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How to gain your Level One badge in Courage and Fortitude

Hello. One of the recent questions I was asked on Instagram was “How do you find the courage to do spoken word performance?”. So let’s talk about courage. Courage: the ability to do something that frightens one; bravery; strength in the face of pain or grief. From Latin ‘cor’ and French ‘corage’, related to the […]

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How to use your voice without freaking out: one person’s attempt at saying stuff out loud

Hello. Let’s talk about using your voice. Since I was 17 I’ve written down my ideas and shared them with the Internet. It started with a blog about sewing, progressing to fashion, progressing to arts and culture. Now I write about whatever intrigues me at that moment, hoping it will intrigue others too. Recently a […]

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How to overcome a fear of success. Yes, success.

Hello. Let’s talk about … success. So here’s an interesting challenge for you. Are you more frightened of failure, or of success? If you ‘pshawed’ that question rather quickly, perhaps answering with only your instinct and no introspection, I guess you said failure. Maybe you shouted ‘FAILURE!’ loudly into the office and now everyone’s wondering what specific […]