In 2020, I joined Toastmasters. I was inspired by the story of a friend who shared how she had to give a speech at a work conference and afterward, felt so bad that she vowed she would never, ever do “that” again. And then she thought some more… “what if I could learn to speak?” … Continue reading The Joy of S…….
My Dad shared this revelation with me this week, and I think it is so important. The mind used to keep us safe. It would tell us when to run and when to hide. It would help us find shelter and food but those aren’t things, we generally have to worry about now, so the … Continue reading Mind bashing body
Today’s COVID-19 update will soon be known. My partner, watching the evening news, will feel compelled to share it with me. He knows I prefer life in a news-free bubble but still, he’ll come and say “I’ll just tell you this …” These updates and others like it, feel like someone’s recount of a … Continue reading Fear-based stress
Last night I awoke to the word “imagine” in my head. It felt so soothing and comforting, an actual salve to the worry on my heart. So I reached for my pen in the dark and wrote it down. This beautiful word invited me in. “Try me”, it said. I remember as a kid, … Continue reading Imagine
I have just finished Feck Perfuction by James Victore. An inspiring, punchy and to the point book about doing creative work. It’s written in short chapter format with catchy headings like “Brave and scared shitless”, You ain’t weird, you’re free” and “Warrior not worrier”. He says this about perfectionism: “On its surface, perfectionism seems like … Continue reading Perf[u]ction!
I was listening to a podcast on Seth Godin’s Akimbo show, titled Supple. It's about being resilient and supple in the face of change. Seth says, “nobody says they wish they were more brittle”. Yet as hard as I try to be open-minded, I often find myself army-foldy. Seth says that when it comes … Continue reading Army-foldy
"Thank God, you're here!" You say this to the person or people who are there when you need them the most. But what about this ...? "God, you're here!" Joyce Meyer shared this statement in this short video about fear and it grabbed my attention. So I said it to myself and was overcome with … Continue reading “Thank God, you’re here!”