“To speak one’s mind by telling all one’s heart.”
Brene Brown PhD…on the history of the word courage
August 9, 2011
The root of the word courage is cor—the Latin word for heart. In one of its earliest forms, the word courage had a very different definition than it does today.
Courage originally meant “To speak one’s mind by telling all one’s heart.”
Over time, this definition has changed, and, today, courage is more synonymous with being heroic.
We certainly need heroes,
but I think we’ve lost touch with the idea that speaking honestly and openly about who we are,
about what we’re feeling, and about our experiences (good and bad) is the definition of courage.
Heroics is often about putting our life on the line.
Ordinary courage is about putting our vulnerability on the line.
In today’s world, that’s pretty extraordinary.
And this was a day for speaking honestly about what I was feeling…
What it looked like when I first moved in… 3 1/2 years ago…
I have acquired numerous collections of ‘stuff’ since this picture was taken…
and am keen to get back to the basics!
…seeking inspiration on-line… :)
This Declutter Guide offers:
Step-by-step instructions for decluttering every room in your home
How to get rid of general household clutter
The reason you might have clutter…
How to declutter by learning to let go…
Tips to declutter your space
pssst… am experiencing flashbacks of ‘back to school’ days…
AND… September is a comin’…
2-Week Long Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Announced for 2016!
We are excited to announce that the 2016 Emirates Airline Festival of Literature will now take place over two weeks.
Due to unprecedented author interest, we have extended the Festival to pack in all of our thrilling sessions.
Mark your calendars for 1-12 March, 2016. Details to follow soon.
So imagine my delight
in reading the following two articles…
offered up by The New York Times… online… :)
“Of course, everything I’m saying here concerns coffee — black coffee.
I am not talking about the mostly milk and sugar coffee-based beverages that lots of people consume.”
“Although I recommended water as the best beverage to consume, it’s certainly not your only source of hydration.
You don’t have to consume all the water you need through drinks.
You also don’t need to worry so much about never feeling thirsty.
The human body is finely tuned to signal you to drink long before you are actually dehydrated.”
by Aaron E. Carroll
Today’s Post… follows Yesterday’s Post:
August 24th: “The heart is the best kitchen in the world”
The Mind is an-other Matter!
And there’s a NEW film that speaks to this Matter.
A dear friend highly recommends it…
& Disney’s WebPage speaks for itself!
“Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness.
The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind,
where they help advise her through everyday life.
As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco,
turmoil ensues in Headquarters.
Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion tries to keep things positive,
the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.”
‘Inside Out’ is currently at the top of my ‘To Watch’ list… :)
A West Coast Canadian woman
posted to Saudi Arabia in 2004…
I lived in Riyadh for 7 years
& moved to Al-Khobar in 2011.
I wish to share with you…
my sense of this land & its people
through a journal of my daily life…
as a resident ExPat 'housewife'.
‘Marhaba’… (Arabic for Welcome)