The BRAVE Interview #19 February 2018: Barbara Ryland

Welcome to this month's interview with my good friend, Barbara Ryland! My Brave Thing As a child growing up, I had no father. My parents were divorced when I was an infant, and my father moved far away.  I had no contact with him, with any of his siblings or with my paternal grandparents. After … Continue reading The BRAVE Interview #19 February 2018: Barbara Ryland

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The BRAVE Interview #18 January 2018: Carrie Frail

My name is Carrie Frail. I'm 37 years old but I feel like I've lived several lifetimes. I was a teenage rebel, who rushed headfirst into any and everything. I went to college, dropped out, and then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force by age 18. I was married by 19, a mother by 20 … Continue reading The BRAVE Interview #18 January 2018: Carrie Frail

The BRAVE Interview #17 December 2017: Amy B. Wells RN

This month’s interview is with Amy B. Wells, RN! I am an author and nurse anesthetist. I’ve had many phases in my life. I was an accountant for a long time (hated it with a passion). I stayed at home with my children for about five years, then went to nursing school when I was in … Continue reading The BRAVE Interview #17 December 2017: Amy B. Wells RN

The BRAVE Interview #16 November 2017: Debra Lockwood Spencer

This month's interview is with Debra Lockwood Spencer. My name is Debra Lockwood Spencer (pictured above, left).   My brave thing happened when I was 17 years old, while spending nine weeks in South America as an exchange student.   It was the summer before my senior year in high school, and I was fortunate … Continue reading The BRAVE Interview #16 November 2017: Debra Lockwood Spencer

The BRAVE Interview #15 October 2017: Allyson Bright

This month, we are meeting Allyson Bright!   WHO are you? I'm 36. An artist, a woman in love, a widow, a crafter, a teacher, and a seeker of joy. I live in Wisconsin with my boyfriend, TJ, and my Beagle, Gracie. WHAT is your One Brave Thing?  It's hard to pick just one - honestly, it's … Continue reading The BRAVE Interview #15 October 2017: Allyson Bright

The BRAVE Interview #14 September 2017: Sylvia Wesley

Here is this month's BRAVE Interview with Sylvia Wesley! Enjoy! WHO are you? I’m a 61-year-old white woman—wife, mother, nurse, and pseudo-bon vivant! WHAT is your One Brave Thing? Sometimes I feel like just living every day is a Brave Thing and it is difficult to choose a single event!  As a nurse, it seems like so many … Continue reading The BRAVE Interview #14 September 2017: Sylvia Wesley

The BRAVE Interview #13 August 2017: Jennifer Davies

Please enjoy this month’s interview with Jennifer Davies! INTRODUCTION Hello everyone, I’m thrilled to be here as a featured guest in the Brave series. Thank you Karen for inviting me! A few facts about me; my name is Jennifer Davies, and I’m a fifty something mom with four boys, two cats, a dog, and a … Continue reading The BRAVE Interview #13 August 2017: Jennifer Davies