Patty Durell

Why is this podcast important to me? Life experiences often teach us from a young age that we need to behave and look a certain way in order to “fit in”, to be enough and loved. Perfectionism is a common theme in women especially. At 55 years old, I am finally learning perfect doesn’t exist and it is exhausting trying to be someone we are not.  It is my hope that this podcast will reveal that happiness comes from within, by embracing all of our perfect, imperfections.  

The Be Brave Podcast

Patty and Cara created this podcast to empower and challenge women to choose happiness in the face of adversity.  Life can be difficult and it may feel like we don’t have a choice.  We may not be able to always choose what happens to us and around us but we CAN choose how we react to our circumstances. The stories we tell, with the help of other brave women, are stories of sadness, insecurity, fear, anger, uncertainty and feelings of not being good enough nor loved.   And all of these stories end with a choice to be brave, move forward, be positive, all while working to create the best version of ourselves!   Our guests talk about how they go from surviving to thriving and we hope their stories can provide a roadmap and inspiration for others to do the same.

Cara Brook

Why is this podcast important to me?  I want women to understand the power of believing in themselves and loving who they are.  It took me a long time to be comfortable with who I am and I hope that the stories Patty and I share will help others love ALL of their parts: the good, the great, the not-so-good, and the needs-improvement.  We all have these parts and we are all works in progress.  Get ready to embrace them!