Monday, September 12, 2011

Rendez-Vous and Support For YOU!

So as you’ve seen on here a lot lately, Rendez-Vous New England was this weekend, and I have been REALLY excited for it as it’s my first blogger meet-up!  I could not have been more elated and inspired by the ladies I met this weekend, and the amazing network of support they have already become for me!  Let me explain why this was all so perfect...
It’s my vision for ‘That’s Better’ to be a community of young women where we can all be striving to constantly improve something in our lives and support one another in those attempts.  Whether it’s building your self-esteem (which, let’s be honest, we can all use some days...), developing healthier, stronger relationships with other girls, striving to think more positively, or working to be physically healthier, the young women of ‘That’s Better’ are always trying to improve SOMETHING in their lives, and are always supportive and encouraging of everyone else who’s a part of the community.  

My point in bringing that up is that we can ALL use a little more positive encouragement and support in working towards our goals in life, and I’m not excluded from that group!  One of the main thoughts that has driven the development of ‘That’s Better’ is my own experience with depression and other battles I see girls fighting everyday that I know they can get through {because I’ve done it myself}.  

Of these challenges, one of the most paralyzing and insanely prevalent ones is self-doubt and negativity.
These kinds of thoughts are just consuming and can literally stop you from where you want to go in life if you don’t actively fight against them.  And you don’t have to do it alone!  There are soo many other girls who have been in that place and want to support you!!  Prime example: After meeting tons of great, new girls at Rendez-Vous and just explaining my idea for ‘That’s Better’ to them I garnered so much support it nearly brought me to tears!!  The echoing agreement that I received of how much we as young women need a place to:
-provide ways by which we can develop every aspect of our lives to live healthier and happier,
-see that others are going through or have gone through the same feelings/situations/mentalities that we are going through...and that they got through it {and so can we...}
-support one another in our goals and lives
was amazing!  I would be a phony if I said that I haven’t had immense thoughts of self-doubt and discouragement for this project, but my experiences this weekend have simply reaffirmed, even in my own mind, that the world needs ‘That’s Better’.  
I need ‘That’s Better’.

And it is my overwhelming gratitude to be the one to start it.
So join me, join us, in launching a movement in support of our health and in support of each other.  The world doesn’t need more women to compete, it needs more women to compliment.  And it’s our goal to see that happens, because THAT’S BETTER.  :)
With love,


  1. Stephanie I love this so much and I'm so glad you're starting this movement! Please let me know if I can be of any help, you've got my support! xoxo

  2. Beautifully written, love all of your ideas and am so excited for you and for this! You go girly!! xo

  3. HOORAY!!!! It was so wonderful to met you this weekend - I am so glad to know that you are out there, making the world a better place. That IS better!!!

  4. can I just say amen?

    I loved this post, almost as much as I loved meeting you this weekend! I can't wait to see you again soon...and to follow along as you help make things better, because I know you will! much love! {av}

  5. YES! i love this post. thank you so much for coming to rendez-vous. you are such a positive and fun person and i am So happy we were able to meet :) xo

  6. Hate I missed out on this fun!! You gals look like you had a fun, fun time! ;)