Often we don’t have to reinvent the wheel to learn something new – we can just ask experts in the field who can draw on their experience to enlighten us. Below, we’ve shared insights insiders from various industries have shared with us.

Gina Harris | Chief Executive Officer of Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

I am the chief executive officer of Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep (NILMDTS), a nonprofit organization providing remembrance portraits to parents experiencing the death of a baby. We have more than 1,000 photographers that volunteer their time and go into hospitals to capture the only moments parents spend with their babies. We deliver heirloom quality images to families that will last for generations, which contribute greatly to their healing journey. Read more>>

Kelsay Heath | Commercial Real Estate Broker & Property Manager

I would say the general public are not aware of the money and work that a Real Estate Agent puts into the job. First to become an agent you have to spend money and time to pass two tests, the federal and state tests. After passing the test you have to get into a brokerage and register for your cities MLS. There are desks fees that come with every brokerage, which can be $300-$1,000 a month. Then the MLS fee can also vary from my experience its $120 a month with a $500 annual fee. Read more>>

Avery Palic | Tattoo Artist

Giving a person a tattoo is far more intimate than some understand. There is a different, yet simple connection made with a person when they have picked you and your art to permanently mark their body. The process of physically letting someone cause you pain for hours let’s people reach this deep side of themselves which then leads to some of the wildest conversations I would say I’ve ever had. I have made countless friends through this line of work and I hope the memory makes the new tattoo all the better. The art world draws all walks of life and it’s an absolute pleasure to be able to experience all of it. Read more>>

Nichole Kovel | Doctor of Audiology

People imagine that purchasing hearing aids benefits those who can’t hear anything and the improvement is only to hear better. But in reality leaving even mild hearing loss untreated is linked to earlier rates of cognitive decline and higher risk of falls. Treating hearing loss improves brain aging, balance AND communication. Read more>>