Transformation begins when you can see the truth. By listening to Debbie's introductory podcast, you will begin to face things in your life exactly as they are. You are going to bring light to the shadow in order to prepare yourself for the six-week transformational journey ahead.

If you are living below your ideals, everything can feel like a struggle. In this week's exercise, you will explore all the areas that make up your life wheel. Whether you struggle with food and body image, your personal relationships, money and finances, health and vitality or your career path, you will rate these five key areas of your life and identify what your greatest limitation is for each area in order to uncover the breakthrough that would allow you to experience a powerful shift. Download and print out the life wheel worksheet to keep track of your thoughts while following the visualization podcast.

Find a quiet place to listen to the podcast and take notes for self-reflection and growth. Remember as you begin to face the blocks that have been holding you back that it's important to be kind to yourself and drop the self-judgment. You are doing deep work that will reward you in ways you have only imagined.


Listen to Introduction to the life wheel podcast Listen 
Download and print out the life wheel worksheet PDF 

Use the time this week to listen to the visualization podcast, review the worksheet and share your comments on your progress with the community or with the Shadow Effect Facebook group that Debbie Ford has created to support you throughout the plan.

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Debbie Ford is the New York Times best-selling author of The Dark Side of the Light Chasers and The Secret of the Shadow. Her other national best-selling books include The 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse, The Right Questions, Spiritual Divorce and The Best Year of Your Life. She collaborated with Deepak Chopra and Marianne Williamson for their book, The Shadow Effect: Illuminating the Hidden Power of Your True Self (HarperOne). She is the founder of the Ford Institute for Transformational Training. Visit her online at


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