It takes courage for us to admit that we’re descending into the Pit of Despair. It takes bravery to reach for the sunlight that we can’t see, but know exists. It takes guts to have an honest conversation with ourself and create a plan. Committing to the plan is the ultimate brave act. … More Self-Caring Your Way Out of the Pit of Despair
Looking back on the last two months of bravery, it’s been the small, incremental, steady steps forward that have made all the difference in the world. Sure certain brave acts are more glamorous, but I would never have reached them if I didn’t fail. If I didn’t stretch. If I didn’t whine and cry and feel overwhelmed. … More Acts of Bravery Week 7: How Baby Steps Stomp On Those Nasty Lies
Bravery became my shield, the mask I stood behind. But in a becoming way, not a Fake Mask way.
Ahhhhh, the Becoming Mask. Doesn’t it sound so peaceful? So life-giving? So Zen?
No. It is not. The Becoming Mask comes with a ton of soul-searching and hard work. … More Acts of Bravery Week 6: The Mask of Courage