Dear Eva: For the past five years I have literally and figuratively disappeared from my family and friends. I lost all contact with them, no calls, e...
One thing that is inevitable when chasing a huge goal is the arrival of occasional self-doubt. Fear can paralyze us, preventing us from succeeding in a big way. For entrepreneurs especially, succumbing to fear is not a viable option.
I've spent a good amount of my time on Earth fretting. A defense developed in childhood, worry was my talisman, my rabbit's foot. I believed it kept me safe. Delving into my spiritual yearning has brought me to a place of openness and questioning.
You keep coming up with excuses. Yeah, you know they're excuses, but you can't stop yourself. Because if you don't try, you can't fail, right? And ...
I'm a die hard Taylor Swift fan. I listened to Fifteen on my first day of high school, nervously tapping my feet to the lines; "Take a deep breath as you walk through the doors/it's the moment of your very first day."
How well do you hold a grudge? Do you hang on to resentment, past insults and hurts forever? Is your memory sharp as a tack when it comes to recalling...
I am no longer a slave to fear because I have surrendered to God's love. I am no longer a slave to fear for I am a child of God.
For years I hid. Hid behind brands and labels, coats and hats, chef knives and hot pans, bullying and criticism of others, substances altering all reality and one harmful relationship after another. What or who are you hiding behind?
I was a closeted 18-year-old in the midst of pledging the biggest 'bro' fraternity on campus. Now what?
If courage is bravery, then maybe when we are discouraged, what we're really feeling is fear. The further away we are from courage, the closer we are to our fears.
I saw you trying to be brave. I saw you smiling through your trepidation. I knew you wouldn't let you true feelings show. So, I cried instead.
I believe that many of us spend our lives running wildly through an endless pitch black corridor desperately searching for a light switch. The dark ...
For the last 13 years, I have been photographing LGBT high school and college athletes who have "come out" to their teammates despite the high prevalence of LGBT-bias found in sports.
Caitlyn Jenner is more than a label in the culture wars; the complexity of her choice shines a light on the labels we affix to others and ourselves. Her choice would not be mine, but I celebrate and admire her. It is an invitation to live beyond the cheap grace of labeling others.
Want to know how to get over that? How to get over the "I could never try that?" Have a staring contest with fear. Promise yourself whoever blinks first is the loser.
Becoming an entrepreneur is exciting. For me, it came with the thoughts of location independence and traveling the world. However, this wasn't always the case.
I really love the quote from Marcus Aurelius that Arianna quoted in the Thrive course: True understanding is to see the events of life in this way: ...
Too often, somewhere between wearing tiaras and leaving school, we dial down our dreams and reset our sights as the realities of the real world crush in on us.
When I am not there, I get the sense they dig a little deeper to find the strength to try new things without the "training wheels" of their mother's outstretched hands.