Following Inspiration

Following Inspiration is a blog that shares the gifts and challenges that accompany change and learning to follow an inspired path through life. Blogger Debbie LaChusa shares the journey of learning how to live life by following your heart, your inner voice, and the inspired ideas that are always there if you take the time to listen.

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Inspired Marketing Case Study

For the past few years I’ve been talking and writing about leaning into following inspiration. Learning to follow inspired ideas, instead of chasing success. Trusting your gut and the ideas that come to you, instead of doing what you think you have to do in order to be successful. But I realize talking and writing about inspired marketing and inspired business may not fully explain how to actually do it.… Read More »Inspired Marketing Case Study

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Why Living Inspired is Extraordinary

I’ve talked, written, and created online courses for years about living inspired, which I describe as learning to following that little voice inside–your heart, your gut, your intuition, your higher self, or whatever you want to call it–instead of following society or doing what you think you should be doing. In this video I take it one step further, and talk about why I believe living inspired is ExtraOrdinary. It’s… Read More »Why Living Inspired is Extraordinary

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The Covid-19 Pause

“The pause is as important as the note” –Truman Fisher, American composer. How often do we really allow ourselves to enjoy a pause? To take a time out. To slow down. To just breathe. In the busyness of life, work, and family responsibilities, we occupy ourselves and our minds every waking hour of every day. And, sometimes the hours we should be sleeping, too! Even vacations can be go go… Read More »The Covid-19 Pause

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Retrospection. Expectations. Reality.

Two years ago today we arrived in Western North Carolina (WNC). It was the culmination of a year-and-a-half long journey. As I look back on the past two years I can honestly say they have not been what I expected. Before relocating to the mountains I envisioned us spending all of our time hiking and exploring WNC, maybe taking painting or art classes, visiting galleries… you know, all that stuff… Read More »Retrospection. Expectations. Reality.

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Exceptional vs. Extraordinary: Are they the same?

Are exceptional and extraordinary the same thing? Do you need to have special talent or above-average life circumstances in order to live an extraordinary life? My friend Kevin Monroe–host of the This ExtraOrdinary Life online community–and I recently delved into this topic in an online course we’ve co-created, and here’s a bit of our discussion. Learn more and enroll at ExtraOrdinaryLifeCourse.com

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The Boiling Point: Transforming Tragedy through Inspiration

I wanted to share this video excerpt from my online course, The Transformative Power of Inspiration, because it seems especially timely given all that’s going on in our world. It’s my wish that this message will give you hope during these challenging times. And, that it may help you open up to your heart and the voice of inspiration. It’s my heartfelt belief that inspiration–that little true voice from within–is… Read More »The Boiling Point: Transforming Tragedy through Inspiration

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Navigating Challenging Times

The most challenging time to let go and trust is when you feel you have no control over what’s happening. And that most certainly describes the times we find ourselves in. Not only have we lost a sense of control, we’ve given up many of the freedoms we take for granted. Going to work, out to dinner, shopping, to the gym, even hiking. Getting a haircut, spending time with friends… Read More »Navigating Challenging Times

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It’s Tough to Let Go & Trust Right Now

I’ll be the first to admit it’s tough to Let Go & Trust right now.  There is so much out of our control. It’s a scary time. My friend Tetyana Azarova and I just completed an online course based on her PhD dissertation that explored the role of Inspiration during times of personal challenge or crisis.  In the hope this course might be helpful during this challenging time, I’m offering it… Read More »It’s Tough to Let Go & Trust Right Now

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The Get Inspired Challenge: A Gift for You

On February 17th, my friend Kevin Monroe–host of the Higher Purpose Podcast and creator of The Gratitude Challenge–kicked off The Get Inspired Challenge. In this short video we share why we wanted to gift you this experience. That’s right, it won’t cost you anything to join us. Why Join the Challenge? We’ve all experienced inspiration. That amazing idea that shows up out of nowhere. That sudden burst of energy, excitement,… Read More »The Get Inspired Challenge: A Gift for You

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The Magic of Working Inspired: A True Story

I love tangible examples of living and working inspired. It solidifies that following inspiration is more than just a nice idea, it’s a productive and viable way to live and work. It leads to collaborations and programs that probably wouldn’t have happened otherwise. And, it makes marketing easy, exciting, and more fruitful. Toward that end I wanted to share a story about something that began unfolding last October, and as… Read More »The Magic of Working Inspired: A True Story