This is a guest post by the wonderful Jodi Chapman.  You can find out much more about Jodi below and the fabulous new programme she’s about to launch – a must see and do.

You know which word can be extremely liberating and also extremely terrifying at the same time?


It’s funny how our reaction to such a short, one-syllable world can either open up our world or close it off completely. Our choices determine every single part of our life.

And that can be both scary and amazing.

Scary because, if you’re at all like me, you’ve chosen to spend most of your life curled up inside your own comfort zone, avoiding opportunities and definitely not stretching your bravery muscle.

Amazing because, again if you’re at all like me, there comes a moment in your life where you realize that you don’t have to live in this closed-off existence. You don’t have to allow fear to control each aspect of your life. You can choose another way to live – a more open and freeing way.

Think about it: each moment of every single day we get to decide how we are going to live. Each moment!

Let’s imagine that one moment you choose to be brave – you say yes to adventure and a new path that’s far away from the known. And then in the next moment, you notice your thoughts moving toward fear. You think about how far away from your comfort zone being brave would require you to be, and you just want to crawl back into your bed, pull the covers up, and stay there for awhile.

But somewhere deep inside of you, you hear a little voice that is asking you to choose to be brave. It’s asking you to choose to push to the other side of the known into the magic. It’s asking you to choose, in this very moment, to say yes to life.

And while a big part of you wants nothing more to say, “No thank you,” to this voice, you simply can’t. Because you know that your life is passing you by and has been for a long while. You know that by choosing to stay safe, you have also chosen to sleep your life away. And you’re no longer okay with making choices based on fear. You realize that you can now choose to make them because you are excited and ready to truly live!

In this moment, you realize that the choice is yours to make. It always has been yours to make. And just because in the past you may have chosen to go down the comfortable path, that moment is over. In this moment, you can make a new choice. In this moment, you can decide to go down a different path – one that leads you toward adventure and aliveness.

And whichever path you choose to take is completely up to you.

I lived most of my life seeing the word choice as overwhelming and scary and outside of what I could handle. But now, for the first time in my life, I’m starting to see every choice that I make as an opportunity for change and growth. And this simple shift in my mindset has completely changed my world.

Our ability to choose how we live our lives is such a beautiful gift that we’ve each been given. How will you choose to live in this moment?

I would love for you to choose to join me in saying yes to life!  The Coming Back to Life Ecourse begins on 10/1. It is a helping hand, a loving community, and concrete tools and techniques to help you come back to life all wrapped up into one loving course. And when you sign up, you’ll receive over $175 in bonus gifts immediately!

Whether you join us or not though, please remember that the choice to live fully and embrace life is always within you. I truly hope that you choose to say yes to life. It’s the best choice that I ever made!



Jodi Chapman is the author of the inspirational blog, Soul Speak; the upcoming book, Coming Back to Life: How an Unlikely Friend Helped Me Reclaim My True Spirit; and the bestselling Soulful Journals series, co-authored with her husband, Dan Teck. Her new Coming Back to Life Ecourse begins on 10/1.

Register now and receive over $175 in bonus gifts!

I told you she was fabulous didn’t I?  

Encourage one another.
Love Elle.

Elle Sommer is the author of 4 books and a workbook. Her latest publications are a series called The Power of Consciousness, and you will find all three books in this trilogy now available on Kindle. She shares quotes, inspiration and positive vibes on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. And her greatest desire is to encourage and inspire others to create not just a good life, but a phenomenal life.


  1. Thank you so much for sharing my post and information about my course, Elle! I’m so grateful for you! Hugs and love!

    • Elle

      You my friend are a gem and your course will support and help many to live a bigger, greater life. I am so happy to be able to share.:-)

  2. I remembered the time when I was in high school and I was given two choices, transfer a new school and be separated frommy closest and my childhood best friend or no school at all. That was really hard for me but I did chose the new school, because somewhere, sometime, after I graduate, I can still see my bestfriend! and my decision was right

  3. Great post about choice Jodi! We are starting to leave fear behind, too, and make wonderful exciting choices. It is such a gift to move beyond fear!

    Thanks, Elle, for a great guest post!

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