Why Do We Do What We Do?
Big Shannon Herod
Little Shannon Herod
Why Did We Start Standing Stronger?
Our Story is kind of cool and we feel the curve balls life has thrown us can help others. It started when Big was 14 and Little was 13. That's when we started "going out" and we have been together every since. The crazy thing is we are still best friends and love each other more now than ever. But it was not an easy road.
Big Shannon has struggled with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and rage almost his entire life. It started when he was eight years old and finally came to a head in 2012 with a failed attempted suicide. Luckily that is one thing he was bad at. His goal is now to share his story and prove no matter how bad you think life is, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.
Little Shannon had brain surgery in 2007 followed by a seizure disorder and short term memory loss. Through her strength, will, and belief in God, she has overcome many challenges on the road to recovery. She is now on a mission to help all woman get out of the box they put themselves in.
My Name is "Big Shannon" I think you will understand where the big comes from when you meet my wife I am a serial entrepreneur and lifestyle makeover coach. I help people get on the path to success, health and wealth through a unique approach that starts with a 90-day challenge. 90 Days to jump start a new found and vibrant life that is filled with purpose and meaning.
I am truly blessed with a beautiful wife, a healthy and strong son, and a group of friends (more like family) that most people only dream of. I have worked from the comfort of my home for the past 5 years and love the freedom that working for myself gives my family.
This site is not all about losing weight and getting in shape. That will be a big focus, but the real value comes from bringing out the best that IS within you. It is a journey that will help guide you down a path of success.
What makes me so qualified? Because I have been through it. I deal with depression, anxiety, panic attacks and addiction (nicotine) on a daily basis. I am not a fitness guru that has been in shape my entire life. I ballooned up to almost 300 pounds at my heaviest, I was a smoker for 12 years, I was on anti anxiety and depression medication, I was plagued with suicidal thoughts.
My point is this... we all have our struggles, fears, and short comings. The difference is how we deal with the what is throw our way. We have a choice... to let our past mistakes and current challenges hold us down, or to push through... Learn from our mistakes... and get better.
That is what this site, and what my wife and I are about. Knowing we are not perfect, however realizing we are all put here for a purpose and we all have greatness inside of us. All it takes is just moving a little bit forward every day.
At the time I am writing this I am still 30 pounds from my goal weight. I still struggle with depression and anxiety daily. However, I am pushing forward and building a better me every day. I am glad you are here and I want to personally invite you to join my wife and me on this journey!
Little Shannon, A name given to me over 20 years ago. I am the Little Shannon to Big Shannon. I have had this name since the two of us met when we were thirteen and fourteen. We have been married for 15 years this year and can’t wait for another fifty. I love my family more than words can express. I am a mother of two beautiful children, Jordan and Makenzie.
I have a passion for helping people. I am a PLC. Professional Life Cheerleader. What? It’s a real thing. Really I love watching people achieve their dreams. I love to help people see that they are created for so much more than an ordinary life. If you Believe it, You can Achieve it!!!
God has blessed me with the ability to lead others. He has shown me more grace and mercy than I deserve. God has given me a testimony of healing, protection, and faith that I love to share with others. I give him all of the glory.