Bare Naked Bravery: How to Be Creatively Courageous (Unabridged)
by Emily Ann Peterson
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Finally, a definitive explanation of bravery. Bare Naked Bravery: How to Be Creatively Courageous is a deeply vulnerable and rebellious how-to memoir for people who are tired of feeling like they should be brave but don't know how courage could possibly unfold from their current fears and comfort zones. You'll finish Bare Naked Bravery empowered to confidently practice and build your own creative courage beyond your wildest imagination. Build your bravery, one step at a time. No one is a stranger to moments of terror and "stuff" hitting the fan. Fear will rear its ugly head no matter your background, upbringing, career path, or goals. But how do we get brave without getting reckless? How can we encounter life with great abandon and wise courage? How do we stand for ourselves and others without having a panic attack? What does bravery even mean? How do we recreate it? Is it born or built? Author and singer-songwriter Emily Ann Peterson asked these same questions in 2013 after a life-altering, career-halting diagnosis of a degenerative neurological disease in her right hand. As a full-time cellist, her music career was forever changed. Unbeknownst to her, it was changed for the better. Knowing she'd have to "be brave", but not knowing what that really meant, Emily Ann got curious. Really curious. Surviving an eating disorder, starting a music career during a recession, and venturing into uncharted territory post-diagnosis are just some of her personal feats of bravery. Unveiling these stories of everyday heroism, she paints a clear and vibrant picture of what courage looks like for those who don't feel courageous. (Hint: True bravery never feels brave.) In Bare Naked Bravery you will learn to: Use your fear, instead of fighting it or running from it Identify the three types of bravery in yourself and your surroundings Infuse creativity into your courageous acts for exhilarating results Weave the 12 ingredients of bravery into your daily life Ask questions that boost courage instantly Use Emily Ann's favorite bravery building tools Create a daily practice of building bravery Bare Naked Bravery: How to Be Creatively Courageous is an extremely vulnerable dive into what bravery means, how it looks, and how to build it with a daily practice of expression and mindfulness. Learn how to be confident and unshakably strong. The world is waiting for your Bare Naked Bravery.