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Anjali Sunita – Founder of Baltimore Yoga Village

Posted by on Dec 2, 2013 in Inspirational, Wellness | Comments Off on Anjali Sunita – Founder of Baltimore Yoga Village

Anjali Sunita has been studying yoga philosophy, North Indian classical chanting, deep breathing techniques, postures, and meditation ceaselessly for the past 13 years and has taught in India, Canada, and the United States in ashrams, private and public schools, embassies, yoga studios, and private homes since 2005. She is the founder of Baltimore Yoga Village and Director of Jivan Yoga Teacher Training. Her recent training includes a trip to Mexico, where she became certified to teach AcroYoga. “I have always been a student of life. Although I fought going to school, I have always had a deep desire for learning when the knowledge could be applied in service to myself and others,” says Anjali. A native of Southwest Baltimore, Anjali was blessed with a rich family life and traveled to Europe and India from an early age. “At the...

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Sheri Gelvar – An Everyday Mother Becomes an Inspiration to us all after her Son’s Diagnosis with Crohn’s Disease

Posted by on Dec 1, 2013 in Inspirational | Comments Off on Sheri Gelvar – An Everyday Mother Becomes an Inspiration to us all after her Son’s Diagnosis with Crohn’s Disease

Sheri Gelvar, an event planner, and mother to her precious son Jake, never knew that she would be caring for a child diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, a debilitating illness that causes persistent diarrhea, rectal bleeding, cramps, pain and constipation. The emotional pain of seeing her son suffer gave her the motivation to fight for change and bring awareness to the cause. Sheri is an inspiration to us all, volunteering as much as she can to help her son and raise money for the CCFA (Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America). She and her husband have raised an enormous $40,000 through their participation in the CCFA’s Team Challenge 1/2 Marathon program. We got to hear first hand how Sheri’s efforts have created a better life for her and her family.   Tell us about you and your son. Jake is...

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Caught On The Equator – Finding the Fire Within

Posted by on Oct 10, 2013 in Inspirational, More | Comments Off on Caught On The Equator – Finding the Fire Within

  Written and Images By Heather P. Shreve Based on a true story about what can happen at 0 degrees latitude.. I was only nineteen and unsure; uncertain whether I would remember my sublime journey to East Africa in all her glory and detail. I took no notes, did no sketches and was without paper or brushes to record any part of my adventure. Except for a camera and my memory, I had left it all to chance… When I left for Kenya at age 19, before cell phones, computers, and even Out of Africa, I was completely in the dark. I was unaware that there had just been a major coup against president Daniel Arap Moi in 1982, that ivory poaching was at an all-time high, and that Kenya was on fire with corruption. I was naïve to...

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Her Fantasy of Becoming a Makeup Artist Turns into Another Type of Fantasy

Posted by on Oct 10, 2013 in Beauty, Inspirational, Local | Comments Off on Her Fantasy of Becoming a Makeup Artist Turns into Another Type of Fantasy

Throughout my life, I have always had big dreams. I used to stare into the sky when I was little and think of all of the beautiful possibilities, hoping that one star would be mine. I am still a dreamer at 41 years old, and I have to say, it keeps me young and feeling alive, tired some days, but definitely fulfilled. Today I believe that with all of those beautiful bright stars in the sky, maybe I can have more than just one! So I keep pushing myself, embracing others, and believing in dreams coming true! I am hoping that my story will inspire, someone to never give up, to never let anyone tell you that you can’t do something, and to give you hope in doing something that you love to do! It started for me, when...

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Shay Sharpe – Mother, Advocate, Entrepreneur and Breast Cancer Survivor

Posted by on Oct 10, 2013 in Giving, Inspirational, Local | Comments Off on Shay Sharpe – Mother, Advocate, Entrepreneur and Breast Cancer Survivor

Imagine you are the typical 26 year old woman. You have a great job, you met a wonderful guy, go on to get married, start having children and you begin to build the life you’ve always dreamed of. Everything is perfect, until find out that you have become the one out of eight women that will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. This is the story of Shay Sharpe. She had it all, made more money than most women did at her age, had a beautiful daughter, was wearing the hottest labels, walked around with designer bags, and ate out at high end restaurants not just once a week, but a few times a week. But before she knew it, she would loose it all. Cancer took everything. The first thing Shay lost were her breasts, followed...

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Inspirational Woman – Sewn with Love

Posted by on Aug 24, 2013 in Inspirational, Local, Weddings | Comments Off on Inspirational Woman – Sewn with Love

“Sewn with Love”…If anyone knows what it means to sew with love, it’s Deborah Kurtz of The Golden Needle Seamstress Studio. Deborah has been sewing for over 45 years, since she was 10 and she’s not letting up any time soon. Deborah’s work is brilliant, elegant and beautiful. She sews custom gowns, clothing for all sizes, and accessories. Her shop has expanded from seamstress, to sewing teacher, to a woman who owns several successful brands. She has created a cute children’s clothing line called Bumble Bee Babies, a plus size line called Classic Fashion Plus, and she has recently launched her third brand – Freedom Belles – a clothing and accessories line for American Girl Dolls. Although Deborah has had much success with her sewing and design business, one of the Deborah’s projects that she is most proud of...

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