On Fear And Bravery (Meaningful Action)

“Did you know that people get nervous before they do something brave?”—My Daughter Fear does not really go away. It is part of our nature. It exists to warn us of risk. It exists to tell us that we are in danger. We experience fear when there is a threat to our physical, psychological, or…

Facing The Fears Facing Us

If we do not find them first, our fears and insecurities will find us. We cannot ignore them, avoid them, or deny them forever. The harder we try to hide them or hide from them, the stronger they become. They are empowered by the darkness. To reject them is to reject a part of ourselves….

Buffering Regret With Consensus

If we let other people’s opinions determine our path, it is no longer our path. Life is hard enough without adding other people’s doubts, fears, and insecurities to our decision-making processes. Most likely, we have enough worries of our own that having more will not really help us anyway. If we use other people’s opinions…

Take The Trip (Some Unsolicited Advice)

Take the trip. Try new things. Do not wait. Life changes quickly. Tomorrow is promised to no one. Be brave. Take a chance. Fear is an excuse. Busy is an excuse. Conformity is cowardice. Procrastination is cowardice. Embrace whimsy. Chase your dreams. Every moment matters. Nothing is insignificant. Your muse will not find you. You…

Stand Up And Be Judged

We cannot live a meaningful life while also expecting everyone to like us. It simply will not happen. If we are attempting to be ourselves, to fulfill our potential, and to live a life in accordance with our truth, someone, somewhere will look down on us. Someone, somewhere will have something bad to say about…