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Speak the unspoken.

The unspoken is never benign.

The number of times I say something like:
This is awkward, and I just want to name that and maybe it won’t feel so awkward.
It felt weird not saying something, so this is me saying something.

Or I just curiously and courageously name the thing that a lot of people are thinking or feeling because then that unspoken loses its power, and we are empowered to walk through it together.

And always, I am met with a tangible, settled, deep breath I feel seen and thank you.

Speak the unspoken.


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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