Rich Creativity

Fear finds its way into the creative process by instilling self-doubt, imposter syndrome and any number of icky sensations—sometimes keeping us from exploring passions that can bolster and nurture us. These articles offer insights and strategies for how to identify what sparks you and then explore ways to get those creative muscles working.

I Did What Scared Me the Most — and It Changed My Life

I Did What Scared Me the Most — and It Changed My Life

When I turned forty, I was married with two young children, leaning wholeheartedly into the role of caring for my family. I lived in a lovely home in an affluent neighborhood in Connecticut, grateful that I could stay at home with my son and daughter. But as I...

Social Media FOMO Can Backfire

Social Media FOMO Can Backfire

The holidays can serve up rich and meaningful moments with family and friends-- and trigger a drive to digitally broadcast each and every one. But sharing can turn into oversharing, leading to a feverish social media focus that can actually make us feel worse. Here's...

A Fear Finding Exercise

A Fear Finding Exercise

Hello Fellow Fear Finders, Feeling fearless doesn't mean ignoring or battling your fears, but rather accepting, enlightening and embracing them as part of your path toward a deeper understanding of what gets and keeps you stuck. In the process, your fears can shift...

Welcome, fellow Fear Finder.

Welcome, fellow Fear Finder.

Welcome, fellow Fear Finder. I'm glad you're here. I'm glad because it means I've sparked some curiosity about how fear shows up in your life and in your choices. And curiosity is a great starting point for positive change. Curiosity enlightens fear by enticing us to...

Fear of Middle-Aged Regret? Sing in a Band.

Fear of Middle-Aged Regret? Sing in a Band.

To mark the occasion of my fortieth birthday (let's just say it was a while ago), I decided to do something that scared me. Not bungee jumping or race-car driving--something far more terrifying. I decided to sing in front of people. And that petrified me. Having...

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