Why do we love Glennon Doyle? Let us count the ways. First of all, she’s got an arsenal of powerful words to keep us motivated when we need a bit of a push (read on to find something that resonates for you!). Then there’s the fact that she’s devoted her life to spreading hope and light in a difficult world. And to top it all off, she uses her own powerful, personal story to create inspiration and illustrate universality in our life’s journeys.
Glennon realized when she became pregnant with her first child that she needed to completely overhaul her life from one of addiction and pain into one of purpose. She first founded the online community Momastery, and went on to become the author of two New York Times bestselling books, Love Warrior, which was selected as an Oprah’s Book Club pick, as well as the New York Times bestseller Carry On, Warrior. Glennon is also the creator and president of Together Rising—a non-profit organization that has raised nine million dollars for families around the world through its Love Flash Mobs, which have revolutionized online giving.
We’re so excited to learn from her at Wellspring this October. For tickets and more information, click here. In the meantime, find your motivation with these inspiring thoughts.
Grief is love’s souvenir. It’s our proof that we once loved. Grief is the receipt we wave in the air that says to the world: Look! Love was once mine. I love well. Here is my proof that I paid the price. – Love Warrior
Bring all of yourself to life. And if you’re told you’re “too much,” smile and think: Maybe. Or maybe their capacity is too small. – Twitter
If you feel something calling you to dance or write or paint or sing, please refuse to worry about whether you’re good enough. Just do it. Be generous. Offer a gift to the world that no one else can offer: yourself. – Carry On, Warrior
The sun shows up every morning, no matter how bad you’ve been the night before. It shines without judgment. It never withholds. It warms the sinners, the saints, the druggies, the cheerleaders—the saved and the heathens alike. You can hide from the sun, but it wont take it personally. It’ll never, ever punish you for hiding. You can stay in the dark for years or decades, and when you finally step outside, it’ll be there. – Carry On, Warrior
Caterpillars are slow as shit and they turn out beautiful. It takes time to become. And It always gets dark first. – Twitter
So what is it in a human life that creates bravery, kindness, wisdom, and resilience? What if it’s pain? What if it’s the struggle? – Love Warrior
I was lucky enough to have been to rock bottom before, right? So I know, for a fact, that rock bottom is always the beginning of newness. It hurts and it’s painful—and then there’s the waiting where you don’t know what the hell is going on and you don’t think any of it is going to make sense and then, there’s the rising. – Twitter
Here’s my hunch: nobody’s secure, and nobody feels like she completely belongs. Those insecurities are just job hazards of being human. But some people dance anyway, and those people have more fun. – Carry On, Warrior
You are not supposed to be happy all the time. Life hurts and it’s hard. Not because you’re doing it wrong, but because it hurts for everybody. Don’t avoid the pain. You need it. It’s meant for you. Be still with it, let it come, let it go, let it leave you with the fuel you’ll burn to get your work done on this Earth. – Love Warrior
You can wait for the one who hurt you to heal you. But the thing is that you’ll die waiting and still wounded. You gotta’ heal you. That’s your life’s work—not theirs. Let them go and get to work. Their fault—okay. Got it. Now, YOU. – Twitter