They Took Us on a Journey || Balanced Babe

Kimberly Elyse Photography

Kimberly Elyse Photography

A few weeks ago I had the honor of co-hosting yet another amazing Boss Babes Brunch Club event, here in Carlsbad, CA.  The evening was brisk, the event was held outdoors - passerby's inquired and were curious, what are all these women doing??  Four amazing women took the stage - one after the other spoke of their lives, what inspired them go into their chosen profession, change careers or just make a BIG shift in their lives.

For one, Nastasha, it was a death of someone close to her and the effects medication can have on the body that inspired her to lead a healthy life.  She then took it further when she found how her actions, passion for healthy cooking could inspire others. 

" Food can be our absolute form of medicine; and our slowest form of poison"

Kimberly Elyse Photography

Kimberly Elyse Photography

Violet discovered her superpower, Anxiety and found a way to use it as her guide.  She found a way to use it to benefit her, connect deeper to others and in the process found her voice, a passion, a desire to inspire others on the biggest platform possible.  She discovered that by sharing her story, she not only healed herself but helped others heal too.

Jackie - shared the power of positive emotions and the weight of negative ones.  That on average most couples will wait SIX years before seeking help - can you imagine waiting six years to tend to a broken leg? The comparison my seem odd but the gravity of the situations are the same.  She stressed to us the importance of being intentional with your words, your actions and your love.

Lastly there was Pauline - who shared with us the deepest pain of all - the feeling of true hopelessness, the point where living is no longer an option and freedom from pain, hurt, disappointment and the unknown - is death.  Depression, Bi-polar disorder, Anxiety, Suicidal thoughts - these are truths that many of us face but no one really talks about. 

These women took us on a journey last night, deep into our souls - where we also hurt, laugh, feel joy and sadness.  They took us a journey and showed us that we're not alone and that true strength comes in sharing your story. It comes in being vulnerable and making it less about 'I' and more about, how can this serve YOU.

xox, B


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Let's Chase Our Dreams Together

Two months ago I found myself sitting on a stool, in front of 20 women and they were all listening to me. Shit.

To be honest, I was nervous. My hands were shaking like I’d had too much caffeine and I had hummingbirds going at a zillion mph in my belly-- my nerves were definitely bigger than butterflies. I was about to present through our first Dream Chasers series about setting goals in a tangible way for the new year. 

Sure, I had lectured and presented in front of larger groups, but had I ever presented something so close to my heart? Definitely not. I was sitting in a store that I’ve dreamed of working with, presenting curriculum that I designed, and helping women set goals to empower themselves. My dreams are literally coming true. 

I often ask myself, how is it possible that I get to live this life?!? Why me? There are a lot of other factors-- i.e. I have privilege, it’s not something I can nor want to ignore; I’m a white, heterosexual, middle class woman with a college degree-- it’s important to acknowledge these because they have certainly played a part in the way my life has formed and the opportunities I’ve experienced. 

The other part of it is that I’ve worked my ass off. I’ve taken risks, I’ve believed in myself, I’ve realized that I have the potential to live an extraordinary life. I’ve made the conscious decision to focus on gratitude in my life, to exercise regularly, to take care of myself, and to realize that we are defined, by how we spend our time (Thanks Oprah!). So, when push comes to shove, I don’t want to make decisions out of fear, I want to spend my time doing things that I love, with people who inspire me.

As I sat there, my nerves went from shakey, to completely comfortable. I knew this was exactly where I want to be, and exactly what I want to be doing. It’s not very often that we get opportunities that are so in tune with our values, and that we have the presence to acknowledge them. 

In this workshop we got to lead women through defining their goals, how they want to feel, how to make them tangible, and of course, devour some delicious food (Thanks Revolution Roasters!). We ended it by sending ourselves snail mail-- who doesn’t love mail!, making dream catchers (not my strong suite btw) and even DIY leather keychains. 

So, Boss Babe. When push comes to shove, how do you want to spend YOUR life?