As I said in my last post, conversations change lives. For me, one of those conversations was seeing Mo Isom being interviewed on Ellen. Mo’s story really inspired me and I had to reach out and connect with her. I’m so excited that today, Mo Isom, is “Speaking From the Heart” and sharing her experiences with all of us.
At just 23, Mo Isom is recognized as a powerful, fearless female voice rising up for her generation. Her unique personal story and athletic endeavors have provided her with a platform to inspire, empower and encourage others to live boldly, despite their circumstances. Having faced great personal tragedy—including battling an eating disorder, overcoming the suicide of her father, and surviving a horrific car accident—Mo is passionate about speaking on a wide variety of topics and is able to connect with men and women of all ages and demographics. Read her interview below.
(c) Mo Isom
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Is there a common word that keeps appearing in your conversations recently? I find that when I’m being taught something important, the message is usually repeated in different situations throughout my life. That way, I’ll pay attention – even if I don’t want to!
When talking to people over the past few months, many have independently mentioned how years ago I was “floundering” in terms of transitioning from recent graduate to established professional; now, they love how I have found my balance. Each has used that exact word, floundering, which means: “to make clumsy attempts to move or regain one’s balance” (thefreedictionary.com).
Have you felt like you were “floundering” after graduating? (c) Arianna’s Random Thoughts
Looking back now that I have moved beyond the choppy waters of being a recent university graduate, I know what kept me moving forward: conversations. When you graduate you are encouraged to “go make it on your own.” However, hearing the stories of others who made it through the transition from new graduate to established professional and the lessons they learned along the way provided me with encouragement and support to persevere. Their words helped me regain my balance and stand tall. I now speak from the heart and share my story to provide others in the same boat with a lifeline of support, hope, and love.
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I’m excited that today, Jen Saunders, is “Speaking From the Heart” and sharing her experiences with all of us.
The “Speaking From the Heart” interview series is a weekly feature. Every Thursday, inspiring writers who have empowered me speak from their heart and act as role models for other aspiring writers on their journeys. Let the words of these writers guide your path. I encourage you to listen to their stories and apply the lessons in your life.
Jen Saunders is the creator of Wild Sister Magazine and the Wild Sisterhood . She’s a tie-dye wearing daydream believer, writer and spirit junkie. Jen’s got so much love for women who own their power, smile at themselves and believe that happiness is a choice – so if that’s you, give her a wave at any one of her online homes (Facebook, Twitter) so you can connect! I am really inspired by Jen’s vision and the Wild Sister Community so I asked her to be part of this series as she is a mentor to me. Read her interview below.
(c) Jen Saunders
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