welcome to the world, kid courage

welcome to the world, kid courage

June 2nd, 2014. I wake up early, around 5am in the morning. I’m 38 weeks and a few days pregnant, and my first thought is that that’s it, I’m finally soooo pregnant that pregnancy-induced urinary incontinence, which I’ve heard afflicts some pregnant women, has now hit...

the power of provocative questions

Join the YCL community for the #ProvocativeQ challenge, all during the month of July! Click here: www.YourCourageousLife.com/begin to get started with the subscriber-only worksheet and information on how to participate. One of the most powerful lessons that I’ve...
How to stop avoiding discomfort

How to stop avoiding discomfort

A lot of people talk about wanting to change their lives, and no one wants to be someone who is all talk, no action. So consider this provocative question: Do you avoid anything that makes you uncomfortable? Maybe it’s time to stop avoiding discomfort. Here’s a...

Resisting the voice of fortune-telling perfectionism

One of my greatest challenges has been the voice of “fortune-telling perfectionism.” There’s your usual voice of perfectionism: Could have done it better. Then there’s what I call “fortune-telling perfectionism”: If you’d only paid more attention to begin with and...
why hating your fear is a total waste of time

why hating your fear is a total waste of time

I’ve talked before about how inner critic/fearful voices are not, in fact, your enemy–it’s a wound. It’s a part of you that is afraid, shaking, desperately in need of love. It is a complete and utter contradiction to say, “I want to love myself” and then turn...