• Permission Part I: How to Break Up with Labels

    The only person you really need permission from is yourself. What gets in the way? Your unexamined labels and limits. When you were young, someone labeled you; you were the smart one, the pretty one, the creative one, the tall one, the athletic one, the funny one… Labels help when you’re young and learning what’s what, but once you know a dog from a cat, labels stop helping. But labels don’t stop coming at us. By the time we reach adulthood, we have amassed a collection of labels to rival that of art at the Lourve (home of the Mona Lisa). The problem isn’t actually the labels themselves, the problem is…

  • Fear… And What To Do About It.

    Fear: an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger b (1) : an instance of this emotion (2) : a state marked by this emotion -Merriam-Webster.com Fear= Freeze Fear causes inaction. Inevitably there is something that you would like to do– take a trip, go back to school, start a business, ask someone out, break up with someone– that you are not doing. Why are you not doing it? You’re scared. Your initial reaction may be one of denial disbelief, but if you dig deeper, I would wager that you will find that you are not taking action on what you want to because of fear. Whether…