Book Description from the publisher:When Lisa Leonard said her marriage vows, she was determined to be the best wife she could be. When her first son was born with a severe disability, Lisa promised herself she would always be the mother he needed. When she began her jewelry business, Lisa committed to giving it her all.
Over the years, the exhaustion of trying to be the perfect wife, mother, and businesswoman took its toll. Lisa knew it wasn’t working. She wanted to change things, but how? Everyone depended on her. So she kept going, kept pushing, kept trying to prove she could do it all.
Until one evening, in tears and desperation, Lisa realized that she could no longer be everything to everyone. Somewhere along the way, she had lost herself.
In Brave Love, Lisa shares her story of finding truth and wholeness in the midst of life’s competing demands. Brave Love is about what it means to be human, how it feels to be broken and afraid, and what happens when we dare to love deeply. Join Lisa on a journey where you will discover you are worthy and lovable just as you are. You don’t have to try harder or be better. You don’t have to prove yourself and you don’t have to make others okay. In this freedom you will find more peace and more joy. Most importantly, you will learn that as you stop trying to be everything to everyone, you will love others better.
I had heard of Lisa Leonard because of her jewelry line, but did not know her story or anything about her. I was completely intrigued by the title of her book and knew I had to read it: "Brave Love - making space for you to be you." This is such an inspiring book, and getting such an inside look into Lisa's life and her heart. As a woman I feel like I have to try to be the best I can be in all of the roles I fill, I think this is natural for women in general from all walks of life and in various roles, However, it is an impossible standard that we hold ourselves to and it really interferes with be ourselves and really living the life that we should. Lisa opens up and shares her heart of the various roles she fills of being a wife, a mother and a businesswoman and the standards she would hold herself to until she knew she could not continue as she was not being true to herself and living the best life she could for herself and for those around her. This is a truly inspiring book that will have you thinking about yourself and the standards you hold yourself to in those various roles. I highly recommend this book for each and every woman, no matter the roles she fills on a daily basis.
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