My name is Talasi Guerra, and like you, I am on a journey. In this lifetime, we all face hardships and challenges. One of the great challenges of my life has been an ongoing battle with mental health. Having completely overcome an eating disorder over a decade ago, in January, 2017, I decided it was time to address the issues of anxiety and fear in my life.

If you would like to read about the story of my recovery from my eating disorder, as well as a more in depth explanation of the inspiration behind Braver Than Before, I would invite you to visit my very first post, titled A Story and an Invitation. Furthermore, if you would like a more recent update of what Braver Than Before has accomplished or simply want to know more about what it means to me, please read Looking Back and Moving Forward.

In short, I created Braver Than Before as an outlet through which I can process life, celebrate triumphs, learn from setbacks, and ultimately cultivate courage on this journey to overcome anxiety and fear. I believe that openness and vulnerability, as well as genuine community, are fundamental to real healing.

And so, I would like to invite you to journey with me through the day-to-day mess of anxiety and fear as I seek to cultivate more and more courage each and every day. Life is better when experienced with others! So let’s do this together. And just maybe we can leave here a little bit braver than we were before.