Elizabeth Haynes – A New World

Posted by Rodan + Fields 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



Kate Hester – Actions Speak Louder

Posted by Rodan + Fields 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



Shannon Burke – The Sky is the Limit

Posted by Rodan + Fields 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



Gabriel Sedlak – The American Dream

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

On August 26th, 2008, Gabriel Sedlak and a few friends gathered around a familiar table in their local coffee shop, as they had done so many times. But this time, they were talking about change. Each of them needed a change in their lives. Gabriel, who had been in the direct sales business for many years, was in transition and looking to find another direct selling company that was new and cutting edge. He also had long term sustainability in ... Continue Reading



Nisha Zenoff – Life’s Winding Road

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Monday, March 17th, 2014

“I believe great things are going to happen in life for this young man,” Nisha Zenoff recalls saying to her former husband about their dinner guest one evening. It was the 1970's, and Nisha and her ex-husband, who was a professor at Stanford at the time, had spent the last evening engaged in lively conversation with a bright young man headed to graduate business school. As with many friendships, the roads they followed from that enjoyable evening diverged, but would ... Continue Reading



Peggy Coven- A Portrait of an Artist

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Friday, March 14th, 2014

We all dream ourselves into the future- we try to paint a picture of what our life will be like in five days, five weeks, or five years. But too often that painting is abstract: it is blurred, with only the vaguest outlines. Alternately, Peggy Coven, an artist, managed to turn that abstraction into a crystal-clear landscape. In 2010, her friend Jenny Parsons asked her “What does a day in the life of Peggy Coven look like five years from ... Continue Reading



Lesley Bush – Three Ways to Redefine

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

“There comes a time when you can either let life happen to you or you can take control and make your life happen.” If you ask Lesley Bush what she does, she proudly answers, “I’m a Mom.” That wasn’t always the case. For ten years, Lesley Bush lived her dream job as a PR Executive for a global children's entertainment brand. She enjoyed her career and became highly successful in her field, but after a period of reflection, she reached a ... Continue Reading



Ashley Ullstein – A New Chapter

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Monday, March 10th, 2014

Ashley Ullstein will always have a special place in her heart for New Orleans, and as a native of the city, she still considers it to be another home. But she has equally enjoyed  bring up her children in the small town of Martinsville, Virginia, where people care about the lives of their neighbors.  She is actively involved in her community, and appreciates the ease of daily life a small town provides. But while small town life has its charms, ... Continue Reading



Lori Navares – Redefining Wealth

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Friday, March 7th, 2014

Wealth doesn't always come in the form of a dollar amount. For Lori, wealth comes in many forms: feeling happy in knowing she has been a part of making others happy, and appreciating all that life has offered her so far. “My mother taught me from a very young age to first and foremost be rich in love.” Lori came from humble beginnings and there were times when, as a single parent, her mother couldn't always provide everything she and ... Continue Reading



Lori Manning – Family Values

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Lori Manning has been a stay-at-home mom for most of her adult life, and she has enjoyed every moment of it. She has joyfully and thoughtfully brought up her children to be the kind and successful adults they are today, and family has always been the most important part of her life. She is thankful that she got to be there for her children as they grew up, applauding their accomplishments and cheering them on in all of their endeavors. ... Continue Reading