Courage & Vulnerability

The path to awareness takes courage and vulnerability.  How we see ourselves, each day, in the mirror has the biggest impact on our day ahead.

My intention for the year – Dare to Lead; based on Brene Brown’s book of the same title.

Brave work, tough conversations, whole hearts.

As she says, “Vulnerability is an emotion we experience during times of uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure.”

Most all acts of courage require vulnerability.  If we allow our fears to run our thinking and our behaviors.  When we choose to consciously learn about our vulnerable triggers, it creates awareness and understanding of why we think and behave the way we do.  With awareness, we can align with our values and live life with integrity.

But having awareness is only the foundation.  It then takes courage to share our message.  As I look back over the last month, I have worked hard to bring that awareness more to the forefront and now it is time to pull up the “big girl panties”, be brave, and share those conversations with my whole heart.

Empower Your Mind & Muse

It is time for me to step into my own tag line.   The creation of Miz Mindful was to share how deeply mindfulness has changed my life.  Not to be confused with meditation, when I speak of mindfulness, I am using it as a lifestyle.  Mindful in all my situations, not just a 20 to 30-minute practice.

Sharing that takes a ton of vulnerability on my part.  Sharing all the scary stuff, my suits of armor, my closed heart. In addition, my unbalanced sense of trust: Not trusting others while if I’m completely honest with myself, it was that I didn’t trust myself to create appropriate boundaries.

Never wanting to appear weak, I often became stone-cold with my heart feels at the same time overtrusting words over actions because of hope. My lack of trust of others, when I honestly looked deep, was more of my lack of trust in myself to create appropriate boundaries.  That was probably my biggest fear.  It would prove the misconception that I was unlovable and people would leave me if I didn’t put them first before me.

My two biggest tools to date that are moving me forward are mindfulness and self-compassion.  Using the non-judgment component with myself – my thoughts, feelings, and behaviors have changed my life in leaps and bounds.

I still have a long way to go but so far on am still on my path of daring to lead

I would love to hear what you think about courage and vulnerability.



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