Want to Geek Out? Go Ahead.

There are pieces of me that true embrace the “geek” culture.  I despise that label though because I think you really ought to just embrace what you like and forget about all the labeling, the need to identify and the bull around identifying as a “hipster geek” or whatever label you choose.

If you want to watch Doctor Who, Red Dwarf or Star Wars come on over to my apartment anytime. And I don’t care if you can recite dialogue, wear your best scarf or have a Luke tattoo, or not.  Just come an enjoy it because you do.

I wonder at the insanity of being “a fan” and am fascinated by how that has exploded in this day and age of being able to see and share everything.

And we do see and share everything don’t we?  I know more about the story lines of shows that I have never watched than I care to: It would appear something startling happened on Grey’s Anatomy relatively recently?

Without waxing poetic for pages and paragraphs, my message here is simple, enjoy what you enjoy and don’t worry about whether it is cool or not.

And if you don’t publicly follow any geek culture, sport or sports team, political sphere culture or anything else and just care to observe and investigate on the down low, go for it.

Maybe that means you want to deck yourself out in all kinds of in your fave memorabilia, maybe you don’t.  Maybe it means you just like it and enjoy the entertainment.

Anyway, for those that like to collect publicly or privately, today is Star Wars day on Amazon.  In honor of the movie still a ways off in the release, we get to promote the heck out of merchandise now.  Do any of you remember the days of the merchandise coming out after the movie?  Or at least in parallel?

With a shake of my head and a nod to my frugal nature, I want to tell you to check out the savings on some fun stuff. If you need gear, check it out.  If you want gear check it out.

If you want to comment on the irony of my promoting buying stuff on the same sentence as the word frugal, go ahead. But in any case, be you and own being you – publicly, privately, anyway you want.

Have You Heard about The Art of Living Dangerously?

A few years back I started something I didn’t yet have a name for and I didn’t care to name.  It was referred to generically as my new life. I have since learned that I was learning the Art of Living Dangerously.  And I want to share it with anyone who is looking for a new direction in life, the how for their big vision, or know that there is just something more for them and really truly want to figure out what that is and how to get it.

I have been there, I get it and I want to partner with you to move through it and start being the person you know you are.

 What if you enrolled in an un-program?

An experience specifically created to expose you to a wide variety of techniques and approaches where you can choose what works and ignore the rest.  What if you had an experience that assumed you were smart enough to apply what you need most or at least be willing to try?

The Art of Living Dangerously is that Un-program.

It is about experiencing tools and techniques and then using them to create the life you want. That’s right, this is about the life you want to create –nothing less.

I’ll partner with you to confront the limiting beliefs you hold inside blocking you from stepping into the life you intellectually know and understand you can have, but are not sure how to achieve.

Whether you know what you want and are not sure how to get there or you fall into the other category of not knowing what you want, but ready to do what it takes to find it and be it, The Art of Living Dangerously experience will co-create it.

Allow me to be upfront with you – it is an investment.  You’ll need to truly commit to this creative process and it requires a correlating resource investment.  So yes, as I have done with my coaches over the years, you also need to put your most precious resources of time, money and energy on the line for yourself.

Feeling brave and ready to take the deep breath and the step?

Go ahead and click on this link to learn more about the program and the investment and how to see if you are a candidate for one of the first five people I am willing to run this program with.

This is new, I don’t have it on my website yet, you can only get information via this link.  If it isn’t for you, cool. But if you know someone it is for – share it.

Other ways to learn more about The Art of Living Dangerously:

1. Sign on for my monthly virtual series where each month I will share a tool, technique or interview about the Art of Living Dangerously.  Do that here

2. Follow my Blog

3. Follow me on Social Media: on my website, click the links at the top of the page (or here’s a hint: they are in my bio at the bottom of this note!)

4. Schedule a Confusion to Clarity Strategy Session and get 30 minutes of my undivided attention for zero of your dollars.

5. Stop by my website and grab the complimentary tools I have for you to explore.  More are coming in the next few weeks!

6. If you are in the Cedar Rapids Iowa Area, join me for a workshop I am hosting at Illuminations Healing Arts Center on May 18 from 6:30 -8:30p for a mere $25 per person.  Register by clicking over to their website www.illuminationshealingarts.com then click on scheduling.

177Jennifer Murphy is the universe’s foremost proponent of The Art of Living Dangerously sharing it through her partnerships with people who want to live as themselves, her glass art, writing and single parenting a pretty amazing 8 year old soccer player.

Headlines For Articles I am Compelled to Write

How many times have you come across a situation, whether you are enmeshed in it or not, and thought “wow, that would be a great blog/tweet/Facebook post/whatever” .

My partner and I do this all the time.  Most of the time, the thoughts go no further than our exchanges and we decide not to post them out of respect for the situation/person/ experience.

But there are a few that we have been developing lately that simply must be written.

Here are a few:

“When one door closes, another one opens”…and other spiritual platitudes that suck.

How your alter ego is definitely not a much cooler version of you – you are simply delusional

 500 million ways it is way more important to eat good food than look cool shopping for it

Your coffee sucks, fix it

Yes, ironing everything in your closet will solve your problems

Awake with the Rain

Dumb people have Data too

We have broken the Coca-Cola code

Just stop everything you are doing and try again

15 superficial indicators that you are completely fake

Your 24 hours are just as important as mine…and vice versa

There are 365 shopping days in a year, what are you shopping for? 

 5 Ways Healing Work alone won’t solve your issues

At their core, all of these articles are about knowing your own story. When you know own story, you are able to consciously process why you are reacting the way that you are to a given situation.

“Know Your Story” is principle number 6 of the 13 Principles of the Art of Living Dangerously that I recently developed and am expanding into a e-book followed by a full length book now.  The Art of Living Dangerously is a lifestyle philosophy centered on releasing the “expected life” and living the life you feel called to live.

I look forward to sharing more with you. And if any of these titles call to you – chime in and I will get going on it!

Jennifer Murphy is the universe’s foremost promoter of The Art of Living Dangerously, a lifestyle centered approach to pursuing your purpose and releasing the “expectations” of anything but your truth.  She personifies this in her partnering with others who want to walk this path, her work as a glass artist and her writing as she parents the most phenomenal 8 year old soccer player in the universe.