Get Five New Sisters

On the first day of our Masterminds something incredible and transformational happens.

Women walk in excited, a little hesitant, determined to get into action with their business or project and finally speak their truth.

By the end of the day, they also have five new sisters and a soul connection to everyone in the room.

It starts as they each tell their story and they realize we are all the same.

The struggles, the celebrations, the strategies and the ideas somehow are universally relevant. They're taking notes and coming up with ideas as we strategize for everyone in the room.

The stars always align so that the right group of women show up. Together they are so ready to dive in and also so excited to support one another - whether it's feedback, an introduction, coming to their event, or that loving text reminder that gets you moving and in your flow.

There is a sense of knowing that lifting one another up inevitably lifts us all up. I'm honored to host this kind of magic. 

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Our April Mastermind dates are now here!

It is an eight-week program and we meet three days:

Tuesday, April 3rd
Tuesday, April 24th
Tuesday, May 22nd

We have group calls, vision boarding parties, and you have access to me the entire period to accomplish your goals and move your dreams forward.

For a period of eight weeks we hustle harder, we get in the flow of telling our stories and seeing the loop of how that grows our business, we get five new sisters. 

Let's chat about getting you in here. :) 

I Don't Have a Formula For You

As an entrepreneur, how many times do you come across Facebook ads all like:

"Do you wanna be rich? Well, do these ten things I did exactly like I did them and you will be!"

Yeah...No.

I was especially susceptible to this crap when I first started my business. I honestly had no idea what I was doing and thought all I needed was someone to give me "the formula".

But then I got stuck. The ten steps intimidated me rather than empower me. They didn't feel MINE. They did succeed in stripping me of any creativity and individuality. Also, wtf happens when I don't wanna do steps 3, 5 and 8? Does that mean I won't ever succeed?

And so, I have set out to dismantle this B.S.

Here's what you do get when we work together:

1) Strategies. It's different than tactics. It's about an approach and a plan that stands the test of time, based on insights and based on your life. And yeah, no two plans are exactly the same. 

2) Intuition. You get an invitation to a conversation and tools to tap into your own intuition, where you ALWAYS have the answers you need right now.

3) Sisterhood. You get to be part of a community of smart, purpose-driven, kind, soulful women who are going through it with you.

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So there you have it. Yeah, it's harder. I don't replicate this stuff. I honor every woman's individuality, gifts, vibe, real life, priorities, and vision. And I wouldn't have it any other way.

Interested in a one on one strategy session? Hit up this link and let's chat about it. 

Group Strategy Day is Now Monthly!

Group Strategy Day has jumpstarted businesses, seen the birth of beautiful projects, and hosted the beginning of countless friendships for women entrepreneurs across South Florida since Fall 2016.

Starting this year, you won't need to wait months for your chance to connect with your true calling, define an authentic brand you love, and tell your story with a community that adores you.

Group Strategy Day Workshops will take place every month in 2018! 
 

One Day.

Six Women Entrepreneurs.

One-on-One Coaching.

A Soulful and Results-Driven Framework.

Sisterhood.

Real Support.


Are you in?

The next workshop is coming up March 13th (February is sold out!).

Hope to see you there! 

No. More. Crumbs

I was recently walking past an ex boyfriend's house. The thought that came to me was how little I accepted over the course of that relationship. 

Of course, it's complicated. I was truly only willing to accept that little in that moment in my life. I knew (deeeeep down) that there was so much more for me. Back then, I doubted that kind of amazing love even existed. I was accepting just the crumbs of what a relationship could be

Damn, that voice in our head is one, sneaky mofo. 

Replace "love" for following your purpose/ career you've always wanted/ life of your dreams and it's all THE SAME THING. 
 

I've learned that abundance is something you step into and tune into.


It's not something you "get". Not if you're not ready to receive it. 

I created Abundant Soul, the Experience to help you do just that.

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The Abundant Soul experience is soul + strategy. 
 

  • We meet in your workspace.
  • We use Feng Shui to confidently step into an abundant, intuitive version of you.
  • We strategize on your brand and your content so you are clear and have a real plan that you love


There are only a couple of spots every month for this one-day experience that will wake up the soulful, intuitive boss you are - for good. 

Whether you have an idea for a business, or you're going through a transition after years in business - this experience is for you. 

Take that first step right here.
 

An Invitation to Step Into your Abundant Soul

Early last year I realized something that shocked and transformed me.

No matter how good my life was or how much money I was making - I was still in an energy of lack. I felt like I deserved just a little bit - of money, success, security, love. I then started to see the same belief with girlfriends and female clients. 

I couldn't un-see it. All I wanted was to turn it around.

I was determined to live from a place of worthiness and abundance - true to Jupiter's very nature. Stepping into this higher vision of myself has transformed my life and my business.
 

I am so excited to introduce Abundant Soul.


Abundant Soul is a platform to empower women to let go of what's holding us back and create the life we know is ours. 

It's about stepping into a higher vision of ourselves and owning it. It's about the stories we tell about ourselves. It's about being in our truth and receiving all the beauty and prosperity that's coming our way. 

Imagine stepping into that space...for good.


I would love to invite you to the first Abundant Soul, Conversations

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I created these events to have the soulful, meaningful and juicy conversations we need to be having to turn things around in our lives.

On February 1st, join us for an evening with inspiring, remarkable women to discuss what success really means to you, and how you can create your life and business -  your way.

I am beyond excited to welcome the inspiring Josie Castañeda, from Curandera Remedies and Luly B. to our February 1st event, to help lead you in this soulful experience.  

You could leave with the inspiration, idea, or insight that transforms your world this year. 

It's time to own it. It's yours. 
 

The Moment that Defined my 2017

Can you tell I get introspective in December? It's such a powerful time to look back and acknowledge what we've learned. 

There was ONE moment that really defined my 2017. It happened in early August when I hosted a Summer Soirée for my clients. 

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Summer Soirée, August 2017

I wanted to bring everyone together. Nothing makes me happier than knowing you guys are becoming friends, hiring one another, referring business to each other and creating community. We mingled, we connected deeply, we laughed, we had delicious cheese. 

During this event, I was going to announce my Mastermind group. I was pretty nervous about it. I had never announced a group experience that was so expensive. I was afraid no one would be interested. I had just started working with Luly B. and she asked me one question: "Why did you start it?" I couldn't stop telling her how excited I was to bring this to you all. And she just goes "Why don't you share it from that perspective instead?"

The moment came and I shared this experience I had created from a place of love, service and excitement. And for the first time as an entrepreneur, I was able to receive the love, gratitude and appreciation from you all. I finally let myself RECEIVE all that goodness

Four months later, Masterminds are a huge part of my business.

More than anything else this year I am GRATEFUL and it's more than just a word.

I truly feel it in soul, probably for the first time. I am grateful to you for showing up, for trusting me to guide you through defining, owning and telling your stories. I am grateful for your openness, your sisterhood with one another and your bold ability to keep moving forward. 

With so much love, wishing you a 2018 full of abundance, intention and love!

Your One Big Step to Start 2018

Ok, before I start this email...this is my view right now as I write to you. Might I add, Holy Moly. (It's the boo's place in upstate NY). 

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Talk about inspiration, beauty and quiet contemplation.

The past couple of weeks I've been going and going planning the mother of all years next year.

I've attended planning workshops, my vision board is set, I got new crystals and solid projections for next year. I am set, you guys. 2018 is gonna be eeeerrthang. 

And today I wake up early and look out to this -  a silence and  sense of peace that reminds me to also go inward. There's a different kind energy we also need when we plan. That's the energy of introspection and quiet.

That's the energy that reminds you that you know if this is the right path for you or not. That energy is a solid companion throughout your year, as you get the work done she fuels you with awesome knowing. This energy - this intuition- is female and I wink at her all year long. She's got my back.

Coming from this place, my one big step to start the year will be to host two Masterminds with 6 women each in January. I am stoked. 

If you're looking for your one-big step to start the year, the first Group Strategy Day of 2018 is coming up on January 23rd and there are three spots left.

You'll get clear on your brand and come up with a plan to tell your story. It has been a launching pad for dozens of women. I promise an experience with sweet hustle and introspective energies.

Snag 'em before they're gone.

Setting Intentions for 2018

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Ok, here's something that blows my mind.

Ever since I started The Jupiter Circle in January 2015, I have set real intentions for my business every year.

Admittedly, at times, I've been clueless about what I wanted. At times I've felt brave enough to be really, really clear and specific. Most times, it was somewhere in between.

Looking back on the past three years (whoa, it's been that long) - the good stuff...it has all come true.

Yes, it's come true because I've worked my butt off. But it's also come true because I was clear and steady with those intentions.  

Here are the three (super magic and amazing) steps that have worked for me when setting intentions: 

1) Get specific: You may have an intention that you want to make a certain amount of money next year. You may have an intention to start making art consistently or to open up your own shop or private practice. Whatever intention you set - watch your words, because each one matters.

Also remember that when manifesting amazingness, sometimes the universe knows best and we shouldn't worry about the how. If all you can be specific about is how you want to feel (free, abundant, in flow, alive) that's a beautiful place to start.  

2) It's already here: When you set your intention, it is so important that you visualize and feel into that intention like it's already yours. Vision Board. Meditate. Sit still. Take a few deep breaths - whatever works for you. Trust that your future higher self has your back and will send you signs you need to know.

You'll be so thankful for this sense of knowing you're on the right path when times are tough and there are inevitable bumps in the road. It will make all the difference.

3) Make it happen: (The working hard part): Yeah, can't get away from this one. But working towards an intention that is true to you and your purpose should feel exhilarating and give you so much life.

Sitting down to strategize, telling your story and blocking time on your calendar regularly to move towards your goal should make you feel like the boss queen that you are every single day.
 

5 Ways to Be Bold This Week (And frankly, every day)

A theme in almost every mastermind, workshop, meeting of women entrepreneurs is owning and stepping up to your worth.

As women, we often don't think we are capable/ smart/ talented/ experienced/ hardworking/ dedicated....or essentially worthy enough

In my Saturday workshop someone said, "If we got paid to put ourselves down, we'd be millionaires."

Ouch. So yeah...let's turn that around, shall we?

Here are some ways I've found that have really helped me own my sh*t confidently (and stay in that yummy place):

1) Your How: Think about how you do what you do in a way that's unique. How do you know you are a badass? What have old bosses praised you for? Why do clients keep coming back to you? Know it and live it.  

2) Try it on for size: Weirded out about saying that you are charging a higher price from now on? Literally just say it to 3 prospective clients. Confidently. As an experiment. See what happens.

3) Accept the Love: I was the queen of the moment when I got a compliment I would deflect it right back and be all like "No, you! You're the one that's awesome." Now I say "Thank you" and I receive it. (This one was hardcore a beautiful and powerful shift for me) 

4) Tell yo self: Affirmations on a post-it, talking to yourself in the mirror, sitting in meditation and hanging with your higher self - whatever you gotta do, but remind yourself how remarkable you truly are. As frequently as possible. 

5) Do it even if it scares you:  Think you're not quite ready for that fellowship, client opportunity, new office, new team member? If your fear comes with excitement and the numbers can add up - strongly consider going for it. As a friend often reminds me, this is a good time to ask yourself "What would a man do?"

How do YOU embrace your worth?

What can you accomplish in 8 weeks?

Back in January I was looking for some accountability and support as I leveled up in my business.

There was ONE thing that made a huge difference for me.

I joined a Mastermind.

This is basically a group of people who are in the same stage in business, who meet regularly to share ideas, strategies, plans, and hold each other accountable. In my case, the people were five intuitive, magical, smart passionate women.

It lifted my soul and my monthly revenue.

The BEST part was I had enough months of a sustained business momentum that my months were not up and down anymore. I was solidly on another level. Honestly, I can't remember the last time I had a "bad month."

That is exactly why I decided to create my own mastermind. 

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"The Jupiter Mastermind"  - Fall 2017

We're six weeks into our 8-week program, and these six women have blown me away with their remarkable courage, sisterhood and accomplishments in this short period of time. They're transforming before my eyes. They're checking BIG things off their lists and seeing themselves and their businesses with new eyes.

It's solid, uplifting, sustainable change. 

I've decided I'll be hosting this mastermind three times a year.

The next round starts January 16th. Interested in learning more? Click here and let me know!

 

 

 

To Business Coach or to Brand Coach (First)?

Starting at the beginning is hard, when you don't know where the beginning actually is.

Friends and clients often want to know if they should work with a business or a brand coach first

When I was starting my own business I was also confused about this. I felt what we all feel - the imperative to start making money. So, a business coach helps you with that. So...they should come first, right? 

The right brand strategy session:

  • helps you connect at a purpose and soul level to what you're building
  • brings you clarity about what you are feeling called to create, and
  • shines a light on where you shine the most - the reason that people hire you or buy from you.

Lightbulbs go on all the time during this session, eyes widen and knowing smiles start to form. You get it.


Going through this process also saves you from:

  • the long, painful hassle of running down the wrong rabbit holes
  • structuring your business in a way that doesn't fit the life you want
  • working with the wrong people
  • not feeling sure about partnerships, collaborations and business decisions


When you define your brand FIRST you are sure. You are driven and motivated. You are ready to go. 

That is a badass, beautiful place to come from to then have a conversation about packages, pricing and business development with a business coach.

A time for change

Change can somehow be scary, exhilarating, difficult and exciting all at the same time.

Having lived through two layoffs and a divorce, I've also come to embrace it much more than I used to - even if it's hard. I'm much more trusting of what's on the other side.

And so (deep breath), here are aaaall the things going on...

1. We're saying goodbye to our space in Little Havana this month. That space has been so frikin good to me, but things have shifted in me and in the business and it's time to move on. If you'll miss it too (and wanna take some new selfies in that turquoise wall), see #2. 

2. I start working out of CIC Miami this week. I'm so excited to join the fam and work alongside so many incredible people. I'll also be hanging at Venture Cafe more often too. Come visit! 

3. For a while so many of you have asked for evening and weekend events. This Fall you can come hang with us foraaaaall of these free evening workshops and get your branding, social and shui on with other awesome entrepreneurs in an interactive, fun space. Really hope to see you there. 

4. Oh, and there is ONE spot left for Group Strategy Day on Saturday, November 11th (Yup! You read that right - Saturday). If you've been waiting for a weekend opportunity for this transformational day - this is iiiiiit!

5. Finally - This month I am curating Creative Mornings and we have none other than the incredible Hugette Montesinos, Founder of Disfunkshion Magazine who will be talking about being a Pioneer. RSVP here to enjoy this beautiful morning and come gimme a birthday hug this Friday. 

Let It Go and Start Fresh

I've heard this one idea over and over again from friends in the aftermath of hurricane Irma this past week:


"I can't believe I have so much stuff. Preparing for and coming back from this hurricane has given me a new perspective.
I want to live with less and with more intention." 

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It's what I preach with Feng Shui and I found myself feeling the same way.


I came back on Monday afternoon to a home with no power to start to clean up. Suddenly corners felt cluttered, I second guessed putting things back where they were, and I had even more appreciation for things like my grandmother's mirror and saving my dreamy dining room table . 


Minimalism is resonating with so many people and theKonmari method has taken over. When you live with intention and apply this to the spaces that surround you and the things you choose to consciously keep - there's power in that.


Here are three key things to consider: 

1. Let It Go: If a space "feels" cluttered or an object "feels" wrong - trust that intuition. Odds are energy is stuck there and it's likely energy of the past that has nothing to do with you anymore. If it feels funky, let it go. 

2. Live Like You Want to Live: If you want to host people more often but you have an uninviting living room centered around the TV, it's not gonna happen. How do you want to live? Do you want to cook more? Host more? Start painting? Create a space surrounded by things that will help you want to hang out and create ritual there. 

3. Highlight Your Story: What are the things you most value about your life, your past? What you are creating? What represents your future to you? For some people it's art, music or books. For some it's a certain aesthetic and way of life. You should look at your place and think: "This space feels like me and reflects who I want to be. "


Let's let hurricane Irma be a catalyst for perspective, release and creating authentic spaces that reflect us. 


I would love to help you throughout this transformation, with a special opportunity only open the next two days

 

Hope you're all safe and sound following the storm.

Here's to fresh starts with intention and beauty. 

Jump In

Every year before my birthday, I have a wake up call.

It can be an existential one. Two years ago I was crying with a friend at 3:00pm over mojitos the first time I said out loud that I am an artist and a creative. One year ago, I rediscovered my love for Feng Shui and jumped into a serious study and practice.  

This year, I hired a business coach. 

I had not hired a business coach since I started my business. This time feels so different though. I feel called to step things up. I know what I'm good at and what fills my soul. I know what kind of life I want to build and I know what I'm worth.

I know where I want to go and I know I need help to get there.  

It's an investment. It's pushing me in ways I've never been pushed and it's making me wake up and step up to me. It's terrifying and it's badass and exciting at the same time. I see the changes in me - and despite the occasional freakout - I love it.  

I'll be sharing news, events, ideas and so much more on this through these emails. 

In the meantime, I would love to hear from you.

What are you ready to jump into this Fall? 

What have you been putting off? What's your own wake up call right now? 

Letting go of your old story

When I moved to Miami five years ago, I was simultaneously excited and freaking out. I was recently divorced, building a new identity, and I was leaving behind my beloved Brooklyn after 8 years.  

I placed this poster in my living room and it was the first thing you saw as you walked in the door. 

For a long time this poster brought back happy memories. Until a Feng Shui consultation earlier this year when I started crying when asked about it.

I realized was using this poster as a symbol of not letting go of my past. It was keeping me stuck in the story of who I was when I moved here - five years ago

Feng Shui explains that every single item in your home carries energy - we assign them meaning and they receive it by being in our space. 

That memory of the past that no longer serves us can be feeding us every time we walk and live in our spaces, holding us back.

Walk around your home and be mindful of any objects that stand out to you. Some questions to consider: 
 

  • What does it remind you of?
  • Is that still important and relevant to who you are today?
  • Does it feel good to have it around?
  • Are you ready to let go of it?
  • Would it be OK to put it in a "transition out maybe" pile of things?


The process can be intense. It's also really brave and healing.

This is part of what always comes up when I do a Feng Shui consultation and help people create homes and office spaces with a delicious energy that feeds their highest intentions.

If you're interested in learning more, there are 4 spots available every month. Fill out this form and we'll get started. 

A list of things to get over

I'm writing these words because I've been there. This list comes with loads of love and support. It's been inspired by conversations over the past few weeks.

If any of these resonate, I hope you feel a little bolder and more free at the end of this email.  

A list of things to get over (in no particular order)

1. That being authentic means copying the way "popular people" show up on social media. Being authentic means being who you are and showing up online in a way you're comfortable with. Your people will then gravitate to you. Period. 

2. That you have to post everyday in all the platforms or people won't know you on social media. This is super backwards, especially in an oversaturated content world. Spend real time on content that you're proud of. People will see it, see you and love it. Quality over quantity every time.  

3. Defining yourself as anti-something. It is always so much more powerful to be for something than against something. What are you for? Frame the conversation your way. If you wanna make sure you're seen differently - show up differently. People can tell.  

4. Letting other people have the final say in whether something is right for you. Having people who love you and are willing to share advice is so important. That network of support can mean the world. However, whether it's a business decision or taking a certain direction with your brand - your instinct is your most powerful ally and your greatest truth. You have the final say.  

5. That there is one path for success and "this is the only formula." F that. F that. F that. I fell for this when I started my business because there was so much I didn't know. Find teachers, coaches, content, partners, who will acknowledge your unique gifts, your ingenuity and support you when you trust your gut. Be weary of formulas.   


It's the middle of the year, queens. We have big dreams we're meant to accomplish, and I thought a little July-shaking-off-some-limiting-beliefs would help. 

What do you think of these? Do you have others to add?  

Coming Home

There’s a feeling I get when I’m about to walk into my home. Suddenly I'm inspired, in a space that embodies my vibe and tells my story. I'm surrounded by beautiful things that represent my aspirations.
 
My love of spaces and décor goes back to when I was a teen. It was always a hobby, a side passion. There seemed to be no room for a serious pursuit of art, beauty or spirituality. 

Last year everything changed.

I began studying Feng Shui and I’ve fallen in love with it.Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese art of shifting the energy in your life through shifting the energy in your home. You can do this through energy clearing, placement, enhancing & curing areas of your home, and decorating with intention. 

Practicing this art has felt like coming home. I’ve been shui'ing away on the down-low, honing my craft and trusting my instincts. Nothing has ever felt so right or come more naturally to me. 

I’ve Feng Shui’d over 20 homes and offices, and I’ve found that so much comes down to our stories. 

Branding is about how we define, own and tell our stories to the world. Feng Shui is about the stories we tell ourselves. 

Those stories determine our experiences - whether we want to attract love, money, creativity or health. They can be limiting or inspiring. They're at the heart of what’s possible with Feng Shui

I want your spaces to feel like you and tell the story of your truest and highest-self. I want them to be a reminder and a source of magical intentions for your boldest dreams.

I’m opening up one spot per week for Feng Shui home or office consultations.

Please know that branding will still very much continue to be my jam. It’s all going down under the increasingly bold and large umbrella that is The Jupiter Circle

Thanks for being such a cool, supportive community that it feels natural and easy sharing my life-long, secret-until-now passions with you all. 

Complete this form if you’re interested in learning more?

How to sell on social media

"...but I don't wanna sound salesy, creepy, desperate."

I get it because I've been there. Whenever it's time to promote on social media - a product, a workshop, a service, and you delay it, you become postponing queen, you half-ass it or you don't do it at all. 

There's a lot of work we need to do as women to become more comfortable with the idea of selling and money. 

But aside from that, you CAN learn a few tips that will help you promote your thing in a way that doesn't leave you feeling like a used car salesman. Trust me. 

Here are some things to understand:

  • Your people WANT to find you and buy your product/ service/ experience.
  • This thing you're creating, your people need it. When that becomes clear, you're coming from a place of service rather than selling.
  • Know your worth and don't apologize for it. The people that will value it are out there. Your thing is not for everyone. If they're right for you, they'll come back later. 

Here are some ways you can *sell* on social media. Tell the story of the thing you are offering. Here's what that actually means: 

  • Why did you make it?
  • What was the story of how it all started?
  • Have you helped anyone? How?
  • What is the impact you want to create with what you are building?
  • A subtle secondary message can remind people exactly - where to click to buy your thing, how to contact you for an appointment, the details of your event. (People need to hear exactly what the steps are and what to do next).

What are *you* selling these days? How are things going? 
If you are interested in a one-on-one strategy session I would love to chat with you! There are a few spots left in June. Hit reply and let me know?

Start with getting vulnerable

Connect Miami - 10 days to connect with someone across lines of difference starts today! This is an amazing initiative led by our friends at Radical Partners and there are dozens of events happening this week to join. On Wednesday at 4PM EST, I'm hosting a Connect Miami Women Across Generations Facebook Live (and I know you have something to add to that conversation)! Grab your headphones and join in! 

{Below is my blog post in honor of Connect Miami}. 


Start with Getting Vulnerable

The moment I heard about “Connect Miami” I fell in love with the idea. Community and inclusion are two of the values that are closest to who I am. I strive to have an impact where people from different backgrounds, experiences and colors feel more connected and a greater sense of belonging.

With “Connect Miami” we have ten days when we are invited to put ourselves out there into new experiences with new people with whom we normally wouldn’t interact. That could mean going to a neighborhood you’ve never been, truly listening to someone with a different opinion, or having a real conversation with someone with a very different life experience.

It got me thinking deeper about what it really takes to truly connect with someone.

I work with women entrepreneurs, helping them define a brand that is authentic to who they are and their vision. I coach them to see that when they’re able to show up – vulnerably and authentically – that’s when others feel connected to them and they can grow their tribes. When others can see the truest part of you, past the walls we all carry, that’s the part that connects us all.

Brené Brown says that “vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage.” I think this is at the core of what “Connect Miami” represents. We’re being asked to start from a place of knowing that we don’t have all the answers. We’re being asked to vulnerably take a chance, to see what we hadn’t seen before, go where we hadn’t gone before, talk to someone we wouldn’t have spoken to before.

Vulnerability means being willing to see yourself and others with compassion, to see the whole person in front of you, to be humble enough to realize we could be surprised, enlightened, moved, or inspired where we least expect it.

It’s about acknowledging that every person has a story and every person is worthy of someone to see and listen to them.

I’m excited for this opportunity where we can each find the strength and courage to be vulnerable enough to truly see one another. I trust there will be some consciousness shifting that will last far past those ten days, and will ultimately help us carry a little vulnerability everyday into being better people and a better city.