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  • Still Points North: One Alaskan Childhood, One Grown-up World, One Long Journey Home
    Still Points North: One Alaskan Childhood, One Grown-up World, One Long Journey Home
    by Leigh Newman

    Can't wait! 

  • Einstein's God: Conversations About Science and the Human Spirit
    Einstein's God: Conversations About Science and the Human Spirit
    by Krista Tippett
  • The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone---Especially Ourselves
    The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone---Especially Ourselves
    by Dan Ariely
  • Marriage Rules: A Manual for the Married and the Coupled Up
    Marriage Rules: A Manual for the Married and the Coupled Up
    by Harriet Lerner
  • Rhythm And Repose
    Rhythm And Repose

    Tender and beautiful. 

  • Boys & Girls
    Boys & Girls
    by Alabama Shakes

    Love this album! So happy when I saw BrainPicker post this on her site! 

  • City of Refuge
    City of Refuge
    by Abigail Washburn

    Pure magic!

  • Some Nights
    Some Nights
    by Fun.
  • She Ain't Me
    She Ain't Me
    by Carrie Rodriguez

    I'm such a fan. 

  • I'm Your Man
    I'm Your Man
    by Leonard Cohen

    Take this Waltz is on my top ten list of all songs!

  • Babel
    by Mumford & Sons
  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Original UK Unedited Edition)
    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Original UK Unedited Edition)

    So totally addicted to this series! Absolutely amazing!

  • Zen: Vendetta / Cabal / Ratking [Blu-ray]
    Zen: Vendetta / Cabal / Ratking [Blu-ray]
    starring Rufus Sewell

    Based on your recommendations from a recent blog post! It's another wonderful BBC mystery series! 

  • The Good Wife: The First Season
    The Good Wife: The First Season
    starring Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, Josh Charles, Matt Czuchry, Archie Panjabi

    One of the best shows on TV. Juiliana Marguiles is incredible. 

  • Doc Martin: Collection - Series 1-4
    Doc Martin: Collection - Series 1-4
    starring Martin Clunes, Caroline Catz, Lia Williams, Stephanie Cole, Ian McNeice

the gift of daring!

We've heard so many wonderful stories about folks giving Daring Greatly and Daring Greatly t-shirts for the holidays that we thought we'd help out with two fun gift cards (they're 2-sided, full color).  

For every t-shirt ordered between today and 12/15 (our last day to take orders for the holidays), we'll send you both of these gift cards and a beautiful reusable cloth bag that says "Show Up + Be Seen." The bags hold the t-shirts and a book.

You can order the books through any of these sellers. 

As always - $10 from every t-shirt purchase goes to our charity:water campaign. We're getting so close to our $15,000 goal! 

Shirts, bags, and cards will be shipped 12/12-12/15. 

Happy Holidays and Happy Daring! 


I'm putting your name on a wand box.

One of the highlights from our family trip to London was visiting the Warner Bros. studio where they filmed Harry Potter. I'm not sure who was more excited - me, Steve, Ellen, or Charlie? It was amazing to stand in the dining hall of Hogwarts and to knock on the door at "4 Privot Drive." 

The last room you walk through before you exit the studio is the wand room - it looks just like Ollivanders Wand Shop. There are over 4000 wand boxes, each with the name of someone who worked on the film series. It's such a lovely way to say "thank you" to everyone from the actors and the costume designers, to the special effects wizards.

As I was driving back home from carpool this morning I kept thinking, I wish I had a wand room so I could properly thank everyone I want to thank. Daring Greatly launched on 9/12, and it's been a total whirlwind. I couldn't have done it without the love, support, and encouragement of so many people - including all of you who read this blog. 

I'm grateful for my family, friends, and support team who talked me off the ledge when I couldn't do it all and I felt like giving up.

I'm thankful for the friends who covered my carpool shifts, walked my kids home from school, and sent me texts to remind me about "free dress days" and "early dismissal."

I'm thankful for my students who did their dissertation consults over the phone, for the folks who hosted all of the events and the people who showed up, the interviewers, bloggers, writers, and journalists who shared the daring message, and, of course, the folks at Gotham Publishers.

There's a special place in my heart for Steve, Ellen, and Charlie who cheered me on every step of the way - even when they were ready for things to get back to "normal." They didn't give up and they didn't let me. 

I'm also overwhelmed by your generosity! For my birthday I asked for donations to charity: water so we could build a tap in Rwanda that would bring water to a village and you donated close to $7000! Thank you! 

I have a few fun things coming up in the next two weeks including fun holiday gift cards for those of you who want to gift Daring Greatly, and a suprise artist who did her own version of the Wholehearted Parenting Manifesto. 

In the meantime, if you're a fan of Krista Tippett's wonderful radio show, On Being, we had a soulful conversation. The podcast and unedited interview is now available here.  At one point she playfully asked, "Is this an interview or a therapy session?" I've been thinking about that question. I think all good conversations are a little bit of both. 

Also - thanks to Fast Company - I just found out today that Daring Greatly is on their list of the top business books of 2012. Such an honor. 

Thanks to all of you. If I had a wand room, I'd put your name on a box. 


daring great read-along #8 (final podcast)

Marianne Williamson writes, "There is no single effort more radical in its potential for saving the world than a transformation of the way we raise our children." I couldn't agree more. 

Your questions this week focused mostly on shame resilience, setting boundaries, and the entitlement problem. These are issues I think about everyday so I loved knowing that they're on your mind too. 

Here are a few links that might be helpful:

I just recorded an interview with Koren Motekaitis on her show, "How She Really Does It!" We talked a lot about parenting - she's a great interviewer. 

Here's my blog post, "They don't need us to be sorry - just present." 

Here's a link to the parenting books that Steve and I love. 

This is the Wholehearted Parenting Manifesto free download. Stay tuned next week when I unveil the new artist version! 

If you're reading via email, click here for the podcast. 

Thank y'all again for being such great travelling companions. 

Daring Greatly Podcast Chapter 7

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