All posts tagged: love

#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 …

#Fearless Family: You Can Love Again After Emotional Abuse

By Amy C. #Fearless Family Writer Three years ago today, I was in hell. I’d been in a relationship for almost four and a half years, and three and a half of them had been emotionally abusive. I didn’t realise that I had been abused until it was over; sometimes we are too close to ourselves to see what we have become. I had become a grey, drab, genderless thing, constantly unwell and tired and run-down, and trying to weakly shuffle through each day as quietly and unobtrusively as possible. I was a nervous wreck, constantly hyper-vigilant, and hyper-aware that everything I said, everything I did, and sometimes literally every move I made, would be sneered at and ridiculed by the person who would then turn around and say he loved me. I was 29 years old and going to bed at 7:30 p.m. every night through sheer emotional exhaustion, and a desire to avoid my abuser’s notice. He made it clear he was happier when I was not around, anyway, and I was desperately …

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 Family: It’s The Little Things In Love

By Cheryl Fazio #Fearless Family Writer I used to attach a great deal of significance to grand gestures.  I was in an abusive relationship and always waiting for my ex to make some unequivocal declaration of love that would dispel all my doubts; I was waiting for something that would somehow make the cheating, manipulation, and lies all magically okay.  Now I’ve been married almost a year and I have a new perspective on grand gestures. My relationship with my spouse, Senia, progressed incredibly naturally.  We met blogging about George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series.  Specifically, we met blogging (and writing erotic fanfiction) about probably the most objectively villainous family in the ASOIAF universe, House Bolton.  Most infamous for their practice of flaying their enemies, and occasionally wearing cloaks made from the skin, “Bolton fandom” was understandably a very niche subgroup of the larger ASOIAF fandom.   I found this subset at a fortuitous time. Apparently, I’d just missed a lot of drama involving clashes between Bolton fans and some …

#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: More Pan than Peter & Twice As Magical

This is the fourth 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 Why do we as humans feel that the best way to confirm our personal identity is to give ourselves a label? It’s an interesting compulsion we have, and one that I think is more subconscious than conscious. Having a name for something we feel, believe or value means that we can meet like-minded people and find a place in the world where we may otherwise feel lost. Labels, while they can divide us or create issues that may not have existed without them, also do something really great for our world: they unite us behind a cause.

Understanding Emetophobia: Co-Emets and Their Role

I have been dying to write this article since my husband gave me a genius idea for a community post. He looked at me and said, “I’d love to write an article for your blog about what it’s like to live with someone who has emetophobia. Kind of like, what we go through and how we handle an emet.” Genius, I tell you. This is why I married him, because he’s just so freaking smart. This does raise a very good point though, that in a world where emetophobia is not widely understood even for those who suffer from it, it’s sometimes easy to forget that behind every emet is someone who has to live with a crazy, irrational ball of panic every day.

An Afterthought To My Deciding on Motherhood Post

After writing my Deciding On Motherhood article I realized I made a statement that I want to clarify. The article was primarily based on my feelings and what it meant for me to be a mom, but I wanted to make sure I took the time very quickly to clarify one point. Emet moms are women that should be praised and admired because they took the extra step to decide that regardless of their phobia, they would go through the morning sickness, they would handle all the spit up and puke regardless of the panic it caused them.