Inspiring

Posted By Anonymous on 2014 Mar 26 - 2:42pm

In addition to their regular coursework, middle school students at All Saints Episcopal School get the opportunity to spend one day every year living like a home-less person.

Called Project Empathy, the exercise gives 7th and 8th graders a chance to see first-hand the struggles of our local homeless population. By any measure, All Saints students are a privileged lot. Their campus houses state-of-the-art educational and sporting facilities. The majority come from well-...

Posted By Kyle Whitecotton on 2014 Mar 26 - 12:36pm

Many of us don’t have the time to relax, much less the know-how to truly let go of those things that so often prevent relaxation.

If I asked you to take a moment and relax, where would you go, and what would you do there? Would you head to Starbucks for a latte, sit barefoot on the back porch swing, take a nap in your bedroom or would you kick back in the recliner and turn on the television? And would you carry your cellphone...

Posted By Gail Bennison on 2014 Mar 25 - 12:12pm

Fort Worth community leader Marilyn Ackmann knows how to make fun. The people in her community—and far beyond—are grateful beneficiaries.

| photography by Alex Lepe | Ackmann is the chairman of the Festivals and Events Committee for Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc., the producers of MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival and the Fort Worth Parade of Lights. She has served as chairman for the past two years with seven years total...

Posted By Anonymous on 2014 Mar 7 - 3:00pm

Diners come and go, but the Paris Coffee Shop has been serving delicious, down home food since 1926. This video is the second in a four part series celebrating the historical gems in Fort Worth that have been feeding us for generations.

Posted By Gail Bennison on 2014 Feb 25 - 3:29pm

Gladney Center for Adoption Celebrates the Golden Anniversary of Blossoms in the Dust Luncheon, Style Show & Bazaar.

For more than 125 years, Gladney Center for Adoption in Fort Worth has been a pioneer and leader, improving the lives of children, adoptive families and birth parents. In its history, the Center has placed more than 28,000 children, domestic and international, in loving homes and assisted 37,000...

Posted By Jessica Llanes on 2014 Feb 25 - 3:13pm

March is midway through “gym season” in DFW, where long waits for cardio machines and packed fitness classes encourage even the most motivated person to abandon their fitness goals.

Many people are finding nontraditional ways to jumpstart their fitness routine—on vacation. One such trend is fitpacking (or fatpacking), adventure backpacking tours designed to help participants get fit and drop pounds while enjoying the great outdoors. “Backpacking has always been a...

Posted By Paul Harral on 2014 Jan 23 - 5:02pm

Union Gospel Mission brings renowned gymnast Mary Lou Retton to its Be Inspired Luncheon.

Since 1984, Mary Lou Retton has been an inspiration to aspiring gymnasts and the American public in general. That’s the year she won the All Around Gold Medal in women’s gymnastics at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, becoming the first American woman ever to win a gold medal in...

Posted By Paul Harral on 2014 Jan 23 - 4:46pm

The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women program raises money for research and to spread the word about the dangers of cardiovascular disease among females.

There was a time — a long time — when women’s concern about heart disease was whether it would leave them a widow. But times have changed. “Every year, coronary heart disease, the single biggest cause of death in the United States, claims women and men in nearly equal...

Posted By Paul Harral on 2014 Jan 23 - 4:38pm

The YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth extends services to areas that otherwise would not have access to them.

The mission of the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth is unchanged since the Fort Worth organization was founded in 1890, but the ways of executing that mission have changed radically and continue to change. Many of the services offered by the Y are also available elsewhere — fitness, for...

Posted By james.verheyen on 2014 Jan 16 - 1:31pm

The Boot Campaign is a grassroots initiative started by five women from Texas known as the Boot Girls. The campaign encourages everyone to “get their boots on” providing an easy and tangible way for Americans to show appreciation for troops, cultivate awareness of the challenges they...

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