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CONTENTS

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FEATURES 18 Woman to Watch Susan Benjamin 26

Women in Trades

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Women Execs

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Fashion Making a Splash

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32 DEPARTMENTS 8 Business Spotlight Gaye Eckenrode, Realtor

45 Hair Summer Rules for Swimmers

12 Business Spotlight Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

46 Travel Island Life in Maryland

15 Girl’s Guide to Grilling

52 Career Working Moms

22 Inspire/Empower Brittany & Shelley Tribett 43 Beauty Beach to Night

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56 Health Impost-HER Syndrome 60 Recipe Grilled & Simple

60 C O V E R : Danielle (Dani) Walker is making a splash sporting summery resort and vacation fashions from Alicia L Boutique, with accessories from Chic to Chic Boutique. See full story on page 38. Cover Photo by Peyton Olivia Weikert.


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It’s SUMMERTIME! My absolute favorite time of the year! I’m excited for the beach weather, long days and summer fun! And girl, do we have lots of fun articles included in this issue. From grilling recipes, to island travels, to resort vacation fashion and summer beauty — you’ll find it all here! Plus, don’t miss all the summer-inspired articles we’ve posted for you on SassMagazine.com! In this issue, we talk to women “living in a man’s world,” exploring the lives of women in the trades industry, as well as female executives. Don’t miss our Woman to Watch (she’s pretty sweet!) and our mother-daughter inspirational spotlight. While we’re excited to bring you this issue, we’ve also been working on bringing you Sass in so many new and fun ways! Sass Events: We love meeting our readers in person at our Sass events! First, our quarterly Girls Night Out (GNO) events continue to grow! Look for our events ad on page 62 so you can save the dates for our remaining 2018 GNO’s! Second, we launched our first Sass Class series to a sold out crowd (thanks to all who attended our Crafty Cocktails Sass Class)! If you missed out, don’t worry, we’ll be scheduling at least two more classes this fall. Be sure to sign up for our email list to get first dibs on tickets and discounted tickets to our popular Girls Night Out (GNO) celebrations! Third, we’ll also be hosting our first Girl Boss round table event later this year, featuring speakers on a variety of topics including entrepreneurship, personal branding, mindfulness, networking and much more! Our events are a great way to mix and mingle with other sassy women in our region; we’d love for you to join us! Sass Shop: We’ve released great items on our Sass shop at SassMagazine.com/shop. You can find a variety of sassy stuff such as empowerment cards and prints, mugs, apparel, plus some great downloads and checklists. Sass shop items make excellent gifts for your bestie, sister, mom or co-worker (hell, buy something for yourself—you deserve it!). SassMagazine.com: We continue to grow our website, posting original content and articles multiple times throughout the week. If you haven’t been online recently, check it out! We're spotlighting women to watch from all over the country. Plus, we’ve got great stories about travel, home decor, recipes, wellness and more! Follow our profile on BlogLovin.com for updates about new articles, or sign up for our eNewsletter to get a weekly recap. Everyday Dog: Holla! We’ve launched a new sister site! Empowering women is one of our passions, but we also love animals. So, we’ve launched EverydayDogMagazine.com, a lifestyle media source for savvy dog owners, pet professionals and animal lovers nationwide. Think of it as Sass for dog lovers! Be sure to check it out and let us know what you think! Lastly, a huge thanks to all our advertisers, both print and digital. They are the ones who make Sass possible. We ask that you support the advertisers throughout this issue—stop by their shops, go to their events, buy all the things, and tell them you saw them in Sass Magazine! Happy Summer!

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Give us a brief description of your business Who are your customers? My client base is anyone and what you do. There are two sides of my business— looking to buy, sell or invest in residential real estate—whethlisting and selling. I work with first-time homebuyers, educating them so they can make the best decision for their needs and price point. Additionally, I work with those selling their homes, helping them get to the next phase in life, whether that is up-sizing, downsizing or relocating. The home buying process can be stressful, so I try to make the experience as smooth as possible for all my clients. I am 100 percent client driven and focused.

What makes your business stand out? I am continually educating myself so that I can stay on top of this evolving industry and, in turn, serve my clients in the best way possible. Additionally, I guarantee my services. I guarantee punctuality, timely response to phone calls and emails, and more importantly, your home time on the market. If these things don’t happen to my client’s satisfaction, I will owe them money at closing!

What is a typical day like for you? I usually get up at dawn, take time for some meditation, check to see what the housing market is doing, and then get down to business. The remainder of my day is usually filled with appointments and client needs. If things go well, I hopefully get to reward myself with a big glass of wine at the end of the day! When you aren’t running your business, what do you do? I enjoy being with my family. I am a new grandmother and love every single second of it! I also enjoy taking long bicycle rides throughout the community.

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What is the best part about what you do? The BEST part about my job is finding the perfect home with the least amount of stress for my clients. I love what I do, and not many people can say that.

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Give us a brief description of the WCMFA. The Museum of Fine Arts is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Admission to the Museum is free and its collection includes over 6,500 works of art. Changing exhibitions are developed from the museum’s permanent collection and through traveling exhibition opportunities. The museum regularly offers art opportunities for students of all ages through tours, arts and cultural festivals, special events, studio art classes, art historical lectures, and concerts. The WCMFA is funded through support from museum membership and annual fund donations by the public, grants from the business and corporate communities, and support from Washington County, the City of Hagerstown, private foundations, and the Maryland State Arts Council.

What makes WCMFA stand out? The museum is a one-of-a kind arts organization in our region. Nationally recognized, the facility includes 11 art galleries, a central Atrium for special events, a concert gallery, outdoor sculpture garden and 50 acres of beautiful City Park with trails, a pond, playground and picnic areas. The museum is also the City Park anchor for Hagerstown’s new Cultural Trail.

What kind of background, education and training does the WCMFA staff possess? The museum director has served in art museum leadership positions for over 30 years and has her M.A. in art history with specialized training in non-profit management. The curator holds a Ph.D. in art history and is published in the field of art history. The art museum educator holds an M.F.A. degree as well as a degree in art education, and taught art and supervised art curriculum for over 30 years. Other museum staff are trained in photography, design, marketing, business management, fundraising, security, facilities management and public relations.

What is the most rewarding aspect of working at the Museum of Fine Art? As a non-profit organization which offers free admission to the public, the museum annually raises over $500,000 to support its creative programming, free admission, changing exhibitions, special events and building/security upkeep. Staff and volunteers interact with the public on a daily basis

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I only need a few days with a steady high of 65 degrees before I’m ready to declare it grilling season. Most, if not all, of my favorite summer meals involve a grill. Years ago, when I lived in an apartment in downtown Frederick, I was so eager for a perfectly grilled burger that I purchased a mini charcoal grill. It could barely fit two well proportioned burgers, but it was one of the best cooking purchases I ever made. I love the sincere, smoky flavor they impart. I mostly use a gas grill nowadays because it’s convenient, but I’ll always have a soft spot for tending that tiny charcoal grill. A grilled meal is quick to prep, fast cooking and best of all outside in the glorious spring and summer weather. The other awesome fact about grilling—cleanup is usually a breeze. If you’ve been hesitant to turn up the heat, hopefully these tips and the recipes included later in this issue will give you the confidence to give grilling a try.

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Know Thy Tools Get yourself a good grill brush and a set of long tongs. You can do some great grilling with just these two tools. An instant-read thermometer is another useful tool if you’re concerned about under cooking your food.

oil (but canola, vegetable or any other oil with a high smoke point will do). When it’s time to cook, wad up a paper towel and lightly dunk it in a bowl with a little oil in it. Using your long tongs, quickly oil your grill grates with your soaked paper towel.

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Patience

Don’t let self proclaimed “grill masters” fool you. There’s nothing wrong with using a chimney to get your coals nice and hot when using a charcoal grill. It’s the most effective way to light the charcoal pieces and it means you don’t have to use any chemical-filled igniting fluid.

You’ve got your grill grates nice and hot, you’ve oiled them, now it’s time to get cooking. Once you’ve placed the food on the grill, be patient. If you want those killer grill marks you have to give the food a chance to cook properly on the first side before you turn it. If you try to flip it and it’s still really sticking, it’s not ready yet. Most food will release easily when it’s cooked thoroughly on one side.

Choose Your Adventure With a grill you can use direct heat or indirect heat. Direct heat means you’re cooking the food within the flames (like hamburgers). Indirect heat means you’re using the heat radiating inside the grill to cook the meat without completely charring it. To achieve this technique ignite half the burners and place the meat on the opposite side of the grill to cook or use a rack to raise the meat above the flames. This is great for larger cuts of meat, like a whole chicken.

Clean Heat Allow your grill to get nice and hot before you plan to cook. Before you throw anything on there, give the grill grates a couple good passes with your grill brush. It’s a lot easier to clean your grill when it’s hot, and clean grates mean clean sears on your food.

Use the right oil Olive oil may be good for marinades, but it’s not the best choice for high heat grilling. My choice is avocado

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It’s Not All About the Meat A quick Google search will provide lots of creative recipes for grilled vegetables (check out my grilled salad recipe later in this issue) and even fruit. One of my favorite summer desserts is grilled pineapple. It goes perfectly with vanilla ice cream, but is also delicious with some fresh mint and a squeeze of lime juice.

HAPPY GRILLING!

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“What candy did your grandmother give you?” Candy historian Susan Benjamin often poses this question to others. Yup, it’s true, I said candy historian. Sounds delicious right?! Move over Willy Wonka and make room for Susan Benjamin. A former college professor with ten books under her belt she is no stranger to investigation and analysis. Now owner of the nation’s only research-based candy company, Susan is a entrepreneur with a sweet side. She has literally devoted her love for research and learning to the history of sugars and sweets. Susan has made guest appearances on CNN, ABC News, Fox News and NPR captivating audiences with her knowledge and love for historical sweets. She has also been featured in Women’s Day and Bon Appétit magazines. “I started researching candy and found this absolutely wonderful, unexplored history,” she says. “I started pursuing that and wound up moving it into a new business.”

She began selling to museums, eventually opening True Treats Historic Candy in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Susan also makes appearances at museums, historical societies and entrepreneurial events around the country, including the Smithsonian Museum of American History. Her historical candy presentations are known for being engaging, enlightening and exciting —just like Susan! SUMMER 18 19


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What is your typical day like? It's hard to say because it varies so much. It might be that I get up and do some research, interview people, and give a talk. If I'm at home, I get up and I go over money and maybe do more research. If I'm writing something, I'll write.

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If I have an interview ahead of me and I don't really know as much as I want to, I prepare. After that, I come to the shop where I do logistic stuff and work with my crew on Amazon and positioning data.

What do you think has helped you the most with your success? I would say trying new things and doing new things. But if it doesn't work or work well enough, then finding new ways to improve.

What has been the biggest challenge you’ve overcome to achieve your goals? The biggest challenge is cash flow; the flow of cash that goes in and out of businesses. More businesses fail because of cash flow than anything else. The bottom line to any business is money. For as much as we love our passions, if you don't know how money works and you don't have money available to you when you need it, you're sunk. You’ve just gotta say, “Number one to my business is how much money I'm bringing in and when I'm getting it.” If you're not sure how to figure out money, go to a resource and get the answer and then keep moving.

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All merchandise –– from the roots, bark, and bugs (yes, bugs) enjoyed by Romans and Native Americans to the candy we love today –– has been meticulously researched by Susan herself. “We give people the opportunity to try original candy and see how those things wound up in North America and what they became,” she says. Since starting True Treats in 2010, Susan Benjamin has used the knowledge and savvy gleaned from decades as a business consultant and communications strategist for large organizations and Fortune 500s (including a White House initiative under Bill Clinton and, later, George W. Bush) to grow her business. “Our focus now is primarily on Amazon,” she says, “and we have a really wonderful website we've spent a lot of time on.” Plans are also in the works to open another shop in Florida.


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How do you reward yourself after a hard day’s work? I love to read at night. On Saturday, all the old shows are on TV, so my husband and I have snacks and watch TV all night. I exercise a lot, which is really important to me. I go to spas. I feel it's really important to take care of my body, my mind, and to have fun.

How do you give back to your community? We give 10 percent of our profits twice a year to organizations. Every month we donate two or three different items. We just gave 100 packages of candy sticks to Meals on Wheels, and last month we donated a gift basket to the Humane Society. Generally we focus on food related things, so we give scholarships for culinary schools and stuff like that.

What is your favorite question to ask others? "What candy did your grandmother give you?" I get really nice stories back. You look at everybody who comes into the store as having this remarkable, wonderful universe within them. You can tap into that by looking at the people who express love and joy by giving them candy, by taking them to places where candy was around.

Who is your female hero? Mary Spencer. She opened the first commercial candy company; it’s still around today. She bought a horse

and buggy with the money she was making and went from place to place selling her candy while carrying enslaved people under her seat in secret. She took [them] to the ports, where they were able to travel back to Africa. Amazing woman.

What advice do you have for pursuing more than one career path, or dabbling in a variety of passions? Recognize that your armour is your ability to identify and overcome problems. That is critical for success. If you don't think that you really love it or it's not working for you, find another way or find something else to do. Be flexible and keep changing. Don't think that the path you've taken is THE path, because it can veer off, and that can make it even better. True Treats Historic Candy truetreatscandy.com | 304-461-4714

Tiffany R. Jansen is a freelance writer whose writing has appeared in trade and consumer publications and several local newspapers. She grew up in Frederick and now lives in Georgia with her husband, daughter, and dog. She’s crazy about musicals, stroopwafels, and the Oxford comma (not necessarily in that order). tiffanyrjansen.com | twitter @tiffanyrjanse

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No one expected Brittany Tribett would go to jail. A graduate of Middletown High School in 2008, she was the star player of her volleyball team and named Frederick News Post Player of the Year. After high school, she attended Frederick Community College for one year, before enrolling at Hood College where she again excelled at volleyball. Her future was bright.

Addiction quickly cast its shadow over that bright future and Brittany dropped out of college. To pay for her heroin addiction, Brittany began stealing money from her family, an action that earned her seven months of incarceration. Brittany’s parents wanted her to go to jail because it was the “better option” and one that allowed her to get and stay clean. “I’m more proud of her now than when she was a star volleyball player,” her mom Shelley says. Now 28 and a mother herself, Brittany works at the Wells House as a direct care provider helping others overcome addiction. She inspires others by believing, “there is always hope and a better way of life.” Brittany and Shelley are an inspirational mother/daughter team who speak at high schools about addiction every few months. “We do it because we can say one thing that can possibly help one child,” says Shelley. Inspired by the challenges Brittany and Shelley have overcome while maintaining a strong mother/daughter bond, Sass thought it important to highlight and celebrate both women.

What was it like to see your daughter battle addiction and be imprisoned? S: Seeing my daughter battle addiction was the worst thing I’ve ever gone through. As a parent, you try to control the uncontrollable. At one point she was living with a drug dealer who would give her heroin for driving him around. Drug addicts are selfish; it doesn’t affect just them, it affects family too.

What was it like to be in jail? What was going through your head? B: I did a substance use treatment program called Project 103, which changed my life for the better. The program was four months long while I was in jail for seven months. Being in jail was hard; I was stuck in jail while everything else was going on in life. It’s hard being separated from family and friends.

How do people react when you share your story, especially that you've been in prison? B: When people hear my experiences, it inspires them. I haven’t had any backlash about it, that I know about.

What would you say to someone who is watching their loved one make dangerous choices? S: You have to confront the situation head on. You can’t be embarrassed or make excuses for them. Most importantly, do not be afraid to speak. You can never be ashamed of your loved one either. It’s all a matter of life or death. Jail isn’t the worst thing that could happen, death is.

How are you using your story to help others? B: I decided to work at the Wells House so I could help others who have had similar experiences. I also speak at schools about addiction.

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S: We talk about Brittany’s struggle with addiction. The first time we spoke about addiction at schools was in December 2015 at North Hagerstown High School. We are guest speakers at local schools once every few months.

What gives/gave you strength on your bad days? B: I never want to go back into that lifestyle. Working where I work reminds me where I came from and keeps me humble.

What do you want Sass readers to know about you and about your daughter? S: As a parent, you have to be strong and fight for you kid, but you can’t enable your kid. I’m a self diagnosed control freak. I tried to get her drug dealers off the streets. My daughter is very brave. It took her going to jail to get sober. We all have things that we fail and we are trained to not fail. I admire her for her strength. I’m more proud of her now than when she was a star volleyball player. She’s come a long way since then, being a mom now.

Who inspires you? B: All of the women in the program inspire me. My boss, Sarah Gregory, featured in Road to Recovery, Sass Spring

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2018, and her husband as well. Hearing their story is super inspiring.

How do you spend your days now? B: I spend them taking care of my son, Tyler, who is four years old, and my daughter Riley, who is six months old. I have a boyfriend of two years named Ryann. He is in recovery now and is two years clean. I met him before I went to jail. I also spend a majority of time working at the Wells House.

What do you want Sass readers to know about you? B: Addiction can happen to anyone. But, I want everyone to know there is always a way out. You may feel like it will never work out but there is always hope and a better way of life.

Caitlin Denny Caitlin is a senior at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and is majoring in journalism and public relations. She is from Mount Airy, Maryland. In her spare time, she enjoys going to concerts and watching How I Met Your Mother.

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TRADES “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.” It’s a well-used quote by Confucius, and although some may doubt its validity, three women who work in the trade industries in Frederick seem to be able to live that truth. Sure, they have to work around some bad days and bad apples, but for the most part they’ve found happiness in what some might say are nontraditional fields for women.

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Meet Welmoed Sisson Co-owner of Inspections by Bob and licensed home inspector, Welmoed, a Dutch name that means full of good cheer, came into the industry hesitantly but optimistically. When her drapery business started to slump, she joined her husband Bob to do marketing and back office tasks. From there, she took an inspection class to better understand the industry, which turned into taking and passing the national exam and gaining her license. “I was totally shocked at how much I loved doing home inspections,” she reveals. Welmoed inspects a home’s insulation, windows, and heating and air conditioning. “I got my license at the end of 2011. I’ve been doing inspections ever since and I'm just having a grand old time,” she says. Ever evolving, Welmoed’s newest trade is teaching. “I’m teaching the next generation of home inspectors. I want to know that future home inspectors are learning the right

things and why home inspections are so important,” she says. One of the things she appreciates about teaching is that it allows her to show her students that a woman can succeed in the industry. For her female students, she believes she “makes them feel more confident to say, ‘hey, this is something I can do.’” Welmoed hopes that other women will believe it, too. “The challenge is getting the word out to women that it’s a good fit, that it’s entirely possible. It is not a terribly physically demanding job. If you can lift a ladder, you can be a home inspector. That’s really all there is to it,” she explains. Although she does the same work as other male inspectors, Welmoed notes that she needs to do certain tasks differently. Her shirt pockets, which hold tools, can’t be located in the same area of the chest as the men’s shirts, for example. She’s solved that problem by making her own uniforms. SUMMER 18 27


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Overall, Welmoed says the home inspection industry is very accepting. “What has been really interesting [is that] being a woman has been a non issue,” she says. “In almost the entire home inspection industry, none of the home inspectors has looked at me and said, ‘Well, you can’t do the job’ or ‘What makes you think you can be a home inspector?’" Despite being the first female member of her local American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) chapter when she joined in 2010, Welmoed is excited to see that the numbers are changing—and quickly at that. Only two years after she joined Inspections by Bob, she and the half dozen other women inspectors started noticing growth at the national conference. “I was thrilled to see so many women there, not as managers or back office people but as full inspectors,” she says. Welmoed is now vice president of her local ASHI chapter and her next project is writing a book about home inspection. “I am having more fun doing inspections than I have in just about any career,” Welmoed concludes. “Whether I’m teaching or doing home inspections, it is so fun, engaging and interesting—it’s keeping [me] young.”

Meet Suzanne Huffer Lewis A second-generation electrician, Suzanne, fell into her profession unintentionally. When her dad owned Huffer Electric and one of his crew members had to take a break from work for health reasons, Suzanne “stepped into the trade to learn, and fell in love with it.” When asked what the best part of the job is, Suzanne replied, "You know, you learn something every day."

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The company works on the wiring systems in about 80 percent residential and 20 percent commercial projects. And she’s found the community — clients, inspectors, and general contractors — to be nothing but pleasant. “I’m an electrician in several counties, but I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. The counties that we’re in, Frederick County, and Montgomery County, Carroll County, and Washington County, are such great communities,” she explains. Suzanne’s biggest challenge is her schedule, which she blames on owning not one but three businesses with her husband. And even though she’s in a male-dominated industry, she says she’s found nothing but respect in the field — and an occasional lack of Porta Potties, which can be a drawback for a woman. “Everybody’s super sweet on the job; they’ll do anything to help you out, to make sure if you need something—they’re right there. I’m not going to be able to lift as much as others, I know my limitations,” she explains. “Nobody looks at me and says, ‘Well, you’re female, you can’t do the job.’ It’s been absolutely contrary to that. Everybody looks and says, ‘She’ll outwork any person male or female.’” Being an electrician is hard work, according to Suzanne. It takes eight years of experience before you can apply to take the test to become a master electrician. For women considering coming into the industry, she suggests they consider that ahead of time. “Don’t expect anybody to think differently because you’re a female. If you’re going into this trade, you have to make sure that you’re doing it because you love the job and you’re looking for that challenge. As long as you have that mindset you’ll do great.” SUMMER 18 29


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Meet Lauren Davidson Just shy of a year out of Universal Technical Institute in Pennsylvania, Lauren is a mechanic at Criswell Commercial Service. She was the valedictorian of her class and now, as a tech, she services trucks with all sorts of issues—electrical, engine, and transmission, for example. She hasn’t always wanted to be a mechanic, but it made sense to her to turn something she enjoyed and excelled at into a career. “There are always going to be trucks on the road, there are always going to be vehicles that need fixing, so there’s money to be made there if someone wants to do it,” she explains. Being a woman in the field—the only female tech at her company—does have its challenges. The truck tires weigh more than she does, but “they make tools so that you can work smarter and not harder,” she says. And her coworkers have been accepting. “Sometimes you get a grumble from the older guys that think maybe women shouldn’t do this, but I think maybe that just comes from them being older and that’s the way it was then. But things are different now and for the most part, people are generally fine with it,” she continues. When asked about common misconceptions, Lauren says people think mechanics are “dirty and smell like a truck, are rude, and always trying to rip people off, or we’re stupid even. I think there’s a big misconception with that. Being a technician takes a lot of intelligence and problem solving.” Problem solving is what Lauren loves most about her job. “It’s really rewarding to be able to figure out a problem, take something completely apart, like disassemble an entire truck, and then fix it and put it back together,” she says. “And then it runs and somebody drives it home. I think that’s pretty neat.”

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The job is “definitely not easy,” Lauren said. And for anyone thinking of becoming a mechanic: “Be prepared to work twice as hard as some of the guys. Don’t listen to anybody who says you can’t do it because that’s ridiculous. You certainly can if you want to, you just have to try really hard.” Lauren enjoys her weekends riding her horse and going to rodeos, but she works long hours during the week—an ethic instilled in her by another woman. “My wonderful mom, who is a single mom, always taught me how to be a strong and independent woman. Now, while that doesn't really say she taught me to be a mechanic, it did teach me that no matter what I chose to do, I should do it wholeheartedly. It was by her example that I am able to do my job strongly and not rely on anyone else,” she said. That’s a common thread among these women: Do the job, know how to work around the few limitations, exceed expectations, and enjoy the work along the way!

Stephanie Marie Chizik has had her work published in various national publications, including Bay Weekly Magazine and Conte online. During the weekdays, she is the editor of a trade publication. On the weekends, she is into all things Maryland.

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Women often play many roles throughout life—we are mothers and doctors, scientists and hair stylists; we are kind and nurturing, while also willful and strong. It’s true that women have come a long way since females entered the workforce on a larger scale post Civil War and during the feminist movement of the 1960s. Yet, from homemakers to senior leadership, our role and skill set hasn’t really changed: a woman’s ability to lead—whether companies or families—has stayed true from the very beginning.

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FEATURE While women are still challenged by inequality and workplace politics, many have steamrolled right through the toughest of barriers straight to the C-Suite. In this issue, we sat down with four local, inspiring women to learn how they led themselves to the top.

1. Take Risks

When it comes to drive, Vicki Johnston, CEO at Nymeo, knows first hand about passion, or lack thereof, due to a sales program that struggled to meet her company’s goals. While investigating the issue, her team found that the problem stemmed from their employees not having a passion for selling. “The key wasn’t the training; it was coming to the realization that some people weren’t going to sell. It’s important to find the right fit of employees.”

3. It’s About Balance

2. Passion Rules All Brenda Sneed, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at MainSpring, an IT strategy and consulting company, followed a comparable path when she switched careers from education to business after feeling unfulfilled. “I found I could apply those same teaching skills I loved in the workplace as a coach and mentor,” she said. “Make sure you really like what you’re doing. It can dismantle a career when you don’t feel passionate about something.”

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opportunities.” Presently, Vicki also acts as a mentor to her staff. “I always encourage them to pursue their career goals, whether here or elsewhere. Since I’ve been in the business 28 years, I am also able to share the experiences I’ve had in leadership or challenges in the business.” Kristina confirms that Vicki has been a mentor to her, too, which she may not have even realized. “[Vicki] has challenged me and given me tasks to see what I could do, as well as coached me through them.”

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A common theme that inhibits women is time, says Kathy. With more than thirty years of experience, Kathy Terlesky has “Leading a business requires an inordinate amount of time and been the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Leidos Biomedical dedication. I think many women face decisions that require Research, a government contractor, for the past two years. A them to balance the tug from their innate desire to help others laboratory scientist by trade, Kathy learned early on the value with an opportunity to invest in their career,” she said. “It may of taking risks. In her 40s, she changed directions and accept- require recognition that for a period of time the balance may ed a job at an engineering organization. not be right, but in the long run it will be balanced in a way “I worked with engineers who thought differently from [she] can live with.” me and for people who managed with a style that was not Brenda agrees that finding an equal distribution of time motivational for me. I worked hard to be successful in this can be difficult, saying how she used to feel guilty about environment and learned a great deal about business opera“wanting it all” and focusing on her career. “[Our kids] thrive tions.” Looking back now, Kathy says it was the eight years in spite of us. It’s a juggling act and some things will have to she spent in that “foreign land” that prepared her to lead. be sacrificed along the way — and that’s OK,” she stressed. Similarly, Kristina Morgan, COO at Nymeo Federal Credit “You don’t have to feel guilty about wanting a professional Union, also felt the need to shift directions after having worked career. I’ve done both; I’ve been a stay-at-home mom, which her way up to branch manager from a part-time teller. is equally as hard if you’re doing it right. Cut yourself a break.” “In 2010 I resigned [from Nymeo] and tried to work as a mortgage broker, and then the economy tanked,” she said. 4. Learn and Lead by Example Kristina, who returned to Nymeo only a few months later, said Learning from examples of greatness also helps carve the the ‘train wreck’ was a blessing in disguise. path to success. Throughout her life Kathy's role models were “I learned a lot about myself. It was good of me to leave ambitious women who defied norms. Her grandmother was a because the credit union identified my values and I learned physician in the 1920s, and her mother received her doctorwhat kind of environment I wanted to work in and what was ate in mathematics in the late 50s, becoming the first female important to me,” she said. “Don’t miss any opportunities to faculty member at Georgia Tech. learn, and don’t be afraid to take chances. There were times For Vicki, she found a mentor in her former credit union when I didn’t do things because I didn’t think I was qualified,” CEO. “He really pushed me to become an exceptional conshe recalled, “but learning from experience is how you grow.” troller. He was very encouraging about pursuing educational


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5. Advocate for Yourself

While having a mentor and supportive team can make all the difference, no one is more equipped to advocate for yourself than you. “Use your voice,” says Brenda. “Don’t be afraid to speak up in meetings even if it’s not an idea that’s shared with others —some of the best ideas come from brainstorming.” Don't be afraid to toot your own horn! “You hope the work you’re doing will get you recognized, but that doesn’t always happen. Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want. I think we assume that if

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we work really hard, we’ll be taken care of, but managers are not mind-readers; it is your responsibility to manage your own career and growth.”

6. Be Prepared Kristina says that for her, everything comes down to preparedness and experience. She recalled feeling uneasy presenting at a board meeting five years ago, yet would feel completely confident doing that same presentation today. “Always make

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sure you know the ins and outs of what you’re talking about, who your audience is, and the questions that may be asked.” Brenda also spoke of an influential moment in her career when she was asked to join the officer at her bank for lunch in the prestigious officers-only dining room. Brenda mentioned she didn’t feel she was dressed appropriately, even though she was wearing a business casual outfit. “The officer said, ‘you should always dress as if you’re going to eat at the officer’s dining room.’ To me it was a metaphor to always be ready for opportunities. Since then, I’ve made sure I was a little more prepared for whatever came my way.”

It's clear—no matter the field, top women executives are proactive individuals who don’t just step up to the plate themselves, but support and coach others to do the same. Take it

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from Sheryl Sandberg, the first woman to sit on Facebook’s board, their COO, and author of Lean In: Woman, Work, and the Will to Succeed: “Taking initiative pays off. It is hard to visualize someone as a leader if she is always waiting to be told what to do.”

Rachel Lytle Rachel Lytle is a Digital Marketing Coordinator for MedStar Health and a freelance writer for a variety of women's lifestyle publications. Rachel has a degree in Journalism from the Pennsylvania State University and grew up in beautiful Southern Maryland. She has a passion for digital communications and enjoys to play tennis, travel, and spend her spare time with family and friends.

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CATEGORY FASHION FEATURE HEADER Summer is finally here and after what may have been the longest winter ever, we deserve it! Seriously, it snowed in April. The only highlight of those freezing cold days was the thought of all the summer fun we had in store. The dream of laying poolside in a tropical location with a fruity drink in my hand is something I think about on a daily basis. Visions of bright colorful prints, easy dresses and shorts that show just enough leg have been dancing in my head for months. The carefree summer days ahead need the perfect outfits to go with them! So whether you are packing for a tropical destination or a weekend around town, these summer trends will have you all set to beat the heat. Just don’t forget the sunscreen!

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Maxi in midi dresses have become a summer staple in the last few years. The best way to update this style for 2018 is to look for dresses with the high slit. They add just a little bit of sexiness when you’re walking but still have all the coverage with a longer hemline.

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Florals are always a fun and classic summer print. Look for styles with oversized florals to stand out this season. If you’re really ready to rock this tropical trend, grab a pair of floral palazzo pants!

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From a day at the beach channeling your inner goddess to an ocean-side dinner, you want to look and feel your best. Makeup is a great way to do that, but who has time to start from scratch two times? Not me! However, there’s a way to wear your beach makeup to dinner by just adding a few touchups.

DAY 1. SUNSCREEN: Before any makeup, apply a generous lather of sunscreen. It’s best to allow it to soak in before applying anything else. When it’s time to reapply go for a powder sunblock so it won’t disturb your makeup. 2. CC CREAM: Avoid thick foundations because in humid weather, it’s bound to smudge. A CC cream is similar to a tinted moisturizer, but with a little more coverage; this is going to even out the skin-tone without feeling like you’re wearing anything (AKA perfect for those hot summer days). 3. BRONZER: Time to enhance your pre-sun tan. Choose a bronzer that looks like a natural tan without any shimmers; shimmers won’t look as natural in the sunlight. Apply the bronzer in the hollows of your cheeks, around the forehead, temples, and chin. 4. ILLUMINATOR: Now that you’re bronzed, go for some highlight on the high points of your face. Apply an illuminator (either cream or powder) above the cheekbone, forehead, and bridge of the nose.

5. MASCARA: Waterproof products will be your best friend! You can get in the water and sweat a little without having to worry about mascara, or eyeliner, running down your face.

NIGHT 1. BLOTTING PAPER: It’s inevitable; you’re going to sweat and get shiny in the summer heat. Before heading out for the night, take some blotting paper and blot the oily areas of the face. This will get rid of the unwanted shine without disturbing the makeup. 2. FOUNDATION TOUCHUP: It’s normal to see some foundation and powder separation. To fix this, spray the face with either a setting spray or a hydrating mist. Then take a damp sponge and lightly bounce it on the skin; this will help to even out the product that was applied earlier. If the coverage from the CC cream/concealer has worn off, reapply to those areas. 3. SHADOW AND LASHES: Add eye shade that was applied earlier in the day. Adding more definition in the crease with

a slightly darker shade will make the eyes pop. Try placing a little shimmer on the lid for an added sheen. Then, recoat the mascara. 4. LIPS: First moisturize the lips with your favorite balm, then add lipstick. Go with a nude to add a little color to the lips or go big and bold with some red. If you want the color to last throughout dinner and drinks, a matte will be best since they do not smudge as easily. Give these tips a try and you'll be looking your best while saving time on your next vacay!

Kaylee Henry Kaylee attends Hood College, working towards her degree in communication arts. She has a passion for all things beauty, and works at Maven Beauty Bar as a brow threader and makeup artist. Additionally, she loves drag racing, has raced for the past 10 years and won many races and awards.

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When the temperatures are rising, you can find me in the water! If you're like me and have to take that quick dip in the ocean or pool, don't sweat it! Here are a few helpful tricks to keep your hair looking and feeling its best.

FRESH WATER One of the easiest tricks is to wet your hair down with fresh water. When doing this you make the hair less porous, which slows down the absorption of chlorine or salt water. Chlorine not only can make your hair feel dry and sticky, it can also alter your color, giving it hints of blue or green depending on your hair's lightness.

CONDITION, CONDITION, CONDITION After wetting your hair down with fresh water, towel dry and add your everyday conditioner. But, leave it in. This trick is definitely better suited for our super blondes and color treated hair. Conditioner puts an added barrier between the water and your hair leaving the hair soft and manageable. You can also keep a bottle of leave in conditioner in your beach bag to continually apply to your hair every time it dries.

SUNSCREEN Yes ladies, there is sunscreen specially formulated for your hair. Talk to your favorite hair stylist for the best recommended product for your needs. It works just like the sunscreen for your skin. Simply apply before heading out for the day and reapply throughout the day for best results.

AVOID You could also avoid the water all together. For ladies with longer hair, a quick top knot or some braids is an easy way to stay cool and keep your hair out of the water. Ladies with shorter hair can avoid the water by wearing a swim cap.

RINSE WELL If it is at all possible, rinse with fresh water as soon as you can. If you allow the hair to dry with chlorine, or even salt from the ocean, it can weaken the bonds in the hair causing the hair to become brittle, dry and cause breakage.

POST SWIM CARE If you are a big pool swimmer it is always good to have a bottle of shampoo that removes chlorine build up from the hair. You always want to follow that shampoo with a deep hydrating masque to restore the PH balance in the hair. For general summer swimming it is always good to treat the hair one to two times a week alternating between a strengthening and moisturizing deep conditioner. Get out there and enjoy those summer swims! Follow these simple rules to keep your hair healthy and happy!

Tammy Brandenburg Stylist, educator, mom and an everyday woman. Senior stylist at New York, New York Salon & Spa and always learning. Mom of two and constantly moving! @hairbytammybrand

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CATEGORY HEADER TRAVEL If an island adventure is your idea of the perfect summer getaway, you’re probably envisioning an exotic, tropical location with palm trees swaying as waves crash against the sand of an Instagram-worthy beach. That island vacation may be more than your wallet can handle or just not feasible for a family or weekend getaway. If you’re willing to stay closer to home and forego the palm trees, Maryland has almost 300 islands. Some of those islands are real destinations worth visiting. The best part is you don’t need airfare to get there!

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ing, shell collecting and photography are other popular activities. Over-Sand Vehicles are allowed in certain areas with an annual permit purchased from the National Park Service.

Solomons Island

If a charming island town with inns, restaurants and outdoor bars is more your speed, Solomons Island, located where the Patuxent River meets the Chesapeake Bay in Calvert County, Assateague Island lives up to its Coastal Living designation as one of “America’s Assateague does not offer overnight accommodations beyond Happiest Seaside Towns”. Enjoy the river view as you cross primitive camping on the Maryland side, making it a perfect the Governor Thomas Johnson Bridge and enter Solomons. destination for day trips or experienced campers. Beware — Explore quaint shops and restaurants by bicycling the streets the mosquito population can be a major nuisance during the of this waterfront town, many of which are paved with oyster summer months, especially on the Chesapeake Bay side. shells. Eat amazing seafood outside in the sun and watch as Otherwise, the island is a beautiful place to relax, enjoy nature, the boats sail to the bay or grab some ice cream and walk birdwatch and explore sandy beaches, maritime forests and along the Patuxent River boardwalk and pier. coastal bays. The Calvert Marine Museum, a community museum estabFirst time visitors are encouraged to stop at one of the As- lished by local residents to preserve local maritime heritage, is sateague Island National Seashore visitor centers upon arrival a popular stop on Solomons Island. You can touch 20-millionto see exhibits and learn about recreational activities as well year-old fossils taken from Calvert Cliffs as you learn about as natural features on the seashore. Kayaking, canoeing and the area’s prehistoric past, explore the ever changing natural biking are all popular ways for visitors to explore and enjoy the world of the Chesapeake Bay, and find out how humans have wildlife at Assateague. Horseback riding, shellfishing, surf fish- shaped the region over time. The museum also offers tours 48 SASS MAGAZINE | SASSMAGAZINE.COM

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Many of Maryland’s island destinations are located near the Eastern Shore or Southern Maryland. Assateague Island, a 37mile barrier island located along the coasts of Maryland and Virginia, is probably the most well known of the islands. The northern two-thirds is part of Maryland and the southern third is Virginia. Assateague is known for its wild horses, beautiful beaches and abundance of birds. Most of Assateague Island National Seashore and Assateague State Park are in the Maryland portion of the island. The Virginia section is home to Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. The island is accessible via bridge from both Maryland and Virginia.


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What could be better than relaxing and enjoying life at the water’s edge?

of Drum Point Lighthouse and Cove Point Lighthouse, one of the oldest continuously working lighthouses in Maryland. If you’re a music lover, the museum has become the most popular performing arts venue in Southern Maryland. Over the past 30 plus years its summer concert series has attracted big name performers like B.B. King, Crosby, Stills and Nash, the Goo Goo Dolls, Kenny Loggins, REO Speedwagon, Thomas Rhett, Train and more. This year’s lineup includes Brad Paisley, George Thorogood, Jake Owen and Chris Janson. Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center is another popular stop in Solomons. The sculpture garden features a quarter-mile walking path meandering through the woods past permanent and loaned sculpture, including more than 30 pieces from the Smithsonian Institution and the National Gallery of Art. Charter boat companies offer tours and cruises for everything from sailing instruction to fishing, romantic dinner cruises and family adventures.

Tilghman Island A charming, authentic Eastern Shore waterman’s village on the Chesapeake Bay in Talbot County, Tilghman Island is ideal for a relaxing getaway. Experience the slow pace of life on the shore and enjoy all the benefits of being by the water, like delicious, fresh seafood, world-class fishing, sailing and breathtaking sunsets. Stroll through a small handful of shops like the Tilghman Island Country Store. Visit the Tilghman Island Watermen’s Museum which celebrates the culture and heritage of local watermen and their families. With just 2.8 square miles of land, you won’t find any hotels on Tilghman Island—just bed and breakfasts, inns and vacation rentals. Sign up for sailing lessons, explore area lighthouses on a boat tour, head out on a charter to fish for rockfish and finish up your day in a hammock by the water

reading a book or taking a nap. If your idea of island life is life in the slow lane, the pace of life on Tilghman Island is perfect for your island getaway. Maryland may not be the location that comes to mind when you envision a summer island getaway but there are many islands worth visiting in the state. Whether you want a romantic getaway for two, a family vacation with educational experiences or something in between with opportunities to enjoy nature, there’s truly something for everyone. What could be better than relaxing and enjoying life at the water’s edge?

Charissa Hipp Charissa Hipp is a wife and mom of three with 20 years of public relations/marketing experience in the travel & tourism industry. A lifelong Marylander and Terp alumna, she spends her spare time hiking with family and women’s hiking groups. Follow her adventures on Instagram @hipphikergal

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"I think every working mom probably feels the same thing: You go through big chunks of time where you're just thinking, This is impossible—oh, this is impossible. And then you just keep going and keep going, and you sort of do the impossible." — Tina Fey

At least 70 percent of women with children under 18 are in the labor force, according to a 2015 study by the Department of Labor. 75 percent of those women work full-time. 100 percent of them would love a vacation. Or at the very least, a nap. The term “working mother” covers a wide range of women, from top executives working 60+ hours a week to side hustlers working during nap time. Yet, we all wrestle with many of the same decisions. How do you not lose your identity to your work or your children? How do you

work, attend to your family, manage a home, make time for friends AND care for your own health? The idea of work-life balance sounds so appealing, but how does one actually make it happen? What if instead of trying to make your life look like that of the woman you idolize (Pinterest mom? Beyoncé?), you chose to embrace the beautiful chaos of your own life? What if instead of trying to juggle all of the things you hold close, you figure out what’s important and let the rest of the pins drop?

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Take ownership of your commitments If you feel you are a slave to your job, your housework or your kid’s sports schedules, stop and really investigate how you spend your time. You’ll find you either need to let go of some things, or that you have more time than you realized! Where can you fit in what matters to you and your family? Laura Vanderkam, author of “168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think,” points out that we’re all given 168 hours in a week—including Beyoncé! “Treat your hours like a blank slate,” she says. “Fill them up only with things that deserve to be there…build a life where you really can have it all.”

Make work/life harmony a family goal Take the pressure off yourself to be the one to do it all! Sit down with your partner and older children and discuss how your family can work together to create a realistic version of your family’s “dream life.” This might look like sharing housework with your partner, having your kids pack their own lunches, or saying yes to working overtime for a season in order to pay for a family vacation. Consider bringing in outside help—grocery delivery, a date-night sitter, or an occasional housekeeper may offer the relief you need to stay sane.

someone you want to network with, or eating a healthy snack while listening to voicemails at work.

Redefine (and celebrate!) success Wouldn’t it be great if there was a pay raise each time your kid had a birthday? Or if you got a certificate of honor for putting dinner on the table? Motherhood is less than glamorous, and it’s no wonder we appreciate the accolades and attaboys we receive in the workplace. It’s easy to define success at work, but what does it look like when you clock out? Figure out what mom “wins” are most important to you and reward yourself when you meet your goals.

Find time for [insert your name here] Not work self, not wife self, not mom self. Just you. Dance to Madonna in your bedroom after the kids have gone to sleep, read a magazine during soccer practice, or take a walk during your lunch break. Sit in silence with a cup of coffee before going into work. Taking time to care for your personal well-being isn’t selfish—in fact, research shows that self care practices increase our productivity and energy. Want to perform better at work and be a more present and patient mother? Give yourself some attention.

Make one micro-shift Micro-shifts are tiny steps towards a desired life change. As a working mom, you may feel you have your “work life” in control, but feel overwhelmed by the needs of your home and kids. Or it may be the opposite—you rock the mom role, but feel fuzzy-brained whenever your boss calls you into a meeting. What’s one thing that would help you feel more in control or connected to yourself? For me, it’s calling my best friend on my drive home from work. We only get ten minutes to chat, but it allows us to check in at least once a week and celebrate one another’s wins or partake in a quick vent session. In just ten minutes, I’ve connected with someone I love. Other micro-shifts include meditating, journaling, exercising, emailing 54 SASS MAGAZINE | SASSMAGAZINE.COM

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Welcome to Impost-Her Syndrome 101. In order to enroll in this class you must frequently feel paralyzed by fears that you will be exposed for not being as awesome as others think you are or as capable as your degree dictates. You should also hold a strong belief system that you are sorely lacking in what it takes to succeed despite being knowledgeable, proficient, enlightened, educated and/or admired. In 101, we will “out” the thoughts informing you that you’re an imitator, pretender and hoaxer in your line of life. We will put your thoughts on trial—the ones that whisper you’re fraudulent, incompetent, not well learned or experienced enough to tout yourself as an educator, artist, clerk, accountant, entrepreneur, sommelier, mother or worthy human. This class involves challenging the idea that you must be perfect. You will have times of great discomfort as you sit with itchy emotions. You’ll learn how to thrive and develop resiliency and internal strength in order to ultimately embrace your own perfectly flawed human existence. Your final assignment is to share your story in order to free other women from the Impost-Her myth. You will pass, but only after you learn to become your own {S}hero. Imposter Syndrome as it was originally called, was coined in 1978 by two psychologists, Pauline R. Clance and Suzanne A. Imes. Clance and Imes described the phenomena as mostly women who “despite external evidence of their competence…are convinced that they are frauds and do not deserve the success they have achieved. Proof of success is dismissed as luck, timing, or as a result of deceiving others into thinking they are more intelligent and competent than they really are.” One of the psychologists later said if they were to rename it they would call it “Imposter Experience” because so many women experience the syndrome. I have faced this personally. There have been many times in the last 24 years that I’ve asked myself at the end of the day if I really know what the hell I’m doing in my psychotherapy practice. I help clients bust their limiting beliefs, educate them on neuroplasticity, call out cognitive distortions and

soothe reactive amygdalas. Scripts flow out of my mouth about how to have crucial conversations with partners, parents, bosses, borderline personality disordered sisters; yet there are times I find myself thinking that “everyone else” in my field knows the real, big, important things and I do not. Years ago, one of the ways I was able to circumvent these persistent thoughts, while building a thriving practice, was to read stories about women who created their jam in life; one unsteady step at a time. Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author of "Lean In," said “every time I was called on in class, I was sure that I was about to embarrass myself. Every time I took a test, I was sure that it had gone badly. And every time I didn’t embarrass myself—or even excelled—I believed that I had fooled everyone yet again. One day soon, the jig would be up.” Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, said that at Princeton, she felt like she was waiting for someone to tap her on the shoulder and say, “You don’t belong!” Jodie Foster once said she thought it was a “fluke” she was accepted to Yale. And after winning an Oscar she thought the Academy would try to take the award back. “They’d come to my house, knocking on the door, ‘Excuse me, we meant to give that to someone else. That was going to Meryl Streep.’ ” I told myself that if Sandberg, Sotomayor, and Foster had these same feelings and ideas, but persisted anyway, that I would as well. Truthfully, Impost-Her Syndrome can be a big, old grand distraction from playing large in life; an (unconscious) excuse to hide and not shine as brightly as you’re meant to. So, how do we overcome the thoughts that keep you feeling like a fraud? SUMMER 18 57


CATEGORY HEADER WELLNESS Compassion, acceptance and self-forgiveness can go a long way in releasing yourself from mistakes you’ve made and the desire to appear flawless.

1. Heal Your Wounds

4. Challenge Limiting Beliefs

Find the wounds of unworthiness and start to heal them. Where and when were you told you were not enough? Did you learn at the feet of hypercritical adults? Did you grow up with an alcoholic parent who wasn’t able to attend and nurture you? Were you taught to hide your strengths so others didn’t feel challenged? Find the wounds and treat them. It’s hard to live big and feel full of self when you’re walking wounded.

What thoughts or core beliefs do you hold that keep you living fearfully? Put your thought on trial. Is your thought based in fact or fiction? Is the thought habitual? What other thoughts could be as true or truer than the one that is causing you suffering. For instance, if one of your core beliefs is that you don’t know enough for your next project, write down what you do already know. You probably know more than you think. The missing information is just information you don’t have yet. Go find it. In essence, you can use Impost-Her Syndrome to go into hiding or you can choose to use the fear and discomfort to move you into a higher state of being and living. You can develop a richer internal life that will emanate to others in a genuine way. When you live from your core, in a real and truthful way, you are free. There is nothing to hide because you’ve embraced all parts of yourself—the parts that know things and the parts that are still under construction. Now you can put on your {S}hero cape and show others how it’s done.

2. Purposely Practice Imperfection Put down the pretense of perfection. We were not put on this earth to deny our defects. We all “fail.” We all worry about something. At times we all act unkindly, betray one another and/or ourselves. We are here to live fully and that means failing, being embarrassed, feeling hurt, and at times doing B- work. When you put B- work into the world; you may find that while others are disappointed, the world does not end. You will learn that you can survive the discomfort of shame and embarrassment. It’s not comfortable, but it is survivable. And it’s also inevitable. Compassion, acceptance and self-forgiveness can go a long way in releasing yourself from mistakes you’ve made and the desire to appear flawless.

3. Be Real and Vulnerable Let others know when you are struggling. Putting yourself into the world can make you feel incredibly exposed. To be vulnerable surround yourself with other women who have fearlessly laid claim to their truth. Take time to connect in a real way with other women who have your best interest at heart. Ask for help. Create space to truthfully share your perceived inadequacies. Stand on the shoulders of conscious women who can share their journey. This can both validate and normalize your experience.

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CATEGORY HEADER RECIPE Had your fill of grilled chicken? Have company coming over but don't want to waste a beautiful summer evening hovering over a stove? These recipes are for you! It's not often I look to a recipe when firing up the grill; I'm usually satisfied with some simple kebabs or a classic, lightly charred cheeseburger. But here is one of the few I keep close at hand when I'm ready to mix things up.

Mayonnaise Marinade 1 C U P F U L L - FAT M AY O N N A I S E 1/4 -1/2 CUP OLIVE OIL 3 TA B L E S P O O N S H O N E Y 2 LIMES, JUICED AND ZESTED 2 GARLIC CLOVES 1 TA B L E S P O O N K O S H E R S A LT 1 TEASPOON ANCHO CHILE PEPPER 1 T E A S P O O N S M O K E D PA P R I K A 1 TA B L E S P O O N C U M I N S E E D S

Grilled Vegetables & Bread Salad 2 MIXED SUMMER SQUASH, CUT INTO 1/2 INCH ROUNDS 1 BUNCH BABY BROCCOLI 3 CARROTS, SLICED ON THE BIAS 4 1/2 INCH SLICES FROM THE CENTER OF A LOAF OF CRUSTY BREAD ( C I A B AT TA O R S O U R D O U G H W O R K S W E L L )

1/4 CUP OLIVE OIL FOR BRUSHING THE GRILLED BREAD HANDFUL OF TORN BASIL AND/OR CILANTRO 1/4 CUP SUNFLOWER SEEDS EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL AND F R E S H L I M E J U I C E , T O TA S T E

For the mayonnaise marinade, whisk together mayo, olive oil, lime juice & zest, garlic, salt, smoked paprika, Ancho Chile pepper and cumin seed until well mixed. Add squash and carrots to bowl of marinade. Rinse baby broccoli thoroughly

to remove any remaining grit and add it to the bowl (WITHOUT drying). Allow the vegetables to marinate at room temp for 30 minutes. Fire up your grill. Set the burners on a gas grill to medium or prepare a charcoal grill with hot coals. Brush the grill grates with oil. Vegetables: When the grill is ready, spread the squash rounds and carrots across the grill. Grill for a few minutes on each side. You want them tender and nicely blistered in spots. Remove squash and carrots (carrots may need a few extra minutes). Next arrange the baby broccoli in a single layer on the grill. Grill for 2 to 3 minutes per side until tender and nicely blistered When you remove the baby broccoli from the grill—place in a single layer on a sheet pan to cool. If stacked it will lose its crispiness. Grilled bread: Brush each slice of bread (top and bottom) with oil, thoroughly coating each side. Season both sides with a bit of salt and pepper. Grill the bread for a few minutes on each side, checking frequently, until charred in spots. When the bread is done and cool enough to handle, cut it into 1/2" cubes. When ready to serve, arrange the vegetables and bread cubes on a large serving platter. Garnish with toasted sunflower seeds, basil and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper to taste and finish with a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil and lime juice to taste.

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