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Gabriel Sedlak – The American Dream

Posted by on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

On August 26th, 2008, Gabriel Sedlak and a few friends gathered around a familiar table in their local coffee shop, as they had done so many times. But this time, they were talking about change. Each of them needed a change in their lives. Gabriel, who had been in the direct sales business for many years, was in transition and looking to find another direct selling company that was new and cutting edge. He also had long term sustainability in ... Continue Reading

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Nisha Zenoff – Life’s Winding Road

Posted by on Monday, March 17th, 2014

“I believe great things are going to happen in life for this young man,” Nisha Zenoff recalls saying to her former husband about their dinner guest one evening. It was the 1970's, and Nisha and her ex-husband, who was a professor at Stanford at the time, had spent the last evening engaged in lively conversation with a bright young man headed to graduate business school. As with many friendships, the roads they followed from that enjoyable evening diverged, but would ... Continue Reading

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Peggy Coven- A Portrait of an Artist

Posted by on Friday, March 14th, 2014

We all dream ourselves into the future- we try to paint a picture of what our life will be like in five days, five weeks, or five years. But too often that painting is abstract: it is blurred, with only the vaguest outlines. Alternately, Peggy Coven, an artist, managed to turn that abstraction into a crystal-clear landscape. In 2010, her friend Jenny Parsons asked her “What does a day in the life of Peggy Coven look like five years from ... Continue Reading

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Lesley Bush – Three Ways to Redefine

Posted by on Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

“There comes a time when you can either let life happen to you or you can take control and make your life happen.” If you ask Lesley Bush what she does, she proudly answers, “I’m a Mom.” That wasn’t always the case. For ten years, Lesley Bush lived her dream job as a PR Executive for a global children's entertainment brand. She enjoyed her career and became highly successful in her field, but after a period of reflection, she reached a ... Continue Reading

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Ashley Ullstein – A New Chapter

Posted by on Monday, March 10th, 2014

Ashley Ullstein will always have a special place in her heart for New Orleans, and as a native of the city, she still considers it to be another home. But she has equally enjoyed  bring up her children in the small town of Martinsville, Virginia, where people care about the lives of their neighbors.  She is actively involved in her community, and appreciates the ease of daily life a small town provides. But while small town life has its charms, ... Continue Reading

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Lori Navares – Redefining Wealth

Posted by on Friday, March 7th, 2014

Wealth doesn't always come in the form of a dollar amount. For Lori, wealth comes in many forms: feeling happy in knowing she has been a part of making others happy, and appreciating all that life has offered her so far. “My mother taught me from a very young age to first and foremost be rich in love.” Lori came from humble beginnings and there were times when, as a single parent, her mother couldn't always provide everything she and ... Continue Reading

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Lori Manning – Family Values

Posted by on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Lori Manning has been a stay-at-home mom for most of her adult life, and she has enjoyed every moment of it. She has joyfully and thoughtfully brought up her children to be the kind and successful adults they are today, and family has always been the most important part of her life. She is thankful that she got to be there for her children as they grew up, applauding their accomplishments and cheering them on in all of their endeavors. ... Continue Reading

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Carrie Henke – Destination Unlimited

Posted by on Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Carrie Henke had one important goal to achieve by the age of twenty-five: to visit twenty-five countries. An eager world traveler, she has a passion for life and wishes to explore all of its many possibilities. In 2007, Carrie began her journey and moved to Europe. She surpassed her “twenty-five by twenty-five” goal with ease, and actually visited twenty-six countries by the time she reached her twenty-fifth birthday. For Carrie, this unlocked a realm of possibilities and launched her to ... Continue Reading

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Andrea Sills – Time, for Now

Posted by on Friday, February 28th, 2014

When you are young, time always seems to pass more slowly. The years stretch out before you, full of possibilities that are seemingly endless. In youth, you don't think of getting older or of your own immortality. And you don't consider the moment when you will one day have to say goodbye to someone you love forever. Life is like that, and while we're chasing our dreams or just making dinner, the clock is ticking. Ask anyone who is old ... Continue Reading

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Jeanie Berna – There’s No Place Like Home

Posted by on Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Jeanie Berna met her husband in the untamed beauty of Yellowstone National Park over thirty-five years ago. In 1977, the couple married and settled nearby in Montana. They both always had a strong affection for the northwestern corner of America, although the cold was the one caveat to an otherwise perfect landscape. Years later, when they moved farther south, Jeanie dreamed that they would one day return to the Northwest to retire, and she held onto that dream for many ... Continue Reading

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