Mar 05

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A letter from our daughters

A few weeks ago I was exploring websites for other life coaches who blog. You know what’s going to come next, right? The first one I clicked on was A-MA-ZING! I loved the aesthetic look of the site right away. Then I read a couple of her blog posts and knew that I’d found a kindred spirit in Tiffany Han.

Here’s her tagline: “It’s your life. Live the shit out of it.”

If I didn’t already have a girl crush, that sealed it.  Not to mention that she calls herself a “Glitterbomb of Glory.”  🙂

I sent an email to Tiffany introducing myself.  She sent a really sweet email back.

True confessions time – I’ve met my fair share of famous people, and I don’t often get starstruck. But ever since I met Tiffany, I’ve been kind of gush-y.  The sort that I have to work hard to contain because I’m afraid it might come across as kind of stalker-y.

The reason I’m telling you all of this is that today Tiffany put up a blog post that touched me so deeply I immediately asked her if I could repost it.  (Actually, specifically what I said is that I wished I had written it, but since I didn’t, could I repost it?)

I hope you’ll love it as much as I do.

A letter from our daughters.

You may not realize it, but you are teaching me all the time.

Every time you second guess yourself, you are telling me that it’s okay not to have faith in my instinct.

Every time you turn away from your beloved in anger or sadness or frustration or boredom, you are telling me that it’s okay to be in a relationship that doesn’t illuminate me.

Every time you apologize for an emotion or for looking a certain way, you are telling me that it’s okay to offer excuses for how I feel and how I look.

Every time you criticize your body, you are telling me that beauty is found on the outside and that I may never live up to your standard.

Every time you acquiesce because you just can’t fucking deal with it right now, you are telling me that settling for fine is good enough.

Every time you conform to a life that is less than remarkable, you are telling me that’s okay, that’s how it’s done, and that’s what you have to do.

But when you sing out loud, no matter what, you are telling me that my voice matters. (click to tweet)

When you speak up for yourself through the tears in your eyes, you are telling me that I am worth more.

When you refuse to apologize for your life and for your feelings and for your actions, you are telling me that I can be anything and do anything in this life and that I don’t have to wait for someone else to hand it to me.

When you delight in your own being, you are telling me that I can, not only, give myself that kind of love but that I’m deserving of it from others.

And when you live your life for yourself, surrounded by only things that make you come alive, not settling for less than amazing, not willing to compromise on your values and principles, you are not only handing me the keys to my own extraordinary life, but providing me with the how to guide as well.

You are teaching me all the time. And you get to write the lessons.

tiffany_han_headshotTiffany Han, CPCC is a life & business coach for highly-creative people who aren’t living the highly-creative lives they want. Just yet. With provocative questions & hard-edged encouragement, Tiffany helps skittish someday-ers become fiercely focused creators — and proves that dreams do come true. But only when you demand it. You can find her at www.TiffanyHan.com.


Today’s miracle: Tiffany Han. ‘Nuff said.

About the author

Leah Carey

Leah Carey is the Chief Miracle Officer of The Miracle Journal, where she writes about the large and small miracles that happen in her life every day. She is a life coach, speaker, journalist, freelance writer, and lover of life. In all of those pursuits, she works with people to identify what’s already right in your life so you can build an even more joyful and fulfilling daily experience from that foundation. You can find her on Facebook, , Twitter, and YouTube.

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  1. Lisa LaPlante

    Oh my GOODNESS!!!!! I love, love, love, love, love this!!!! Thank you SO Much for sharing this blog and this inspirational coach! Truly, TRUTHFULLY Awesome! =)

    1. Leah

      I am SO happy to share my gush-y stalker-ism with you Lisa. 🙂

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