Here they say, ‘Hey, can I help you out? You’re behind, I’m behind, let’s get caught up together.’

Ashley Cullison is a Michigan girl. Or she thought she was. Ashley graduated from nursing school there and got her first job as an R.N. at a hospital in Grand Rapids. Ashley loves her family and her part of the country, but something was pulling at her. A yearning to see more. “There’s so much Read more about Here they say, ‘Hey, can I help you out? You’re behind, I’m behind, let’s get caught up together.’[…]

I found a treasure!  by Beth Palmer 

Eighteen years ago I received a call from Tracie at Children’s Village asking if I would reach out to a new mom whose son had Down syndrome.  I guess you could say it was the beginning of a “beautiful friendship”.  As corny as that may sound, it is so very true. Having a baby with Read more about I found a treasure!  by Beth Palmer […]

“I’ve had one bad melanoma and three other lesser melanomas over the years,”

Sonny and Linda Salsbury are of a certain age. The age before anybody knew just how harmful the sun’s rays could be. “We’re both from L.A.,” Sonny says. “We went to the beach constantly and covered ourselves with baby oil and got as dark as we could. “And, you know what? When I told my Read more about “I’ve had one bad melanoma and three other lesser melanomas over the years,”[…]

Improving your relationship with food…

Are you struggling with healthy eating? Do you find that you are an emotional eater? Virginia Mason Memorial will be offering a night with licensed expert on intuitive eating. You’ll learn ways to create a healthy relationship with food and with yourself. Chelsea Buffum, MS, LMHC works with people who want to improve their relationship Read more about Improving your relationship with food…[…]

“David knew something was horribly wrong. His daughter called 911”

David Jones is an area manager for Goodwill, and sometimes his job requires that he drive to Tacoma for meetings. One Sunday, about four years ago, he did just that, heading out from his home in Yakima early, so he could be ready to go early Monday morning. On the drive west, however, David didn’t Read more about “David knew something was horribly wrong. His daughter called 911”[…]

Nash stands 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighed 280 pounds. He knew he was overweight, but he still didn’t think he could have a heart attack.

Nash Mazza was used to working long days jam-packed with a hefty load of stress. But this one day, Feb. 26, 2016, (he’ll never forget it) Nash felt a sharp pain in his left arm. Tightness and pain in his chest. Nash, 41 years old, was having a heart attack. “At my age, you don’t Read more about Nash stands 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighed 280 pounds. He knew he was overweight, but he still didn’t think he could have a heart attack.[…]

“We can talk while I ride the exercise bike,” he says into the phone. “I do at least 30 minutes a day.”

It just didn’t make sense to Roger Yockey. How could he be so overweight when the people that he and his wife were meeting on volunteer missions around the world had so very little? “Marilyn and I have done a lot of volunteer work in Central America, Portugal, the Caribbean, and the United States. We Read more about “We can talk while I ride the exercise bike,” he says into the phone. “I do at least 30 minutes a day.”[…]

“All of my doctors said I was overweight, but when I requested my medical records it said, “obese.

MaryKathleen Carpenter did not like going to the doctor. A lot. “All of my life I’ve hated going. My back and my knee go out occasionally, and I have a bad hip. But no matter what problem I had – my knee, whatever – the doctor would say it was because of my weight. They Read more about “All of my doctors said I was overweight, but when I requested my medical records it said, “obese.[…]