Laura Click

I used to think I understood what it meant to be empathetic. That is, until my husband and I simultaneously battled cancer, infertility and IVF.  Through that experience, we learned a lot about the difference between sympathy and empathy. You see, for the longest time, we hid our struggles from the world around us because…

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Riding the Emotional Rollercoaster of a Pandemic

As we were heading in quarantine for the coronavirus almost six weeks ago, I was preparing myself mentally for the challenges that lie ahead. I knew this time would provide opportunities to be brave. And in some weird way, I almost looked forward to the challenge and subconsciously rolled up my sleeves and prepared myself…

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The Power of Believing in Yourself with Courtenay Rogers

Courtenay Rogers has held many roles in her life. She’s a mom, a navy veteran and former social enterprise founder and entrepreneur. But one role she never expected to take on was that of a politician. But after Courtenay got heavily involved in her daughter’s school, she received a phone call encouraging her to run…

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Bravely Breaking Social Norms with Molly Kemp

We learn from a very young age the power of social norms. We want to be loved and accepted by our peers. So, we follow the mainstream. We do what everyone else is doing because we don’t want to get called out for being too weird or different. But, what if societal norms don’t match…

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How to Rebuild After Losing Everything with Jennifer Grimson

When I was introduced to Jennifer Grimson and I invited her to be on the show, it was well before we were in the middle of a pandemic. And even though her story is compelling, I think it has even more relevance for the state we find ourselves in right now. Jennifer lost everything––TWICE. Each…

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Laura Click - Coping with Collective Crisis

For the past week or so, I’ve been struggling with what to say or write as we enter deeper into this challenging time with the coronavirus. And quite honestly, a lot of that is because I didn’t quite know how I was feeling myself. It has been a rollercoaster of emotions and feelings since the…

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Shifting Perspective When Things are Hard

In just a matter of days, most of our lives have been impacted significantly by the Coronavirus outbreak.  Instead of going about our daily lives, we are cooped up at home trying to make sense of what’s going on around us and how to adapt to this new way of life. There is a lot…

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Laura Click - Bravery of Vulnerability

Recently, I went to dinner with a group of friends from the gym. Prior to heading to dinner, my husband shared some difficult news he had received. It had been a particularly hard day for him after what had already been a challenging couple of weeks. I almost didn’t go to dinner because I didn’t…

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  When it comes to bravery and courage, we tend to give a lot of credit to the hero.  After all, it’s the protagonist in the story who slays the dragon, crosses the finish line or defeats the bad guy. We applaud their courage and their acts of bravery. We celebrate the victor. We give…

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How a Health Condition Taught Reese Spykerman to Thrive

  There are many different ways to be brave. And sometimes, bravery is simply surviving in the face of ongoing trauma.  Today’s guest, Reese Spykerman knows all about this. She was bullied throughout much of her childhood. And then later, as an adult, she was diagnosed with a debilitating health condition that made a huge…

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