25 Faces

Closing Thoughts on 25 Faces

Yesterday saw the last of my 25 interviews for my 25 Faces project. The entire journey from start to finish for me was incredibly powerful. I experienced so many feelings of both joy and sadness, from the lowest and highest…

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25 Faces: Jamie Doss-Glockzin

Today I’d like to introduce you to my last interviewee in 25 Faces, Jamie Doss-Glockzin. Selecting the last person to interview was probably one of the toughest decisions for this project. Something that I don’t often talk about is that…

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25 Faces: Sarah Wennersten

I’ve shared a few stories this month on inspirational women who have been on their own unique weight loss journey, and as you all know, my weight and healthy living is something that I struggle with each day as well….

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25 Faces: Rita Hibbard

Rita has worked as a reporter and editor in the print, online and broadcast platforms for most of her career. She feels extraordinarily lucky to have worked as a newswoman during some of the most exciting and fulfilling times in…

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25 Faces: Jenna Reyna

One of my first memories of Jenna was during our freshman year of college. It was a dreary, rainy evening, and a friend and I were wandering our residence hall when we stopped in Jenna’s room. We sat down to…

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25 Faces: Valeriya Kostova

Jon’s and my trip to France and Norway was spent with two travel companions, Allan and Valeriya. Over the course of our two weeks together, I got to know Valeriya quite well and heard bits and pieces of her story….

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25 Faces: Lauren James

During my time at Pacific Lutheran University, I met Lauren James, an incredible opera singer and vocal performance major. I’d noticed that she walked with a slight limp and had an interestingly shaped scar on her chest. I didn’t think…

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25 Faces: Susan Blythe-Goodman

Susan Blythe-Goodman currently works for Peace for the Streets by Kids from the Streets (PSKS) in Seattle as a GED Instructor with homeless youth. PSKS provides support and services to Seattle area homeless youth and young adults. PSKS targets their…

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25 Faces: Dana Williams

I’m quite blessed when it comes to my Zumba family. Dana Williams is another one of my truly inspirational instructors, whom I’ve had the opportunity to Zumba with her for about 3 years now. Dana is a 50-something divorcee. She…

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25 Faces: Michele Burklund

Last October I was thousands of miles from home in New York City, attending Lucky Magazine’s Lucky FABB conference. A group of fashion bloggers in one of the breakout sessions passed around business cards and I stumbled upon a fellow…

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