Alan Alda of M*A*S*H fame has written a new book about the power of telling stories. I stumbled across his video on the Big Think (below), talking about how to use your story to connect with others. It’s a great video, and he got me thinking about my own story. What are the obstacles… Read More Writing my own story
Yesterday I told you a few stories about how I brazenly fight wild dogs, and we ended with the conclusion that I don’t like when I’m not in control of everything. In my worst recurring dream, I’m trying to talk, but no one listens. Man, my life is good! The thing that wakes you up… Read More Control Freak
Yesterday we talked about how writing on this blog scares the bejeebus out of me. My logical side knows it doesn’t make sense, but try telling that to my emotional side. So, to understand why I am so stinkin’ afraid of ERRVERYTHING, we have to go back aways. When I was a teenager, I was… Read More Why am I so afraid?
I set a “goal” to blog every day. For two weeks, I kept up my promise but slowly teetered off. Why? A whole big hunkin load of fear. That’s it. It’s not lack of content: I have plenty of knowledge in this head of mine that would be helpful to share. It’s not lack of time:… Read More Boatload of fear
Recently, a friend made this profound observation, which I’d love to share with you. She said that there are two types of fear: the fear of failure and the fear of success. This is brilliant! I had never thought of it that way before in such clear terms. I’ve recently started to discover how much… Read More The two sides of fear
It seems that blog posts about overcoming fear may be an ongoing thing around here. I’m at a crossroads between career and childcare. For those of you who don’t know, I recently trained as a Postpartum Doula, and I’m eager to get my business up and running. I started looking at childcare offered in my… Read More At a crossroads
Over the last few months, I’ve become keenly aware of my nonsensical fears. I fear spiders, social situations and doing things outside of my comfort zone. And the more I feed the fears, the bigger they become. Like Pandora’s Box of self-awareness, the fears come rushing to the forefront, and the act of noticing my… Read More Opening Pandora’s Box of self-awareness
So, here we go, starting on the second blog post…and I already want to quit. I already feel the fear creeping in. Totally not logical, I know. It’s a blog, after all, not a tiger. (Ooh, is that the title for my new book about conquering your fear?) Zig Ziglar said: “Fear has two meanings:… Read More I’m scared…and it’s okay.