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Will You Do It Anyway?

Will You Do It Anyway?

Have you ever wanted to do something yet others tell you no? Have you ever wanted to do something yet you felt you weren’t smart enough, old/young enough, pretty enough, or any other ‘not enough’ excuse you can think of? Have you ever wanted to do something yet fear holds you back?


10 years ago on January 26th, I stepped WAY out of my comfort zone to join the free hug movement started by Juan Mann. I was not a hugger 10 years ago, yet i was drawn to it after seeing Juan’s original video dozens of times.

I was terrified, yet I did it anyway. What if nobody hugged me? What if people laughed at me? What if people didn’t see me? What if I made a fool of myself?

10 years ago, doing it anyway, was one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life. It wasn’t easy and yet it was so worthwhile.  Since that cold January day in 2008, I have hugged thousands of people in celebration and in sorrow, and started global free hugs to let people know they are seen, they are heard, and they matter.

10 years later, I still can step into the ‘little me’ that is afraid of looking foolish and yet, I do it anyway. And then I get the first hug and I step into my true power – LOVE.

Whatever you are afraid to do, know that little steps forward will bring you to a place 10 years later knowing you made a great decision by ‘doing it anyway’.

Moving forward, I invite you do to what scares you by:

Believing that you deserve to live a happy and healthy life. Release the excuses and do it anyway.

Taking small action towards your dreams. You don’t have to leap forward into your dreams, take a small step each day toward what you deserve. Release the time frame and do it anyway.

Being okay to be scared. Fear is healthy as it allows us to see what we don’t want and then we can re-frame it into what we DO want. Release the burden of fear and do it anyway.

Mostly my wish for you is for you is to FEEL that you are worthy of living a life just on the other side of your comfort zone where magic lives.


Even when fear shows up, I will do it anyway.

Words to LOVE by:

“A hero is someone who, in spite of weakness, doubt or not always knowing the answers, goes ahead and overcomes anyway.”  ~ Christopher Reeve

“A hero is someone who, in spite of weakness, doubt or not always knowing the answers, goes ahead and overcomes anyway.” ~ Mary Kay Ash

“Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.” ~ Earl Nightingale

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