“It’s amazing what love can do”

Please enjoy this excerpt from my new book:
You, Beautiful: Getting gorgeous from the inside out.

Coming soon!

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When we say someone loves themselves, it’s not a compliment. Just the opposite. Loving yourself is being self-involved, selfish. It’s embarrassing to be described this way.

“It’s amazing what love can do”

It can be more socially acceptable to put ourselves down so other people can be comfortable (honestly though, if that’s what it takes to make the people around us comfortable, we need new people). Read More

Be kind to yourself

Please enjoy this excerpt from my new book:
You, Beautiful: Getting gorgeous from the inside out.

Coming soon!

Blossie’s Books started with journal entries, just pages of scribbles and reflections about my life: a young marriage, his infidelity, then divorce. Remarriage, infertility, miscarriages, then one day, two beautiful babies.

Working for other people, then myself as I built a business up from nothing. Employees came and went. I held on by my fingernails through hard times. I’ve had $5.62 to my name, been financially comfortable, and literally everything in between.

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Gratitude is hope

So I wanted a car to replace my 15-year-old Honda with more rust than body, with failing springs (which feels like driving with cinderblocks for wheels), and not one but two broken taillight covers. When I shared this with a cruel narcissist from my early life, I was told to be grateful that I had a car at all.

“You could be riding your bike everywhere or buying a bus pass every month,” he said.

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“Trust your gut — it never lies”

Read more about living boldly in Braving It!

Sometimes, a choice seems perfect…

  • He/she says all the right things.
  • The job in Chicago has great benefits, good opportunities for advancement, and the company will pay for relocation.
  • The apartment is close to work, spacious, and available for the right price.

Still, for some reason, we hesitate.

When we hesitate, there’s a reason

There’s the temptation to say, “What is wrong with me — this is so perfect!” But beautiful someone, when we hesitate, there’s a reason. Something is going on intuitively that we need to trust and pay attention to. Read More