For me, the word hunger has several meanings. In general, however, food hungers are simply doorways into the disconnection so many women have with their deeper hungers in life – in their careers, relationships, creativity, self-care, and spirituality.
The million dollar question
Very occasionally I come across something that slips into my subconscious and lodges itself there, becoming a kind of internal mantra that speaks itself to me. This happened when I found Rachel Cole’s website, and in particular the central question that frames her work : What are you truly hungry for?
Good lord, what a question.
This question centers me. It drops me back into myself when I go astray. It’s a truthometer. This question has the ability to move me past mountains of stuckness and denial, and into what brings me alive.
It’s a keeper.
And I love that the question is woven so tightly into who Rachel is and what she’s here to do. She asks the question because she has learned firsthand how hard it can be to answer it, and how critical to our happiness this answer can be. Rachel is a well-fed woman, and she wants you to be the same.
(Don’t you want that for yourself? Yes, I thought so. I want it for you too.)
Rachel is a seer.
When we speak, she casually drops profound bombs of inspiration and stuns me with her questions. (How did she know to ask that? And can she really be so young?) As you’ll see in this interview, she is intuitive, warm, funny and sincere. She’s the kind of friend you sit with for hours, spanning all the topics. And when you leave the table you feel, yes, well-fed.
Rachel’s unfurling is tied to what she’s teaching and learning as she leads The Well-Fed Woman Retreatshops, a series of 15 events she’s hosting around the US this winter/spring to help women feed their true hungers. The tour has begun and the raves are glowing. Check out the list of cities and by all means, get yourself to one for a Retreatshop.
But first, have a look and a listen.
Unfurling with Rachel Cole
Oops – couldn’t forget to leave you the link to Rachel’s current obsession, Let’s talk dirty in Hawaiian. Here it is!
Here are a few philosophies and guiding principles that shape Rachel’s coaching, creative endeavors, and how she shows up in the world.
- Overflowing compassion, starting with yourself, is kinda the whole point of…everything.
- When you get clear about what you are truly hungry for and feed your life – magic happens.
- Suffering is growth — and growth is gold.
- Wisdom is earned. Make sure you value your hard work.
- Pleasure is a food group.
- Happiness isn’t 20 feet in front of you. It’s here and now. Dig in.
- Whatever you turn your back on is what you give power to.
- Life is a dance of spirit and ego. Make nice with both.
- Confidence and self-worth are not the same thing.
- Your life is your art.
The Unfurling Interviews
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