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True North: A Call for Courage

Riana Nelson

In a recent yoga class, the instructor announced that the postural theme for class would be the ever-challenging "boat pose" (Paripurna Navasana).

The instructor went on to explain that, similar to a boat, even in the face of a horrible storm in our lives, it’s how we choose to set our sails which defines us: not the size of the storm, or the height of the swells. Similar to a boat's course, our navigation...

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Riana Nelson

I’ve always been creative. Since I was little, I've loved to paint, draw, journal, handwrite, photograph, and craft things. I’ve always felt really excited to create.

What I’ve admittedly become a little rusty at lately is CONSISTENCY and BOLD ACTION to actually publish and share the art I create. Like many artists, I suffer from perfectionism and lack of confidence that what I'm making is "good enough" to share...

I've been brainstorming ways to finally end my vicious pattern of: awesome idea > excitedly create > dejectedly delete > repeat. The new year has brought clarity to me, and I've realized a few important things, and want to share those with you right now.

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