Part 2: Removing Fear and Stepping into Love

Last week, my mom asked me: “Who are some women role models that you consider courageous?” I blurted out what first came to mind: “Mother Teresa. Beyonce. Lots of women authors.”

Mom laughed. Then she said, “You came to mind. You are so brave, Courtney. I think back, and you’ve always stood up for what you believe in.”

I totally cried! (I am still crying as I type this!) I AM brave! And I have been brave in this lifetime!

Yet, I have not always owned it. I have let stories of fear lead me, and I have gotten lost in false beliefs about my worth.

Can you relate? Have you sometimes allowed fear to take over?

Each day we have an opportunity to step into life with love. We are invited in each new moment to develop our Connected Hearts and to serve ourselves and one another with light. THIS takes bravery! In a world where intuition, sensitivity, and softness are often seen as weak, we must remember that love reveals our super powers, and these are truths to be listened too.

You have permission to be exactly who you are, whether that be emotional, sensitive, soft, complicated, fierce, angry, or anything else. The permission to BE you with your whole heart, to return to the freedom and bravery you may have experienced as an innocent child, is your birthright.

Inner child work and talking to my teenage self are practices that help me rewrite my default program. Through this work, I am making the decision to step into love, as I shed fear. Love is brave. I welcome freedom, exploration, and joy, as I release anxiety and worry about the past or the future. And this is the bravest work I can do each day!

How do you grow your lens of love? Through this process, how do honor your bravery?

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Courtney Harris
As a Life Coach for Teens and Parents, Courtney supports tweens, teens, and young adults in finding their voice, growing confidence, and thriving. Through 1:1 and small group coaching sessions, teens and tweens are able to overcome anxiety, disconnect, and isolation as they explore their truest sense of self and develop a deep sense of empowerment. Courtney supports parents in practicing self-care, growing alongside their children, and developing balanced sensitivity towards the process their rapidly-changing child is creating. Through Intentional Parents of Tweens and Teens, an online membership for parents of adolescents, Courtney offers parents the time and space to learn, grow, problem-solve, and relate to one another in a supportive community. Sessions with Courtney lovingly guide families in developing the trust, communication, and connection that's crucial for a life of ease.