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Lana Kitto – Following Her Heart

Posted by on Friday, October 18th, 2013

Sometimes when you know what you want, you just know. Your heart says “yes” to something, and there is no second guessing it. This is the way Lana Kitto approaches life. A great example of this is when her future husband walked through the door at a friend's house in Montana. Lana had stopped in for a visit while on a cross-country drive. She had decided after having been in America for over a year that she should head home ... Continue Reading

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Stephanie Kelly – Starting Over

Posted by on Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

The last few years of Stephanie Kelly's life have brought many changes. As a divorcee and a mother of two, she found herself starting over as a single parent. Being a successful CFO of an energy company, she wasn't too worried about her financial future, but then more changes came her way. She was told that not only would she have to relocate to Texas, but that the company she worked for would be sold in the next three years. ... Continue Reading

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Barbara Cozza – A Balancing Act

Posted by on Monday, October 14th, 2013

“It's not a good idea to have all of your eggs in one basket,” Barbara Cozza said in a recent interview. She and her husband own two optical stores, and as a business owner, she knows the importance of balancing both your life and your finances. Three years ago, she had begun looking for something that would bring balance to her life. “Retail was never my dream,” she explains. She likes running the stores because she enjoys connecting with people. ... Continue Reading

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Lynne Nakamitsu – A Life Without Regrets

Posted by on Friday, October 11th, 2013

Image Courtesy of Jennifer Okamoto Fine Portraiture, LLC At the tender age of twenty-one, Lynne Nakamitsu heard the words everyone fears the most from her doctor: 'You have cancer.' Lynne was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, which is a rare diagnosis for someone so young. Having cancer at twenty-one not only threw her off guard, but obviously worried and devastated her and her parents. Lynne underwent the pain of rounds of chemotherapy that came with the illness, and remembers the look of ... Continue Reading

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Christina Bader-Casey – The Road Less Travelled

Posted by on Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Christina Badger-Casey, like most Americans, has spent many of her days under the thumb of corporate America. As a representative in medical device sales, she also spends many of her days behind the wheel of a car. Her job requires driving cross country sometimes as part of a demanding work week, so she has had countless hours to reflect on her life while on the road. "I used to drive around all day thinking 'I wish there was a way ... Continue Reading

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Eugenie Moreau – The Other Side

Posted by on Monday, October 7th, 2013

Fifteen years ago, Eugenie Moreau said goodbye to her family in Louisiana and followed her company to Atlanta, Georgia. Her career in corporate sales was a demanding one, but she was always very good at her job, and she embraced the change of moving to a new city. In Atlanta, she adjusted quickly and met a man whom she married. However, after five years of marriage, surprisingly it ended in divorce during the pregnancy of her son, Lohan. This unfortunate ... Continue Reading

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Andrea Allen – Always Ready For the Unexpected

Posted by on Friday, October 4th, 2013

"I used to think I could do it all. I thought I could work full time, be a career mom, raise our kids, and be a wife. I had the idea that I could be everything to everyone." Andrea Allen, a driven Physician Assistant, wife, and mother to two young children, confided in a recent interview that, after having her first child, she realized that she needed to slow down her pace. She was working long hours and starting a family ... Continue Reading

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Becky Cox – Teaching Success the Simple Way

Posted by on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Becky was leading a full and very busy life four years ago. A full time first grade teacher, she dedicated most of the time she wasn't at school to her three grandchildren. Being a devoted grandmother, no one could blame her for wanting to keep as much of her schedule open for her grandchildren as she could. She had no interest in adding anything more to her plate, and certainly wasn't interested in any extra work. Her life was complete ... Continue Reading

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Shannon Mains – Finding Balance and Planning a Family

Posted by on Monday, September 30th, 2013

At 32, Shannon Mains has been working for eleven years as a neonatal nurse in the intensive care unit. She sleeps three hours most nights, is often on call, and has frequently pursued travel nursing. She and her husband have moved twelve times in the last six years, living all over the country. Needless to say, she has had a busy life thus far, and even though she is often exhausted from the work, she says it is an exhilarating ... Continue Reading

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Michelle Haught – Finding Quality Over Quantity

Posted by on Friday, September 27th, 2013

Michelle Haught was eight months along in her pregnancy and working full time in the spring of 2011. Her career as an industrial engineer was demanding of her mental energy, and her time, and she wasn't looking for anything more to add to her busy life. She would be a mother of three when her baby arrived in a month's time, and she was preparing for a full home while still keeping up with the pace of her job. She ... Continue Reading

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