My name is Talasi Guerra, and I am a fearaholic. For those of you who know me, or have been following my blog, you know that Braver Than Before is the outlet through which I am processing the ups and downs of life on my journey to fully recover from anxiety and fear. Fear has … Continue reading Don’t Hesitate – 5 Reasons to Initiate Recovery Today
I started Braver Than Before just over one month ago and it has been an absolutely amazing journey! Since my first post, braverthanbefore.com has been viewed over 6500 times by people in 50 countries around the globe! I am utterly humbled and so deeply honoured by these statistics. When I started out on this venture, … Continue reading Looking Back and Moving Forward
This morning I came across a quote in the Bible that really struck me. It is found in Psalm 94:19 and it says, “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.” It was already highlighted in my Bible when I read it this morning, meaning that I had definitely read and appreciated it … Continue reading Ancient Anxiety: A Perspective from the Past
Have you ever had one of those dreams that seems to happen somewhere halfway between waking and sleeping? It comes to you in a hazy dreamlike state, but strangely in it, you find yourself in your own room, in your own bed, and convinced that what you are experiencing in the dream is really happening … Continue reading Anxiety: Is There Life Beyond the Nightmare?
“Those who have a strong sense of love and belonging have the courage to be imperfect.” – Brené Brown I came across this quote on twitter this morning (tweeted by @theparentcue), and it deeply resonated with me. Just last night I was talking to a close friend about how insecurity connects all of our fears … Continue reading Foundations: Finding the Courage to be Imperfect
Writing is a funny thing. I love writing. In fact, writing is a passion of mine. I have always enjoyed creatively weaving together webs of words that would leave a reader feeling like what they just read was significant—that it really meant something. Not only that, but writing is extraordinarily cathartic for me. It shapes … Continue reading Do Whatever it Takes – A Better Future Awaits
What does being brave mean to you? Yesterday, a fellow blogger shared a post with me after reading what I wrote in Fears, Phobias, and Fresh Starts. The post she shared was all about a woman who was actively working on overcoming her phobia of snakes. I couldn’t believe this woman's bravery—it was amazing what she had … Continue reading 3 Reasons You Can Be Brave Today, Despite Your Circumstances
We all have those embarrassing childhood memories that forever stick in our minds and never really go away. Sure we can laugh about them now, but somewhere, deep inside, there is this small part of us that remembers the emotion we felt in that moment when humiliation struck. Like that time in grade 3 when … Continue reading Of Doves and Donkeys