Sharing Saturday: BRAVING Explained, by Brené Brown

What is YOUR Daring Greatly moment? What is something that you accomplished that seemed impossible? How have you defied the odds? #sharingsaturday #brenebrown

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I have to admit, I sneaked a peek in JANUARY at our book club book Braving the Wilderness, by Brené Brown almost by accident. I ordered this through my public library as an audio book, and thought, Oh, I’ll just listen to the introduction and then start this in another week. Nope. Didn’t happen. Before I knew it, I was already into the third chapter of this book (it’s easy to do when driving to and from work). In the second chapter she explains the concept of BRAVING, an acronym for evaluating how much trust you put in other people, situations, or even yourself. I was particularly struck by the “N,” which is non-judgment, specifically when talking about self. I tend to give to others so much easier than asking for help, and this (once again!) makes a nod toward giving myself permission to do something. Can I ask…

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Relationships, Running, Reading, and (W)RITING (The heart of my blog, pt. 4 of 4)

By the time this makes it onto my blog (in case it ever does), I will be past this. I need a place at the moment to write EXACTLY how I'm feeling, and sometimes this pretense of actually getting it out there is better than simply writing in my journal. Maybe someone can relate to this. And … Continue reading Relationships, Running, Reading, and (W)RITING (The heart of my blog, pt. 4 of 4)

RELATIONSHIPS, Running, Reading, and (W)riting (The heart of my blog, pt. 3 of 4)

I used to think that building relationships was something that I had to do outside of what I was already doing. On one hand, yes, it does take extra effort to build relationships with other people rather than just be a loner. However, I'm learning to form relationships around what I am already doing and … Continue reading RELATIONSHIPS, Running, Reading, and (W)riting (The heart of my blog, pt. 3 of 4)

Relationships, Running, READING, and (W)riting (The heart of my blog, pt. 2 of 4)

One of my favorite pastimes, when I actually take the time to turn off NCIS, Sherlock, or Gilmore Girls, is reading! Hence the reason that I have included it in my Blog Motto. When I was little, reading was a place to explore, a way to figure out things that I didn't know without even … Continue reading Relationships, Running, READING, and (W)riting (The heart of my blog, pt. 2 of 4)

Relationships, RUNNING, Reading, and (W)riting (The heart of my blog, pt. 1 of 4)

"Not all those who wander are lost." As a long-time Lord of the Rings fan, I am using this J.R.R. Tolkien inspiration as my motto for running. I have started a new VERY long-term goal of running/walking/biking/swimming across the United States in a virtual run called an Amerithon. It'll probably take me about 2 years … Continue reading Relationships, RUNNING, Reading, and (W)riting (The heart of my blog, pt. 1 of 4)

Over a Million Dreams!

There's a wonderful song on an awesome movie that came out last year (The Greatest Showman). This musical not only gives toe tapping beats, but honest lyrics and inspiring drama. If you have not yet had the opportunity to watch this, grab a friend and plop in front of the TV. You won't stay there … Continue reading Over a Million Dreams!