Evander Holyfield: God Made Me a Boxer

I have made millions of dollars, lost millions of dollars, experienced life’s ultimate highs and endured some pretty bad lows. I have learned from both and I suppose that’s why people relate to me.

Gail Choate: Clowning Comes from Within

We are all clowns. We are born laughing and being spontaneous. We learn to control ourselves. We learn to be serious. I love being the person who gives permission to have fun.

Eric Schwartzreich: My Narcotic of Choice – Criminal Defense

I chose the right career path. I really wanted to be an actor when I was a kid and essentially, the courtroom is my stage. If I won the Powerball I would still be a lawyer.

Carlos Pacanins: Clean Living, Clean Eating, Clean Thinking

That new life now is calmer, slower and does not include practicing law. I have come to terms with the fact that I will never be 100 percent of who I was.

Bruce Klasner: A Life-Altering 3-Credit Elective

The Holocaust is one atrocity but there are many others. Kids get in touch with their own backgrounds and hardships — their own holocausts.

Clerichena Clerjuste: Back to My Haitian Roots

Haitians believe in cleansing the body and being in balance with nature, a philosophy that comes from our African roots.

Melina Markos: Pivotal Moment

I wash my clothes in Gain laundry detergent now. They smell so good and come out of the dryer so soft. I burst with pride over this because I buy that detergent with the money I earn.

Valerie Viglione: Stepp’n Up Shoes

Rarely does anyone turn me down when I ask for a donation. I get an enormous response. I think it is because people recognize that I do this for one clear reason: it is the right thing to do.

Scott Wolfson

Scott Wolfson: My Adrenaline Rush

I recognize that it’s a big deal to be on television, whether you are a network guest or someone who wants a video to use for starting your own business.

Doctor Pickle

Doctor Pickle: Pickles with a Purpose

I make the best pickles you have ever tasted. It is hard to believe that those green things in a jar and what I make are both called pickles.

Rick Leitner

Rick Leitner: Artist with a Chainsaw

Making tikis is a whole Zen thing for me, a time of quiet creating. I get totally engrossed in the carving, the shaping and nuances of the facial expressions.

Mike Verdugo

Mike Verdugo: Undercover Cop to Fitness Guru

Seeing the amazing progress of my Tekkies is my reward. Looking good is only part of it. I see people lose weight. I see people start to dress differently because they feel good about themselves.

Emily Lee

Emily Lee: At Peace, Always

Bad things are going to happen in our lives and meditation will not change that. What it will change is the way you deal with adversity because meditation teaches you how to live a better daily life.

Jeff Shaffner

Jeff Shaffner: Altered Flight Pattern

Kids come out of their wheelchairs to be co-pilots. What is incredible to me is seeing how this helps these kids eliminate the belief that they are limited. After all, if you can fly a plane, you can do anything.

Karen-Eileen Gordon

Karen-Eileen Gordon: Goddess of Acting

It’s a ginormous thrill as an actor, to get paid for walking in other goddess’ pumps. It’s the way I remind myself and the audiences how connected we truly are.

Stefanie Holtzheuser

Stefanie Holtzheuser: A Perfect Fit

It doesn’t make sense. Broward has 23 miles of beaches, and zillions of swimming pools. Yet, we buy swim suits at chain stores as if we lived in Oklahoma.

Chris Nealon

Chris Nealon: Chefs Never Go Hungry

In 1989 I came back to my roots and became the head chef at Aruba Beach Cafe. People from all over the world come here; some in suits some in shorts.

Shirley Huskey

Shirley Huskey: Sensual and Luxurious Clothes

The ChichiLuna brand evolved from combining my “fashion passion” with my love of art and nature. Creating is living in a world of infinite possibilities.

Dave Frankel

Dave Frankel: My Chance to Serve

The military teaches how to live in combat but not how to readjust to civilian life. Yoga was a missing link. I wanted to offer free yoga classes to anyone in the military.

Roger Dehart

Roger Dehart: From the Courthouse to the Capitol

I am the father of two young teenagers. Sex trafficking is not an easy topic to discuss with them, but I have to because they are not getting the information from anywhere else.