imconfident

I sincerely believe that it is far more beneficial and far less costly to help a child build confidence than it is to fix an adult who has little or none.

MY BIO

Hi, my name is Brenda and I live in Niagara Canada.  I’m a mother of 2 beautiful married daughters and 2 amazing grandsons.  One will be 8 years old soon and the other is 3 years old.  These 2 boys bring so much joy into my life and I love spending time with them while watching them grow.
Life is anything but boring for this 67 year old grandma. Besides taking care of our home, reading, writing and working on my special project’, I also help my daughter keep on top of her accounting while she manages her housekeeping company.  This can be very challenging for her when she gets involved in a major cleanup for hoarders.  Yes they are just like the ones you seen on TV!  I am also actively involved in our church; attending a ladies life group, helping with a lunch program in the schools and volunteering for events.
My special project‘ is my confidence building program.  Because I struggled for most of my life with low esteem and depression, I understand how difficult life can be when you see things from a negative perspective.  It affects all areas of your life and impacts the people around you in a very bad way.  Doing research helped me discover why I was stuck in a bad place and I learned how to change my thinking.  Then I was able to see life with a positive perspective and help other people who were struggling.  I created a website (www.imconfident.com) that contains all sorts of information on self-esteem.  I also started facilitating workshops and then added Confidence Coaching.
My passion is to help people of all ages build confidence and increase their self-esteem.   Through lived experiences, I have discovered that happiness and success are only possible if we have confidence in our abilities and strong self-esteem.   Since we are not born with esteem, we can still learn how to develop it at any age.  I know it is possible, because I had little esteem until a few years ago and would never have attempted writing or public speaking – now I am doing both!
I give credit for my wonderful life to God for lifting me up in my darkest hours and giving me hope, for Joyce Meyer who inspired me to change my life and for my awesome church that has brought me many new, supportive friends.
These past 3 years have brought unexpected and necessary changes into my life.  Stress has always been a problem and I find it hard to slow down with all the things going on around me.   However, that all changed after having 2 strokes and now I have no choice but to slow down.  No more cleaning or filling my days with endless activity.  I’ve pretty much recovered except for some small physical difficulties and memory problems but nobody really notices except me and my family of course.  My days now are still busy with babysitting and church but now I have added 3-4 trips to the Y every week for pool therapy and exercise.   Healthy living is my goal now.  Eating healthier food and exercising have become a huge importance to me and being a positive example to the people around me.

39 responses to “MY BIO

  1. C.F. Martin says:

    Congratulations on your nomination for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award! Go to http://oursoulspurpose.com/2013/03/07/very-inspiring-blogger-award/

  2. Michael S. Osborn says:

    Thanks for liking my post!! 🙂

  3. Michael S. Osborn says:

    Thanks for liking my blog!! 🙂

  4. I’ve nominated you for the Liebster award! Details are on my blog http://www.volunteerfringe.com

  5. seeker says:

    HI Brenda, Please to meet you. I am so glad to see a fellow Canadian, eh. I live in Vancouver, BC. I will be poking in and out of your site. Hope you don’t mind.

  6. I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to read and “like” one of my posts. Blessings to you!

  7. Hi Brenda,
    Thsnk you soooo much for stopping by my blog. I cherish every heart that God sends my way. Looking forward to reading your words.
    God bless you,
    Heather
    http://www.40YearWanderer.com

  8. Congratulations ~ I’ve nominated you for the WP Family Award! Please stop by to pick up your award ~ Hugs to you! http://misifusa.wordpress.com/2013/04/20/a-la-familia-wp-family-awards/

  9. Becky says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, and deciding to follow along! I consider it an honor to have you join me on my journey!
    I hope you have a great week!
    Thanks again – Becky

  10. Kozo Hattori says:

    Love your project with self-esteem. I saw your comment on Professions for Peace and came by for a visit. Thanks for all you are doing. {{{hugs}}} Kozo

  11. C.F. Martin says:

    I love your blog! I want you to know just how much I love it…. so I nominated you for the Super Sweet Blog award! As usual there are rules…follow the link below to read them! Congratulations! I hope you are as excited as I was to be nominated! You deserve it! http://oursoulspurpose.com/2013/08/15/super-sweet-blog-award/

  12. fred says:

    great job! this is a very helpful website

  13. C.F. Martin says:

    Hi Brenda!
    You have won the Sunshine and Inner Peace awards! You can read about it here http://oursoulspurpose.com/2013/11/07/sunshine-and-inner-peace-award/

  14. Santhosh says:

    God bless you and wish you a Prosperous New Year 2014. Praying for you.

    in Christ,

    Santhosh
    http://www.gospelindiamission.in

  15. C.F. Martin says:

    Hi Brenda! I have nominated you for the Semper Fidelis Award! When I think of people who I feel supported by…..I definitely think of you! Thank you! Follow this link to read the rules!
    http://oursoulspurpose.com/2014/04/03/semper-fidelis-award/

  16. Meg Evans says:

    Hi Brenda, it’s good to see a blog with such a strong focus on giving readers inspiration and support! This year I’m working to improve my attitude by visiting positive blogs regularly, and found yours today. Keep up the excellent work!

  17. C.F. Martin says:

    Hello Brenda! I have a special ( and easy) project that I would like to share with you. Do you have an email that I could send some info to? If you prefer I can post it here also……
    Just let me know what you prefer! 🙂
    *** this is in regards to a sort of Meet and Greet that will allow others to know you and your work! ***

  18. Jody Thomae says:

    Hello fellow awardee! I found you through Ellie of http://newcreationsministries.wordpress.com/2014/11/13/thank-you-for-one-lovely-blog-award/
    I love your posts on self-confidence — so needed in this society!!
    Congratulations on your award & I look forward to following your blog!
    Blessings of ARTistry, CREATivity & BEaUty, Jody

  19. kirsteenelaine says:

    So impressed by what I’ve seen of this blog and looking forward to immersing myself in reading more 🙂

  20. Brenda, Brenda….what can I say? YOU always inspire me. I love your blog as well as your thoughtful comments on my blog! And so I want to nominate you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award!
    You can follow the link to learn about it! http://the-gratitudeproject.com/2015/10/17/sisterhood-of-the-world-bloggers-award/
    In Gratitude~Christine

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