Kristen Briggs is this week’s difference maker! She’s a mother who lost her husband and son to gun violence. She decided to share her healing with her book, Release and Unleash. An author, entrepreneur and impact leader, Kristin is one of those beautiful people that, when you meet her, you know instantly that you are in the presence of someone extraordinary.
She writes in her book, “Death is the only thing you can’t come back from. I had a choice to die within or LIVE within and out! Every day, I consistently take steps to better myself and work on myself. The loss of my husband was an excruciating adjustment in my life. But it was also an opportunity for NEW GROWTH! I could have easily wallowed in pain. I could be depressed, stressed, and simply an emotional wreck. OR, I could GROW through the loss of my husband. GROW while HEALING. GROW through the PAIN.”
Kristen practices what she preaches. With a strong mind, heart, and spirit, she pushes her message to as many people as she can.
Whether she realizes it or not, she had been a difference maker for me. Life can be the hardest thing we will ever go through, or it can be greatest experience. Most times, life lies somewhere in between. But connecting with people like Kristen makes the hard a little more tolerable and the and greater so much more appreciated.
Kristen doesn’t sugar coat things though. She acknowledges it takes work to maintain a positive attitude. She recommends asking for help when needed and always give a smile. Like Kristen says, “Smiles are contagious.”