Becoming the Fearless Radical Optimist

They say I am fearless but crazy.  They tell me that I am making a huge mistake and I will live to regret it. Behind my back, they snicker and say that I am a reckless and irresponsible mother. That I am not only ruining my own life, but my daughter's as well. They cannot imagine WHY I would ...

The Art of Living with Fear

My eyes closed as the wheels began to move the plane backward. I focused on my breath. “What are you afraid of?” I said to myself, “You have been to more dangerous countries. Not to mention, people have made this same trek to lands unknown without your giant travel guide! Chill, darling.” This was the scariest ...

Announcement: Taking a Fearless Break

Hello everyone, I will be without the computer/laptop for the next 10 days. I am off to a beach retreat, and taking a well-needed break. I need to recharge my batteries. I've learnt that being fearless is also about knowing when we need to rest and recuperate. It is not a sign of weakness, but wisdom. It ...

How Fearless Shirley Got Hooked

Today, I got "Hooked". It was my  turn to be in the "Hot Seat" of 5 X 5. In other words, I had the great pleasure and honour to be featured in "5 x 5 with The Hook". I cannot thank HOOK enough for having me over. I had such a wonderful time being his guest that I ...

The Body Revolution: The Relationship We Have With Our Bodies

The Body Revolution is really about the rather "tumultuous" relationship I have with my body over the years. If you had read my earlier posts, "Unveil Your Inner Goddess", and "To The Beautiful You" you might have a good idea of what I mean. In truth, the love-hate relationship I had with my body is not unique. ...

Fearless Wandering in Taipei amid earthquake

Amid earthquakes and 'sideways' billowing rain, I managed to roam about in Ximending in Taipei.  Apparently, earthquakes occur are very common in Taiwan and are felt quite often. However, they are minor. I have not experienced an earthquake prior to this, and would not seek to chase after one like those who seek out tornadoes. As the tremor and ...

Fearless Wanderer

Some of you may have noticed that, lately, my blog postings have been 'crawling to a pause' in a rather inconsistent fashion. I do apologise. I had not expect to be so busy and exhausted, at the same time.  I have been travelling a great deal, and it is not your usual 'jet-setting around the world adventure' ...

Guest Blog: The Fearless Beauty by Jamie Khoo

Hello everyone! I’m stoked to be guest-blogging for Shirley Maya’s fearless, beautiful blog today and to meet all of you through this medium. Thanks Shirley! Shirley’s fantastic message of 'fearless living' resonates especially deeply with me. Of late, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and reading about how so many of us go about our lives ...

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