Last week, we wound up seven weeks of Thrive with just the most incredible group of women. There were tears and “How did this go so fast?” and lots of expressions of love among the group. And I love that everyone became FB friends and exchanged phone numbers and talked about getting together in person when quarantine ends and we can travel across four time zones (and two countries).
I’m good at these Thrive groups. I know I am. Somehow (prayer, mostly) each group attracts the most incredible women who love and support and teach other. And I know my stuff. I know all the garbage ideas we’ve been fed, I know how to teach women to truly decide they are worth the effort, to take good care of themselves and to allow that joy to spill into the rest of their life.
But I still get stressed each time I need to sell it again.
I’ll get better at it, I know. I think I’m finally leaning into my strengths and I’m still trying to learn the best way. My primary purpose lies in teaching women to take good care of themself emotionally, mentally, spiritually, physically so they can reach their dreams and take better care of the people they love. I believe when we remove self-loathing, self-doubt, worry, hatred and envy in our lives we create room for joy, love and inspired action.
So, I’m kinda, sorta figuring it out. When I look back over the last year there have been 10,000 failures (and I am NOT kidding) but three big wins: becoming much better parents ourselves, getting to know incredible people all over the world (I have so many cool new friends!) and just learning a ton of skills.
I still have so much affection for teens and want to help them, and I love doing the podcast with Erik because I think we need more dads in the parenting space, but maybe I can help best by helping moms. The role of motherhood becomes increasingly complex each year and mothers need resources, tools, community and support.
In the future, I envision a warm, loving, thriving community where women learn to take excellent care of themselves (and I’m not really talking about weight– that’s just a small part of this) and support each other in their goals and in their parenting.
For too many years, women have embraced the saying, “You’re only as happy as your saddest child.” but that’s a TERRIBLE way to live. We need to develop our own roots of strength and happiness so we can help our children when they are low. We need spiritual, emotional, physical and mental strength to manage the challenges in our lives.
Yes, if you search this blog, you’ll find lots of pretty pictures and birthday parties during the years, but I was STRUGGLING. And it took learning to be kind to myself, learning to manage my thoughts, to uplevel my prayer and scripture habits, to decide I was worth the effort (and money) to truly take care of myself. I’m still learning, I’m still figuring it out. Thanks for coming on the journey with me. xoxo
p.s. and if you want to join our Thrive group starting July 13th I still have room. ❤️