It has been on my heart for a while to start sharing my story. I’ve struggled with how to do it. Where do I, Dabney the person, fit into this space? And then it dawned on me – wherever the heck I want! Ha. That said, the art of delegating where we feel a need for help is one of the most valuable tools I’ve learned in building this business. It is with the help of a ghostwriter I will begin to document and curate my thoughts, my story and my heart-cry to fill this blog with pieces of who I am.
Don’t go running for the hills! I will of course continue to encourage you in making smarter, safer choices for your family, offer healthful recipes we love, and keep you up to date on the latest and greatest in fitness. That won’t go away. I simply believe the Lord has burdened me to share the layers of my story, why I do what I do, and how He lovingly guided me through to this place in my life.
I am inspired by vulnerability and real talk. Anyone who has spent more than 5 minutes with me knows this very well. I don’t think we are put on this earth to sugarcoat and coast. We are here, and I am gifted with this platform, to sharpen each other and help each other feel a little less alone. Struggle and pain are promised, and while it isn’t easy, thriving through it is possible. Alone, it is not. Together and through God, absolutely!
I firmly believe we heal from the inside out. Surviving and thriving through various trials in my life would not have been possible without the Lord’s guiding, loving hand. I know He lit the fire in me for health and wellness, and the foundationally healthy choices I both practice and preach are a huge factor in overcoming adversity. When your baseline health is sound – meaning you’re taking care of yourself with what you put in your body, how much sleep you get, getting outside and moving, etc. – you are more apt to handle the guaranteed curveballs life throws your way.
It is my humble hope in sharing pieces of who I am you will be encouraged! I pray the Lord will be glorified and you too will be lifted up in understanding no one goes through life without hiccups and roadblocks and heartaches. It’s all about learning as we go and using what we learn to His glory. In sum, this space will be dotted with blog posts exposing areas of who I am in anticipation it will give you a deeper look at whole body, mind and heart wellness… a fully “engaged wellness” if you will!