brene brown

"Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we are all in this together."

I started the Jeanette Merstrand blog as a way to build a community of acceptance, authenticity and motivation. I call my lifestyle brand Embracing Average, because I want to spread the message that imperfection and mediocrity are not weaknesses, and that through accepting our shortcomings and imperfections we can 1) find true happiness, and 2) allow ourselves to- through our imperfections; those things that make us who we are- accomplish extraordinary things. Our imperfections might be what make us seem mediocre or average in the eyes of the world, but they are truly those things that make us extraordinary. When we embrace average we embrace ourselves with love and extend that love out into the world- and that is when true magic can happen!

jeanette merstrand

"Instead of always searching for joy on the greener grass of the ever elusive meadow in the distance I believe that, although difficult, it is possible to refocus our search for happiness, moving our lens from the distance to the base of our feet. Finding happiness where we stand- even if we stand imperfectly"