As I’ve gotten older, I’ve found that my priorities have changed as my family life has taken over and I’ve settled into my career. And now that I’m not in my twenties or thirties any more, I do find myself immersed in things that are routine and firmly in my comfort zone. And that’s where Lori Allen’s book comes in and shakes things up…
Enjoy an excerpt from her nonfiction book, Say Yes To What’s Next.
An Ounce of Wisdom from Lori Allen
Stubborn Is Not a Good Look for You
Being strong and being headstrong are two different things. As independent and self-sufficient as you may be, learn to receive help when you need it—otherwise, when you pass out on the way to the bathroom, no one is there to catch you on the way down.
From “Say Yes to What’s Next”, Chapter 3: One in Eight
About SAY YES TO WHAT’S NEXT
From the star of Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta, now filming its eleventh season for TLC, comes a book and a life-makeover movement for women approaching fifty and beyond.
Move over, girlfriend, Lori Allen is here to help you say yes to what’s next! Star of Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta, Lori Allen uses her confidence, wisdom, and signature humor not only to help young brides on their most important day ever but also to model to them and their mothers how to live out the coming years as the best of their lives.
Lori Allen is owner/operator of one of the biggest and busiest bridal mega-salons in the country, Atlanta’s Bridals by Lori. But she’s also a wife, mother, grandmother, and breast cancer survivor.
Whether you’re feeling invisible, disappearing into the fabric of your couch a little more every year, or simply being indecisive about what’s next, Lori offers herself as the poster child of what to do, not do, and how to see your way through the unexpected.
In Say Yes to What’s Next she addresses essential issues, such as
- don’t let yourself go,
- marriage is awesome, but it’s no fairytale,
- keep your mouth shut and your heart open to your kids (and they’ll bring you grandkids),
- make time to parent your parents,
- maintain a close circle of girlfriends,
- get off the couch and live your passion,
- take charge of your money, and
- what to do when life gives you a faceplant.
Say Yes to What’s Next is a life makeover and therapy session from a relatable you-can-and-you-should-do-this straight-shooter as Lori helps women shape their own futures with confidence, style, and sass.
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About Lori Allen
Lori Allen opened Bridals by Lori just two weeks after graduating from the all-female Columbia College in South Carolina. Four decades later, she is one of the world’s foremost experts on bridal couture and the central figure of TLC’s reality show Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta, filmed on site at Lori’s bridal salon and shown in more than 120 countries.
Lori’s role as a bridal expert, successful female business entrepreneur, TV personality, and breast cancer survivor has led her to interviews by top-tier media outlets, including CNN, ABC’s Good Morning America, NBC’s Today, and the Wall Street Journal. She currently resides in Atlanta with her husband, Eddie, and, thankfully, not far from their son and his wife, daughter and her husband, and granddaughters.
Connect with Lori Allen
Lori Allen’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS for SAY YES TO WHAT’S NEXT:
Monday, July 13th: @lesa_cap
Tuesday, July 14th: @books_with_bethany
Thursday, July 16th: @readtowander
Monday, July 20th: @wellreadtraveler
Tuesday, July 21st: @livingmybestbooklife
Monday, July 27th: @kelly_hunsaker_reads
Thursday, July 30th: @sweethoneyandbrei
TBD: Friday, July 17th: @thelit_bitch
Monday, July 13th: Bibliotica – excerpt
Tuesday, July 14th: Lesa’s Book Critiques – author guest post
Wednesday, July 15th: @mommaleighellensbooknook
Friday, July 17th: Novel Gossip – author guest post
Saturday, July 18th: @nurse_bookie
Monday, July 20th: Well Read Traveler
Tuesday, July 21st: Living My Best Book Life
Wednesday, July 22nd: Running Through the Storms
Thursday, July 23rd: @bookscoffeephotography
Thursday, July 23rd: From the TBR Pile – author guest post
Monday, July 27th: Tabi Thoughts
Tuesday, July 28th: Blooming with Books
Wednesday, July 29th: Diary of a Stay at Home Mom
Thursday, July 30th: Seaside Book Nook
Friday, July 31st: Bewitched Bookworms – excerpt
Monday, August 3rd: Book Reviews and More by Kathy – excerpt
Friday, August 7th: Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books
Friday, August 14th: What is That Book About