"I have good news, bad news, and weird news. Which do you want first?”

Well obviously, I want the good news first, right?! But apparently that is not the common response, based on the expression moving across the doctor’s face. After the fact, I pondered this, as I do with any conversation, especially if I’m trying to stay in my head so I can keep control of my emotions. In the past I would’ve wanted the bad news first, to get it over with, so I could end on a high note. I now know, that if I start with something pleasant, it allows me to shift into a sense of gratitude, which then pre-paves a more positive way for whatever is to come. As a result, I seem to be more equipped emotionally to handle the “bad” and the weird.

"Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense." -Helen Rowland

I came across this quote earlier today and marvel at the insightful nature of Helen Rowland, an American journalist and humorist born in the late 1800s. While I imagine she is describing the process of falling in love with a specific person, it also feels applicable to life in general.

With a grateful heart.... I have been chosen to open for Caroline Myss
this Friday night!

Wow. What an honor! Thank you to each of you for your love and support, and for walking this journey with me.

Well this has been quite the week....one for the record books I would say! Who knew I'd be able to have such a wide range of experience all in just a matter of days.

It began with the news that I had been chosen as one of the seven to audition for the privilege of being the opening speaker at Caroline Myss' event on the 31st! WOWEE! What an honor!

Monday held a one-on-one session with a Shaman from Peru, and later that afternoon the start of the first dance class I can ever remember taking. Mom and I are trying our hand (well, our feet really) at clogging. So far so good!


After the talk I gave Sunday, someone came to me and said (I may be paraphrasing a bit), “I’m so glad you share when you are feeling blue because I have a tendency to want to put you on a pedestal.” My response, “Oh please DON’T do that!!! That would not be good for either of us!”
I share what I share because I want you to know we are all in this human journey together. So let's talk about fear. Fear is a powerful, tricky thing that has the ability to hold us stuck and keep us small. For some it shows up as a bug crossing the path or being enclosed in a tight space. For others it’s being willing to express love or finally allowing your voice to be heard. We all experience fear to varying degrees at various times. The question becomes not whether we experience it, but rather how we handle it when we do.

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