Do you Dare?
Dare to admit the truth to yourself first, then whisper it to others before proclaiming it loudly. Dare to believe in yourself and your soul’s calling, even if no one else does. Dare to love and be loved. Dare to be YOU!
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Personal stories and tips on how to be more self accepting and self reliant in love, adventure and career (laced with pop culture references).
I was dreading going to Dorio, a tiny village in Messinia Greece where my grandparents live and my mom was born. I’ve been roughly 10 times in 30 years and every single time I swear it’s haunted and I become an anxiety-driven monster. Dorio sits in a valley (of the...read more
I used to be in a hurry to grow up. I thought I would be happier "over there". PG-13 movies and playing in the "big kid" schoolyard were important milestones. I beamed during our ceremonial grad "walk out" of elementary school, with teachers and kindergartners lining...read more
Every winter I celebrate Collision's Day by getting into a new one. It’s a dance I can’t quite escape, leaving me f*cked (over) in all the wrong ways. The manifestation of this perpetual pattern is not unlike my penchant for attracting 30-year-old...read more
I spent Christmas Eve through December 29th more or less glued to one of three toilets in my parent’s home, with my first ever bout of the stomach flu. Thankfully, it wasn’t the vomiting kind – allowing me to avoid my life’s greatest fear. Oh but how I worried it...read more
In 2014 I discovered this thing called “Desire Mapping” by Danielle La Porte, which is all about identifying how you want to feel and then taking action in alignment with those feelings. In retrospect, 2014 was all about making peace with the past. If I had to sum up...read more
I want to help you structure your California road trip on the pacific coast highway (PCH) so you maximize time out of the car, actually immersed in your surroundings. But first, I have a confession to make. This Cali trip was intended as a solo expedition to prove...read more
Hi my name is Vanessa.
I’m 31 and after years of drama, tears and spinning my wheels (quarter life crisis on steroids), I’ve started a more spiritual, self help approach to life. I think I even see some light at the end of the tunnel.
I don’t pretend to have all the answers but I do try and offer honest, thought provoking perspectives sparked by my personal life journey. Topics covered include:
- Spiritual growth
- Living boldly and deliberately
- Other adulting concerns we can all sing kumbaya about