We had the good fortune of connecting with Juliet Lemar and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Juliet, can you tell us about a book that has had a meaningful impact on you?
“The Education of Little Tree” by Forrest Carter, is a quick read that nestles its way into your heart and changes your outlook on life in a simple yet, eternal way. The book highlights environmentalism and the natural balance of our world. Showcasing how each living thing is connected to and responsible for one another.  “The Giver” is another one of my favorites, focusing on the idea that how you view your life depends on the experiences you encounter throughout your human experience and that wisdom  is gained through sharing these experiences.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My journey has been constructed by overcoming many challenges. Obstacles are the building blocks of success. I anticipate more challenges as I grow, change and learn. Obstacles show us things in life that we never knew possible and give us the opportunity to become something greater than ourselves. Reflect upon the greatness you see in the world and know that same greatness is mirrored within you.

Through my experiences, I was driven to create the show ‘Life Reflected’ which strives to show the world the limitless possibilities of human growth and kindness. Through the use of journalistic storytelling, I create mini-documentaries revolving around people’s lives. Giving the audience a unique, authentic look at life as experienced through another person’s journey. Life Reflected challenges viewers to reflect upon their own human experience, embrace their truth, and live life undefined by circumstances. Magnifying our human connection through shared experiences at a heightened level of the human condition. Showcasing everyday people who inspire us, challenge us, transform our daily lives, and enrich our communities. Every life has a story, What’s yours?

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I love Los Angeles. It’s a “choose your own adventure” city where everyday you could experience something new. The diversity in food, culture, and natural beauty make this city truly one of a kind. A perfect weekend adventure for me, would start at point Sycamore Cove Beach in Northern Malibu. Taking the day to drive south on the Pacific Coast Highway, taking detours to explore winding roads and hike hidden trails through the canyons of Malibu. Stoping for lunch at Malibu Cafe on the pier. Our drive continues through Topanga with a quick stop at Hidden Treasures thrift store in Topanga where you can always find a unique item or oddity to add to your collection. While in Topanga let’s take a stroll through Red Rock State Park for an otherworldly hike through the canyons. As the magical golden sunset hour approaches we grab sandwiches from Bay Cities and picnic at Palisades Park enjoying the sunset over the water with the Santa Monica Pier in view. If we have another day to play, We would spend it on the Venice Beach Boardwalk roller skating and checking out the interesting local flare and fun street art along Abbott Kinney and Rose Ave. Grabbing food from any of the numerous food trucks allow the way.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My life journey has been elevated, inspired, and brought to you by the unwavering support, creative energy, and strength of my treasured family and friends. Cultivating a community who share in your successes and challenge you to overcome failures is essential.

My community holds one another accountable and creates an environment of safe idea exploration and has been essential throughout my life.

Website: https://me1740.wixsite.com/julietlemar
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/juliet.lemar/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliet-lemar-298baba/
Youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UC2JY8ewIP3sYnUs5RbadCyA

Image Credits
Sheldon Botler

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