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Brigid, a marketing manager and mother of two from San Jose, says she was able to relate to Maria's book. "I found it extremely humbling to read a woman as accomplished as Maria Shriver could have so many of the same questions, thoughts and doubts about who she is as I do—and as I suspect that many women do," Brigid says.

Now, Brigid is following her own pledge. "It's still a work in progress, but for me one of the most important things is doing what I want to do. Not just what everybody else wants me to do," she says. "I've been true to myself, and that's really the foundation for me."

"I think to know what you want to do, you need to be still," Maria says. "You need to be quiet because otherwise you can't hear yourself talk to yourself."
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FROM: When Your Life Doesn't Fit with Maria Shriver
Published on January 01, 2006

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