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November 05, 2007

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Jeanne

Hi Marlene! It was great to read your interview. How have you found your time desires changing and adapting as your children grow? If I heard you correctly, your children are grown, what have you changed in your routine as that time has become accessible to you? Congrats on your successful businesses and living your dreams!

Best,
Jeanne

Moschel

Hi Marlene:
Thank you for sharing your story. It's very inspirational. Good luck to you!

Moschel

Dana at NineTomatoes

I love the theme of your story, Marlene, which you put so well at the end - "self-acceptance is actually more important than self-improvement." At that point, there are no limits!

Marlene Trevisan

Hi Jeanne! I think as women and moms our lives are constantly changing. My kids are in college, middle school and high school so I have time during my day to devote to myself and my business. I take personal time for me right after they leave for school...exercise, journal, meditate. That is something I look forward to each day and I think it makes the rest of the day go better.
Marlene

Marlene Trevisan

Thank you for your good wishes Moschel.
Marlene

Marlene Trevisan

Dana, you are so right- at that point there are no limits! It is a challenge to reach that point of self acceptance and maintain it...but so worth it.

The Original Accidental Pren-her

What a wonderful treat it was to hear your story and learn more about your journey from Accidental Pren-her to successful business woman. It's a great story that is inspirational to so many women, Marlene!

Carol Satterlee

Hi Marlene,
Wow, what an inspirational interview that was. I loved hearing about the path your career life has taken you and I sense such a groundedness about you that can only come from experience and such a positive outlook on life. I loved your comment about self acceptance vs. self improvement. And the comment about looking for the gift in your experiences just really resonates with me. I will certainly visit your blog and learn more about you there!
Carol
www.Familyontheedge.com

Marlene Trevisan

Susan says in her book that "starting up a business is a journey. A journey to the heart of the inner woman." I have found that my entrepreneurial journey has been a journey of personal growth. I suspect, Carol, from your positive comments that it has been for you also.

Carol Satterlee

Marlene, You are so spot on. Yes, this entrepreneurial journey was sparked by many things, but certainly my own personal "crisis" is what brought clarity about it as well... and that has led to so much growth and continues day to day. While in my transition of this family crisis, in the darkness of my winter, sparks of light had shown thru that spoke very strongly to me. Those that came not only to me as a mother, but to me as just a natural thing to do, to reach out to others in need.

Yes, creating this business with my biz partner Lisa, has certainly been a journey of growth. And my own past and continued experience as a "family on the edge" creates such an inviting, yet humbling journey.

I see everyday as a new beginning, renewed hope. I know I am so much stronger for it.
Best,
Carol
www.familyontheedge.com

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