Introduction

THE MISSION

Flourish exists to encourage and equip women, in all stages of life, to pursue holistic health--in heart, body, and soul-- so that they can truly flourish in the world.


The Heart Behind It

The heart behind Flourish came from the hard stuff. It came from figuring out what it means to really live well. There were dark days of chronic illness; seasons of struggle, doubt, and fear. 

I had a moment. I was sitting on the couch sick, annoyed at being sick, and I thought to myself: "I can't live my life like this. If this sickness never goes away, then I have to figure out how to truly live in the midst of it." So, I asked myself, "what would it look to flourish in my life and rally other women together to do the same?"

THE ESSENCE OF FLOURISH IS "TO GROW OR DEVELOP IN A HEALTHY OR VIGOROUS WAY." IT MEANS TO BURST FORTH, THRIVE, BLOSSOM, OR SPRING UP.

The beauty and truth extracted from the dark times serve as milestones, stakes in the ground, front lines to our victory marches. Yet many of us are still in hard times-- still processing and learning our way through the complexities and joys of life. It's a road to wholeness, one which we will never ultimately achieve until we're with Jesus.

In the meantime, He's given each of us unique gifts, passions, relationships, and experiences to worship Him with; opportunities to display His beauty and love to each other.

I think we all desire to live vibrant lives, but we just don't know how to get there. There are a million obstacles standing in the way and a thousand voices keeping us stuck. This space is here to explore what it would look like to dig in the trenches, get healthy, and pursue those things that make us come alive.

BECAUSE WHEN WE FLOURISH, THE WORLD IS A BETTER PLACE.

Flourishing will take pursuing health in all areas. Our heart, body, and soul are delicately connected. When one part is sick the other parts suffer too. We can't just focus on one and neglect the others. We must pay attention: give our body what it needs, listen intently to our hearts, and resolve those things that have been avoided. It's a pursuit of wellness; of complete wholeness.

You're worthy of this pursuit. You're worthy of the time, effort, joy, money, {whatever it takes} to be well. Why? Because the world needs you to thrive. We need you to thrive. You're the only you we have.

So let's dig our flags into the ground and declare together: As women, we choose to flourish.