Category Archives: #mybrilliantconfidence stories

Helping Those With Cancer: My Ordinary Life Can Be Something Extraordinary

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My confidence journey has waxed and waned through my 33 years of life. When I was 5 years old I was in a golf cart accident. While sitting on my Dad’s lap the golf cart began to slip down a steep wet grass hill into a forest where a tree branch cut up the entire […]

The Small and Simple Things Bring Joy

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I’ve had two times in my life I have felt scared, lost, alone, afraid, and depressed. They both have to do with the births of my children. The first, the birth of my first child, Lucy. About 20 weeks into my pregnancy I began getting really bad headaches. After a visit with my OB I […]

Recognize the Beautiful Person You Are: Then Choose to Believe It

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My father served two tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, my mom battled breast cancer, I paid my way through a college degree, I chose and continue to choose an amazing spouse, I taught in a classroom for three years, created three almost four unbelievable children, and realized all of these are a result […]

The Unknown Scared Me: Having a Child with Down Syndrome

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Ten years ago I gave birth to my fourth child Ada. Shortly after she was born I learned she had Down Syndrome. She also had multiple holes in her heart that would require surgery. My entire world came tumbling down. I had no idea what having a child with Down Syndrome would mean for me […]

I’m Brave Enough, Smart Enough and Deserving Enough

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Statistically I should be a self-loathing, man-hating addict. My parents divorced and despised one another, an example set by each of their parents. My grandfather was a pedophile. I remember thinking at his funeral, “I will never be a victim again.” So, when I married who I thought would be my forever soulmate, I chose […]

Single Mom, Overcoming an Eating Disorder and Finding Myself

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It was my dream to grow up, meet the perfect man, get married, have children and live happily ever after. I was raised by supporting parents and a loving community. I was not always the perfect daughter (none of us are), but I tried to be. I believed if I made good choices I could […]

My brilliant plan: I was confident things would go just the way I wanted

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My brilliant plan: I was confident things would go just the way I wanted I had big plans for my life. I knew just how it would go. I made my list of goals and set about checking them off one at a time. College scholarship: check! Graduate from college: check! Get married: check! Start […]

Small Acts: Changed For Good

I am fortunate and have had many opportunities to travel around the world, but surprisingly I had never been to New York City. When PMD Beauty was invited to attend NewBeauty’s #newbeautyreportlive as well as meeting with several magazine editors I knew it was the perfect opportunity to see the city while promoting our products. […]

Losing a Child: Gaining Confidence to Face the Unknown

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Imagine yourself totally outside your comfort zone. I never dreamed in a million years something like this would happen to me. My name is Darby, I am 27 years old and a stay at home mother of 4. I am going to share with you an experience that helped me find #mybrilliantconfidence. 3 ½ years […]

Finding “Brilliant Confidence” While Raising 4 Boys

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Having 4 boys (in 5 years) I get asked all the time, “Do you wish you had a girl?” Without hesitation I answer, “No way!” I love my boy’s and love being the only girl even more. But let’s be honest, becoming a “boy mom” (as I refer to myself) did not come naturally. I [...]

Dawn Gallagher – There is No Expiration On Beauty

  Bullied one day and shooting Vogue covers the next, Dawn Gallagher talks about overcoming flaws and turning them into her greatest assets. “The things you think that are your flaws and that you think you need to hide, you need to show with pride.” As Dawn became a supermodel, she was told that her […]

MEET AARON MARINO – ALPHA M

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  YouTuber, men’s lifestyle expert, and grooming guru, Aaron shares his story about overcoming obstacles to find his path to helping and impacting the lives of thousands of men. Aaron story is about persistence, resilience and fighting to the end. From a broken home, failed businesses and hitting rock bottom as the beer cart driver at […]

MEET MICHELLE MONEY FROM THE BACHELOR AS SHE TALKS TEEN PREGNANCY & ADOPTION

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  An actress, beauty guru and mother, Michelle reveals her story about her teen pregnancy and placing her son for adoption. “The decision to place this baby for adoption was not an easy one, but it was the right one.” Michelle talks about moving on with her life and how she overcame struggles of her past […]

MEET JESSICA – A WIFE & MOTHER OF 4 BOYS FINDING BALANCE

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  Jessica, a wife and mother of 4 boys knows how easy it is to lose yourself. This busy mother found herself by living a healthy lifestyle and learning to being balanced in all things. Get to know Jessica and be inspired by her #BrilliantConfidence.

MEET CAMEE – AN INSPIRING ESTHETICIAN, MOTHER & FIGHTER

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  “Double Whammy” Camee, a Medical Esthetician, Mother and MMA Fighter shares how she has overcome incredible obstacles and to become the confident women that she is today.

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