5

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

FacebookTwitterEmail

11

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

FacebookTwitterEmail

13

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

FacebookTwitterEmail

11

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

FacebookTwitterEmail

16

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

FacebookTwitterEmail

5

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

FacebookTwitterEmail

2

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

FacebookTwitterEmail

1

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

FacebookTwitterEmail

13

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

FacebookTwitterEmail

8

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

FacebookTwitterEmail