JOURNEY TO JOY

2019-08-09T12:54:49-04:00

Image: Betsy Stover, Founder of Ele's Place & Monica Brancheau Ele's Place: A Home for Healing Hearts from Nate Schuiling on Vimeo. In our conversation with Monica Brancheau about Ele’s Place Ann Arbor, we found a woman whose own triumph over cancer led her toward a deeper calling. As the Director of Ele’s Place, she has the opportunity to give families the chance to find their journey to joy after a devastating loss.  ___ The Turning Point “What would happen if I die? What would happen to my kids?”  These were the questions that played over and over in my head [...]

JOURNEY TO JOY2019-08-09T12:54:49-04:00

GIVING YOUTH IN CRISIS A SAFE PLACE TO GROW

2019-07-01T12:25:40-04:00

By Kristen Domingue & Ozone House Photo by Leisa Thompson Ozone House helps homeless, runaway, and high-risk youth lead safe, healthy, and productive lives with emergency shelter, a crisis line, housing, job training, and other support services. Located in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, the organization is in the midst of constructing a new building to better serve our community. In our interview with Susan Allison, who has championed Ozone House’s efforts to build a new home and has served on the Board of Directors for eight years, it was clear how much Susan’s passion and vision for the future of youth [...]

GIVING YOUTH IN CRISIS A SAFE PLACE TO GROW2019-07-01T12:25:40-04:00

THE VALUES DRIVEN- LIFE WITH STEPHANIE WILLETTE

2019-08-09T11:09:36-04:00

Photo by Heidi McClelland of  Heidi McClelland Photography By Kristen Domingue  When we met with Stephanie Willette, manager Ann Arbor Farmers market, we saw a woman who lives on purpose. Her conviction that drove every difficult choice clearly shines through, illuminating a life committed to values in not just thought, but also deed. Like so many of the women we feature on the cover of The Brick, Stephanie’s life showcases what’s possible when we organically follow our passion, one decision at a time—without needing to have an “end-goal” in mind. How it all started I did not think I would end [...]

THE VALUES DRIVEN- LIFE WITH STEPHANIE WILLETTE2019-08-09T11:09:36-04:00

THE LOSS THAT SPARKED A MOVEMENT – WITH TAMMI CARR

2019-05-03T11:21:31-04:00

Photo by Heidi McClelland of  Heidi McClelland Photography By Kristen Domingue  Our interview with Tammi Carr chronicles how she moved from loss to leading a life of impact through her work raising awareness and funding for DIPG (diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma). If your children are experiencing grief over the loss of someone close to them, we encourage you to get support. Ele’s Place (https://www.elesplace.org/) is a wonderful resource for grieving families. If a child you know is battling pediatric brain cancer, the ChadTough Foundation, started by interviewee Tammi Carr and her husband Jason, is a resource that can support you and [...]

THE LOSS THAT SPARKED A MOVEMENT – WITH TAMMI CARR2019-05-03T11:21:31-04:00

A FRESH COAT OF PAINT

2019-08-09T11:11:47-04:00

Photo by Ryan Christodoulou on Unsplash By Tiffany Edison There is nothing I love more than a fresh start! Think about it — you are brimming with possibilities, a blank canvas hangs before you; who do you want to be? Of course I understand that some individuals prefer routine and predictability, feeling grounded in sameness. However, there is another crew out there, I’m here to tell you — those that relish the “new,” those that feel invigorated by reinventing themselves. This set relishes in getting a mulligan, a.k.a. a “do-over” (for all the non-golfers out there). There has been ample research supporting the fact [...]

A FRESH COAT OF PAINT2019-08-09T11:11:47-04:00

AM I LIGHT? OR AM I LITE?

2019-05-01T11:08:11-04:00

Photo by Drew Beamer on Unsplash By Liz Crowe Welcome to the almost-but-not-quite-monthly Booze 101. We’ve talked hangovers. I’ve preached on Old Fashioneds. We’ve created your next beer-and-food pairing dinner party. It’s time to talk about a subject near and dear to me…beer. To be more specific: the spectrum of beers. From fun-slash-whacky to low alcohol-slash-light. First, I’ll address the middle of the spectrum, wherein resides your basic IPAs, stouts, ambers, lagers, etc. But I’m getting ahead of myself here. Let’s start at the start of things. Beers break down into one of two basic categories: lagers and ales. The difference between them is [...]

AM I LIGHT? OR AM I LITE?2019-05-01T11:08:11-04:00
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