Melinda Hickey – Creating a Legacy That Lasts

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

When stretched financially, we’re often forced to cut back to get by. Melinda Hickey knew this firsthand, but she refused to let seeing her family be one of the sacrifices she had to make. When she exited the plane in Montana, visiting her grandkids for the first time in nearly a year, and saw the oldest boy running at her, shouting, “Finally! I get to see you,” Melinda knew that moment would inspire her to keep persevering so she could ... Continue Reading



Diana Acosta-Hosein – Inspiring Happiness

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Monday, June 30th, 2014

There are little voices in our heads that try to tell us important messages. We tend to listen to the ones that yell, “Feed me!” or plea, “I’m tired.” But, what about the one that whispers, “I’m unhappy.” Do we not give this one as much attention because it isn’t as demanding as the rest? Do we feel it is less important than our other needs? Diana Acosta-Hosein has come to understand that happiness is the most important thing in ... Continue Reading



Natalie Flowers – Bigger Dreams for Better Lives

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Friday, June 27th, 2014

It can be a challenge distinguishing between what we need and what we want in order to maintain a balanced life. It often works out that the wants, like buying a new car, get put on hold while the needs, like fixing the leaky roof and buying the kids new clothes, take precedence. But what if pursuing our wants allowed us to take care of the needs and provide a way to make the bigger dreams and desires a possibility, ... Continue Reading



Jennifer McKay – Coming Home Again

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Where we come from shapes who we are, whether that’s our family or the city where we were raised. Many of us feel a strong sense of belonging when surrounded by others from our hometown or when showing our home team pride. For Jennifer McKay, New Orleans has always been home, but when her family was forced to evacuate after Hurricane Katrina, she found herself feeling like an important part of her identity was missing. Her commitment and perseverance have ... Continue Reading



Morgan Rush – Resolve To Make It Happen

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Where exactly do our dreams begin? And, more importantly, how do we begin to make those dreams a reality? Too often we’re blinded by the things standing in our way. Sometimes it’s a fear of failure or intimidation at the realization of how much work will be involved that stops us from even trying to achieve our goals. For Morgan Rush, it just took the decision to ignore the obstacles and the resolve to make her dreams come true. Morgan strives ... Continue Reading



Christina Petraglia – Changing Lives Any Way You Can

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Friday, June 20th, 2014

What qualifies as making a difference in someone’s life? Is it the amount of money you spend or the duration of time you devote at their side? Or is it an individualized effort, the significance of a personalized act? If given the opportunity to help using a million dollars or sponsoring a few childhood cancer patients by providing superhero capes to help them forget their battle for even a moment, Christina Petraglia would pick the latter without hesitation. Dedicated to ... Continue Reading



Kate Johns – Developing Relationships Within A Busy Life

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Have you ever tried juggling spaghetti? Kate Johns imagines it’s a lot like most of the adventures that take place in her lively household. Meal time usually involves her five-year-old practicing tae kwon do, her three-year-old twins singing, dancing or throwing tantrums, while her one-year-old feeds the dog from his spoon, and in the midst of all the commotion, some bellies get fed too! It's her own domestic circus: busy, loud, and fun! Kate is the ringleader, and she loves ... Continue Reading



Josh and Nicole Cormany – Commit To Change

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Monday, June 16th, 2014

If you could press fast forward on your life, what would you see? Will you be sitting with grandchildren, telling them stories about trips you took and the achievements you’re most proud of? Will your memories be rich with risks you took and friendships you found along the way? Or will there be little to tell because you were too scared to go for the things you wanted? Nicole and Josh Cormany know that at the end of their lives, ... Continue Reading



Valerie and Theo Harding – Doing More Together

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Friday, June 13th, 2014

A trained chef by trade, Valerie Harding found herself working for a food service management company, doing their marketing and culinary programs. She was doing well, but the job required her to do a lot of traveling. “I remember coming home after a 10 day business trip and my son, who was one at the time, walked up and clung on to me. I looked at my husband, Theo, and said ‘I can’t do this anymore.” At that point, Valerie ... Continue Reading



Kelly Vanderver – Reach Up and Reach Out

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

When are we at our best? And what makes our successes truly matter? More often than not, our accomplishments feel greater when we can share our happiness with others who will join in celebrating our promotion at work or the excitement of buying a new home. Even our moments of grief and struggle are lightened when we’re able to reach out and share with someone willing to lift our burdens. Reaching others through her work, Kelly Vanderver loves the way ... Continue Reading