WHOLEHEARTED WOMAN IS HERE TO...
To provide a space for honest and messy conversations to happen.
A space for radical growth and self-discovery.
At Wholehearted Woman, our goal is to create and provide an intentional space where you feel seen, heard, understood, loved, and supported for being you. For showing up as you are, with all your flaws and imperfections. We support that here, because we know that life can often be complicated and messy while being beautiful, rewarding, and inspiring at the same time.
This is a space for wholehearted and real conversations to exist. For healing, forgiveness, and trust to begin. For kindness, compassion, and love to happen. For stories to be told and shared. For all the lessons on our journey we learn along the way.
Often, we’ve been taught and told by society that we’re too much and / or not enough. That we need to color inside the lines. That we need to sit within the box that we’ve been put in. That we need to stay quiet, stay small, and not take up too much room.
As Gandhi once said, we have to be the change we want to see in the world.
So it starts with us. Right here and right now.
Dear friend, take up as much room as you need, and don’t apologize for it.
People will thank you, maybe not right now or tomorrow, but one day, because more often than not, they are struggling with the same things, too.
There is beauty and power in being vulnerable and open with our feelings and our hearts. When we show up as our truest selves and share our stories, we hold the space for others and invite others to share their stories as well.
Our lives are nothing to be ashamed of, but to be celebrated and shared.
My intention for creating this space and community is for you. For all us. Because together, we can do something great. We can set ourselves free, we can love ourselves, and we can live. Authentically and beautifully. And we can teach and support others to do the same.
Everyone has a story to tell and a life lesson to share.
“If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can't survive.”
- Brené Brown
Somewhere, someone out there can relate to your story. Whether it's about facing your fears, navigating through your 20s, how to live a fulfilling and meaningful life, how to not lose yourself in the process of everything, etc.
Someone needs to hear it.
Maybe they need some words of encouragement that day or to know that someone else has been in their shoes and things turned out okay (better than okay) for them.
Why do we insist on doing things alone?
Wouldn't it be much better if we worked together and lifted each other up? Wouldn't it be better if we knew we weren't alone?
This community is here for you. Always.
We all have choices in life. The choice to stay the same, the choice to change, the choice to think differently, the choice to get out of our comfort zone, etc.
Change is scary, especially if you've never really pushed yourself that far out of your comfort zone before.
There comes a time in all our lives when we decide to change or to stay the same, and it's not just one time. But it happens over and over again. Be willing to get really, really, really, really uncomfortable. Over and over again. That's how change happens. (Advice from Jen Sincero's You Are A Badass At Making Money book.)
Choose to empower yourself to be better, do better, and show up every day. You are more capable and stronger than you know.
There are a couple of things that happen when we share our stories:
1. they become real - they're out in the world,
2. you create space for others - to share their own stories and truth,
3. we break down the barriers and walls - one of the best ways to build trust is by being vulnerable and authentic (neither of which are easy, but both neccessary), and
4. you take control of your own life, which ties back to self-empowerment, listening to your intuition, and building community.
Don't be afraid to share your story. Not everyone will understand it, but that one person will.
Learning to listen to and trusting yourself is one of the best things you could ever do for yourself, because at the end of the day, no one knows you better than you do.
There are always going to be people who say you can't do this or can't do that. Maybe that person is you - maybe imposter syndrome is hitting you hard right now.
Ask yourself why that is. Listen to and feel what comes up. Sit with your feelings and thoughts.
Do what feels right to you.
Deep down, we all have an idea of what we want. But sometimes, we consume too much outside information and noise.
But ask yourself: What do I want? What feels good to me?
THE ONE BEHIND THE SCENES OF WHOLEHEARTED WOMAN
Hi there! I’m Molly.
The one behind the scenes of Wholehearted Woman.
A 24 year-old sharing her stories and experiences with you along the way.
Stories about living, struggle, fear, courage, showing up, unconditional love, mental health, community, personal growth, mindset, and well - anything else that comes up. I'm not about the niching game (I've tried to niche down, but it just stresses me the hell out every time tbh).
So let's just talk about whatever comes up - so whether that'd be money, relationships, etc. Let's do it - let's get real and below the surface level stuff. Real talk: Sometimes, that doesn't pan out so well and I do stay on the surface level of things, but y'know - I'm only human.
I'd love for you to share your stories and experiences on the blog as well - because Wholehearted Woman is a space for you as much as it is for me.
As a multi-passionate creative, I spend my days journaling, brainstorming new ideas and projects, and listening to my favorite podcasts. I'm also a huge advocate of cutting through the noise and having authentic conversations on Instagram.
I'm also a freelance graphic designer and social media strategist.
More on that over at my LinkedIn profile here. You can reach me at email@example.com if you'd like to learn more about my services. I love working with visionaries and helping their dreams become realities.
Some fun facts about me:
I'm a Yelp Elite, but most of the time, I just eat pizza and I don't feel cultured enough to call myself a foodie. I'm a pen and paper kinda girl, and I have enough notebooks to last other people a lifetime (but not me - I could always use more notebooks. ;)) I don't really proofread, ...unless I'm talking to a client, then I'll reread something like 20 times before I send it over. Oh, and I'm going to be a digital nomad someday. (You can totally screenshot this and hold me accountable.)
WHY i started wholehearted woman
Honestly, there are so many reasons.
I've always dreamed of having a blog, helping other people and making an impact in the world (didn't know what that would look like - still not really sure), wanted an outlet to share my story and have other people share theirs, etc.
Growing up, I never really felt like I belonged anywhere. Like I was on the outside looking in.
I was an introvert living in an extroverted society. Even more so, I was (and still am) a shy and quiet introvert. Even starting this blog (and keeping up with it after neglecting it for a few months) has pushed me outside of my comfort zone. But there was always that part of me that wanted to share my story and use my voice. Or maybe I just wanted attention. Could be both.
But more than that... I always craved real and raw, before-the-surface conversations.
Y'know, the stories people keep hidden. The stories people spend years and years burying and forgetting. Because I've spent years and years burying my own stories. Burying my own experiences and pretending they don't exist.
So I wanted a place to connect with others, and to remind them they're not alone.
To be completely real with you, there are days (sometimes, months) where I don't want to share my anything about my life. I don't even want to think about it. But to me, being wholehearted means ...well, being whole and your story and your everyday experiences are part of who you are.
Our past experiences led us to where we are today, and our choices and experiences today will led us to wherever we're going tomorrow and everyday after that.
P.S. I'm really excited that you're here and still reading this. Feel free to shoot me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org and say hi! I'd love to hear from you.