the theme for the week of March 30, 2015: slay your dragon

I have fears.

Some based in truth, some are deep seated from my childhood. They seem illogical. Whatever they are based on, the fear is quite real. What I have found, however, is that often I am most afraid of the act of facing that fear - of slaying that dragon. Facing your fear (going skydiving, meeting a clown, not running out of the room when you see a spider, seeing an ex. . .) is scary. Your heart beats faster, your face feels hot. It's as if holding your breath somehow makes the next moment not happen. It's just ONE moment though. Then it's over and you're on the other side.

This week is as good a time as any to face what scares you and to change the trajectory of that fear. Make up your mind. You are stronger than your fear. Someone wise once told me that fear is just in your head. It is an emotion. What you do with that fear is what matters.

Get out your sword. It's time to slay your dragon.

happy life quotes: what your body would say to you

I saw this quote on Olivine's blog and it hit me so strongly. I struggle to keep my mind and my body connected and this--well, this quote is what I imagine my body would say to me.