I can’t tell you how excited I am about our Winter Wellness Issue. I’ve been an entrepreneur for over 23 years, and I can tell you that some of my biggest struggles haven’t been financial, they’ve been mental. Entrepreneurship can be lonely, emotionally draining and physically demanding. And while self-care has become a buzzy idea, it’s a necessity for all of us. We’re all givers in some way, and we have to make sure our cup is full so that we can freely share it with others.
When I thought about the woman who should grace the cover of this issue, Latham Thomas was the only logical choice. Latham truly embodies wellness. Her calling (it’s so much more than a business) is to help women get in touch with their bodies and be as present as possible during one of life’s most personal experiences. She’s focused on helping everyone find their glow, and I live by her advice.
The entrepreneurs we’ve featured in this issue live their passion each day and thrive in businesses created to help us all live better. Lily Sarafan gives families the support they need during one of the toughest stages in life. In this issue, she offers an important list of questions to ask yourself to make sure you’re in a position to care for a loved one, should the need arise. This is especially important as you grow or launch a business, as you will need to consider how you’re allocating your resources.
I am so inspired by Mamie McDonald’s story. I am lucky to experience her magic, and during one of my appointments, she told me the inspiring story of how she launched her legendary company. Mamie is an example of what happens when women support women – when the tribe comes together.
And finally, Nitika Chopra is a living example of turning lemons into lemonade. Her personal story of how she turned pain into joy is really transformative. Nitika is an example of what it means to live life with honesty and grace.
I also have to thank JP Morgan Chase for their support of Elevation Tribe and our mission. Throughout this issue, you’ll find worksheets we’ve customized to help you address your financial health. All of the worksheets are available for digital download so you can use them as many times as you’d like.
I am grateful to this incredible tribe of dreamers and doers.