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Fear Sucks ~ Resilience Takes Practice

My Equine Friend Cleo

My Equine Friend Cleo


Fear Sucks.

Really, there’s just no other way to put it.

I understand in some cases a little bit of fear is good. It keeps you grounded and on your toes. It helps you maintain a higher level of caution that can prevent things from going terribly wrong. But fear can’t be so strong it keeps us from trying something new in the first place. If it’s that strong and we pass on new opportunities, we’re not just playing it safe—we’re missing out on an incredible chance for growth and happiness.

I can’t help but […]

Struggling with Intention: Why Writing Memoir is so Difficult

Okay, so much for my "goals" that I shared with you last month.

It has been busy. And I have been living life in the interim: there was my son’s birthday, my 6th anniversary with my husband, a funeral, school shopping, garden harvesting and preserving, the county fair, our town’s small festival, getting the groundwork for my husband’s business going, and the adjustment of settling into a new work, fitness, school, and life schedule.

So I have no doubt that I have truly been busy…

And, I am grateful that I have been fully present in each moment of this […]

Trust the Process: Confessions of a Self-Saboteur

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Do you find that you excel at procrastination? Are you prolific with ideas, but terrible with the follow through? Do you find yourself indulging in not so healthy behaviors rather than facing difficult emotions?

If you answered yes, then you may be sabotaging your success by repeatedly getting in your own way!

Yep, that's me. I just described exactly what I have been doing for the last two weeks.

I've hit that point in my writing where I have to face the truth, and it's not pretty. In fact, it's extremely upsetting. Rather than push forward to reach the place […]

Believe That You Are Powerful Beyond Measure

Believing in myself and my first opportunity to participate in the Iowa Summer Writing Festival!

The quaint little house I stayed at in Iowa City, Iowa during the Iowa Summer Writing Festival 2012

Believe that you have the power to manifest your dreams!

Give Yourself Permission

Allow yourself to do what you love...what sets you on fire!

Be Still. Have Faith.


This journal entry that I am sharing with you was originally written on November 15, 2011...approximately one month before my back gave out with a herniated disc and put me on bed rest for the next 3 months. I believe it was an intuitive warning, that if I didn't let go of the constant state of stress and fear that I had been living in, that my body would make sure I stopped to reassess my priorities.

How hard it is to hold myself let life be and simply be in it. How hard it is to stop dictating, […]