Tag Archive for courage to face fears

The Addictive Power of Fear

fear | Dianna Bonny Photography

“Fear is a manipulative emotion that can trick us into living a boring life.” -Donald Miller I just returned from a week in Northern California, where I took my son for his college orientation. It was a few days of magic, watching the world unfold through the eyes of an 18 year old about to set off in life. We…

Courage to Heal: Cultivating Your Bravery Muscle

be brave | Dianna Bonny Photography

As a traveler on the healing path, I am really beginning to understand how easy, yet ultimately more difficult, it is to move away from discomfort. Pain is not something we are taught to explore or embrace and we have become incredibly adept at avoiding it by pushing it as far away as possible, numbing it with drugs and alcohol,…

Facing Your Fears: On Courageous Introspection & Monster Hunting

Angus | Dianna Bonny Photography

I went on a monster hunt with the most adorable 4-year-old boy the other day. Apparently, my backyard is infested with them, so, armed with a sword and measuring cups + spoons (not sure why, but they were essential), we set out to remedy the problem. I never actually saw one of these scary creatures, but they were plainly visible…