Knee knocking.

As a former agoraphobic I kept waiting to feel brave before I made important steps in my recovery. It took years before I realized courage came as a result of facing something that frightened me, even while I was quivering. Life is scary…and precious. We don’t want to sit on the sidelines incapacitated by the intimidation of our emotional reactions. I love this quote of an obvious seasoned sage, “Courage is fear that has said its prayers.” You can will yourself to take the next step.

Forward march.


iStock_000008339842XSmallSaying “no” is big girl work.

It liberates. It protects. It boundaries.

We forget we have options and sometimes we have to be reminded. Just because we said “yes” in the past doesn’t mean we can’t change our minds.  If we say “yes” when we should say “no,” we set ourselves up for resentment and often exhaustion. Not a healthy place to live. People can’t repeatedly take advantage of us without our permission.

So wiggle into those grown-up pantaloons and say “yes” to “no.”  Appropriate no’s will help renew your dignity, your vitality, and your integrity.

Things that will help cranky…

Nice woman and headache

Feeling emotionally tipsy? Remember our will is stronger than our feelings…we can choose to act and talk differently then we feel. Honest.

Our feelings will eventually lineup with our choices. Honest.

Things that will help cranky:

  • Before encountering earth aliens strengthen your mind with good, true, pure, just, and lovely thoughts.
  • Limit your word count. Save them for a day when you’re safer for public interaction. It feels really good to hold onto what didn’t need to be said.
  • Relax your muscles with deep breaths and remind yourself this too will pass (because it will). You may have to do this a dozen times in a day.
  • Smile. It’s a kind way to conduct ourselves and muscles have memory and a smile reminds our brains and emotions that friendly lives just down the street from joy.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from our home to yours…

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