Tag Archive for: fear

Letting go of trauma to clear the way for Adventure

Letting go of trauma to clear the way for Adventure

Twelve years ago I was attacked on a subway platform in Boston as more than twenty people stood by and watched. No one intervened. When I finally broke free from my attacker, and was running for the stairs, I fell. ... Read more
What does an Adventure Diva conquering fear look like?

What does an Adventure Diva conquering fear look like?

What does an Adventure Diva conquering fear look like? Kristina Paltén on a 1,144-mile journey of trust. The Swedish ultra-runner began her run through Iran on August 29th 2015. She was to become the first woman ever to... Read more
What are you afraid of?  (Not much after watching 82-year-old nurse-turned-action-hero, Kay D’Arcy!)

What are you afraid of? (Not much after watching 82-year-old nurse-turned-action-hero, Kay D’Arcy!)

Ten years ago if you had asked me what I was afraid of, I would have told you: heights, a world chocolate shortage, and snakes. Today? Getting old, getting sick, being alone, being irrelevant, peeing my pants and dying. Aging... Read more
On embracing vulnerability as an asset, and banishing shame.

On embracing vulnerability as an asset, and banishing shame.

Seems like a heavy talking point in a space about adventures, doesn't it? Let's just call it "clearing the log-jam" that causes some of us to stumble right out of the gate. ALL of us want to have adventures,... Read more
Ellen, on finding your own way, mustering up courage, and living with integrity.

Ellen, on finding your own way, mustering up courage, and living with integrity.

Sometimes being comfortable in our own skin can be one of the toughest battles we face. It can also be fuel for really great adventures. When we think about the things we fear the most, there are... Read more
In case you hadn’t noticed, age isn’t a 4-lettered word (and how a drag queen’s pink coat might be your next parade) …

In case you hadn’t noticed, age isn’t a 4-lettered word (and how a drag queen’s pink coat might be your next parade) …

It's cold out today. Last night was so chilly I actually pulled my fleece lounge pants on. This wouldn't be so surprising if it wasn't still early in August, the supposed "dog days of summer". I was thinking... Read more
Kiss my assets.  One of the most eloquent responses you’ll ever read from a woman confronting the bullies that body-shamed her.

Kiss my assets. One of the most eloquent responses you’ll ever read from a woman confronting the bullies that body-shamed her.

You've spent months planning an epic adventure. You feel courageous as hell, until you eye up that little bikini your girlfriend talked you into buying for the occasion. What were you thinking? You can't wear that!... Read more