Many of us want similar things in life. Freedom. Love. Money. Safety. Security. Happiness.
Depending on where you are in Maslow's theoretical hierarchy of needs, your next immediate problem might either be finding a meal to satiate your hunger—or it might be reaching out to new meetup groups to make more friends.
It might be heading out on date after date with OKCupid (true confessions: I spent two years going on first dates until I was so sick of first dates I finally gave up. Then I met this nerd on the internet.)
The good news is that whether the goal is to make more money, to discover your heart center, or to become a better writer—there are GREAT programs and guides out there to make it easier.
You don't have to do it all alone. The internet is filled with hundreds of resources to help you save time, make money, and come alive in your own life.
I've compiled a list of my favorite projects and programs into a brand-new resources page on my site. These are programs + resources that I love — and if you're in need of support in your business life, spiritual life, or writer's life, there are so many options for you to check out to support you in your adventures, explorations, and growth. Check 'em out, below.
(Also, if you're a New York or SF resident, I also have a few free share codes for Breather, Handybook, and Plateddown at the bottom). And lastly, if you're looking for a good book recommendation, hop over to my book list.
Otherwise, read on! The epic resource + event + spiritual program guide begins here:
resources :: to change your life
Satya Columbo — The Fire of Love Experience. A journey of spirit, flow, and practical magic for rebel souls. A monthly membership program focused on awakening the fire of your soul and adopting practices of centering into your core strength in order to support you in living the life of your highest calling. I'm delighted to be a featured speaker in the program this time around — and the deadline to join is August 1.
Seeing with new eyes — with Tara Mohr. Tara's got a new book coming out, Playing Big, that I can't wait to dive into — but she also has a few programs and words on her site that continue to speak to me. This short + sweet 15-day program focuses on "changing how we see and experience the lives we have, so that we experience more joy and contentment and vitality — without changing a thing on the outside." Perfect for a life-refresh or when you want to press the re-set button on your tired mental schemas.
The Desire Map. "The permission slip you've been waiting for." — a guide to creating goals with soul, and a renewed look at what we desire—and why that's the key to understanding how to get what we want. A beautiful program by the ultimate Fire Starter herself, Danielle LaPorte.
Listen to your instincts. What feels like the next right move?
The Fire Starter Sessions. Speaking of starting fires —this guide to creating success on your own terms, The Fire Starter Sessions reframes popular self-help and success concepts to cut through dull thinking and fear. Another fabulous find to dig into (and come back to over and over again) by Danielle LaPorte.
Wild Soul Movement with Liz Dialto. I have been blown away by the audacity and bravery of this woman. She keeps carving out her programs, processes and wisdom into further distillations of beauty, and this recent emergent program is knocking my socks off. Move. Nourish. Expand. I feel like she took the words right out of my mouth. Here's hoping she opens up a Fall Session.
The Empire Building Kit: How to build your own business in 365 days (and become an emperor, obviously). Includes one action-item to take each day to help you fight overwhelm and make progress—featuring simplified steps, smart tactics, and 15 bonus case studies of real entrepreneurs who made it work. From Chris Guillebeau and the Unconventional Guides series, this program gets you going.
resources :: to share your voice
Your Big Beautiful Book Plan. A book is always more than just a book. Much more. Writing a book could direct the course of your career for the rest of your life. It could lead to infinitely important connections, multiple revenue streams, spin off products, international relations. It could send more business your way. It could pay for a trip to Tahiti or just pay the rent. It could change one person’s life for the better. It could start a revolution. You need a plan. Danielle LaPorte and Linda Silverstein team up to create this book-making magical resource to guide you through the process of creating your own master plan. A digital program for people who want to get their word into the world — where it belongs.
How to Connect With Anyone, by Scott Dinsmore and Live Your Legend — The deepest gem of this online resource is the community that lives behind-the-scenes once you join the program. Looking to connect to your right people, and learn how to make it happen? Scott's resource explains why people are the key to your next business, program, or personal endeavor. Connecting with the right people means everything.
Make Money Freelance Writing. Another gem from the Unconventional Guides suite of resources, The Unconventional Guide to Freelance Writing is packed full of practical tools to help you grow your work from wherever you’re at— whether you’re a budding night-writer aspiring to land your first gig or an established wordsmith wanting to build their client base. Building a financially rewarding writing career or simply selling your words for supplemental income is possible, and the time to get started is today. You will write. You will be paid. You will be published.
Write Your Damn Book, by Paul Jarvis — this self-guided (and free!) email program that Paul Jarvis developed and I love it — it's super-short, with 13 actionable lessons and fewer than 5,000 words to get you from wanting to writing. I love the work Paul puts out in the world, and this one is a great self guided program!
Of course, The Writer's Workshop — now available as a self-guided program! This past summer, we put the finishing details on the Writer's Workshop, and it's now available as a self-guided program where you can access the lessons, lectures, audio + video recordings on your own schedule.
Accessing your inner soul is the most important work you can do. Writing is one way in.
resources :: to get smarter money-wise
Get Rich Slowly: The Master Your Money Toolkit. From the mastermind behind the blog Get Rich Slowly comes J.D. Roth's latest project: a money-makeover toolbox designed to help people leave debt behind, master their money, and achieve financial independence. Featuring a "Money Mondays," email series, 18 audio interviews with money experts, and a comprehensive "Be Your Own CFO" guidebook, this course collects wisdom from financial gurus Ramit Sethi, Pam Slim, Adam Baker, and more.
Designed to Sell. Ever wonder what it takes to shape an idea into a best-selling business or product? This project is designed specifically for artists, designers, crafters, and anyone with a dream of making something to sell. This collection goes behind-the-scenes to show you how to create, design, and launch your project—and how to make it sell.
experiences :: live events, conferences, and retreats
Replenishing your soul and restoring your faith in community are not indulgences. They are necessities.
Yoga retreat getaway August 8—10: If you're in the NYC area, join some of my favorite yoga teachers, Aaron Angel, Keely Angel, and James Fideler for a 3-day weekend retreat full of music, movement, yoga, and delicious food.
I'm teaching yoga! Saturday Yoga classes this August at ABHAYA in Brooklyn — if you're looking for a community class to join, I'm teaching some of my first classes at the gorgeous Abhaya Studio this August on select Saturday mornings! Join in on one of my community classes or pop in at one of the other time slots (and let me know if you're coming by so I can say hi).
Speak Like A Pro virtual conference with Jenny Blake and En*theos. A free virtual conference held August 25—29, Jenny will be holding 25 compelling conversations with authors, TED speakers and the world’s leading experts on influence and behavior change.
The Freedom Immersion with Kate and Mike WATTS! Check out this fantabulous newly married couple and dig in for a weekend of freedom October 3rd through 5th — in money, life, and business. Head up to Maine for a private weekend with Kate and Mike and a deep-dive into your business. It's a mastermind with giggles, gorgeous views, and two fabulous souls. Yes, please.
October 11th — hold the date — Hannah Marcotti and I are making something special happen up in her Loft. It's happening. Rumor is true! Details are coming later this month. So far this is what we've got:
In her skin: a workshop about pleasure & the rise of your sexual self — Join Hannah again at the Loft in November as she and Mara Glatzel host a two-day event focused on conversation, visioning, and truth-telling. A weekend dedicated to your sensuality, your pleasure, and "stoking your internal fire to cultivate the language of your intentions and awakenings."
daily pleasures :: breathing space + other coupons
Last but not least, if you want to try any of the following deals, I've tried 'em and love them:
- Curious to try out Breather in NYC? I've got a special code that gives friends one free hour (click here to try it out).
- Want to learn how to cook? Plated has been lovely, and I believe my referral code gets folks 2 free plates. They send you dinner ingredients in a box, with a recipe, and you cook it up. So far, I've made Shakshuka, Grilled Halibut and a delicious Frisee salad — it's been awesome!
- My Handybook discount gets you $25 off your first cleaning — and yes, I get $25 back, too. Enjoy the discount code SARAH6801 and pass it on!
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Also: curating these resources, book lists, and program reviews has taken me hundreds of hours of my time. Some of the links here are affiliate links—meaning that I can get paid if you end up buying something from my recommendation. I never share things I don't personally love, and if you want, you can always search for the product independently from my recommendations. If you do buy from my link, warm internet hugs to you because it means that I can keep doing the dorky things I do and make more of my work in the world.
Here's to connecting your bright self to the right community + program to build your work in the world.