Life Stages Founder, Arlecia Martin, has traveled the world as a businesswoman
and private citizen. Yet, she also traveled with the awareness of a daughter,
a single mother and a woman who was balancing all the responsibilities women
face in today's multitasking world. She saw the challenges faced by women who
have financial means and by women who must scavenge to survive. One
common trait would bond her with these diverse and different people in a "woman-to-woman
Whether it be children, parents, birth control, money, men, illness, or joy
- women everywhere experience the same challenges. They cope, they face them
as their life changes and they work through the stages of "womanhood". She observed
that the women who had the opportunity to share their thoughts and difficulties
with other women - older and younger - seemed to handle their lives with more
hope, direction and confidence.
Out of these experiences and observations, Life Stages was founded. One of the
most striking traits she observed in her travels, was the role of women as the
heart of the family - the keepers of traditions, values and customs.
Arlecia has developed Life Stages as a vehicle which will allow this time honored
tradition - the passing on of womanly wisdom to other women - to continue and
to be encouraged.