Last night I witnessed the most amazing thing: a gathering of love so strong it sent chills up my spine. Some months ago, Glaucia Martin-Porath found a building for the Women’s Plaza. Her vision is to create a place where women can work right alongside their children and go see them any time of the day: read them a story, have lunch together, comfort them when they need it. A space where women can get support and advice from the women working next to them. It looked like she
Interview with Ona Porter Ona Porter believes in people: if you give them the right tools, they’ll thrive. She’s been an advocate and an educator in one form or another from Texas to the Caribbean and now in New Mexico. Her organization, Prosperity WORKS!, helps low-income families lift themselves out of poverty by saving to purchase an asset (a house, a college education, or a business). What these people have achieved is just incredible. Here’s Ona to tell the story… Prosp
Interview with Keirsten Lindholm Keirsten develops marketing strategies for naturopaths, chiropractors, acupuncturists and other alternative healthcare practitioners. Dealing with chronic pain herself, she knows firsthand how effective these alternative healing methods can be. Her mission is to make sure more people know about these options. She also understands the financial challenges these practitioners face. So she’s structured her business to make it easy for people to g
Interview with Glaucia Martin-Porath Fifteen years ago, when my daughter was born, I’d just moved to a new town, I didn’t know anybody and I was at home with my baby. I’d never felt so completely alone. I’d made the choice to stay at home to raise my child, but I kept thinking there’s got to be a better way—this isn’t the answer either. I longed for a place where women could come together, do the work that was fulfilling to them and help each other raise their babies. A year
Interview with Coni S. Rathbone, JD, CRE When I finished interviewing Dr. Ott, he insisted that I also interview his wife, Coni Rathbone, and get the other side of the story. I’m so glad I did. She describes so well the importance of taking responsibility for one’s own happiness, regardless of the circumstances. And the importance of making conscious decisions. This is her story... When I got my undergraduate degree in 1979, I did a lot of work for my Dad in Ontario, Oregon.
Interview with Gail Ott, DC Dr. Ott was one of the first people I thought of when this Prosperity Project came to me. He always has such a cheery energy—you feel better just walking into his office. And he doesn’t stack his patients up back-to-back, so there’s plenty of room for you. If I tweak my neck and I’m in pain, I can usually get in and get healed that day. To me, this is shared prosperity—a doctor who takes the attitude of “there will be enough patients” and for the p