You Can Do This Hard Thing

Some things are just hard. Whether it’s starting a conversation, or walking away from something important, or saying “No” when the pressure or expectation is to say “Yes,” or making a decision that could change everything. You keep turning it over and over in your heart and in your head. Maybe you talk about it…

Facing Your Fear and Transforming It Into Strength

Fear. It comes in different forms for different people. Everyone experiences it at least once – probably multiple times. We all deal with it in our own ways. However, what we don’t do in our society is talk about it. We don’t acknowledge that fear is a part of life. Instead, we’ve created a stigma…

Slow Dancing with the Dark

Growing up in a small town in Kentucky in the late 60s, we had to create our own entertainment and social life. In my early teens, hosting a dance party in your home for your friends and classmates helped insure that you were “cool.” And conscientious parents thought this was a great idea because they…

Five Steps to Liberating Yourself from Fear

As I sit down to write, I’m halfway through my personal retreat time at Chautauqua in western New York, an incredible center for learning, the arts, spirituality, and beauty for all ages. Reflecting on my first week, the theme for the morning lecture series in the 4,400-seat amphitheater was “The Nature of Fear.” While all…

How to find your belief in yourself

It’s a busy time. As I sit down to write, I’m in between two big workshops in the Netherlands. We just completed the five-day “Transformational Presence Leadership and Coaching” (TPLC) program with 25 inspiring and committed participants from Holland, Belgium, and the UK. In the next few days, 17 participants will travel from across Holland…

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