About the difference the course has made:
"Before I did the course, I would not have been able to share this unfinished poem. I would not have had the courage to share it with Jo let alone anyone else. To admit weakness and that life was less than perfect or that I was not in control would have been a fate worse than death. To open my-self up to unnecessary criticism along with an inability to control how it is perceived would be an unnecessary risk.
Since doing the course, everyday I am able to put my fears in to perspective; I have re-embraced my life long love of learning. I have learned to accept that all that came before made me the person who I am today but does not define who I am tomorrow. I am not perfect and while this course has changed my perspective and life in many ways - I know I will always be on a journey of self discovery and on this journey I will make mistakes and sometimes it may be deemed a failure. But I am more than okay with that as I now understand I am learning.
Without this course, and without Jo's example, I would be going through life still in fear of screwing up and in the process dimming my own light. In essence, as Jo once kindly shared with me:
"As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people the permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others." - Marianne Williamson.
Thanks Jo for helping me move forward and allowing myself to shine brightly again".