First, welcome to my blog 2.0. For the past three years, I wrote a blog from the perspective of student. I shared my journey, the highs and the lows, with anyone who was interested. Mainly, I wrote that blog for myself, partially because I just wanted to write and partially because I wanted to have a sort of journal I could look back at over the years to remind myself how far I’ve come.

One sunny day this past May while traveling in Los Angeles, I realized my life was changing. I was stepping into the role of teacher and advisor. And as I began building my Brand + Life Strategy business, I knew I needed to write from a perspective that aligned with my new vantage point.

The following is a quote my Martha Graham I have always loved:

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open … No artist is pleased. [There is] no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.”  

I refer to this quote often when I consult with clients because we are all artists and we are all creating our lives day by day. Driving around LA that day, I kept diving into this quote for some insight. The sentiment of the quote perfectly described the business I wanted to create. There had to be something in it that could sum up the purpose of my impending blog.

What would be my ultimate objective? How would I contribute and make a difference in other people’s lives? How could I teach people the lessons I’ve learned and will continue to learn? What have these lessons taught me anyway?

And then it literally hit me, in typical Oprah ahaha moment fashion. Lifeforce. The lessons I learned had reconnected me to my Lifeforce.

Thus this blog, Lifeforce Lessons, was born.

Your Lifeforce is the force or influence inside you that gives you your vitality and strength. You don’t have to find it because it’s already there. It is your spirit, your energy.

This blog is the place where I talk about my lessons and stories, and explore new ways to tap into your power and vitality.

After you read the posts, try to apply the stories and the lessons to your life. Considering the simple fact that our challenges as human beings are generally very similar, it is my hope that you will take away guidance and encouragement even if the circumstance I write about don’t exactly matches yours.

It’s time to get started.

One last thing:

The Lifeforce I refer to connects you back to your purpose. It also connects you to other people. One day, you wake up and you realize it’s been there all along. This is what people refer to when they talk about “magic.”

I’m so glad you found your way here. Feel free to reach out to me with comments, questions, or just to say hello at brooke@brookerothman.com. Happy reading!