By Mwati Mwila My name is Mwati Mwila, I am a mentor, author, poet and mental illness advocate. I am just an ordinary girl who loves to write stories and poems, loves listening to music and traveling. My story is not that different from most, except I have what I like to call my alter […]

The genie is out of the cubicle…..

Over the past few weeks, all over the US, “working from home” has gone from a euphemism for “I have other things to do and will try and get some work done”, to an imperative for office workers. As a result, generational work cultures are being revealed for all to see. As millennials take over, […]

Owner & Founder

By Paulette Zimmerman In November 2019, my family opened 1Rider Cycle Studio in Issaquah. We’re the only boutique cycle studio in the surrounding area (covering Snoqualmie, Issaquah, Sammamish & East Bellevue). Our closest competitors are big-house gyms and well-established brand names like SoulCycle, Flywheel or franchises like Cycle Bar. We’re a bit of an underdog, […]

How to live a richer life

By Tama Smith Tama is the Head of Women Living a Richer Life at Brighton Jones, in Seattle, WA. Her story is poignantly beautiful. She started out a highly driven undergrad at Berkeley, launched her own company serving as its CEO, and as the business model started to reveal significant cracks, Tama received that dreaded […]

A discussion group that is different than the rest

By Maddie Heye I saw a need, I knew I was the right person for the job, and I knew I could make a difference. All I had to do was believe in myself and make a bold move. So I did. Although, admittedly, it wasn’t that easy. I had to push all of the second-guessing […]

My bold story

By Myra Jolivet   I didn’t know the term visualization at age 8, but I was using it. I was a friendly, chubby girl with eczema-scaled skin that had short periods of relief. My mom had to wrap my arms, legs and neck mummy-style each night to hold the medicine in and my fingernails out. The […]

1 in 3

By Ashley Mohoric I’m an active person. I grew up playing soccer, fastpitch, volleyball and everything in between. Friends jokingly call me a farm girl. We’ve all heard the statistic that 1 in 3 women will die of heart disease or stroke, but I never thought that could apply to me. I’ve always been a strong […]

Challenges are our greatest teachers

By Lisa Thompson Challenges are our greatest teachers … if we’re paying attention.  In 2015 I was diagnosed with breast cancer, shocking news for every woman.  I felt especially betrayed by my body because I am an athlete.  I eat organic vegetables.  I floss my teeth.  How could there be parts of my body that […]