Six weeks after having my third child I went to the gym. I had not been to the gym during my pregnancy and I was dreading the work it would take to get back into shape. The trainer talked a lot about strengthening my core – which was pretty much non-existent after my 9 pound bundle of joy. That was 3 years ago and I still work at strengthening my core.

Our most recent Night Out With Meaning had me thinking about core strength in a very different way!

We all have core strengths and it is a matter of going deep within to articulate those attributes about ourselves that seem to get us through life’s highs and lows.

The words I used to describe our storyteller, Linda Noble Topf are: passionate, talented, artistic, healthy, strong, humble, considerate and soulful. Linda truly inspired everyone in the room with the story of her life and her wisdom.

If you are interested in learning more about Linda’s work, I encourage you to visit her website: