Hello! I’m Holly. Allow me to introduce myself.
I am a single mom to two teenagers who are going to do amazing things in this world. I am also a busy corporate executive with a lifelong dream to own my own business. Not just any business, but a business that can make a difference in the world.
I am also an empathic intuitive (yep, I’m a psychic) who has helped dozens of people find their way through life’s challenges.
I have had a pretty charmed life. Punctuated by moments of incredible stress and trauma. I have suffered heart wrenching loss (people and financial), I have repeatedly invited dysfunction into my relationships (and subsequently left that behind), and I have lost... and found myself at least 6 times in my 50+ years of living (there will be a book on my life, I’m relatively certain). If you asked me two years ago how I survived... I would have stiffened my upper lip, taken a deep breath and proudly proclaimed, “I can handle anything... bring it on”. I was at the peak of my career, my children were thriving and I was solidly adjusted in my single life. Until... it just wasn’t good anymore.
It’s funny how you can seemingly have it all, and yet feel so... lacking. And then I stumbled upon Danielle LaPorte and her incredible books. I started with White Hot Truth, and instantly dove into both The Desire Map and The Fire Starter Sessions. Before I even finished reading, I felt I had a new purpose. I learned how to structure my goals around how I wanted to feel. And that turned my life right side up for the first time. I am making better choices about how I spend my time (because honestly I was spending a lot of my time numbing myself from stress) and who I spend my time with.
Today, I have clarity on how I want to feel. And I design my week/life around activities and people who bring me to my core desired feelings. I make better choices. I live with greater purpose. And I’m doing what I absolutely love - helping people become the best version of themself. I cannot wait to share more of my journey with you.
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Core desired feelings
adventureous, bountiful, vibrant, grace, wonder
Q & A
Q: What are your Core Desired Feelings?
I spent days mulling over my CDF. I started with well over 12 and carefully researched the meaning of each, prioritizing how each made me feel, and negotiating with myself over the ones that were discarded. In the end, I put the final five up on my refrigerator, my bathroom mirror, the dashboard of my car and just let them.... marinate with me. Each one describes me, inspires me and grounds me in who I really am deep down inside. So here they are:
Bountiful - the feeling of abundance, gratitude and acknowledgment that I already have all that I need.
Adventurous - the rush of taking risks, trying new things and slaying my fear.
Vibrant - the glow of looking good, feeling good, and sharing that frequency with others.
Wonder - curiously seeking new and beautiful things, fascination with learning.
Grace - engaging the world through compassion and love.
Q: How / where did you Desire Map? What did you love about doing it that way?
I'm pretty self directed, so in true form, I did the work from the comfort of my favorite chair at home. It was an emotional experience for me - so the privacy helped me work through the range of responses my soul had to the process of learning how to FEEL again.
Q: Tell me a specific story about how knowing your CDFs has changed your life.
I came to a point in my life where, from the outside, I seemingly had it all. My family, career and personal life were all finally in sync and I (intellectually) felt 'fine'. But somehow, something just didn't seem right. I discovered I was numbing myself with unhealthy habits (too much food, wine and TV) and if I stopped long enough, emotions would well up and I would be in tears of unexplained sadness. What was wrong???? Then I stumbled upon "The Desire Map" and poured over it in a matter of weeks, diligently doing all the exercises and meditating on the insight to my distress. The journey to refine my CDF was emotional. I cried and laughed, purged old beliefs and honestly, found my real self for the first time. Now I live according to how I want to feel, which is not always to the expectations of others. And I'm ok with that. I know who I am and I invite work and people into my life that align with how I want to feel. And I am excited to share this process with others!
Q: Why are you passionate about sharing this work with others?
Like me, so many people have lost their ability to feel in an effort to keep the wheels on their life. As a society we are overworked, over stimulated and sometimes, over the frustration, anxiety and expectations placed on us.
My mission is to remind others what its like to FEEL. To introduce them to feelings they have long since forgotten, but once had in their life. To inspire others with my story and show them the value in the Desire Map process. And to celebrate their achievement when they learn how to set goals with soul.