by Tina Ding Social norms for healthy weight run the gamut. On one end of the spectrum, celebrities aim for super slim bodies; society notices. On the other, terms like ‘overweight’ and ‘heavy’ replace ‘obesity’ when referring to body image. And obesity is impacting folks – across the board. From […]
Love Simply, Simply Love: Inspiration form Grandma Evelyn
By Kylie Blanchard I suppose I can’t say my Grandma Evelyn has changed THE world, but it is safe to say she has changed MY world.
The Person Who Inspires Me
By Leslee Smith (This was an entry in our ‘Who Inspires You’ contest’) The person who inspires me is someone who has lived a life with blessings and challenges, has gone on to bless others and always grown to meet and exceed those challenges.
RSVP+ Helping People Help Other People
by Mary Siverson Recent events in this area have brought attention to volunteerism and the need for communities to have large pools of volunteers ready to assist, whatever the challenge. During the 2011 Flood in Central North Dakota, volunteers played a major role in preparation, response, and on-going recovery activities. […]
Audrey Herman, RN – a Slice of Inspiration
If you have visited the Medcenter One Same Day Surgery Center, you may recognize Audrey Herman, or at least the sound of her voice. Her distinct voice and personality are a great combination that help make her patients comfortable.
by Pam Vukelic Kids grow up and have lives of their own. Holidays aren’t as predictable as they once were. But that doesn’t have to mean you can’t keep traditions alive. Perhaps I should have suspected something was up when our daughter, Meredith, invited us to a home-cooked meal at […]
45 Years of Volunteering and Fundraising
by Deb Seminary In Mary Tello-Pool’s basement are two file cabinets dedicated to every event she has worked on since the 1970s. “I can go back to a Holiday Home Walk from 1984, tell you what the theme was, who the chairs were, even what food we had,” she said. […]
My Three Kings
By Rhonda Gowen Christmas has a way of sneaking up on you — even in February. Last year, my son Evan, his two confirmation classmates and I went to Pride Manchester House for a service project. The three boys, Evan, Nick and Bryce, met at our church to prepare eight […]
Volunteers Make the Zoo Go Around!
By Terry Lincoln, Dakota Zoo Director Since its inception 50 years ago, the Dakota Zoo has relied heavily on volunteers in virtually all areas of operation. Many early supporters spent countless hours clearing brush and making the 90 acres of Zoo land habitable for the animals to come. Whether it […]
Betsy Dalrymple – Volunteering Across North Dakota
by Deb Seminary Growing up just outside of Detroit, Michigan, North Dakota’s First Lady Betsy Dalrymple learned early in life how to make a difference in her community. “My father was a lawyer and my mother was a stay-at-home mom. She did volunteer work and really encouraged me,” she said. […]