Whenever I need a reminder to be brave and vulnerable, I reread one of Dr. Brene Brown‘s amazing books on the damaging powers of shame and the healing aspects of connection. Courage is all about telling our stories.
I’ve always been afraid of having my story turned into an “inspirational” anecdote with no real soul. Reading the works of Cheryl Strayed and Anne Lamott has taught me that memoir can be gritty, spiritual, and heart-wrenchingly true. Here’s to being beautifully flawed.
Being vegan is a wonderful adventure and I love finding new things to try in VegNews.
I find volunteering to be one of the most healing practices in my life. I am so happy to be a part of The Trevor Project and to be able to go into schools to let LGBTQ teens know that there are people who care about them. It takes so much courage to ask for help and support.
For her humor and her guidance, I turn to Martha Beck‘s life coaching blog and column in O Magazine. In my favorite column, she recommended only allowing supportive people to sit on the panel of advisers in your head. She gets a seat on my panel for sure.