In recent months, I’ve shared how my small town in Iowa lost three teens to suicide within a short period of time while I was writing Walking with Justice. The words of my life’s greatest mentor, through the pages of this book, called me to make a big shift in my life toward service to my local community.
We’ve done tremendous work over the past months…and there is much more to do. Recently, another Iowa town lost two teens, children of school staff who took their lives at school. There are towns all across this country being similarly devastated by crises, leaving community leaders in desperate need of seeing the next best steps forward.
Since releasing Walking with Justice last month, I’m hearing story after story about how this book is reconnecting readers to their own call to serve.
All of this has led me to the decision to move beyond Best Life Design to focus my energies on my leadership resilience work and empowering communities to thrive. This work is pulling me forward like nothing I’ve yet known – mapping on completely to my training, experience, connections, and the core of my being.
Best Life Design as it exists represents who I was…and not who I now fully am and who I’m being called to be. It helped heal me from a heart condition and allowed me to bring healing to others. With immense gratitude and a deep sense of peace, it’s time to move beyond.
Thank you for celebrating this next season of life with me. I will forever hold dear the relationships formed through Best Life Design – and look forward to seeing how they continue to nourish you and your greatest work.
This year is shaping into a time of tremendous growth that is challenging many to go beyond trimming things that slow them down … to letting go of some things they hold dear in order to step even more boldly into greater service to others.
Are you experiencing a call to let go of the “really good” for the “great”? We’d love to hear about your journey.