Chrystal Smith: Creating a Village for Foster Families

(* This post is part of a series of interviews with people using their life stories to inspire, teach and love others.) Over the Thanksgiving holiday of 2013, Chrystal Smith took a trip to Mexico that dramatically changed her life … Continue reading

Jaimie Davis: Growing Better Health

(* This profile is part of a series of blogs about people using their life stories to teach and inspire.) Jaimie Davis sees a world of opportunity when she sees a tiny green plant.  Through her experience, she knows that … Continue reading

Helping Our Children Write Original Stories: Julie Lyles Carr

Parenting books intrigue me.  I have several of them scattered on shelves and in drawers throughout my house.  I think it’s because I’m very aware of some of my parenting pitfalls, so I need all the help I can get.  … Continue reading

Julia Barnett: Re-examining Your Story

(* This profile is part of a series of blogs about people using their life stories to teach and inspire.) Julia Barnett has been acting since she was a teenager, most recently playing a recurring role on ABC’s Nashville and a … Continue reading

Chandini Portteus:  Writing LIVESTRONG’S Next Chapter

When she read the words “unflappable under crisis” in the job description for the CEO of the Livestrong Foundation, Chandini Portteus had no fear.  The 36-year old had navigated through a brand crisis before at another Texas based cancer fighting … Continue reading

Brene Brown’s storytelling in Rising Strong

If you have never read Brene Brown’s books, you must.  Better yet, if you have never seen the Texan speak about her years of research, find a way to listen. (Her TEDx talks are wonderful!)  Brown recently released her latest book … Continue reading