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Topic: Real Women Real Strength

Dorothy Stager Profile: Open Your House And Heart. Stay Busy. Trust God.

Meet Dorothy Stager, 94 years young, full of kindness, acceptance, and generosity. With 9 children, 12 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren, she loves, and is loved, by so many. She’s my grandmother-in-law and I am grateful to witness her wisdom in this profile. A few of my favorite life nuggets: Many of us complain about how busy we are, but Dorothy misses her busiest days. Some of us say we are…

Jennifer Beach Profile: Align Your Values. Allow Your Experiences To Mold You. Rely On Others.

Jennifer Beach, 38, is a mom of two girls, Alaina and Rianna, ages 8 and 11, and earlier this year married Jeremy, her new husband. As a quality and process improvement director for a Fortune 500 healthcare company, she loves her job and explains how you can too. She shares with us how she prioritizes her time to achieve a healthy work/life balance and how she relies on others to be a successful working…

Stacy Bick Profile: Personal Space. Acceptance. Inspiration.

Meet Stacy Bick, 41 years old, the director of brand management for a global marketing and advertising agency and mother of 2 girls, ages 6 and 2. She’s the reason I established a habit of getting up at 5:15am most mornings to meditate and write. She’s who I go to when I need encouragement and real conversation. In fact, you’ll see that she pulled away all masks and hiding for this…

Kristi Hittepole Profile: A Bold Battler Surrounded By And Raising Strong Women

Kristi Hittepole is a 40-year-old financial consultant and single mom of two busy girls, age 14 and 11. She’s a breast cancer survivor who has undergone over 20 surgeries since 2011. She’s my cousin-in-law and latest inspiration. She candidly shares how her divorce was the impetus to shift her life from being selfish to being focused on something more important. She describes a horrible journey through breast cancer with…

Michelle Stephens Profile 2: How The Mahaan Aasha Foundation Came To Be

I admire that Michelle Stephens, age 34, has made helping the children of India the focus of her life’s work through her creation of the Mahaan Aasha Foundation. India is a hard place to visit because of the extreme poverty. My heart was broken so deeply there I can’t imagine going back anytime soon. Yet she’s committed to going back every year to help more children and build human…

Michelle Stephens Profile: Find Unsuspecting Beauty, Don’t Let Your Challenges Define You

I instantly knew Michelle Stephens would become a dear friend of mine when I learned during our first conversation that we both shared the same zest for travel. At 34 years old Michelle has visited over 20 countries, including Colombia, Israel, Jordan, and the UAE. Her 5-year wedding anniversary travels to India with her husband Ryan sparked the creation of The Mahaan Aasha (Great Hope) Foundation, which serves destitute Indian children and was founded…