Maybe we would think more about who we become each day over the tasks we achieve, knowing that who we become cannot be taken away from us when most of the things we achieve can.  If we thought of ourselves and others as valuable, of unspeakable worth, then perhaps we would treat ourselves with more grace and forgiveness than was needed since we're all also flawed. 

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We are a full service real estate team. In addition to representing buyers and sellers we offer education on the market and services for past and prospective clients looking for vendors – from roofers to interior design. One of our core principles is the connection. Three times a year we invite past clients and friends to gather with us and celebrate. We like to feature local businesses for raffle items and for the event locale. We do a spring brewery mixer, a summer pool party and a holiday reception.

What services do you provide?
I provide well-women care with annual exams, birth control, holistic health and preventative care. I also provide care through pregnancy, labor, birth, postpartum, and newborn care. Certified Nurse Midwives can provide prescriptions, order labs, ultrasounds, and manage healthcare needs for all healthy women and babies.

Over the years, I've watched women come together who barely know each other, share their journeys, and build one another up with care and kindness.  I've seen women in competing industries share their secrets with one another, for no good reason.  I've witnessed these women in The OWN be better at community than anything I've ever experienced in another setting.  Women amaze me every day with their tenacity, their strength, their intelligence, their softness, their openness, and their cunningness. 

Jenny Hoover moved from California, and told us her clients didn't mind; "In fact, most of my initial clients were referred to me from the agencies I was working with. I still have most of them as my clients today, even after a cross-country move."

What if there were other ways to work, other ways to go about our lives and businesses in ways that make sense for the different needs of each life? What if others came together to support that?  What if we could all share the burden of cost, but also share the burden (and joy) of life in general?

AuthorSamantha Schmeltzer

This month's featured business is RO Investigation and Research, LLC which focuses on defense investigations.  Shannon started her business 2 years ago to bring the skills gained in her 15 years in the law enforcement field to the defense side of the justice system.  

We are a culture of people who don’t know how to rest.  We know how to go, keep going, and continue to go on fumes.  We know how to push through, which is a great quality in it's season, but you can't push through if you've never learned to rest.