Goodbye Forum, Hello Facebook!

 2011 November 15
by jessica mullen   Comments Off on Goodbye Forum, Hello Facebook! 

I've decided to close down the School of Life Design Forum. If you're a member, you'll be able to access it for a little while longer if you want to grab anything. The software was too clunky, managing it was beastly, and activity has slowed to a crawl. So let's take this opportunity to connect on Facebook, where I don't have to manage the software, everyone's already on it, and there are lots of places to play.

Add me!

Add me as a friend on Facebook and we can do comedy routines in the comments on other people's walls.

Join the School of Life Design group!

This group is just a baby, but it has lots of potential. It's open to the public and ready for your conversations! I'd like this group to be our little life design directory, so please add yourself!

Like this site

You can like this website on Facebook too. Show your support for your favorite rainbow-haired lifestreamer!

Can You Imagine? The School of Life Design Forum is Now Free!

 2011 June 10
by jessica mullen   17 Comments 

water hoopin
Thanks Mick and Kevin!

I want to live in a post-money society, where we can all be or do or have anything we want and go wherever we want. I want to eat my food out of an open source matter compiler, live wherever I please, and freely breathe Internet like air. I want to fly using only my body. I want to have a desire and see it manifest instantly, because the universe is my sugar daddy.

How can I begin to believe in a world like that if I'm still asking for money in exchange for my ideas? How can the post-money transition happen if I am perpetuating a capitalist mindset?

The School of Life Design forum is free!

The forum is above all a place to practice positive thinking and share ideas. Originally, I chose to charge for entry because I felt like I was the teacher, and I should be compensated for dispensing my worldly advice. But with that attitude, I don't leave much room for learning from others. I want as many people in this forum as WordPress can handle, and I want to be talking about things that matter - namely the meaning of life!

We all have so much to learn, create and explore together. We all have tips and tricks and stories and brilliant ideas that the world needs to hear now.

All you have to do to start reading and posting in the forum is register to be a member of this site and then dive on in. Life is too fun to worry about money. There is enough of everything for everyone. I can't wait to share it all with you!

What Is the School of Life Design Forum?

 2011 June 8
by jessica mullen   1 Comment 

Thanks Katrina!

Back in February, I published an ebook called Get a Website, Get Happy, Get Paid. The four page guide concisely explains my web-design-cum-positive-psychology philosophy - using a website to focus on what you like about your life can help you feel better and eventually make money.

Almost as an afterthought, I implemented the School of Life Design forum to accompany the book. I wanted to create a place for people to ask questions about life design and websites. The book is a great motivator to start lifestreaming for serious, but since everyone's website situation is unique, the forum came into existence to provide one-on-one advice and discussion.

Since then, the forum has become my favorite place to hang out online. The reason? We help each other practice positive thinking. Deciding to start thinking more positively is one thing, but actively practicing it every single moment until it becomes a permanent habit is challenging to say the least.

I frequently get emails from readers, asking "how do you stay positive?!" There is only one answer - practice. But practicing alone can be frustrating. Ever since I started the School of Life Design forum, I've had a community of brilliant creatives to practice thinking with.

Solution resistance

When you have a problem, it can be very hard to find a solution because your thought patterns are something like "I have this problem, it won't go away, I don't know what to do, this problem is getting worse." When you think about something as unresolved, it will stay like that until you can forget about it. Whatever you're thinking is what you're receiving.

But when you tell your problem to someone else who is focused on the positive, often that person will have no resistance to your problem and can therefore point out the solution immediately. It's so easy to miss the solutions right in front of our faces, because our negative thoughts keep us focused on that one thing we don't want.

The School of Life Design forum has turned out to be a way to find solutions. When I post about a problem (that I KNOW my thoughts are creating, but that I can't get over!) in the forum, two things happen. One, I release my thoughts from thinking about the problem. I trust that the problem is now in someone else's hands, which brings me relief. Two, a discussion is started about the problem which brings me even more relief because I often realize that everyone else has the same issues I do.

Then usually my problem is resolved within the hour. By trusting a community of positive thinkers to help me find solutions, I am able to let go of my negative thoughts and start vibrating on the level of the solution, not the problem.

Care to join us?

For all you glorious souls who are wondering how you can possibly keep up with positive thinking, consider giving the forum a try. Even if you don't have a website, the forum can help you with pretty much any problem you may have. We are a community dedicated to the path of positivity, joy and enlightenment. And it is so much fun to solve the puzzles life gives us together.

The forum is $11/month, which helps me pay for hosting and maintenance. The plus side of joining a paid forum is that it is all private - only paying members can ever see what we talk about. I check in at least once a day and try to reply to everything I can.

If you're looking to make the transition to positive thinking a little easier on yourself, the forum is the place to be. The more we work together, the easier it gets for all of us. Are you ready to take the leap? :]

Come play now!

Sign up for The School of Life Design Forum ($11/month) and download the book Get a Website, Get Happy, Get Paid for free!

(Note: click the “Return To jessica mullen design” button on the bottom right after purchasing to access the download link!)