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How This Farm Girl is Cultivating a Lifelong Dream of Living Back to Basics from the Inside Out, Meg Paska is a former Brooklyn homesteader and urban beekeeper turned suburban farmer who runs Seven Arrows farm in Rumson, New Jersey. Meg is also author of “The Rooftop Beekeeper: A Scrappy Guide to Keeping Urban Honeybees.” Growing up in Maryland, Meg found her passion for farming working alongside…
How One Woman’s Near Death Experience Created Her Life Mission To Save Other Women’s Lives. On September 13, 1998 Joan Ferraro suffered sudden cardiac arrest that subsequently led to a massive heart attack four days later. She was just thirty-nine years old. Luckily, Joan was in CentraState Hospital in Freehold, New Jersey when the heart attack occurred. If not, she would have died. Believing she was in need of a heart transplant…. Read More
Adjusting To Her New Normal After A Tragic Loss She Found A Passion For Living Her Healthiest Life. When unspeakable tragedy strikes, the emotional toll it takes on a person often manifests itself physically. Tammy Perconti was six months pregnant with her first child when her husband, Jon, was killed in the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center. In the months that followed, Tammy had to welcome her daughter into the world alone as a single mother while trying to cope with the loss of her husband…. Read More
Turning A Life Affected By Chronic Illness Into A Successful Business Empowering Others Living With Crohn’s Disease. Since the age of thirteen, Lisa Becker has lived with Crohn’s Disease. By her late twenties, the disease was making her so ill she was left with no choice but to undergo ileostomy surgery. This surgery removed her diseased colon resulting in an exterior pouch permanently attached to an opening in her abdominal wall. Post-op, Lisa was intent on resuming the active lifestyle she had as a wife and mother, but her colostomy bag posed some very real challenges, both practical and personal…. Read More
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