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Life is good, even with the challenges.

written by Maggie Sale Ostara, PhD

Have you noticed that expectations dramatically influence your experience? Yep, they sure do. I am glad I have finally really learned this. You know why? Otherwise I could be really unhappy right now.

My daughter has had the flu for more than a week now – almost all of our holidays so far, and it looks like it will extend through this week as well. I could allow this to annoy me, or depress me, or outrage me. But instead I am rolling with it pretty well. Mostly I feel bad for her, she does not feel well at all. I am actually really grateful to have had the time to be with her without my own stress, which is harder when I’m in my normal work mode.

I know that she will emerge from this changed. This is always what happens after days of fever. Rudolf Steiner (creator of Waldorf Education and anthroposophical medicine) said that fevers are the way the soul burns its way into the body, incarnating more fully into the physical realm. As hard as it is for her, and for me, I’ve seen the way this experience propels her development.2014ChristmasTree

We are having a cold snap, which for us means the 40s and maybe a freeze at night. (I know, some of you are laughing.) So we’ve got the wood stove fired up around the clock. We still have our tree up – which is actually my favorite part of the season, so I leave it up until it’s shedding so many needles I can’t stand it any more. We have cup after cup of tea – and the cat is so happy we are home after being gone for a week that she climbs into everyone’s lap.

Life is good, even with the challenges.
Enjoy every moment and love your beloveds deeply.

Maggie Sale Ostara, PhD left her prestigious job as the Director of Women’s a Gender Studies at Columbia University when she realized she’s not built to work for anyone else. Since then, Dr. Ostara has become a Certified Human Design Specialist (Level 4), a Certified Clarity Breathwork Practitioner, a highly sought after teacher-mentor, who teaches high-achieving women how to develop their personal sovereignty, to activate their super powers, and to unleash themselves from society’s prescription of success.

She’s the creator of the Soul Signature Self Awareness Project, the Wheel of Power of the Visionary Entrepreneur, and over 20 educational programs focused building soul-inspired businesses that positively impact the world and taking command of your life through personal sovereignty. She’s hosted 5 multi-speaker online conferences, and spoken on over 15 such conferences reaching audiences of over 200,000 participants.

With two decades of experience supporting 20,000+ students and hundreds of clients through her online programs and conferences, Dr. Ostara teaches how to avoid overwhelm and burnout, how to make reliable decisions, how to create a bigger impact with less effort, and how to transform inner liabilities into powerful assets and allies.