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Kate Swoboda

About Kate Swoboda

Kate Swoboda is a writer and life coach who is an expert on how we practice courage by working with fear in revolutionary ways. Learn more about her at http://www.YourCourageousLife.com .

How To Claim Your Power

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At a workshop that I attended, Matthew Engelhart, co-founder of the Café Gratitude restaurants, described his first experience of being at the Grand Canyon. He said that he stood before the Grand Canyon, in awe at the sight of it, completely blown away by the beauty before him. And then he heard a man a… Continue Reading →

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5 Steps To Creating Your Life Vision Statement

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A few years ago, decision-making was a bit more complicated. When a tough choice would arise, I’d be weighing options. Did I go with Door #1, or Option B? What about the pros of Choice ABC versus potential opportunity XYZ? Then, I discovered the power of bringing it all down to one simple, powerful sentence:… Continue Reading →

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How To Start Cultivating More Joy (Now)

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“We are joy. There’s nothing you need to do, to be joyful. Just allow it and be.” This sort of statement is one of those that makes me crinkle my nose a bit. On a core level, of course this is true–we are joy. The endless striving to “get” somewhere takes us further from the… Continue Reading →

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5 Ways To Practice Healthy Boundaries, Without Leaving The Relationship

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When we’re younger, getting upset with someone and saying “I don’t want to be friends with you, anymore!” is about the extent of what most of us are taught about the relationships that we do and don’t allow into our lives. The trouble is, sometimes that continues into adulthood. I know that space. I spent… Continue Reading →

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Four Ways To Relate To Fear Differently in 2014!

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The idea that there’s some way of being forever “fearless” is pretty seductive. Trouble is, it’s not really possible. The next time you stretch, grow, or take a risk, fear will rise up. The game-changing question is: how will you relate to your fears? As you’re digging into 2014, you, like me, probably have all… Continue Reading →

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Helpful Mantras For Holiday Family Insanity

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One of the conversations that I frequently have with coaching clients around the holidays is this one: my clients share that most of the year, they feel like they’re making progress in shifting their lives in the ways that they want to. Then the holidays happen, and as soon as they’re around their families again, particularly… Continue Reading →

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How Practicing Integrity Brings Freedom

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“It sounds like the core is about honoring integrity,” I suggested. I’d just been asked for my advice about going after big dreams, and what one should do when you feel pulled in different directions. “Integrity?” the person responded. “Interesting. I basically know what that is, but I don’t exactly know what that would look… Continue Reading →

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How To Ditch The How-To

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Recently, someone asked me about creating living practices of courage. “How do you work with fear?” they asked, and then I’d give an answer, and they’d have another variation on that question: “But then how do you handle XYZ? and ABC? But what about…?” After answering a few, I noticed that each of my answers… Continue Reading →

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How Owning Your Fear Moves You Forward!

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Big truth: everyone feels fear. It’s kind of a liberating “big truth,” isn’t it? There’s no one out there who has the recipe worked out for not ever feeling afraid. There are people, however, who make radically different choices in response to feeling afraid. One of the biggest choices they make? Owning their fear. Watch… Continue Reading →

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How Declaring YOUR Power Helps The World!

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“Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, then you aren’t.” –Margaret Thatcher I keep seeing this quote around social media. No, I want to tell everyone who posts it. Recognize and claim the truth: you are powerful! We live in a world where people (and especially women)… Continue Reading →

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Clearly Identify The Habits Of Fear!

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I’m often asked whether or not, given that I’ve adopted courage as a moniker, I’ve always been “naturally” courageous. I think what people are really asking is: Is this something that I can cultivate, too? Or is it a personality trait that I have to be born with? These lovely hearts: sometimes I worry that… Continue Reading →

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Choosing Proportion Over Perfection As A Path To Happiness

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Most of the people who say they want to feel more “balanced” are just using that as a placeholder word. They actually want to feel something else: awake and able to respond to their lives. They want to see the challenges come up and have the skills to: be able to look at said challenge,… Continue Reading →

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