Welcome to December


December is upon us — whether we celebrate this month’s holidays or not, this season invites us to return to our roots and welcome the end of the year with tradition, action, and reflection.

The holiday season can be both a gift and a deep practice of courage. Family gatherings, travel, making new memories with new people, or flying solo through the festivities all ask of our courage in unique ways.

choose courage & Joy

Comfort and joy may be the favorite phrase yet it is actually courage and joy that brings us authentically home to ourselves.

No matter what this year has held for us thus far, December gives us another fresh opportunity to begin again. We needn’t wait until the New Year. We’ve got thirty more days to lean toward what we enjoy, shed what no longer serves, and consciously move toward what we really desire. 


Here are 12 empowering ways to practice courage with yourself and others this December.

  • Show up when you are able, exactly as you are

  • Exercise healthy boundaries for your own well-being and self-care

  • Be present to your emotions

  • Be present to others

  • Listen to your body and its energy

  • Engage in courageous conversations

  • Ask follow-up questions to deepen understanding

  • Do what really matters; leave the rest

  • Prioritize self-care and personal time

  • Release what isn’t yours to carry

  • Choose what you really, really want rather than just what is front of you

  • Lean into what brings you joy

However you spend this month, may December bring you home to what really matters to you. How will you practice courage this month? Share your wisdom with us in the comments below.

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An intuitive leadership and life coach for 14 years and founder of The Courage Practice, Tonyalynne Wildhaber coaches individuals, leaders, coaches, and soulful entrepreneurs to make friends with their courage. Using a unique approach of integrating wisdom with strategy, she partners with you to step into your highest potential and transform your abundance and life from the inside out.

Tonyalynne is a frequent contributor to Forbes and Thrive Global. She is head-over-heels in love with the Pacific Northwest, loves iced coffee in all weather, and is attempting to train a dog named Ollie.


Courage in practice continuously transforms Tonyalynne’s own life in countless ways. She believes in the power of its practice and its connection to living out our highest purpose and for navigating challenge and transition with greater ease. She loves collaborating with others in cultivating their own unique practice of courage and welcomes such connection with you. Click here to book a complimentary consultation to begin exploring the possibilities together.