Celebrity fashion photographer Drew Xeron has graced the pages of international media from Vogue Italia to Yoga Journal to Origins magazine. But this humble artist wasn't too busy or proud to share his story with New Beginnings. Read on to learn how Drew rocketed to the top of his craft and hear his advice for others who are eager to follow their dreams...
The first time I met Crystal Moore, I had no idea what just happened. Who was this strong, confident New Yorker who strode into our serene early morning Bible Study group and knocked us back on our heels with her bold questions and an even bigger laugh? Fast forward, and I can't remember life before her!
I am thrilled to introduce you to this yoga studio owner, education entrepreneur, and most of all - dear friend. To hear an inspiring story of courage and resilience in her own words, read on...
I have never seen Sarah Bohl not smiling. While I have been assured that she is, in fact, human, her energy and joy are incredible (and contagious!). In recent years she has discovered a way to bring that joy to others by helping them add beauty to their most important occasions. What started as a hobby has transformed in to a successful and rewarding business and a loyal following of customers and admirers. To read about her journey - and see examples of her incredible creations, read on...
When Lori Mihalich-Levin was preparing to return to work after the birth of her second child, she couldn't find any resources to help her make a smooth transition, so she created one! Proving once again that necessity is the mother of invention, her successful Mindful Return blog and e-course have helped hundreds of women navigate the transition back into the workforce after maternity leave. Whether or not you are a working parent, you will be inspired by her passion, practicality, and heart for helping others. Read on for great advice about following your heart - without losing your head!
The moment I read about Lauren Rubenstein's service in Haiti on a local yoga blog, I knew I wanted to learn more. Her beautiful reflection on her seven (!) service trips to the disaster-stricken nation acknowledged the seeming triviality of teaching yoga to children who do not know whether they will receive a hot meal on a given day while at the same time espousing hope in the mission and long-term benefits of her work. To learn more about what inspires Lauren and why entering a new situation before you know all the facts isn't always a bad thing, read on...
Lacey Chong is a woman on a mission: to brighten the day of our dedicated women in uniform who are called to serve in hardship conditions. I love her enthusiasm for her goals and her passion for serving those who protect and defend us every day.
In the latest edition of our Trailblazers interview series, Lacey shares her inspiration for her Spa Swag for Warriors venture and how she found encouragement from an unlikely source.
I had the good fortune to meet Rebecca Bly during a yoga teacher training nine years ago. Her beautiful practice and authentic quest for knowledge suggested great things to come, and her journey has delivered nothing less! After some serious soul searching, Rebecca quit her career as a software developer to become a full time yoga teacher and wellness coach, founding Live Beyond The Mat to help people to find peace and balance in their day to day life. Rebecca describes trading in her pencil skirts and a windowless cubicle for yoga pants and sunny studios as the best decision she ever made, and four years later she’s proud to say she’ll never look back.
In the latest installment of our Trailblazers interview series, Rebecca shares her story and encouragement for fellow travelers...
Megan Blackburn wasn't looking to make a change when she was offered a job halfway around the world...in a field in which she had neither worked nor studied...in a city she had never visited...and with little time to process the decision - but that didn't stop her from saying yes.
In the latest installment of our Trailblazers interview series, the woman behind the beautiful and beautifully written new blog Sharing a Table shares her story of striking out into the unknown and the beauty of living life on her own terms.
To meet Gregory Lennon is to have the experience of reconnecting with a dear friend. Whether in a crowded classroom debate or a one-on-one conversation, his kindness, sincerity, and intentionality shine through every interaction. In this Trailblazers feature, Gregory speaks openly about his journey to sobriety and offers guidance and encouragement for anyone seeking to make a meaningful change. Read on for the story of Gregory’s new beginning…