Originally published July 15, 2016 on the Huffington Post.

Real strength isn’t something you build up at the gym, or measure in muscle mass. Real strength comes from within.

Swimsuit by  Simply Be . Photo by  Nick Suarez . HMU by  Georgia Mitropoulos .

Swimsuit by Simply Be. Photo by Nick Suarez. HMU by Georgia Mitropoulos.

You don’t get through difficult circumstances in life by having well-defined abs, or because you can do a pull-up. You navigate tough experiences in your life because of your inner strength.  

Ironically, the experiences that strengthen you the most are often the ones during which you might feel the most vulnerable. Experiences like the loss of a sibling, which model Amber Tolliver recently opened up to me about . . .

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