Ever notice what your body does when you have fearful thoughts? Often we contract, constrict, become smaller and shut down. Maybe your shoulders hike up, your upper back feels tight or your stomach churns. As author/trauma expert Bessel Van der Kolk says, “Our body keeps the score!”
These times are challenging many of us to call forth our courage like we never have before and to “feel the fear and do it anyway!” This week I’m asking, “Who would I be without my fear?” Here’s more:
Want more? Read 7 Reasons to Choose Love Over Fear Today. What a gift when we remember we GET to choose how to respond to fearful thoughts. Be kind to yourself and let me know how your week goes!
HOW CAN I SUPPORT YOU OR YOUR TEAM IN FINDING BALANCE & RESILIENCY? HERE ARE SOME IDEAS!
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