Tag Archives: Fear

How to Know When It’s Time to Throw In The Towel

Quitters never win and winners never quit, right? Maybe not. In fact, it might just be the opposite. If you never throw in the towel and walk away from the things that are not working in your life, you won’t create space for the things … More …

How to Fail with Grace

Have you ever failed at something? I’m not talking about a test in school, but something in your life that you were invested in and had an intended outcome for? As you think about this, one of those famous quotes about failure might come to … More …

Stop Listening to The Voice of Fear

“What if I fail?” “What will everybody think?” “What If I get rejected?” Sound familiar? It’s the voice of fear, filling your heads with those scary “what if” stories. The stories that prevent you from making changes, following your heart, and growing into the person … More …

Free Yourself

My last blog post was about the false fears we all suffer from that weigh us down. They are fears that drive our behavior and act like a ball and chain, preventing us from living the life we most want to live. As I wrote … More …

Your Ball and Chain

I lived most of my life in fear, yet you’d never know it by looking at me. No, I was as calm, cool, collected, and in control as you can get. I was “the strong one,” as my parents told me. Perhaps I came off … More …

The Big Monster In Your Closet

Last week I was at my pond writing. It was a tranquil day with no sound other than an occasional bird chirp. My back was to the woods, which surround the pond. I was in the flow of writing when suddenly, I heard the loud … More …

What’s Behind Your Busyness?

I bet you’re busy right now. Tying to read this blog post, the next thing in your social media news feed, and your to-do list. We’re all very busy, aren’t we?  Our culture is somewhat obsessed with being busy. We rush from one thing to … More …

The (Non) Runaway Bride

It was late September, and there I was riding in the back of a black stretch limousine wearing a wedding dress. I was on my way to the wedding I’d been planning for most of the prior year, and the closer we got to the … More …

Are You Afraid of Your Doorway to Freedom?

My basset hound Champ is scared of the garage. He’s new to our home (we adopted him two months ago) and, from his perspective the garage is the scariest place on earth. He won’t go near it from any angle or door. Champ’s behavior around … More …

It’s Time to Stop the Fear Campaign

News Flash: I am afraid of Donald Trump. There. I said it. Truth be told, Hillary Clinton scares me too. I’m also tired of the endless stream of political posts in my social media news feeds. Somehow everyone has an opinion or a reaction to … More …