Meet the Contributors

 Candace Oliver  Candace is a mom of four; wife to her amazing husband, Bryan; a business owner; a media influencer; a blogger/vlogger; a model; and a community builder. Her passion is to empower people to live their best life and step into their unique purpose through a holistic approach: mind, body and spirit.   Instagram: @CandaceMOliver

Happy New Year!

As we begin 2020, a new decade, we set goals for what we want our future selves to be like and look like. We take a glance back at where we have been and what we have done, and we try to remember to extend ourselves grace.  January is a time to cleanse, to start … Continued

January 2020 Around Town

Nicole Gordon: Altered States Exhibition Begins January 24 at BAM Bellevue Arts Museum is delighted to present—for the first time in the Northwest—the art of the Chicago-based painter Nicole Gordon (b.1976). A painter of hallucinatory lucidity and skill, Gordon’s large-scale canvases meticulously depict a liquid dreamscape world of all-too-solid fantasy. In addition to a suite of … Continued

Rivkin Center Family & Friends Auction Raises Over $1.5 Million

On Saturday, November 9th, over 700 guests of the Rivkin Center enjoyed signature cocktails, an elegant dinner, auction, and after-party with live music at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue. The event raised a record-breaking $1,502,016. Proceeds will help fund the Rivkin Center’s mission to improve women’s health by helping them prevent, detect early, and survive ovarian and … Continued

Jubilee REACH 6th Annual Festival of Trees Gala

Festival of Trees brought together Jubilee REACH friends and supporters for a night of celebration, hope, inspiration, and impact at the Hyatt Regency for Bellevue's Premiere Holiday Gala. During the event, professionally decorated, themed Trees were auctioned along with other unique items to help fund and support Jubilee REACH services and programs. Photography by Chanel and Josiah Anthony, … Continued

Wellness in Lake Louise

Walking out the doors of the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is as close as one could get to stepping through the wardrobe with Lucy and her siblings and finding Narnia on the other side. There is a magical quality to these mountains that is palpable, which provide no greater back drop to get in touch with yourself. A slow burning exists in…

Build Performance Center: A Diamond in the Rough

 Local gym owner  Since 2015, Paul Raknes has completed five full Ironman competitions, and 20 half-Ironmans. That is 36 miles of swimming, 1,680 miles of bicycling and 393.3 miles of running completed in just competition alone. It does not include the thousands upon thousands of miles spent in preparation for the triathlons.  “Triathlon training takes a certain type of personality…

The Power of Routine

Do you regularly bounce out of bed with loads of energy ready to conquer the day?

Maximize Your Wellness with ProGlow Protein

Pauline Haugen, founder of ProwGlow Protein and owner of Higher Health Spine and Sport, breaks down the importance of adding supplements into your wellness routine to maximize your health goals and properly fuel your personal lifestyle.

Finding Time to Breathe

If you’re like me, you’ve no doubt noticed the Himalayan sea salt craze. In fact, my parents have not just one, but two large, peach-colored, mineral-rich jagged slabs in their home. One downstairs in the living area and one in their bedroom. They purchased theirs several years ago from a friend of a friend, but you can find them everywhere…