Posts by Rene Brookbank

Rene Brookbank exchanged cocktails for mocktails and ditched her corporate career to pursue heart-centered endeavors. She believes that giving up substance doesn’t mean giving up taste. Rene created Love & Recovery, an online boutique, as a way to continue the celebration of lives in recovery. Love & Recovery specializes in tasteful and beautiful gifts for people in recovery. www.loveandrecovery.com

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Why We Need to Share Our Honest Feelings

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” ~Nelson Mandela

She hurt my feelings. She was leaving soon to live in another country for up to six months. I knew that if I held on to my hurt, this resentment would fester, and my best friend would be the recipient of my anger.

I prayed for courage to find the right words. I didn’t want to hurt her. I knew I had to say something or …