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I picked the word Essential this year. Here’s what happened…

When I make my theme word for the year, I want it to be a loving, yet firm reminder of what is important to me. It’s easy for me to get caught up in the next bright shiny thing or in pursing egocentric goals because that’s what I “should” be doing, so I need my word to be my guide.

My theme word helps me stay centered on what I have declared is needed in my life, day after day, week after week, month after month.

For 2015, I was led by the word Essential.

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36 Hours. The Summer Camp Countdown is On.

There are 36 hours left to reserve your spot at Stratejoy Summer Camp. 36 hours left to take the leap, have the conversation, push your edge, use those vacation days, carve out the time + say an enthusiastic (if slightly nervous) YES.

The Camp Bus leaves at midnight PST this Friday!

We’ve been hard at work at putting together a magical + deep, playful + transformational, restorative + energizing retreat for the 71 women (so far!) joining us in August. As we plot and plan, we’ve been recounting times in our own lives when we went out on a limb to say *yes* to ourselves — when we valued connection and reflection, courage and presence.

Our stories reminded us of the Camp experience we’re creating for you — one that is not only going to be a freakin’ blast, but also, one that you’ll look back on and say, “Oh yes, that’s when everything shifted for me.”

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Day 5 of the Joy Challenge: Declare Goals, Develop Habits

The pursuit of worthwhile goals is one of the few things you can to that markedly improves your life satisfaction. And the development of powerful habits helps support that worthy pursuit.

When you feel like you’re just going through the motions — fearful of making any change, bored by the path you feel stuck on, or scared that you’ll never actually accomplish anything — declaring goals that are in alignment with your authentic self can awaken your spirit.

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Day 4 of the Joy Challenge: Nurture Strong Relationships

No woman is an island. Including you, sweetness.

We all crave belonging. We all have a deep desire for intimacy with our partners and our close friends. We want to feel connected to a community of like-minded people. We yearn for healthy relationships with our families.

Why? The journey becomes easier when you have found your people.

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Day 3 of the Joy Challenge: Define Success

Welcome to the 6 Day Joy Challenge!  Are you ready to refresh your sense of self? To remind yourself that joyful living is totally within your reach? In celebration of launching the new and improved Joy Equation Course, I’m challenging *YOU* to start prioritizing joy in your life.  For the next 6 days, I’ll be rolling out a new step […]

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Day 2 of the Joy Challenge: Connect With Yourself

If you stripped down to the very base of yourself – if we took away your job, your bank account, your schooling, your relationship status – who would you be?

Do you have any clue?

Answering this question can be incredibly hard. I get it, love.

You wear so many masks during your day and try so hard to please other people, that your own desires, preferences and unique strengths get overlooked. And pretty soon, you forget what those desires, preferences and unique strengths even are!

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Day 1 of the Joy Challenge : Develop Fierce Self-Love


Joyful living starts with loving yourself. And there’s no way around it, babe.

If you want to make big changes or reinvent your world, you’ve got to cultivate a strong sense of self-worth, develop inner resilience, and practice kindness towards yourself without an agenda of improvement.

That’s why this first step of The Joy Equation is a call to action to start at the beginning — the very act of falling in love with YOU.

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Camp Scholarship Applications Open!

Back in 2010, I went on a 7 day silent meditation retreat. I didn’t know anyone else going, nor anyone who had ever done it besides my Dad — but I just knew that I needed to be there. My soul was craving silence and reflection and a challenge outside of my comfort zone.

Stratejoy was still a fledgling little baby business back then and I didn’t have the money to to pay the full registration price for the retreat.

After reading the event page for the millionth time, I finally got the guts to apply for the Work Scholarship they were offering. You were still part of the retreat in every way, but you were supplementing the fee by working a few hours a day.

And I got it! I was assigned the incredibly important role of Soup Maker. I chopped and stirred and meditated over the soup pot every morning; ladled out soup every afternoon while making no eye contact; and scrubbed the pots and bowls and spoons every evening.

I’m still grateful that not only did I get to go on retreat, but I got the opportunity to share love and nurturing by helping to take care of my fellow meditators.

In that spirit — I’m excited to announce that we’re offering Work Scholarships for Summer Camp!

We’ve got 6 different opportunities to earn a work scholarship this year! I know our community is full of incredibly talented women and I’m hoping this opportunity allows a few more of you to come to Camp.

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2 Glorious Hours of Molly on Video

Okay, okay… The title might be a bit of an over sell. But if you missed either of the Community Calls we’ve had over the last week, I wanted to make sure you could easily access them.

Voila! They are here!

The other big piece of news is that — TODAY is the very last day to save $150 on your Summer Camp Ticket!

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Answers to the Question: “Why Camp?”

Every day this past week, I’ve been sitting down to write welcome postcards to Campers who are going to be joining me in August. It’s sacred and special because I’m welcoming women to the inaugural year of one of my lifelong dreams — a Summer Camp for Grown Ups.

(Or as I’ve been calling it on Twitter — Camp for Grown Ass Ladies!)

As I write each name and address out, I spend a moment throwing out a wish that she’ll receive everything she’s craving from our 5 days together. I spend a moment hoping that we’ll all get to see her authentic self emerge over campfires and canoe races and intimate cabin conversations. And I spend a long moment wondering why this particular woman from Ohio or Alberta or Michigan is coming to Camp.

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