This is what I learned about resilience…

Resilience, my dear friend, isn’t just about turning chaos and breakdowns into life lessons and breakthroughs. It’s about keeping your soul intact throughout the process. It’s about continuing to believe when all seems lost, maintaining trust when it feels like the end, and finding joy and smiles in moments overshadowed by fear and uncertainty.
Have you ever found yourself wishing you could be in two places at once? Have you ever faced a situation where you had to trust the process, even when you couldn’t take direct action? That was exactly how these last two weeks unfolded for me. It was a whirlwind of emotions testing me to my very core!,
 
In the LOUD Incubator, I teach women the invaluable skill of living the path of “YES/AND” – accepting reality as it is while allowing ourselves to experience the emotions it brings. I have experienced this many times throughout my life, but let me tell you, these past few weeks I was put to the ultimate test of this philosophy.
 
While having two speaking events and conducting LOUD Circle immersions (quarterly transformational trainings from my LOUD Women Nation platform), my boyfriend ended up in the hospital battling with some health issues. It was a gut-wrenching situation. The same week he was supposed to be my partner in facilitating the trainings, he found himself needing to prioritize his own well-being, spending nearly two weeks confined to the hospital bed. And let’s not forget, it was also the final week of school. I had to juggle the demands of being a mother to my two daughters, attending to their needs, running them to activities, shows, and summer camps – you name it.
 
All of this while my heart ached for my boyfriend, dealing with the uncertainty of his stuation, uncertain about what the future held for us. It felt like my world was spinning out of control!!! Yet, amidst the chaos and the storm, his resilience shone through. His presence, his unwavering spirit, and his authenticity inspired me to dig deeper within myself.
 
I was on the verge of canceling everything. But he asked me not to give up. He reminded me that it is precisely in moments of adversity that we discover our hidden strength and spirit. He assured me that my purpose would not only sustain me but fill my cup, even amidst the pain and uncertainty we were facing. And he was right. Oh, how he was right.
 
We made it through, against all odds. I stood before two audiences of over 300 women, pouring my heart out and igniting the fire of LOUDNESS within them. I guided the incredible women in the LOUD Circle through a weekend of transformation, delving deep into the essence of authenticity. And while all this was happening, I still managed to be there for my daughters, tending to their every need, and caring for my boyfriend when he was finally released from the hospital.
 
Let me tell you, those past two weeks, especially that wild weekend, left me completely drained. Yesterday, I found myself exhausted and all I could do was take deep breaths and connect with GRATITUDE. Gratitude for simply being alive, for finding the strength to carry on, and for having a purpose that runs so deeply within me. In that moment, I once again came face to face with my inner strength and resilience.
 
As I sat there, lost in meditation, a quote from Wayne Dyer reverberated through my soul: “Don’t die with your music within you.” This weekend, more than ever, I realized the profound truth embedded within those words. I discovered the power that emanates from living your purpose, even when the storm is raging around you, when you feel like you can’t possibly take another step forward. Witnessing my boyfriend endure so much, yet still radiating strength, motivated me to tap into my own reserves of courage and share my purpose with the world, louder than ever before.
 
Resilience, my dear friend, isn’t just about turning chaos and breakdowns into life lessons and breakthroughs. It’s about keeping your soul intact throughout the process. It’s about continuing to believe when all seems lost, maintaining trust when it feels like the end, and finding joy and smiles in moments overshadowed by fear and uncertainty.
 
 
These past few weeks have been an incredible journey. My boyfriend’s graceful resilience has been a masterclass in vulnerability and strength. Through his unwavering spirit, I experienced a newfound freedom – The one that comes when you find PEACE in your soul, that does NOT depend on outside circumstances and allows you to rise above the challenges, and, despite the storm, share your purpose with unbridled passion…. AND allows you to feel it ALL.. while still moving forward in your life.
 
 
I firmly believe that our stories, our triumphs, and our lessons are meant to be shared.
By being LOUD with our story we can inspire others, to help them grow, thrive, and transform. That’s why I choose vulnerability and to pour my heart out to you today.
 
May you always find the strength to take that one extra step – the step that leads you to a life where you embrace and live out your purpose. The one that allows you to rise above what you thought was your limit. May you tap into the music that lies deep within your soul and, without hesitation, share it LOUDLY with the world.
 
Trust me when I say, the world needs it now more than ever.
 
 
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