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The True Dance

“Oh Woman, come before us, before our eyes longing for beauty, and tired of the ugliness of civilization…Dance us the sweetness of life. Give us again the sweetness and the beauty of the true dance.” Isadore Duncan

 

On the morning of September 15, before the Brave On guests began to arrive, I stood in the main gathering space of Goei Center. Continue reading “The True Dance”

Grace in the Angst

I clicked “SEND” to confirm the reservation. Continue reading “Grace in the Angst”

Bravery with Self

As I was preparing my talk for the Brave On Conference, I was searching for clues as to why March 22, 1990, was the day that changed my life. It was a pivotal day that ended my 25 years struggle of an eating disorder addiction. Continue reading “Bravery with Self”

Braving On.

I can’t seem to stop taking a mental inventory of my backpack and suitcase, the one somewhere in the belly of this plane, not the one still holding some of the contents from my trip to Grand Rapids for Brave On over the weekend. Continue reading “Braving On.”

Some words from Sarah Bessey

The Brave On Conference was birthed out of the dreams of a few women to create a space of authenticity and courage. Brave On exists so we can bear witness for one another–keeping the faith in hardship and hope. Continue reading “Some words from Sarah Bessey”

Room At The Table

At the end of 2016, I was invited to participate in Red Tent Living’s first-ever Brave On conference. Continue reading “Room At The Table”

A Bit More About The Brave On Story

Last year on a chilly summer Michigan morning I was standing in my closet, contemplating which pair of jeans would be most comfortable and facing down the reality that none of them seemed to qualify as a “well-worn, favorite pair of jeans” when my phone rang. Continue reading “A Bit More About The Brave On Story”

Reaching for Courage

I was introduced to the online magazine Red Tent Living by a friend. She shared Red Tent articles on Facebook, including those she had written and some by other writers. Continue reading “Reaching for Courage”

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