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Written by Susie Herrick and Elle Luna

We are at a juncture where we need women’s voices, women’s intelligence, women’s compassion, and women’s courage to help us navigate the difficult challenges that our species and our planet face. It is our deepest hope that these excerpts from our forthcoming book will guide you to the center of your Feminine Power, which has the potential to positively impact the world beyond our wildest imaginings.

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Whether we realize it or not, we define ourselves through stories. Understanding your own story is the key to understanding yourself, your world, and your capacity to act within that world.

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For women, much of our early collective education resides in the fairy tale. It is as though each of us is given a recipe that shows us what to do to create a successful life, as well as how to behave if we want to find our own happily ever after.

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In the classic fairy tale “Cinderella,” a beloved daughter is orphaned, adopted, and turned into an indentured servant while everyone else gets to go to the ball. With the help of a fairy godmother, a dress, and a famous pair of shoes, Cinderella goes to the ball and is so beautiful that the handsome young prince falls in love with her. Despite the jealousy of her stepmother and stepsisters, Cinderella gets the prince, becomes a princess, and is lifted out of her painful life of manual labor. …

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Welcome to the official spot for all things related to #The100DayProject! Unsure what the project is all about? Well…

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Sign up for the newsletter here. In it, you will get weekly prompts to encourage you as you go. This year’s project kicks off Tuesday, April 4, 2017!

Want to play? Here’s how!

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This is a story about two roads — Should and Must. It’s a pep talk for anyone who’s chosen Should for far too long — months, years, maybe a lifetime — and feels like it’s about time they gave Must a shot

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There are two paths in life: Should and Must. We arrive at this crossroads over and over again. And each time, we get to choose.

Over the past year I’ve chosen Must again and again. And it was petrifying. And at times it was dark. But I would never, ever, trade this past year for anything. This essay is my three biggest takeaways from the experience. It’s for anyone who is thinking of making the jump from Should to Must. Anyone looking to follow the energy deep within their chest but aren’t quite sure how.

Should is how others want us to show up in the world — how we’re supposed to think, what we ought to say, what we should or shouldn’t do. It’s the vast array of expectations that others layer upon us. When we choose Should the journey is smooth, the risk is small. …

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