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UAB’s Kristine Hurst-Wajszczuk Takes Things in a Classical Direction

I don’t really have a motto, but perhaps the best way to sum up my philosophy of living is to have a balanced life.

Barbara A. Gower, PhD

Photograph and interview by Angela Karen Name: Barbara A. Gower, PhD  Age: 57 Occupation: Professor   What is your research study focus?  Diet and disease. My current grant is funded by the American Institute for Cancer Research. The goal of the study is to determine if a low-sugar diet –also called a low-carbohydrate or ketogenic… Read More

Sharon Hamilton Broach

Photographs and interview by Angela Karen Name: Sharon Hamilton Broach Age: 49 1/2 Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama Education: B.S. & M.Ed., Howard University; J.D., University of Alabama School of Law What led you to practice mediation law? Mediation appeals to me for several reasons. First, I really like the conciliatory nature of it. As a mediator,… Read More

My Mom and Stepmom Are a Dream Team

Eight-year-old Mallory, her mom, Kelly, and her stepmom, Brittni, discuss their blended family dynamics and how important it is to set a positive example for your children.

Ashleigh Timmerman

Coffee with Realtor Ashleigh Timmerman

Suzanne Martenson

“To this day, I always keep fresh flowers in my own home as an adult. They simply make me happy.”

Jay and Angela Jarrett

“Since we have an 8-year-old, it is important to have a babysitter or two on stand-by. This allows us to schedule date nights, spend time with friends, and to take time to give back to the community.”

Molly Griffin

“People may expect my closet to be this glamorous space with tons of designer pieces, but I’m a real woman who loves Target finds as much as the next girl!”

Michelle Chandler of Design with Purpose

“Design is so subjective, and that’s what makes it so great and also so difficult. I find the most beautiful spaces are the ones that were completely thought through.”

Michelle Bearman-Wolnek

“When the orphanage worker placed him in my arms, I was as content as I have ever been. He smiled at my husband and me and I knew he was meant to be our son.”

Trey Carmon and Jessica Lazarus

“After a few years of coming together to make some epic handcrafted Christmas and Hanukkah gifts, we got to thinking. We love making gifts for people.”