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Author Archives: Maddy Vertenten

Late Blooming & Body Love (choosing transformation)

My life is pretty much an open book, but sometimes the personal information which I feel comfortable disclosing makes others a little squeamish. Sometimes (not often) this gives me pause. I’ve gone back and forth with myself over whether or not to write about my most important personal transformation of 2015. Ultimately (and obviously, cuz… Continue Reading

Vulnerable is not Broken

I was at a retreat learning how to facilitate women’s circles. The woman running the program said to me, “Your greatest strength is your willingness to be vulnerable.” I didn’t really get it and I certainly couldn’t appreciate her words. I don’t have a choice. As a child among my family, the emotions on my… Continue Reading



I don’t call myself a musician anymore. You know, I actually don’t really like calling myself anything at all. I find, it’s too limiting. Giving myself a title makes things easier for other people. They like to know what box I belong in. I’m a blogger. A seller. A coach. A mom. An entrepreneur. A… Continue Reading

Double-booked and dropping balls everywhere

She sat in the coffee shop, in a new town – a place she’d never been before, waiting. I didn’t show. I had responded enthusiastically to her request for help, for sisterhood. Because I’m familiar with what she’s going through, from my own life experience. And it’s important to me to be a woman who… Continue Reading