Lighten Up #22: Courtney Westlake


Today on Lighten Up I talk with Courtney Westlake, author of A Different Beautiful, about her daughter, Brenna, who was born with harlequin ichthyosis. Courtney shares what God has taught her through Brenna and finding beauty in the unexpected. And guys, she is a delight. I had such a blast spending time with Courtney and I know you will too, so listen in, and lighten up!

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My favorite dialogue from the show:

Me: Your book has been in the bathtub with me.

Courtney: Oh wow that’s intimate. I feel so close to you now.

Links from the show:

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Check out Courtney’s book, A Different Beautiful!

Courtney’s blog

Courtney’s Instagram


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Wild in the Hollow by Amber Haines

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling

Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

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