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Posts Tagged ‘valentines day’

I know that February, and more specifically, Valentine’s Day, seems to be synonymous with love and romance. For me, February is all about passion. But shouldn’t every month be? When I’m talking about passion, I don’t mean the heart-shaped candy box and kiss-print boxers associated with the commercialization of the holiday. And I don’t mean passion that disappears shortly after the candles burn out and the chocolates are gone. I’m talking about the passion that’s deep in your gut—the feeling that makes you care deeply for a person, a cause or an activity. The passion that gets you excited about doing what you do, and being who you are.

We couldn’t have found a better example of such passion as we did in Evan Strong. Our feature on this highly decorated athlete details how his passion for board sports gave him the courage and determination needed to overcome a devastating accident that took his leg at age 17. Now in training for the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games, Evan talked with us about his journey from a talented teenage skateboarder to a strong-willed amputee fighting his way back, to the world’s top para snowboard/boardercross competitor. He also gave us a glimpse into his other passion—living green. Read more

February 3, 2014 9:56 am

Rainbow Cancer Heart courtesy of DonnaBellas Angels. DonnaBellas Angels, a non-profit organization, fundraises to help provide these prints to medical clinicals and cancer centers to help brighten waiting rooms and infusion rooms. If you wish to purchase the art, it is available for sale at DonnaBellas Angels at Zazzle.

BY STEPHANIE LOUGH
By that title we mean Valentine’s Day and cancer. Two things one person might not think go together – but for those dealing with their love life while battling a serious illness, experts say it’s absolutely possible during this Valentine’s season to find time for new romance or focus on renewing established relationships.

“Life does not stop at a cancer diagnosis,” said Dr. Robert Kuske, co-founder of Arizona Breast Cancer Specialists. “While cancer can put tremendous strain on relationships, I believe dating as well as focusing on current significant others can be a great part of treatment.”

Hollywood seems to agree. Read more

February 13, 2012 11:08 am

Roses and chocolates are considered the norm for Valentine’s Day but this year get creative with some eco-savvy gifts for your sig-o or maybe just for you!

Singing Valentine
Woo your sweetie with a classic serenade! The Lamplighters Quarter is a group of barbershop quarters that can and will travel the Valley to sing a love song for you and yours. Don’t worry about carrying a tune and just leave the singing to the professionals! Find this talent at evbarbershop.com. Read more

February 10, 2012 4:29 pm

Green Valentines Day Items

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February 1, 2012 2:56 pm