Woman of the Week – Naila Chauncey Hughes

Chasity  -  Jun 13, 2011  -  9 Comments

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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 Birthdate:
July 29th.

My Work:
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.

My Passion:
Freedom from “shoulds.” Laughter. A cute pair of heels. Passport required travel. Road trips. Moments when my husband feels more like my boyfriend.

My Family:
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)

My Heroes:
Mum, my grandmother Iris, my sister and Oprah.

My Escape:
Nature. Books. Laughter.

My Pet Peeve:
Late breaking news reports that interrupt my favorite TV shows.

My Indulgence:
Apple pie with ice cream. Crème brûlée.

My Roots:
Love, determination and the guidance of family. Toronto. Guyana. Virginia. Anansi. Classic House and Calypso music.

My Future:
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.”

My Loves:
Me. Kennon. Family. Babies. Fun.

My Movies:
The Matrix. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.

My Quote on Life:
“You cannot pretend to be less than you are.” Oprah.

My Accessories:
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.

9 responses to “Woman of the Week – Naila Chauncey Hughes”

  1. Julia Lyons says:

    Excellent!

  2. Elizabeth Marengo says:

    Nai,
    Your friendship is a blessing to me. You are everything this article says and more. I look forward to watching you on your journey. The magic has just begun!

    With Love,
    Eli

  3. debi says:

    Congratulations!

  4. Michelle Reese says:

    Inspirational – I look forward to a Spirit Syrup workshop coming to a country near me 🙂

  5. Melissa Pierre-Louis says:

    Naila,

    You are a woman of distinction, style, and grace. You possess a spice for life that is contagious. Thank you for sharing the wonderful gifts that are inside of you with the rest of the world. Please know that I will always be rooting for you. YOU are destined for greatness. Iris would be proud.

  6. Michele Morin says:

    Nai your light and love draws me in and cleanses my soul. So grateful to have such radiance and beauty and AUTHENTICITY in my circle of friends.

  7. Jonelle says:

    Wow. You and I are more alike than I ever imagined. I am happy to have stopped by here and read this today because it reaffirmed what I knew to be true.
    Thank you
    Cousin Jonelle

  8. Cathy Henderson says:

    Nai,

    I am happy to see you dive in and dare to live an authentic life. Go ahead, align your spirit with the soul of the world!

    Love and light,
    Cathy.

  9. Chauncey says:

    Love your brightness sis!

    Shine,
    Chauncey

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