Tag Archives: Courage

Decide to Make Your Dreams Your Reality

When I confess that I love my daily life, inevitably I hear from someone deep in the muck that retort with a sarcastic “must be nice.”  That it’s easy for me to say the path to happiness is becoming smitten with yourself because my life is easy. That I can write about being enchanted with […]

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From Surviving to Conscious Living

Once upon a time, I believed that in order to be happy and seen as worthy of love, I had to follow the rules, the plan for Good Southern Girls, and carefully tend to my Role in Life. The plan was something like this: Be a good girl in high school and plan for college […]

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When Fear Triggers Your Response

Each of us has an instinctive reaction to perceived danger. Physiologists call this the flight-fight-or-freeze response. When we are in a situation that feels like a threat to our safety, security or life, the primal part of our brains (amygdala aka “lizard brain”) kicks in and triggers our hormones and body into the appropriate response. […]

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Flowers, Vision & Faith: A Love Story

When my ex-husband moved out of our house after seventeen years there together,  one of the first things I did was head to a local home improvement store to buy flowers. Though that was almost a decade ago, I can still clearly see the gold and bronze mums I purchased. Planting them allowed me to […]

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The Voice of Logic is Sometimes Fear

I would love to tell you that I am always the “Courage Whisperer”.  It isn’t that I’m fearless.  Or that I’ve completely mastered all my fears.  Or so sure of myself that I am no longer feel uncertain or vulnerable. Or any kind of mastery of fear. It’s just that, over the years, I’ve many […]

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Love Your Life: Create a Courage Practice

Tell me darling, how’s the New Year’s Focus feeling?  When you went through the process of digging in and identifying what you want in 2013, I’m betting that some of those dreams and desires were gargantuan.  But here we are, just a few weeks into the new year, and you’re already questioning yourself. May I […]

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The Season of Gratitude

It’s that time of year again.  We’ve rounded the corner towards the holidays and the beginning of a new year.  In the United States, Thanksgiving is mere inches away. Amongst the advertisements for the hottest electronics gadgets, dolls that can talk, and the touting that a particular brand of broth will make your meals more […]

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The Masks & Disguises of Everyday Life

With Halloween around the corner, there was no shortage of topics for this week. I could have written to you about choosing love over fear, grabbing courage by the horns, or dealing with things that go bump in the night.  Those are all important topics, especially when you consider that there are times when just […]

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Questions & Answers. Love & Fear.

We sat across the table from each other, sharing hot cups of coffee and pieces of a decadent chocolate cake I had made earlier in the week.  One of my closest friends had come over to catch up. We talked of love and fear and laughter and home and the daily joys and challenges of […]

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Pearls of Wisdom #5: Ask for Help

There are two things I want to confess today. One:  I regularly battle the perfectionist demon.  Two:  I have a bit of stubborn side. Combined, this means that there may be days upon days when I’m so determined to get everything done on my own that I won’t admit to myself – let alone anyone […]

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