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Are You a Strong Woman of Grit and Grace? – 072

This Grit and Grace Life is a podcast for strong women and those who want to be. After several conversations with friends and hearing from readers of The Grit and Grace Project online magazine, co-hosts Darlene and Julie realized that you might not be so sure you have this inner strength at all. Or, maybe you’re unclear of what exactly makes a woman strong. In this week’s episode, they explore what a strong woman looks like, what qualities she possesses, and society’s view of empowerment, even if seeking to be strong contradicts her faith. At The Grit and Grace Project, we know that you have what it takes to walk through life’s highs and lows with both grit and grace. And your hosts hope that this half hour will encourage you to become a woman who walks in this confidence!

They laugh, cry and encourage each other to face the next year with even more grit and grace, and hope that you do too!

And as promised, here’s the picture of Julie in her marching band days!

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Quote of the episode:

“You’ve always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself” Glenda, The Wizard of Oz

Check out these episodes we mentioned: What is a Grit and Grace Life? – 001, What Makes a Woman Strong (Might Surprise You) – 016, and Miss Independent: Can You Be Healthy, Strong and Dependent? – 047!

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This Grit and Grace Life hosts, Darlene Brock and Julie Graham cross generational lines and draw from life experience to discuss all things life—from the boardroom to the bedroom, car-lines to college, being single, married or single again. Combining the two traits found in all women, grit and grace, they laugh, share insights and explore the road taken to find strength every day.

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