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What are You Really Afraid of?

What are You Really Afraid of?

"Courage and cowardice are antithetical. Courage is an inner resolution to go forward in spite of obstacles and frightening situations; cowardice is a submissive surrender to circumstance. Courage breeds creative self-affirmation; cowardice produces destructive self-abnegation. Courage faces fear and thereby masters it; cowardice represses fear and is thereby mastered by it. Courageous men never lose the zest for living even though their life situation is zestless; cowardly men, overwhelmed by Continue reading

Together Again!

Together Again!

When I finished high school, I never imagined I'd go back. The few fragile friendships I'd developed disintegrated, real life happened and time passed. The wounds, however, remained. All the petty grievances I'd experienced via insecurity and careless gossip had done their damage. Needless to say, I remember fleeing the school grounds with a kind of euphoria born from the knowledge that I would never, ever have to see those people again. I stayed in touch with those who were real friends and Continue reading

Attack of the Stress Badger

Attack of the Stress Badger

Today was a busy, busy day. And when I am busy, I generally feel stressed. It's like this, I'm working along, doing what needs to be done and then suddenly, the Stress Badger jumps on my back, clamps onto my neck and growls. I hate the stress Badger. She's very annoying. So I take deep breaths. I put some lavender essential oil on my hands and inhale. I make little "oohm" noises under my breath. And the Stress Badger whispers, "Ice cream." And then I start the cycle of inward chatter, will I Continue reading