Just because our path doesn't follow a straight line doesn't mean we aren't exactly where we need to be. In this month's Trailblazers Check-In, Crystal Moore discusses her decision to change course and where she is headed next...
Most people who are able to transform a personal passion into an incredibly successful business are content to stay on the same path. But Pleasance Silicki knew there was something more in store for her. In this Trailblazers interview, she shares how she followed her heart, where it led, and what exciting adventures are on the horizon...
Heather Von St. James is a fighter, a survivor, and a voice of encouragement to everyone who has faced the devastating diagnosis of cancer. She also has a great sense of humor and offers plenty of sage advice for the rest of us. I am honored to share her story here.
On a Wednesday afternoon in early June I received a message from Stephanie Roth, a D.C.-based fertility coach and blogger who thought our shared passion for helping women achieve their dreams of starting a family might provide opportunities for collaboration. We sat down shortly thereafter, and I knew she was right! I was inspired by her own story of triumph against the odds and excited by the opportunity to work together. To learn more about how Stephanie is helping others - and how the birth of her son changed everything, read on...
When we last spoke to Alia Khan, she had built a successful platform to weave together her disparate passions and live a more authentic life. Over the past two years, she has made yet another change, and is now the proud owner of a thriving (and gorgeous!) yoga studio in Northeast Washington, D.C. We recently caught up with this lovely lady to hear all about how she created her dream job and what's next on the horizon...
This month our Trailblazers feature takes a different course. The lovely Sharlene Bagga-Taves, creator of Brookland Yoga, answers the questions readers are asking, but she also shares a brief essay about the daily lessons she is learning from her primary mindfulness teacher: her 20 month old son Shawn. Read on to hear what he is teaching her about joy and the power of love - and learn more about her New Beginning.
If you are a woman who is feeling stuck, bored, or generally uninspired, Cameron Laurent wants to help - and she knows of what she speaks. Cameron not only talks the talk, she has blazed the trail herself - stepping away from a traditional job to carve out a path that enables her to spend time with her (adorable) children while supporting and empowering women in creative ways. To learn more about what inspires her - and how to learn from her experience, read on.
Annie Murphy Karabell is a student of life. Anything that piques her interest - whether education, children, yoga, or starting a family - becomes a subject for serious investigation. Read on to learn why she left a career in a field she loves to chart a new course...
When Jonathan Shradar was first featured on this blog, he had left his career in public service and moved across the country with his wife and daughter to begin the journey toward full-time ministry. Shortly thereafter, he completed seminary, and he and his wife moved to Washington State, where they added a beautiful son to their family.
But he didn't stop there. Since then, they have moved yet again - this time to Southern California, where he is now a lead pastor, and he and his wife are preparing to add a third child to the family! Read on to learn about how and why Jonathan kept pursuing New Beginnings...
Shawna Renee is a woman who wears a number of hats in her personal and professional lives: radio personality, blogger, activist, mom, and cancer survivor to name a few. She sat down with New Beginnings recently to share her inspirational story and advice for everyone who questions who they are and what they are doing with their lives. Read on to learn how this powerful woman is making a mark and the questions you should be asking to uncover your own life path...