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Ready for our more

As my husband Chad has told me, I’ve always been in the business of the not-so-easy long game.
In times of frustration, he also has told me that I can’t blame people for wanting the easy way through.

And he’s not wrong, on either front.
Except, I’ve learned over and over that the only thing that trumps our need for the easy way through
is our desire for more, whether that is more happy or more healthy… or simply, more good.

Whether it was working in traditional mental health and therapy and walking alongside people as they did the tough work of healing
or in regards to my health journey and changing the way I feed myself, move my body, and love myself
or now teaching courage to organizations, the not-so-easy long game is worth it every single time.
And eventually, I think, we will all choose it whether because we are forced to one day or because we are finally ready for our more.

And when I am honest with myself, the things I hold most true and worthwhile in my life, the many mores, haven’t come quick or easy.
And, surely I’m not alone there?


Justine is a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 25 years of experience in traditional mental health and personal and professional development. Justine has been certified in the work of Dr. Brené Brown for ten years. Justine is the author of eleven books, including five Amazon bestsellers covering subjects such as infertility, faith, and grief. She has been honored to do two TEDx Talks, The Permission of the And and The Donut Effect. She travels nationally and presents virtually to global audiences delivering keynotes, workshops, retreats, and trainings on topics such as leadership, courage, resilience, mental health, preventing and coping with burnout, and courageous and curious conversation, especially in creating cultures of belonging and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Justine lives in St. Louis with her husband Chad, their three dogs, and for four months of the year hundreds of monarch and swallowtail butterflies.

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