A hands-on guide for designing a passionate, meaningful life that benefits you and the whole planet * Provides reflective visioning exercises and practical tools to help you examine your life as it is, the influences of your past, and the future you envision for yourself * Supports you to consciously weed out the thoughts and activities that get in the way of your authenticity and resonant heart * Helps you gain clarity in how to contribute more fully to a thriving regenerative future for both yourself and our world through your choices and actions When we choose to live more consciously, we benefit not only ourselves but all of life. In these turbulent times of transition and healing, women in particular are being called to reevaluate their lives and redirect their passion and actions toward purpose and meaning. By consciously redesigning our lives, we can reclaim our life force, connect more deeply with Nature and all life, and bring positive change to the world around us. Thus we become the true sovereign of our lives. Life Design for Women engages you in a simple, reflective visioning process to help you redesign your life to be more satisfying, meaningful, and aligned with your goals. Step by step, you will examine your life as it is, the influences of your past, and the future you envision for yourself. You will survey the domains of your life--from how you create "home" to your relationships with loved ones, food, your body, the Earth, and even Death. Applying the regenerative principles of sustainability to life design, author Ariane Burgess provides reflective exercises and practical tools to help you examine each of these domains, engage with natural systems, honor the feminine life force, and design your future. She shows how deep work in these areas gives you the resources needed to cut ties with the past and redirect your energy and passion toward your authentic purpose. You will learn to consciously weed out the thoughts and activities that get in the way of your resonant heart, take full responsibility for being the creator of your experiences, and make decisions that nurture your authentic self, rather than living your life through the dreams and fears of others. With this hands-on guide, you can reclaim your power through the Life Design process and choose to live more consciously. Gaining clarity on how you want to be, you bring well-being into your life and become a force for positive change, contributing to a thriving, regenerative future for life on Earth.
Introduction PART 1. IN THE BEGINNING 1. Context Matters 2. Models in Support of a Regenerative Approach 3. Women Are the Future PART 2. GATHERING TOOLS 4. Why Life Design? 5. The Realms and Domains 6. The Life Design Process 7. Tools to Apply along the Way PART 3. LIFE DESIGN: DIVING INTO YOUR DOMAINS 8. Observe and Reflect Core Realm Nature Death Well-Being Realm Nourish Embody Express Presence Immerse Play Create Adorn Homestead Realm Home Stuff Digital Transport Land Affection Realm Family Friends Intimate Companion Exchange Realm Livelihood Money Community 9. Envision 10. Define Afterword Resources Realms and Domains The Life Design Process Exercises Bibliography Illustration Credits Acknowledgments About the Author