Tonight, I’m writing, feeling into & crafting my Grand Traverse Woman Magazine talk for #galentinesday on February 13th. But you see, this time, whew...I need to muster up all the courage inside of me and summon some serious levels of strength and gentleness all at the same time.
As I put my pen to the paper, my self protection screams, “don’t share! Don’t go back to the wounds. Don’t open yourself up to such vulnerability!” But the #wisewoman inside of me says with a reassuring tone, “Lindsay, I love you. You are safe. This is YOUR story and there is healing in the sharing. You are #becoming each time you choose to be brave, authentic and real. Dear girl, you can do hard things. I’m holding you close. YOU. CAN. DO. IT.” So, I trudge back to the tears, back to the despair and back to the tumult and walk along side myself with loving strength as I hold my own hand and remind myself how far I have come.
So, from this place of #real, I bring all the love for myself, love for my children and love for each person in the audience who will walk my story with me next week. “Bring it! Rock Bottom to Rocking It” is me sharing my truth...and I’m honored to do it.
From the ashes, Beauty was borne. From the darkness came the light. From the tears came laughter, joy and #hope.
This talk is all about claiming goodness, living true to ourselves and loving our way into a new reality — believing a bright future is possible for each one of us when we fall and standing up, walking, running and dancing our way into it.
I’m sending you all the brightest of smiles, and the highest of vibes as you cut your own path and rock your own beautiful journey. 💛 Lindsay
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