Your Story is More Impactful Than You Think

Your Story is More Impactful Than You Think
I believe that everyone on the planet has an impactful story. Every single person I’ve ever worked with has told me the most heart wrenching things from their past. The funny thing is…
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We Don’t Give People Enough Credit for Walking Away

We Don’t Give People Enough Credit for Walking Away
I’ve always believed that pushing through was the most courageous thing someone could do. I “pushed through” as an entrepreneur for thirteen years and I’ll admit it did take a lot of courage to keep showing up. 

I “pushed through” for seventeen years with my birth mother hoping that she would eventually let me exist in her world without being a secret. That took a ton of courage on my part but you know what took even more?
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The Beauty of Authenticity

The Beauty of Authenticity
I pride myself on being as authentic as humanly possible because it’s so important to me. How can you build trust with anyone if you’re not being your true self ya know? But a few weeks ago I had this moment in the middle of the isle in my local grocery store and it stopped me dead in my tracks. “Well crap, maybe I’m not as authentic as I thought.”

You see…
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What If The Real Me Isn’t Worth Knowing?

What If The Real Me Isn’t Worth Knowing?
I never would have said it out loud. It was always an underlying fear way down in the depths where no one but Jesus could see. I had spent the majority of my life acting like a chameleon out of what I’ve come to realize was a survival instinct. 

Everything I said or did was calculated out of necessity. Out of frustration I...
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Here’s Why Your Story Matters

Here’s Why Your Story Matters
For most of my life I believed that my story didn’t matter. I grew up with this innate need to hide my true self in the shadows and because of that, I never thought that anyone could be helped by my lived experiences. 

How would it help anyone to know that I had been molested as a child? 

Who would benefit by me sharing about how I couldn’t look anyone in the eye until I was in my twenties? 

Why would anyone care that for many years I subconsciously looked for friendships and relationships with people who were too shallow to look past the emotional wall I put up and really get to know me on a deeper level? 

The truth is…
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