Beyond age, ethnicity, or any achievement, I am inspired by people’s hearts. Acknowledging the common character and moral qualities of these incredible women is what will truly inspiHer.

When you flip on the TV or scroll through the web, there is no doubt you’ve seen the inspiring stories of women beating the odds or serving in unconventional roles. There are inspirational women throughout history, cultural icons like Rosie the Riveter reminding us “We can do it!” More recently, San Francisco 49ers coach Katie Sowers made history, becoming the first woman to coach in the Super Bowl. The stories of these well-known women can be found with a simple Google search, but what about the inspiring females in our very own community? In this special edition of Focus on Carlsbad, we are celebrating the inspiring women of Carlsbad. 

If I’m being honest, this issue got me right in the feelers. As a mom to three girls, it is such a wonderful anthology of the type of women I hope for them to look up to. The opportunity to meet these women and gain a bit of their wisdom is such an honor. Hearing their stories offered a sweet reminder of all the good we have right here in our own community. 

Resilient. Intentional. Passionate. Creative. Kind. Strong. Authentic. Faithful. Bold.

In addition to the local features, we have included some helpful resources for you to become a positive presence and inspiration to others.
Luna Yoga shared some at home yoga inspiration to maintain physical and mental health. Be sure to catch up with Carlsbad Main Street on all of the current projects taking place in the heart of our community.

We also dug up some great information to help with your backyard garden in New Mexico.  There is something about this season that sparks a yearning for the outdoors. After being cooped up indoors through the cold months, spring provides a warm welcome into a season of growth. 

As you read through this edition, it is my hope that you will gain some inspiration and are reminded of your own potential. It is essential that we have people to look up to in our own lives. I hope you feel compelled to reach out to someone who inspires you and tell them thank you.

Warm wishes for Spring!

Jessica Addington, Editorial Director

About the Editor
Jessica Addington is the editorial director of Focus on Carlsbad.
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