Episode 6: Danielle LaPorte – On Love, Forgiveness, and the Divine Feminine

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Episode 006 Danielle LaPorte – On Love, Forgiveness, and the Divine Feminine

Inspirational speaker, entrepreneur, and best-selling author, Danielle LaPorte joins the podcast to share her experiences navigating fear, possibilities, anger, forgiveness, and love throughout her career and personal life. Dr. Stephanie and Danielle discuss leadership and break down what it means to live a life of service. They share their experiences with all things love – self-love, love in relationships and love in motherhood. Finally, Danielle talks about the inspiration behind her book, The Desire Map, and her decision to branch out into podcasting to spread her message.


00:53 – Introducing today’s guest, Danielle LaPorte

05:34 – Danielle’s background and story

09:06 – Imposter Syndrome

10:17 – Rebelling against the establishment

11:33 – Starting a lifestyle consultancy

13:15 – Danielle tells the story of how her company was taken from her

15:12 – Dr. Stephanie and Danielle talk about grief, anger, and forgiveness

20:36 – Danielle speaks to what forgiveness feels like for her

25:12 – The genesis of Danielle’s Fire Starter Sessions

27:34 – Possibility and fear mindsets

31:09 – Danielle talks about her book, The Desire Map

35:33 – Dr. Stephanie and Danielle discuss the divine feminine

36:55 – Danielle defines what leadership means to her

40:34 – Living a life of service

42:00 – The truth of love

46:09 – What self-love means to Danielle

51:28 – Dr. Stephanie and Danielle share their experiences and thoughts on motherhood

57:44 – Danielle describes her ideal partner in life

59:34 – Dr. Stephanie and Danielle talk about her podcast, With Love, Danielle

1:03:09 – Danielle speaks to the influencer culture and ideology

1:06:42 – What is something Danielle has changed her mind about recently

1:10:31 – Where listeners can follow Dr. Stephanie and subscribe to her newsletter


“If you’re the outlier, just be the outlier. Declare it. Yeah, be the outsider if that’s what you are.” (08:58)

“The energy of anger is fire. Too much of that will burn out your system. It will burn your relationships, but just enough – for the right reason, in the right direction – looks like justice. It looks like policy change. It looks like clear decision making.” (17:53)

“And forgiveness, my experience of the feeling is it’s a profound relief. It’s a homecoming.” (24:16)

“My definition of leadership is the courage to hold the vision up and invite people to that vision. And, that courage comes from introspection and being able to be still and stillness takes courage.” (36:55)

“If you don’t want to live a life of service, if you don’t think there’s some higher order to this, I might not have that much to offer you. I’m not interested in convincing you of anything. I’m really actually interested in teaching teachers and singing to and with the choir.” (40:45)

“I want you to be joyful. I want you to be whole. And, I think the result of love is joy.” (42:26)

“I think most of us just need to be witnessed.” (1:08:19)


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The Desire Map: A Guide to Creating Goals with Soul

White Hot Truth: Clarity for Keeping It Real on Your Spiritual Path from One Seeker to Another

The Fire Starter Sessions: A Soulful + Practical Guide to Creating Success on Your Own Terms


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