Honor Your Dreams, Doggone It!

Sue Patton Thoele, author of The Woman’s Book of Courage, has written a new blog post on why you need to always honor and follow your dreams, take a look.

Honor your dreams, doggone it!

In September, I had a brush with death. Thanks to family, friends, and skilled medical personnel–including my son, Brett, a former EMT and medical advocate par excellence–I am now doing great. In later blogs I hope to write about the sacredness of the experience, but today I want to share two takeaways. First, I am incredibly grateful to be alive and have a renewed sense of hope inspired by the compassion, kindness, and expertise I received from people who cared for and about me. I relearned that people; you, me, and the vast majority of us, are truly loving and want to be helpful! Second, having death whisper in my ear was a wake-up call to honor and act on my dreams sooner rather than later…or never. Before the crisis, I’d almost given up on my dream of having a little dog. The above picture is Zoe, a little yin/yang puppy coming to live with us a week from today. A puppy! At 80?! You’ve got to be kidding, right? Nope, although it may be the most outrageously optimistic venture I’ve ever undertaken, Zoe will be with us soon.

What are your dreams? Is there anything you’re trying to talk yourself out of because it isn’t practical, the right time, seems impossible, or you don’t feel you deserve it?

Dreams are soul-whispers,. Please honor yours and, as a result, yourSelf.


The Woman’s Book of Courage

Meditations for Empowerment & Peace of Mind

Women Empowerment. The Woman’s Book of Courage is a little book with a big message. We can take charge of our lives, stop trying to please other people all the time, and live happily with ourselves and others―right now. In more than a hundred short entries, author and psychotherapist Sue Patton Thoele offers meditations, affirmations, and true stories, including deeply personal, often humorous, revelatory stories of her own sometimes rocky path of personal growth.

Powerful Affirmations and Meditations. Since it was first published, The Woman’s Book of Courage has touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of women. In this revised collection, loving reflections provide wisdom and encouragement to help overcome anxiety, gain self-esteem, acknowledge your own excellence, and improve relationships. Women dealing with transition or recovery or those wishing to enhance personal power will find themselves turning to these meditations over and over again.

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