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

Hi Leslie, the decisions we make often shape our story in profound ways. What was one of the most difficult decisions you’ve had to make?
The toughest choice I faced was when I had to decide whether to stay in a career for the benefit of someone else. Deep down, I knew that this path did not align with my true passion or calling. It was a challenging period where I had to make tough decisions that impacted not only myself but also those dearest to me. I had to stand up for my desires and express my truth, which was a daunting task.
Thankfully following that inner knowing has come full circle!

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Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I specialize in capturing yoga through photography, often inspired by the beauty of nature. The art I create is distinct, making it unique. Many who view my work assume I hire a professional photographer, but in truth, I am both the yogi, the artist, and the photographer. When I create need solitude, because I am constantly inviting and humbling myself to the creative energies.

It took time for me to understand that creativity evolves naturally, on its own timeline and with its own rhythm. Creation cannot be rushed; it requires listening and patience to unfold with Grace.

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If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
This would depend upon the person visiting. I would want to take into account their personal desires, However, I can tell you that we would be in nature.
I would love to give them choices such as:

A visit to the Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden
A quiet lunch at Kalachandji’s
A day trip to Fort Worth to see The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth or the Japanese Garden
A transformational facial with the healing hands of Hayley Wood at The Therapeutic Skin Coach
A walk or bike ride around White Rock Lake
Some shopping at Uncommon Market
Tickle the senses at Eataly Dallas
A walk around the Dallas Arboretum
A quick drive by the Cattle Drive Sculptures by Robert Summers
Take in The chapel of Thanks-Giving Square
An afternoon at Kimball Art Museum
A drive through Kessler Park, appreciating the beautiful homes
Dinner at Javier’s Gourmet Mexicano
… and if they like history The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

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The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to express my gratitude to those who have shown unwavering love, support, guidance, and inspiration along my journey. Special thanks go out to my husband Duncan, Deborah from Mama Medicine for her mentorship, and Ty Landrum for his invaluable contribution to my yoga journey. Additionally, I extend my thanks to Paramahansa Yogananda for the abundant wisdom he has shared with us all.

Website: https://lesliestorms.com/

Instagram: https://Instagram.com/lesliestorms

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leslie-storms-4288a49

Youtube: https://youtube.com/@LeslieStorms108?si=pKSpewRC7lwCSbxh

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Leslie Storms

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