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<a href="/blog/tengo-famiglia" title="Tengo Famiglia!">Tengo Famiglia!</a>
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Tengo Famiglia!

Each year throughout the month of September, Grand Rapids commences its new season of the arts. Family and friends reunite as we catch up on big news, share our Lakeshore adventures, and make plans for the months ahead. The city bustles as the calendar unfolds: from opening nights and Art Prize, to holiday features and the Nutcracker ballet, there is a contagious energy that captivates our spirits.  Read More...

Nathan

Nathan Hickman, Founder

Tuesday, December 20, 2016  | 1 Comments | Post a Comment
<a href="/blog/he-continues-to-inspire-my-life" title="He Continues to Inspire My Life">He Continues to Inspire My Life</a>
Friday, January 15, 2016

He Continues to Inspire My Life

Dear Chad,
It's been two years since your passing. I reflect on your life often and with eagerness and amazement. You lived an imperfect life perfectly and you showed me what integrity and character mean. You never complained about anyone other than politicians – whether democrat or republican – who didn't embrace environmentalism. You stood up for what you believed in and never gave up hope. In your life, hope always persevered. You made every moment count and you never strayed from your convictions; ever, no matter what. You had greater character than any man I know. You had an inner understanding of what was right for mankind and treated everyone equally and with respect. You taught the world that you didn't have to cure cancer to change the world. Instead, you showed the world how to live despite having cancer and having the odds stacked against you. Chad, I am so proud of you and even more proud that I was lucky enough to have a front row seat in your inspiring life. Even more rewarding for me; I got to be the center of it.  Read More...

Nathan

Nathan Hickman, Founder

Friday, January 15, 2016  | 1 Comments | Post a Comment
<a href="/blog/practicing-mindfulness-to-reduce-stress-anxiety" title="Practicing Mindfulness to Reduce Stress & Anxiety">Practicing Mindfulness to Reduce Stress & Anxiety</a>
Friday, November 27, 2015

Practicing Mindfulness to Reduce Stress & Anxiety

There’s no doubt that all of us are busy. We are so busy that we have a second to-do list just to help us complete our actual to-do list. Our lives are consumed with lists upon lists. With so many competing demands on our time and with endless stimulus coming from 24-hour social media posts, spam email, and unlimited text messages – how do we settle the noise?  Read More...

Nathan

Nathan Hickman, Founder

Friday, November 27, 2015  | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
<a href="/blog/back-to-basics-enjoying-life-s-simple-moments" title="Back to Basics: Enjoying Life’s Simple Moments">Back to Basics: Enjoying Life’s Simple Moments</a>
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Back to Basics: Enjoying Life’s Simple Moments

I've had the great fortune of doing and seeing many great things in my life. I've been to the Great Wall, driven the road to Hana in Maui, seen the Mona Lisa, the Coliseum, walked through the Sistine Chapel and I’ve even been on a gondola ride through Venice, but the moment that sticks out the most vividly in my mind was recently watching my 4 year old little princess ride her bike. I've never seen greater joy than the look on her face when she first saw her new bike and the contagious laughter she exuded from the first time she rode it. It is a Disney princess bike and her helmet is also a tiara. She was so proud and so happy. This got me thinking - why do we complicate life?  Read More...

Nathan

Nathan Hickman, Founder

Wednesday, August 19, 2015  | 0 Comments | Post a Comment