If you’re truly honest... what’s holding you back? Is it someone or something else, or are you holding yourself back?
I think you will find a lot of what is in you way come from within yourself. Habitual thinking about imaginary obstacles, fear of failure, fear of being judged, inner commentary on how things should or shouldn’t happen. 💕
Despite best intentions, you get in your own way. And never apply for the job, initiate the tough discussion, write the book, pluck up the courage to talk to someone. 💕
Getting out of your own way doesn’t mean you magically turn into this super brave Wonder Woman who can do anything. But it does mean you can say “I’m pretty scared about how this is going to turn out, but I’m going to give it a go anyway, I’m going to take the first small step”
So my friends... I've been working on this Namibian landscape, forgetting about it, then coming back to it. I'm always hoping to evolve. I've used copper undertones, left parts of the underpainting exposed, layered etc. What to do now?... please give any inputs so I can continue to grow as an artist. #growth#landscape#newefforts#namibia#developingmyskills#beingbravetoday
I see my #lifeunraveling b4 me. #whatelseisnew But #beingbravetoday Sitting #atlunchtoday deciding on which surgery I need 1st on my legs & which piece of cheesecake I'd like at the #chessecakefactory . #choices for #thewoundedhealer This all comes from being a Sagittarius. 1/2 human, 1/2 horse. Must be something about living between 2 different Worlds. My legs are muscular & beautiful. And although I was on the track team in High School, & an avid skier as a kid, I've always been challenged w/bouts of paralysis & leg issues. I remain thankful for the good health that I have in my body as a whole. And I treat my body like a temple.
It is when you fully accepted all the pain, that you can find the capability to embrace the true meaning of life.. A balance of sorrow and happiness to test how brave and far you can go. #EmbraceLife#EmbraceHorizons#BeingBraveToday
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along"...You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt .
I have been set a challenge to post a photo with no makeup & no filter, as woman we feel we need be a certain way, wear certain clothes & feel inadequate at times. Enough is enough, this is me, this is who I am, I'm unique and I am beautiful #findingmygreatness
Hi guys. So I'm not much of a selfie taker. I'm much happier behind the camera than in front of it, but I have been asking friends to bare themselves for my camera lately, so I'm taking a big gulp of brave and showing up here myself. I had to search back to even find a photo of me on my phone!! But this is me. I'm often dressed in yoga pants and wool sweaters until it's safely 75 degrees or more (I'm cold cold cold) my wool sweaters are hand me downs or thrift finds. The one I'm wearing here is a cashmere hoodie that I felted. It's about the softest happiest thing I own, and it's full of holes, but I don't care, I wear it anyway, even out of the house. My hair has a life of its own, so it's often in buns or little flipped pig tails making me look a bit like a lady bug or something. Most days I am out wandering in nature, or editing images, always with a big mug of tea. I love to see the world through my camera, and I like to think that I still have a child's eye for joy and always strive to capture that with my photography, rock painting, weaving, felting, doodling and other random crafts. I love the water, the ocean, rivers, lakes and my very favorite is hot springs. I think in my last life I was one of those monkeys sitting in hot springs in Japan. I love dancing (lots and lots of dancing goes on in this house) yoga and jelly beans! I have two free range kiddos who I adore in all of their wildness, 3 crazy cats, one adorable rescue pup and a handsome husband with a man bun who is also a passionate film photographer. Well, that about sums me up. Standing in my brave, introducing myself to you all!!
What an awesome day to explore Paris! I figured it out without to many panic attacks. #1 conquer the metro system #2 eat at a café under the Eiffel Tower #3 walk around Notre Dame #4 fall asleep drinking coffee so you know it's time to find a bed #5 Sleep the jet lag away! #danceinparis#sleepnomore#beingbravetoday
I'm getting brave today and posting MY art. I been quiet scared to post my art because I seen people steal art on instagram. It's 100% my art. Credit me please if you want to post it or something. I did it with copic markers and didn't get the hat finished because I don't have red ones yet. Tell me if you like it. 🐞
We had such beautiful weather today for Mike's Celebration of Life!
Crystal took this picture before we went inside to face the service, and it will take me a lifetime of pictures to get used to us being three. Thankfully, I am surrounded by the two greatest young lives on the planet, and we are already learning to lean heavily in on each other.
I have not begun to listen to voicemails, read emails, or look at Facebook. Thank you for the prayers and for all of the words I will soon read. The Holy Spirit is making me brave. Bravery is not needed with the absence of fear. Instead, it comes with a God-reliance in the face of deepest fears, and while walking through the fire.
'nebbing' in the car on the way to my first CF appt with my new team. *nerves are running high*
are we going to be a good match? will our personalities get along? will we bump heads on ideas? will they have a different style they'd like to use to manage my CF ... would i be brave enough to try it? how are my PFT's going to be in a new climate/elevation? will my extra efforts with more treatments/herbs & oils have made a beneficial impact? how do they run a hospital stay if i am admitted? will i be quarantined to my room? how is my body adjusting postpartum?
so many questions to be answered. i hope to feel more at peace in a few hours.
What does #depression look like? Today it looks like this. I pretend, fake a smile and go to work but lately it has become harder. I know to appreciate the good days and accept the dark days because without bad days, the good seems like less. #breakthetaboo#talkaboutit#beingbravetoday