“Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen. Because true belonging happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world.”

—Brené Brown

I held my very first event, Coffee with Intention, in my studio last Wednesday and held space for seven women. We came together and talked openly and honestly about “vulnerability.” We shared our experiences, our beliefs and came to some realizations about our lives together. It was a gathering filled with authentic connections and I was happy to hear a couple of women who didn’t know each other well would be connecting on their own as a result. So many of us crave this deep connection with others but are so afraid of what others will think of us. We are afraid. We hide ourselves and our deepest, most vulnerable thoughts and it leaves us feeling disconnected. I know for me personally, I felt like I was just reacting to life and not actively living until I started showing myself. It changed the trajectory of my life and now I feel like my life has meaning and purpose. I still have my down days and struggles, some of which I’ve shared with you in my newsletter, but that doesn’t take away from the greater feeling I have that I am truly living. The next Coffee with Intention will be held next Friday, May 4th and the topic will be FEAR. You can sign up on Facebook or directly on Eventbrite.