All posts tagged: life

#Fearless Quote of the Week: July 31-August 6

This week’s quote was chosen by Chelsie S., writer for (and owner of) #Fearless. See what it is and why she chose it below: “I think the our natural inclination as humans is to run away from what scares us. Why go towards something that is making us shake, tremble and cry? But, there is always a second option. There is flight, but there’s also fight. When faced with a struggle that seems to scare you, run to it, because it’s likely the option that is going to help you grow and achieve what you want in life. This quote has become something that I strive to live by, because for the longest time I would run from fear. But now? I look it in the face, and I walk to it. The funny thing about fear is as you run towards it, it shrinks and goes away. Be bold and be strong in the face of fear, and you’ll be surprised what the world will give back to you.” Do you want to be …

#Fearless Quote of the Week: July 24-July 30

This week’s quote was chosen by Chelsie S., writer for (and owner of) #Fearless. See what it is and why she chose it below: “This quote is something I feel like I need constant reminder of, especially in the realm of mental health. I think it’s easy to get caught up in the idea that we’re not moving fast enough, or not making enough progress, but every journey is different. You could take the tiniest steps, or spend several days contemplating each step, but as long as you keep pushing yourself towards your goal, and never give up, you’re doing all you can to help yourself. Don’t judge yourself based on how fast someone else recovered – your speed does not matter. Be gentle on yourself, you’re only human after all.” Do you want to be featured on #Fearless? It’s as simple as sending in your favorite inspirational quote, poetry verse, movie quote or song lyric, and explaining why you love it! To submit a quote, please visit the #Fearless QOTW submission page, or email the …

Introducing: Dear Fearless…

In an effort to keep this site new and diverse, we here at #Fearless are very excited to announce the newest addition to our weekly content: Dear Fearless… What is Dear Fearless? Simply put, it’s our version of an advice column. You, our readers, will submit questions anonymously to our advice columnist, Fearless, and then Fearless will give the best advice they can based on the information you gave them. Each week (likely Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. ET), we’ll publish a new advice column and hopefully help the world one article at a time. Once we have a couple questions lined up, we will start publishing them. We will post only when we receive requests for advice, but we hope to make this a weekly column very soon! So, if you want to submit to our new column, here’s what you need to know: All questions will be anonymous, and we suggest you use a creative pen name to sign off as so you know your question is being answered! If you can’t think of …

#Fearless Quote of the Week: July 10-16

This week’s quote was chosen by Chelsie S., writer for (and owner of) #Fearless. See what it is and why she chose it below: “When I look back on my life, this quote is the epitome of where I’ve come and it resonates with me far more than I ever intended. My life has drastically changed, yet I am stronger, more independent, more me, than I have ever been in my entire life. I find that each day I am changing, and I’m discovering a new part of myself that has been there all this time, yet been carefully hidden behind fear, anxiety and self doubt. I am not the same person I was a year ago, let alone a week ago, and for the first time in my life that doesn’t entirely scare me. Change is inevitable, so it might as well be for the better.” Do you want to be featured on #Fearless? It’s as simple as sending in your favorite inspirational quote, poetry verse, movie quote or song lyric, and explaining why …

#Fearless QOTW: June 12-June 18

This week’s QOTW was chosen by Chelsie S., owner of #Fearless. See why she chose it and what it is below: “This quote is one of those that just spoke to me when I saw it. When I look back on my life, I lived most of my days in a state of ‘I can’t do this because it’s too scary; too dangerous; too unknown.’ That kind of mindset meant I missed out on so many wonderful experiences, many of which I may never get again. It wasn’t until recently that I adopted a ‘I’d rather do it and regret it than never have tried at all’ kind of attitude. Since then, my entire world has changed. I’ve done so many new and exciting things, met so many people, and learned so much more about myself. Everything you could ever want for yourself is just one step beyond your comfort zone, but be careful: the moment you take that leap is the day you can never look back. You will be addicted to pushing your boundaries, …

Your Trauma Is Valid. Period.

By a show of hands, how many people have vented to a friend or family member and received the following response or some variation of it: “Yeah, but it could always be worse…” Now, just for kicks, raise your other hand if you have been the one who has said that to someone in an attempt to make them feel better. If you don’t have either one of your hands raised, you’re either lying or you and your friends are both a gift too sacred for this earth. A part of me really hopes it’s the second option. Even I have uttered the phrase in my past, so I have both hands held high right now. Your guess is as good as mine as to how this is being written. Cue the pity slow clap and crickets. No, it’s fine, that was pretty bad. I only hold a moderate amount of shame for saying it, but I’m going to own it. I’m a dad joke machine. But I digress… I grew up in an environment where my emotions, …

#Fearless Quote of the Week: March 20-March 26

Beginning this week, #Fearless is happy to unveil their newest segment: #Fearless Quote of the Week! Every Monday we will feature a quote that was selected either by a member of the #Fearless team, or was submitted by our wonderful community. With each quote there will be a small explanation for why that quote was chosen, and what it means to the person who submitted it. Not only will this give a unique glance into the minds of our readers, but it will serve as your weekly dose of inspiration to get you up, focused and driven to make a change in your life or someone else’s. If you’d like to submit a quote for consideration, scroll down to the bottom of the post to fill out the form!

Finding #Fearless: The Shit Baton

This is the fifth part of a six part series called Finding #Fearless. It’s the story of my life, my journey and the struggles I’ve endured that have made me who I am today. All names and places have been changed to protect the people involved. To read the rest of the series, please click below: Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Part Four | Part Five | Part Six Did you know that I can feel sadness? I know it’s shocking that I, a sometimes functioning, occasionally awkward human, am capable of feeling the emotion of sadness. But it’s true, and it’s going to be a big headline news story, just you wait. And if that wasn’t enough to totally set a nuke off in that brain of yours, well, let me blow it even further: you can actually be afraid of feeling human emotions. Cue the synchronized mind blowing of every single person in this universe… all at one time. Okay, it’s not actually that big of a deal, but personally I …