The bear outside your tent

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I swear to God, there is a BEAR outside my tent.

BEAR! BEAR! BEAR! BEAR! BEAR!

This is the only thought that goes through your mind when there is heavy-animal breathing about 5 inches from your head with a thin sheet of "it-SAYS-its-waterproof" material between you and BEAR.

I laid perfectly still. After calling my boyfriend approximately 658 times in a row, I finally surrendered to the reality of the situation.

There is a bear outside my tent. And there ain't NOTHING I can do about it.

I heard it lumbering around. It was now at the base of my tent, chewing on...something. 

Thank God it's not me, I thought.

About ten minutes (minutes? felt like hours!) it left. Phew. I continued to lay there. 

Then it came back.

BEAR! BEAR! BEAR! BEAR! BEAR!

This time, I started to wonder if I should OPEN the tent to see what it was... but the idea of doing so and being eye to eye with a great hairy beast totally took over my brain and I continued to lay there.

I never did muster up the courage to actually look and see. I told the story to many people as I continued to hike the Appalachian Trail, receiving varying degrees of believing it was - or was not - truly a BEAR. 

Finding the courage to embrace our Calling to change the world is a lot like opening a tent and looking a Bear straight in the eyes.

It's not easy. 

It's not for the faint of heart.

It can be downright intimidating and heart-pumpingly terrifying.

But I believe the reason you so desperately want to pull the curtain (or tent flap) back on your calling, is because you want to look YOURSELF straight in the eye. 

(It's also not the kind of story you want to tell down the road (or the trail)... ahem..."I swear! It was a BEAR!" ... "I swear, I had this Calling, but I never dared to look it in the eye...but believe me I was called!")
 

I help change-leaders look themselves in the eye, accept who they really are, so they can fully engage in their calling to make a difference in the world.

 

I work with visionaries and social impact entrepreneurs who know that their truest form of service comes from being themselves. 

I help people like you face stories like self-doubt, comparison, questioning worthiness, and feeling like a fraud. I help you uncover the Truth - that you already are exactly who you need to be to be a conduit for your world-changing work. I work with you as you connect to your authentic vision, create your sacred offering, and follow through with soulful strategy on a simple path of impact. And I'm there for you when all hell breaks loose and you have a metaphorical BEAR banging on your tent door.

I do this work with others because I do this work with myself. I've felt lost on my very own path before. I've struggled with feeling good enough. I've wrangled with doubt, gotten mired in analysis-paralysis, tried complicated strategies, fallen and failed so many times. 

But I've realized that the messy, boot-stomping adventure is what has allowed me to be most connected with my own process. That it's not about me knowing your answers, but being a bridge that supports you in discovering your own. 

I haven't been where you are. You are on your own path. But I can be with you as you blaze your own trail.

Our world has some big challenges it's facing. As World-Healers, we feel called to save it.

But in order to do so, we must first accept who we truly are. Because the only way to change the world is to accept what is, and take action from that whole-hearted place. And the only way to accept the world is to accept ourselves - our humanness and our unlimited potential. 

If you are an aspiring or already engaged change-leader ready to evolve your business, movement, or cause from the inside out, then I am the gal ready to help you on that journey. 

Because the World Needs the Real You.

This is the only thought that goes through your mind when there is heavy-animal breathing about 5 inches from your head with a thin sheet of "it-SAYS-its-waterproof" material between you and BEAR.

I laid perfectly still. After calling my boyfriend approximately 658 times in a row, I finally surrendered to the reality of the situation.

There is a bear outside my tent. And there ain't NOTHING I can do about it.

I heard it lumbering around. It was now at the base of my tent, chewing on...something. 

Thank God it's not me, I thought.

About ten minutes (minutes? felt like hours!) it left. Phew. I continued to lay there. 

Then it came back.

BEAR! BEAR! BEAR! BEAR! BEAR!

This time, I started to wonder if I should OPEN the tent to see what it was... but the idea of doing so and being eye to eye with a great hairy beast totally took over my brain and I continued to lay there.

I never did muster up the courage to actually look and see. I told the story to many people as I continued to hike the Appalachian Trail, receiving varying degrees of believing it was - or was not - truly a BEAR. 

Finding the courage to embrace our Calling to change the world is a lot like opening a tent and looking a Bear straight in the eyes.

It's not easy. 

It's not for the faint of heart.

It can be downright intimidating and heart-pumpingly terrifying.

But I believe the reason you so desperately want to pull the curtain (or tent flap) back on your calling, is because you want to look YOURSELF straight in the eye. 

(It's also not the kind of story you want to tell down the road (or the trail)... ahem..."I swear! It was a BEAR!" ... "I swear, I had this Calling, but I never dared to look it in the eye...but believe me I was called!")
 

I help change-leaders look themselves in the eye, accept who they really are, so they can fully engage in their calling to make a difference in the world.

 

I work with visionaries and social impact entrepreneurs who know that their truest form of service comes from being themselves. 

I help people like you face stories like self-doubt, comparison, questioning worthiness, and feeling like a fraud. I help you uncover the Truth - that you already are exactly who you need to be to be a conduit for your world-changing work. I work with you as you connect to your authentic vision, create your sacred offering, and follow through with soulful strategy on a simple path of impact. And I'm there for you when all hell breaks loose and you have a metaphorical BEAR banging on your tent door.

I do this work with others because I do this work with myself. I've felt lost on my very own path before. I've struggled with feeling good enough. I've wrangled with doubt, gotten mired in analysis-paralysis, tried complicated strategies, fallen and failed so many times. 

But I've realized that the messy, boot-stomping adventure is what has allowed me to be most connected with my own process. That it's not about me knowing your answers, but being a bridge that supports you in discovering your own. 

I haven't been where you are. You are on your own path. But I can be with you as you blaze your own trail.

Our world has some big challenges it's facing. As World-Healers, we feel called to save it.

But in order to do so, we must first accept who we truly are. Because the only way to change the world is to accept what is, and take action from that whole-hearted place. And the only way to accept the world is to accept ourselves - our humanness and our unlimited potential. 

If you are an aspiring or already engaged change-leader ready to evolve your business, movement, or cause from the inside out, then I am the gal ready to help you on that journey. 

Because the World Needs the Real You.

This is the only thought that goes through your mind when there is heavy-animal breathing about 5 inches from your head with a thin sheet of "it-SAYS-its-waterproof" material between you and BEAR.

I laid perfectly still. After calling my boyfriend approximately 658 times in a row, I finally surrendered to the reality of the situation.

There is a bear outside my tent. And there ain't NOTHING I can do about it.

I heard it lumbering around. It was now at the base of my tent, chewing on...something. 

Thank God it's not me, I thought.

About ten minutes (minutes? felt like hours!) it left. Phew. I continued to lay there. 

Then it came back.

BEAR! BEAR! BEAR! BEAR! BEAR!

This time, I started to wonder if I should OPEN the tent to see what it was... but the idea of doing so and being eye to eye with a great hairy beast totally took over my brain and I continued to lay there.

I never did muster up the courage to actually look and see. I told the story to many people as I continued to hike the Appalachian Trail, receiving varying degrees of believing it was - or was not - truly a BEAR. 

Finding the courage to embrace our Calling to change the world is a lot like opening a tent and looking a Bear straight in the eyes.

It's not easy. 

It's not for the faint of heart.

It can be downright intimidating and heart-pumpingly terrifying.

But I believe the reason you so desperately want to pull the curtain (or tent flap) back on your calling, is because you want to look YOURSELF straight in the eye. 

(It's also not the kind of story you want to tell down the road (or the trail)... ahem..."I swear! It was a BEAR!" ... "I swear, I had this Calling, but I never dared to look it in the eye...but believe me I was called!")
 

I help change-leaders look themselves in the eye, accept who they really are, so they can fully engage in their calling to make a difference in the world.

 

I work with visionaries and social impact entrepreneurs who know that their truest form of service comes from being themselves. 

I help people like you face stories like self-doubt, comparison, questioning worthiness, and feeling like a fraud. I help you uncover the Truth - that you already are exactly who you need to be to be a conduit for your world-changing work. I work with you as you connect to your authentic vision, create your sacred offering, and follow through with soulful strategy on a simple path of impact. And I'm there for you when all hell breaks loose and you have a metaphorical BEAR banging on your tent door.

I do this work with others because I do this work with myself. I've felt lost on my very own path before. I've struggled with feeling good enough. I've wrangled with doubt, gotten mired in analysis-paralysis, tried complicated strategies, fallen and failed so many times. 

But I've realized that the messy, boot-stomping adventure is what has allowed me to be most connected with my own process. That it's not about me knowing your answers, but being a bridge that supports you in discovering your own. 

I haven't been where you are. You are on your own path. But I can be with you as you blaze your own trail.

Our world has some big challenges it's facing. As World-Healers, we feel called to save it.

But in order to do so, we must first accept who we truly are. Because the only way to change the world is to accept what is, and take action from that whole-hearted place. And the only way to accept the world is to accept ourselves - our humanness and our unlimited potential. 

If you are an aspiring or already engaged change-leader ready to evolve your business, movement, or cause from the inside out, then I am the gal ready to help you on that journey. 

Because the World Needs the Real You.

This is the only thought that goes through your mind when there is heavy-animal breathing about 5 inches from your head with a thin sheet of "it-SAYS-its-waterproof" material between you and BEAR.

I laid perfectly still. After calling my boyfriend approximately 658 times in a row, I finally surrendered to the reality of the situation.

There is a bear outside my tent. And there ain't NOTHING I can do about it.

I heard it lumbering around. It was now at the base of my tent, chewing on...something. 

Thank God it's not me, I thought.

About ten minutes (minutes? felt like hours!) it left. Phew. I continued to lay there. 

Then it came back.

BEAR! BEAR! BEAR! BEAR! BEAR!

This time, I started to wonder if I should OPEN the tent to see what it was... but the idea of doing so and being eye to eye with a great hairy beast totally took over my brain and I continued to lay there.

I never did muster up the courage to actually look and see. I told the story to many people as I continued to hike the Appalachian Trail, receiving varying degrees of believing it was - or was not - truly a BEAR. 

Finding the courage to embrace our Calling to change the world is a lot like opening a tent and looking a Bear straight in the eyes.

It's not easy. 

It's not for the faint of heart.

It can be downright intimidating and heart-pumpingly terrifying.

But I believe the reason you so desperately want to pull the curtain (or tent flap) back on your calling, is because you want to look YOURSELF straight in the eye. 

(It's also not the kind of story you want to tell down the road (or the trail)... ahem..."I swear! It was a BEAR!" ... "I swear, I had this Calling, but I never dared to look it in the eye...but believe me I was called!")
 

I help change-leaders look themselves in the eye, accept who they really are, so they can fully engage in their calling to make a difference in the world.

 

I work with visionaries and social impact entrepreneurs who know that their truest form of service comes from being themselves. 

I help people like you face stories like self-doubt, comparison, questioning worthiness, and feeling like a fraud. I help you uncover the Truth - that you already are exactly who you need to be to be a conduit for your world-changing work. I work with you as you connect to your authentic vision, create your sacred offering, and follow through with soulful strategy on a simple path of impact. And I'm there for you when all hell breaks loose and you have a metaphorical BEAR banging on your tent door.

I do this work with others because I do this work with myself. I've felt lost on my very own path before. I've struggled with feeling good enough. I've wrangled with doubt, gotten mired in analysis-paralysis, tried complicated strategies, fallen and failed so many times. 

But I've realized that the messy, boot-stomping adventure is what has allowed me to be most connected with my own process. That it's not about me knowing your answers, but being a bridge that supports you in discovering your own. 

I haven't been where you are. You are on your own path. But I can be with you as you blaze your own trail.

Our world has some big challenges it's facing. As World-Healers, we feel called to save it.

But in order to do so, we must first accept who we truly are. Because the only way to change the world is to accept what is, and take action from that whole-hearted place. And the only way to accept the world is to accept ourselves - our humanness and our unlimited potential. 

If you are an aspiring or already engaged change-leader ready to evolve your business, movement, or cause from the inside out, then I am the gal ready to help you on that journey. 

Because the World Needs the Real You.

This is the only thought that goes through your mind when there is heavy-animal breathing about 5 inches from your head with a thin sheet of "it-SAYS-its-waterproof" material between you and BEAR.

I laid perfectly still. After calling my boyfriend approximately 658 times in a row, I finally surrendered to the reality of the situation.

There is a bear outside my tent. And there ain't NOTHING I can do about it.

I heard it lumbering around. It was now at the base of my tent, chewing on...something. 

Thank God it's not me, I thought.

About ten minutes (minutes? felt like hours!) it left. Phew. I continued to lay there. 

Then it came back.

BEAR! BEAR! BEAR! BEAR! BEAR!

This time, I started to wonder if I should OPEN the tent to see what it was... but the idea of doing so and being eye to eye with a great hairy beast totally took over my brain and I continued to lay there.

I never did muster up the courage to actually look and see. I told the story to many people as I continued to hike the Appalachian Trail, receiving varying degrees of believing it was - or was not - truly a BEAR. 

Finding the courage to embrace our Calling to change the world is a lot like opening a tent and looking a Bear straight in the eyes.

It's not easy. 

It's not for the faint of heart.

It can be downright intimidating and heart-pumpingly terrifying.

But I believe the reason you so desperately want to pull the curtain (or tent flap) back on your calling, is because you want to look YOURSELF straight in the eye. 

(It's also not the kind of story you want to tell down the road (or the trail)... ahem..."I swear! It was a BEAR!" ... "I swear, I had this Calling, but I never dared to look it in the eye...but believe me I was called!")
 

I help change-leaders look themselves in the eye, accept who they really are, so they can fully engage in their calling to make a difference in the world.

 

I work with visionaries and social impact entrepreneurs who know that their truest form of service comes from being themselves. 

I help people like you face stories like self-doubt, comparison, questioning worthiness, and feeling like a fraud. I help you uncover the Truth - that you already are exactly who you need to be to be a conduit for your world-changing work. I work with you as you connect to your authentic vision, create your sacred offering, and follow through with soulful strategy on a simple path of impact. And I'm there for you when all hell breaks loose and you have a metaphorical BEAR banging on your tent door.

I do this work with others because I do this work with myself. I've felt lost on my very own path before. I've struggled with feeling good enough. I've wrangled with doubt, gotten mired in analysis-paralysis, tried complicated strategies, fallen and failed so many times. 

But I've realized that the messy, boot-stomping adventure is what has allowed me to be most connected with my own process. That it's not about me knowing your answers, but being a bridge that supports you in discovering your own. 

I haven't been where you are. You are on your own path. But I can be with you as you blaze your own trail.

Our world has some big challenges it's facing. As World-Healers, we feel called to save it.

But in order to do so, we must first accept who we truly are. Because the only way to change the world is to accept what is, and take action from that whole-hearted place. And the only way to accept the world is to accept ourselves - our humanness and our unlimited potential. 

If you are an aspiring or already engaged change-leader ready to evolve your business, movement, or cause from the inside out, then I am the gal ready to help you on that journey. 

Because the World Needs the Real You.

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