More and more each day I've come to realize, there's an intersection where our stories collide - a common thread weaving throughout which binds us all together. We don't just chance our way into another's story, we’re placed...to go deep, care, struggle alongside and celebrate one another! You see, we've been given hope to extend it and through seasons of brokenness - light shines brightest! It's not until we are brave enough to remove the masks that we'll begin to realize...our experiences don't define us, but they’re actually what's binding us together.
"The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed." - Ernest Hemingway
Hi there, I'm Leigh - Nashville based writer, creator, dreamer and professional laugher. Hang around me enough and you just might begin to feel like the funniest person alive. In constant pursuit of the things that put wind in my sails - I love to travel and spend time with the people I love! You can most often find me eating tacos, running, chasing waterfalls, hanging from a ladder, traveling west, talking to strangers or exploring Nashville one coffee shop at a time!
I'm always looking for beauty - the real kind. Through the creative expression of words and art my hope is to create a lasting, soul-stirring connection which reflects something greater.
"Creativity is the way you share your soul with the world. Your spiritual practice and creative practice are the way that you interact with every single person and even yourself. And without access to other people’s creativity, we are not okay as humans. The only unique contribution we will make in this world, will be born of creativity.” - Brene Brown
Through my exposure to organizations doing a whole lot of good, I've crossed paths with some unlikely individuals over the years. Through these relationships my perspective has been shaped...in the best way possible. Reclaim is about the second chance, seeing potential in the unlikely and pursuing hope through it all. It’s the intentional practice of viewing all people through the same lens...of empathy, compassion and love.
"I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university." - Albert Einstein
Reclaim is about transformation and the call to freely give. From where we shop to the causes we support, we've all been threaded for good to make one grand contribution to the world. Let’s take a minute to challenge our perspective…nothing is ever too far-gone to be Reclaimed.
Will you join me in the quest to see good, pursue beauty and reclaim a way of living which requires us to show up with our whole heart? Eventually, we may begin to see hope, dignity and beauty transform the world.
Pull up a chair. I hope you'll stay a while!
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