarity program and we’ll help you to:

  • IDENTIFY what you crave in an epic brain dump
  • SPECIFY the cravings that you long for most intensely
  • SATISFY those cravings — be warned, this will involve change

 SIGN UP NOW

* And our 6-week CRAVE Your Life program begins soon! Sign up to be the first to know when we open registration on Tuesday, April 21st.

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The CRAVE Your Life Stories – Part 2

The process of sitting down and identifying our cravings can be incredibly vulnerable. It’s hard to say ‘this is what I want’ if we’ve never really given our cravings much thought. But that is the first step.  Specificity is everything. Know what you want, and then make room for it; start to work towards it; Oh! And believe that you can have it.  We know that last part feels a little mushy, but there it is. If you’re not going to stand up for the life you crave (and make it happen), who is?

The CRAVE PieWe’ve asked a group of people to do a brain dump in each of the 6 categories (our CRAVE Pie)

1. Body, Wellness, and Self-Care
2. Business, Work and Wealth
3. Connection, Relationships, and Friendship
4. Adventure, Creativity, and Travel
5. Style, Surroundings, and Environment
6. Impact, Giving Back, Service 

Today, we’re moving on to business. This one was a hard one for many of our participants. It’s easy to turn this brain dump into listing off a series of goals and milestones you want to achieve. That’s fine… but that’s sort of a different exercise. Think about the feeling of working. What do you want your work days to look like?  We’re not talking about the finished product (which doesn’t exist by the way), we’re talking about a way of life.

What Do You CRAVE in Business, Work, and Wealth?

 

Stephanie CRAVES 2Stephanie from Washington CRAVES

Attending workshops and events that inspire me; Making manifestation boards. Listening to TED talks/podcasts; Supporting women to find their talents and gifts; Working in an open space (my kitchen counters or coffee shops).
“This one was a much harder brain dump exercise as I really wasn’t as in tune with what I really craved about how I like to work and what I love most about business but I got there.”

Mary CRAVES 2Mary from Portland CRAVES
Helping people find their dream job; Taking down the time to recharge; Laughter, often!; Coming up with a new idea. Something inspiring; Collaborating with inspiring people.
“It was interesting to realize how much of what I need in business isn’t tied to the traditional work model. I’m such a serious worker that I need a fun environment to keep me motivated.”

 
Martha CRAVES 2Martha from Seattle CRAVES

Making others successful; Syngery and collaboration with others; Challenging myself, learning and growing through work; Teaching what I’ve learned; Being able to work anywhere.
“In this exercise, I really realized how much being involved with others in my work is important – either in a collaboration or in a sharing where I’m either on the giving or receiving end of it. That really got clear for me in this exercise – I am absolutely extroverted when it comes to work!”

Christine CRAVES 2Christine from Vancouver CRAVES

At least 2 hours a day dedicated to creative writing; Spread sheets that help me track my time and productivity; Crazy productive work days that finish at 3pm, Collaboration with creativity brave individuals; Enough money that I don’t have to worry about it (like $6000/month).
“Doing this was fairly hard for me. I actually starred at my braindump sheet for a solid 5 minutes before writing anything. I thought for a moment that I didn’t know what I wanted… and then I realized the problem was that I was just really afraid to ask for what I wanted.”

JAN CRAVES 2Jan from California CRAVES

Hosting business dinner parties, an awesome workspace, creating amazing workshops, speaking at events, hard cold cash.
“LOVE business and doing all of these things that bring about fulfillment and happiness. Makes my work so fun!”

What Do You CRAVE today?

Sign up for our free 3-part CRAVE Clarity program and we’ll help you to:

  • IDENTIFY what you crave in an epic brain dump
  • SPECIFY the cravings that you long for most intensely
  • SATISFY those cravings — be warned, this will involve change

 SIGN UP NOW

* And our 6-week CRAVE Your Life program begins soon! Sign up to be the first to know when we open registration on Tuesday, April 21st.

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The CRAVE Your Life Stories – Part 1

As we start to identify our CRAVINGS we start to understand who we are and what we need to have in our lives in order to be fulfilled and happy. The more specific you can get the better! It’s actually a pretty vulnerable exercise… but that’s only because deciding that you’re going to embrace what makes you unique is a little / a lot scary. 

The CRAVE PieWe’ve asked a group of people to do a brain dump in each of the 6 categories (our CRAVE Pie)

1. Body, Wellness, and Self-Care
2. Business, Work and Wealth
3. Connection, Relationships, and Friendship
4. Adventure, Creativity, and Travel
5. Style, Surroundings, and Environment
6. Impact, Giving Back, Service 

Let’s start with the first piece of the pie –  because if you’ve ever done any sort of work on yourself… you know that it can get a little emotional before it becomes empowering. So let’s start by talking about what we need to do to take care of ourselves. 

What Do You CRAVE in Body, Wellness and Self-Care?

 

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Jan from California CRAVES
Walking 10,000 steps a day, manicures, massages, blow-outs, and ocean views.

I craves ocean views because they soothe my soul… but I don’t want an office with an ocean view if i have to drive there everyday and get stressed out. Solution: I could spray ocean breeze room spray in my room daily and I could use lotion that smelled like coconuts or something that evokes that feeling. 

Traci Craves
Traci from Georgia CRAVES
Being creative with beads or paint, cucumbers, running outside, barefoot walks on the beach, and making playlists.

But her brain dump didn’t stop there! Traci also tells us that she CRAVES “Monday morning yoga, green juice,  sleeping in, clean sheets, sunscreen, pedicures, reading wellness mags, time with my friend Angie-aka personal trainer! Flossing, and leaving conditioner on my hair all night”

Barbara CRAVESBarbara from California CRAVES 
Hiking, sleep, drinking lots of water, spending time with girlfriends, sharing experiences, and eating well. 

“I decided to give myself a break and post this sans make-up. It was harder to do than I thought and I was especially triggered by questions about how often I would want to fulfill these cravings. Also, I was impressed by items on my list that are easily attainable now that we live in LA.”

Stephanie CRAVES

Stephanie from Washington CRAVES
Massages, facials and bodywork; being in the warm sunshine; dancing and listening to music, eating healthy/organic meals; exercise.

“I crave listening to music because it is a mood lifter for me and empowers me to be at the top of my game. The only reason I don’t satisfy myself with this always is because I will forget that it does those things for me….like right now I’m sitting in total silence… when I should be getting my groove on.”

Mary CRAVES

Mary from Portland CRAVES
Weekly hikes & daily walks; stand-up desk for her computer work; daily snuggles with her pets and husband; spontaneous dance parties; yoga, jazzercize, or any exercise. 

“It’s so inspiring to think about how to make these a part of daily life – especially dance parties.”

 

Martha CRAVES 1Martha from Seattle CRAVES

Meditating for 20 minutes 2 times a day, 8 hours of sleep, loving kindness to myself and all being, walking & being in nature, 10,000 steps per day.
“This was a fun exercise for me and I do hold myself accountable to these things so it makes total sense to include the exact amounts and get more specific.”

 

What Do You CRAVE today?

Sign up for our free 3-part CRAVE Clarity program and we’ll help you to:

  • IDENTIFY what you crave in an epic brain dump
  • SPECIFY the cravings that you long for most intensely
  • SATISFY those cravings — be warned, this will involve change

 SIGN UP NOW

* And our 6-week CRAVE Your Life program begins soon! Sign up to be the first to know when we open registration on Tuesday, April 21st.

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