Safety. Security. Protection. Defense

Day 7, 30-day #candleflame challenge.

“As essence turns to ocean,/the particles glisten./

Watch how in this candleflame instant/blaze all the moments you have lived.”


Safety. Security. Protection. Defense.

I’m dealing a lot in these things these days for work.

I’m learning a lot about risk

Preparedness. Recovery. Connection.

I love that my business

And clients

Are all at their core about helping people and the world.


Comes up a lot too.

Small things

Make such a difference

Raising the bar.


How do we feel safe? How do we feel secure?

When everything sometimes feels rocky.

I sometimes wonder

What I could have prevented.

Had I put up more defenses.

Protected myself or someone else more.

I tend to wear my heart on my sleeve

Leading with vulnerability and openness.

I am a leaper

A risk taker

A let’s do it

Kind of gal.

But I do wear a life preserver

I wear my seat belt.

I do use two factor authentication.

And block weirdos.

I do scan the scene.

Most people are good

And mean well.

But that doesn’t mean

We shouldn’t be a little weary.

Just a touch,

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

With hearts, passwords, tech and intellectual property

Yes I’m defensive and want to be proactive, protected,

And secure.

But in life I tend to agree with Brene Brown…

Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.

I think one can do, be and have all of those things.

Be guarded, but open.

And lead with love.

And know that nobody is bigger than a kneecap.

Thank you for giving that little heart below a nudge if you liked this. :)

Written by Head Maven & CEO, Heather Newman, Creative Maven

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