Joe Tedrick – To Live Authentically

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Monday, July 14th, 2014

Where can we be our true authentic self? It's human nature to avoid vulnerability, in an effort to protect ourselves. But, if we can overcome our fears and embrace all that we are, strengths and weaknesses alike, we open ourselves to incredible opportunities to connect with others. And when we all recognize and celebrate each other's differences, a community is created where we can let our individuality radiate. Joe Tedrick knows the power of being authentic, and the value of ... Continue Reading



Letisha Pittman – The Journey Has Just Begun

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Friday, July 11th, 2014

When starting a new journey, we never quite know what the exact destination will be or how we will have changed when we finally get there. The process provides ample opportunities for growth, as we prepare ourselves for the worst, packing our survival skills and resilience, and we hope for the best, making sure to tuck away plenty of hopefulness and courage. Whether we discover a new passion, make a friend, or acquire a skill along the way, we always ... Continue Reading



Donna Griffin – A Rewarding Model for Success

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

The lessons we learn as children often stick with us for a lifetime. Having been taught polite manners, saying ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ become automatic. Or our parents may have instilled strict morals and a strong work ethic into our upbringing, so that the determination to succeed is ingrained in our outlook. Whatever the foundation we stem from, our roots influence the person we become and the beliefs we hold. Donna Griffin knows firsthand what a significant role good values ... Continue Reading



Keyea Webster – Funding Your Dream

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Monday, July 7th, 2014

What goes through your mind when identifying goals? Setting yourself up to achieve success is a process. Hard work and discipline play a large part in attaining this success, and passion makes a huge difference. Hours of practice go in to learning a concerto on the piano, while quiet mental concentration may precede horse jumping at a grand prix. Beyond the rigors of groundwork and training, many passions require money to pay for lessons or equipment as well. And, unfortunately, ... Continue Reading



Natalie Wilks – An Excitement for Life

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

It’s often characterized as butterflies in the stomach or the inability to sit still. Maybe it’s just a huge smile on our face and the desire to take on a new day, but when we feel excited about something, we can’t help ourselves, we need to share it and express it because holding it in makes us feel like we are going to burst. Natalie Wilks loves sharing her excitement with others, hoping it will inspire them to find the ... Continue Reading



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