This coming Sunday, on April 15th, I will holding a mini-workshop on FEAR called “Unleashed” for women at Gather Seattle’s Studio in Pioneer Square in collaboration with Gather Seattle and Velé. It will be my first time speaking. This event came about when I started putting myself out there, despite my discomfort with going to events where I knew no one. I connected by chance with Lauren of Velé, an ethically sourced fashion company that promotes womens’ empowerment and worthiness. We ended up having coffee and talked about our aligned missions and how we could collaborate. That resulted in a connection to Chloe at Gather Seattle, whose mission is to build meaningful community around delicious food and intentional conversation, and “Unleashed” was born.

There is a part of me that feels like I am not good enough to do this—the part of me that will always live inside of me. The difference now is that the part of me who is always doubting her worthiness whispers instead of shouts and I don’t let her control me anymore.

There is a part of me that feels like I am not good enough to do this—the part of me that will always live inside of me. The difference now is that the part of me who is always doubting her worthiness whispers instead of shouts and I don’t let her control me anymore. Other than planning the event, I haven’t thought much about it because I want to live in the present. Worrying about a future that hasn’t happened yet won’t change anything except make me anxious now. I feel it looming in the distance and I know as it gets close, I will I feel fear. But I also believe ALL of us have fear and giving into it means limiting our full potential. I believe in inspiring by example and by choosing to lean into my fear, I will unleash my power. We are inspired by those who struggle and overcome, not those who are perfect. So I embrace my imperfections and fear and thank them for guiding me. There may still be some tickets left, which you can buy at Gather Seattle‘s Events page. This fear workshop is a condensed version of a full day workshop called “Lean Into Fear” that I will be holding at my studio sometime in the next month or so.