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The Oldest Woman to Swim the English Channel on Retirement Adventuring

The Oldest Woman to Swim the English Channel on Retirement Adventuring

October 31, 2018

At the age of 46, Pat Gallant-Charette’s son decided to swim an open-water race in honor of Pat’s brother who had recently passed away from a heart attack at the age of only 34. When Pat commended his decision and commented that she wished she could do the same, he surprised her by responding, “Mom, you can if you try.” Those encouraging words started Pat’s journey of transition from a mom who cheered in the stands and was afraid of swimming in the ocean to a mom who competed in some of the world’s most famous and difficult open-water swims. Even as a caretaker to her young grandchildren and a working nurse, Pat proved to herself and others that she could accomplish whatever she set her mind to. At the age of 66, she became the oldest woman to swim the English Channel, and she’s still competing and adventuring, proving that age is truly just a number.

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The Art of Trial and Error with Joy Fennell and Valerie Wray

The Art of Trial and Error with Joy Fennell and Valerie Wray

October 17, 2018

When friends Valerie and Joy decided to join forces for a creative passion project alongside their busy work schedules, they began a journey that may be familiar to any entrepreneur. From deciding they wanted to be self-funded instead of taking outside loans to the process of finding the perfect pop-up location, the building of their lifestyle brand, The 125 Collection, is the result of ongoing analysis and re-evaluation. Through the ups and downs and sacrifices that come out of financing your own business and building a recognized brand in New York City, Valerie and Joy have plenty to share when it comes to the trial and error process in the beginning stages of a business.

 

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Sandy Hook Teacher Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis on Finding Hope After Tragedy

Sandy Hook Teacher Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis on Finding Hope After Tragedy

October 3, 2018

When a gunman opened fire inside the friendly, peaceful Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14th of 2012, lives were changed forever. First-grade teacher Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis, whose classroom was only a few feet from where the attack began, immediately sprang to action by hiding her 14 students in a 3x4 foot bathroom and keeping them quiet. Although she and her students survived, others did not, and the tragedy left the community frozen with dismay and unanswerable questions. In an effort to overcome the darkness and chaos, Kaitlin created an organization to promote kindness in the classroom and wrote a novel, Choosing Hope, to guide others who are suffering through hardship to find their light, one day at a time. From her heroic actions as a teacher, philanthropist, writer and speaker, Kaitlin was chosen as a 2013 Glamour Woman of the Year.

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