Earlier this week I submitted the final manuscript of my book Bare Naked Bravery: How to Be Creatively Courageous to my formatter. It’s official. I can no longer make changes or edits or additions to my book. The line in the sand has been drawn. That was my final answer. (At least for this first edition.)
To celebrate such a nerve-wracking accomplishment, I reached for my phone, posted several fun announcements on social media, did a quick “hooray” via Facebook livestream in the Bare Naked Bravery Community group, and then I took 2 shots of tequila.
As the liquid courage hit my bloodstream, I began to ask myself… “Why is it that we celebrate bravery after-the-fact? Why can’t we celebrate before it happens more often?” This line of questioning brought me to a whole weekend of ruminating on what rituals mean and how we can build and create them to empower our future bravery as well as celebrate our past feats of bravery.
So I dove alllll the way in. I started writing about it, adding to my personal knowledge and experience of rituals by researching it… lo and behold! I created a beautiful workshop on the very subject! (More on that here.)
To give a taste of the things I uncovered in this weekend obsession, this week’s peep show episode of the Bare Naked Bravery podcast is all about how we can build our bravery with the help of rituals!
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