• Brene Brown,  Criticism,  Inspirational quotes,  Quotes about authenticity

    Fearless living

    “I want to be brave with my life. When we make the choice to dare greatly, we sign up to get our asses kicked. We can choose courage or we can choose comfort, but we can’t have both. Not at the same time.” ~Brene Brown, Daring Greatly I never wanted to be a professional actor, but I don’t regret a minute of the time I spent in the performing arts. When I was a kid, I acted, danced, and sang (badly) in dramas and musicals. I was, as my parents liked to say, “an incorrigible ham.” But just as my folks had hoped, the performing arts gave me confidence. By…

  • Criticism,  Personal growth,  Writing advice

    Owning our mistakes

    “Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the error that counts.” ~Nikki Giovanni, American poet and activist It’s one of the realities of being a journalist or a published author: The mistakes you make on the job are glaringly public and might remain in print forever. I recall times I made errors that were, luckily, caught by my editors before they made it to print. But sometimes they weren’t caught — and I was humbled when readers pointed them out. (You really need to grow a thick skin in this business.) As sociologist Brene Brown advises, if you’re going to put yourself out there, expect to…