It has been way too long since Ms. Jacqueline Morasco and I have sat for tea! It is always so refreshing and rejuvinating to sit with Jacqui and hear about all the new ways she in incorperating mindfulness into all that she does. Her Spirited Practice blends yoga, mediation, and mindfulness in a way that is accessable to the busy and bustling ladies.

Share something about yourself that can’t be found on your resume.
I started my first successful business when I was 10.

Who is/has been your role model/mentor? And what is one key thing they taught you?
There have been a number of strong women in my life. The most influential, was Sandra Cointreau. She was the first female civil engineer at NEU and to this day travels the world helping developing countries figure out ways to deal with their waste. She’s also an accomplished artist and shaman. She saw something in me when I was young that I didn’t know was there. She invested time and money in me, employed and mentored me until I believed in myself. She taught me to believe that women are strong, capable and able to do anything they set their minds and hearts to.

If you could travel anywhere in the world – money is not an issue – where would you go and why?
I love to travel and have fulfilled many of those dreams. Still on the list is New Zealand, among others. I love going to places that are innately beautiful and pristine and not overly destroyed by human “development.”

What is a motto or phrase you live and/or work by?
Be kind, work hard, smile often, stay loyal, be honest, travel when possible, never stop learning, and love always.

 Who is your must-listen-to or must-read author, blog or video blog? How do they inspire, motivate, encourage and/or help you?
Danielle LaPorte and Michael Meade. I can’t choose between the two because both are inspiring in different ways. They both tell it like it is, are creative and believe in the power of authenticity, truth and love.

Any last words of wisdom to share with UTWNG members and future members?
Thank you for being a supportive and pretty funny group of women.