17 Responses to “Get Simple and Then Get Everything You Desire”


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  1. Jori

    I too am a “mapper” and a long time devotee of Danielle LaPorte–all the way back from her Style Statement days.

    My CDFs are… Engaged, Generous, Light, Generous, Treasured

  2. I’m so glad you wrote about your desire mapping process, Courtney. I have some conflicted feelings about focusing on desire so it’s good to see how it’s helping you. I think life is about more than my personal desires, but maybe that IS one of my personal desires. :) I’m thrilled you found even more clarity and feel empowered to bring even more goodness to yourself and the world.

    • Courtney Carver

      I totally agree Sandra. Life is about so much more, but these Core Desired Feelings are little gateways to the bigger picture. They bring me closer to what I value/believe/trust.

  3. Elisabeth Olds

    I’m working through The Desire Map right now and it’s amazing!! I agree that it’s a much broader view of making space and bringing good things into my life. So glad you wrote about your process. It’s really helpful and great to see how you’ve decided to put yours into action.

  4. Thanks for sharing your journey with Desire mapping Courtney. I’m just going through the same process. Seems to me it’s about JOY – and knowing what we most desire leads to us being more of who we are and joy for all. So many delicious words to ponder and feel into. I have some of them – and they are already allowing me to feel more spacious and at peace – which has to be a good thing for me and the world!

  5. Jennifer

    I’m one who “followed” her last year and bought the book this year. I read a little bit of it every day (after devouring it in one day when it first arrived) to keep me motivated. I love love this book and love love the way she writes. It has totally changed the way I look at myself and my life – for the better.

  6. Courtney – I really resonated with everything you said. When I discovered The Desire Map last month, it totally rocked my world! I’ve been telling EVERYONE about it. My CDF’s are Abundance, Connection, Delight, Ease and Radiance. Some of the things I’m going to be doing: building my life coaching business, daily yoga practice, meet lots of new people, travel back east to visit family, write my gratitudes down every day, take lots of pictures with my iPhone and learn new ways to edit them….
    Thanks so much for sharing!

  7. Oh my. I bought DM last year but didn’t have the time to give to it. I picked it up again yesterday. This evening I have already planned to work through the first section.

  8. Ok this is the 5th or 6th time I’ve encountered Desire Maps in the past 3 weeks or so. Hmmm…maybe the universe is trying to tell me something?

  9. Rose Cole

    I am going to have to look into this! I have been sort of doing this on my own as a part of my yoga practice but I can see there is potential to delve deeper. I find that expressing gratitude each and every day makes a difference in the way you relate to the world and in turn you have inner peace and serenity. Wow, as you can see it snowballs: Gratitude to peace, peace to serenity!
    As always, Courtney you make my day! As I have mentioned before I am recovering from a stroke and I am literally doing a “make over” of my life and what I want it to be. Your posts have been vital in helping me along the way and I thank you!

  10. Thank you so much Courtney. I have been traveling along this path on my own but am going to look into this.
    I agree with Vicky- one of my CDF’s is already Joy. My good things book at the end of the day brings me joy.

  11. Courtney I just LOVE the CDF of “Light.” Brilliant! I love how that word encompasses so many things. I wish I would have thought of it when compiling my list of CDFs! Two of my CDFs are the same as yours: Joy and Free. Definitely your website supports both those CDFs.

    Thank you for sharing!

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