Happy Thursday everyone. What a week it has been!
On Tuesday evening I was at District 28 Bistro for the launch of Lori Harder’s book, A Tribe Called Bliss.
In case you are unaware, Lori Harder is an entrepreneur, fitness model, competitor and personal trainer. She is the founder of The Bliss Project, an annual retreat for women and hosts the Earn Your Happy Podcast, which I featured back in April in my list of favourite podcasts. Her weekly discussions keep me grounded and inspire me to be the best version of myself possible. As soon as I found out about her tour, I immediately purchased tickets (good thing too: the event was sold out).
I had never been to an event like this before. District 28 is a really cool facility that houses two production studios, a screening room, an event space and a bistro. Immediately upon arrival we were warmly greeted by Lori’s team and we received two copies of the book (one for yourself and one to pass along to a friend). There was something truly magical about being in an audience with like-minded women, all of who were seeking some inspiration for themselves and each other. I brought my friend Sandy, who has been an important part of my health journey.
A Tribe Called Bliss is all about finding and creating a tribe of deeply connected friends. Touching on her own experiences of loss, loneliness and anxiety, Lori describes the lessons she learned from loss, loneliness and anxiety while trying to pursue her career. In spite of these challenges, she has channeled her pain into helping other women. Lori explains her definition of a tribe, how to find your own tribe and the seven sacred agreements to follow once you are in one. Throughout the book, Lori offers tools, assignments and exercises to help women develop self-awareness and mindfulness, both of which play an important role in achieving a lifetime of bliss.
While I’ve completed the first section of the book, I’m waiting to go further because I want to be able to follow Lori’s step-by-step approach and do the exercises as intended, with a tribe. That being said, I’m amazed at how A Tribe Called Bliss is challenging my negative thoughts and fears about female friendships. I still have some open wounds and they have been holding me back. It’s time to let that shit go. And I can’t do it alone. I’m looking forward to changing the way I show up for others but I know a big part of that is being kinder to myself.
If you want to learn more about Lori, A Tribe Called Bliss and the Earn Your Happy Podcast, check out her page here. Please let me know what you think. Are you planning to read A Tribe Called Bliss? What does bliss look like for you? I love hearing from you so please comment below or get in touch!
Have a great weekend!