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Reframe limiting stories

Reframe limiting stories

We’ve also all probably all met people who carry a Story that “everyone is kind and doing the best they can.” Because these people carry that Story, they probably give others the benefit of the doubt, take things less personally, and see other people as...

Courage habit : create community

Courage habit : create community

Here's an excerpt from my forthcoming book, The Courage Habit. This excerpt discusses the four part of the Courage Habit process: how to create community. To truly live courageous lives, we need other like-minded people around us who are also trying to honor the...

Take what you like, leave the rest

Take what you like, leave the rest

Ages ago, I taught fiction writing classes, both at the university level as well as part of one of those evening “extension” programs where people take informal night classes, for fun. I used to tell my students, “Everyone is an angel, and everyone is an asshole.” I...

What I learned this year : 2017

What I learned this year : 2017

1. The book has a life all its own. I can create it, nurture it, and bring it into the world, but after that? It's all some mashup of fate. This feels really, really vulnerable to acknowledge...but also kind of calming, too. 2. Invest in people. Time, love, attention....

Andrea Owen (How to stop feeling like…)

Andrea Owen (How to stop feeling like…)

." I've interviewed Andrea Owen previously for the Courageous Living Program, and today I'm excited to interview her again--this time, because she has her SECOND major book coming out, "How to Stop Feeling Like Sh*t In this interview, we talk transparently about where...

An interview with Alex Franzen : you will survive

An interview with Alex Franzen : you will survive

I'm so excited that the incredible Alexandra Franzen is joining the Courageous Living Program. She's got a new book out: You're Going to Survive, which is all about how to keep going even when you encounter challenges, rejection, and criticism. Listen to the short...