How I Overcame My Fear of Being Criticized

How I Overcame My Fear of Being Criticized

“If you show someone something you’ve written, you give them a sharpened stake, lie down in your coffin, and say, ‘When you’re ready’.” – David Mitchell, Black Swan Green Writers are not the most social human beings. We spend most of our time writing or...
Jumping Ship; Finding Land

Jumping Ship; Finding Land

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”- Mary Oliver The body speaks to us; it will scream for our attention by breaking down in any of innumerable ways if we ignore the signs that our lives are making us sick.  I hated my job of 9...
How I Got Over My Fear of Flying

How I Got Over My Fear of Flying

September 17th, 2012 was my own personal judgement day.  Months of anxiety and nervousness had built up and today was the culmination.  It was time to pay the piper. What in the world had me so scared? Was it a court date? A visit to the doctor to receive bad news?...
Frozen In Fear

Frozen In Fear

“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” – Jack Canfield I sit on the edge of the sturdy rubber boat, staring at the rare spectacular blue emanating from beneath the water. I wonder about hidden depths of ice below, and my heart begins thumping...