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October 14, 2016

Social Justice Activist

“I fail all of the time, its a daily experience for me. Today I’ve failed in that I yelled at my kid who was putting on their shoes too slowly this am. Boy, could’ve done that with more kindness!   I fail in work all of the time, too. This summer I had to lay […]

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October 12, 2016

Personal Trainer

“In 2013 I gave birth to my second child after a pregnancy on strict bedrest. Small tasks like walking from the store to the car were impossible without stopping to catch my breath. I began working out at home and lost 60 lbs within 8 months. The holidays rolled around and the death of my […]

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October 7, 2016

Wellness expert

“Ah, the real power came when failure was no longer scary for me. See, when the small failures aren’t feared, the big failures hardly happen. I’ve stayed up all night working on a new project, gotten amazing ideas in my meditations and launched it with an excited heart anticipating the best and have been met […]

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October 5, 2016

World-Record setter

Katie confronted failure many times through the course of her journey, even surviving a near fatal crash on Lake Erie in her row boat, shortly before she attempted rowing the ocean. Her boat was nearly destroyed, but not her will to succeed Undeterred, she began her row in January 2010 leaving from the shores of […]

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October 3, 2016

American Ninja

“Failure- why define them as failures? Let’s focus instead on what was learned.   So much is said on the value of setting goals & following through.  But very little guidance is offered on how to cope with failure, once you’ve committed everything you have to that goal.  It is crushing- debilitating- to care so […]

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September 30, 2016

Fashion Personality

“One professional failure that was a stand out for me was the first ever dress order I received. East Coast retailer Henri Bendel had come out to LA in search of new fashion talent and I brought my line of dresses. They loved them. When the buyer asked what my wholesale price was, I quoted […]

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September 28, 2016


“Mental illness doesn’t happen overnight. You don’t wake up and boom there it is suddenly taking shelter and unpacking it’s bags in the dusty corners of your mind. No. It creeps up slowly. Little by little it starts chipping away at your life. A little here, a little there. It’s sharp edge cracking off each […]

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September 25, 2016

Renowned Photographer

“Sometimes failure is in the cards. The deck is stacked against you. You start out to do something but sense a feeling in your bones it’s not going to work out, no matter what you do. Maggie Steber, Humanitarian  and National Geographic Photographer This happened to me on a photo assignment with an important magazine […]

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September 23, 2016


“…no really…Don’t be born with severe and chronic eczema from the very first day of your life, a case so severe that it bleeds into adulthood.   There is no way to describe the horror and depressive misery to wake stuck to your pillow every morning with dried blood that you must woundingly tear yourself away from to […]

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September 22, 2016

World Sommelier

“In 1999, while pregnant with my second child, I entered my first sommelier competition. It was the provincial division, where I landed in 3rd place. In 2001, I finished 2nd. In 2004, I competed for the third time, and finished in 3rd place. Finally, in 2006, after a fourth try, I was awarded Best sommelier […]

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