Today is the day!

I am officially launching stephanielabonte.com and in turn a community!

Complete transparency…this is a big step for me!  I’ve been holding off on launching for over a year.  I’ve let perfectionism hold me back.  But, no more.  I’m putting this out into the world imperfectly.

Staying in my safe box of perfecting my website, my words, my platform for doing good helps NO ONE.

So, today is launch day!

If you’re reading this, thank you!  Know that while I’m here to help you on your journey through life, you’re also helping me!  I’m inviting you to be with me as I work through my imperfections in order to spread a message and start a community around learned optimism and helping others.

I’m starting this community for two reasons…

To help you TAKE CONTROL of your life so that you can THRIVE! 

To give you an awareness that there is so much more to life than just being “okay” and, based on that knowledge, to take action, flourish, and make a difference in the lives of others.

My goal (and passion) is to give you real, actionable strategies that you can use immediately.

Before we embark on this journey to thriving and making a difference together, let’s start with describing what it means to thrive.

Thriving is more than the happiness that comes from temporary pleasure, like chocolate cake. I’m definitely NOT saying you can’t have chocolate cake (in moderation), just know the feeling chocolate cake gives you is NOT thriving.

Thriving isn’t being blindly happy all of the time. It’s not being perky and lively.

Thriving is joy, contentment, a deep knowing that you’re more than okay!

I came to a realization one day that there’s more to life than being okay. Joy is attainable.

And I had a strong knowing that everything I needed to thrive was within me already. I simply needed to focus on it and find ways to help it grow!

And  I felt that this same ability lived within others as well.  I started down a path of career coaching, to help others see what they already hold within themselves.  Over the past several years I’ve researched and learned about a multitude of topics – and I’m continuing to learn.

The areas that I’ll focus on here represent many ways in which you can intentionally take action to thrivePositive Psychology, Productivity and Making a Difference … all part of the journey to be your best self.

Positive Psychology _ Productivity _ Making a Difference

We spend so much time learning skills in school, college, for our jobs…but how much intentional action do we focus on what matters most?

Helping others.

Romantic relationships.

Family relationships.

Being our best selves.

Mindset.

Prioritizing our time and energy spend…

you get the idea!

The best parts of life aren’t in the details and tasks of our jobs, but in our day to day interactions and where we focus our thoughts.  Which is GREAT NEWS, since these areas are fully within our control!

The strategies I share will be applicable to everyone. However, at times, my content will focus on the unique challenges faced by professionals in the LGBTQ+ community.

To make a difference.

I’m going to bring awareness to the social injustice that youth in the LGBTQ+ community face daily, especially in the south: bullying, violence, neglect, family abandonment, high rates of homelessness and suicide. And share ways to help: volunteering, activism, donating, speaking up.

My perfectionism took hold here, too. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out where I could do the most good and help the most people.  What social injustice to choose?  I’m passionate about so many things that I became immobile.

Today I’m making a choice.

Focusing on LGBTQ youth and the social injustices they face includes many of the areas that I’m passionate about: bullying, homelessness, all people being treated like people – recognized for the value they bring exactly as God created them….I could go on and on, but you get the idea.

Come back often for productivity tips, Positive Psychology interventions, success strategies, tips for making a difference in the lives of others, details about the work being done to help youth in the LGBTQ+ community, and more! 

PLEASE  reach out to me if you have a question or request for information. I’m doing this for you and want to provide you with the information you need…not what I think you need.

Want to know more about me and why I started this passion project?  Check out my About Page!

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