EP168: Danielle LaPorte on White Hot Truth
Today’s interview is one I know our community has been waiting a while for. Danielle LaPorte joins us to drop some White Hot Truth, which is both the title of her latest book AND simply the way she woman rolls. In this episode we got into seduction, magic, and navigating spiritual life in the 21st century. What it truly means to have teachers and how to cultivate discernment and sacred restraint. We laughed a lot and kept it real about ourselves, the “self help” industry, and the up and down swings of life. It’s juicy. Like the kind of juicy where you listen more than once. Enjoy!
About Danielle LaPorte:
Danielle LaPorte is an invited member of Oprah’s SuperSoul 100, a group who, in Oprah Winfrey’s words, “is uniquely connecting the world together with a spiritual energy that matters.”
She is author of White Hot Truth: Clarity for Keeping It Real on Your Spiritual Path from One Seeker to Another—from one seeker to another. The Fire Starter Sessions, and The Desire Map: A Guide to Creating Goals with Soul—the book that has been translated into 8 languages, evolved into a yearly day planner system, a top 10 iTunes app, and an international workshop program with licensed facilitators in 15 countries.
Named one of the “Top 100 Websites for Women” by Forbes, millions of visitors go to DanielleLaPorte.com every month for her daily #Truthbombs and what’s been called “the best place online for kickass spirituality.”
A speaker, a poet, a painter, and a former business strategist and Washington-DC think tank exec, Entrepreneur Magazine calls Danielle, “equal parts poet and entrepreneurial badass…edgy, contrarian…loving and inspired.” Her charities of choice are Eve Ensler’s VDay: a global movement to end violence against women and girls, and charity: water, setting out to bring safe drinking water to everyone in the world. She lives in Vancouver, BC with her favourite philosopher, her son.
You can find her @daniellelaporte and just about everywhere on social media.
In this episode, Danielle shares:
1. How restraint, discipline and temperance can be wild
2. Ditching the “gimmicks” and not taking shit in the name of being spiritual
3. Spiritual, mental and emotional foundations and practices and the role Western medicine plays in our modern culture
What You’ll Hear:
4:16 On positively wielding the power of womanhood
7:43 Dealing with the aftermath of something that was funky
13:48 Spiritual bypass + not everyone is your mirror
24:28 How people misuse desire
30:37 The cultural conversation on medication and depression
35:53 The responsibility of having a platform + sacred restraint
41:54 On haters and the not easy part of book writing
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