#25 Casie Danenhauer: Tackling Pelvic Health and Doing What She Loves Her Own Way

#25 Casie Danenhauer: Tackling Pelvic Health and Doing What She Loves Her Own Way

I had great grades, graduated with my Doctorate of Physical Therapy, and worked in jobs where I was valued. I was also constantly exhausted, dealing with chronic back pain, drifting in and out of anxiety and depression, and was having my own pelvic floor issues: I was literally peeing my pants.

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#24 Tambra Wayne: Founding Om Matters Took Purposeful Pause

#24 Tambra Wayne: Founding Om Matters Took Purposeful Pause

Tambra Wayne is a woman that is both a powerhouse and who takes purposeful pause. Having established herself in commercial real estate, easily striding alongside her male counterparts, she rose to great peaks in that world. Ten years ago Tambra took her first pause from Real Estate, feeling misaligned and needing to break, breathe and to explore the world. After a year, she was enticed to come back to Real Estate, but it wouldn't be for good and for many years thereafter she knew she needed to get out. Tambra explained, "I wanted to leave my job (for good) years before I (finally) did.  But I didn’t feel that was the responsible or the smart thing to do." 

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#20 Niraj Shah: A Stroke of Good Fortune

#20 Niraj Shah: A Stroke of Good Fortune

Of course a brush with death or incapacitation like that also intensifies and clarifies what is truly important, so it’s fair to say it helped me both streamline my activities and stop unconsciously treating both health and time as if they are limitless resources - they’re not. It created a sense of urgency.

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#17 From Luxury on Wall Street to Tent Living in Hawaii: Ali Slous of Kalani Retreat Center

#17 From Luxury on Wall Street to Tent Living in Hawaii: Ali Slous of Kalani Retreat Center

It took about a year to plan my exit strategy, including moving out of my apartment, donating most of my possessions, leaving my job, and, ultimately, booking a one-way ticket to the Big Island, where I signed up for a three-month volunteer engagement at Kalani. I went from living on the 29th floor of a luxury building on Wall Street to a tent in the jungle. 

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