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I grabbed my BFF on our 49th birthdays (which are within two days of each other) and headed to the tattoo parlor. She got a belly button ring with an amethyst gem, and I got my first tattoo, a dragonfly. It was freedom we were celebrating; the feeling that life was only just getting started in a bigger, badassier way.

I’ve done a few more crazy things since then; the craziest things all occurring after I turned 50. Why the fearlessness all of a sudden? I think a midlife healing crisis culminates in a sort of unfuckwithableness. When…

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I was talking to a colleague the other day about her podcast, “Fine is a Four-Letter Word,” and I had a moment thinking about the people I know who always answer the question of “How are you?” with, “Fine.” You know these people. You’ve probably been one of these people. Sometimes we answer that way because we’re not okay but don’t have the energy to get into the details. And sometimes we say, “Fine,” because we feel fine. Either way, I believe there’s an opportunity here.

My college-age son answers my, “How are you Bud?” with, “Fine,” a lot. I…

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The world is online and loving the opportunities right now! I know I am. I’ve taken full advantage of all kinds of online networking groups during COVID, met all kinds of amazing people, and have grown my business as a result.

And, there’s a lot to learn in this big, badass world of effective business building and relationship making, isn’t there? Like introducing yourself in a a few seconds in a powerful enough way to pique people’s interest enough to want to know you better.

In the weekly meeting I run in Bethesda, Maryland, which is a chapter of Success…

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Well, I got vaccinated…

…and I tell you, it feels like we should put this topic in the bucket with religion and politics in terms of not talking about it.


But you know me (and if you don’t, you should), I think that talking about the stuff that matters to us in a way that’s brave and encourages healing is how we do life a little better.

I had the J&J version. Drove about 45 minutes away to Hagerstown, Maryland for a MassVaxx site where the soldiers and nurses were waiting to help. No line. …

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“Power Walk and Chat for World-Changers,” click. “Let’s go!” Click.

I pulled on the gloves that work on the iPhone, you know the ones with those funky tips that actually let you do stuff on the screen? My hat, two coats (it’s 30 degrees here today) and my earbuds were in place.

“I lost my party hat this week,” I told a colleague yesterday. You know the founders dreamed up all sorts of ways that jokes about being a virgin or sex could be worked into their BETA testing period. …

Wise, brave words. Just a few of them can change your perspective and your life. Well, feast your eyes and soul on the series of life-changing words here today.

The Brave Healer Blog Party is a tradition now. I hold this event at the finish of each Intuitive Writing and Speaking for Healers class I run, to showcase the incredibly talented coaches and practitioners who join me on the journey to finding and sharing our authentic voices in a bigger way. The theme this time around was uncertainty.

These men and women step up every single time. They step up…

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Since the beginning of the pandemic my community of healers has stepped up to bring us three volumes of The Ultimate Guide to Self-Healing. These gorgeous, powerful books are toolkits with dozens of tools and practices you can do at home to help assist your healing journey, mind, body, and soul.

Today I wanted to share 10 quotes from the books. Little nuggets of wisdom I hope will help you. The author-healer-experts here, and in all of the books, have a mission to help you feel better, and to empower you by helping you to connect to your inner healer…

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This summer is a bit different, eh? We need the R&R…OH do we. And more and more of us are reaching for books that not only entertain, but inspire and help us live our best, most purposeful and healthy life.

We’ve gathered up 10 expert holistic-healer authors for you today, to share their books with you and help spread some good vibes, inspirational stories, and powerful tools.

This summer, when you’re reaching for that computer mouse and you’re searching Amazon for the reads that will help you relax, de-stress, and find hope and inspiration in the biggest of ways, make…

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I’ve always loved powerful quotes; words that make you think, pause, reflect, smile, or possibly shift your perspective in a way that changes everything.

I’ve gathered 25 quotes about healing here for you…

…from the expert healers, practitioners, and coaches who have authored The Ultimate Guide to Self-Healing book series. We’re changing the world one brave word at a time.

Feel free to share, copy and paste your favorites into your social platforms, or emails to send to a friend. You never know just how much a moment of kindness will help someone you love.


1. ”Give yourself space…

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I self-published my first book with Balboa Press in 2012.

I didn’t know much about books, or publishing back then.

The bright light of Hay House blinded me and I read that little fine print line on the Balboa sales page that said, “If you publish with us, Hay House may just give you a lookie-loo.”

I hung onto that hope. For a long time.

I had no idea what kind of platform I needed for a traditional publisher like Hay House to truly take a lookie-loo at me or my book.

I had nowhere near the numbers I needed.

Laura Di Franco, MPT

Your words will change the world when you’re brave enough to share them!

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