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Have You Ever Lost Your Roar?

Susan Vernicek
Written by Susan Vernicek

Confidence, vulnerability, faith, hope, and assertiveness all play a role in how raw and real your roar is—your voice. If you’ve lost your voice or struggling to find your voice, try these tips.

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Confidence, vulnerability, faith, hope, and assertiveness all play a role in how raw and real your roar is—your voice. If you’ve lost your voice or struggling to find your voice, try these tips.


I was reading the twins a book about a baby lion losing her roar. The little lion goes out and about to find her roar. As soon as she sees her Mother, she’s filled with happiness, relief, security, and her ROAR naturally appears and vibrates through the air.

Why am I telling you this? Because we sometimes lose our roar along the way, right? I am willing to bet that at some point in your exciting, bumpy life, you have stopped to question choices, reflected on your career, or completely lost your passion and dreams.

I know I have—many, many, oh-so many times.

Confidence, vulnerability, faith, hope, and assertiveness all play a role in how raw and real our roar is.

I’m here to tell you it’s OKAY if your roar softens a bit or completely disappears. If you become aware of the change and take action to find it again—you will. Trust me.

You have to be aware and willing to take action.

You have to be aware and willing to take action.

You have to be aware and willing to take action.

If you don’t know what actions to take, here are a few ideas:

1. Get out of bed and get dressed every single day: Kick off your morning with inspiration, passion, and joy. So what gives you passion, inspiration, and joy? For me, it’s hitting the gym first thing in the morning and cranking my music so loud that I can’t hear my heavy breathing. Every time I workout, I sweat inspiration. The only challenge for me is remembering it when I get home, so sometimes I take a quick note on my phone.

2. Ask your friends and family: I want you to pick a friend and/or family member to tell you 5 amazing qualities that you have. What do they learn from you and what do they think of when they think of you? This will help you see how others naturally see you and you may spark your roar up a little more.

3. Scream. Go in a room; close the door so you are alone and SCREEAAAM and ROAARR! Literally.

Remember, if your roar softens or disappears, it’s OKAY. Becoming aware and accepting it will only open you up to explore and come out with an even stronger voice.

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1. What have you accepted within your life, physically and/or mentally? What are you still working on accepting?

I’ve accepted that it’s OK to be exhausted and call it a night.  I’m still working on pushing myself to be more vulnerable in order to help my followers on an even deeper level.

2. What have you learn to appreciate about yourself and/or within your life, physically and mentally? What are you still working on to appreciate?

I appreciate you for being part of this community!

3. What is one of your most rewarding achievements in life? What makes YOU most proud? What goals and dreams do you still have?

My most rewarding is the life and family I have at this moment in time.

Identity Magazine and the community makes me proud and I still have books to publish!

4. We all have imperfections, so we think. The truth—we are all perfectly imperfect. What are your not-so-perfect ways? What imperfections and quirks create who you are—your Identity?

You just read an entire article on one of my OCD’s.  

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About the author

Susan Vernicek

Susan Vernicek

Facts about Susan Vernicek:
• She’s happily married and a mother of twins.

• She’s tried almost every fad diet back in her quick-fix days, admits at age 34 it’s a struggle to work hard on overall balance and is focused on not giving into the unhealthy fads we see daily.

• She’s all natural with natural blonde hair, uneven breasts, a bigger nose, and full of curves that she learns to appreciate more and more each day.

• She had a career where part of her job was staring at herself 40 hours a week manipulating her very own face as well as others.

• She’s the youngest of 7, ranging from 30-50+, an Aunt, Great Aunt and even younger than some of her nieces and nephews!

• She’s traveled and seen over 8 countries and spent a summer in London finding her passion and embracing life.

• She created S&J Identity, Inc. AKA Identity Magazine, having no business background and at the age of 25.