Tag Archive for: vulnerability

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
Making Peace with Your Body and Aging

Making Peace with Your Body and Aging

Today I am incredibly aware of the way age is invading my body -- the crows feet around my eyes, the smile lines at the corners of my mouth, the loosening of my skin around my neck and jowls,... Read more
What have you done that took you past your comfort zone?

What have you done that took you past your comfort zone?

David Bowie has some gorgeous wisdom about pushing out of your comfort zone. In fact, I took his advice to heart and pushed way outside of my own. (Click through and I'll tell you a little bit... Read more
J. K. Rowling on the Power of Failure and Imagination

J. K. Rowling on the Power of Failure and Imagination

As adventure divas we may be faced with similar fears: we're too old, we don't have enough money, we don't have enough courage. These old scripts that we read from don't serve us well. They become... Read more
Isabel Allende, on aging, living with passion, and the wisdom of having fun while doing good.

Isabel Allende, on aging, living with passion, and the wisdom of having fun while doing good.

I fell down a rabbit hole this morning, and it left me anxious to share this TED Talk given by 71-year-old Chilean author, Isabel Allende. There was astonishing synchronicity for me, from the quote she shared by another... 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
Give your inner critic a hall pass:  Janet Echelman on using imagination and trusting your gut to fuel your own epic adventures.

Give your inner critic a hall pass: Janet Echelman on using imagination and trusting your gut to fuel your own epic adventures.

Janet Echelman's TED Talk on taking imagination seriously was a brilliant piece of serendipity for me when I discovered it in 2012, and worth sharing as a tool for adventure divas struggling with doubt. Having been rejected by seven different... 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