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In Memory of Jill Conley

In Memory of Jill Conley

  It is with heavy hearts that we announce our dear friend Jill Conley has passed away. She was truly a beautiful soul, and was a shining example of the powers of love and positivity. Her bravery in her battle with cancer continues to inspire us, and we know that heaven has gained an incredible angel. […]
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Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.

Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. But what does that mean?

To some, it’s a day off. To others, it’s more: remembering a man with a dream.

It’s never easy to go against […]

 

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Legacy Monday: Linda Solomon

Legacy Monday: Linda Solomon

Our CEO Donna Yost and office manager Kelsi Parenteau had the honor of going to the Distinguished Women Gala. At the gala, they met Linda Solomon, a famous photographer who inspired them immensely. Linda Solomon a nationally recognized, award winning photojournalist and member of the exclusive and prestigious Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame, has divided […]

 

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Legacy Monday: Malala Yousafzai

Legacy Monday: Malala Yousafzai

Unlike most eighteen-year-olds, Malala Yousafzai still has two more years of schooling to complete before heading to college. But then again, Yousafzai has always stood out from her contemporaries. Her activism began at age eleven, when she wrote a blog for the BBC on the tribulations of being a young girl wanting an education in […]

 

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Legacy Monday: Angelina Jolie

Legacy Monday: Angelina Jolie

On this Legacy Monday, The Life Chest would like to recognize actress Angelina Jolie. Angelina Jolie is an amazing figure in today’s society. She not only is a successful actress, but she also proves to be a humanitarian by visiting countries and people in need and continues to raise awareness for important causes and charities. […]

 

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Book Review: Shark Tales

Book Review: Shark Tales

Reading is great especially when you’re lounging and tanning outside now that it is summer! A great book that we have all read here at The Life Chest, is the novel “Shark Tales” by Barbra Corcoran. Barbara Corcoran’s inspirational novel “Shark Tales” tells the story about how she got to be such a successful businesswoman […]

 

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Legacy Monday: Ellen DeGeneres

Legacy Monday: Ellen DeGeneres

Here at the life chest, one of our favorite shows to watch and laugh hysterically with is The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The world is constantly filled with such negativity and despairing news. It’s always the best to turn on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and escape from such things with her humor. She is always reminding […]

 

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Jessica Alba: From Actress To CEO

Jessica Alba: From Actress To CEO

On this Legacy Monday, everyone at the Life Chest is thoroughly inspired by the ever so fabulous Jessica Alba! When we look at Jessica Alba we see an elegant, style-infused beautiful face, maybe? Jessica Alba is mostly known for her countless roles in hilarious romantic comedy films such as Good Luck Chuck and Valentine’s Day. […]

 

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Kid Rock : Why We Love The “American Bad Ass”

Kid Rock : Why We Love The “American Bad Ass”

Kid Rock was born Robert James Ritchie on January 17, 1971 in Romeo, Michigan, a small rural town north of Detroit where his father owned a Lincoln-Mercury dealership.Raised on classic rock & roll albums but equally interested in hip hop Kid Rock has created his own genre of music after years of playing and DJ’ing […]

 

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George Washington, Legacy in a Love Letter from 1775

George Washington, Legacy in a Love Letter from 1775

“I retain an unalterable affection for you, which neither time nor distance can change.”   These words come not from Pride and Prejudice or Shakespeare, they come from the heart and hand of President George Washington, written with care to his wife Martha. Showing another side to the first President,  this letter, one of only 5 surviving, […]

 

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Legacy Monday : Hero Todd Love

Legacy Monday : Hero Todd Love

  Todd Love’s story will leave you speechless and in absolute awe of his high spirits, drive and enthusiasm. His dedication and ability to bounce back and live life to the fullest will inspire you in a multitude of ways. In 2010 Todd Love was serving in Afghanistan and was investigating an abandoned compound when he stepped on […]

 

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“Living the Dream” with Mark “Ranger” Jones

“Living the Dream” with Mark “Ranger” Jones

Mark “Ranger” Jones is a retired Master Sergeant who describes his experience in the military as “living the dream.” While in his sophomore year of college Ranger joined the Army as a cook with the Airborne Rangers because of his wife (and high school sweetheart) Lorries medical condition, she had suffered an aneurism and he […]

 

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Legacy Monday : Admiral McRaven

Legacy Monday : Admiral McRaven

Admiral William Harry McRaven is a retired United States Navy admiral who has served as the ninth commander of the United States Special Operations Command, as Commander, Joint Special Operations Command and as Commander, Special Operations Command Europe. He was designated as the first director of the NATO Special Operations Forces Coordination Center, where he […]

 

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An Inspiration, A Legacy, Barbie Ritzco

An Inspiration, A Legacy, Barbie Ritzco

Barbie Ritzco was an American Hero, not only for serving her country in a military sense, but for being able to publicized her battle with breast cancer, her mastectomy, and her courage to go without reconstruction. Her positive outlook helped her touch and inspire many people to press on and keep pursuing what they wanted in life. Barbie […]

 

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Legacy Monday with Mike Elliott and Therapy in the Air

Legacy Monday with Mike Elliott and Therapy in the Air

With the launch of our CrowdRise Campaign this week we would like to introduce you to Mike Elliott,  Founder of The All Veteran Group.     Mike Elliott’s mission is one of hope and inspiration,  “With AVG, we are changing directions and changing lives. We provide a blueprint to translate aspiration for change into action, and […]

 

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A Glimpse at John F Kennedy’s Legacy

A Glimpse at John F Kennedy’s Legacy

May 25, 1961. With only four months in office, President John F. Kennedy proposed before Congress “this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to Earth.” Although his life was tragically cut short, Kennedy was able to commit […]

 

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Kiaree, Musician and Mogul in the Making

Kiaree, Musician and Mogul in the Making

(Photo: Phillip Dunckley)   Donna first introduced The Life Chest Team to Kiaree when she shared his brand-new music video for “Tell Me It’s Not Over”, a smooth and soulful ode to heartbreak. We were all in awe of his talent, so much so that Donna immediately asked that I call him to bring him […]

 

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Ruth Adler: Detroit Textile designer picked as Kresges 2015 Eminent Artist

Ruth Adler: Detroit Textile designer picked as Kresges 2015 Eminent Artist

Interesting article about a strong woman who’s art has been influencing Detroit and beyond since the 1940s. The Kresge Foundation announced Thursday that Ruth Adler Schnee, pioneering designer of modernist textiles, will be its Eminent Artist for 2015. A Detroit Life Chest Moment for Ruth Adler! The artist, below, in 1947, with “Slits and Slats.” […]

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This Video Will Change How You See The World

 

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Be Your Own Hero – Kristi Sainchuk

Be Your Own Hero – Kristi Sainchuk

Be Your Own Hero Natasha Dixon wrote a powerful blog post about Kristi Sainchuk, the photos are beautiful. Kristi, You are our Hero!

http://www.natashadixonphotography.blogspot.ca/2015/01/sometimes-you-have-to-be-your-own-hero.html

 

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