Meditation: 101

Silence; absolute, uninterrupted, completely focused silence.For some, silence can be a terrifying. For others, it’s pure bliss. Silencing your mind to focus on one thing is essentially the goal of meditation. In our busy lives, most people can’t imagine …

Conquest Health & Fitness Foundation

Being aware of personal health is an important aspect of living a better, stronger and longer life. Conquest Health and Fitness Center aims to help their clients reach their fitness goals and reshape, rebuild and renew their lives. The owner, Andre Hutson, …

Old Town’s Rock Star

Anyone who is on the prowl for a new property wants to make sure that their building is sitting on a safe piece of land; that’s when they call Ruthie Doering. Doering is a geologist who works at Triterra, an environmental consulting company located …

Achieving Goals

Pamela Comer Manager at YazakiNot many people discover a direct path to their career, especially not on the first try. Then again, not everyone is as blessed as 37-year-old, Pamela Comer. After graduating from Central Michigan University with a bachelor’s …

Enhancing Public School Education

Education is one of the most important tools that we have to shape youth. However, finding the money to keep student activities thriving is not always an easy task. It can be challenging to raise funds for education in urban public school districts. The …

Children’s Ballet Theatre

The curtain rises as a hush falls on the crowd. The spotlight flashes onto the stage, revealing the pitter patter of feet moving from one end to the next. Each movement has a beautiful fluidity that only dancers can express. The Children’s Ballet Theatre …

Andrea Rodriguez Caring about Women Locally

Some people are just born to help others — they have a knack for seeing a need and filling it to the best of their abilities. Being selfless is effortless; being caring is second nature; being empathetic is part of what drives their actions. In nearly …

Driving Success

Rhondell Brown Founder of Diligent Destinations Have his own business by 25; be a millionaire by 38. “I feel like it’s important to have goals,” says Rhondell Brown. The 24-year-old Michigan State University student has already completed one of …

Balancing Work and Play

Todd Lake Admissions Advisor at Northwood University Between being a student, a husband and a father, among other things, Todd Lake has a full plate of responsibilities. Being the ultimate modern day man is also what makes him so down to earth, …

Finding Furever Homes

When staff members at the Capital Area Humane Society (CAHS) walk into work, they’re welcomed by the croons of more than 40 dogs. Kittens snoozing in the lobby peek through sleepy eyes at the morning commotion as they try to get their last bit of sleep …

Local Women: Karen May

Growing With Her Business and Her Family Karen May Owner of May Family Chiropractic Not many people can say that they have traveled around the United States, France, Austria and Canada with the U.S. Olympic bobsledding team, but Karen May can. …

Serving Up Success in Lansing

Children are our future; it’s important to prepare them for the future by teaching them how to succeed. The Todd Martin Youth Leadership Foundation (TMF) understands that. In 1993, Todd Martin, his father and his coach decided to create a foundation …