What’s hiding under your tent? (and the secret I kept for 33 years)

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What’s hiding under your tent?

That was the question that spurred me to finally share a secret I had kept for 33 years (that I can actually laugh about now).

But before I get into that, let me back up a bit.

I recently read Brene Brown’s NYT Bestseller Daring Greatly in a book club with over twenty women. It was a powerful experience of coming together with others from different viewpoints and in different phases of life. Yet we had so much in common. And through the connections that were built, I was reminded of the importance of being vulnerable, and the doors that open when we are.

I was also reminded that when we share our stories, we help others share theirs.

And joy grows.

And healing happens.

So today, I’m sharing the story of my 33-year-old secret (in a video clip from a keynote I gave at a conference in Florida). It’s my hope that by hearing a little of my journey, you’ll be inspired to think about the things in your life that might be keeping you from experiencing true freedom and happiness. And to consider what might be hiding under your own tent so your burdens can be lifted, and joy can grow…

(To view the full version of this part of my talk, click here. Or, if the excerpt above doesn’t work, you can watch it here.)

Looking for other ways to find more joy?

Love, for real

Ask for help when you need it

Slow down and enjoy the journey