Strong Back, Open Heart

Sometimes staying open is the last thing we want to do. Instead we’d rather pull down our armadillo armor and ward off any more attacks, any more feelings, any more of what is already enough—too much if we’re being honest. I’ve been there; my word have I been there....

On Cultivating Radical Trust

A couple years ago, I was leading a call for my mastermind on trust. Radical trust. One of the women asked me, “Ash, you talk about this unshakable trust, but how do you have it?” It’s a great question. The answer is simple, but it’s not a short fix. “I’ve...

Everyday Brave

Five minutes before class, I stood in front of my locker in our middle school’s single bay. His was just a few down from mine, past the garbage can and through the doorway with no door. Halfway through my combination, my awareness flashed hot as he turned. He rarely...

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