If you were here with me right now, we’d likely be out in my garden. I’d ask how you are doing—how you are really doing—and I might not be able to help my curiosity as we picked zinnias together.

I’d want to know what makes you come alive.

What makes you tick? What do you most want to cultivate in your life? What are the things you’ve always wanted to do?

I’d listen intently.

I love hearing what’s really there. Seeing women come undone in order to come alive—throwing off everything that hinders them to live out their unique purpose—makes me want to dance!

If you felt any fear about sharing your path here and the bumps in the road, I’d tell you what I know to be true:

I’m not perfect. And my path here hasn’t been perfect either. But, I’m living on purpose right where I am, and you can too!

I’m a mom to three–one through the gift of adoption—a grateful wife, and a believer in the impossible (we have quite the story!).

Those white couches you see in my living room? We bought them long before we had kids, they have stains on them—and I don’t mind! I believe that making a mess is one of life’s greatest treasures. Making a mess doesn’t mean you become one.

The pictures of my husband Ari and me? A miracle, and proof that the impossible is possible.

This company I’ve been entrusted with? I was weary, exhausted, and ready to give it all up.

But! Now I know the impossible is possibleYou can read my story in Make It Happen: Surrender Your Fear, Take the Leap, Live On Purpose, and my new book, Cultivate: A Grace-Filled Guide to Growing an Intentional Life.

I’m passionate about helping women get unstuck, unrushed, and living on purpose instead of by accident. Why? Because that was my story, too. I created the PowerSheets  Intentional Goal Planner, the Write the Word Bible journals, and the Cultivated Homeschool Planner  to help you make what matters happen, right where you are.

My path here has been rather untraditional and I have learned in all my challenges that peonies grow through the dirt, and so do we.

Good things grow over time, through little-by-little progress (just like in my garden).

You don’t have to do it all, or be it all, or do life like anyone else. You can choose to cultivate what matters, right where you are.

This too can be your story.

It only takes a tiny seed to grow into a towering tree–providing shade and cleaner air and fruit for many. What we do here on this earth, no matter how small we think it is, matters.

Will you join me?

I’d love to get to know you, whether on Instagram, in one of my Facebook Live broadcasts, in person at the Making Things Happen conference (hosted twice a year where I live here in Chapel Hill, NC!), or on the blog. I’m grateful you’re here!


Lara Casey Isaacson was born in Washington, D.C. but spent most of her youth on the shores of Pensacola Beach, Florida. Lara graduated from Carnegie Mellon University and studied art and design at Yale University. Lara worked as a personal trainer in Manhattan and served as a contributor to Shape magazine. Lara is a believer in the “impossible,” helping women to live on purpose through the many hats she wears in her parent company, Lara Casey Media. She founded Southern Weddings magazine a decade ago and is the CEO of Cultivate What Matters. Lara is also the founder of the Making Things Happen movement, a nationally-acclaimed workshop that has been sold out for the last eight years and has toured over 40 cities. Lara frequently speaks on goal-setting, faith, mission-centered business, and is the creator of the PowerSheets Goal Planner. Lara authored two books through Thomas Nelson Publishers: Make it Happen: Surrender Your Fear, Take the Leap, Live on Purpose and her most recent book, Cultivate: A Grace-Filled Guide to Growing an Intentional Life. Lara lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband, Ari, and their children, Grace, Joshua, and Sarah.