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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

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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

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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

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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

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Micaela and Matthew Brancato – Finding The Passion To Serve

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Monday, June 9th, 2014

In those difficult moments, when everything seems dark and empty, how do you pick yourself up and find the strength to carry on? And knowing the struggle and distress that swallows us after the loss of a close friend or loved one, how then can you bring even a glimpse of relief from that sorrow for others? Surrounded by grieving friends, these were the questions going through Micaela Brancato’s mind as she and her husband, Matthew, sat at a memorial ... Continue Reading

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Laura Meijer – An Avenue For Growth

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Friday, June 6th, 2014

Who are you? And what defines you as a person? Sometimes we use our careers as a way to label ourselves, using terms like doctor, teacher, or engineer. Maybe it’s a family name that gives us a sense of belonging or a title such as wife or mother within our family. Our identities are important not only because it’s how others see us, but because it’s how we see ourselves. When we are overwhelmed with responsibilities and commitments to others, ... Continue Reading

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Dawn Bear – Making A Happy Life Happier

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

It’s a blessing when we find ourselves in a place of bliss, enjoying our job, surrounded by positive friends, and loving family. The finances are covered and our stresses few. It’s more than contentment; it’s happiness. During these times, we aren’t actively searching for something more, we’re loving the life we have. This is how Dawn Bear felt, but then an opportunity presented itself that made her open her eyes to the chance of even greater happiness, a life infused ... Continue Reading

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Kim and Rick Krause – Living Your Vision

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Monday, June 2nd, 2014

We often need to make sacrifices to ensure that we get by. Whether that’s giving up a couple hours of sleep or cutting back on expenses, it’s difficult to experience the small moments or recognize the minute details that make life so incredible when we’re constantly rushing around, figuring out how to fit everything in. Finding a way to do more than make ends meet and truly live has been a priority for Kim and Rick Krause in their journey ... Continue Reading

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Terry Jacobson – An Open Mind To Find Work You Love

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Friday, May 30th, 2014

To wake up each morning and know that you’ll have fun at your job is a luxury not many people experience. Too often work is associated with drudgery and stress. The ability to find work that you are passionate about, is meaningful and helpful to others and to have fun doing it is rare. Yet, Terry Jacobson was able to find all of that in not one, but two careers. It isn’t about specifics for Terry, it’s about bettering your entire ... Continue Reading

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Alison and Mitch Groder – Thriving Through Transition

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Transformations within us and around us are inevitable. We age, fall in love, get let go from jobs, and discover new passions and talents within ourselves all the time. Whether we choose to resist or go along with the constant string of events life throws our way, they happen regardless. Some of the twists are thrilling, while some are unexpectedly scary. Alison and Mitch Groder are grateful to have found a means to stay grounded and find security through both ... Continue Reading

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