Last night I had the honor of co-hosting yet another amazing Boss Babes Brunch Club event, here in Carlsbad, CA. The evening was brisk, the event was held outdoors - passerby's inquired and were curious, what are all these women doing?? Four amazing women took the stage - one after the other spoke of their lives, what inspired them go into their chosen profession, change careers or just make a BIG shift in their lives.
For one, Nastasha, it was a death of someone close to her and the effects medication can have on the body that inspired her to lead a healthy life. She then took it further when she found how her actions, passion for healthy cooking could inspire others.
" Food can be our absolute form of medicine; and our slowest form of poison"
Violet discovered her superpower, Anxiety and found a way to use it as her guide. She found a way to use it to benefit her, connect deeper to others and in the process found her voice, a passion, a desire to inspire others on the biggest platform possible. She discovered that by sharing her story, she not only healed herself but helped others heal too.
Jackie - shared the power of positive emotions and the weight of negative ones. That on average most couples will wait SIX years before seeking help - can you imagine waiting six years to tend to a broken leg? The comparison my seem odd but the gravity of the situations are the same. She stressed to us the importance of being intentional with your words, your actions and your love.
Lastly there was Pauline - who shared with us the deepest pain of all - the feeling of true hopelessness, the point where living is no longer an option and freedom from pain, hurt, disappointment and the unknown - is death. Depression, Bi-polar disorder, Anxiety, Suicidal thoughts - these are truths that many of us face but no one really talks about.
These women took us on a journey last night, deep into our souls - where we also hurt, laugh, feel joy and sadness. They took us a journey and showed us that we're not alone and that true strength comes in sharing your story. It comes in being vulnerable and making it less about 'I' and more about, how can this serve YOU.