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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…

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…

The Four Books That Changed My Life In 2016

95% of the books I read are nonfiction. Likewise, 95% of my “reading” is actually listening on Audible given the current sleep-deprived state of my life. Here are my faves I “read” in 2016: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up – This book IS changing my life. Marie Kondo’s simple premise is that if you hold something in your hand and it doesn’t give you joy, donate/toss it. I’m still…