Brave Love: Making Space for You to Be You

Brave Love: Making Space for You to Be You

by Lisa Leonard
Brave Love: Making Space for You to Be You

Brave Love: Making Space for You to Be You

by Lisa Leonard


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Women today feel pressure to be the best wife, mom, and professional possible, often at the expense of our own identities. But what if you accepted that you're loved right now, just as you are? Join jewelry designer Lisa Leonard as she inspires you to find yourself again—even amid the mess of real life.

When Lisa said her wedding vows, she was determined to be the best wife she could be. When her first son was born with a severe disability, Lisa promised herself she would always be the mother he needed. When she began her jewelry business, Lisa committed to giving it her all.

Over the years, the exhaustion of trying to be everything to everyone took its toll. Lisa knew it wasn't working. She wanted to change things, but how? One evening, in tears and desperation, Lisa realized that somewhere along the way, she had lost herself.

As you explore Lisa's own journey to finding freedom from the things that were holding her back, her story will teach you how to:

  • Find more peace and joy in your everyday life
  • Stop trying to be everything to everyone
  • Discover your truest self

In Brave Love, Lisa shares her story of finding her own voice again—and walks with you as you do the same.

Praise for Brave Love:

"I'm so thankful for the path that Lisa Leonard has walked, from perfection and performance toward connection and grace, and I'm thankful as well for her vulnerability and creative storytelling. Her journey is one that will resound with so many women."

—Shauna Niequist, New York Times bestselling author of Present Over Perfect

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310352303
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 01/29/2019
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Lisa is the founder of and designer for Lisa Leonard Designs. With Lisa’s creativity and her husband Steve’s vision, together they turned her hobby into a multi-million dollar company. Today they employ more than 150 people in three countries reaching around the world. Lisa is a popular jewelry designer, blogger and speaker, sharing her story around the country. Lisa and Steve partner with non-profit organizations and ministries to protect the vulnerable and serve those in need. Lisa, Steve, and their sons David and Matthias live on the Central Coast of California. They love slow mornings, good coffee, chocolate chip pancakes, and adventure. Lisa’s favorite things are treasure hunting at local thrift stores, dabbling in photography, and having heart-to-heart conversations over coffee.

Table of Contents

An Invitation to Brave Love 11

1 The Red Bowl 15

2 Being a Twin 24

3 The Ladder 31

4 Meeting Steve 38

5 We Got Engaged! 45

6 Forever Promises 52

7 Newlyweds 56

8 Soul Connection 60

9 Becoming a Mother 66

10 Grief and Gift 72

11 Coming Home 83

12 Trying to Find Normal 86

13 A Spark of Bravery 99

14 A Family of Four 106

15 Thinking Outside the Box 116

16 Becoming My Truest Self 122

17 Beauty Matters 128

18 Stretch and Try 136

19 Launching a Jewelry Business 142

20 Friends Gather 148

21 Building Lisa Leonard Designs Together 152

22 Inspiration and Imitation 165

23 The Perfect Berry Crumble 171

24 Meeting Jazmin 178

25 Alone 192

26 Cliff Jumping 197

27 Space 204

28 Sadness 209

29 A Little Bit Stronger 216

30 Halfway 222

31 Coming Home 228

32 A New Beginning 234

33 A Heartfelt Friend, a Heartfelt Gift 240

34 Brave Love 247

My Brave Love Manifesto 251

Acknowledgments 253

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