It’s Here! 365 Ways to Connect with Your Soul

new cover 3dI can’t believe how excited I am to share this news with you! Our first collaborative book, 365 Ways to Connect with Your Soul, comes out today!

I’ve been writing about the soul for many years now – ever since I reconnected with my own and realized how much brighter my world was because of it.

As many of you know, I used to be completely skeptical to this sort of thing – I had closed myself off to all things that I couldn’t explain or see with my own eyes or touch with my own hands. It somehow felt safer that way. But my world also felt colder and darker and less filled with love and trust.

I didn’t want to feel that way. I wanted to feel light and free and open and trusting, and something deep inside told me that the road to this peace within was by reconnecting with my soul – my connection to all that is.

So I began listening to my soul – very slowly with skepticism, trepidation, and disbelief. I took the tiniest of steps at first – sort of feeling my way around with the plan that I could run back to safety if I needed to. I would slow down enough to hear my soul’s whispers and then act on them and see how things went. What I was surprised to find is that when I really paid attention to my soul and bravely moved through the fear that kept me from venturing into this new world, things just started to make sense. I found that my heart felt fuller. I found that love poured into my life in ways that I could never have imagined before.

My soul would say “crazy” things like:

Why don’t you try taking that leap into the unknown – towards a new job, new home, new relationship? Why don’t you see where it takes you? How about giving yourself permission to be happy and at peace? Why not allow yourself to ease into life rather than push through it? Your needs matter just as much as anyone else’s – take care of yourself and the love will flow out of you from that filled-up place. It’s okay if you show up in the world as yourself – authentically and exactly who you are. Be brave and let yourself be seen. Be brave and let yourself be loved – by others and also by yourself.

Because I listened to my soul, I met my husband, Dan, and allowed myself to love him and be loved by him. Because I listened to my soul, I allowed myself to leave a job that I hated and start my own business and become a full-time writer. Because I listened to my soul, I said goodbye to friendships that no longer filled me up and invited a loving circle of soul friends in. Because I listened to my soul, I opened my heart to love not just here in this physical world but also to universal love. Because I listened to my soul, I started this blog and put myself into the world in such a public way – believing that with my soul as my muse, we would be able to put so much love into the world. Because I listened to my soul, I gave myself permission to become the person I had always been but had somehow forgotton. Because I listened to my soul, I have come home. 

I wanted to create this book because I know how much my life has changed since reconnecting with my soul, and I wanted to give that gift to as many as I possibly could.

Putting this book together with Dan has been such a labor of love. We have held it close to our hearts for so long, and we feel like we’re giving birth to something so loving and so special. Over 200 contributors came together to help bring this book to life, and we’re all celebrating this huge moment with each of you today.

It’s our hope that it will be so helpful to you. If you’re feeling a bit disconnected from your soul and are looking for ways to plug back in, there are 365 of them in this book! If you’re already feeling connected and would like to deepen your connection or simply find a fun new way to connect, we’re certain you’ll find one (or many) in this book!

We are so grateful for all of the love that we’ve already received throughout this book’s journey, and we are thankful in advance for you to take it into your heart as well.

You can learn all about it and order your copy here!

Please order a copy for yourself and also some for your family and friends. It makes such a wonderful holiday gift!

Also, I would so appreciate it if you could help spread the love by sending out a Tweet or posting on Facebook about it today. Here’s a sample: How do YOU connect with your soul? This new book has 365 ways! Order now & get over 100 soulful gifts! #365soulbook

Thank you so much for all of your love and support with our new book! I’m so excited about it, and I can’t wait for you to read it and to hear your feedback!



P.S. – We’ve started a blog tour for our book where you can hear from the other authors, too! Please be sure to check out the other blogs from today:

Halfway Up the Mountain

Your Inspired Life

The Modern Goddess



Perfectly Imperfect Timing

Jodi Chapman on beachLike most of us, I have many dreams that I want to bring to life. I spend countless hours visualizing them coming to fruition, fully immersing myself in them, and living right smack in the center of them. When I go to sleep at night, I dream about them. And when I wake up in the morning, they are the first thing on my mind.

After  many, many years of one dream after the other, I pretty much have the whole dreaming part down by now.

However, I also have a huge side of me who loves to be safe and comfortable and live in the known. While my dreaming side is carefree and whimsical, this side is more practical, cautious, and thorough. This side wants things to be all lined up in neat little rows before I leap. It wants a big sign to appear, letting me know that it’s the absolute perfect time to bring this dream to life.

So what usually happens is that I constantly teeter between each side. I dream, dream, and dream. And then I question, pull back, and stay where I’m comfortable. And then I dream, dream, and dream some more. And again I question, pull back, and stay where I’m comfortable.

This usually goes on for a very long time – until eventually I get so fed up with this back and forth struggle that I leap anyway and pray that I’ll land on my feet.

I’ve been experiencing this so much over the past year. My husband and I went to the beach last summer to celebrate our anniversary. We both feel the most alive and the most ourselves when we’re near the ocean. When I am there, I feel like I can exhale more deeply than in any other place. I breathe life in and feel completely invigorated. When we came home, we promised ourselves that we would find a way – sooner rather than later – to move there full time.

We began researching where we wanted to go and immediately found the perfect spot. I printed out beach pictures from our trip and created a vision board that would remind me of our intention each day and inspire us to make it our reality. We began to go through our things – separating them into what we wanted to bring and what we wanted to donate. We began searching for a home and trusted that the perfect one would appear when the time was right. We were on track and completely in alignment with our dream, which felt so good.

But then life took over. We got busy with work. We rescued a dog who needed a ton of extra care and eventually found her a forever home. I became really ill and needed to lie down for much of the time. Our dream no longer seemed feasible – at least not for now. Our heads told us that that it was probably best to set this dream aside. So, with deflated hearts, we stopped packing and put away the travel brochures – knowing that the beach would be there when we were ready. And we got back into our everyday routine again, which now had a heaviness and darkness to it. I told myself that it was for the best and that it would just be too much right now to move. There was too much work to do and too much “life” to do – it wasn’t the right time.

So we started looking at the calendar to see when the right time would be. And we went month after month after month after month and realized that if we waited until the perfect time, we would never ever move (or reach any of our dreams). We were always going to be busy. We will always have books coming out and work that needs to be done or holidays to participate in or birthdays to celebrate or this or that and that and this through the end of time.

Wow. What a wake-up call this was.

There is never a perfect time to leap into your dream. 

Which means that every single moment is as good as any to take the leap. 

Most likely, the stars will not align in perfect order and give you a clear sign that the vortex has opened up and give you an hour/day/month/year when you should make your dream come true.

What will probably happen is your soul will continue to whisper that it’s time and let you know that you’re ready. What will probably happen is that you’ll get to a point where staying in your comfort zone will become more uncomfortable than leaping into the unknown. What will probably happen is that you’ll feel on a very deep level that, while it doesn’t make any kind of rational sense, you know that the time is now to bring your dream to life. You’ll know it. You’ll feel it. It will become such a part of you that you can hardly think of anything else.

When you reach this point, you won’t care what the calendar says or what’s on your schedule or what your friends think about it or what your mind says about it. When you reach this point, you will have reached the point of no return – you will have gained so much momentum that’s leading you toward your dream that there really is no turning back. You’ll have the universe, your spirit guides, the angels, and your soul all on your side – cheering you on and lovingly pushing you forward. You’ll be able to feel it – and slowly, all doubt and questioning and caution will disappear.

This is where I am right now with this move. My soul says that the time is near. And while my head still isn’t completely on board, I’ve learned to trust my soul when it is this emphatic. It hasn’t steered me wrong yet.

So, while the details aren’t worked out and while I have no idea what the specifics are, I do know this: sooner rather than later, I will be moving to the beach, and I will bring this dream to life.

And that excites me beyond anything I can imagine.

I invite you to open up some space for your own dreams as well – to remember that the timing may never seem perfect to your mind, but the time to leap toward your dreams is always exactly right within your soul.



new cover 3dP.S. – I’m so excited that our 365 Ways to Connect with Your Soul book is out! This is such a special book, and I can’t wait for you to read it! You can learn all about it (including seeing a preview of the 100+ gifts that you’ll receive when you order it) by clicking here!

Free Soul Clarity Message + 1/2 Off Holiday Sale!

***Thank you to everyone who participated! I’ll be back next month with more readings! ***

Happy November! It’s that time again where I’ll pull one Soul Clarity Card for each person who leaves a comment below!

I do this on the first day of every month, and it’s always so much fun to offer these messages straight from my soul to yours.


I’ll get to the readings soon, but first I wanted to tell you about our huge holiday sale!

Our Soulful Journals & Soul Clarity Cards are all 1/2 off through November 30th! 

Our journals are just $4.95 each (medium) and $7.50 each (large), and our Soul Clarity Cards are just $8.95 each! 

It’s a wonderful way to stock up on these soulful gifts for the holidays! They make such great presents!

Each Soulful Journal contains writing prompts – gentle, positive reminders that will inspire you to live your best life! With topics ranging from the law of attraction and gratitude to relationships and life transitions, you are sure to find one (or more) that speaks directly to you!

Here are our current Soulful Journals:

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And now for your free Soul Clarity reading! :)


The Soul Clarity Card deck includes 48 cards to help you get clarity on what your soul wants you to know. My soul speaks to me in concise phrases, and so these cards were created with that in mind. Each card contains a guided action for you to consider – something to help you live soulfully and mindfully.

I believe that the answers are always within us, but sometimes our light gets covered up by life – all of the to-dos and the shoulds and work and errands and hurt and anger and all sorts of gunk. And it can be hard to sift through all of that and find our way home – back to our soul. These cards are a tool to help you on your journey back home.

Each card contains words that your soul needs you to hear. And whichever card you choose will be exactly the one you need in that exact moment. That’s just how it works!

Here’s how it works: I’ll pull one card for anyone who leaves a comment at the end of the post by 11:59 pm pst today (11/1/15)! If your comment is posted before then, I promise I will pull a card for you. Each month when I open this up, I receive hundreds of requests, so please be patient with me. (If you happen to miss this deadline, please know that I’ll do it again on 12/1.)

All you have to write is “Yes, please!” or something similar. Please don’t feel that you need to share what you are looking to heal or what you would like guidance for. You are more than welcome to, but it’s not necessary. I know that this can be very personal, and your soul and the universe already know what you need. (If you are reading this via a reader or email, please click here to be taken to the post.)

A technical tip for you: To be able to find your comment and not receive a barrage of emails by subscribing to comments, you can go to the comments page and do a search for your name. (On a PC, you press the “control” button + the “f” button.) This makes it super easy to scroll to your name and your reading. :)

Big hug to each of you.

Please spread the love by sharing this on Facebook and Twitter!

P.S. – Be sure to head over to our Soulful Journals website and stock up on our journals and Soul Clarity Cards while they are 1/2 off! Click here to learn all about each one! :)


Presents from the Universe

When my husband and I were deciding what our next collaborative book title/topic would be, we quickly filled a list with fun ideas. Our hands flew across the page – trying to keep up with the thoughts that were flowing in. I was so happy with many of the topics, but none of them were jumping out. I said that maybe we should sit with them for a few days and see which one carried the most energy – trusting that one would become the frontrunner.

That is what happened, but (as is oftentimes the case) not exactly in the way I planned. A few days later, the word “grace” came into my consciousness and wouldn’t leave. It’s not a word that I had given much thought to before, to be completely honest, and it carried such energy with it that I knew it had to have come from my soul.

I kept hearing “moments of grace” in my head, and I soon realized that my soul was giving me our next book topic. It makes perfect sense, too, because this is how inspired ideas come – not from the head but from our heart and soul. Every book idea on our list came from our head, which was a great place to start. That brainstorming session opened the doors for me to hear my soul and receive its input – since I had gotten all of my own ideas out of the way, there was nothing left to clog up the divine flow.

Grace is one of those concepts that is beautifully abstract, not easily definable, and heavenly based. It’s one of those words that asks you to sit with it for a little while – to take it into your heart fully and allow it to flow through each part of you so that you can fully comprehend it – and even then, it holds such mystery.

To me, grace is synonymous with miracles. It’s evidence of our connection to our soul and to this magical world that we live in. It’s both the intangible feelings that we feel when we know that we aren’t ever really alone mixed with the tangible signs that we experience every single day. I define grace as presents from the universe that let us know how loved we are, how loving our world is, and how connected we are to all that is. It’s a word that’s filled with light and love.

Once the book title and topic was formed, I immediately began to think about some of the wonderful grace-filled moments that I’ve experienced throughout my life.

Some of them were huge:

  • meeting my husband two weeks after I prayed for him to come
  • being in a car crash that saved me from living a life without passion or purpose
  • communicating with loved ones on the other side – knowing that they are always with me
  • feeling with all of my being that someone/something is always near me – loving me and wanting the best for me
  • surrendering fully to God/the universe and immediately feeling light and free
  • listening to my intuition and later seeing how it saved me from going down a path that wouldn’t have felt right

And some of them were smaller, yet equally beautiful:

  • finding a feather or a penny exactly when I needed a sign from my loved ones
  • looking up at the sky and feeling immense awe and wonder for this vast world that we are part of
  • watching a butterfly land on my arm and then fly off onto a flower
  • feeling completely at peace – even for just a moment
  • waking up from a dream that felt so real and helped everything make sense again
  • looking into a loved one’s eyes and feeling completely seen
  • sitting on the ocean’s shore and feeling mesmerized by the powerful waves

Grace shows up in so many ways, and it’s up to each of us to be open to it and to experience these special moments when they arrive. They are constant, and I know that there’s so much happening that I can’t see or feel or hear or touch. But I also know that there is much that I can – that I do. And even just witnessing a tiny snippet of the grace-filled miracles that are happening all around me all of the time is enough to wake me up, to get me to pay attention, and to help me remember that we truly are all so, so blessed to be part of this world.

I would love to hear how grace shows up for you. We each experience it differently, and yet each experience is equally magical. If you would like to be part of our next book, please click here to learn all about it. There’s such special energy around sharing our experiences. They inspire each of us to stay open to our own grace-filled moments, which I just love.



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A Heartfelt Interview with Carol Tuttle from Dressing Your Truth!


I absolutely love the Soulful Shout Out series here on Soul Speak! I get to highlight and introduce you to beautiful people and their wonderful offerings!

meet carolCarol-TuttleLast fall, I was introduced to Carol Tuttle’s work and immediately felt a soul connection. The more I learned about her and all of the goodness that she was putting into the world, the more inspired I became.

If you’re just meeting Carol for the first time, I’m so happy to introduce you to her! For over 20 years, Carol has supported thousands of people in living their truth through her many books, courses, workshops, and media appearances. She is the creator of the Dressing Your Truth® beauty makeover system and the Energy Profiling® system, and is the bestselling author of several books, including Remembering Wholeness, It’s Just My Nature, and The Child Whisperer.

I had the opportunity to take her Dressing Your Truth® course last year, and it completely changed my life! (You can read about my experience here.)

Carol is offering her Beauty Profiling® course for everyone for free, which I’ll share more about soon. But for now, I’m so happy to share our soulful interview with you!

Welcome to Soul Speak, Carol! I’m honored that we’re sharing this time together. You’ve already made such an impact in my life, which I’m truly grateful for. While I love all of the products that you’ve created, what I love even more is that I can feel your heart and soul in each of them. I can see that you are living your soul’s purpose, which is so inspiring! For those who are just meeting you, I would love for you to share a bit about how your current life came to be. Was there a particular moment when you decided to take the leap and start your own company, or was it more of a gradual thing? Did any fears pop up along the way? And if so, how were you able to keep moving forward?

Thank you, Jodi,  I appreciate your kind introduction.  My journey of healing started when I was in my late 20s as a young mother of 4 small children.  I was suffering from chronic depression and undiagnosed PTSD from having grown up in an abusive and traumatic family environment.  I started my path to healing to save my children from the wounding of a dysfunctional mother.  That led me to want to help others who had also been let down from mediocre results from traditional methods of therapy.  After an answer to a very heartfelt prayer and seeking God’s guidance, I was led to enter the world of energy healing and become trained in several modalities, which lead me to start my energy healing private practice in 1995.  The internet wasn’t widely used at that time, so I could not foresee where I am now, but I can say that I have been lead each step of the way to build my business, not knowing how it was going to look in the future.

In your Dressing Your Truth book, you share about your own journey with growing up and not feeling comfortable with how you looked (something most of us can relate to). You wrote that you were trying to fit into someone else’s idea of what beauty was, rather than allowing it to flow from the inside out. This is what I love so much about what you do: you start with the soul and our inner beauty – making sure that we’re embracing ourselves from a grounded, loving place. And from there, we can learn which beauty type we are and allow ourselves to honor that fully and love our outer beauty, too. I would love for you to share some of your own journey with learning to love yourself – from the inside out.

Knowing my energy Type as a Type 3 rich, dynamic woman has been life changing.  I was born in 1957, when culturally women were cast into the traditional role of all women being soft and subordinate, as compared to men.  My swift, determined, assertive nature was not the traditional interpretation of the feminine.  Without knowing what I know now, I easily defaulted into the belief that who I was was wrong and flawed as a female.  With my Beauty Profiling system, I recognize the different expressions of the feminine, which helps women know their truth from the inside out, rather than looking to cultural standards to define themselves.  This has helped me tremendously live an authentic life as a woman.

One of the ways that your Dressing Your Truth® course helped me greatly is to give myself permission to be present in and love my body – really for the first time in my life. I was molested as a child, and as an adult my “style” consisted of wearing anything that wouldn’t attract attention. So I gravitated toward dark colors and clothes that were several sizes too big to sort of camouflage myself. After taking your course last year, I started to embrace my body, and I’m having so much fun picking out clothes that feel good and that honor who I am. I feel so good about myself – knowing that what I’m wearing is a true representation of who I am on the inside as well as the outside. So thank you, truly. I know thousands of women have taken this course and I’m sure you hear transformations such as these all of the time. I would love for you to share one or two with us here!

Thank you, Jodi. Yes, I have the blessing of hearing from thousands of women and how their lives have changed for the better since learning the Type of Beauty and Dressing Their Truth.

The most common feedback I receive is not first about how much they love the way they look, but rather, how much they love themselves, and feel an inner permission to live true to themselves.  Comments like “Thank you, Carol, for helping me find me for the first time.”  “I love my new look, but more than that, I feel I can more fully love myself.”

We just received an email yesterday from a mother who recently lost her 47-year-old daughter with an early death.  She wrote me to thank me for helping her daughter find herself, and for helping her find and express her beauty.  That is such an honor to hear from women and their families how much they value this program.

You’re definitely doing beautiful work in the world and are changing thousands of lives. I’m so glad that you said yes to your calling!


Dressing Your Truth 4 Types-QuadrantI love that you’re offering everyone your Beauty Profiling® course for free! Would you please share more about it?

I am passionate about helping all women discover their truth, the truth that is uniquely expressed as their inner and outer beauty.  My Beauty Profiling course is the first step in finding your truth.  I teach you about the 4 Types of beauty and how to assess your Type by assessing your thoughts and feeling tendencies, behavior tendencies, personality, body language, and your physical features.  It is much more than a personality typing system.  It’s the first profiling system where I will ask you to look at your face to see the shapes and lines of your features that express your Type of Beauty.

Please click here to download this ecourse for free!


I’m so happy that you’re a contributing author in our upcoming book, 365 Ways to Connect with Your Soul! I can’t wait to share it with everyone this November! Thank you for writing such a beautiful piece! As you know, there are so many beautiful ways to connect with our soul, and I would love for you to share a few of your favorites with us.

Thank you for asking me to write a piece for your book.  A few ways I connect with my soul on a daily include music, visualization and meditation, and slowing down to listen to my soul’s directive.

What does your soul want you to know? 

That you are amazing, and to believe it!

What’s next on the horizon for you?

I want to expand my outreach with my bestselling book, The Child Whisperer, create more content for parents to raise their children true to their nature, and most likely another book on the 4 Types in my Energy Profiling system and how that looks in relationships, marriage specifically!!

Is there anything else you would like to share?

Just that it’s an honor to have reached over 50,000 women in over 100 countries that have learned their Type of Beauty and are Dressing Their Truth.

Thank you so much for joining us here today. And thank you for all that you’re doing to help others. I’m truly grateful.

Big hug,