I don't like to talk about fear. I don't want to give it power over me, so I push it down. I pretend that whatever I'm afraid of doesn't exist. But whether it's pushed down fear, or loud bossy fear, it keeps us from living our lives.
Heather Von St. James is an 8-year survivor of mesothelioma – a rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure. When she was diagnosed, she was only 36. She'd just given birth to her little girl and was told she had 15 months to live. After undergoing a risky surgery, which required the removal of her left lung, she beat the odds.
Each year on February 2, friends and family gather at Heather's house for a bonfire. They write their fears on plates and smash them into the fire.
Heather is working hard to share her story and encourage others to face their fears. She's created an interactive site where you have permission to break things.
What are you afraid of? What's holding you back? Head over to Heather's site to name your fear. And smash it.
Then come back and let me know what you think!