Do It Afraid: How to Thrive Outside Your Comfort Zone

Do It Afraid: How to Thrive Outside Your Comfort Zone

A few days after my 32nd birthday, I stood in front of a crowded auditorium and pretended to be an 18-year-old high school student in a theatrical production. I never intended on playing the lead role when I signed on to volunteer as a program coordinator, but my behind-the-scenes gig ended when the director asked me to step in two weeks before show time.

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Back-to-Brave Series: Removing the Mask- Why It's Okay Not to Feel Okay

Back-to-Brave Series: Removing the Mask- Why It's Okay Not to Feel Okay

There are moments in life when nothing seems okay. Everything goes wrong at the same time, wreaking havoc on our present and future plans. The last thing we feel like doing is smiling, especially while struggling with long nights and dreary mornings. We’re far from okay, but we still pull out our mask. 

And we eventually learn that a mask can hide the pain from others, but it’s hard to find freedom in the hiding.  

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