According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of: 'brave' is having or showing mental or moral strength to face danger, fear, or difficulty : having or showing courage. Which leads me to ponder the definition of 'courage'; the mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand
OK - its time to answer the question I hear most often asked of me. 'What do you do?' My answer is sometimes, 'I am retired'. To that, I get a round of laughs. Surely that cannot be true, I
Unfortunately, a big chunk of my life has been spent following orders, or doing what was expected. Once I entered the institutions of learning, I towed the line. Attended classes, completed homework, took the tests. Year after year. After all
E-book - Fruitless at 40: Rediscovering my Creative Power I am not fruitless anymore. Through the writing, learning and practicing of the past 6 years, I have come out the other side with more wisdom, creativity and passion than I knew was possible. I know I am not alone in this type of transformation. Everyone who enters the decade of being the age of 40 comes through it changed. I didn't realize how much better I would feel and how much more I like myself as I move through these transitions.
If a child was asked what their superpower was, they would wonder why they had to pick just one? Children can easily convey their strengths, listing them off one by one. They would not feel too boastful about honestly declaring their passions. They wouldn't worry what the person who asked the question thought about their unique superpowers. This child might even think it ridiculous to worry about such things. At what age did we loose the ability to easily identify what makes us feel special? Why is naming our valuable contributions to the world such a vulnerable process?