BY KELLY HITCHCOCK | Nov/Dec 2016 “The anxious sense of self is forged by two opposed and irreconcilable forces. The blind drives of biology and the moral constraints of society” – Sigmund Freud A good friend proposed a question on ...Read More »
A life fulfilled: Help your children find their passion and purpose and they’ll figure out what they want to be when they grow up
BY LESLIE HARRISON | Nov/Dec 2016 My daughter has a memory from her sixth-grade English class that she’d like to forget. Her teacher announced one day, “Alright class, we are going to go around the room and I want each ...Read More »
Deeper motivation: Maybe your diet and exercise plan isn’t working because you are doing it for all the wrong reasons
BY CRYSTAL BREAUX | Nov/Dec 2016 It’s the time of year again for tips on how to avoid putting on the five pounds that most Americans gain during the holidays. We hear these tips each year but they usually don’t ...Read More »
Take control: Are you a woman who lets your weight and others dictate your confidence? It’s time to change your motivation.
Writer: CRYSTAL BREAUX / September/October 2016 “Today, I feel good because I fit into my size 6 jeans.” “Today, I feel ugly because the scale is up two pounds from yesterday.” Women, it can feel like an emotional roller coaster ...Read More »
Building a better self: Overweight and unhappy, Beverly Kennedy discovered the transforming power of weightlifting. Now packed with muscle and brimming with confidence, she competes as a body builder.
Writer: DANNY MOGLE / Photographer: ANDREW D. BROSIG / September/October 2016 Beverly Kennedy knows the exact moment she hit rock bottom. She had just gone through a really bad divorce. Her confidence was shattered, her spirit was defeated and she ...Read More »
School of hard knocks: It’s tempting to do your kids’ class assignments to make sure they get good grades. Don’t do it. They’ll thank you later.
Writer: LESLIE HARRISION / September/December 2016 I received an email this summer from my kids’ school that stopped me cold: “It’s time to order school uniforms!” What? First of all, we barely had dipped our toes in the pool. Second, ...Read More »
Writer: DONNA SPANN / July/August 2016 If you have a child headed to college in the next year or two, or even in the next decade, you’ve likely spent time worrying about how your family is going to pay for ...Read More »
Writer: LESLIE HARRISON / July/August 2016 My son sheepishly looks at me, head cocked, hair skimming his eyes, and announces, “Um, I can’t find my wallet.” We are literally walking out the door for a whirlwind, multi-city college tour. There’s ...Read More »
The Lil’ Wrangler: With Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in remission, active 12-year-old East Texas boy serves as inspiration as he raises money in the fight against cancer.
Writer: ROBERT MARLIN / July/August 2016 Caleb Guy turned 12 on May 31. He has been battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma since he was 7. At his latest oncology visit, Caleb received the news he wanted to hear for the past four ...Read More »
Calling all ninjas: TV-show inspired obstacle course will bring out the warrior in you if you can somehow find a way to conquer the spider jump and warped wall
Writer: DANNY MOGLE / Photographer: SARAH A. MILLER / July/August 2016 If friends Trace Wohlfahrt and Greg Geis are intimidated by the mile-high (it’s actually only 10-feet high) warped wall in their way, they’re not letting on. Wohlfahrt takes a ...Read More »