It is time I claim my brilliance.
To own my power,
my sexuality,
my beauty,
my boldness.
To no longer shrink to play the part, 
or to hide behind someone else’s life.
It’s time I claim my brilliance.
To own my voice,
my opinions,
my thoughts,
my Truth.
To no longer dim my Essence to fit in,
or to ignore my feelings to belong.
It is time I claim brilliance.
Done hiding.
Done fitting in.
Done tip-toeing around.
Done with the dance of “do you like me now?”.
No more.
No more playing small.
No more looking good.
No more pleasantries or niceties.
No more starting and stopping –  not for you, not for anyone.
It’s time.
It’s time to rise up.
It’s time to speak out.
To mourn and moan
To scream and cry.
And to finally reclaim all of the parts of our bodies and our souls
that we discarded and disowned before we even came into this world.
It’s time.
It’s time to come home.
It’s time to remember.
It’s time to reclaim our brilliance.

-Julie Santiago (c) 2017

If you want more of this fierceness and you’re called to activate your Wild Woman, I’m holding a very intimate retreat for only 8 women off the grid on the California Coast.

To set up a time to talk to me about it, please email or contact us here and we’ll send you all the details!


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  1. Rachel Davita says

    Hell yea! Being with your fierceness, Julie!

  2. Yes! I love your fierce side. Thanks for sharing it with us!

  3. Yes, I can’t wait to express myself fully near San Fransisco on August 11-13! There, I will meet my true sisters who share this truth! Thanks Julie!

    With Love and Gratitude,
    New York, NY

  4. Santjer-Bolte Ute says

    Thank you Julie – this inspires and strenghthens me soo much!

  5. MaryRose Molinaro says

    I love your words, your voice and fierceness. Your eyes looked like you were crying which is
    fine. But I just wish I had the money to join you because as you, I am done!!
    Thank you
    Mary Rose Molinaro
    Nutley, NJ. (The Gratitude Circle)

  6. Jude Covacevich says

    Speaks to Me Julie…thank you for voicing and sharing the feelings of many many women. A beautiful and fierce reminder. Rise up!!!!
    Much love and blessings

  7. Jenny Russ says

    Thank you!!! I did not matter for the first 50 years of my life. I have grown so much the past year. I have started a new chapter in my life. Hiking, working with hospice patients, having genuine friends. Thank you, Julie. I love you!!

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