if I told the truth

if I told the truth

I started the Your Courageous Life podcast because I wanted a more intimate forum for talking about courage. I started that podcast with an episode where I got into more truth-telling, and today I’m revisiting that topic with episode 13: If I told the truth. I...
caring what other people think

caring what other people think

Caring what other people think There’s a story behind this podcast episode: a story that intertwines what we learned about friendships during our formative years, with caring what other people think. The two are connected, and in this podcast episode I share how...
the purpose of emotions

the purpose of emotions

Chronic tiredness. Irritability. Feeling meh. Disconnection. Frustration and annoyance mingled with worry. Seeing the world’s problems and feeling ill-equipped to help, because it all feels like too much. Reaching a breaking point—a tipping point where holding it all...
Destruction (not fun; very necessary)

Destruction (not fun; very necessary)

At the beginning of this year, I meditated on what the year would bring, and pulled a card from Doreen Virtue’s Goddess Deck. (Side note: I have long been one of those people who would normally groan, “A GODDESS DECK? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?” But nonetheless, I loooove my...
Outrunning despair

Outrunning despair

I was staring at the news. Hurricanes on top of hurricanes. Politicians ending dreams. Fires on top of fires. I thought of my home and imagined how it would feel if everything I owned was sitting in four feet of water. Or if I’d been separated from my family and...
how to know when to quit something

how to know when to quit something

In 2016, I trained for and completed my first half-Ironman triathlon, which entailed 1.2 miles of swimming immediately followed by 56 miles of biking immediately followed by a half-marathon (13.1 miles of running). I did all of this while running our life coach...
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