Courage

How Not to Hang on for Dear Life

What stops you? I’ve found that my answers to that question fall into one of two categories: I’m afraid of failing, or I don’t care enough to push through whatever discomfort may be involved to reach my goal. […]

February 20th, 2015|Courage, Determination, Success|

The Gift of Sally Ride’s Secret

I stayed up until 4 a.m. last night reading Lynn Sherr’s biography, Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space, an unwise choice, given my schedule for today. Now, I’m sitting on my flight home to Seattle from NYC, where I just finished it, sniffling quietly, hoping my seatmate doesn’t notice my tears. After I read the last page, I spent several minutes flipping through the photographs in the center of the book, staring at the various renditions of this famous woman, pictured from infancy into her fifties, then rereading snippets of pages, marveling at her complexity and wondering at the price she paid for the choices she made. […]

December 19th, 2014|Courage, Empowering Women, Essays|
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