when we 

             reach for

                      brave...

     What happens when... we risk real talk

                & stop hiding behind nice?

 

You, too, can OVERCOME ANXIETY

and

live a bigger

more carefree life.

Find your Strength. Power. Connection. Purpose. 

BECOME

A New and Better You!

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"In this hilarious and candid memoir, a mayor’s wife shares the adventures and lessons of her unconventional life and family — from spending a summer abroad to being banned from her husband’s office at city hall!" —BookBub Review

Funk calls her “a skydiver afraid of heights”—someone who figures out how to spend a cost-free summer in Europe, arranges it all, but when it’s time to leave, has an anxiety attack walking out the door.

In this first volume of her humorous, sharp-witted, and brutally honest memoir, Gloria pushes past her fears, spends the summer abroad with her family—living far outside her comfort zone—before setting up a campaign office, and eventually, without any experience, helps Funk cross the finish line—only to learn that being Kansas City’s First Lady will be more difficult than she could’ve ever imagined (but those stories are saved for later print & ebooks). 

In sharing her story of courage and becoming her New and Better Self, Gloria hopes to inspire you to also step out in confidence, to make a difference where it counts, and to stand up for others … and yourself.

Despite spending years in Nashville, Kansas City, and Washington, DC, Gloria Squitiro is still a New York Italian girl at heart, who can’t—AND WON'T—stop voicing what most of us know but are unwilling to say. 

"Gloria puts into words what's in our heads at 4 a.m." —Reader Review

Later in the Series: In 2008, Gloria Squitiro was legally banned from the Kansas City, MO City Hall, where her husband, Mark Funkhouser (“Funk”), was mayor. Good Morning America, Fox and Friends, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, NY Times, USA Today, The Washington Post—even Great Britain’s left-wing The Guardian and America’s right-wing Rush Limbaugh—did stories about her. 

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"So glad there is a book with a strong woman telling it like it is. We need this right now. Let’s get real about getting real."

WHAT

IS

Reaching

FOR

BRAVE?

Dreams that you have while sleeping just happen to you

But dreams that begin as a stirring in your soul are meant for action

Even if the actualization seems out of reach

OR WORSE

Within reach, but too crippling to anticipate taking the first step

My head told me I was a neurotic homebody and I better play it safe

My heart wanted a big life

How to resolve the CONFLICT?

I stopped getting caught up in the logistics and started planning for my dreams

Reaching for Brave...

DOESN'T MEAN YOU STOP BEING AFRAID 

IT MEANS YOU DO IT ANYWAY​

AND COME OUT STRONGER ON THE OTHER SIDE 

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