Dare boldly

A blog by Louise Gallagher



From the #ShePersisted series I am creating – http://louisegallagher.ca/shepersisted

Welcome to Dare boldly.

In this place, you’ll find my art and words and thoughts on living life leaning into the edge of possibility, beyond the confines of my comfort zone. Unless otherwise noted, what you see here is my original work and words.

In this place I am committed to living from a place where I must Dare Boldly to be my true self, to live by my principles and explore the world outside the boundaries of my comfort zone.That means that I must live bravely in the moment. I must let go of expectation, and judgement, to be present to whatever is asking to appear, unfold, become in the now. And in the process, I’m looking to inspire acts of grace in everyday living. To be conscious of the creative tension within each moment to live and breathe and be grace-filled. To be a conduit for grace for all the world to know.

It is an adventure. A journey. A mystical voyage into the exploration of that state of being that says, I am perfectly magnificent in all my human being, yin and yang, dark and light, perfect in all my human imperfections.

I want to connect with you through our shared human condition. Our shared magnificence. I want to celebrate the divine in each of us and the wonder of all I meet, here in this place called “Blog Land” and out there in the big wonderful world I inhabit.

Welcome. And thank you for sharing in this journey. Together, we can inspire and commit acts of grace in everyday living that will make a world of difference for everyone.


Louise Gallagher


@2012 – 2017 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Louise Gallagher with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dare Boldly.


Below is something to soothe your spirit and bring you grace while you read. I found it when the author of My One Life Today dropped by for a visit — one of the gifts of Blog Land. It was so beautiful and soothing, I wanted to share it here.

44 thoughts on “About

  1. Congratulations on choosing to give. I look forward to hearing about your journey.


  2. Hi Louise, I just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you on My Blog for the Reader Appreciation Award, Much Love ❤


  3. dropped by via Talk To Diana…

    Nice to meet you.

    David in Maine USA


  4. Hi Louise. I am in love with your blog. I am nominating you with the beautiful blogger award. You may have had this awarded to you before, but if you haven’t, please read my blog for June 23, 2012. Thanks and have a great day 🙂


  5. Hope you find blogging is another way to reach out and also make a difference more informallly.


  6. I love your page. Do you have an email?


  7. Oh Louise ~ what an amazing life you’ve led. I’d love to join your merry band on difference makers! 🙂


  8. I nominated you last week on the 7th of December for the 2012 Blog of the Year Award. I wanted to make sure you knew as i did three posts that week. I placed in under “Recover Your Joy.blogspot”, The particulars are on my blog that day! You are deserving and you bring a special sweet joy to one’s day! Keep writing and sharing…i enjoy your spirit so! God Bless!


  9. Good luck for your quest to rejoice!


  10. Hi Louise….
    I was trying to find your latest post and it keeps saying NOT FOUND… just a heads up… I was trying to find it!!!


  11. I am not really good at these things and I know they are time consuming but I couldn’t leave YOU out since I was taking the time to give the AWARD… so just know it is because you havve touched me… Don’t fret if you don’t have time… I just wanted to recognize you as one of my friends!


    • LOL — like you Diane — I’m not good at them either. I do appreciate the gesture and all it entails. And… I’ll look at it this evening. Thank you my friend! I appreciate you and your thoughtfulness.


  12. Louise! You’ve already made a difference for me!


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  14. Hello lady Louise, nice to meet you.


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  16. At Onement: “to be in the moment”… I like your (very up to the moment: ) term for this very old and venerable concept.
    I also (being someone who always plays with their words; ) like how your words can become (again in these days of altering form and dropping spaces; ) AtOnement; and, to take it one step farther, to Atonement… Can we not therefore, by actually Doing So /Living At Onement; change our world, one moment at a time; become better, erasing our past negatives one act at a time and gain Atonement from At Onement? Such a lovely practice and practical idea; I like where your writing takes me Louise, thank you! (And many thanks to Diana for leading me here – particularly this week) Namaste.


  17. So wonderful to discover you and your wonderful blog. It’s lovely to find a fellow pilgrim on the path of discovering the truth within and without. I took work in the charity sector (in London) and work with homeless people and others who are disenfranchised in other ways. I too am considering ‘moving on’. Look forward to reading your wonderful work!


  18. So glad you found my blog Roughwighting, so that I, in turn, could find yours. Wonderful!


  19. I wish to nominate you for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Feel free to visit the website: http://astridswords.ca/2015/12/07/sunshine-blogger-award/


  20. I had not watched your second video before Louise. “I have worth. I have value. I CAN make a difference.” This is SO inspiring.


  21. You are incredibly inspiring, and I am enjoying getting to know you here on your blog! ❤


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  24. Greetings of ecstatic wonderment!

    You are now the (hopefully!) pleased and proud recipient of a Token of Humanity.

    Not only does yours foolie find this token an unusually beautiful gesture of recognition in a community always willing to extend them, but — most unusually! — no action is required or requested of its happy receiver unless and until the inspiration strikes to pass it along!

    Here’s your link:


    Congratulations and, from all of us your readers, thank you.


  25. Lovely to meet you Louise! I look forward to following your posts. Anita 🙏😁

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  26. Love your art!!


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