My Life, My Purpose

From a voiceless child to a woman sharing the voices of the community, Dwana Bradly shares her life of purpose in this guest blog post.

Looking back on my childhood, I would never have imagined being where I am today. I remember while growing up...

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The Power of Thought

In this guest blog, Tony Wilson, motivational speaker and author, shares the inherent process we go through to create our reality and encourages readers to be more intentional about the thoughts we have in every moment.  

Everyone wants to feel...

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13 Going On 30

How a Pantone color-of-the-year inspired Coral Thede, a cultivator of arts & experiences in Des Moines, Iowa, to live a life of purpose and passion.

I remember the first time I truly felt different was when I was 13 years old. I’d always been out...

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Five Steps for Setting Big Dreams and Bold Goals

When was the last time you felt fired up, purposeful, and energized about your goals? How can you dream big and make a difference while honoring your values, passions, and current realities?

United Way of Central Iowa recently invited Christi...

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The Role of Purpose in Well-Being

The United Way of Central Iowa (UWCI) team has started talking a lot about—and exploring the importance of— “purpose” in the health of our communities. While the idea of committing time to figuring out your purpose may seem daunting or even a...

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