By Lisa Falzone

Growing up in Santa Barbara, California, all I wanted to do was swim. A childhood spent playing all types of sports gave way to a focus on swimming by middle…

By Susan Mazrui

I learned a long time ago to plan for the best but also to be a realist and prepare for the worst. The health challenges I’ve had since early in…

By Kiko Ezeonwuka

My mom was the typical Japanese woman. No more than 5 feet 2 inches and under 100 lbs. But she was scary as hell. I was born in Tokyo, Japan.…

By Celine Peyraud

I was born in Switzerland in 1980, a very sporty and temperamental little girl. During my teenage years, I first studied languages, then sociology and political science and eventually earned…

Lucie Dickenson_Anxiety
I absolutely believe we are more alike than we are different. We all have a story and your story may not be my story, but mine is just different in the details. It is
Kath Delaney
I recently read a poem by Natalie Diaz with a line that struck me: “I am riding the night on a full tank of gas, and my headlights are reaching out for something.”  For
Johanna Lakin
As far back into my past as I can remember, I had a loud, dominant inner critic–a voice that forced me to see myself through the eyes of negativity, failure and condemnation. Even as

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During a trip to Sugarloaf, Maine, in my freshman year of college, I saw snowboarders flying downhill and knew I had found my passion. As soon as the academic year ended, I moved to
I was born in Switzerland in 1980, a very sporty and temperamental little girl. During my teenage years, I first studied languages, then sociology and political science and eventually earned a degree in marketing.
Beverly Adams
For years through my volunteer work, I knew I had a calling to work with people suffering from substance abuse and mental illness.  Because of my life circumstances and responsibilities, it took a while
Greer Hendricks_Grit and Soul
I recently found a drawing from when I was a lot younger. It showed me with a husband and two children. In the picture, I am holding a book that I had written. Just
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