“We get to the beauty through the brutal”

“We get to the beauty through the brutal. Not over or around or under but straight through. We do not ignore each other’s pain—we help carry it.” — Glennon Doyle Melton

This quote was delivered to my in-box this morning courtesy of an article by Erica Layne, a contributor at “No Sidebar”.

I had one of those “WHHAAAAAATTTTT?” moments. Also known as an ‘a-ha’.

If you’ve been keeping up with my blog, you’ll know a bit of backstory.  If not – here it is in a nutshell:

I’ve been through some shit in my life.

Don’t get me wrong – there’s people who have been through WAY worse, and have had it WAY better.  But my experience has been my own. And now I’m ready to use it as fuel to help others.


I’m coming out.

I’m about to share something that I’ve known, deep down, for a really long time.  I couldn’t necessarily articulate it.  It’s like feeling like you’re a character in a play – like you’re not fitting in, like you’re meant for more than what life has brought you.

images (1)I Am A Coach.

I have been through some shit in my 35 years of life that even my closest friends and family don’t know all about.  But I’ve made it. And now I have the opportunity to share it with others.   My purpose is to accept myself, and to feel the connection that results.  I’m accepting that my purpose includes serving women who are where I was.

We are at a pivotal moment.

If you haven’t figured it out – there’s some real shit going down out there in the “real world”.  We all have the same opportunity to help carry our fellow humans through difficult times, and the awesome ones too!

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We all need a cheerleader.

When I say I am a coach, I mean basically that we all have within us, exactly what we need to SHINE. Sometimes it takes a nudge, a cheerleader (or maybe even a kick in the ass) to get the soot off. I want to be that nudge (or ass kicker) for women who will allow me to help them.

Please, share this post with someone you know that needs to hear that the light at the end of the tunnel isn’t a train! I can only spread my message so far.  I need your help – will you be my cheerleader?images (2)


Want to know more?

Comment, email, facebook, whatever – HIT ME UP!  I’m super excited to share this with you, my dear readers, and look forward to hearing your reactions to my news!


Erin Hill is a writer, speaker, and healer. She resides on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with her husband and children, who are her greatest teachers. She is currently working on her first book.

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