Melinda Staab – Refusing to Give Up on Passion

Posted by on Friday, March 27th, 2015

We make each decision with the knowledge that every path comes with its own set of pros and cons. Sometimes our choices are not what we want most, but they’re the most practical. That might mean choosing a more pragmatic career and forgoing a passion-driven route. Yet, if we take advantage of new opportunities that arise throughout our lives, we may venture down an unexpected path and get the chance to revisit those ambitions we once reluctantly turned away from. From ... Continue Reading


Rose Gallo-Rojas – Adopting the Mindset to See Her Life Differently

Posted by on Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

The room is tense and uncertainty lingers in the air. Everyone is on edge as they attempt to go about their daily routines. Under such conditions, it’s nearly impossible to produce quality work. This was the type of uneasy environment Rose Gallo-Rojas endured during a long period of corporate restructuring, which ultimately resulted in the elimination of her position. Forced in a new direction, she adjusted her mindset to see if she could somehow find the good amidst a very ... Continue Reading


Jena Kravitz – Finding Strength in the Support

Posted by on Friday, March 20th, 2015

Whether it’s struggling to lift a heavy box or frantically planning an important event, there are countless instances in our lives when we want to believe that we can do it all by ourselves. Even if we are physically strong enough to lift that box and competent enough to make all those party arrangements on our own, the fact remains it would be easier if we permitted someone to lend a hand. Our individual strength is only bolstered when combined ... Continue Reading


Julie Darling – Following Her Father’s Footsteps and Creating Her Own Way

Posted by on Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Julie Darling always felt compelled to help people, but as she grew up and put herself through school as an aspiring model, she struggled to pinpoint exactly how she wanted to do so. She learned the value of relationships at a very young age from her father, the VP of Public Relations for one of the two major utility companies in the Midwest. Watching him at home as well as attending his functions, Julie developed a great admiration for her ... Continue Reading


Jen Dede Kelly – Create the Life You Want to Live!

Posted by on Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Beneath the stage lights, a rush of adrenaline surges through your body. The unique thrill of performing before a crowd is palpable, up until the moment you step off stage to feel a wash of gratifying relief. It is there, backstage, that another kind of magic lingers. As a performer, Jen Dede Kelly has always been awed and inspired by the collaboration and camaraderie that thrive behind the scenes of a successful production. Ever since she first experienced that feeling ... Continue Reading


Sarah Beyersdorf – Giving Back and Regaining Her Sense of Self

Posted by on Friday, March 13th, 2015

"Give, and you shall receive" is a popular adage for good reason. Small instances of generosity have the power to bring about profound joy—in both the giver and the receiver. Our lives are richer and more fulfilled when we spread goodness and hope to others—when we give where we see a need. The desire to give has always been central to Sarah Beyersdorf’s purpose in life and acts as the driving force behind her career aspirations. A need arises Sarah’s career began ... Continue Reading


Haley Cardenas – To Give in a Meaningful Way

Posted by on Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

In line to pay her bill after a visit to the doctor, Haley Cardenas overheard the man in front of her tell the nurse that he was unable to pay for the surgery he was scheduled to have that day. The nurse informed him that, unfortunately, his only option would be to come back for the surgery when he had enough money. Forlorn, the man went and sat down, trying to figure out what he should do next. Without hesitation, ... Continue Reading


Jenni Weber – A Journey of Gratitude

Posted by on Monday, March 9th, 2015

It’s just another Monday morning at Jenni Weber’s house, but the air is brimming with hope, enthusiasm and gratitude. Jenni’s Rodan + Fields® team is gathered for their weekly meeting in her living room, where they share their dreams and help each other break down the steps necessary to achieve their goals. They share business-building strategies with one another over coffee and discuss their plans for the future. “It’s empowering to be amongst like-minded people who are supporting you in ... Continue Reading


Sara Cavallaro – Taking Control of Her Happiness

Posted by on Friday, March 6th, 2015

Imagine that your entire family is gathered around the dinner table, actually taking the time to enjoy a meal together. No one is absent due to a hectic work schedule. No one is asking to be excused early for a school project, and there is no pressure for each of you to quickly shovel food into your mouths before rushing off to another practice or to answer emails that weren’t addressed earlier in the day. Everyone is calm and able ... Continue Reading


Becky Lindley – We Are the Choices We Make

Posted by on Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

How we choose to spend our time defines the spirit of who we are. It’s the small moments in particular—when a stranger holds a door open or when a friend stays behind to clean up after a party—that we see someone’s true character shine through. Whether it is dedication to a special cause or the inclination to put others first, our individual passions set each of us apart from one another. The sacrifices we are willing to make for the ... Continue Reading