This past week I found myself feeling the stress of a difficult conversation I had been avoiding. Sign after sign shining as a reminder of what I needed to face. I was looking over and over for ways to avoid it altogether. Yet the effects of avoidance were becoming more in focus with every moment. I lived between confidence that I needed to take action to fear of what the result would be. What is it that makes it hard to speak the truth? Why do we find ourselves grappling over our needs and boundaries? And most importantly how do we get past this and get what needs to be done… done. For me, the answer was found leaning into what I was feeling when I thought about the conversation. I had to listen to why it was hard.