For me, fear falls into the same category as vulnerability. It can feel both excruciating and uncomfortable or it can bring us to a point of liberation and freedom. Two sides of the same coin: one light and the other dark.

For a long time, I was scared to death of fear, letting it fill me with worry. In fact, I was worried about feeling worried before there was actually something to worry about. Often, my worry and fear would become all encompassing, filling me with an exorbitant amount of unrealistic expectations and standards for myself. I felt paralyzed by my ultimate worry: Fear of Failure.

My fear of failure permeated all areas of my life. I was worried about not being enough at work, for my friends, in my love life, or even in yoga class. I compared myself and achievements with others. This worry usually drove me to push myself so hard that I would burn out. Other times, it would cause me to just freeze and simply do nothing–not try something new or step outside my comfort zone.

My feeling of fear came to a head for me once it began to affect my health, my sleep, and eventually my functioning. At the time, I was working tirelessly, 6-7 days a week with 12-13 hour a days. I started to have panic attacks as I drove to work that were so overwhelming that I had to pull over my car just to breathe. I was starting to burn out. The feelings were incredibly disappointing, I was “supposed to” be able to do everything with ease, be a role model for others. Here I was, a therapist helping others, and melting down on my way to see clients.

Something had to give and I decided that it wouldn’t be me.


I wanted clarity—a clear, defined path with which to move forward. I wanted to give myself permission to consider and be open to all of the possibilities in my world. I wanted to step away from living my life like a “to-do” checklist. As I began my journey, my fear of failure and worry began to fade away—replaced by courage and clarity.

I would love to share with you how I overcame my fears, decided to live life on my own terms, and how you can do it too.

Save the date for this live, transformational event:

Conquering Fear—Living Life on Your Own Terms

Wednesday, April 2nd 3pm PST/6pm EST

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On April 2nd, we will examine the power that lies within the paradox of fear and vulnerability, and how you can rise above and come out on top. I hope you will join me for this live, transformational event to conquer fear and discover your courage and clarity.

“Vulnerability is not knowing victory or defeat, it’s understanding the necessity of both; it’s engaging. It’s being all in.” Brene Brown (Tweet it!)

Sneak Peek: This past week was a BIG moment for me, here’s one of my most proud moments of overcoming my fear and stepping outside the box:


Are you ready to figure out what’s holding you back? I would love to see how I can help. Click here to speak with my team and find out how you can make a shift in your life.