My Outessa- REI Summit Experience

I am a very firm believer that whatever you put out into the universe will come back to you. Call it positive thinking, karma, faith, optimism, whatever.....  BUT this was not always the case for me.   I was a girl that used to always see the glass half empty.  Now I always see it … Continue reading My Outessa- REI Summit Experience

Why I am calling it quits.

Todayʻs post comes from Live Brave creator and founder, Lesley Glenn. This is not my typical "Live Brave" post, but then again,  I never expected to be where I am at today, or to be walking this particular path on my journey. My weekend in Philadelphia, to attend the "Women Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer" … Continue reading Why I am calling it quits.

Big Bang Love

Today’s post is written by our Brave Artist Mariah Neilson ************************************************************************ When I was younger, I thought I would met my Prince Charming one day, the next day I would be in love, the day after that we'd plan a wedding and the rest would be history. I expected a BIG BANG moment. Fireworks and … Continue reading Big Bang Love

Let Me Entertain You

Today’s post is written by our Brave Artist Mariah Neilson ************************************************************************   Let me entertain you. That would be easier. Easier than opening up to you. It would be easy to create a story, so you can't see my pain.   Let me entertain you. Something - interesting. Enticing. Alluring. I will tell wild tales … Continue reading Let Me Entertain You

When fear is no longer in control

Today's post is by our Brave Writer, Angela Giles Klocke This weekend, I learned there is a very real difference between fear and nervousness. As I readied myself to present my story of abuse and the red flags that I “missed,” I realized that the slight quiver running through my body was normal, regular nervousness, … Continue reading When fear is no longer in control

Why you need to visit the layaway counter.

Today's post comes from Live Brave founder and creator, Lesley Glenn Welcome back for another edition of Alive To Thrive. We all have dreams that we long to see fulfilled.  Fulfilling them is easy.  Believing you can fulfill them is hard. We tend to believe that we have to earn the right to live our … Continue reading Why you need to visit the layaway counter.

Evangelism in the Park

Today's post is by our Brave Writer, Angela Giles Klocke The wind picks up suddenly and blows all my name cards away from me, just as I am about to take the group shot. Like a scene out of a comedy, I take off chasing them. Two elude me, flying farther away each time I … Continue reading Evangelism in the Park

Black and White.

Today’s post is written by our Brave Artist Mariah Neilson ************************************************************************ In black and white, I am safe. In black and white, its wrong or right. It is either good enough or inadequate. In black and white, I am confined. When I stay in black and white, you can't see my ugly. But you can't … Continue reading Black and White.

When trying again is the brave choice

Today's post is by our Brave Writer, Angela Giles Klocke I wasn't going to tell anyone when I started school again. I didn't want to talk about how I failed before. Which isn't exactly true, because you have to finish something before you can call it a success or failure. So, really, I've been a … Continue reading When trying again is the brave choice

I Wear A Mask.

Today’s post is written by our Brave Artist Mariah Neilson ************************************************************************ I wear a beautiful mask. I wear this mask to hide my insecurities. I put on a front.   I want you to know me, but wait, not all of me. Just the parts that are good enough to look at. I want you … Continue reading I Wear A Mask.