I am not a therapist or a minister an influencer or a teacher, a psychiatrist or a medical professional. At all.
I’m just a normal human living a pretty normal life where there are ups and downs and cataclysmic events and occasionally monotony.
But I’ve learned something.
I’ve learned that love is a powerful force and that even when you rage and sob, even when anxiety makes you pace across the bedroom at 2 a.m., you can still survive and that love? Love’s the reason that you can. Love and hope and belief.
That’s why I do BE BRAVE FRIDAYS here and on social media.
That’s why we started the DOGS ARE SMARTER THAN PEOPLE podcast. It forced me to have a voice. And it forced me to listen to my own voice when I mixed down the audio and get used to that voice
And then we started a live podcast, LOVING THE STRANGE, which was even scarier because:
- It’s live.
- My face and my sloshy voice was out there.
- You can’t control live things especially not when your husband is the other person there with you. And that lack of control? It can be scary.
LOVING THE STRANGE is important to us though and that’s because we truly believe that people should feel okay with getting their strange on, to fly their strange flag proudly, to own it, right? You get to love who and what you want to love. No judgement. Just love.
How cool is that? Now, it’s just about all of us inspiring each other to live that, right?
So, I hope you’ll take this journey with me and that you can embrace the love inside of you and around you and love your way through it, too.
Here’s my work in progress for art this week. Hey! Don’t forget we’re all works in progress, right? So, um, don’t judge too harshly?
And I would love to start telling your stories about being brave. You can stay anonymous if you want. No story is too big or too small. I’ll start sharing them every week on my Youtube channel and here. Let’s all inspire each other, okay? This isn’t about me. This is about us — all of us.
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It’s my book! It came out June 1! Boo-yah! Another one comes out July 1.