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Why This, Why Now?

Does this ever happen to you? You put off acting on something, making a decision, or having a hard conversation. Until one day, that delay causes a problem and ultimately bites you in the butt.

I am so guilty! Am I the only one? Maybe it was putting off scheduling your mammogram, or eating healthier, or having “that talk” with your loved one.

This site, this community, and sharing this message has been in my heart for decades.

But life kept happening.

You know - marriage, babies, work struggles, yada yada yada. And I continued to kick this idea down the road. Until I finally asked myself, “will I regret it if I don’t ever do this?” And the answer was a resounding “Yes!”

Then I delayed it a little more because work was super busy, and where would I start, and how would I reach people. It felt intimidating and a little scary. If I share my ideas and thoughts, and be vulnerable, what will happen?

Well, “someday” has arrived.

"The Wound is the Place Where the Light Enters You” ~ Rumi

Like most of you, I have had my share of life experiences—good and bad. The hard, painful lessons seem to always be the ones that hold the greatest growth. Is it the same for you? We learn the most from the painful experiences, the failures, and the wounds. That’s why I love this quote from Rumi, “The wound is the place where the light enters you.”

Years ago, I went through a painful divorce. The emotional and psychological wounds (there were hundreds!) are where I believe the light did enter. I inventoried myself and the actions and beliefs that had brought me to that point. I learned. I evolved. I came out of it a better, smarter, and stronger person.

I also decided that all those hard-fought lessons would not be in vain. There had to be other people going through their own life struggles. What if we shared our learned/earned knowledge with each other? If I could help even one other person, then my experiences would serve a higher good.

So, here we are. Today is the day! No more waiting, no more excuses; it is today.

Welcome to Better Smarter Stronger!

A community designed to lift each of us up. A place to provide encouragement, support, and inspiration to open our minds and our hearts. A place to evolve into a “better” version of ourselves, for ourselves, because we want to and we will!

This is not about chasing perfection. In fact, this will be imperfect and sometimes messy. It will also be honest, and real, and open-hearted and vulnerable. Really, how could it be any other way?

Better – as in tweaking my thoughts or actions in order to be a better version of myself tomorrow than I was today.

Smarter – as in gaining wisdom, learning new things, learning from my mistakes, and being open to expanding my perspective.

Stronger – in my heart, my mind, and my body.

Here’s to all of us – when one succeeds, we all succeed!

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