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

H.M.Dillard

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)

Funny Story

Funny story for the day. Usually I don't share the day of, but this was too memorable not to share. Most mornings I get up before work and walk around the park/neighborhood near my apartment. For the last couple weeks, every time I get to a specific corner, one of those black grackle birds sweeps … Continue reading Funny Story

HMDillard Online Book Club: May Choices

I'm so glad you're getting to join our online book club this month (CLICK HERE for details)! If this is your first time to browse what we're reading this year, welcome! Feel free to jump right into May with us, or choose one of our previous books! Either way, I hope this list is a springboard … Continue reading HMDillard Online Book Club: May Choices

Sneak Peak: May Choices for HMDillard Online Book Club

I'm so glad you're getting to join our online book club this month! (CLICK HERE for details) If this is your first time to browse what we're reading this year, welcome! Feel free to jump right into May with us, or choose one of our previous books! Either way, I hope this list is a springboard … Continue reading Sneak Peak: May Choices for HMDillard Online Book Club

Courage = Picking Up Spiritual Weapons (Part 7 of a series)

The above picture is what my study book looks like at the moment. For the first couple weeks I took a verse per day and wrote at least one thought pertaining to that verse--anything that would help it to stick in my mind. I've gone back to revisit this page a couple times, but not … Continue reading Courage = Picking Up Spiritual Weapons (Part 7 of a series)