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Download 2018 RSL Music Guide NOW!

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Download 2018 RSL Music Guide NOW!

Don’t forget to donate to our Burn for Water: Leave a Legacy GoFundMe campaign to build clean water wells in Ghana!   $100 gives 20 people ~ 20 years of clean water!   Download the 2018 RSL Music Guide HERE!   Printing Configurations There are entirely *too many printing instruction variations* out there for me to attempt to list. If you have helpful instructions on how to print for your specific home inkjet and/or laser printer, please post instructions with your printer model info in the comments to help your fellow Burners. The RSL Music Guide on the Playa Pick up a printed guide on playa at BMIR radio, 5:45 & Rod’s Road (aka Esplanade), while supplies last. And get the Time to Burn app for iOS and Android that makes searchable all of the 2018 eplaya events and includes the RSL Music Guide.   Photo Credit: Geoffrey Squier...

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Burn for Water Still Needs Your Contribution!

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Burn for Water Still Needs Your Contribution!

Today I chatted with a very special guest and long time Burner, Gary the Unigoat @garytheunigoat The always hilarious Gary tells it like it is and why he’s on fire backing this incredible cause. We still need to raise the final $4000 to reach our BIG goal of $11000! We only have one week, until August 15, to reach our goal AND still get the RSL Music Guide to the playa. Let’s do this and leave a legacy! Please, forward this message, page and video to your Burner tribe, camps and community and encourage them to donate also so we can succeed at our $11000 goal!     Big Love, Kate Houston, the Rock Star...

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2018 RSL Music Guide *Video* Update!

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2018 RSL Music Guide *Video* Update!

Burn for Water Update: We Have a Way to Go!  Thank you for all who have donated! You ROCK! If you haven’t donated yet, NOW is your chance to make a tax deductible donation! It’s Win-Win! Friday I got to video chat with 11 year old Josie, of Josie’s Well. She’s my inspiration for raising $11k for a water well in Ghana. Watch below how she was inspired to start Josie’s Well at age 9 because of a lemonade stand and $30. Josie has a Challenge for us all: Can we reach $7000 in donations by THIS Monday eve? That’s only 20 people donating $100! And if 60 people donated $100, or if only 120 people donated $50, we will hit our entire goal! Let’s do this!  Please forward this TODAY to your Burner tribe so we reach Monday’s goal that gets us closer to our BIG goal of $11000 by August 15th.  Big Dusty Love, Kate Houston, the Rock Star...

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2018 RSL Music Guide: Must Read, New Info!

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2018 RSL Music Guide: Must Read, New Info!

As you know this year is an important year, and that’s why I’m emailing you today. Check out what’s going on below! Larry would be proud that I have decided to use the RSL Music Guide as a catalyst for us all to leave a lasting legacy. Here’s Our Chance to Leave a Legacy In order for an angel investor to fund the 2018 RSL Music Guide, we need to raise $11,000 for Josie’s Well/Water Access Now, a nonprofit to build a water well for safe water in Ghana. We have until August 15th to raise the funds and still get the Music Guide produced and to the playa.  So let’s work together to create the music guide, create lasting change in Ghana, and leave a lasting legacy. The Why: The Story I didn’t realize how powerful leaving a legacy was until I attended AfrikaBurn in 2017. It was in the wee hours of the morning, sitting under the DMV’s red beduin tent while sipping South African boxes wine at sunrise, that I engaged in philosophical conversations with AfrikaBurn founders Paul Fletcher, Paul Jorgensen, and Robert Weinek. In those wee hours we discussed, “What comes next, from Leave No Trace?” These beautiful, gritty influencers had an intention: Leave a Legacy. For AfrikaBurn it looked like this: save plywood from dismantled camps and build outbuildings for a local school; collect leftover non-perishable food and stock an orphanage’s pantry. “We have so much,” they all agreed. Then earlier this summer I met an eleven year old girl named Josie, from Seattle Washington area, who at age nine, raised $10,000 to build her first well in Ghana.  She created her own non-profit, Josie’s Well, in partnership with the local non-profit Water Access Now, and now at age eleven, Josie have realized her vision threefold. I recently shared both stories with a Burner friend of mine and Music Guide supporter. And on the spot he proposed a challenge:  If I rally the Burner community to raise $11,000 to build a well in Ghana, he’d fund the entire 2018 RSL Music Guide.  Watch this video of me explaining how this all came to be. If eleven year old Josie can do it, WE can do this! The How: Your simple way of participating is key to making this happen.   Make a tax deductible donation to Leave a Legacy: Burn for Water GoFundMe Forward this email to tribes of Burner friends, campmates, and community If you have a following, please send the Leave a Legacy: Burn for Water GoFundMe page to your email list Share the Leave a Legacy: Burn for Water GoFundMe page on your social media Let’s leave a legacy together! Big Dusty Hugs, Kate Houston, the Rock Star Librarian PS. I have answers to your questions. So ask them! Josie’s Well and Water Access Now are volunteer run and committed to transparency, passing donations directly onto building wells in Ghana. Water Access Now has a sustainability plan in place so that wells don’t just get built and left in nonfunctional disrepair, and it includes community & civic investment & involvement. Your tax deductible donation goes directly to the...

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2018 is the Year of Love! Will You Join Me?

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2018 is the Year of Love! Will You Join Me?

First, I want to thank you.  For loving the Rock Star Librarian Music Guide and supporting it. For those of you who donated to my Kickstarters and fundraisers before that and who have made insane amounts of copies of the guide for your camp or repurposed it into a new format you then gifted out. But now I’ll share something a bit more personal. It doesn’t involve money; it just requires a few moments of your time and a willingness to share an opportunity with anyone for whom you feel it may benefit. I dubbed 2018 the Year of Love!  I had a fairly public playa wedding in 2013. I thought I had found my fantastic partner in crime and someone who would embrace all of me and help me raise my two boys. But that was not to be the case. At the beginning of 2016 that relationship ended. My second marriage. Heartbroken, I took up daily yoga and hoped to tame my monkey mind and restless spirit. I delved deeply into my own personal growth work. I had never shied away from shadow work, but this time it was different. I tapped into the science and psychology of love, worked to heal my inner child wounds through yoga, body movement and breathe work. I reconnected my soul’s essence to a greater self-love. I made commitments to myself and kept them, realizing if I couldn’t be consistent and committed to me, why would someone else? After two years of learning and growing, I just knew that I couldn’t be the only woman who struggled with their relationship with love. And I am a real librarian after all, so I did the only thing I knew to do: gather the information and resources in one place and share it! I created and am host of a free video series online during the month of February where I interview over 25 internationally renowned love and relationship experts, bestselling authors, and doctors including Gay Hendricks, Arielle Ford and Alison Armstrong to share their wisdom and knowledge about love and connection. Every one of them offers viewers a free gift, from eBooks to meditation downloads. That’s free expert resources to help women shift back into love alignment and create a successful love path in their lives. Be a part of this exciting event: Fabulous and Fearless over Forty!  I want to help midlife women, just like me, break free from old patterns and reignite their own lives with fulfillment and passion so they may find lasting love within and also in partnership to expand love like an ever-growing ripple in the water. What am I asking you to do? If you are a woman in midlife who has struggled in love and relationship and want to once and for all heal your inner child, tap into your goddess power and rock love, join me and my love experts for Fabulous and Fearless over Forty during the month of February. Maybe you have a sister, aunt or best gal friend who you think this free online series might be just right for. Please take a moment and forward this email to them and invite them to join me! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask me! To 2018 being the Year of Love for all of us!...

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Week 12! I lived through my Fall 90 Day Challenge!

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Week 12! I lived through my Fall 90 Day Challenge!

I am now ready to face my own self limiting beliefs & reset my mental mindset with coach Jesse Itzler starting tomorrow! Here’s what I learned so far!

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Week 11: In the final stretch! One more week to go!

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Week 11: In the final stretch! One more week to go!

Why did I commit to my own 90 Day Fitness Challenge this Fall? Because Jesse Itzler. I start my endurance training with Jesse Jan 2nd!

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Week 10 of 90 Day Challenge! No Shoes!

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Week 10 of 90 Day Challenge! No Shoes!

I was bound to forget something at home. I had my bag and clothes but I forgot my shoes. Do I decide to call it, skip the gym? No! I decided to just try to workout without shoes! And it was fun!

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Week 9: Bite Sized Mindset tools from Seth Godin

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Week 9: Bite Sized Mindset tools from Seth Godin

Once again, the biggest part of getting my body moving is my mindset. Godin offers suggestions to keep me other other artists motivated to continue to make good art, however we define it. Pick up this audiobook! It’s a great car listen that will shift your thinking and inspire you, like it did me, to leave fear behind and take the brave leap to live your...

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Week 8: A Thanksgiving Confession

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Week 8: A Thanksgiving Confession

What do you do when you fall deep into the pumpkin pie and off the treadmill for more than a few days? You get right back up and just do it!

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