Friday, April 26, 2013

Scared of listening to your intuition? Don't be.

This morning I had the pleasure of being interviewed on BCTV to talk about living in the Sweet Spot and how creating The Desha Show on BCTV has opened up doors for me that I could never have imagined. Less than three years ago I was struggling with that never ended esoteric question, "What should I be doing with this fine life of mine" but really it was probably phrased more like, "What the HELL am I doing???"

How cute is Roland at BCTV?
I love my day job as the Director of Career Development at Marlboro College because I get to help people with this question daily. I encourage students to get in touch with their intuition and explore fields they might be interested in. Then it occurred to me, maybe I should take my own advice. I had this dream of doing something creative... but WHAT?

I'd dabbled in ceramics, knitting, Chinese brush painting, sewing, photography and more.  I loved home decor, fashion, art, travel and inspirational stories but couldn't see how to pull all my passions into one thing. Until a fateful day when I went to see Patti at Silvermoon and through some heart opening conversations I came to the realization that I should start a TV show. But, seriously, who starts a TV show in Brattleboro, Vermont? Shouldn't you be in LA or NY or something? And I admit, I was sort of like... what's the point?  But you know what, I didn't let my ego get the best of me. I did it anyway. I produced 7 shows with the amazing support of BCTV and it's opened up so many amazing opportunities for me.

Besides making new friends and being inspired by their Sweet Spot Stories (like author Suzanne Kingsbury from my very 1st episode!) , I've also won an award for best series, hosted several large scale Red Carpet events, and now.... I am writing my first published book- the working title is Sweet Spot Style: Creating the style you crave on  a budget you can afford. I never dreamed of having my own show or writing a home decor book, it's so perfect for me that I can barely believe it's real.
But it is.

A huge thanks to Patti for helping me tap into my own intuition and following it. And thanks to BCTV, because I never would have created The Desha Show without you.

Are you struggling with making your dreams come true? Are you scared to listen to your intuition? What can you do TODAY to get closer to your Sweet Spot? I'd love to hear your story in the comments below.

xo Desha

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Ethno Boho Glam Inspiration

I've been a bit absent from this space and not because I don't love you, but because it's spring and along with it comes this deep desire for transformation, both in my personal life and in my home. I've completely immersed myself into Marie Forleo's amazing B-School for women who are creating the life and business they love and I'm experiencing a big learning curve, but it's all good stuff. The dreamy side of me is calling for attention so I've been making inspiration boards like the one above. These images came from my Pinterest board called Inspiration for Ethnic Boho Glam Girl's Room. Instead of shades of pink and purple in my girl's room, I wanted to help her create a magical, glamorous (yet COZY) space. Think Indian Princess meets Bohemian Gypsy Peasant.

I've already found many of the pieces you see above and I'm having our yucky old love seat recovered to look just like the one you see above. I'm using painter's drop cloths because they are durable, affordable and sustainable. Nice combo, right? Did I mention, washable? That, too.

Oh yes, and then there's the French Doors.
I'll keep you posted.

Do you have spring fever? What projects are keeping you inspired? I'd love to hear in the comments below!
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