Honour Your Commitments to Yourself

It takes courage to honour a commitment to yourself. It takes courage to honour a commitment to yourself. 45 days ago I began this blogging journey. I had committed to myself to write for 45 days about courage, about how I am becoming more brave and to, hopefully, help others to see the courage within... Continue Reading →

Day 45 of 45 Days of Courage

It takes courage to honour a commitment to yourself. 45 days ago I began this blogging journey. I had committed to myself to write for 45 days about courage, about how I am becoming more brave and to, hopefully, help others to see the courage within themselves. I do have a tendency to get very... Continue Reading →

Tap Into Your Creativity

It takes courage to show your creativity. I have read that creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes and art is knowing which ones to keep. I have always loved being creative. At certain points in my life, however, some of the creative light was dimmed in my life. I have two very distinct memories... Continue Reading →

Make the First Move

It takes courage to make the first move. I can hardly believe we are at day 43 already. What a gift traveling this road has been. And it all began with a first move. It takes courage to make the first move. Usually this phrase is reserved for the beginnings of romantic love, but I... Continue Reading →

Stand Firm

It takes courage to stand your ground. Please don’t misunderstand what I am saying here. I am not saying that we should never be willing to change our minds. I am not saying we should not admit when we are wrong. What I am saying, emphatically, today, is that when you believe in something, stand... Continue Reading →

Take Up All the Space

It takes courage to take up space. How often have you been told to quiet down or hold back a little? How many times are we given the message, either directly or indirectly, that we need to make ourselves smaller or quieter or less than we are? In a previous post we talked about having... Continue Reading →

Choose to Love Again

It takes courage to choose to love again. Yesterday I chose a quote by Maya Angelou which reminded us that to love is brave because we must risk everything when we love. Today I chose another quote by Dr. Angelou because I love how it relates to yesterday’s quote. If you have the courage to... Continue Reading →

The Risk of Love

It takes courage to love. Let’s face it, we could all use a little more love in our lives. There is enough hardship and sadness and disappointment. But enough love? Nope. To truly love, though, is not just to wrap yourself in warm and fuzzy feelings. To love another takes courage. Because you risk everything.... Continue Reading →

Go Ahead and Trust

It takes courage to trust. I want to start today by saying that I am completely overwhelmed and humbled by the support you have shown me over the past 24 hours. I have received lots of encouraging comments and texts and thumbs up and heat emojis and exactly zero negative or hurtful comments. It has... Continue Reading →

A Long Journey Through Our Mental Health System

February 22, 2023 - An Update As I was going through some of my previous posts, I realized that I never updated this one. And it is too important not to update it. When I wrote this initial post in 2019, I had just been through one of the most horrible crises of my life.... Continue Reading →

Just Show Up

It takes courage to show up. Are you living your life as a participant or a bystander? Many of us are standing back and watching our lives go by. Any of us who live on autopilot are doing just that. For much of my life, I lived without giving much thought to what I did.... Continue Reading →

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