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New Podcast! Susan Pokorny: Two Inches of Wool: The Simple Art of Self-Care


I’m so excited to introduce you to my friend,  Susan Pokorny!

Susan has been teaching, speaking and educating others about wellness for over 30 years. She is a mom and a yoga teacher and has been focusing on mind-body support for the past 16 years. You can follow her living out the healthy natural lifestyle on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PureHomeandBody/ and her website at www.pureHOMEandBODY.com 

AND…We are giving out free books on Instagram! Head over to Instagram and follow @two.inches.of.wool and @greatbigyes to enter into the contest! It’s easy and fun!

You will love this book! It’s a great gift for yourself and all of your friends! 

Enjoy the podcast and let us know what you like about the book! We hope it blesses you and encourages you to care for yourself!



You are invited!

Hi Everyone!

I want to share two important and exciting things:

One:  A friend and I are starting a faith sharing group called Flourish and you are invited!  Yippee!

We are hoping to create a space where everyone can be their true, authentic selves.  Not perfect women but real, living, struggling, laughing, messing up, figuring things out women.  Women who can hold each other up and encourage each other to grow in a spirit of love and understanding.  Women who long to figure out who God intends them to be.  Women who are open to the spirit.  We hope you will join us to help create this beautiful community!

And Two:     I have a new feature on the blog that I’m really excited about –  AUDIO!!!

Click here to hear my first audio blog post which is an invitation to join us!                    flourish invitation


Here are some other things you should know about Flourish:  It’s not fancy, you can come in work out clothes, there’s no homework, it’s okay if you can’t come every time, you don’t need to bring anything, and there will be coffee!

If you want to sign up or if you have questions, please  email me at

If you are unable to join us, we ask you to please pray for us as we embark on this new adventure!

©2012 Sue Bidstrup, Great Big Yes™ All Rights Reserved



Be Yourself

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting.

-e.e. Cummings

I remember going to a 40 year old birthday party and everyone was dressed the same. They were all in dark jeans and trendy flowing tops. I was in a skirt. I felt like an ass. Let me repeat…it was a 40 year old birthday party!

Life is high school.

From an early age we learn we should try to fit in. We should not be different. Even when our parents tell us it’s better to be an individual, we learn through Jr. High and High School that it’s not better. It’s lonelier. Nobody wants to stand out.

Then we get older and we hear that we should stand out, be different, be a leader, make our mark, change the world. Intellectually, we know this is a good idea but instinctually, we feel it isn’t.

I recently heard a Jr. High psychologist tell a group of parents, “Do not try to get your child to be an individual. Just buy them the Uggs and the North Face and accept they want to fit in.” Really? That’s the advice they give now?

I guess I can accept that’s the advice because it’s age appropriate to want to fit in when you are in 6th grade. But what’s the 40 year old woman’s excuse?

What’s my excuse?

Even when you have a different idea or a different voice and you set out to use it, some people will not be willing to accept this. You will go through a period of feeling like an ass in a skirt at a party full of over-priced denim.

But then you will realize there are other parties. At these parties there is diversity in dress, in thought, in action, in ideas. You will be energized. You will come alive. You will be supported and celebrated. You will be appreciated.

There is room for everybody and there are lots of different parties. This is true in Jr. High and high school but we are slow to learn. Sometimes we are in our 40’s when we decide which invitations to accept.


©2011 Sue Bidstrup, Great Big Yes™ All Rights Reserved