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Naila (pronounced ny-EE-lah) Chauncey Hughes
My Current Job/Company:
My company is called Spirit Syrup. It’s a woman-centered life coaching company that offers one-on-one sessions, workshops and restorative retreats.
My work inspires me. Every day I get to meet and support women seeking a life aligned with the bigness of the dreams and talents. It lifts me.
Freedom from “shoulds.” Laughter. A cute pair of heels. Passport required travel. Road trips. Moments when my husband feels more like my boyfriend.
Given: My mum (Carole), sister (Michele), my aunts, uncles and cousins.
Chosen: My husband (Kennon), Lu (bestie), Robin (too big for words), Tootsie and Pretty (step-cats)
Mum, my grandmother Iris, my sister and Oprah.
Nature. Books. Laughter.
My Pet Peeve:
Late breaking news reports that interrupt my favorite TV shows.
Apple pie with ice cream. Crème brûlée.
Love, determination and the guidance of family. Toronto. Guyana. Virginia. Anansi. Classic House and Calypso music.
My future will be the kind of thing postcards are made of. It will be a collection of pictures of people and places from all over the world and the Spirit Syrup workshops done there. I hope there will be letters from attendees that say “Thank you. Your workshop changed my life.”
Me. Kennon. Family. Babies. Fun.
The Matrix. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.
My Quote on Life:
“You cannot pretend to be less than you are.” Oprah.
Bangles and bracelets.
My Advice to Young Women:
Give yourself permission to celebrate the bright light that you are. Do not dim your light for anyone.
How I Balance it All:
This is a work in progress. I listen to my body and my heart.