I Wanna See YOU be Brave=-)

“Brave” by Sara Bareilles

“Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave”

I watched a little of the Grammy’s and the commercial around women being brave was probably my favorite part–#empowering=-)) Women Empowering Women is the theme of our Women’s Peer group, and I thought the commercial shared the essence of that…women….empowering…women….and women being brave.

I was thinking about bravery and how for each of us different things require us to be brave. When I was in my late 20’s, I wanted to test my physical fears, so I went sky diving, scuba diving with the sharks and did the AIDS bike ride (100 miles a day for 6 days).  These days, my fears are more around those authentic and crucial conversations that are sometimes needed in relationships=-)

The commercial inspired me to find that edge..find that thing that makes me scared and where I might need to find that courage within to achieve the goal.  I am going to face my fear of being judged and be open to hear others perspectives on my life and my choices, and see what happens (ah the beautiful unknown)…perhaps the flip side of the song.. “I wanna hear what you wanna say….let the words fall out..” Both parties need to be brave in authentic conversations=-)

Laverty Life Links:  What are you going to do this week to be brave—what is your edge?  How can you empower other women to be brave as well?

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I Have a Dream Too…Two….

We went to the Chicago History Museum on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the experience brought more gifts than planned. I was very inspired by Oba William King’s presentation of the “I have a Dream” speech. I realized perhaps more deeply how I have a dream too and how committed I am to that dream every day through my own personal work, my coaching business, my relationships and especially my role as a mom to Ireland Grace.

I envision women (of ALL ages) feeling safe and sound wherever they go
I envision women treated with love and respect
I envision women honored for their gifts and accepted for who they are
I envision women paid equally to other humans
I envision women knowing their minds, bodies and spirits such that they fully own themselves and let no one take that away from them
I envision women feeling a sense of peace, passion and prosperity
I envision women speaking their truth, listening to their intuition and being their authentic selves
I envision women having their best year yet each year because with age comes even more grace, beauty and capacity for love
I envision women knowing they deserve all these things and accepting nothing less
I envision all of this for women and more….

Laverty Life Links: Consider envisioning this with me and taking whatever actions you are called to take for this to become an even bigger reality today than it was yesterday. Thank you for being a stand for equality for all…..