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Game Changer Interview: Mary Meade Ambrefe

Game Changer Interview: Mary Meade Ambrefe

Name of Your Business

Widow Rising.

How Does Your Work Enable You to Connect to and Fulfill Your Life Purpose/Passion?

My life has been centered around helping others and this is what sparks joy for me. My highest aspiration is using the skills and experience I have acquired over a lifetime to help others.

Who Is Your Ideal Client and Why?

My ideal client is someone who is motivated to make change and needs support & accountability.

What Unique Offerings Do You Provide?

I provide widow coaching, health & wellness coaching, medication management services as well as legacy guide development (getting your life on paper in case the unexpected happens.) These services are not just for widows and not just for women!

Who Was Your Role Model Growing Up? How Did That Person’s Actions Impact You?

My mother was my biggest role model growing up. She was able to juggle the challenges of raising four children and when the time was right, enrolled in a nursing program to manifest her long held dream of becoming a nurse.

Favorite Place to Escape and Refuel?

Blue space! I wish I lived closer to the ocean…I spent many childhood summers on Cape Cod and always felt energetically raised after my time on the shore.

Top 3 Ways to Treat Yourself to Self-Care?

1. Exercise.
2. Prioritize sleep.
3. Connect with my close sister-friends regularly.

How Do You Express Yourself Creatively?

Honestly, this is an area of my life that needs development!

Last Memorable Book You Read and Why?

Daring Greatly-a reminder to be courageous in all things.

Favorite Movie and Why?

It’s A Wonderful Life-my husband and I watched it together almost every year over 3 decades.

“Go to” Quote or Mantra that Grounds You?

You can repeat or you can evolve.

Accomplishment Are You Most Proud of?

Raising my two beautiful talented children.

Best Lesson Learned in Life So Far?

The more you have the more you have to take care of. Live modestly.

Advice to Younger Self?

Whenever possible learn how to do everything you possibly can because you never know when you may need that skill. It is easy to allow others to do things that help us but that does not empower or enable our future self.

What Do You Love Best About Yourself (physical trait or personality characteristic) and Why?

I love to bring light and hope to those in need-there is NO better feeling.

Any Advice for Women Considering Joining the SheBreathes Collaborative?

We are stronger together!!! There are many of us quietly living our joy and depriving the world of our gifts and talents. Step forward.

Any Message You Have for Our Community?

I can’t wait to meet my new tribe and discover all of your gifts & talents!

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Exclusive offer for SheBreathes readers:

I would like to offer an hour long complimentary discovery session to any member of the collaborative that would like explore the possibility of working with me. www.widowrising.com
Game Changer Interview: Rajes Pillay

Game Changer Interview: Rajes Pillay

Name of Your Business

Zen Earth.

How Does Your Work Enable You to Connect to and Fulfill Your Life Purpose/Passion?

I have a passion in engaging with people and for helping people and in some way improving their life and wellbeing. The results I see from the feedback from my clients inspire me and gives confirmation that I am making a difference.

Who Is Your Ideal Client and Why?

A client who is curious and enthusiastic to alternative treatment and ideas.

What Unique Offerings Do You Provide?

The combination of the application of the highest quality of Essential oils delivered through a unique and effective methodology known as the AromaTouch Technique. Combine this with a meditation leads to a compelling mind and body experience.

Who Was Your Role Model Growing Up? How Did That Person’s Actions Impact You?

I am South African and grew up during the Apartheid/Segregation era. Apartheid existed in South Africa from 1948 – 1990’s. I was judged by the color of my skin so that meant which school I could attend, where I live, which bench I could sit on in the park, etc. My role model was non other than Nelson Mandela, or Madiba, as he was fondly known to us.  Madiba was the beacon of hope for all South Africans and represented freedom. His life thought me valuable lessons to stand up for what I believe, to see people as human first before the color of their skin or race, to forgive even when you think it’s an impossible thing to do, and to have selfless love and to always stay humble. The sacrifices of Nelson Mandela gave me freedom, the right to vote for the first time at the age of 24 in the first democratic election and have a voice.

Favorite Place to Escape and Refuel?

 I love walking in nature. It keeps me grounded and connected to Gaia.

Top 3 Ways to Treat Yourself to Self-Care?

1. Daily meditation.
2. Taking time off for me.
3. A massage or facial.

How Do You Express Yourself Creatively?

I love dancing. I am an Indian classical dancer. I enjoy some Bollywood dancing too and of cause a whole lot of salsa and disco 🙂

Last Memorable Book You Read and Why?

Happiness Becomes You by Tina Turner. It is a book filled with amazing life lessons and deep realizations to recharge your soul.

Favorite Movie and Why?

Shawshank Redemption. There is a short quote in the movie which is impactful and inspiring ‘ get busy living or get busy dying’. These powerful words for me speak of overcoming what we perceive as impossible by daring to dream, stay hopeful and aspire to our full potential.

“Go to” Quote or Mantra that Grounds You?

” It always seems impossible until its done ” Nelson Mandela.

Accomplishment Are You Most Proud of?

Even after leaving a high level executive banking career my greatest accomplishment is being a Mom and my daughter, After years of failed pregnancy attempts we were gifted with my daughter. I can’t be more grateful and thankful for her.  She is now 16 years old, a bright, strong, ambitious, courageous and kind human, I am so proud of her.

Best Lesson Learned in Life So Far?

Take chances, take risks, take the road less traveled, you’d be surprised where it takes you! I am so thankful to have lived in three amazing cities Milan (Italy), Basel (Switzerland) and presently Boston. It’s been a great adventure filled with amazing experiences, great food and meeting super interesting people. Life is way too short … Live a life full of love.

Advice to Younger Self?

You are ENOUGH.

What Do You Love Best About Yourself (physical trait or personality characteristic) and Why?

My ability to connect with people this has always been a gift and it has lead to me meeting and befriending some incredible people. And I have to admit my eyebrows 🙂

Any Advice for Women Considering Joining the SheBreathes Collaborative?

A wonderful group of talented women. A tribe where you feel you belong and an incredible community for networking.

Any Message You Have for Our Community?

Namaste . I look forward to meeting you all.

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Exclusive offer for SheBreathes readers:

RENEW FOR SPRING !! To all SheBreathes members I am offering 10% an AromaTouch treatment during April. Contact WeBreathe to make an appointment.