22 Jul: Interview with Tamara

Tamara is a personal coach offering individual and group coaching and support services.  She brings a unique background of health and wellness into her new profession. Her busy schedule balancing family and work requires that she finds the right motivators and tools to make it through her day. I was lucky enough to spend some time getting to know Tamara — mom, busy professional and entrepreneur, and to learn from her firsthand how she got…

02 Jul: Bad-ass feisty fighter: one women’s adventures in the jiu jitsu.

Morgan shares with us her experience navigating life after the sudden death of her husband, and how fitness and jiu jitsu has changed her life.  Procrastinator, feisty, sometimes confident, sometimes not, and unexpected. Most people don’t expect half of the stuff that comes out of my mouth. I like to say things that shock people a little bit, especially with people I’m close to and I know what I can get away with. I like…

14 Mar: The view from a fashion industry insider.

Proud Mary is excited to bring to you our interview with Myrda Monasterial, plus-size designer, influencer and mom. Myrda hails from Las Vegas and has worked in the fashion industry for over a decade. She brings us her unique experience, style and zest for life in this exclusive interview. It is great to connect with you!  Let’s start off with a fun and simple question. Tell me about yourself in 4 words. MM: Loud, happy,…

08 Feb: Discover the benefits of a Keto Lifestyle

Proud Mary is excited bring to you the personal experience of Regina Gysel. Regina, a former Ophthalmologist, began exploring the Keto diet and lifestyle two years ago. She is now a dedicated practitioner and has quickly become a local expert and resource on Keto diets in her hometown area of Chico, California. How would you describe yourself? (RG) I think I am a Buddhist. I did not know that I was until I read a…

16 Jan: Catherine Schuller – Evolution

This is Part II of Proud Mary’s exclusive interview with plus size fashion icon Catherine Schuller. In this section, Catherine shares her experience in the evolution of the plus size fashion sector, the challenges the industry faced, and new opportunities ushered in with new technology. You can read Part I here. [Catherine:] When I started out, there was a [plus size] store literally called “The Forgotten Woman.” We were forgotten. We were pushed aside and…

11 Jan: Touchland

Touchland is revolutionizing hand hygiene with innovative products that are environmentally friendly, silky smooth, and stylish. Founder Andrea Lisbona shared with us her journey to found Touchland, where they are today and what they hope to achieve in the future. How would you describe yourself in 4 words. (AL) Ambitious yet humble; and dreamer yet perseverant. What are the items you always carry in your bag? (AL) Obviously my Touchland Sanitizer, my phone, my sunglasses…

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Proud Mary is excited to bring you an exclusive interview with Catherine Schuller, creator, curator and entrepreneur. The interview consists of three parts. In Part 1, Catherine shared with us her amazing journey into the plus size modeling world, the obstacles she faced, and how they helped her become the fashion icon she is today. [Marialyce] Catherine, you have had an amazing career, starting in theater, comedy, modeling, and writing. Now you are called a…

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20 Nov: Barre3: a path to your barre body and mind

When I was last in Washington, DC, I was introduced to Barre3, an amazing barre workout. I fell in love with it.  I got a chance to chat with Alicia Sokol owner of  Barre3 studio located at 1832 14th St NW, Washington, DC,  to learn about the Barre3 approach and to secret behind her studio’s success. I heard Barre3 for the first time a few weeks ago. Could you tell people what is Barre3?  AS: Barre…

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