That other kind of fear (and exciting date/time information)
When I was a little girl, my family and I went hiking in a place called Bonanza King. We were on a narrow trail high above a whitewater river, and I slipped and fell. I remember grabbing onto a rock on the side of the steep slope, terrified that I was going to fall. And then I remember my mom’s friend Gail—who was on vacation with us—reaching down, grabbing my hand and saving me.
I also remember a time my family almost had to evacuate our home because a grass fire was burning too close. We lived on a hill with fields all around and I remember the only thing I wanted to pack when we got ready to leave was my blanket.
And then there was the time in elementary school, when I was walking home one day and a car with a man driving followed me slowly. I remember the car stopped and I ran into the bushes and up a hill to get away.
In all of those situations, I felt real fear – the kind of fear that is tied to real situations of danger and threat, and the kind of fear that can help you survive.
But there’s another kind of fear that often crops up in our lives that doesn’t have to do with keeping us safe or signaling danger. This other kind of fear is often tied to our beliefs about ourselves and others and it can hold us back — from pursuing dreams, taking risks, taking that next step, speaking up, changing, living fully, and a whole long list of other things. And this is the kind of fear Pam, Kirsten and I will be focusing on in our LIFT workshop on Conquering Fear on Saturday, July 16, 2016, 9:30 – 11:30am. We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to plan for this short morning workshop and we can’t wait to share with you!
We all face fears; it’s part of being human. But, it’s our hope that this workshop will equip you to walk with fear in a new way and move forward in freedom to live a life of possibility and opportunity, not hesitation and holding back. I love how Author Brene Brown says, “We’re all afraid. We just have to get to the point where we understand it doesn’t mean that we can’t also be brave.”
In the workshop, we’ll explore:
- some key truths that will help you re-frame fear in your own life
- how our fears can actually help point us to our calling
- and how we as women can get to a place where we can take that next step, and not let fear hold us back
Whether you battle daily fears, or simply hesitate in certain areas of your life, it’s our hope that this workshop will help you:
- understand fear (and shame – the fear of not being enough) better
- gain a new perspective on fear
- identify helpful steps to face your fears
- move toward growth and freedom
And the best part? We’ll be doing this together. (There’s courage to be found when we come alongside each other!) To learn more about the workshop, or about LIFT – Live: Inspired, Fearless, Thriving, click on the link below! You don’t have to have attended our LIFT Boise Event to come to the workshop; all are welcome!
Seating is limited and space is filling up so grab your spot now. Cost is just $12. Hope to see you there!