Charles de Gaulle International Airport

By laura / February 22, 2022 / Comments Off on Charles de Gaulle International Airport

Mid-morning fog welcomed me to Charles de Gaulle International Airport in Paris, France. After exiting the aircraft, I follow my fellow passengers to baggage claim.  Next, I follow the signs which direct me toward my rental car.  Hopefully I wasn’t tricked into any unnecessary upgrades due to the language barrier.  The language barrier is real…

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Solo Travel Through France

By laura / February 8, 2022 / Comments Off on Solo Travel Through France

My solo travel adventures through France begin today. Chateau Orquevaux is the final destination for today, but a lot will happen between then and now. It’s important for me to begin this travel journal with a grateful heart.  This solo travel experience wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for the support of my incredible family,…

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Wisconsin Artist Ken Voigt

By laura / July 21, 2021 / Comments Off on Wisconsin Artist Ken Voigt

This is the story of how Ken Voigt of Freedom Ink became a Wisconsin artist. Decades ago, Ken was working with a local printer when he was exposed to a degreasing solvent.  This exposure caused damage to his central nervous system resulting in tremors.  After rounds of various medications, Ken experienced memory lose resembling amnesia. …

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Embracing Failure Leads Somewhere

By laura / June 2, 2021 /

Embracing failure has its perks. If I said I was destined to be a portrait and wedding photographer, I’d be lying.  Although, it’s no coincidence I started this business.  Friends and family insisted I photograph them.  And, I’m grateful they did.  I have to be honest with you. Embracing failure is hard.  It’s taken me several years…

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Honey And Ace Art Exhibition

By laura / May 19, 2021 / Comments Off on Honey And Ace Art Exhibition

Jordan had the courage to chase a dream, Honey And Ace is the result. I met Jordan while she was working as a kitchen and bathroom set designer for the Kohler Company.  After she made the brave decision to become her own boss and start Honey And Ace, I asked if she would do me…

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Fond du Lac Community Visionary

By laura / July 16, 2020 / Comments Off on Fond du Lac Community Visionary

Holly Brenner illuminates the Fond du Lac community. We are sharing the Illuminating Women exhibition online so you can feel inspired. Holly Brenner is a visionary who is living a life of integrity.  She is an inspiration to all who cross her path.  Holly is illuminating… Holly Brenner Holly Brenner is a life-long resident of…

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Sister Stephen Of Cristo Rey Ranch

By laura / June 25, 2020 / Comments Off on Sister Stephen Of Cristo Rey Ranch

Sister Stephen Bloesl of Cristo Rey Ranch is compassionate and kind. Sister Stephen and I have had several conversations about following your calling.  In addition to motivating me, she boosted my self-confidence.  As a result, I continue moving forward on my journey of discovering my life’s mission.  From the bottom of my heart, thank you!…

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Entrepreneurial Spirit Guides Judith

By laura / June 24, 2020 / Comments Off on Entrepreneurial Spirit Guides Judith

What better time than the present to illuminate our beautiful community. We’re sharing the Illuminating Women Project online so you can feel inspired. Judith Berger O’Brien’s strong intuition guides her entrepreneurial spirit.  She believes in the power of education and gives back to the community in countless ways.  Judith is illuminating… Judith Berger O’Brien Judith…

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Mahala’s Hope Founder Sandy Hardie

By laura / June 16, 2020 / Comments Off on Mahala’s Hope Founder Sandy Hardie

What better time than the present to illuminate our beautiful community. We’re sharing the Illuminating Women Project online so you can feel inspired. Sandy Hardie of Mahala’s Hope is driven to make the world a better place.  She is illuminating… Sandy Hardie Sandy Hardie grew up near the beautiful Apostle Islands.  She experienced significant trauma.  She…

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Park Ridge Organics Farmer Robyn Calvey

By laura / April 27, 2020 / Comments Off on Park Ridge Organics Farmer Robyn Calvey

The Illuminating Women Project highlights 30 inspiring women from Fond du Lac County. We’re sharing this exhibition online so you can feel inspired.  This week we’re highlighting the owner of Park Ridge Organics, Robyn Calvey, because she is illuminating… Robyn Calvey Robyn Calvey owns Park Ridge Organics, an organic farm on the beautiful Niagara Escarpment…

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