Family is All We Have

Yolanda explains why she wanted Brandi to reconnect with her father and why she loved seeing the Richards sisters boxing.

Hello Bravo Lovers, I hope you are well and enjoying this New Year motivated with new goals and in good health.

I feel inspired and more ready than ever to attack this New Year. My MRI shows a 20 percent improvement in my brain function, which is extraordinary news and finally gives me hope to soon be back to my normal self again. After this two-year battle, I truly miss ME being ME!

Alright, on to business. . .

The dynamics between the woman and Carlton during the preparation for her Americana Pool party is a bit uncomfortable for me to watch. But who knows? The end result could turn out to be the most beautiful pool party ever, Cirque du Soleil style.

There are times when we see quite a lot of each other and times we really don't, so I am kind of getting to know more about everyone by just watching the show.

As you can see, Brandi is still in a funk and everything overwhelms her at this point. She asked me to join her for Pride weekend in Sacramento and to meet her family -- and to help navigate the situation with her dad.

They got into a big blow out months earlier after Brandi's book release because she exposed a part of his past that he understandably did not want to share with the public. I enjoyed driving around and hearing the stories of Brandi growing up. Even though we both came from equally humble beginnings, her suburb was very different from the little, sleepy farmers town I grew up in. The Glanvilles are a lovely, hard-working family that have problems just like yours and mine.

My father died when I was seven-years old and I still miss him everyday so it is really sad for me to see a daughter relationship shut down this severely.

Our parents are close in age; I know that generation has an extraordinary sense of pride, loyalty, and privacy so I recognize Guy Glanville's issues with Brandi and I was hoping to soften him to a point where he could express not only his disappointment but also his love and pride for his daughter because no matter how old we are, the approval of our parents is extremely important. Brandi absolutely loves her family and obviously did not intentionally mean to hurt her dad.

I believe the biggest lesson here for Brandi is to learn to protect the privacy of her family and friends. Just because something is the truth, does not mean you need to share it with the world, especially when it involves others. Thinking before she speaks is going to be mandatory because the choice of her words are starting to have consequences that effect not only her but also her loved ones.

Although I am not Jewish, I have been to many Friday night Shabbats at my friends houses, and I absolutely love it. It's a great and inspiring tradition to keep the family close.

The afternoon with Joyce at Fortune Gym was informative and great fun. As you can see, taking direction with my Lyme brain is just a tad unreliable as I almost choked the poor guy. Embarrassing!!! Watching it back, Lars clearly gave instructions twice but I guess it did not register in my head. I am glad he thought it was close to a happy ending.

You only saw a smidge of Kim and Kyle's boxing match, but it was an absolute crack up and they had us all bent over laughing. It has been nice to see them work through their issues and enjoy their sisterhood because at the end of the day, family is really all we have.

This is it for now, talk to you next week.

Much love,

Yo

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