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What Would You Do If You Weren't Afraid ?
The above above is from a white water raft trip my husband and I took on the Payette River in Idaho during a July 4th holiday vacation several years ago.  The adventure took place on a level four white water rapid. Before getting on the raft we actually had to sign a waiver saying that "if in the unfortunate event that we should be killed or get seriously injured as a result of the raft overturning we would not sue the company"! Snickering with cocky confidence we signed the form. This picture was taken right before our raft was overturned by the force of the water.  Nothing like be dumped into a freezing cold, pounding level four rapid river to get your adrenaline pumping!  As the river knocked me about and pushed me under time and time again, I thought, "this is it, I am not going to make it out alive".  Well, fortunately we did make it out alive. Not only did we manage to get back onto the raft, but then we had to complete the rest of the rapids. When we made it to land, drenched and shaking from the cold and the close call, we had a whole new respect for mother nature and the precarious nature of life. 
 I keep this picture as a screen saver to remind me to never become complacent or to take life for granted and to be grateful for each and every day.  
   I like to challenge myself everyday; push myself out of my comfort zone.  Growing up I was not allowed to use the phrase "I can't"; it was always "I can".   People ask me "how do you let go of the fear"?  My response is" I don't let go of the fear", not always. Sometimes I take the fear with me.  The point is, I do whatever "it" is to best of my ability. I may have sweaty palms, shaky hands and  my heart may be beating out of my chest, but I do it anyway.  As a result I have left myself open to all kinds of amazing experiences and a truly wonderful life; a life I could not have imagined in my wildest dreams.  
Carpe Diem, Liesha
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
       An excerpt from a quote by Marianne Williamson,
spiritual activist, lecturer and
 founder of
         The Peace Alliance     

Our freedom is not guaranteed by the Constitution;
The only thing that guarantees freedom, ultimately,
is our own commitment to it.
Happy Fourth of July
Despite having good intentions, many people live their lives on autopilot, not fully experiencing themselves in the world around them. And while activities such as yoga, exercise, and meditation may help, many find it difficult to remain focused on what's possible when confronted with the challenges  and demands of our fast paced and ever evolving society.


Take a moment to picture yourself in a tranquil atmosphere, separated from all the distractions you regularly encounter. Then, ask yourself:

What would I do if I wasn't afraid?


Use the following steps to help identify and cultivate the dreams and desires that exist for you at the core of your being.

  1. Identify Your Obstacles- Are there any obstacles in your life that you know you need to confront but have been avoiding (i.e., speaking up to a boss, ending or mending a romantic relationship, losing weight)? Sometimes fear can debilitate us to the point that we get stuck in denial and make excuses around important issues.
  2. Give Fear A Shape- Ask yourself what you are most afraid of. What factors contribute to your fear, what triggers it and what gives it power over you? Also consider the ways in which your fears have been getting in the way of your happiness and success.
  3. Visualize Your Dream Life- If not for other people's judgments and expectations, what would you be doing with your life that you feel inhibited from doing now? Make a list of as many things as you can think of, big or small, that you would do if you weren't afraid.
  4. Break it Down- Once you become consciously aware of your authentic self, you can begin to confront the areas of your life that are not in alignment with your truth. From there, consider creating a few small, reasonable goals for yourself each week to get yourself moving in the direction you want to go.
  5. Celebrate Your Milestones-  Each time you successfully overcome a meaningful obstacle, take the time to share your accomplishment with others. Plan a small party or social outing- whatever feels appropriate. It is important to celebrate your feats with people you love. This will help to strengthen your support network and inspire you for future endeavors.


Remember, transitions can be challenging, but this is your life! Remain committed to the process of self-discovery and be open to exploring your passions in healthy, honest ways. Once you begin to see fear as an opportunity rather than a hindrance, you will create fewer limitations for yourself, and the Universe will guide and support you along the way!

From the Institute for Integrative Nutrition  


Would you like to talk one on one about the challenges or fears you may be facing in your life? Curious about how health coaching can help you make positive changes? Let's talk! Schedule an initial complimentary consultation with me today--or pass this offer on to someone you care about!


Liesha Getson, HHC, BCTT


100 Brick Road, Suite 206

Marlton, NJ 08053


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