Scott, Boulder, CO

Scott, Boulder, CO
Vibrant Connection:  Question from the last participant - "Who gave you the biggest boost when you were young?"   "My mom's mother, my grandmother, Claire Flint.  She was one person who helped expand my mind. What is your life's work?   "Peacemaking - doing my part to create a nonviolent world, especially in speaking directly to activists." What does peace feel [...]

Stephanie, Boulder, CO

Stephanie, Boulder, CO
Vibrant Connection:  "What would you remind the world of?"   "I want to remind people to think of all the things they have been given in life and where their life would be if they hadn't been given those things.  Then I want them to have gratitude for all they have been given, which also leads to empathy for those who haven't had been as lucky." How can we apprecia[...]

Alec, Boulder, CO

Alec, Boulder, CO
Vibrant Connection: What are you passionate about?     "Passion is defined as an intense desire or enthusiasm for something, a strong sense of emotion, a fulfillment of presence, if you will.  My first original passion has always for a yearning of adrenaline.  Although, it has brought me into harms way a few times by means of extreme sports, it demands undivided a[...]

Uyen, Berkeley, CA

Uyen, Berkeley, CA
Vibrant Connection: "We all go through rough patches in our lives.   What are some positive things you do to lift yourself up through the tough patch?"   I am so lucky to have such wonderful co-workers, family, and friends to support me in the best and worst times of my life.  In addition, the positive things that I enjoy doing for myself include: hiking, running, a[...]

Steven, Whitefish, MT

Steven, Whitefish, MT
Vibrant Connection: "What is one memory that can always make you laugh out loud?"    On a family visit to Cape Town, South Africa we climbed Table Mountain.  I had promised my daughter Savannah who was 4 or 5 at the time, that if she climbed the mountain by herself, we would get her a bicycle.  She had heard there was a restaurant at the end of the climb which she[...]

Suzanne, Boulder, CO

Suzanne, Boulder, CO
Vibrant Connection: "What do you love most about yourself?"    "I believe in what most people consider to be impossible and because of that I get to be part of miraculous things!" What childhood memory is your favorite?   "When I a sophomore in high school, I had a huge crush on my AP history teacher - he was beautiful inside and out. My best friend got trans[...]

Keith, Boulder, CO

Keith, Boulder, CO
Vibrant Connection: "What quality do you admire most about yourself?"    "I am brave.   That is the quality I most admire about myself.   I've had to overcome much, simply to be who I am, and have realized that putting myself outside my comfort zone regularly is the key to making my life great and thriving.   Security can keep us stuck.    Bravery can open doors."[...]

Sarah, Boulder, CO

Sarah, Boulder, CO
Vibrant Connection: "What one action would you take to change the world for good?"  Be kinder, love everyone. Who inspires you?  My father. Mountains or Ocean?  Ocean. How do you see yourself?  Vivacious. Favorite Thanksgiving Food?   Mashed Potatoes. What do you want to say to yourself at age 40?   Explore, take risks, smile often, love deeply and [...]