Remedies For Discouragement

Being true to yourself is not always easy. For fear of not being accepted, we tailor our personality, mince our words, and carve our opinions to fit in. It takes courage to be real… and it takes stamina because if you want the best out of life, it will demand the best of you, time and time again.

When you choose to be real, there will likely be tough choices and 11th hour changes. There will be misunderstandings, uncomfortable silences, and sometimes, there will be isolation.

When do you feel like giving up? What discourages you, or tempts you to doubt that sweetness is on the way? Now, write down three remedies for discouragement… lunch with your best friend; a visit to church; dusting off your diplomas, re-reading a love letter, swimming twenty laps; warm soup eaten in silence.

My three most regularly practiced remedies for discouragement:
1. Call Candis. She will say something so country-wise and lovely that I’ll either laugh or cry, and either outcome is great.
2. Rose hip clay face masks, preferably Eminence. Sometimes exfoliating your face also takes the slough off your spirit.
3. Review my body of work (go back to grade school stories if I have to) and remember that I have an agent who’s waiting for me to deliver.
4. Bonus remedy: I read some Abraham Hicks. It’s the ultimate woo woo that is usually bang on with my cosmic sensibilities. The basic message: you are exactly where you are supposed to be and all is well. Have fun.

Now practice just one of your remedies this week to keep your stamina strong. A little preventive soul love is mighty powerful.




Danielle LaPorte is the outspoken creator of The Desire Map, author of The Fire Starter Sessions (Random House/Crown), co-creator of Your Big Beautiful Book Plan and soon-to-be publisher of DANIELLE Magazine, launching in early 2014. An inspirational speaker, former think tank exec and business strategist, she writes weekly at, where over a million visitors have gone for her straight-up advice — a site that’s been deemed “the best place on-line for kick-ass spirituality,” and was named one of the “Top 100 Websites for Women” by Forbes.

You can also find her on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter @daniellelaporte.

  • Eira Kynthia

    Danielle, your words about “life demanding the best out of you” are so true. To bring the full YOU and ALL of YOU, in a pure authenticity, is a purposeful, dogmatic endeavor. When my only child of 23 years, who was training in the B.U.D.D.S. program, passed from this realm to the spirit realm my life as I knew it died with him. Now I seek a higher purpose so as to not only bring me joy, I wish to bring him joy as well. I wrote a book, and as I am not of the corporate world and not known to anyone that can assist me in promoting the movement that I know the book has the potential and strong probability for, I struggle to create the legacy I wish to bring to fruition for the betterment of mankind. Your words are encouragement and truth. Thank you!
    Eira Ashling Kynthia

    • Samantha

      Hi Eira, I have read your post and I just want to wish you well on your journey. I want to know more about your book. I, as well, struggle to create a legacy which will transform lives. You are not alone. Peace and blessings.

      • Samantha

        Eira, I just looked through your website. How profund!! I have been waiting for the day when a woman writes a book like this!! Love it, will definitely buy it asap!! Lets keep in touch.

    • The Daily Love

      Thank you for sharing your story, Eira. We appreciate your honesty immensely. We’re wishing you the absolute best in bringing both you and your son joy. -Team TDL

  • Lisa Bova

    Danielle, thank you. I just started my IIN immersion program and loved your talk! It was inspiring. I am a huge fan of Abraham and Esther Hicks and many times put my music on shuffle and almost always I will hear a recording of one of their seminars that is exactly what I need to hear! I have a friend like yours too! Thank god for someone who listens, gives advice and can be there for you. One I would like to add is getting out in nature. For me a hike, mountain bike ride, skiing or other activity gets me out of my own head and able to receive.

    • The Daily Love

      We are so glad you can turn to these things when you need them, Lisa 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing! -Team TDL