Today was the first class session I taught to several inspiring women who have committed to changing their lives for the better. The Lotus House campus is impressive offering housing, a library, yoga and exercise, meals and cooking classes, health care, and more. Our first lesson was the creation of professional vision boards. Everyone dove in brainstorming, prioritizing, cutting out photos and headline statements from magazines, and pasting to colorful craft paper. It was a lot of fun and a path to taking the first steps. I was so honored to work with Cynthia Perez, director of employment & education. I plan to revisit every month covering a variety of topics with the hope that these resident women feel more empowered to chase their dreams and goals.