You know those friends who you can always count on to do the right thing? To speak up for what matters most? To be there with tough love but an encouraging heart and champion you through the best AND worst of this beautiful, hard, wild gift of a life? Manda Carpenter is the gal we all want in our corner and the gal we all need in the world today. As an outspoken yet grace-filled advocate online AND off, she’s been championing underdogs and giving a voice to the voiceless for years as everything from an author and podcaster to foster mom. We’re getting real and raw on THRIVE today in a candid conversation on internet trolls, soul care, and chocolate chip cookies. She gives especially great advice on getting thick-skinned while staying soft-hearted, responding courageously but graciously to would-be haters, and choosing curiosity over conclusions when navigating other opinions online and off.