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In Others’ Words: How Far are You Going?

In Others’ Words: How Far are You Going?

Fear has motivated me to do things. Fear of losing someone I care about or of losing their approval — has caused me to do and say certain things. Sometimes I’ve even chosen to violate my personal values in the hopes of satisfying someone else’s expectations. That’s an ugly truth, but I strive to be honest with you all on this blog. The desire to overcome fear has pushed me ... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Releasing Fear

In Others’ Words: Releasing Fear

You know how someone says something and their words just reverberate in your mind and heart for days afterward? That’s what happened to me this past Saturday when I attended a local writer’s group. Author (and friend) Cara Putman spoke to the group via Skype and early on she said, “Let go of the fear of being wrong.” Cara said a lot of other valuable, insightful, encouragin... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Letting the Beautiful Stuff Out

In Others’ Words: Letting the Beautiful Stuff Out

Oh, I love the truth and the invitation woven in today’s quote. You are filled with beautiful, wonderful things. Experiences. Talents. Personal treasures meant to be shared with others so that they are changed by knowing you. So often we talk about achieving balance … searching for stability … wanting firm ground under our feet. Today, let’s be brave enough to tip ourselves... Read More »