This week on Women STaRs, we are speaking with Loree Vick. An award-winning news anchor, founder of Vick Communications, and mental health advocate, Loree describes the lessons she’s learned about appreciating life as it is, as well as the losses she has endured in both her professional and personal life, particularly the harrowing experience of losing her husband to suicide in 2005.
Loree shares her advice about turning pain into purpose, putting on a positive demeanor through difficult times, and finding success by finding contentment.
Join us as Loree speaks on what it looks like to ditch using a five-year plan and appreciate life in the moment, as well as what it means to love yourself enough to be your authentic self.
To learn more or connect with Loree, you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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“Live in the moment. You can’t deny what you’re feeling, you can’t deny the terrible trauma that’s happened to you, but you can’t wallow in it either. It’s easy to go down that dark road…Find a way to take your pain and live with it. Take things in small chunks, live through them, and know you’re going to get to the other side.”
“You have to fake it until you feel it. Put on a positive demeanor and suddenly you’re going to start feeling better about things. Think ‘this is just the way it is, and I need to be as positive as I can’ and cards will fall into the right hands.”
“When you have peace and joy in your life, there’s a sense of contentment that makes you realize that’s the most important thing. Whatever struggles and trauma enter your life, you can find happiness again. Find contentment that works for you regardless of the circumstances.”
“Be confident and peaceful with yourself. For a lot of years, I found myself self-editing before I expressed myself, my speech, my thoughts. Love and respect yourself enough to trust that what you’re feeling is valid and be able to express yourself without thinking about what other people are going to think about you. It was so freeing when I was able to be my authentic self.”