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Jessi Bruce

Jessi Bruce

Dilworth, Minnesota

Jessi is a writer, teacher, life guide, multi-passion entrepreneur, and survivor. She uses her experiences to help others overcome the obstacles that keep them from their success.

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Jessi set a mission statement for her life: To help others help others. Since then, she has been on a journey to guide others through life's crossroads - including cancer + illness, divorce, parenting, personal growth, and business.

A "Jill of all trades," Jessi has worked in companies from construction to customer service, food service to photography, and crop insurance to cosmetics. She owns and runs an online + mobile boutique, and was voted Minnesota Mobile Boutique of the Year for 2020. She shares life's messages through her blog, Mom of Two+, and teaches high school English.

Jessi is passionate about the inclusion of social and emotional learning in the classroom, awareness for survivors of emotional abuse, and inspiring others to push through barriers and stigmas to create their own path.
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The Scars that Strengthen

What if, instead of flight mode, we always chose fight? Life's purpose isn't about the end goal, it's about the journey we are on and the choices we make to persevere through the toughest events that come to us. The Scars that Strengthen navigates real-life aspects of getting through life's toughest choices.

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Synopsis

Have you ever dove into a self-help book and you come out feeling like they handed you a situation that already had a rosy outcome before they finished describing it? Have you been left feeling like, "That's great, but what about real life?"

This book is the one you've been waiting for. I dive into the hard situations in life: cancer, relationships, divorce, finance, and toxic job. I point out the signs to look for to keep yourself out of certain situations, and give you strong direction to fight through the toughest battles of your life. This isn't about sunshine and roses; it's about the ugly that comes with life's tough events and how you can work through them without losing yourself in the process.

Jessi is writing this book with a lot of life experience to pull from. She is a survivor of cancer, assault, narcissistic relationships, mental and emotional abuse, car accidents, draining jobs, and failed businesses.

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  • Author is a Minnesota State University Moorhead alumna with access to the Alumni Foundation

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  • "Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder" by Reshma Saujani, Published by Currency 2019 - Both books embrace the idea of overcoming the idea of perfection, pushing past well-meaning people, and unapologetically finding what makes us happy. My book is different because it's not just geared toward women. It's geared toward anyone who has, or is, facing a life struggle.
  • “Didn't See That Coming” by Rachel Hollis, Published by Harper Collins 2020 - These books both share personal experiences that unfiltered honestly to help readers seize and push through life's difficult moments. My book is different because I'm not just throwing sad stories down to make the reader sad. Instead, I'm using what I've learned to encourage and empower the reader.
  • "To Love and Let Go: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Gratitude" by Rachel Brathen, Published by Gallery Books 2019 - Both books share a raw look into the struggles of every day life that are masked by the face one puts on for everyone else. My book is different because my story goes beyond the narrative and gives readers the tools and lessons I learned through each event.

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This book is for the survivor, those who are struggling, and those who aren't sure where to go after a major life event.

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    I promise you, I haven't fallen off the map. My last update to you said November, and if you know me personally, you know …


  • Update #5 - A long, overdue update Sept. 5, 2021

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    I hope you are enjoying your weekend before the chaos of the week kicks off again. As we've crossed the one-month mark since I first …


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  • Laura Machen
    on Jan. 12, 2021, 2:19 a.m.

    Very excited for you. Wishing you much success. Thanks for being brave and taking action to utilize your talents and make your dreams come true.

  • Lainie Fenske Fenske
    on Jan. 13, 2021, 4:57 a.m.

    Can’t wait to read it! Would you be interested in writing for me? I’ve always thought I needed to write about the loss of loved ones or Craig’s life etc. I’m just not the greatest writer. If your ever interested let me know but don’t feel pressured! Your an inspiration! Love ya girl!
    Lainie

  • Carrie Krebs
    on Jan. 18, 2021, 6:44 p.m.

    I am excited to read your book!! I would love for my girls to read it as well! I always remember when Katy worked with you at the Mainline and felt you were such a great role model.

  • Lisa Frank
    on Jan. 20, 2021, 12:18 p.m.

    I’m so excited to read your book. It takes such strength to share your story. Hopefully one day I can write my own story too. I’m so proud of you my friend!

    Lisa Frank

  • Shanna Lillium
    on Jan. 22, 2021, 3:06 p.m.

    Yay! I look forward to reading this. Hearing someone else's story of triumph will help me in my healing too. Thank you so much for sharing your story with us. This is how the world heals. Much love to you Jessi! :D

  • Natalie Burbeck
    on Feb. 2, 2021, 11:28 p.m.

    I'm excited to read your book girl!!! You rock!! ~Natalie