Growing through fear

no-fearMy husband and I are looking to make some big life changes.  And they scare me a little bit.  As I was sharing some of this thought process with a friend, she easily stated, “Ya, but remember we grow through fear”.  Well, duh.

Sometimes you need someone else to say something, that you normally teach, say and practice- right back at ya when things are a bit cloudy.  Our own perspective can get a bit lost.

When we use our fears, when we face them, we 100% grow, change, develop.  Remember the video I did on the fly last week about fear?  I shared four ways to overcome fear.  Which is important- but let’s analyze what happens when we do face our fears.

First, what are the most common fears?  Below is a list of what folks fear the most:

  • Fear of death
  • Fear of rejection
  • Fear of failure
  • Fear of what others think
  • Fear of not being enough
  • Fear of the unknown
  • Fear of success
  • Fear of not being loved
  • Fear of public speaking

Can you find any of your fears listed above?  There are a few there for me.  Right now I am struggling with fear of failure (for our life change decision).


Here is what I remind myself of.  When I tackled things that I was most fearful of- I always, 100%, every time have come out better because of it.  Either a better circumstance, or a better perspective.

Cause here is the thing.  You are CAPABLE of achieving, changing, succeeding, dreaming, chasing, and being.  What stops us- is fear.

Can you look at that list, and pinpoint something that is holding you back?  Can you tackle it?  Either head on, or bit by bit?

You can.  I know you can.  And if you do, I promise, you will be a better person because of it.

mushroomMushroom Stroganoff

This week my family and I tried a new recipe from my new favorite recipe book, from Forks over Knives. OH MY GOODNESS.  This, the whole family loved.  You can find the recipe here.  I have been on a 90% plant-based ‘diet’ for several weeks now- and am LOVING it.  I can’t believe how great I feel.  I ate fairly healthy before, but cutting out animal proteins and fats have been huge.  And I am shocked.  By the way, I do love a good steak.  So I say 90% (or like 95% ha) of the time I will eat plant-based.  But I do have fish once a week, and a good steak around once a month or so.

Oh, and wine.  Gotta have my wine.


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