“Anxiety is extremely contagious, but so is calm. The question becomes, Do we want to infect people with more anxiety, or heal ourselves and the people around us with calm? ~Brene Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection

I’m thinking about this as I wander around ballrooms and sit next to women who I’ve only known through a profile picture on social media sites. The next time you find yourself in an uncomfortable situation take Brene’s advice and ask yourself, “Do I have enough information to freak out and will freaking out help in this situation?

The answer is the same for all us.


I’m carrying you with me in my heart this weekend as I soak up some fun with my writing friends at the Allume Conference.  I look forward to sharing how God showed up among us next week. Stay tuned.

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