truth or dare

A Daring Adventure or Nothing

LifeDaringAdventureWhen I was in seventh grade, awkward, uncertain, and incredibly restless, my unsupervised class Christmas party ended up being a giant circle of Truth or Dare.

While our tired and disengaged teacher flipped through the newspaper, oblivious to our activities, thirty pubescent, horny boys and girls circled up and began to play.

Oh my God, I thought, this is it, my opportunity to BE KISSED. I hadn’t yet, up til then, in spite of the colorful yarns I spun at recess sitting on the school steps, with a couple of my friends, sharing exotic, made up tales of various ‘bases’ of sexual experience with imaginary boyfriends they would not, not surprisingly, ever meet. So excited I was that Truth or Dare day, I went to the girls’ bathroom, feathered my hair, applied a fresh coat of Bonnie Belle lip gloss and returned to the circle, nervous, adrenalin pumping, ready for action.

“She can’t play!” Someone nominated my exclusion. “She’s too young.”  I was a tender eleven to their twelves. I wasn’t THAT young, for goodness sake.  “No, you can’t play!” Others chimed in. I was devastated. I pretended not to care, I would just watch, fine, whatever. I didn’t want to play anyway.

Perhaps this explains the beginnings of my lifelong love for the game of Truth or Dare.  I grew out of my awkwardness, but not out of my desire to be titillated, challenged, amused and entertained. As an adult, I’ve spiced up many a dull party with a good game of Truth or Dare.

I love the idea of daring others and being dared out of comfort zones, of speaking truthfully, intimately expressing what might have never been revealed otherwise. Boldly stepping out of the mundane and into a wilder, more adventurous version of ourselves.

In fact, that’s what my life has become. I look at life as a laboratory of sorts. A playground, an improv stage, that we make up as we go along, where each and every moment we have the opportunity to test our boundaries, to dare ourselves to play bigger, be bolder, live courageously, love wildly. Sure, we can stay folded up inside of ourselves, cozy and “safe” within our comfort zones. Plenty of people do. I can’t live that way.

By some magical, awesome twist of fate, I have become the type of person that would rather risk than stay safe. When faced with a conflict or challenge, even the desire to retract and contract, I choose to go deeper, even if terrified, instead of folding up inside myself. It’s scarier, riskier, out on a limb. But as the old saying goes, that’s where the fruit is.

How are you living your life?

As a laboratory, where you get to experiment with opportunities, choices, combinations, testing things out courageously, not knowing what you might get, but risking anyway?  As a playground, where new scenarios and adventures can be imagined and created, always new and colorful, even if you’re playing with ‘the same old swings’?

And what will it take to move you out of the mundane into the wild, daring adventure your life can be?

I dare you to take that leap, whatever that leap may be. Take that class, make that move, commit to that relationship, dive into life, let go of that old story that holds you back, ditch your excuses, jump in, arms raised, heart open and say YES to the life that is calling you.

I dare you.

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Have you heard about my new program, The Truth or Dare Club? I invite you to explore, and obey the stirrings your heart is expressing. It’s time. You ready for this? Join the Club. The only thing you’ve got to lose is what’s been holding you back.

I’m dilated at about a nine… ready to give birth!

It’s something I’ve wanted to do a very long time, something that I’ve finally committed to, and have been so wrapped up in this week that  I’ll make this short and sweet. I’m about to give birth to a BOOK!

I’ve collected 52 of my favorite writings and blogs and woven them together within the framework of a Truth or Dare game. The book is called  “Truth or Dare Living: Wild Adventures for Your Sacred, Sexy Soul” and it’s not just a book you read, it’s a book you DO! In fact, the interactive community aspect of this book includes access to a private Facebook group for connection and accountability.

The impetus to get ‘er birthed has been my upcoming appearance on Woo-Hoo Radio, with Lisa Steadman, next week, 12/12/12! WOW! I am so friggin excited I can barely stand it.

So, in just a couple of days, you’ll here more about how to get your copy of my first book!

Til then, it’s back to pushing… here she comes, she’s crowning! 🙂

What long-desired dream have you been putting off?

Are you dilating with a dream? Time to push!

I dare ya.

 

 

Your last Challenge and the Grand Prize!

This has been such a blast! I hope you’ve had as much fun as I have!

Our last Launch Party prize  winner will be chosen at random and announced tomorrow.  You have til midnight to enter with today’s reply. For an extra entry, share a SacredSexyU Facebook post of your choice.

You ready?

Here we go…

 

Today’s GRAND Prize:
One month of SacredSexyU Coaching – includes 2 sessions, weekly check-ins and more  – value $250 (local or online/Skype)

Today’s Truth or Dare Challenge:  
I dare you to share below how or why you think you would benefit from today’s prize!

Your comment below will automatically enter you to win!

Another day, another dare!

Let’s spice things up!

Join this Truth or Dare Challenge simply by taking on each day’s Truth or Dare and commenting below.The winner will be chosen at random and announced tomorrow.  You have til midnight to enter with your reply. For an extra entry, share a SacredSexyU Facebook post of your choice.

You ready?

Here we go…

Today’s Prize:
6 month pass to SacredSexyBiz networking events- value $49 (luncheons or After Hours events)

Today’s Truth or Dare Challenge:
DARE YA! Do something romantic for yourself! Buy yourself roses, enjoy some quality solo-time, fix a hot bath with essential oils, give yourself a foot massage.

Your report of sweet self-romancing below will automatically enter you to win!

New challenge, new prize!

Anyone who’s hung out with me any length of time knows that I LOVE games, especially question games!

Hope you’re having fun! If you’re just arriving to the party, jump in…

Join this Truth or Dare Challenge simply by taking on each day’s Truth or Dare and commenting below. The winner will be chosen at random and announced tomorrow.  You have til midnight to enter with your reply. For an extra entry, share a SacredSexyU Facebook post of your choice.

You ready?

Here we go…

Today’s Prize:
Copy of Martha Beck’s book “Finding Your Own North Star: Claiming the Life You Were  Meant to Live”

Today’s Truth or Dare Challenge:  
Truth… What forgotten or neglected pleasure have you been longing for lately?

Your comment below will automatically enter you to win!

Who’s up for a DARE today?

Aww yeah! We’re getting warmed up! It’s our Web Launch Party and we’re celebrating! And what’s a party without games and prizes?

Join this Truth or Dare Challenge simply by taking on each day’s Truth or Dare and commenting below. The winner will be chosen at random and announced tomorrow.  You have til midnight to enter with your reply. For an extra entry, share a SacredSexyU Facebook post of your choice.

You ready?

Here we go…

Today’s Prize:
Complimentary Super Mighty Wonder Session: 1 hour to a rockin’ life! – value $99
(in person or by phone/Skype)

 

Today’s Truth or Dare Challenge:  
Dare! I dare you to send a note of love and gratitude to someone who would least expect it.

Post your tale of daring below…

Your comment below will automatically enter you to win!

It’s a party, baby! Let’s play!

To celebrate our new beginnings,  we’re celebrating! And what’s a party without games and prizes?

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be giving prizes away each day, through Sunday. To qualify to win, you must accept the Daily Truth or Dare Challenge!

The winner will be chosen at random and announced the following day.  You have til midnight of each day’s post to enter!!

You ready?
Here we go…

Today’s Prize:
A $25 SacredSexyU Gift Certificate to use toward any workshop, event or online program!

Today’s Truth or Dare Challenge:  
Truth- How have you surprised yourself lately?

Leave your response below and be automatically entered to win!