A Fearless Conversation About Fear

Do you know the song "Nothing More" by the Alternate Routes?  I heard it playing at a coffee shop the other day, and immediately fell in love with it. The message I get from it is the same one I try to spread through the Gift of Happiness: How we treat each other matters, and it's possible to treat people (including ourselves) with love, no matter what the situation. Of course, just because we can doesn't make it easy, but it is still important.

One thing that trips me up when trying to love people is fear: fear of rejection, fear of judgment, fear of feeling stupid or gullible or wrong. There are so many things to be afraid of! But letting that fear take over is a recipe for loneliness.

This Sunday afternoon, I am leading an open conversation about fear: how to listen to it, engage with it, and learn from it so that it can empower rather than control you. If you are local to the Boston/MetroWest area, please consider joining me at Befriending Fear, Sunday 4/12 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Roots & Wings Yoga and Healing Arts. This is a chance to share your experiences with fear and courage, and get a new perspective on areas of your life where you are feeling stuck.  

With a little fear -- but also excitement! -- I look forward to our conversation.