Phoenix, do you feel brave?
Honestly . . . I rarely do. Anxiety often piles up roadblocks in my path. Too often, I've lived as a smaller, quieter, less vibrant version of my best self.
My saving grace, though, is remembering this: you don't need ALL the bravery in order to move forward, toward the life of your dreams--one spilling over with meaning, depth, purpose, passion.
You just need enough bravery for one tiny (infinitesimal) step.
One brave move leads to another.
I'm so grateful for today's new release of our digital magazine, The Phoenix Soul. The theme? Brave First Steps. It's a wildly colorful celebration of daily bravery, including stories about letting go (burning 100+ journals! What?!), coming out, living with chronic illness and anxiety, and more.
This issue is an encouraging companion for the new year, as so many of us re-commit to living our best lives.
Phoenix, you and I are so much braver than we give ourselves credit for . . . simply being ourselves (in all our messy beauty, full of feeling) in a world that's sometimes overwhelming. It matters. We matter.
I hope to see you in our vibrant pages. I'd love to celebrate our brave (and sometimes timid) souls together. We're so much stronger united.
Sending you so much love,
(your fellow phoenix)