One Woman’s Fitness Journey

 When did you first begin your personal wellness journey?  I began my fitness journey specifically with Orangetheory Fitness sometime around early September of 2018. I had fallen into a rut and a dear friend invited me to attend a class with her. After my first class, I was hooked. I signed up and attend four to five classes each week, rain or…

Mom Draws on Personal Experience to Become Autism Activist

In 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention determined that approximately one in 59 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Early intervention can improve learning, communication and social skills, as well as underlying brain development, but there is no known “cure.”

From Combat to Conservation

As a young boy, Ernest Martin would hear his father and uncles talk about their military service, and he always knew he would one day follow in their footsteps. From his Marine father, Martin also learned that whenever he accepted a challenge, it was his sacred duty to fulfill it to the best of his ability.

Linda Kukuk: Following Her Vision

Award-winning Choctaw artist Linda Kukuk has never hesitated to step out of her comfort zone. The self-taught artist has always had a strong sense of purpose and confidence, both in her professional life and her artistic endeavors. But nothing in her previous experience prepared her for the leap of faith that she would take after receiving an email from Disney-Hyperion.

OU’s “Renegade” Architecture Faculty

“A new school, probably the only indigenous one in the United States” is how the architect Donald MacDonald described Bruce Goff and Herb Greene’s influence on the University of Oklahoma School of Architecture in the 1950s and ’60s. The famous architects transformed the ways architecture was learned, taught and practiced, creating a uniquely American architectural style now represented in an archive…

Children and Education Focus of Newest Assistance League

Most people are familiar with all the good things the Assistance League™ (founded in 1919) does for communities nationwide. Things like Operation School Bell, which provides clothing for students, some of whom have never owned an article of new clothing, while also building self-esteem, improving school attendance and raising grades. Things like establishing thrift shops in which no- or low-income…

The Road to Rich’s

Talking Competition, Family and Life with a CrossFit Legend Article Nicolette Martin | Photography Paul Versluis About 80 miles east of Nashville, among the winding roads of Putnam County, Tennessee, between a brick house and an old red barn, there’s a gravel road. It’s easy to miss in the expanse of rolling hills that, in … Continued

Huntington Fine Jewelers

Lisa and Lantz Smith of Huntington Fine Jewelers have always had a passion for supporting teachers. “I remember back when I was on the PTA when my children were in school in Norman,” Lisa recollects. “Back then, our focus was on getting air conditioning in the gym. I remember working so hard to raise money and feeling like it was…

Lawyers Unite

Beginning at 830 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, Noble McIntyre and McIntyre Law will host the Ninth Annual Day of Kindness at McIntyre Law’s offices, 8601 South Western Ave., Oklahoma City. The event will continue until they have distributed all the free turkeys.


At the beginning of a new year, many of us look for ways to remake ourselves into happier, healthier individuals. We resolve to lose or gain weight, become more physically fit, or begin a new hobby, interest or other endeavor to keep our minds sharp.

When Getting Tired and Sweaty Is a Good Thing

Cherie Pope has found her exercise niche at Orangetheory Fitness Moore. She writes: "My only regret since joining Orangetheory Fitness Moore is that I didn't join it when I first received the promotional ads. I belonged to another gym at that time and had hit a plateau. I was working out three to four days a week for several hours…