About Alexandra Franzen

THIS Is What’s Possible!

You tried. Really gave it a shot. Struggled & strived. But you’re convinced, now: it’s not possible. This whole designing your ideal life & business thing. This whole making art and filling your bank account thing. This whole joy & success & abundance & inspiration & waking up THRILLED to create, serve & thrive thing…. Continue Reading →

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A Gratitude Note To The Person Who Hurt Me Most!

This is the story of the person who hurt me most. And how I forgave — well, am forgiving — him. Right now. With these words. We met at a hip coffee shop — the kind where aspiring painters, designers + scribes converge to master the art of highly-caffeinated procrastination. He leaned over my laptop… Continue Reading →

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Terrified Of Missing Out? (Me, Too.) 31 Mantras For Me – And You!

FOMO = Fear Of Missing Out. It’s a serious cultural crisis — and it’s reflected in the way we eat (with cellphones blinking), sleep (with our laptops, nestled into the covers like digital lovers), work (with our inboxes & Twitter feeds open, at all times), commit (or rather, over-commit), and play (with one eye perpetually… Continue Reading →

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‘Happy Break-Up To Us!’ How I’m Learning To End My Relationship On A High Note

“May all beings everywhere be happy and be free.” —Traditional Yogi Mantra I’m writing these words with tears in my eyes and knots in my gut … … and yet, I’m happy. Not cartwheels-in-the-daffodils happy. Certainly not singing-in-the-rain happy. It’s a new flavor of happiness I’ve never known before — like the final sip of… Continue Reading →

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How To Attract People You Can Count On — In Life, Love & Business!

I aspire to be the kind of person that Mr. Rogers would be proud of. The kind of person who gets dressed up — and shows up. The kind of person that friends feel comfortable calling at 4am, with a genuine crisis. The kind of person who never (ever!) cancels a commitment at the last… Continue Reading →

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30 Mini-Love Notes! (Copy & Paste. Text & Tweet. Kiss & Tell.)

We all have a fundamental need to be seen, heard & appreciated. Yet all too often, we forget to say “I see you,” “I hear you,” and “I love you” to the people around us. Or nestled in a duvet cover, right next to us. Consider this your official reminder. Here are 30 tweetable /… Continue Reading →

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Devotion, Stardust & The Rewards Of Showing Up: 3 Lessons From 12 Years Of Yoga!

  I’ve been practicing yoga — with varying degrees of devotion — for over 12 years. Or in other words, since I was 15-years-old. I wish I could tell you that I ‘discovered’ yoga in a dizzy haze of bliss, at a mountain-top reggae festival, with a gaggle of sun-kissed friends & the guidance of… Continue Reading →

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