The Connection:

The Journey Women..These are a few of the many faces of brave women that have crossed my path and have made an impact in my life.  They are the truth tellers, the healers and space holders when I needed it the most. They are family, friends, students, teachers and so much more. During days of heartache, my times of struggle and triumphs, they showed up. Offering a perspective shift I was seeking or the compassionate words from their heart to heal. I am so very, very grateful and honored to have these women in my life.

Here I acknowledge these amazing Daring Dames and thank them for all they have given me with their love and friendship.  I have asked each of these ladies to share their most daring, brave quote that they live by right now.  Enjoy their choices and may it remind you of the many women that have touched your life’s journey.  Let us pay it forward and continue to acknowledge and offer gratitude to all the women who show up.  We are all in this together. Brave on!


Demetra Yuvanu

“If you find yourself deeply into muck, breathe and say to yourself: This is the best thing that has ever happened to me! Keep repeating.  Stay open to receive the miraculous transformation of the muck!”


Dana Childs

“Its ok not to know”


Erin Tomar McCloskey

“Sometimes what you want isn’t always what you get, but in the end what you get is so much better than what you wanted.” – Anonymous


Allyson Ensinger

“Be the kind of woman who can look back over everything she’s been through and have peace, because not only did God bring her through it, he made her stronger and more resilient that she’s ever been.” – Morgan Harger Nichols


Saluda Camp

“What you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.”  – John Astner


Michelle Jones

“Fear is the mind killer.”


Mary Martin

“Love is the whole and more than all.” – E E Cummings


Kim Koenig

“Trust the process.”


Terese Schoen

“Change Your Thoughts,  Change Your Life.” – Dr. Wayne Dyer


Karen McKernan

“Right here. Right now.”


Ellen Stone

“If the only thing people learned was not to be afraid of their experience, that alone would change the world.” – Sydney Banks


Katie Mattson-Craig

“You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it is better to listen to what it has to say.”  – Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist


Monique Floyd

“You’ve got to be willing to lose everything to gain yourself.” – Iyanla Vanzant


Lori Ives-Godwin

“If you are going to be magnificent you need to feel magnificent.” – Dr. Joe Dispenza


Teresa Simmons

“Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.”


Brenda Floyd

“One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.” – Anonymous


Debra Lashley Krys

“Its not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself and to make your happiness a priority.  It’s a necessary.” – Mandy Hale


Leah Vesselov

“Let go.”


Patricia Jonson

“The woods are lovely dark and deep but I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep and miles to go before I sleep.” – Robert Frost


Leslie Brownell

“A secure person does not always have to be right.”


Barbara Watkins

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


Amy Gonzalez

“She never seemed shattered; to me, she was a breathtaking mosaic of the battles she’s won”.  – Matt Baker


Alicia LaLone

“You may shoot me with your words, you may cut me with your eyes, you may kill me with your hatefulness, but still, like air, I’ll rise.” – Maya Angelou


Suzanne Bergen

“Twinkle lights are the perfect metaphor for joy.  Joy is not a constant. It comes to us in moments – often ordinary moments.  Sometimes we miss out on the bursts of joy because we’re too busy chasing down extraordinary moments.  Other times we’re so afraid of the dark that we don’t dare let ourselves enjoy the light.  A joyful life is not a floodlight of joy.  That would eventually become unbearable. I believe a joyful life is made up of joyful moments gracefully strung together by trust, gratitude, inspiration and faith.” – Brene Brown