HOPES & DREAMS | 4 Best Stranger Friends That Changed My Life

4 Best Stranger Friends That Changed My Life

There are countless friends, family members and acquaintances that have shaped and changed my life – and all of them deserve so much praise. They’ve spent time getting to know me and are able to tailor conversations and advice to precise moments in my life. Mmm so wonderful, so so wonderful.

But what about those people that you’ve never met but somehow COMPLETELY GET YOU?? Their words pierce straight into your soul as if they are sharing the same heart and life path as you. These “friends” are Lara Casey, Brene Brown, Shauna Niequest and Glennon Doyle Melton. Without knowing me, they get me. And I have a hunch, they “get you” too.

They each have a million different platforms where they share their stories – here is a list of my favorite ways to get to know my Best Stranger Friends.


Shauna Niequist
I started with her book Cold Tangerines about 6 years ago and have eaten up every delicious word {and recipe} of hers ever since. This Best Stranger Friend started a movement, in my heart and in circles across the country. Also, her books are my go-to gift for all the ladies in my life.

Books: http://www.shaunaniequist.com/books/


Brene Brown
I’ll never forget the night I stayed late at work and listened to Brene’s two TED Talks over and over and over again. Every time I listened to her story, I picked up something new, felt something new. I needed more – and her books offer just that.

TED Talks: https://www.ted.com/speakers/brene_brown

Books: http://brenebrown.com/books/


Glennon Doyle Melton
Glennon is my newest Best Stranger Friend. Her book Carry On, Warrior scooped me up at the perfect time in my life {maternity leave as a first-time mom}. Now, as she promotes her latest book, she is everywhere I turn. And I love that so much. Plus, like Brene, The Queen Oprah, has become actual friends with Glennon – I’m so happy that Glennon’s reach has expanded in a way that only Oprah can make happen. Glennon for everyoneeeeeeeeeeeee!

Blog: http://momastery.com/blog/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/glennondoylemelton/

Books: https://www.amazon.com/Glennon-Doyle-Melton/e/B00BCOKFVC


Lara Casey
Lara, Lara, Lara… my first Best Stranger Friend found me when I was going through my quarter life crisis {it’s a thing} trying to find my identity in my career, marriage, and friendships. She found me when I wasn’t feeling “enough” and inspired hope, dreams, and drive in my life like no one else could. Bonus, I actually got to meet her and spend some great one-on-one time with her – what an amazing day that was.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laracasey/?hl=en

Blog: http://laracasey.com/blog/

Fun: http://laracasey.com/need/


I hope you love my friends as much as I do! Who else should I get to know?


Amanda Macy


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