Deena and Matthew Crandall met in 1987 through a mutual friend. They dated and married 22 years ago, and like most young couples, anticipated parenthood. Deena endured two miscarriages, however, before realizing that she could not have children. This grief, powerful though it was — and in truth, still is — helps the couple counsel […]
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Rebecca Larson, public relations and development director at St. Vincent de Paul, uses everything she can until it’s worn out. And even then, she’ll most likely find a way to reuse some part of it. Just now, Rebecca has a full skirt in a floral pattern with shades of aqua, and a canvas tote bag […]
Two local women profiled in this story each left their busy lives behind to become fitness instructors and find healthier balance in their own lives.
I got to interview the group of women who raise guide dog puppies for the blind for two publications, the Register-Guard’s Dash special publication and Spot Magazine. These trainers spend a huge amount of time making sure the puppies are good citizens. They are the best-behaved dogs I’ve ever met, and the people who receive […]
Color. Joy. Life. Those words describe not only Sandra McMorris Johnson’s art but her philosophy, too. A tall, elegant woman with more than 30 years behind her as a professional artist, Sandra has taken the traditional woman’s work of sewing and fabrics to new heights, both literally and figuratively. Sandra was a joy to talk […]
It’s a sad fact that muscle mass diminishes with age, but strength training can help to reverse this process, no matter how old you are when you start. Many women that exercise spend more time on cardiovascular exercise and less time using resistance or weights. Perhaps this is due to a perception that women will […]
Parents and kids naturally have different views of how life changes when summer rolls around. Many parents wonder how their kids will occupy themselves without school, and I suspect, many kids wonder how to occupy themselves without their parents. The goal for parents is that their kids are not only kept busy, but safe and […]
If you’re in the parking lot of Costco or on the ski slope and you see someone doing burpees while someone else takes a photo, think nothing of it. Or better yet, join in! A group of 10 Eugene women along with a handful of spouses and kids have accepted a “100 burpees a day […]
Cristen Braatz is an interior designer and jewelry designer in Eugene with a magnificent collection of antiques she transforms into modern pieces. She finds that the smallest treasures often have big stories behind them.
Nancy Hoskins, a former college weaving instructor, has a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts/Weaving, Art Education, and Art History from the University of Oregon. For decades, her research has been focused on Pharaonic, Coptic (Christian Egyptian), and Early Islamic Egyptian textiles. She has studied public and private collections of Egyptian fabrics all over the world, […]