Meet Danielle Doby! Danielle is an artist, yoga entrepreneur and founder of the community, I Am Her Tribe. Everything she creates is an extension of her heart space. She is fascinated by the human process, is an advocate for being in the real conversation, and wakes each day committed to growing a thriving environment where emotions and experiences aren't shamed or hidden--they are openly shared and celebrated. Her purpose in life is bridging the gap between stranger and community.
What rocks your bliss?
Stamps in my passport. The sacred pause between sun + moon. The magnetic spark when someone talks about something they love. Savasana hand holding. Clipping into a bike. People--oh, people. 2am kitchen floor conversations. A good cry. A good laugh. When both are fused together at the same time. "Wow, me too" moments of connection. Choosing someone with my whole heart.
Describe your perfect day.
No alarm clock, tangled limbs in linen sheets, with curtains dancing in the breeze of an open window while it rains. Coffee over good conversation. Hiking a sea of evergreen. Breathing in wide open spaces and crisp mountain air. Sweating in a crowded, community filled yoga class. Almost-too-long hugs. Sitting down with a good song + letting my heart spill on paper. Laughs over beers + twinkly patio lights. Campfire night caps and goodnights that end in "I love you."
When do you feel most creative and alive?
My creativity and aliveness are fueled when I am in motion. I channel my muse, my best self, in moments when the tips of my toes brush the top of my yoga mat, when I am walking the busy city streets and letting a playlist sing the story of its people, when I am boarding a flight or hitting the road to experience a new place for the first time, and when I am sharing energy and holding space for connection to happen.
Share a huge goal you are rocking.
I'm in the momentum of writing my first book, taking on coaching clients and collaborating with one of my bests to create a platform that helps creatives authentically + powerfully step into their purpose.
If you could get on a plane right now, where are you going?
I just got back from a roadtrip with two of my girlfriends, where we traveled from Los Angeles, California to Whistler, Canada by way of the PNW. I would get on a plane right now to go and jump in the van with them, to share another day of endless laughter, crappy gas station coffee, and the expedited growth and unbroken bond that only traveling the open road can deliver.
How do you handle setbacks?
It's all a remix. I've learned that when the universe hands me a no, it's redirecting me to a yes and higher purpose. It's taken a lot of victimization, a few bruised egos and two handfuls of broken hearts for it to really land for me that all is working in my favor. It's my job to lean into the unknown and not having all the answers, lean even harder into trusting the process, and to keep the space and channel open to call in what's aligned with my heart.
How do you come home to yourself?
My yoga mat. It's my mirror, my constant, my unshakable ground that takes me as I am, right here, right now, and holds the space for me to show up and choose myself.
What are 3 ways you rock the self LOVE?
1. Healthy boundaries and using my NO help sharpen my awareness of the tipping point between adaptability and sacrificing self. It's the difference between going with the flow and giving my flow away.
2. Core value check-ins. When things feel heavy or off balance, I come back to them to find where I can create a shift for myself.
3. Being gentle with myself. Honoring that both my soft, and fierce, can coexist in my body and still be powerful.