Kasama is a sweet and inspiring mama. I’m so glad I’ve had the chance to get to know her. I love her personality and energy! She always makes me smile. I hope you enjoy reading about her just as much as I love being around her.
Have a wonderful weekend!
How would you describe yourself?
Passionate, Spiritual, Fun
What do you do besides motherhood?
I speak, train, coach and consult in personal growth and leadership development. The particular groups I am passionate in working with are women entrepreneurs who are moms. Being a mompreneur myself for the past 13 years, I realize how much junk we carry on our shoulders that sometimes we lose balance without even stopping to notice it. I just started blogging around these topics and am loving the feedback. Come on over and grab some nuggets at www.kasamalee.com/blog. I hope it will serve you!
The other group is our next generation, the teens. I started a teens leadership program to work with middle school and high school students to help them strengthen their self-confidence, leadership and life skills. I know what I do positively impact them for the rest of their lives and I am honored to be able to share what I love with them.
I also believe in being a contribution. I serve in the causes I care about like serving on the leadership team at my church. I serve on the boards of the Boys And Girls Club, American Canyon Community and Parks Foundation and serving as a Youth Engagement Chair for Relay For Life.
What’s the best advice you have ever received?
Leave this world a better place than how you found it. Staying focused on the issues that affect communities leaves me no time for personal drama.
What’s your beauty routine?
Haha! That's definitely an open-ended question with a long list of answers!
What’s your signature scent?
Obsession by Calvin Klein
What can’t you live without?
My faith, my 3 boys (hubby and my two sons) AND my "me" time.
How do you balance your life?
I have my morning ritual where I get up 45-60 minutes earlier than my kids before school so I could pray, meditate, visualize, reflect, journal, read and do my Tae Bo. I recently turned off my social media notifications on my cell phone. I check them when I want to check them. It's been awesome!
Who is your biggest role model?
My mom...hands down. She remains one of the toughest, most forgiving and most loving person I've ever known.
Do you have a family tradition?
Oh yes. We do mini recharge getaways. We would spend 1-3 nights camping or staying at wonderful places we've never been to. It's our sacred family time together. We learn a lot about each other during these times. And then there's basketball games on Saturdays where our boys have been consistent players almost all year round. It's a great way for them to learn about being part of a team and respect.
What makes a mom like that?
I believe we never stop growing. So my motto is to strive to be the better version of myself everyday. As long as I make sure I schedule an appointment everyday for my self-care, there'll be plenty more for others to benefit. You have to put the oxygen mask on yourself first so you could save others.
5 quick questions:
Favorite restaurant: Yo Sushi (local dive)
Favorite recipe: Crockpot chicken adobo (Filipino dish, I'm Thai, go figure!)
Favorite dessert: Green tea ice cream
Favorite drink: Red wine and cucumber water
Favorite book: Heaven Is For Real