Bare Naked Bravery: How to Be Creatively Courageous
Finally, a definitive explanation of bravery.
Bare Naked Bravery: How to Be Creatively Courageous is a deeply vulnerable & rebellious how-to memoir for people who are tired of feeling like they should be brave but don't know how courage could possibly unfold from their current fears and comfort zones. You'll finish Bare Naked Bravery empowered to confidently practice and build your own creative courage beyond your wildest imagination.
Build Your Bravery, One Step at a Time.
No one is a stranger to moments of terror and "stuff" hitting the fan. Fear will rear its ugly head no matter your background, upbringing, career path, or goals.
But how do we get brave without getting reckless? How can we encounter life with great abandon and wise courage? How do we stand for ourselves and others without having a panic attack? What does bravery even mean? How do we recreate it? Is it born or built?
Author & singer-songwriter Emily Ann Peterson asked these same questions in 2013 after a life-altering, career-halting diagnosis of a degenerative neurological disease in her right hand. As a full-time cellist, her music career was forever changed. Unbeknownst to her, it was changed for the better.
Knowing she'd have to "be brave," but not knowing what that really meant, Emily Ann got curious. Really curious. Surviving an eating disorder, starting a music career during a recession, and venturing into uncharted territory post-diagnosis are just some of her personal feats of bravery. Unveiling these stories of everyday heroism, she paints a clear and vibrant picture of what courage looks like for those who don't feel courageous. (Hint: True bravery never feels brave.)
In Bare Naked Bravery you will learn to:
- Use your fear, instead of fighting it or running from it.
- Identify the 3 types of bravery in yourself and your surroundings
- Infuse creativity into your courageous acts for exhilarating results
- Weave the 12 ingredients of bravery into your daily life
- Ask questions that boost courage instantly
- Use Emily Ann's favorite bravery building tools
- Create a daily practice of building bravery
Bare Naked Bravery: How to Be Creatively Courageous is an extremely vulnerable dive into what bravery means, how it looks, and how to build it with a daily practice of expression and mindfulness.
Now a singer/songwriter and teaching artist for fellow courageous creatives, Emily Ann takes readers and listeners of the Bare Naked Bravery podcast community beyond the walls of vulnerability, using wide imagination and sharp skills of improvisation.
Learn how to be confident and unshakably strong. The world is waiting for your Bare Naked Bravery.
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"Finally, a book to awaken each of us to the bravery we hold within and our capacity to be courageous through the hard things in life. You can live beyond the hurt. Emily Ann shows you how." - Michelle Madrid-Branch, author of Mascara Moments
"Despite having spent years studying fear to write a book about it, Bare Naked Bravery still gave me transformational new insight into the art and science of courage. Emily's storytelling is authentic, moving and highly engaging. Not only will this book entertain you, it will also give you clear, practical and actionable frameworks on how to transcend your fears and rise above every challenge. Bare Naked Bravery is an invaluable guide to living a more courageous life filled with greater joy and meaning." - Akshay Nanavati, author of Fearvana
"Emily Ann Peterson isn't afraid to ask the tough questions. She's able to dig deeper and shine a light on the issues others might avoid. It takes bravery to talk about topics that may make others uncomfortable, and Emily has the chutzpah to do it. Best of all, though, she is able to tackle those tough subjects in a kind, loving, compassionate, and tender-hearted way. That's a special gift." - Becky Mollenkamp, business strategist