We hear and see this word quite often. Being courageous can mean doing daring and heroic acts – but there’s also a more tender side to it.

I love how Brene Brown described what courage is: “Courage is a heart word. The root of the word courage is cor–the Latin word for heart. In one of its earliest forms, the word courage meant ‘To speak one’s mind by telling all one’s heart.’

She goes on to say that “speaking from our hearts is what I think of as ‘ordinary courage'” – and I couldn’t agree more.

Baring our hearts and living our truth is an act of bravery.

Earlier this year, I joined the #SacredSpaceCertification – and it added a more holistic touch to my transformative coaching practice.

For our graduation, we had to lead a workshop to practice what we’ve learned from the last 10 weeks – and we aptly called it “Activating Courage to Heal.”

Being in a sacred space with my sisters made me feel held and safe to be vulnerable – and this experience activated a higher level of courage within me.

The workshop was not only for our participants but also for us facilitators because it showed us that we can feel fear and still do what we’re called to do anyway.

The experience opened up new possibilities for me – and inspired me to keep learning.

I took another leap of faith when I enrolled in a life doula certification course – and it gave me another chance to serve cancer patients in a deeper way.

I’ve lost a few of them in recent weeks, dear friends who have journeyed with me, and my heart is still hurting. I find comfort in sacred spaces – and with enough time, I find my courage again.

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