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firstname.lastname@example.org FindingJoy.net Founder Rachel Marie Martin Empowers Mothers to Rediscover Themselves and Unearth Joy in Motherhood “When I read your honest reflections, I hear an assuring voice whisper back, ‘You are not alone.’ Suddenly, my hope is renewed, and I’m able to go back to what I do best: loving my people. You have an extraordinary gift for putting into words what it means to accept and embrace the messy, hard, beautiful, sacred moments of motherhood.” —Rachel M. S. “Thank you for being such an honest and true voice for so many moms out there.” —Jen K.
Full time blogger at FindingJoy.net and mother of seven children (yes, seven
!), Rachel Marie Martin knows what it’s like to lose yourself in the daily demands of life and motherhood. In her new book, THE BRAVE ART OF MOTHERHOOD: Fight Fear, Gain Confidence, and Find Yourself Again (WaterBrook, 10/9/18),
she presents an irresistible invitation to mothers in the trenches to be real about their struggles and rediscover their true selves, dreams and unique callings— because when mothers are their best selves, their families thrive. The Brave Art of Motherhood
was born out of Martin’s passion for helping mothers ignite the fire of urgency in their lives. She champions them to believe they are worth a life vibrantly alive and that their freedom and bravery come when they step into the truth of who they are and what they are facing.
Having gone from pulling herself out of poverty as a single mother of seven to being named one of Inc.
magazine’s top 40 entrepreneurs, Martin’s voice couldn’t be more fitting for this message.
In the book, she shares her own story of bankruptcy, divorce and a myriad of other personal struggles. She vulnerably tells of the times when the IRS came knocking on her door, her vehicle was repossessed, and there was no job in sight—and how she struggled to be real and transparent with others about her life behind the scenes.
She interweaves her personal journey of coming out on the other side of these events with practical steps mothers can take to come out on the other side of their own struggles and become their best selves:
• Acknowledge where you are stuck
• Am I hiding behind my fear and using a “mask” to create an illusion of perfection?
• Expose the excuses in your life
• Such as mom guilt, pride, worry and procrastination
• Build a new reality for yourself
• Goal setting, improving communication and intentionally looking for joy and optimism
“If you want to experience joy, then it will require something from you,” writes Martin. “Change isn’t easy. But I know that if you can see the before me, the me who tried to be good enough, the me who was stuck, you can understand the necessity of change and getting your
life back to who God created you to be.”
With millions of blog readers, nearly 250,000 social media followers, and appearances in The Huffington Post, PopSugar, Scary Mommy
and more, Martin has empowered millions of disheartened moms and has come alongside them as a friend for the journey.
For more information, visit www.waterbrookmultnomah.com. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Rachel Marie Martin,
having pulled herself up from poverty to being named one of Inc.
magazine's top 40 entrepreneurs, has been writing Finding Joy full time for several years and writing online for over a decade. Her top blog post, "Why Being a Mom is Enough" has surpassed 1.9 million shares, and she has had her articles translated into over 25 languages. Her articles have been featured in The Huffington Post
, iVillage, The Today Show, Scary Mommy
, The Deseret
, Star Tribune
, What to Expect
, Dr. Greene
and many more.
She has always had a passion for a daring, adventure-filled life and is often requested to speak and motivate others with her vivacious energy and deep belief that life is a gift. Martin is also a partner in Blogging Concentrated, the world's largest training and development company for bloggers, authors, and entrepreneurs. She travels worldwide teaching marketing, voice, messaging, social media strategy and more. Martin is a single mom of seven and lives in Tennessee. Facebook:
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