258: How to be loving – with Danielle LaPorte (PART ONE)

By September 27, 2022The Simplifiers Podcast

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Today (I dare say) we are talking about the single-most important topic that we’ve covered on the podcast to date… Love. Divine Love. How to be loving… not only to others but equally to yourself. I mean, it’s the eternal life force and energy source at the root of all existence, right? So let’s talk about it.

My special guest today is Danielle LaPorte and she’s simplifying how to be loving.  She believes that “Love is not a feeling or an emotion, but rather a state of consciousness.” It’s the glue that connects us all together collectively… In fact, we are never (really) alone or separated from Source. 

And I have to say, this gentle, countercultural approach to living your life is not what you hear normally… to truly realize that you aren’t broken or need fixing or needing to buy more stuff to feel Loved. As D puts it, “What would change if you saw yourself––and others, through a Loving gaze? Everything. Everything would change.”

Here’s how.


My special guest today is Danielle LaPorte and she is simplifying how to be loving.

We tackle and simplify all aspects of it, including:

  • How she simplified her life over the last few years to clear the way and find her way home to Love
  • What it means (to her) to lead a “heart-centered life and how to have self-compassion
  • Where her belief systems have evolved from writing “The Desire Map” to where she is now, focused on embodiment
  • Why she sees healing as a non-linear process, especially as it relates to forgiveness
  • …and ultimately, how to trust the heart intelligence of Love (rather than fixating on a guru) to make wise decisions, calm your nervous system, and experience greater peace.

All this month, we focused on the theme of “Refresh,” helping you bring in a new energy and make positive changes in your work or life. Today is a fresh start and a new beginning.

Your 1000 daily choices will help you get there. 

We explored what that meant on every level this month, both personally and professionally.  Make sure to go back and listen to the other episodes this month for the full experience of expansion.

As always, ping me over on Instagram @thesimplifiers – and tell me your thoughts:

  • What new ideas did this conversation spark for you? 
  • What does Love mean to you?

Share this episode with a friend and discuss it together.  The accountability found in just one trusted friend or colleague is immeasurable in helping you make forward progress.

You can do it, I believe in you… it’s time to simplify!

Q: Are you ready to learn how to be (more) loving? If yes, this one is for you.

It’s time to #DoTheThing

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My challenge for you this week:

How are you going to take what you’ve learned in today’s episode and try to be (more) loving this week? What’s one thing you’ll do differently? Share it with me, privately or publicly. Snap a photo of you doing the thing, and tag @thesimplifiers on Instagram for added accountability and support!

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About Danielle LaPorte

Danielle LaPorte – She is a 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.” The former director of a future studies think tank in Washington, DC, where she managed a team creating global scenarios. She now speaks about the intelligence of the heart.

Her most recent book, How To Be Loving… when your heart is breaking open and the world is waking up, is also an audiobook + eBook, with a companion deck and journal. Danielle is also the author of The Fire Starter Sessions, The Desire Map, White Hot Truth, and producer of dozens of meditation kits and online programs for spiritual support.

Danielle is the creator of the Heart Centered Membership and the Heart Centered Leadership Program with 400+ leaders in 30 countries hosting conversation circles, retreats, and workshops in all kinds of communities and businesses.

Where Danielle hangs out online:

Website: DanielleLaPorte.com

Instagram: @DanielleLaPorte

Twitter: @DanielleLaPorte

Pinterest: @DanielleLaPorte

Facebook: @Danielle.LaPorte.Inc

Danielle’s vote for the perfect guest on The Simplifiers Podcast:

…you’ll just have to wait and see in PART TWO of this conversation!

Danielle LaPorte

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