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ABOUT THEN WHAT

  THEN WHAT: Rumble In The Jungle 11.14.19  by Alona Fromberg-Elkayam * **Our greatest self, lives in the dark corners of the soul where there are no places left to hide. In our most trying moments, we either free fall and resign to circumstance or fight to reclaim the best parts of ourselves and live the life we imagine.   Over fifteen years ago, I started a painting called Then What? Unable to answer the question, it rested patiently against the studio wall. Only after losing the love of my life this past year, I approached the canvas. The best parts of myself, optimism and curiosity, were slowly and surely giving way to a cynicism and resignation–emotions I’d never felt...

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#LoveOutLoud: V is for Victorious on Valentine's Day

Todays Letter is V for Victorious We have been posting a LoveLetter everyday since the launch of our #LoveOutLoud campaign on January 18th. A LoveLetter is a mantra to help you LoveOutLoud and build a life filled with purpose and a life you love. This weekend is Valentine’s day and I wanted to choose a letter that began with V.    “Victory is won not in miles but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground, and later, win a little more. “ -Charles L’Amour.   I want Far From Timid to be on the cover of Fast Company. Right now. I’d like my significant other to next level this relationship on Valentine’s Day and take me upscale indoor...

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#LoveOutLoud: Don't Hold Back

Everyday until Valentine’s Day Far From Timid will post a LoveLetter–a mantra that inspires you to #LoveOutLoud-to take a risk for someone or something that you love. Today’s letter is D: DON’T HOLD BACK. You want to wrap your arms around him and tell him how much you love him. But you don’t because you fear that one day soon, it’s going to get stale like the other relationships you’ve had. Soon, you will stop saying thank you and choosing each other and resign to a commitment while wishing you were somewhere else.  A woman is walking in your direction on the sidewalk. She is so beautiful that the sun seems to be shining only on her. Every hem and shirtsleeve of her cotton tweed...

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#LoveOutLoud: Basketball Diaries

There is no better way to see how attuned you are to that little voice inside than on the basketball court*. Hundreds of decisions are made across the brain and heart in milliseconds. Cutting down the middle, faking a left, then going right and dunking requires more than a million decisions across the cerebellum, frontal lobe and that thing above your stomach–your heart. Self-doubt plays out in real time on the court. You can’t should I? on the court. By the time you should I?, the play is over. Life works the same way. Step into life the way a ball player steps onto the court–trusting the most reliable playbook in the world–that little voice inside. Without a second thought....

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#LoveOutLoud: Partner With Fear + Hemingway

I am writing today from beautiful Dominican Republic where the waters are beautiful, endless, and feisty. Today’s letter is P–Partner With Fear, inspired by Hemingway’s Old Man and The Sea. Santiago, an old fisherman, had gone 84 days without catching a fish. His luck became so bad that Manolin, his assistant, was forbidden by his mother to sail with him. On the 85th day he goes out to the skiff determined to catch a fish. And he does. With great struggle he catches a huge eighteen feet marlin, who by the time Santiago reaches shore, has been eaten by the sharks. What is beautiful about this story is the nature of the struggles Santiago encounters. First, there is the struggle with himself and his...

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