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,...
25 courageous ways to make your life (even) better

25 courageous ways to make your life (even) better

1. For one week, take a different route to get everywhere that you go. Why? Because you might see something that surprises you, learn something that takes your breath away, run into the love of your life, meet your new best friend, or otherwise find life more...
how to trust yourself

how to trust yourself

If you want to learn how to trust yourself, you’ve got to start unpacking your fear-based thinking and habits, and then start to understand where you look for “the” answer in the form of something external or the circumstances being “just right” (for...

what I learned this year: 2015

When I reflect back on 2015, by far the fastest year of my life, gone in a flash, what I’ve learned wasn’t so much a series of life lessons–which is usually what I talk about in these annual posts–as it is a great question. The great question was this: How...
courage is for everyone

courage is for everyone

“Everyone is talking about courage, these days,” a friend said to me. “Do you ever feel weird about that? Like you’ve been talking about it, all these years, and suddenly other people are co-opting it?” The short answer? No. I’ve been doing the self-help thing since I...
finding courage

finding courage

Dear You, People talk about finding courage. But really, you’re not “finding courage.” You’re practicing courage, creating it as a daily and consistent practice of walking into the fire of your fear and emerging as a braver, even more courageous self. Important: this...
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