The Courage Blog


Vanessa May

The Courage Blog



Work and live well, whole, and with courage.


How on earth do you just be you?

Vanessa May · How On Earth Do You Just Be You?   "Just be you" Yesterday, I was reading an interview with actress Sofie Gråbøl about what she’s learnt. The article ended with the following comment: “I hate it when people say, “Just be you”, it is the worst advice...

What to do instead of comparing yourself to others

Vanessa May · What To Do Instead Of Comparing Yourself To Others “Comparison is the thief of joy” Many of us have heard Theodore Roosevelt’s quote “comparison is the thief of joy.” But in a land where we are surrounded by perfected images, fear-based narratives and push based marketing strategies...

Courage Unfolding

Vanessa May · Courage Unfolding - A New Chapter   Unfolding a new chapter On a beautiful Spring day in March, three weeks before lockdown had begun, I arrived for my counselling session. Just outside the counsellor’s office was a beautiful cherry tree. It felt divinely feminine with its pale...