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Elke mama says

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AAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRGGGG! Sometimes what is inside me threatens to become a poison. Sometimes the pressure cooks until I am hissing. Ssssssssssss.

So I need to let it out. In little spurts, in giant floods. Out it must go.

Vent. The secrets, the ugly truths, the just pain in the ass moments. Once they are out, they can change. They can become funny, dark humor. They can become opportunities for growth. They can become just as ugly as they were on the inside, but heck, at least they are OUT.

Because the stuffing it in is stifling. And vents, well they are made for a reason—flow. The good and the bad must move. Through me, through you.

This month Mamaloders are letting it out.

About the Author


Elke Govertsen is a entrepreneur and founder of Mamalode. She has been featured in Real Simple, Forbes, Where Women Create, Ad Tech, and listed as one of Origin Magazine's "Top 100 Creatives." She has been a speaker at The Girls Lounge, Adweek, C2Montreal, HATCH, TEDx and (her favorite) in classrooms. She speaks on a variety of topics from entrepreneurship to overcoming obstacles. She loves consulting in the areas of community design, storytelling and brand building. Her special skills include extreme bootstrapping, overcoming obstacles and creating opportunities. Of the many things she has learned by doing Mamalode, her ability to work with absolute chaos/kids/mess just might be the best. She is learning that slowing down creates more impact.

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