The real reason I share my personal life

If you’ve been a part of this community for a while, you know that I often share the real, raw and vulnerable Truth about my life.

Last week was no exception when I shared some super personal news about my miscarriage.

The fact that I share so much may seem totally weird to some people.  It may seem totally normal to others.

You may wonder how I draw the line between running my business and living my personal life – How do I choose what to share?  Why do I share anything at all?  

Here’s the real reason I share:

I want you to know that I’m a real person.

I want you to know that I struggle.

I want you to know that I’m crazy, imperfect, and normal!

I want to give you permission to be that way too.

More than anything else… I want you to know that you are never, ever alone.  

I am committed to living my life from a place of radical authenticity, and I am also devoted to running my business in the same way.

My business is an extension of who I am. My business isn’t all of who I am, but it is an important part of me.

So in order to for me to run my business in FULL integrity, it means that I choose to show up as myself – which means being real, raw, and vulnerable in everything I do.

I believe that women have been silenced for too long.  We’ve been taught to put on a happy face, to push our needs to the bottom of the list, and to pretend that everything is okay when it’s not.  

When I first began leading women’s circles, retreats, and group programs, there was one thing that surprised me more than anything else….

As I heard dozens, then hundreds, and now thousands of women share – I began to realize that we’re all saying the same thing.  When one woman shares, the rest of the women nod their heads in agreement.  We are all telling each other’s stories.

I want to live in a world where women feel safe enough to be vulnerable with each other. 

I want to live in a world where we share honestly and see ourselves in each other’s stories.

I want to live in a world where we speak our Truth and remember that we’re not alone.

So, please hear me now, you’re not crazy and you’re not alone.

I share my story with you so that you can see yourself in me. It is my hope that as we find our inner confidence, we will become comfortable enough to speak our TRUTH + be ourselves.

With love,

Julie

p.s. Thank you for your outpouring of love to last week’s blog.  I am truly so grateful that you are a part of this community.  Thank you for allowing me into your life – it’s a privilege I honor.

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