Manifesto of The Brave and Brokenhearted

There is no greater threat to the critics and cynics and fearmongers than those of us who are willing to fall because we have learned how to rise.

With skinned knees and bruised hearts; we choose owning our stories of struggle, over hiding, over hustling, over pretending.

When we deny our stories, they define us. When we run from struggle, we are never free. So we turn toward truth and look it in the eye. We will not be characters in our stories. Not villains, not victims, not even heroes.

We are the authors of our lives. We write our own daring endings. We craft love from heartbreak, compassion from shame, grace from disappointment, courage from failure. 

Showing up is our power. Story is our way home. Truth is our song. We are the brave and brokenhearted. We are rising strong.

— Brené Brown

Rise ☀️



I have the courage to live my dreams.

Basics Of Life

I return to the basics of life: forgiveness, courage, gratitude, love, and humor.



I honor who I am.


New Beginning

Beckie's Mental Mess

“It isn’t for the moment that you are struck that you need courage,

but for the long uphill climb back to sanity and faith and security.”

~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh ~


“For each step, trip, fall, and setback there is still the journey.

Don’t miss out on the little things along that path that you may learn.”

~ Beckie Cutler ~

[Source: Each Day a New Beginning – Karen Casey  –  Picture provided by ~ Stephen Leonardi]


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Whatever we expect with confidence becomes our own self-fulfilling prophecy.

– Brian Tracy


A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.

— John C. Maxwell


All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.

Earl Nightingale