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Meet Joe Frederick
Mortgage lender, marathon runner and yoga teacher

February 2017

Photo by David Szymanski

What is the greatest gift yoga has given you?

“The greatest gift I found is peace and being in the present moment  — the only place where life really exists. I started for the asana, the movement and exercise, but like so many others,  I stayed for the mental clarity, peace of mind and quieter mind. ”

What similarities have you found between your home mortgage business and your yoga practice?

“I’ve been lending since 1977, and there is great joy in lending. I am helping second and third generations of families now. Children of homeowners I met 20 years ago are becoming home buyers. Milwaukee is a big small town and small enough to be a community. If we could all get more connection going, I think there would be fewer problems. ”


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