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Courage to show up for my life

Courage is a heart word. The root of the word courage is cor – the Latin word for heart. In one of its earliest forms, the word courage meant “To speak one’s mind by telling all one’s heart.” Brené Brown


My heart wants you to know the truth that exists within you.

I remember a day, about 7 years ago. I was in yet another workshop hoping to find whatever was missing in me. The facilitator introduced an exercise with a mirror. We were to hold it up to ourselves & really look deep into our own eyes.

How stupid was that. I think I held the mirror for 2 seconds before passing it onto the next person. I didn’t have the capacity to be with myself or to even see myself.

Fast forward to 2014. I took my beautiful self to a spa in Toronto for women only.

Bathing suits are optional. I was scared shitless & for that reason it compelled me to go in my bare naked skin. The only person that didn’t believe I was beautiful was me.

What I had to learn to do was let go. Let go of the stories, the lies, that I had been telling myself all my life.

Hi, my name is Beth McKay and I am a big, bold and bodacious woman. I love the word BODACIOUS. It’s defined as bravery in action. I’ve been a brave girl, for most of my life. What I appreciate today is that I’m fully awake to the choices I get to make for every part of my life.

Welcome to my Bare Naked Journey.

I’m all about breaking rules, well, the rules that belong to others. What are your rules that you live by?

I fiercely stand for discovering the truth that I know exists within. “The Truth Shall Set you Free.” I know, barf. It’s true though. What would your life feel like if you were free to be who you wanted to be?

If someone had told me 10 years ago that all I needed to do was love myself, I would have punched them in the face, not literally, but in my mind. Love was something you earned. This is the before & after paragraph. I had to learn that love isn’t possible without first loving and accepting myself.

I hope you’ll join me on this journey to discover what your truth is! Does the thought of breaking rules intrigue your imagination? What would it feel like to dump the things that aren’t working for you in your life.


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about Beth

Beth’s fiercely courageous life has been built on the premise of don’t settle. She is a survivor who has beaten the odds by taking charge of her own destiny.

From finance, to film, to successful entrepreneur, Beth has always lived life driven by her own rules. Her innate ability to make things happen & ‘get it done’ has lead her to founding “The Bodacious Way.”

Beth, a CPCC, champions women to uncover what’s beneath the stories they tell themselves that keep them living a life less than they desire.

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