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Elizabeth Dunn – The Journey Is the Destination

Posted by on Friday, April 11th, 2014

Life is about the journey, not the destination. We've heard that quote so many times that it's easy to overlook it, or forget its meaning. But sometimes the most valuable lessons in life come in the simplest packages; the ones so obvious that we take them for granted. Everyone is striving for something, because we all have goals. Maybe it's a better job, or a larger house. Maybe it's to reach a certain time in life when we're free to ... Continue Reading

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Stacey Sucoff – A Special Bond

Posted by on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

What are your happiest childhood memories? If you think back to those carefree days, which ones do you hold most dear? Looking back as an adult, was there a single part of your youth that has helped shape who you became? Stacey Sucoff recalls with nostalgic delight her summers at sleep-away camp. For two blissful months each year, she and her sister joined kids from around the country, forming some of the most salient, important memories of her youth. “It was ... Continue Reading

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Wendy Foster – A Safety Net

Posted by on Monday, April 7th, 2014

In life, it is impossible to predict everything that might happen, but it is possible to be prepared for just about anything. You can weave a safety net for yourself and pull together a plan so the choices of others may not impact you as much. In life, you can take control. When you’re in and around the military, you understand the importance of minimizing risks. Flying is a lot like life- there are things that can go wrong for which ... Continue Reading

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Katie Lightman – Photographs and Memories

Posted by on Friday, April 4th, 2014

Children have always been one of Katie Lightman’s greatest joys, and she has spent most of her life caring for them, from volunteering as a teenager to becoming a pediatric nurse practitioner as an adult. Her devotion to soothing wounds and worries is always present, even if it means working long hours away from her own family. One and a half years ago, Katie was making her rounds in the pediatric ward where she worked when she received a photograph ... Continue Reading

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Colleen Flanigan – Live, Laugh, Love

Posted by on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

If you ask any of her friends to describe Colleen Flanigan, you’ll learn that she loves to laugh. She doesn’t want to miss out on an adventure or a chance to have fun. She’ll put on her party shoes and dance down the road to adventure, social events, and kick-backs, as long as there are delicious snacks on the table. If you ask Colleen if she wants to hit the town and make a few new friends in the process, ... Continue Reading

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Wendy Harsfield – Born To Inspire

Posted by on Monday, March 31st, 2014

We have all experienced, at least once in our lives, a situation in which we are suddenly blindsided. Something throws us off course without any time to prepare, or even to fully comprehend the weight of what is happening. Life is unpredictable that way, and there are no guarantees. But times like these give us the opportunity to ask ourselves what we are really made of, and can ultimately show us an inner strength we didn't even know we had. Wendy ... Continue Reading

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Kasi Treser – Every Second Counts

Posted by on Friday, March 28th, 2014

Have you ever had a moment when everything suddenly comes together in complete clarity, and you realize what matters most to you? Or, more accurately, who matters most? Because it's always the people in our lives, not the things or even the places, who make life worth living. It's exciting to visit a foreign city and it's great to live in a nice house, but at the end of the day, who you spent it with is all that truly ... Continue Reading

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Elizabeth Haynes – A New World

Posted by on Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

We have all felt afraid at some time in our lives. Maybe that fear was a passing, irrational one, like a childhood fear of the dark or a monster under the bed. As we grow into adults, true fear is something that only surfaces when there is a more rational reason: an immediate threat to our safety, or a diagnosis with a grave medical condition. But for people who suffer from agoraphobia, fear is something to confront on a daily ... Continue Reading

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Kate Hester – Actions Speak Louder

Posted by on Monday, March 24th, 2014

In the middle of a brutal Colorado winter, Kate Hester rushed her two-week-old son to the hospital. As his oxygen levels continued to drop, her panic rose and so did her feeling of helplessness as she waited for the news that he was battling a dangerous virus. As she paced the floor of his small hospital room, full of the worry a mother feels when her child is in danger, miles away strangers were taking advantage of her misfortune. She ... Continue Reading

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Shannon Burke – The Sky is the Limit

Posted by on Friday, March 21st, 2014

Our culture constantly reminds us, through commercials and extreme product slogans, that we always need to be ready for an adventure. Usually, the challenges flashed at us by the media are indeed extreme ones - travelling the world on a yacht, or braving a remote jungle. But in reality, there are many different kinds of adventures: the quiet frisson of performance, the honor of serving your country, the daily struggle and joy of raising a family. Sometimes, simply finding something ... Continue Reading

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