Vanessa Chan cherishes challenges. Tabbing herself “a tinkerer” and “a solution seeker,” she never wants to let a nuisance render her eternally flummoxed and desires means to minimize a hindrance’s influence. Having considered the corporate world too constricting, the resident of the 500 block of Queen Street chose to be her own boss last year, founding re.design, a burgeoning entity whose initial product, loopit, addresses the ever-annoying task of handling tangled headphones.
For every believer of sentiments such as “It’s a dog-eat-dog world” and “Nice guys finish last,” one would hope to find someone like Christine M. Beady, who prefers to promote the sensibility of selflessness. On Feb. 3, the 42-year-old executive director of The Chapel of the Four Chaplains, 1201 Constitution Ave., and fellow followers of the belief that altruism benefits all will gather at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 for the 48th annual Four Chaplains Day Awards dinner.
The constant commotion that so often permeates our personal lives can confound most plans to center oneself, but Allison Krosnick deems diligence the crucial counteragent to a stress-filled existence. An ardent admirer of various forms of expression, the 33-year-old has meshed her enthusiasm for art and fitness to craft Hand-Painted Yoga, her two-month-old business that gives homage to creativity and elevated consciousness.
January always amplifies calls for stress mitigators, as resolute individuals emphasize alterations as keys to improved enjoyment of life. Anne Gemmell is not beholden to a calendar, however, and can count herself among those who are constantly courting considerations of how to enhance personal and communal growth, with a particular penchant for the welfare of youths.