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How to Choreograph Your Sacred Life

How to Choreograph Your Sacred Life

February 7, 2019

Shann shares her secrets to choreographing her sacred life in the 220th episode of This Sacred Life.

“Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.” - Rumi

Once you uncover how you want to show up in the world, the next step is to gain clarity about what each of these areas represent to you. You have the choice to define your role and engage in activities that will support you to flourish and open your heart.

My heart’s purpose is to witness, listen and engage with women who want to walk in beauty, with full awareness of their power, divinity, and joyful essence. I revel in my true calling because I'm clear about how I wish to show up on the world.

I hope this podcast and show notes will spark you to compare, contrast and explore how you wish to design the rest of your days.

Loving Kindness & Compassionate Self-care

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” - Maya Angelou

I practice loving-kindness every day with my family, friends and community. My practice includes nonviolent communication, generosity, mindfulness and staying in the present moment. I'm not a very patient woman, so learning to be gentle with myself and others is a big part of my practice. I tend to want what I want, and want it now! Thankfully, I've learned to laugh at this part of my personality. 

If you want to experience loving kindness and compassionate self-care, pace yourself and breathe deeply. Learn to recognize old patterns and quiet your shaming inner critics. Move through your life with the intention of leaving every person feeling loved and energized after sharing time with you. Compassionate self-care is a generous and loving way to honor your mind, body and soul.

Creative Expression

“Serious art is born from serious play.” - Julia Cameron

I love landscape photography, music, writing, painting, cooking, and making my personal space inviting and beautiful. My environment, personal style and creative endeavors contribute to living sacred life.  I find so much joy and peace living in a small village surrounded by water, woods and wild life.   

You can infuse your life with more creativity by exploring what you want to create and how you wish to express yourself. Discover what brings you the most joy. Learn to flaunt the sweet spots of your creativity. Make your home or apartment an oasis of your creative expression.



“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” - Dalai Lama

My spiritual practice is a work in process. I begin and end each day giving thanks. I often light a candle and pray for the world, our country, my community, family, and friends. I commune with nature often and make time for conversations with my angels and guides through prayer and journaling. I love lighting a candle, setting an intention and asking questions of my higher knowing. It's amazing what messages flow on to the pages of my journal when I set a sacred container and listen. 

Do you have a spiritual practice? You can invite more tranquility in your life by exploring which practices bring you comfort. You may wish to begin your spiritual practice by giving thanks, journaling or reading inspirational books.



“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.” - Melody Beattie

The more thankful I am about my present reality, the more prosperity and abundance flow into my life. When I’m needy, constricted or feeling depleted, it seems as if everything comes to a halt.

On the days you experience self-doubt, fear and uncertainty, you can still give thanks. Choose to be grateful for your health, that you have clean water to drink and a warm bed to sleep in at night. Learn to give thanks for your current situation, just as it is.


Connection & Friendship

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You too?
I thought I was the only one.” -C.S. Lewis

Saying yes to participating in my wise women’s circle over the past 8 years provided me with the gift of connection. For most of my life, I chose to go it alone. I was the strong one and rarely ever asked for help from my friends. Over the years I’ve softened and allowed myself to be witnessed when I’m sad, angry or feeling small.

If you can relate to going it alone, do yourself a favor and set aside the illusion of your separateness. Learn to receive. Nurture your friendships. Be generous. Allow for more heart-centered openness, vulnerability and transparency.

We are all in this together.

Now that I’ve shared how I am defining my sacred life, I invite you to explore what makes you feel vivacious, joyful and divinely present. 

This Sacred Life Questions:

What is your heart's purpose?

How do you wish to choreograph your sacred life?

What can you do right now to be more mindful and present?

Discovering Your Erotic Blueprint with Jaiya

Discovering Your Erotic Blueprint with Jaiya

January 22, 2019

Join me for soulful, sensual and sacred exploration for women who want to walk in beauty and reclaim their feminine sovereignty.

Every month I share transformational conversations with women who have learned to walk in beauty, with the strength, courage, and pleasure of reclaiming their feminine sovereignty. Women all over the world are rising up to have their voices heard. I like to give some of their voices a platform to speak their truth and invite you to do the same.

Today it' my honor to introduce you to Jaiya.

Jaiya is an Internationally recognized, award-winning sexologist and best selling author of Red Hot Touch. Through more than two decades of client observation and clinical research, she discovered a map of arousal that reveals your specific erotic language of arousal, a revolutionary framework to create deeper connection and sexual satisfaction that lead to the creation of the Erotic Blueprint Breakthrough Quiz and Erotic Blueprint Breakthrough Course. Take the free quiz today at


Show Notes: Listen in for answers to the following questions

For over 2 decades you’ve been a practicing Somatic Sexologist and Sex-o-logical Bodyworker. What lead you to your practice and profession?

You say “I believe that sex isn’t just something we do.  Sex is essential to our health, our vitality and vibrant aliveness.” Please expand on this…

How do you relate to your body, sexuality, and power?

How else do you embody being a sovereign, Sensual Goddess?

What is the Erotic Blueprint?

Tell us about your upcoming Blueprint Breakthrough Course.



Exploring the Stars with Astrologer Yasmin Boland

Exploring the Stars with Astrologer Yasmin Boland

December 11, 2018

The intention of this podcast is to share transformational conversations with women who have learned to walk in beauty, with the strength, courage, and pleasure of claiming their feminine sovereignty. 

Today it' my honor to introduce you to  Yasmin Boland, Yasmin is an astrologer and Moonologer who is read by millions of people each week. She's also the author of Moonology: Working with the magic of lunar cycles and Astrology Made Easy along with several Hay House books. 

Om Namo Nayarani - For the good of all or not at all!

Listen in and learn answers to these questions...

Please share how you became an astrologer and moonologer who now reaches millions of people every week.

How does working with your personal chart help you navigate through life-altering transformations?  

What can you tell us about what you see in the stars for 2019?  

For someone who is new to astrology, how do you recommend they start working with their charts.  And Also, How can we begin working with the magic of the lunar cycles to create, plan and predict our lives?

You can get your daily astrology forecast and moon message from Yasmin at

Sacred Forgiveness Practices

Sacred Forgiveness Practices

November 28, 2018

I love myself by fully appreciating and accepting myself for the woman I am today. I practice letting go of guilt, shame, and useless drama. I forgive myself for the mistakes I’ve made. I affirm that I am perfect, just as I am. And you are too. You are perfect just as you are. I invite you to liberate your heart and let love in.

If you are beating yourself up for choices made during your unconscious youth or if you are still angry with someone who’s done you harm, it’s time to let it go. You deserve to receive the healing gift of forgiveness. When you learn to let go and forgive, you can move forward in light and love.

How would you feel if you could forgive yourself and others for every boundary crossed, every harmful word, every irreverent action? I can tell from experience, you’ll feel AMAZING.

What is the upside of holding on to your anger, pain, and suffering? If you are holding a grudge, YOU are suffering. If you are hanging on to shame and guilt for choices you made in the past, YOU are committing violent acts against yourself. Be honest: Are you ready to begin healing your wounded heart? If your answer is yes, then it’s time to dig deep. Listen in for 3 sacred forgiveness practices to begin healing your beautiful heart.

Dance with your shadow. Face her. Accept Her. Embrace her. With deep introspection, you can learn to accept your precious self and receive all the love you deserve.

Visit to explore the Sacred Heart Teachings Digital program.

Shine Your Light with Visibility Catalyst Linda Joy

Shine Your Light with Visibility Catalyst Linda Joy

October 24, 2018

Every month I share transformational conversations with women who have learned to walk in beauty, with the strength, courage, and pleasure of reclaiming their feminine sovereignty. Today it' my honor to introduce you to  Linda Joy. 

Linda Joy is passionate about supporting heart-centered female entrepreneurs, coaches, and authors in busting through their fear of visibility while providing a high-profile media and publishing platform for them to step into the spotlight. Linda passionately believes in the power within every woman and that all things are possible when you learn to embrace your fears. She is the publisher of Aspire Magazine, a wildly popular Visibility Catalyst, and Bestselling Publisher.

Today we are discussing Linda’s new book, Shine: Stories to inspire you to dream big, fear less and blaze your own trail (Inspired Living Publishing).

In Shinea collective of twenty-four empowered feminine leaders revisit the moment in which they decided to take off their masks, and stop playing small, and shine as brightly as they dared. Each of us is a supernova in disguise, a brilliant light that can illuminate the world. Let these powerful stories show you how you, too, can let your light shine like a beacon in your own life and the lives of others.

Get your copy of Shine at  and Get a BONUS GIFT BUNDLE with dozens of transformational Gifts!